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X-ray images show tools Khashoggi killers brought to Istanbul, Turkish paper claims

X-ray images show tools Khashoggi killers brought to Istanbul, Turkish paper claimsThe 15-strong Saudi kill team responsible for the murder of columnist Jamal Khashoggi carried luggage containing scissors, syringes and a stun gun, a pro-government Turkish paper has claimed. Sabah, a daily newspaper headquartered in Istanbul, published images on Tuesday purported to be airport X-ray scans of the team's bags as they left Istanbul for Riyadh on October 2, the day of Mr Khashoggi’s murder.  A number of tools and pieces of equipment can be seen, including walkie-talkies, a signal jammer and a pair of scissors.  The bags were loaded onto two private jets but police were not able to open them due to diplomatic immunity, according to the report. The paper, which is close to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), is one of a number of outlets that has published a steady stream of leaks providing lurid details of Khashoggi’s death, a tactic seemingly designed to keep pressure on Riyadh and its allies. How the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi unfolded Mr Khashoggi, a regular contributor to the Washington Post, was killed in the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate while attempting to secure paperwork that would allow him to remarry.  According to Istanbul’s chief prosecutor, he was strangled and his body dismembered soon after entering the building.  Saudi officials initially denied all involvement but in the face of mounting international outrage admitted that the columnist had been killed as part of a “rogue” operation. The X-ray images were published as the New York Times reported that in an audio recording of the killing, one of the team responsible can be heard instructing a superior to "tell your boss" after the murder takes place, a suspected reference to Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi crown prince.  Khashoggi was once close to the royal family but went into self-imposed exile last year and had since been critical of the Crown Prince in his writing. Mr Erdogan described the tape as a “calamity” this week and said it shocked even a Saudi intelligence officer who listened to it, according to local media. The Turkish president added that orders for the killing came from the highest levels of the kingdom.



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Turkey obtains recordings of Saudi journalist's purported killing: paper

Turkey obtains recordings of Saudi journalist's purported killing: paperThe report in the pro-government Sabah daily, which could not immediately be verified, emerged after a delegation from Saudi Arabia arrived in Turkey for a joint investigation into his disappearance. “The moments when Khashoggi was interrogated, tortured and murdered were recorded in the Apple Watch’s memory,” the paper said, adding that the watch had synched with his iPhone, which his fiancée was carrying outside the consulate. Two senior Turkish officials previously told Reuters that Khashoggi had been wearing a black Apple watch when he entered the consulate and that it was connected to a mobile phone he left outside.



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UK no-deal Brexit paper warns of complications for power imports

UK no-deal Brexit paper warns of complications for power importsCompanies operating electricity interconnectors, which include Britain’s National Grid and French grid operator RTE, should “carry out contingency planning for a ‘no deal’ scenario”, a government paper said. In the event of no deal on Britain’s EU exit, European energy law will no longer apply to the UK electricity market. The paper said the government and energy regulator Ofgem were working with interconnector operators “to ensure new access rules are approved in Great Britain and are providing support to interconnectors engaging with EU Member State authorities”.



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Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi journalist 'recorded his own torture and murder on Apple Watch', Turkish paper claims

Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi journalist 'recorded his own torture and murder on Apple Watch', Turkish paper claimsA missing Saudi journalist may have recorded the moments he was allegedly tortured and killed on his Apple Watch, a Turkish newspaper reported. Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi government, went missing more than a week ago after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. Turkish officials have said they believe the 59-year-old was murdered there by a 15-member Saudi “assassination squad”.



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Russian paper: Villagers ID Russian suspect in UK poisoning

Russian paper: Villagers ID Russian suspect in UK poisoningResidents in a small Russian village have identified one of the two suspects in the nerve agent poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain.



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In Idlib, worried father turns paper cups into gas masks

In Idlib, worried father turns paper cups into gas masksFearing the worst in the looming battle for Syria’s last rebel stronghold, one desperate father is doing everything to protect his kids — fashioning gas masks from paper party cups and plastic bags. Hudhayfa al-Shahhad, who lives in the northwestern province of Idlib, is determined he and his family will be ready as best as possible for any chemical weapons attack, and has even dug a cave under his home to sit out any bombings. “I learnt how to make them on YouTube,” says the 27-year-old policeman demonstrating the rudimentary homemade masks, which he hopes may spare his three young children from the potentially deadly effects of any gas attack.



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Japan PM Abe says relations with China back on 'normal track': paper

Japan PM Abe says relations with China back on 'normal track': paperJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed confidence in improving ties with China and said the countries’ relationship had returned to a “normal track”, in a newspaper interview published on Sunday. Abe, who is expected to visit China at the end of October, was also quoted as saying he hoped to invite President Xi Jinping to Japan in the future. “Premier Li Keqiang visited Japan in May and the Japan-China relationship has completely returned to a normal track,” Abe told the Sankei newspaper.



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Religion must obey Chinese law, paper says of mosque protest

Religion must obey Chinese law, paper says of mosque protestWEIZHOU, China (AP) — A newspaper of the ruling Communist Party said Saturday that no religion is above the law in China, urging officials to stay firm while dealing with a rare protest over the planned demolition of a massive mosque in the northwest.



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'Not Just A Paper Pusher': Former White House Staff Secretaries Weigh In On Kavanaugh Fight

'Not Just A Paper Pusher': Former White House Staff Secretaries Weigh In On Kavanaugh FightWASHINGTON ― Republicans say the Senate does not need to see documents related



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The Latest: Hundreds attend vigil for slain paper staffers

The Latest: Hundreds attend vigil for slain paper staffersANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the shootings targeting Maryland's Capital Gazette newspaper (all times local):



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