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    Turkey says journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in Saudi consulate


    Turkey says Saudi journalist killed

    ISTANBUL — Turkey has concluded that Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent journalist from Saudi Arabia, was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this week by a Saudi team sent ‘‘specifically for the murder,’’ two people with knowledge of the probe said Saturday. Turkish investigators believe a 15-member team ‘‘came from Saudi Arabia. It was a preplanned murder,’’ said one of the people. Both spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the ongoing investigation. They offered no specific evidence to back up the account. (Washington Post)

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    Woman convinced priest was a saint

    SAN SALVADOR — A Salvadoran woman whose unexpected recovery from a life-threatening condition was deemed a miracle, paving the way for the upcoming canonization of the late Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero, said Friday she’s convinced he is a saint. Speaking days before a planned pilgrimage to the Vatican along with her husband and thousands of others, Cecilia Maribel Flores also expressed hopes of meeting Pope Francis, who earlier this year approved the miracle and decided to elevate the martyred cleric to sainthood. ‘‘We know that Romero is a saint, a man of God, who as a pastor defended his flock, defended the poor, the most needy, the victims,’’ Flores said during a visit to the hospital chapel where 38 years ago Romero was felled by a gunman’s bullet while celebrating Mass. (AP)


    Bus falls into gorge, killing at least 20

    SRINAGAR — At least 20 people were killed and 16 others injured on Saturday when an overcrowded minibus fell into a deep gorge along a mountainous road in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said. The 22-seat minibus was carrying at least 36 passengers when it plunged off a Himalayan mountain road near southern Ramban town, said police officer Anita Sharma. The vehicle fell into a deep gorge when the driver apparently lost control due to mechanical failure, Sharma said. The injured were hospitalized, including 12 in critical condition. (AP)


    At least 50 dead after fuel explosion


    KINSHASA — At least 50 people were killed early Saturday and more than 100 were badly burned when a tanker truck in Congo collided with another truck and, as villagers rushed to collect the leaking fuel, burst into flames, witnesses and officials said. ‘‘We deplore the deaths,’’ the interim governor of Kongo-Central province, Atu Matubuana, told The Associated Press. Officials were identifying the charred bodies in preparation for burial, Matubuana said. (AP)