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Turkey says it hasn’t shared any audio of alleged Khashoggi murder

Turkey's top diplomat confirms his government has not given the U.S. any recordings of the alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had already denied hearing tapes or seeing transcripts. President Trump moved closer to acknowledging the Saudis may have played a role. Weijia Jiang reports.

Anjem Choudary: Radical preacher released from prison

The cleric is let out of prison after being jailed in 2016 for inviting support for the Islamic State group. Source: BBC

Royal tour: Harry and Meghan kick off their shoes on Bondi Beach

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex kick off their shoes during an official visit to the Sydney landmark. Source: BBC

Diesel and petrol ban should come much faster, say MPs

The government’s 2040 deadline for shifting to electric-powered cars criticised as 'unambitious'. Source: BBC

Working lands play a key role in protecting biodiversity

Diversifying working lands -- including farmland, rangeland and forests -- may be key to preserving biodiversity in the face of climate change, says a new review article. These changes could extend the habitat of critters like bats, but also much larger creatures like bears, elk and other wildlife, outside the boundaries of protected areas, while creating more sustainable, and potentially more productive, working lands.

Genetic breakthrough will aid whitebark pine conservation efforts

A research team for the first time developed reliable genetic markers known as nuclear microsatellites for the whitebark pine, a discovery that could improve the tree's prospects for survival. Whitebark pine, which is declining rapidly nearly range-wide, is currently being considered for listing under the Endangered Species Act.

150-million-year old, piranha-like specimen is earliest known flesh-eating fish

Researchers have described a remarkable new species of fish that lived in the sea about 150 million years ago in the time of the dinosaurs. The new species of bony fish had teeth like a piranha, which the researchers suggest they used as piranhas do: to bite off chunks of flesh from other fish.

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Immigrant kids’ shelter seeks staff with military policing experience

A company representative said the new employee was needed because of recent violence in the area

Pompeo: U.S. will respond to Khashoggi case after Saudi probe

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he told President Trump on Thursday that Saudi Arabia should be given a few more days to complete its investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi before the U.S. decides "how, or if" to respond.

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If Turkey has proof Khashoggi was killed, it’s apparently not sharing

Hours after Mike Pompeo refutes claim he's heard audio of Jamal Khashoggi's alleged murdered, Turkey backs him up, but keeps its secret

Turkey says it hasn’t shared any audio of alleged Khashoggi murder

Turkey's top diplomat confirms his government has not given the U.S. any recordings of the alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had already denied hearing tapes or seeing transcripts. President Trump moved closer to acknowledging the Saudis may have played a role. Weijia Jiang reports.