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Jamal Khashoggi. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 17, 2018, 08.46 AM (IST)

CIA has concluded Saudi crown prince ordered journalist's killing: Report

The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, the Washington Post reported on Friday, a finding that contradicts Saudi government assertions that he was not involved.

Over 1000 missing, 71 dead in California wildfire

The number of people missing in a devastating wildfire in northern California jumped to more than 1,000 on Friday, authorities said, as the remains of eight other victims were found by rescuers.

Pakistan: Explosion in Karachi kills 2, injures 8

A bomb killed at least two people and wounded eight others in Pakistan's port city of Karachi Friday, police and hospital officials said.

The blast reportedly damaged buildings and triggered panic in the densely populated Malir district.

PM Modi embraces Maldives as new leader Mohamed Solih takes office, China out of favour

Maldives' President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih takes office on Saturday, seeking help from India and the United States to climb out from under a mountain of Chinese debt that his predecessor racked up in a breakneck development of the coral islands.

US judge orders White House to restore press pass to CNN's Acosta

A US judge on Friday ordered the White House to temporarily restore CNN correspondent Jim Acosta's press pass, which was revoked after a contentious news conference last week with President Donald Trump.

The White House withdrew Acosta's credentials on November 7 in an escalation of the Republican president's attacks on news organizations, who he has called enemies of the people.