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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 18, 2018, 08.58 AM(IST)

US President Donald Trump, Journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Photograph:( Others )

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The investigators entered the residence of  Saudi consul to Istanbul, Mohammed al-Otaibi who was reportedly at the consulate when Khashoggi was at the consulate 

Khashoggi case: Turkish investigators enter Saudi consulate again; searchhouse of consul's residence

Turkish police and forensic experts conducted a second round of investigations in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul including searches at the residence of Saudi consul's residence as the hunt for clues into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi continued on Thursday.

Trump reluctant to abandon Riyadh over missing journalist, wants evidence

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he did not want to abandon ally Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of a Saudi journalist and has asked for audio recordings Turkish sources say indicate he was killed by Saudi agents.

US proposes major changes in H-1B visas; may impact Indian IT companies in US

The Trump administration has said it is coming out with new proposals to not only revise the definition of speciality occupations under H-1B visas, but also the definition of employment under this foreign work visa category which is popular among Indian companies.

12-hour strike in Kerala over Sabarimala row; Section 144 imposed in several places

The Sabarimala Protection Committee has called for a 12-hour statewide strike on Thursday in Kerala. The Sabarimala Temple in Kerala, which opened to devotees on Wednesday, witnessed incidents of violence and protests in Pamba, Nilackal, Sannidhanam, and Elavungal.

Government to form GoM to look into lacunae in law on sexual harassment 

As the "#MeToo" movement rages on in India, the government is set to form a group of ministers to look into the lacunae in the existing law on sexual harassment, official sources said Wednesday.