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The Inquisitr offers a constantly updated mix of the latest stories to hit the web, covering news, entertainment, technology, news, sport, health and everything else.

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    Lioness kills lion in Indianpolis Zoo

    A lioness is reported to have killed the father of her three cubs in Indianapolis Zoo this week. Zoo officials said in a statement on Friday that they could hear an “unusual amount of roaring” in the lions’ outdoor yard, per CNN.

    When zoo officials went to see what was going on, they saw the lioness, named Zuri, in a confrontation with her adult male counterpart, Nyack.

    As the animals got into a fight, zoo officials tried their best to separate the two lions but it was too late as “Zuri held Nyack by the neck until he stopped moving,” the statement said, as reported by CNN.

    Results of the necropsy performed by zoo veterinarians on Nyack’s dead body revealed that the lion, who was 10 years of age, received injuries to his neck and died of suffocation.

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    Migrant Caravan heading north to the United States

    Members of the massive migrant caravan heading to the United States from Honduras have breached the Mexican border and continued to push north toward their final destination, according to US News. Mexican authorities tried to stop the caravan at the border on a key bridge that extends over the Suchiate River separating Mexico and Guatemala. Rather than allowing a mass entry, authorities instead allowed some small groups to enter for asylum processing, granting 45-day visitor permits to a few more members of the caravan.

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    Democratic Senator Martin Heinrich calls for ban on oil imports from Saudi Arabia.

    Democratic Senator Martin Heinrich has called on the United States to ban all oil imports from Saudi Arabia in the wake of the brutal killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

    Khashoggi went missing in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in early October before reports claimed that the Saudi Arabian administration had sent agents to kill him. After a couple of weeks of silence and mounting international pressure, Saudi Arabia admitted that Khashoggi had been killed, but attributed his death to a rogue two-star general.

    However, Saudi Arabia’s explanation of Khashoggi’s death has not convinced a number of international leaders, and Trump, who had earlier seemed predisposed to assuming crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman innocent, is now reportedly worried about the how the entire incident is going to play out.

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    Turkey president Erdogan vows to reveal "naked truth" of Jamal Khashoggi's death.

    Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has pledged to reveal in “full detail” the “naked truth” of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death on Tuesday, according to Al Jazeera.

    Washington Post columnist and Saudi Arabian defector Khashoggi went missing from the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Soon, reports citing Turkish officials suggested that Saudi Arabia had sent agents to brutally kill Khashoggi. After days of silence and amid mounting international pressure, Saudi Arabia admitted to killing the journalist but said he died in a “fist-fight” after a two-star Saudi general had gone rogue and acted on his own without the approval of crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman. Since then, the Middle Eastern country has provided different versions, all of which are failing to gain credibility.

    Now Turkey contends Saudi Arabia’s version of the events that transpired in the Saudi embassy is not accurate, with president Erdogan announcing in a speech that he would reveal to the world what actually happened on October 2.

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    Bizzare sea cucumber found in Southern Ocean off Antarctica

    A bizarre creature that scientists nicknamed “headless chicken monster” was seen swimming in the Southern Ocean off East Antarctica for the very first time. The creature was filmed using a camera technology developed by scientists in Australia, per the Independent.

    The creature is an unusual species of sea cucumber which is scientifically known as Enypniastes eximia. The creature has previously only been filmed in the Gulf of Mexico at a depth of 2,500m, the report said.

    According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), as opposed to their name, sea cucumbers are animals and not vegetables. They can only survive in salt water and are echinoderms – a phylum of marine animals that also includes starfish and urchins. However, they do not have hard spines but have soft, leathery skins.

    The data obtained from the underwater cameras will be fed back to the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), which is an international body responsible for managing the Southern Ocean.

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    Picture of a rhesus monkey baring its teeth

    Dharampal Singh was attacked on Thursday by a group of vicious monkeys that armed themselves with bricks and stoned him to death. The Times Of India reports that the 72-year-old gentleman was collecting dry wood for havan when the monkeys took to the trees and rained bricks down on him.

    Singh was attacked by the aggressive simians in the Tikri village of Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh, and he sustained injuries on his head and chest. The elderly gentleman was taken to the hospital for treatment but later died there.

    The monkeys involved in the attack obtained the bricks they used to kill Singh from a derelict structure.

    The monkeys are considered a nuisance, and they make living hell, say the local populace. In Delhi alone, their populations have soared to approximately 30,000 unruly inhabitants, reports PRI.

    The derelict monkeys break into cars, steal food and sometimes terrorize and kill people when they are in groups–or alone in the case of single monkeys attacking children.

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    Lottery tickets of Powerball

    The Powerball and Mega Million’s jackpot have swelled to an unbelievable $2 billion after there were no winners this weekend, CNN reports. At this point, just about everyone in the U.S. is rushing out to purchase a lottery ticket or two with the hopes of winning big.

    According to History, lottery tickets have played a very key role in the United States funding over the years. In addition to funding the original 13 colonies, lottery tickets funded the construction of a number of well-known colleges across the United States including Yale, Harvard, William and Mary, and Princeton.

    George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and John Hancock even sponsored a few lotteries to use the funding to help pay for specific projects they were personally vested in. Washington used the funding for road construction in the state of Virginia. Franklin used lottery funding to pay for the construction of cannons during the American Revolution. Hancock also used lottery funding for a construction project.

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    Six People Shot In Incident Near Jacksonville Jaguars Stadium

    Six people have been shot at a location that is blocks away from TIAA Bank Field where the Jacksonville Jaguars were hosting the Houston Texans. Three of the wounded are in critical condition at this time. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has reported that they have no suspects in custody according to the Tampa Bay Times.

    As a vehicle drove down A Philip Randolph Boulevard about 12:35 p.m., shots rang out near the passenger side of the vehicle according to Ron Lendvay, Director of Investigations and Homeland Security. The vehicle was near a laundromat located near the intersection where A Philip Randolph Boulevard intersects with Pippin Street at the time. It’s unknown whether the shooter or shooters were inside or outside of the vehicle, and the number of shots fired has not been determined. They believe that there were at least two shooters and that the incident may have been gang-related. The vehicle fled down A Philip Randolph Boulevard.

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    Mohammed Bin Salman reportedly talked to Jamal Khashoggi moments before his death.

    In a massive twist in the Jamal Khashoggi murder saga, Turkish outlet Yeni Safak is now reporting that Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman spoke to the journalist moments before he was allegedly murdered by agents from the Middle Eastern nation.

    The Saudi administration has maintained that the crown prince had no inkling about Khashoggi’s murder and that his killing was a result of a two-star general going rogue. But Turkey has contradicted that account, with president Recep Tayyip Erdogan claiming earlier on Sunday that he would reveal the “naked truth” about what transpired in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on the day Khashoggi went missing Tuesday.

    The new report by Yeni Safak, a pro-Erdogan newspaper, could corner the crown prince even further, following increasing pressure on Saudi Arabia from the U.K., France, and Germany calling on the Middle Eastern nation to clarify what went down in Istanbul as urgently and as transparently as possible.

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    Mikhail Gorbachev Says Donald Trump's Decision To Back Out Of Nuclear Treaty 'Not The Work Of A Great Mind'

    In response to President Trump’s recent decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with Russia on Saturday, Mikhail Gorbachev called the move “reckless and not the work of a great mind,” the New York Times reported.

    Gorbachev, 87, was a signatory to the treaty which was agreed upon in 1987 with President Ronald Reagan. President Trump decided to back out of the agreement because of the Russian violation of the pact after it secretly deployed a new cruise missile, as reported by the New York Times.

    In an interview with the Russian news agency Interfax, Gorbachev called Trump’s decision a “threat to peace” and a “mistake” and added that this “very strange” move will undermine all efforts that were made by the leaders of the former Soviet Union and the United States to achieve nuclear disarmament.

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    An NYPD Officer demonstrates how to use and operate a body camera.

    The New York Police Department has decided to suspend the use of nearly 3,000 body cameras after one of them exploded, NBC News reported.

    The Police said on Sunday that an officer who was out on a midnight tour on Saturday noticed smoke coming out from his body camera. He immediately removed it from his body, after which the device exploded.

    In a statement to Fox News, the Office of Deputy Commissioner for Public Information Phillip Walzak said that no one was hurt but the incident revealed a potential problem with the camera’s battery. The cause and scope of the defect are now being investigated.

    “Last night, an officer retrieved a body-cam for deployment on a midnight tour and noticed there was smoke exiting from the bottom portal,” the statement said. “There were no injuries sustained. The incident revealed a potential for the battery inside the camera to ignite.”

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    Ben Affleck

    Even though Ben Affleck and Shauna Sexton broke up recently, there are still rumors circulating around their short-lived fling. One tabloid has gone so far as to allege that Affleck was considering casting Sexton in his upcoming movie, Torrance. But celebrity rumor watchdog Gossip Cop is on the case and they claim that the story is nothing more than fake news.

    As Gossip Cop reports, Star recently alleged that Affleck thought about giving Sexton what would have been her first movie role. Their reported insider added that Affleck backtracked on the casting choice because of concerns about his ex-wife Jennifer Garner’s reaction, claiming that the actress would have “hit the roof” if she heard about it.

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    Cat was glued to a road.

    An Oregon man named Chuck Hawley found a kitten glued to the middle of the road in Silverton, which he believed was a box at first. The man recounted to KPTV that he was just outside of the state capital, Salem, when he saw something in the middle of the road. While initially, Chuck thought that it was a box in the road, he quickly realized that it was a little kitten. This is how he described the scene on Facebook.

    “So I’m driving down the road this morning and the cars in front of me are driving over a black thing in the road. It’s going between their tires so I’m guessing it’s a box.”

    The man believes that it was an intentional act, and that the kitten wasn’t accidentally glued to the road.

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    People hold posters with photos of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi

    Following the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, there has been plenty of speculation as to what happened. Turkish officials have laid the blame solely at the feet of the Saudi Arabian government, claiming that a team of 15 assassins was flown into the city on private jets owned by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.

    While the Saudis have taken responsibility for Khashoggi’s death, they have maintained that it was accidental and that they were only defending themselves against him.

    New footage obtained by CNN shows one of the alleged assassins, Mustafa al-Madani, leaving the consulate shortly after Khashoggi’s death wearing the same clothing which the Washington Post columnist was wearing when he arrived at the consulate.

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    A cut glass claret jug from the RMS Titanic

    Premier Exhibitions, the owners of approximately 5,500 artifacts that were recovered from the wreck of the RMS Titanic, have filed for bankruptcy in the United States. As a result, they have decided to sell these items to a hedge fund consortium in the U.S.

    According to the BBC, the hedge fund consortium will have to pay a whopping $19.5 million dollars for the precious items.

    After a number of objections and some deliberation, the sale of the collection was approved by the United States bankruptcy court in Jacksonville, Florida. The ruling determined that the minimum value to be raised should amount to no less than $21.5 million in order to trigger an auction of the items.

    The hedge fund consortium, which consists of Apollo Global Management, Alta Fundamental Advisors, and PacBridge Capital Partners (HK) Ltd was not the only one of its kind with interest in purchasing the collection.

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    WWII hero dead at 99

    Norway’s Joachim Ronneberg, who led a daring covert operation to destroy a Nazi nuclear arms factory during World War II, died on Sunday at age 99, according to The Guardian.

    Ronneberg was a 23-year-old agent of Britain’s Special Operations Executive agent during World War II. The SOE was Britain’s intelligence and sabotage agency during the war, and they tasked Ronneberg with taking a five-man team to destroy a heavily guarded Nazi factory in Telemark, Norway, that was producing heavy water, a key ingredient of the Nazi nuclear weapons program.

    Under the code name Operation Gunnerside, Ronneberg led the daring raid in February of 1943, and in Ronneberg’s own words, the operation went “like a dream.” The team parachuted onto snow-covered mountains deep in enemy territory, where they would rendezvous with a small team of black ops commandos before traveling to the factory on skis.

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    the war on drugs has been a failure

    The United Nations’ (UN’s) global War on Drugs has been an unqualified failure, doing absolutely nothing to dent the supply of illicit drugs while leaving a trail of human rights violations in its wake, according to a damning new report made available via CNN.

    Begun in 2009, the UN’s War on Drugs had hoped to eliminate the global drug market by 2019. 2019 is just around the corner, and the global supply of illegal drugs remains as robust as it’s ever been, according to the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) report. Meanwhile, human rights across the globe have been curtailed in the name of the War on Drugs, while the health, security, and development of several nations have been stalled or even jeopardized in the name of prosecuting the drug war.

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    Journalist Jamal Khashoggi reclines in a wingback chair.

    Recent evidence has emerged speaking of a link between the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the ruler of Saudi Arabia.

    The leader of the 15-member Saudi hit team — alleged to have been responsible for the journalist’s death — placed four phone calls to bin Salman’s private office after Khashoggi died inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, the Turkish newspaper Yeni Safak reported on Monday.

    Khashoggi entered the consulate on October 2 and never came out. After denying for more than two weeks that it had anything to do with Khashoggi’s disappearance — and even denying that he had been killed — the Saudi government said on Saturday that the 60-year-old columnist had died during a “fist fight” with members of the 15-member Saudi team that had flown into Turkey that morning to intercept Khashoggi. The Saudi story soon changed to say that Khashoggi had died in a “choke hold,” as the Inquisitr reported.

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    the woman who abandoned a baby on a texas doorstep speaks out

    Keairra Woods, the Texas woman who was caught on surveillance camera video allegedly abandoning a toddler on a stranger’s doorstep and then fleeing, is giving her side of the story, CBS News is reporting. She blames GPS and the infant’s mother.

    Last week, a viral video began making the rounds of the internet. Taken from a homeowner’s surveillance camera, the video appears to show a woman – later identified as Keairra Woods – leaving a 2-year-old on a stranger’s doorstep, ringing the doorbell and knocking on the door, and then running away.

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    Joachim Roenneberg died

    Joachim Roenneberg, a Norwegian war hero who, during World War II, single-handedly destroyed Nazi Germany’s nuclear ambitions, has died, the Norwegian government confirms via ABC News Australia. NOTE: Roenneberg’s name is alternately spelled “Joachim Rønneberg,” retaining the original Nordic letter “ø,” in some sources. For simplicity’s sake, he will be referred to by the Anglicized spelling of his name (“Roenneberg”) for the remainder of this article.

    The 99-year-old man had been living a quiet life in his native Norway, where he was widely regarded as one of the Scandinavia country’s most important war heroes. He owed it all to an indescribably dangerous nighttime raid that took place back in 1943 when he was just 23-years-old.

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