October 19, 2018

Pompeo listened to an alleged recording of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi: Turkish Source

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has heard an alleged audio recording of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi's murder inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to a senior Turkish official. Speaking exclusively and on condition of anonymity to ABC News, the official claimed the recording was played in meetings in Turkey on Wednesday, and that Pompeo was given a transcript of the recordings. Separately, ABC News has also learned that T..
October 18, 2018

American student can enter Israel, nation’s top court rules

ABC News(TEL AVIV, Israel) -- An American student whom Israeli authorities had blocked from entering the country over her alleged political views was admitted into the country, following a ruling on Thursday from Israel's top court. Lara Alqasem, a 22-year-old graduate student from Florida, had been detained at Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion Airport for more than two weeks as she appealed a decision to deport her. Israeli authorities allege that she called for a boycott of Israeli goods and th..
October 18, 2018

Russia investigates whether student who killed 20 in Crimean college ‘mass murder’ acted alone

iStock/Thinkstock(KERCH, Crimea) -- The death toll from a college shooting and bomb attack in Crimea has grown to 20, as a top Crimean official said authorities are searching for possible accomplices who may have helped a student carry out the massacre. At least 42 who were injured remain hospitalized, six in a critical condition, according to authorities in the Black Sea city of Kerch, where the attack happened on Wednesday. An 18 year-old student, Vladislav Rosylakov, has been identified by po..
October 18, 2018

Mad cow disease strikes in Scotland; officials say no outbreak is imminent

iStock/Thinkstock(ABERDEENSHIRE, Scotland) -- A case of mad cow disease has been reported at a farm in Scotland. Authorities have been quick to calm fears prompted by the outbreak of Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) -- more widely-known as mad cow disease -- after movement restrictions were placed on animals at an unidentified farm in Aberdeenshire, meaning the animals cannot be moved to other farms. “While it is important to stress that this is standard procedure until we have a clear und..