News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Nov 18, 2018, 09:04 AM(IST)

Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi writer and columnist, was killed in October 2018 after entering the consulate to obtain the paperwork he needed to marry his Turkish fiancée. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Donald Trump says US to report who killed Jamal Khashoggi in 'next two days'

A day after Central Investigation Agency reportedly concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, President Donald Trump has said that the United States would determine the killer Saudi critic "within the next two days."

France fuel protest: 1 dead, over 200 injured; protesters demand President Macron resignation

A protester was accidentally killed and more than 220 injured on Saturday as tens of thousands of people blocked roads across France in a "yellow vest" protest against high fuel prices, which has channelled anger at stagnant spending under President Emmanuel Macron.

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar’s rape remark sparks controversy, invites Congress's wrath

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has courted a controversy over his remarks on rape incidents, with the Congress condemning the statement, saying the state government's "anti-women mindset" was exposed.

Maldives' new president Solih warns state coffers 'looted' after China-led boom

The new president of the Maldives took office on Saturday, declaring the state coffers to have been looted and warned that the country was in financial difficulty after racking up debt with Chinese lenders in an infrastructure boom.

ICC Women's World T20: Mandhana hits 83 to set up India's 48-run win over Australia

Opener Smriti Mandhana smashed a career-best 83 before Indian slow bowlers spun their web against Australia to continue their invincible run with a 48-run win in a group B match of the ICC Women's World Cup here on Saturday. 


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