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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 17, 2018, 08.50 AM(IST)

File photo: US President Donald Trump. Photograph:( Reuters )

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US secretary of state Mike Pompeo who visited Saudi Arabia for a face-to-face with Crown Prince Salman to inquire about  Khashoggi

Bad things can happen if Saudi Arabia knows about Khashoggi, warns Trump

President Trump kept the heat on the Saudi Arabian government over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi asserting that it "would be bad" if they know about the Saudi journalist's fate.

Tension prevails in Nilackal ahead of Sabarimala's opening; police evict protesters

Tension prevailed Wednesday morning in Kerala's Nilackal, the main gateway to Sabarimala, after the police used force to disperse devotees opposing the entry of girls and women of menstrual age into the hill shrine.

YouTube down worldwide, users unable to access the video-sharing website

YouTube is down across the world leaving users unable to access the video-sharing website. The outage appeared to be worldwide as visitors were met with a 500 internal server error.

'Mastermind' behind attack on military parade arrested: Iran

Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Tuesday they had killed the "mastermind" behind an attack on a military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz last month which left 25 people dead, nearly half of them members of the Guards.

Sri Lanka: President Sirisena under pressure to quit Lanka unity government

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has come under intense pressure from a section of his party to take his Sri Lanka Freedom Party out of the ruling coalition with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe's United National Party.