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The Post published the column Wednesday, more than two weeks after Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and only hours after a gruesome account in Turkey's Yeni Safak newspaper alleged that Saudi officials cut off Khashoggi's fingers and then decapitated him inside the consulate while his fiancee waited outside
Sergei Aksyonov, the regional leader in Crimea, said that the student killed himself after the attack. He didn't name the man, saying only he was a local resident and was acting alone. Aksyonov's statement follows Russian officials' report that an explosive device ripped through the college in Kerch in eastern Crimea in a suspected terrorist attack.
Saudi Arabia has agreed to waive 2,000-riyal tax imposed on Pakistanis performing Umrah every year on the request of Prime Minister Imran Khan, a media report said Wednesday. The Senate Standing Committee on Religious Affairs was informed on Tuesday that Prime Minister Khan had requested Saudi Crown to abolish the tax imposed
In a statement, Pompeo said he "had direct and candid conversations" with the king and the crown prince, as well as Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. Trump tweeted that the Saudi Crown Prince "told me that he has already started, and will rapidly expand, a full and complete investigation into this matter. Answers will be forthcoming shortly."
The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has opened the possibility of extending the one-year transition period in an effort to unblock talks stalled on the thorny issue of the Irish border. The offer was revealed on the day British PM Theresa May is to meet her 27 EU counterparts in Brussels to discuss the talks that are at an impasse.
Dennis Hof, America's most famous pimp and a Donald Trump-style Republican who won a GOP primary for a seat in the state Legislature this year, was found dead in one of his Nevada brothels at the end of his 72nd birthday celebrations. His body was found Tuesday morning. His last nights at celebrations drew notables from politics and the sex industry.
Canada became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland. Canada has had legal medical marijuana since 2001 and PM Justin Trudeau's govt has spent two years working toward expanding that to include recreational marijuana. The goal is to better reflect society's changing opinion about marijuana and bring black market operators into a regulated system. Uruguay was first was the first country to legalize marijuana.
Anna Burns is the first writer from Northern Ireland to win the 50,000-pound ($66,000) prize, which is open to English-language authors from around the world. The 56-year-old Belfast-born novelist said she was "stunned'' to have won. Burns said her books took a long time to complete, and she has often struggled financially since her first novel, "No Bones,'' was released in 2001.