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Caravan migrants, defying Trump warnings, smash through border fence en route to Mexican territory

Today 14:31 GMT

Central Americans traveling together in a mass caravan smashed through a Guatemalan border fence on Friday and fled toward Mexican territory, directly defying President Trump’s threats and Mexican authorities' call for an organized migration.

The 4,000-person strong-migrant caravan pushing north toward the United States initially stalled Friday morning at Guatemala's border with Mexico, where members debated the next step.

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To boost the economy, let’s first change how we measure the economy

Today 14:31 GMT

It was never a great measure of national well-being in the first place, and now it’s falling down as a measure of economic strength.

Gross domestic product, the total value of a country’s goods and services, was a barely adequate tool for measuring the U.S. economy of the 20th century. GDP has now become obsolete and needs to be upgraded for the needs of our time.

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Khashoggi's fate is proof the US-Saudi relationship is over

Today 14:31 GMT

The relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia was broken long before the apparent murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

The US-Saudi relationship as we know it is over, and Khashoggi’s apparent murder is helping wake everyone up to a relationship that soured long ago. It’s time to finally ground any engagement with Saudi Arabia solely on genuine US interests in regional peace and human rights.

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Source: BBC

Turkey 'to reveal all' on Khashoggi death

Today 12:41 GMT

Turkey has vowed to reveal all details about the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after Saudi Arabia admitted for the first time he had been killed in its consulate in Istanbul.

Mr Khashoggi's fiancée, Hatice Cengiz, questioned in a tweet what had happened to his body, saying: "The heart grieves, the eye tears, and with your separation we are saddened, my dear Jamal."

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Source: The Guradian

Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi is dead but claims he was killed in 'fight'

Today 14:31 GMT

Saudi Arabia has admitted journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared after visiting the country’s consulate in Istanbul on 2 October, is dead.

The claim that Khashoggi, a 59-year-old writer and critic of the Saudi royals, died in a fight with Saudi officials who greeted him at the Istanbul consulate, is likely to invite derision. Leaks from the Turkish authorities and independent reporting has shown that the kingdom’s most senior forensics expert was among a 15-man team sent from Riyadh on 2 October ahead of Khashoggi’s scheduled visit to the consulate.

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Source: Global News

Mega Millions lottery hits US$1B jackpot just hours before drawing

Today 12:40 GMT

The U.S. Mega Millions lottery jackpot jumped to a record US$1 billion on Friday, hours before the drawing for what is also the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.

WATCH: Personal finance expert Barry Choi on the pitfalls of winning the lottery. If more than one winner is picked, the jackpot would be divided proportionately, as happened when the previous Mega Millions record of $656 million was drawn in March 2012 and was shared by winners in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland, a lottery official said.

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Source: CBS News

Some polls to stay open late after chaotic start to Afghan parliamentary elections

Today 12:40 GMT

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Some Afghans lined up for hours to cast their vote Saturday in a chaotic start to the country's first parliamentary elections since 2010.

In some parts of the capital Kabul, voters waited for polls to open five hours after the official opening time of 7 a.m. In some of the city's western neighborhoods, voters were posting pictures of closed polling stations hours after they were scheduled to open.

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Source: The Guradian

Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi prince under pressure to blame general

Today 13:35 GMT

US officials are putting sustained pressure on Mohammed bin Salman to blame one of his favoured generals – the deputy head of Saudi intelligence – for the presumed death of Jamal Khashoggi, a move the Trump administration believes could allow both Washington and Riyadh a way out of the escalating crisis.

However, the Khashoggi disappearance has led to widespread cancellations, including US treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, who is understood to have pulled out partly because Prince Mohammed continues to refuse Washington’s “solution”.

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Source: The Guradian

Midterms: how the votes of vulnerable groups are being suppressed

Today 08:05 GMT

Since a landmark supreme court ruling in 2013, which repealed key provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, over a dozen states, mostly Republican controlled, have imposed a swathe of laws that critics argue are intended to suppress the franchise among often vulnerable, Democratic leaning, groups.

In Arkansas, another state to introduce voter ID laws since Trump’s victory, the state’s supreme court reversed a lower court ruling, meaning the law would take effect for the first time during elections next month.

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Source: CBS News

North Carolina congressional race could be key in battle for the House

Today 12:40 GMT

Democrats are expected to take the House in November, but that victory is dependent on a few key races, primarily in swing districts.

A recent CBS News Battleground Tracker poll found that Democrats are currently on track to gain a 226-seat majority in the midterm elections, although many races are extremely close and it wouldn't take much to move that number in either direction.

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Source: CBS News

Americans feel positive about the economy, but worried about U.S. direction - CBS News poll

Today 12:41 GMT

Americans are feeling the most positive about the state of the nation's economy heading into a midterm election than they have since 1998.

Seven in 10 of Americans say the economy is in good shape; the public's most positive evaluation heading into a midterm election in decades. More than half continue to disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing as president.

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Source: Washington Post

Justice Dept. charges Russian woman with interference in midterm elections

Today 13:34 GMT

The Justice Department on Friday charged a Russian woman for her role in a conspiracy to interfere with the 2018 U.S. election, marking the first criminal case prosecutors have brought against a foreign national for interfering in the upcoming midterms.

Former FBI Director James B. Comey faced criticism for talking publicly on the eve of the election about the bureau resuming its investigation of Hillary Clinton, while keeping secret the separate probe into possible ties between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign.

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Source: BBC

Scores dead in India as train hits crowd

Today 13:34 GMT

More than 60 people have been killed and 100 hurt after a train ran into a crowd near Amritsar in India's northern Punjab state, police told the BBC.

Train accidents are fairly common in India, where much of the railway equipment is out of date, although numbers have declined in recent years.

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Source: Fox News

Nellie Ohr invokes spousal privilege to avoid questions on Steele dossier

Today 12:41 GMT

Nellie Ohr, the wife of Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, claimed spousal privilege on Friday in order to avoid certain questions from House Republicans about the controversial anti-Trump dossier.

While describing her as cooperative in the voluntary appearance, Republican and Democratic lawmakers told Fox News that Ohr took spousal privilege, which Republicans said did not allow them to get to core questions about the salacious dossier, and how it got into the hands of the FBI.

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Source: Washington Post

Khashoggi outcry galvanizes critics against Saudi arms sales

Today 12:41 GMT

International outrage over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist and Washington Post contributor, has galvanized lawmakers and critics who are seeking to curb arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who has repeatedly urged his colleagues to end sales to Saudi Arabia, said he will fight the next Saudi arms deal that comes before Congress. The kingdom is the largest importer of U.S.-made weapons and for years has come under fire from human rights group for jailing dissidents and journalists and killing civilians in a military campaign in Yemen.


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