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Return to Rakhine: 'Genocide never happened in this country'

The rainy season has helped to replace much of the scorched earth with lush green fields, and rampant bulldozing and building work throughout the state has largely erased all memories of the Rohingya Muslims that lived here until they were forced to flee a little over a year ago. CNN joined a government-led tour of […]

Recreational marijuana is now legal in Canada

“I’m having a plaque made with the date and time and everything. This is never actually going to be smoked. I’m going to keep it forever,” said Ian Power, who was among the first to buy marijuana in St. John’s, a city in the country’s easternmost province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Like Power, hundreds are […]

Body of missing Saudi journalist was cut into pieces, Turkish official says

One of those sources described the officer as close to the inner circle of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. It is unclear whether the crown prince authorized an interrogation or abduction. Several officials CNN spoke with said the apparent killing could not have happened without the direct knowledge of the 33-year-old crown prince, the kingdom’s […]

Saudis 'to admit journalist died' as family calls for inquiry

Pompeo had a short discussion with King Salman before a longer meeting with the King’s son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler. US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Pompeo “thanked the King for his commitment to supporting a thorough, transparent, and timely investigation” of the Khashoggi case and expressed “concern” […]

Saudis preparing to admit journalist died, sources say

One source says the report will likely conclude that the operation was carried out without clearance and transparency and that those involved will be held responsible. One of the sources acknowledged that the report is still being prepared and cautioned that things could change. The Washington Post columnist was last seen in public when he […]

Turkey given permission to search Saudi consulate in Khashoggi case

After tweeting the development Monday, Trump told White House reporters that the King had “firmly denied any knowledge” of the journalist’s whereabouts. Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post and a Saudi royal insider-turned-critic, entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 2 and has not been seen since. “It wasn’t like there was […]

Nine dead on Nepal's Mt. Gurja after snowstorm

Police and locals are working to bring the bodies off the mountain and to Kathmandu, South Korea’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement. A rescue helicopter was dispatched at about 7:15 a.m. Sunday, and by 9:40 a.m. all nine bodies were found, the ministry said. Some bodies had been located Saturday. The nine-person team […]

When Khashoggi mystery is solved, the story doesn't end

Using selective leaks spiced with speculation and technobabble, Turkey has presented a scenario in which the Washington Post columnist was lured into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, murdered and perhaps even dismembered. Turkish officials have shown video and audio evidence of this attack to Western intelligence agencies and their descriptions have been passed on by […]

Trump vows 'severe punishment' if journalist was killed by Saudis

In an excerpt from the interview, released by CBS on Saturday morning, Trump said the case of Jamal Khashoggi was “being looked at very, very strongly” and that his administration “would be very upset and angry” if it turned out that the Saudi government had ordered his killing. “As of this moment, they deny it, […]

Brexit will weaken Europe, isolate Britain and fuel global tensions

Leave aside the particulars of this month’s Brexit drama — Theresa May’s dance moves, Boris Johnson’s attacks on May’s plan, and the latest warnings from European capitals — it’s time to brace for Brexit. Let’s focus on the few geopolitical certainties we know will follow the UK’s exit from the European Union, on whatever terms […]