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Hatice Cengiz spoke to Turkish broadcaster in an interview broadcast on Friday. Ozan Köse-AFP-Getty Images

Jamal Khashoggi: No normal person could imagine such ‘horrific’ crime – fiancee

Fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Hatice Cengiz, calls for the perpetrators of the murder to be identified and put on trial

French premier calls for ‘national unity’ after Paris violence

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe says it’s time for dialogue "to knit our national unity back together," after Paris violence
French President Emmanuel Macron said violent protesters would be 'brought to justice' [Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt-AFP]

Emmanuel Macron visits Arc de Triomphe after worst Paris riots in a decade

French President Emmanuel Macron has visited the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, a day after the famous landmark was defaced during riots, as the government considers imposing a state of emergency.
Repeated Boko Haram attacks on Nigerian soldiers have threatened Buhari's re-election bid [Audu Marte-AFP]

Muhammadu Buhari rattled by Boko Haram attacks as polls loom

As Nigeria prepares for general elections in February, a series of attacks by Boko Haram has focused attention on the security situation in the country.
A WHO official talks to local women in DR Congo as part of the effort to fight Ebola [Reuters]

WHO: DR Congo Ebola outbreak second largest in history

The Democratic Republic of Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak is now the second largest in history, behind the devastating West Africa outbreak that killed thousands a few years ago, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addresses lawmakers after voting on a law to establish an anti-corruption court during a parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine June 7, 2018. REUTERS-Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukraine’s first-ever martial law comes into effect

Thirty days of martial law has taken effect in 10 of Ukraine's 27 regions on Wednesday with President Petro Poroshenko saying it aims to prevent an all-out Russian invasion.
A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on November 19, 2018, shows Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attending a speech given by his father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz while addressing the Shura council, a top advisory body, in the capital Riyadh. (Photo by Bandar AL-JALOUD / Saudi Royal Palace / AFP) /

Argentina pressed to probe Saudi prince over Yemen, Khashoggi

Argentina has been asked to investigate Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for possible war crimes in Yemen and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
A woman breathes through an oxygen mask after what Syrian state media said was a suspected gas attack in Aleppo [Sana-Reuters]

Syrian opposition denies launching poison gas attack on Aleppo

A leader in the National Liberation Front (NLF), an umbrella organisation of Turkey-backed rebels that includes the Free Syrian Army, has dismissed accusations they used poisonous gas to attack government-held Aleppo city.
In this 2017 photo, houses are seen submerged in flood waters caused by Tropical Storm Harvey in Texas [Adrees Latif-Reuters]

Report: Climate change could cost US billions, worsen disasters

Climate change will cost the United States' economy hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century, a new US government report has warned.
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen waited to cast her ballot on Saturday [Chang Haoan-AP Photo]

Taiwan votes in test for pro-independence ruling party

Taiwan headed to the polls on Saturday in local elections that are a key test of support for the island's pro-independence ruling party ahead of presidential polls in just over a year.
Two police officers have been reported killed following an attack at China's consulate in Pakistan's southern coastal city of Karachi, according to reports.

Gunmen storm China’s consulate in Pakistan’s Karachi

Two police officers have been reported killed following an attack at China's consulate in Pakistan's southern coastal city of Karachi, according to reports.
US President Donald Trump, shown gesturing while visiting California firefighters, seemed shocked by the intensity of what he witnessed (AFP Photo-SAUL LOEB)

Donald Trump under pressure to release Jamal Khashoggi murder report

The United States President, Donald Trump, is facing increasing pressure to take tougher measures against Saudi Arabia before the expected release of an official report into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Xi Jinping walks past a guard of honour on his arrival in Manila, the first state visit by a Chinese president to the Philippines in 13 years [Erik De Castro-Reuters]

China’s Xi Jinping arrives in Philippines with focus on infrastructure pledges

Xi Jinping arrived in the Philippines on Tuesday for the first state visit by a Chinese president in 13 years, with the administration of Rodrigo Duterte under pressure to show there is value in its "pivot" to China.
Donald Trump tours a neighbourhood destroyed by the wildfires in Paradise, California [Evan Vucci-AP]

North California fire: Death toll at 76, more than 1,000 missing

The death toll from wildfires in Northern California has risen to 76, with thousands left homeless from the deadliest blaze to hit the US state in a century.
Martin Fayulu has been chosen as the opposition coalition candidate for coming elections [Al Jazeera]

DRC opposition picks Martin Fayulu as presidential candidate

Top opposition leaders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have picked legislator Martin Fayulu as their joint candidate for presidential elections due next month.
Jamal Khashoggi

Jamal Khashoggi’s last words: ‘I’m suffocating’ – Turkish reporter

The head of investigations at the Turkish Daily Sabah newspaper has told Al Jazeera that Jamal Khashoggi's last words were "I'm suffocating ... Take this bag off my head, I'm claustrophobic", according to an audio recording from inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

IPI urges Egypt to explain journalists’ detentions

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for media freedom, has written to Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, requesting him to provide details about the current situation of jailed journalists Mahmoud Abu Zeid and Ismail Alexandrani and to ensure their release.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said the order for journalist Jamal Khashoggi's killing came from the highest levels of the Saudi government but said he does not believe King Salman ordered the hit.

Turkish police ‘end search’ for Jamal Khashoggi’s body

Turkish police are ending the search for Jamal Khashoggi's body, but the criminal investigation into the Saudi journalist's murder will continue, Al Jazeera reports.

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