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Suicide attack kills 15 people in Afghan capital on election day

Reuters News - October 20, 2018 - 9:42am
A suicide bomber blew himself up in the Afghan capital on Saturday, killing at least 15 people as voting concluded in parliamentary elections that were overshadowed by the threat of attacks and serious organizational problems.
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Amnesty urges U.N. investigation, independent autopsy in Khashoggi death

Reuters News - October 20, 2018 - 8:43am
Amnesty International said on Saturday that Saudi Arabia's explanation of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul appeared to be a whitewash of "an appalling assassination".
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Investigators likely to discover what happened to Khashoggi body 'before long' -Turkish official

Reuters News - October 20, 2018 - 7:54am
Turkish investigators are likely to find out what happened to the body of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi "before long", a senior Turkish official said on Saturday.
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Bahrain praises Saudi king's decisions: Al Arabiya TV

Reuters News - October 20, 2018 - 7:22am
Bahrain, in an apparent reference to the case of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, on Saturday praised decisions made by the Saudi king to establish justice, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV reported.
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Turkey will not have anything covered up in Khashoggi case, AK Party spokesman says

Reuters News - October 20, 2018 - 7:02am
Turkey does not want anything covered up in the case of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi, nor will it blame anyone in advance, the ruling AK Party's spokesman said on Saturday.
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Egypt commends 'decisive' and 'brave' actions by Saudi King over Khashoggi case

Reuters News - October 20, 2018 - 6:44am
Egypt on Saturday praised what it called the "decisive" and "brave" actions taken by Saudi King Salman in the investigation into the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Dutch PM Rutte calls for further investigation into Khashoggi's death

Reuters News - October 20, 2018 - 6:05am
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Saturday that further investigations are needed after Saudi Arabia's acknowledgment that journalist Jamal Khashoggi had died inside its Istanbul consulate.
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UAE voices support for Saudi king statement on journalist's death: WAM

Reuters News - October 20, 2018 - 5:50am
The United Arab Emirates on Saturday backed Saudi Arabia's statement about the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the official news agency WAM said.
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Saudi senior scholars praise king's decisions on Khashoggi death

Reuters News - October 20, 2018 - 5:30am
Saudi Arabia's highest religious body, the Council of Senior Scholars, on Saturday said the king's decisions on the death of Jamal Khashoggi "achieve justice and equality in accordance with Islamic law", according to a statement on state news agency SPA.
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Trump a reluctant critic of Saudi Arabia despite pressure to act

Reuters News - October 20, 2018 - 5:18am
Six days after Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared, U.S. President Donald Trump tried to play down the crisis, saying "hopefully that will sort itself out".
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Australia withdraws from Saudi investment summit over Khashoggi death

Reuters News - October 20, 2018 - 5:12am
Australia has pulled out of an investment summit in Saudi Arabia in protest at the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Australian government minister said on Saturday.
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Afghanistan extends election to Sunday due to chaos at polling stations

Reuters News - October 20, 2018 - 4:28am
Voting in Afghanistan's parliamentary election will be extended to Sunday in some constituencies after technical and organizational problems stopped voters casting their ballot in some polling centers on Saturday, government officials said.
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Thousands rally in Taiwan, call for referendum on independence from China

Reuters News - October 20, 2018 - 4:18am
Several thousand pro-independence demonstrators rallied in Taiwan's capital on Saturday to protest against Beijing's "bullying" and called for a referendum on whether the self-ruled island should formally declare independence from China.
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U.S., China, others tentatively agree to multilateral air encounter code

Reuters News - October 20, 2018 - 4:07am
Several countries including the United States and China agreed "in principle" on Saturday to multilateral guidelines to manage unexpected encounters between their military aircraft, joining 10 Southeast Asian nations already in the pact.
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BepiColombo spacecraft starts seven-year journey to Mercury

Reuters News - October 20, 2018 - 2:22am
A European-Japanese spacecraft set off on a treacherous seven-year journey to Mercury to probe the solar system's smallest and least-explored planet.
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Migrants camp on bridge between Guatemala and Mexico as U.S. pressure mounts

Reuters News - October 20, 2018 - 2:16am
Hundreds of Central American migrants bedded down overnight on a bridge separating Guatemala and Mexico, many squeezed against a metal border gate, as efforts to halt a trek north by a caravan of thousands of people gathered pace under U.S. pressure.
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Afghans vote amid chaos, corruption and Taliban threats

Reuters News - October 20, 2018 - 1:49am
Afghans began voting on Saturday in parliamentary elections overshadowed by chaotic organization, allegations of corruption and violence that has forced a postponement of the vote in the strategic southern province of Kandahar.
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Exclusive: U.S. weighs new warship passage through Taiwan Strait

Reuters News - October 20, 2018 - 12:53am
The United States is considering a new operation to send warships through the Taiwan Strait, U.S. officials tell Reuters, a mission aimed at ensuring free passage through the strategic waterway but which risks heightening tensions with China.
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With market on edge, investors look to tech trio

Reuters News - October 20, 2018 - 12:35am
The pressure is on for Amazon, Alphabet and Microsoft as they prepare to report quarterly results at a time when confidence in those market leaders looks increasingly fragile and in danger of derailing Wall Street's rally.
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Alaska's independent governor ends re-election bid, endorses Democrat

Reuters News - October 19, 2018 - 11:42pm
Alaska Governor Bill Walker, a political independent, halted his re-election campaign on Friday and endorsed his Democratic challenger, ending a three-way contest in which neither had appeared capable of defeating the Republican front-runner.
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