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Source: Global News

Turkey, Saudi Arabia plan joint ‘inspection’ at consulate over missing journalist

Today 12:41 GMT

Turkey and Saudi Arabia are expected to conduct a joint “inspection” on Monday of the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, nearly two weeks after the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkish officials said. The announcement from an official at Turkey’s Foreign Ministry comes as international concern continues to grow over the writer who vanished on a visit to the consulate on Oct. 2. American lawmakers have threatened tough punitive action against the Saudis, and Germany, France and Britain jointly called for a “credible investigation” into Khashoggi’s disappearance.

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Source: Fox News

Trumps to tour Michael storm devastation in Florida, Georgia; search continues for missing residents

Today 10:51 GMT

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump were scheduled to travel to Florida’s Panhandle on Monday to get a firsthand look at the devastation in the region wrought by Hurricane Michael.

HURRICANE MICHAEL STRENGTHENS TO CATEGORY 4 STORM, CONSIDERED ‘EXTREMELY DANGEROUS’. As a Category 4 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, Michael was one of the most powerful storms to make landfall in U.S. history.

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Source: BBC

'Credible' probe needed over missing Saudi

Today 12:42 GMT

The UK, Germany and France have demanded a credible investigation into the disappearance of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Reports suggest an assault and struggle took place in the consulate after Mr Khashoggi entered the building to get paperwork for a marriage.

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Source: BBC

Dozens still missing after US hurricane

Today 12:41 GMT

Dozens of people remain missing in coastal areas of north-west Florida devastated by Hurricane Michael last week, officials say.

Panama City fire chief Alex Baird said electricity and phone services were gradually being restored but warned that a full recovery could take weeks.

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Source: BBC

UK steps towards zero-carbon economy

Today 10:51 GMT

"Those who speak so strongly of need to accept scientific evidence of climate change are happy to chuck the scientific evidence of the safety of shale gas exploration in the bin.

Ms Perry has declared this week to be Green GB Week, which aims to raise debate in society about how to tackle climate change while also growing the economy. "The question is: what does government need to do, where can the private sector come in, and what technologies will come through?"

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Source: Common Domain

Can Netflix Avoid Another Earnings Miss?

Today 12:41 GMT

On Tuesday, when Netflix reports third-quarter earnings, the streaming company will get to prove to investors that its earnings miss last quarter was just a passing blip and not a sign of a more serious slowdown.

The streaming service probably won’t stumble when it reports results on Tuesday as it did three months ago, but the price the stock will pay if and when it does is getting higher

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Source: ABC News

At least 46 missing in Florida city hit hard by Hurricane Michael: Official

Today 12:42 GMT

At least 46 people remained unaccounted for on Sunday in Mexico Beach, Florida, an area pulverized by Hurricane Michael, the city's mayor told ABC News.

Of the 17 people killed as the hurricane swept through the Florida Panhandle, Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina, only one confirmed death has been reported in Mexico Beach. Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Brock Long, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, toured the hard-hit areas of Mexico Beach, Panama City, Blountstown and Bristol on Sunday.

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Source: Washington Post

Search scaled back in Idaho for missing Maryland man

Saturday 05:11 GMT

Officials in a remote Idaho county on Thursday scaled back the search for a Maryland man missing there for almost a week.

The Idaho County Sheriff’s Office explained its decision to cut back the search in a news release, saying, “No leads were obtained from the previous seven days of searching, and no signs of Mr. Woods have been located in the search area or the expanded search area.” Initial news reports said that members of the film crew had seen Woods acting strangely on the day he disappeared and that he abruptly jumped off a steep drop and sprinted away from the group as they gave chase.

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Source: Washington Post

Tom Wilson to have appeal hearing with NHL commissioner on Thursday

Sunday 19:59 GMT

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson will have his appeal hearing with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Thursday in New York City, according to the NHL Players' Association.

The NHL Players' Association filed for an appeal on Wilson’s behalf last Friday, and Bettman’s ruling won’t necessarily signal the end of the process. If Bettman does not lift the ban, Wilson can then choose to appeal to a neutral arbitrator, and players have had more success with that route.

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Source: DW

US search for wartime missing can resume, says Cambodia

Sunday 16:20 GMT

The US search for Americans missing and presumed killed in Cambodia during the Vietnam War can be resumed, says Cambodian leader Hun Sen. His regime has been under Western pressure over its crackdown on dissent.

Tensions between Cambodia and Western nations escalated during  Cambodia's disputed general election in July as opposition figures in Phnom Penh faced a crackdown. Analysts cited by the French news agency AFP speculated that the 66-year-old was trying to ward off potential trade sanctions by the European Union.

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Source: Common Domain

Relatives Struggle to Make Contact After Hurricane Michael

Saturday 21:50 GMT

Two days after Hurricane Michael—the most powerful hurricane on record to strike the Florida Panhandle—made landfall, friends and relatives were desperate for word from loved ones who live in communities flattened by the Category 4 storm.

Viki Couch, whose father and stepmother live in Mexico Beach, posted on Facebook looking for information after she was unable to make contact. Jessica Creamer, a Tennessee woman, can’t get through when she tries to reach a friend who lives just south of Mexico Beach.

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Source: Global News

Canada still selling armoured vehicles to Saudis despite ‘concern’ of missing journalist: Trudeau

Saturday 13:36 GMT

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada is still selling armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia, despite reports of a journalist being killed at the Saudi consulate in Turkey’s capital.

Turkey says it has proof Saudi journalist was killed, dismembered: reports. Speaking at a media event Friday, Trudeau was asked whether the government will continue its contract with the Saudis in the wake of this news.

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Source: CTV

Hurricane survivors wander debris, search for the missing

Sunday 12:39 GMT

In this Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, a boat sits amidst debris in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File). South Florida urban search and rescue specialist Chris Boyer removes a damaged American flag from a downed pole while checking for for survivors of hurricane Michael in Mexico Beach, Fla., Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.

They barely escaped as homes were smashed from their foundations, neighbourhoods got submerged, and broken boards, sheet metal and other debris flew through the air.

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Source: Washington Post

Missing the permit for the trees: Congressional golf club cited for tree removal

Sunday 12:39 GMT

Bethesda’s tony Congressional Country Club, known for hosting such high-profile golf tournaments as the U.S. Open, recently was visited by some other, perhaps less welcome, guests: Montgomery County inspectors, who cited the club for denuding its picturesque fairways of shade trees without acquiring the proper permit.

Large properties such as the country club are required to obtain a sediment control permit from Maryland’s most populous county if they clear more than 5,000 square feet of tree canopy.

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Source: Fox News

Thousands of people missing after Hurricane Michael; death toll at 17

Sunday 12:39 GMT

Days after powerful Hurricane Michael made landfall Wednesday just north of Mexico Beach, Florida, thousands of people have been reported missing to local authorities.

HURRICANE MICHAEL LEFT TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE ‘DEVASTATED,’ FIGHTER JETS SPARED THANKS TO EVACUATION PLAN. Emergency officials said they had completed an initial "hasty search" of the devastation, looking for the living or the dead, and had begun more careful inspections of thousands of ruined buildings.


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