The Daily Populous

Friday November 2nd, 2018 night edition

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CLOSE Jamal Khashoggi's fiancée, Hatice Cengiz, had messages for President Donald Trump and America in a video shown at his memorial service in Washington.

In a column Friday for The Washington Post, the fiancée of slain Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi slammed the Trump administration, calling it “devoid of moral foundation” in its position on her late fiancé’s case.

Hatice Cengiz called on the international community to bring the perpetrators of Khashoggi’s murder to justice and to find his missing body.

Istanbul’s chief prosecutor reported that Khashoggi was strangled and dismembered soon after entering the diplomatic compound.

"But we will continue to push the Trump administration to help find justice for Jamal," she added.

More recently, Trump described Saudi Arabia’s handling of the Khashoggi case as the “worst cover-up in the history of cover-ups.”.

More: Khashoggi’s fiancée asks Trump to ‘ensure justice be served’ in murder of Saudi journalist. »

Asia Bibi: anti-blasphemy protests spread across Pakistan

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Thousands of Islamist protesters have brought Pakistan to a standstill, burning rickshaws, cars and lorries to protest against the acquittal of a Christian woman who spent eight years on death row on false charges of blasphemy.

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Traffic jams held up ambulances and forced mothers to feed their babies by the side of the road, while authorities shut schools across most of the country. »

Nigerian army posts Trump video to justify shooting Shiites

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Nigeria's army on Friday posted a video of US President Donald Trump saying soldiers would shoot migrants throwing stones to justify opening fire on a Shiite group this week.

In the video, Trump warns that soldiers deployed to the Mexican border could shoot Central American migrants who throw stones at them while attempting to cross illegally.

"The video was posted in reaction to the Amnesty International report accusing the army of using weapons against pacifist Shiite protesters," said Agim. »

Khashoggi murder: Body 'dissolved in acid'

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"The reason they dismembered Khashoggi's body was to dissolve his remains more easily", Mr Aktay told the Hurriyet Daily newspaper.

Meanwhile, reports quote Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as telling the US he considered Khashoggi to be a dangerous Islamist.

The reported phone call to the White House came before Saudi Arabia admitted Khashoggi had been killed. »

HBO responds to Trump's 'Game of Thrones' tweet

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In a statement to CNBC, HBO said, "We were not aware of this messaging and would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes.".

HBO's official Twitter account followed up soon after, asking, "How do you say trademark misuse in Dothraki?"

Asked if HBO planned to take legal action, network spokesman Jeff Cusson told CNBC there were "no further steps.". »