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Journalist Sues Twitter for Banning Her over ‘Women Aren’t Men’ Tweets

Journalist Sues Twitter for Banning Her over ‘Women Aren’t Men’ TweetsAfter a number of temporary suspensions, Twitter in November permanently locked the verified account of Murphy, a Canadian writer and self-described feminist, informing her that she had violated the platform’s hateful-conduct rules. In late October, Twitter added “targeted misgendering or deadnaming of transgender individuals” to its list of prohibited behavior and applied the policy retroactively to Murphy’s earlier tweets. “Women aren’t men,” read an October tweet from Murphy.



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El Chapo's sons killed Mexican journalist Javier Valdez, witness tells trial

El Chapo's sons killed Mexican journalist Javier Valdez, witness tells trialThe sons of former drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman killed Mexican journalist Javier Valdez because he insisted on publishing an interview with a drug trafficker, who told of the murder in court Wednesday. Valdez was an AFP stringer and co-founder of the weekly Riodoce de Sinaloa.



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Saudi journalist murder in Turkey: three months of drama

Saudi journalist murder in Turkey: three months of dramaHere is a summary of events since Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed and allegedly dismembered in the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate three months ago. The Washington Post contributor is recorded on camera entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. On October 4 Saudi Arabia says it is investigating while US officials say they are also looking into the case.



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The Latest: Italian journalist among the dead in Strasbourg

The Latest: Italian journalist among the dead in StrasbourgSTRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on France attack aftermath and death of suspect (all times local):



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Republican senators split with Trump over murdered Saudi journalist

Republican senators split with Trump over murdered Saudi journalistTrump vowed last week to remain a “steadfast partner” of Saudi Arabia and said it was not clear whether Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman knew about the plan to kill Khashoggi last month at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The president cast doubt on the CIA assessment that Crown Prince Mohammed ordered Khashoggi’s killing, telling reporters that the agency had not formed a definitive conclusion. It’s inconsistent with the intelligence I’ve seen,” which implicates the crown prince, Republican Senator Mike Lee said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He cited the Khashoggi killing as another reason why he has pushed against helping Saudi Arabia’s war effort in Yemen.



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U.S. sanctions 17 Saudis over killing of journalist Khashoggi

U.S. sanctions 17 Saudis over killing of journalist KhashoggiAmong those sanctioned were Saud al-Qahtani, who has been removed from his position as a top aide to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as well as the Saudi Consul General Mohammed Alotaibi and members of a 15-person team Turkey has identified as being involved in Khashoggi’s death. The announcement was unusual for Washington, which rarely imposes sanctions on Saudi nationals. It also allows President Donald Trump’s administration to stop short of any action that might affect lucrative U.S. arms deals with Saudi Arabia that he has vowed to preserve.



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CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince ordered murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi

CIA concludes Saudi Crown Prince ordered murder of journalist Jamal KhashoggiThe CIA has concluded Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to US media. Khashoggi, who was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last month, was reportedly given assurances that it was safe for him to attend the consulate in a phone call with the Saudi ambassador to the US, Khalid bin Salman, who is the brother of the Crown Prince. The Washington Post reported on Friday night that the US intelligence agency intercepted a call from the Crown Prince to his brother Khalid in which he instructed him to telephone Khashoggi. It is not clear if Khalid bin Salman knew that Khashoggi would be killed, but it is the clearest evidence yet that the order to murder the journalist came from the very highest levels of the Saudi government.  Saudi Arabia has repeatedly denied that the Crown Prince had any involvement in the death of Khashoggi, who had been a fierce critic of Mohammed bin Salman.  Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Credit:  REUTERS The revelation will put further pressure on President Donald Trump to publicly rebuke Saudi Arabia's leaders over the diplomatic crisis. The White House has so far been reluctant to damage their relationship with a key ally and trading partner in the Middle East, with Mr Trump repeating Saudi claims that the murder was the result of rogue agents. The Crown Prince, who is expected to become the next Saudi king, had been seen as a moderniser by Western allies. However international outcry over the murder of Mr Khashoggi has brought his involvement in the affair under heavy scrutiny.  Saudi Arabia has offered shifting explanations or the incident, most recently claiming that rogue operatives injected Khashoggi with a lethal drug overdose. The kingdom has announced charges against 11 people it says were involved and vowed to seek the death penalty against five. Some of the hit team have been identified as key aides to the Crown Prince and other senior Saudi officials. The CIA reportedly obtained the intelligence that Khashoggi's life may have been in danger before his murder but it was not discovered until after his disappearance, intelligence sources told the Washington Post.  Khashoggi was not considered "a person of interest" before his disappearance, and was regarded as protected from American intelligence gathering in part because of his status as a US resident, according to the sources. It was only after his death that US intelligence agencies began searching their archives and uncovered material suggesting the Saudi royal family had been attempting to lure the dissident back to the country. Khalid bin Salman issued a vehement public denial of the reports, insisting that his last communication with the journalist was by text message in 2017.  As we told the Washington Post the last contact I had with Mr. Khashoggi was via text on Oct 26 2017. I never talked to him by phone and certainly never suggested he go to Turkey for any reason. I ask the US government to release any information regarding this claim.— Khalid bin Salman خالد بن سلمان (@kbsalsaud) November 16, 2018 "I never talked to him by phone and certainly never suggested he go to Turkey for any reason. "I ask the US government to release any information regarding this claim," he added.



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U.S. sanctions 17 Saudis over killing of journalist Khashoggi

U.S. sanctions 17 Saudis over killing of journalist KhashoggiThe U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions on 17 Saudi officials on Thursday for their role in the killing last month of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, the first concrete response by the Trump administration to the journalist’s death. Among those sanctioned were Saud al-Qahtani, who has been removed from his position as a top aide to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as well as the Saudi Consul General Mohammed Alotaibi and members of a 15-person team Turkey has identified as being involved in Khashoggi’s death.



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Japan: Man believed to be missing journalist in Syria freed

Japan: Man believed to be missing journalist in Syria freedTOKYO (AP) — A man believed to be a Japanese freelance journalist who disappeared three years ago in Syria has been released and is now in Turkey, a Japanese official said.



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