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Watch Jamal Khashoggi’s final moments

Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi national and U.S. resident, went missing after entering the consulate to obtain documents for his upcoming marriage.
For weeks Saudi Arabia denied knowledge of what happened to him, initially claiming Khashoggi left the building.
On October 20, Riyadh said he was killed in a fist fight in the consulate.
The Saudi foreign minister has since called his death a “huge and grave mistake” but denies any connection to the Crown Prince.
These are the final moments building up to Khashoggi's death.

Scottish Tories ‘disappointed’ by Theresa May’s failure to confirm end date for CFP 

“I also recognise there are timetabling issues in relation to the ability to be able to negotiate as an independent coastal state once we leave the European Union and I can assure my honourable friend that we will be putting those concerns right at the forefront of our thinking.”
Mr Ross told The Daily Telegraph last night: “My question was particular, about will we still be tied to to the CFP in December 2020 and she had an opportunity to say unequivocally no, which I found disappointing.”
He said her answer left her odds with her Scottish MPs, adding: “We will be reinforcing that message over the coming days.”
She was also asked to give the same assurance by Andrew Bowie, MP for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, and Sheryll Murray, the Tory MP for South East Cornwall, and answered in similarly vague terms. The exchanges leave Mrs May at odds with all sides of her party.
The Daily Telegraph revealed last week that David Mundell, the Scottish Secretary, had told Downing Street he ..

Hurricane Willa: Mexico issues warning over ‘extremely dangerous’ storm

Hurricane Willa: Mexico issues warning over 'extremely dangerous' storm 22 October 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A satellite image shows Hurricane Willa off Mexico's Pacific coast Mexico has issued an alert for parts of its Pacific seaboard as it prepares for the “life-threatening” Hurricane Willa.
Willa is expected to make landfall on Mexico's south-western coast on Tuesday and is “potentially catastrophic”, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned.
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Museum of the Bible says five of its Dead Sea Scrolls fragments are forgeries

An Israeli Antiquity Authority worker sews fragments of the Dead Sea scrolls in a preservation laboratory at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Photograph: Eddie Gerald#145018/Moment Editorial/Getty Images The Museum of the Bible has announced that five of its most prized artefacts – valuable fragments in its collection of Dead Sea Scrolls – are forgeries that will no longer be displayed at the museum in Washington DC.
Researchers in Germany tested five of the museum’s 16 fragments, bought by the billionaire businessman and museum founder Steve Green, and determining they showed “characteristics inconsistent with ancient origin”.
Trade in Dead Sea Scrolls awash with suspected forgeries, experts warn Read more The announcement follows revelations in the Guardian last year that cast doubt about the authenticity of recently sold fragments, including those purchased by Green, and highlighted the ad hoc nature of modern day trade in the purported artefacts. Individual fragments have sold for..

Donald Trump: US will build up nuclear arsenal

Donald Trump: US will build up nuclear arsenal 22 October 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump says Russia has violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, which he has threatened to abandon US President Donald Trump has warned that the United States intended to build up its arsenal of nuclear weapons to put pressure on Russia and China.
Speaking to reporters, he repeated his contention that Russia had violated the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty..

Dead Sea Scrolls fragments removed from Museum of the Bible for being ‘inconsistent with ancient origin’

A Bible museum founded by an evangelical Christian billionaire has remove five fragments thought to have been from the Dead Sea Scrolls after experts concluded they were “inconsistent with ancient origin”.
The $500 million Museum of the Bible was opened in November by Steve Green, the founder of craft chain Hobby Lobby, and displayed some of his artifacts built up over a decade of collecting.
But on Monday the chief curator, Jeffrey Kloha, announced that five of the 16 fragments in the museum's collection were being removed from public display after German-based scholars examined them.
Mr Kloha told CNN: “Though we had hoped the testing would render different results, this is an opportunity to educate the public on the importance of verifying the authenticity of rare biblical artifacts, the elaborate testing process undertaken, and our commitment to transparency.”
He added: “As an educational institution entrusted with cultural heritage, the museum upholds and adheres to all m..

Macron rejects ‘excessively military’ ceremony for Armistice Day, sparking row over commemorations

Bénédicte Chéron, a military historian and author, said the Elysée was making a faux pas.
However, General Bruno Dary, head of the committee in charge of the eternal flame at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, said that even without a large-scale military parade, “the military dispositions will be the same as in previous years”.
Mr Macron was criticised in August for failing to interrupt his holiday to join Theresa May May and the Duke of Cambridge at a ceremony in Amiens, his home town, on the centenary of a battle that marked the beginning of the end of the First World War.
The British Government has been invited to attend and will send a “senior Government minister”, the Foreign Office said last night.
Last night spokesman said: “The UK Government has been invited to the Armistice centenary commemorations in France and a senior government minister will attend.
“The UK has worked closely with France and Belgium throughout the four-year Centenary commemorations and ministers have ..

British couple from High Wycombe named as pensioners who died after driving caravan wrong way down motorway

An elderly couple killed while towing a caravan the wrong way along a motorway were “lovely, gentle people”, neighbours said last night.
John Norton, 80, and Olive Howard, 87, were just a few miles from their home near High Wycombe, Bucks, when they crashed on the M40 last week.
Mr Horton was believed to have been at the wheel of his Subura Forester and towing a caravan when took a wrong turning and started travelling southbound along the northbound carriageway.
Footage captured on dashcams showed dozens of motorists swerving to try to avoid crashing into the car and caravan, many flashing their headlights and blasting their horns. Mr Horton and Ms Howard travelled for around eight miles the wrong way before eventually crashing head-on into an approaching Ford Mondeo.
The driver of the Mondeo, ex-soldier Stuart Richards, aged 32 years, was also killed instantly in the impact.
Mr Richards, 32, served in Iraq and Afghanistan with the Royal Engineers and, after leaving the service in..

Leaked Trump administration plans to narrow gender definition spark transgender rights protests

In the document, the department reportedly called on the “Big Four” agencies that enforce some part of Title IX — education, justice, health and labor — to adopt its definition of gender in regulations, in the hope that it will establish uniformity in the government, and increase the likelihood that courts will accept it.
Human Rights Campaign, one of the country's leading LGBTQ rights groups, said the change would set a “destructive precedent”.
Chad Griffin, chairman of Human Rights Campaign, described the alleged proposal as “the latest effort in a consistent, multi-pronged campaign by the Trump-Pence White House to undermine the rights and welfare of LGBTQ people.”
He continued: “Defining 'sex' in this narrow language tailored to the talking points of anti-equality extremists is part of a deliberate strategy to eliminate federal protections for LGBTQ people.”
Harper Jean Tobin, the policy director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, an advocacy group,..

Trump says US to start cutting Central America aid as he declares migrant caravan ‘national emergency’

Donald Trump on Monday said he had alerted the military and federal border authorities that a US-bound migrant caravan from Central America was a national emergency, and that the United States would begin curtailing aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.
Trump, in a series of posts on Twitter, gave no other details about his administration's actions. Representatives for the White House, the U.S. Border Patrol and the Pentagon did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
“Sadly, it looks like Mexico’s Police and Military are unable to stop the Caravan heading to the Southern Border of the United States,” Trump wrote in a tweet, adding: “I have alerted Border Patrol and Military that this is a National Emergy.”
“Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador were not able to do the job of stopping people from leaving their country and coming illegally to the U.S. We will now begin cutting off, or substantially reducing, the massive foreign aid routinely given to them,” Trump wro..

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