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Last Updated = Sat, Oct 20, 2018, 11:38 pm SL Time

* Jamal Khashoggi case: Saudi Arabia says journalist killed in fight

Oct 20 (BBC) Journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a fight in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the country's state TV reported quoting an initial probe. It said deputy intelligence chief Ahmad al-Assiri and Saud al-Qahtani, senior aide to Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, were dismissed over the affair.
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* Amritsar: India train mows down crowd killing scores

Oct 20 (BBC) 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. The victims were standing on the railway tracks watching celebrations for Dusshera, a Hindu festival marking the triumph of good over evil.
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* Jamal Khashoggi case: Turkish police 'search forest'

Oct 19 (BBC) Police in Turkey investigating the alleged killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi have expanded their search, reports say. Unnamed Turkish officials say his body may have been disposed of in a nearby forest or on farmland.
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* Blast-off for BepiColombo on mission to Mercury

Oct 20 (BBC) Two satellites developed in Europe and Japan are on their way to Mercury, the planet closest to the Sun. The joint endeavour, known as BepiColombo, left Earth on an Ariane rocket that launched out of South America.
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* Cannabis in Canada: Shortages, fines and Girl Guide cookies

Oct 19 (BBC) As Canada became the second country to legalise marijuana on Wednesday, some areas faced their first major challenge as supply failed to meet demand. Customers queued for hours. Some retailers sold out on the first day, and shortages continued on Thursday.
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* China's third quarter growth misses expectations at 6.5%

Oct 19 (BBC) China has reported its slowest quarterly growth rate since the global financial crisis. The growth figure for the July to September quarter was 6.5% from a year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics said. The result fell short of analyst forecasts of 6.6%.
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