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New York Man Arrested For Threatening To Kill Senators Over Kavanaugh Confirmation

New York Man Arrested For Threatening To Kill Senators Over Kavanaugh ConfirmationLong Island resident Ronald DeRisi, 74, was arrested Friday and charged with



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Saudi Arabia calls allegations of orders to kill Jamal Khashoggi 'baseless lies'

Saudi Arabia calls allegations of orders to kill Jamal Khashoggi 'baseless lies'Saudi Arabia dismissed on Saturday accusations that Jamal Khashoggi was ordered murdered by a hit squad inside its Istanbul consulate as "lies and baseless allegations", as Riyadh and Ankara spa over the missing journalist's fate. As the controversy intensified, the Washington Post reported Turkish officials had recordings made from inside the building that allegedly proved their claims Khashoggi was tortured and killed at the consulate. A Saudi delegation arrived in Turkey for talks, officials said on Friday, with the case risking fragile relations between the two. In the first Saudi ministerial reaction to the accusations about Khashoggi's killing, Interior Minister Prince Abdel Aziz bin Saud bin Nayef said that "what has been circulating about orders to kill him are lies and baseless allegations". The Kingdom "is committed to its principles, rules and traditions and is in compliance with international laws and conventions", he added according to the official Saudi Press Agency. The case risks damaging the image of the kingdom and its ties to the West as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman promotes a reform drive at home. A security guard walks into the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey Credit:  Lefteris Pitarakis/AP On Friday night, former foreign secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind called for Britain to impose sanctions against Saudi Arabia following the disappearance. Sir Malcolm said the UK Government should work with its allies to punish Riyadh. If other countries refuse to take part, Britain should consider taking unilateral action, he added. He told BBC's Newsnight: "If the current Crown Prince remains in power for the indefinite future, then in the first instance the United Kingdom must work with the United States, France and other countries to see if there can be a combined response, a punishment of some kind, of sanctions of some kind. "If the United States was not willing to take part then the United Kingdom has to consider action that it will take in its own name."   Big names from media and business have already cancelled appearances at a major conference in Riyadh this month. Saudi journalist and Washington Post contributor Khashoggi vanished on October 2 after entering the consulate to obtain documents for his upcoming marriage. Turkish government sources say police believe he was killed but Riyadh denies that. The Saudi delegation, whose composition was not immediately clear, is expected to meet with Turkish officials in Ankara at the weekend, state media said on Friday. It is likely that they will take part in a joint working group on the case, whose creation was announced Thursday by Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin following a request by Saudi Arabia. A Saudi official source quoted by SPA news agency said it was "a positive move" Turkey had agreed to the creation of what it described as a "joint action team" over Khashoggi's disappearance. Demonstration for missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Washington Credit: Getty The Turkish leadership has so far stopped short of accusing Saudi Arabia, although pro-government media have published sensational claims, including that an "assassination team" was sent to Istanbul to kill Khashoggi. In a rare public comment on the case by a Saudi official, Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Britain, Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf al Saud, told the BBC that Riyadh was "concerned" about its citizen. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has challenged Saudi Arabia to provide CCTV images to back up its account that Khashoggi left the consulate safely. Khashoggi, a Saudi national living in the US since September 2017 fearing arrest, criticised some policies of Mohammed bin Salman and Riyadh's intervention in the war in Yemen. The Washington Post reported the Turkish government has told US officials it has audio and video recordings which show how Khashoggi was "interrogated, tortured and then murdered" inside the consulate before his body was dismembered. Turkish officials refused to comment on the veracity of the report. Ankara and Riyadh have been on opposing sides in the region on key issues, including the ousting of the Islamist Egyptian government and last year's Saudi-led blockade on Turkey's regional ally Qatar. Yet as key Sunni Muslim powers they have maintained cordial relations. But despite Riyadh's agreement on Tuesday to let Turkish authorities search the Saudi mission, the probe has not yet taken place. The two sides have been in intense contacts to resolve the issue, local media reported. Pro-government Turkish newspaper Sabah said the search of the consulate had not yet happened because Saudi officials would only allow a superficial "visual" probe. The Turkish side did not accept the offer and Sabah said officials wanted to search the building with luminol, a chemical that allows forensic teams to discover blood traces. Officers were looking into sound recordings sent from a smart watch that Khashoggi was wearing when he was inside the consulate to a mobile phone which he gave to his Turkish fiancee waiting outside, Hatice Cengiz. Milliyet daily reported that "arguments and shouting" could be heard on the recordings, but Sozcu newspaper said only "some conversations" could be heard. Bloomberg, the Financial Times, The Economist and The New York Times withdrew as media sponsors from the second Future Investment Initiative to be held between October 23-25 in Riyadh dubbed "Davos in the Desert" after the World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort. The CEO of ride-hailing app Uber, Dara Khosrowshahi, said that he will no longer be attending the event unless "a substantially different set of facts emerges". British entrepreneur Richard Branson said he would suspend two directorshipslinked to tourism projects in Saudi Arabia over concerns about the missing journalist. Amnesty International demanded the Saudi authorities reveal what happened to Khashoggi as it said Riyadh was "responsible at a minimum for enforced disappearance".



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Photos Emerge of an Alleged 'Assassination Squad' Sent to Kill Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi

Photos Emerge of an Alleged 'Assassination Squad' Sent to Kill Saudi Journalist Jamal KhashoggiThe release of the photographs raises pressure on Saudi Arabia a week after Khashoggi disappeared



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Palestinians say Israeli troops kill three, including a child, at Gaza protest

Palestinians say Israeli troops kill three, including a child, at Gaza protestIsraeli forces killed three Palestinians including a child at a border protest in Gaza on Friday, Palestinian officials said. The Israeli army said it was defending against members of the crowd who were throwing grenades and explosives at its soldiers. Thousands of Palestinians had gathered for a weekly protest along Israel’s border fence with the Gaza Strip, which is controlled by the Islamist group Hamas.



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Deadly earthquake and tsunami kill hundreds in Sulawesi, Indonesia

Deadly earthquake and tsunami kill hundreds in Sulawesi, IndonesiaAt least 384 people were killed, many swept away as giant waves crashed onto beaches, when a major earthquake and tsunami hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, authorities said on Saturday.



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Woman says ex pressed for baby, didn't know her plan to kill

Woman says ex pressed for baby, didn't know her plan to killFARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota woman convicted of killing her pregnant neighbor by cutting the baby from her womb testified Tuesday that her boyfriend had pressured her to "produce a baby" after figuring out she had lied about being pregnant.



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Gunmen kill 24 Iranian revolutionary guard in an attack on military parade

Gunmen kill 24 Iranian revolutionary guard in an attack on military paradeGunmen opened fire on a military parade in Iran on Saturday, killing 24 people including elite Revolutionary Guard troops, in one of the deadliest attacks in the country in recent years. Four assailants targeted a stand where Iranian officials had gathered to watch an annual event in the southwestern city of Ahvaz marking the start of the Islamic Republic's 1980-88 war with Iraq. There were reports they were dressed in Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) uniforms. A pan-Arab, anti-government group called the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahvaz appeared to take responsibility for the attack, which wounded more than 50 people. Among the dead were eight IRGC servicemen, as well as women and children. Islamic State also later claimed it, but Iranian authorities deemed it not to be credible. At least 24 troops were killed on September 22 in an attack on a military parade in the southwestern province of Khuzestan Credit: AFP Ahvaz is in the centre of Khuzestan province, where there have been sporadic protests by the Sunni Arab minority in predominantly Shia Iran. Such attacks are relatively rare in Iran. However, tensions between mainly Shia Iran and mostly Sunni Saudi Arabia have surged in recent years, with the two countries supporting opposite sides in wars in Syria and Yemen and rival political parties in Iraq and Lebanon. A photojournalist takes a photo as she hits the ground after an armed attack targeting a military march Credit: Getty The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) play a major role in Iran's regional interests in Iraq, Syria and Yemen. Mohammed Javad Zarif, Iran’s Foreign Minister, said the assault was the handiwork of "regional terror sponsors". “Terrorists recruited, trained, armed and paid by a foreign regime have attacked Ahvaz,” he tweeted. “Children and journos among casualties. Iran holds regional terror sponsors and their US masters accountable for such attacks.” Iranian soldier carrying an injured comrade at the scene of an attack on a military parade in the southwestern city of Ahvaz Credit: AFP The brazen attack appeared to be a direct attack on the Revolutionary Guards – the most powerful and heavily armed military force in the Islamic Republic. The IRGC have been the sword and shield of Shia clerical rule since Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution. The Guards also play a major role in Iran's regional interests in countries such as Iraq, Syria and Yemen. Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif, a spokesman for the guards, said that the attack was launched to “overshadow the greatness of the armed forces parades [across the country]”.  Injured soldiers lying on the ground Credit: AFP It also came as Tehran faces growing US pressure. President Donald Trump decided in May to pull the US out of the 2015 international nuclear deal with Tehran and reimpose sanctions in a bid to isolate the Iran. Washington has said it is ready to open talks on a new agreement to replace the accord, but Tehran has said repeatedly it cannot negotiate under the pressure of the sanctions. A Revolutionary Guard member carries a wounded boy after a shooting during a military parade Credit: AP Mr Trump and his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, will both be in New York next week for the United Nations General Assembly. But Iran has repeatedly ruled out any meeting, which the US president has said he will chair.



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Iran vows 'crushing response' after gunmen kill 29 at army parade

Iran vows 'crushing response' after gunmen kill 29 at army paradeIranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed a “crushing” response after assailants sprayed a crowd with gunfire, shooting dead at least 29 people including women and children Saturday at a military parade near the Iraqi border. The Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the rare assault in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, while Iranian officials blamed “a foreign regime” backed by the United States. A local journalist who witnessed the attack said shots rang out for 10 to 15 minutes and that at least one of the assailants, armed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle, wore the uniform of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.



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Gunmen wearing mariachi garb kill 5, wound 8 in Mexico City

Gunmen wearing mariachi garb kill 5, wound 8 in Mexico CityMexicans heading into the weekend’s Independence Day celebrations were jolted by the brazen shooting,



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'Mariachi musician gunmen' kill four in Mexico City shooting

'Mariachi musician gunmen' kill four in Mexico City shootingFour people have been killed and nine injured after a shooting in a square in central Mexico City popular with tourists. Mexicans heading into Independence Day celebrations were shocked by the shooting at the capital’s iconic Garibaldi Plaza where mariachi musicians serenade holidaymakers. The Mexico City prosecutors’ office said at least one foreigner was among those wounded in Friday night’s attack, which local media said was staged by gunmen dressed as mariachi musicians.



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