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    World Doubts Saudi Version of Khashoggi Killing

    They’re not buying it. After arresting some of its officials and admitting it killed dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Saudi Arabia faces widespread disbelief, with otherwise Saudi-backing President Donald Trump saying, “there’s been deception.” Now Riyadh sources have offered new details, like Khashoggi resisting upon learning, after entering the consulate Oct 2, that Saudi agents planned to drug and kidnap him. After choking him to death, the agents reportedly rolled his body, which Turkey says was dismembered, in a carpet and and gave it to a third party for disposal.

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