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Nobel Peace Prize laureate Yemeni Tawakkol Karman holds up a picture of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 10, 2018, 06.57 PM (IST)

Saudi journalist Khashoggi's corpse went down the drains: Report

The killers of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi poured his remains down the drain after dissolving him in acid, a Turkish newspaper reported Saturday.

Samples taken from the drains at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul showed traces of acid, pro-government daily Sabah said, without quoting sources.

No reason for these massive forest fires in California except that management is so poor: Trump

Two monster wildfires burned out of control on Saturday in northern and southern California, having already killed at least nine people and forced hundreds of thousands to flee their homes.

US presses China to halt militarization of South China Sea

Standing side by side, top US officials urged their Chinese counterparts on Friday to halt militarization of the disputed South China Sea, drawing a rebuke from the Chinese for sending US warships close to islands claimed by Beijing.

Pak anti-graft body arrests PML-N chief Shehbaz Sharif in another corruption case 

Pakistan's anti-graft body on Saturday arrested opposition leader and PML-N chief Shehbaz Sharif in another corruption case and had his physical remand extended till November 24.

India's economic growth held back due to demonetisation, GST: Raghuram Rajan 

Demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) are the two major headwinds that held back India's economic growth last year, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has said, asserting that the current seven per cent growth rate is not enough to meet the country's needs.