Things you should know today: 10/18/18


Turkey pledges accountability in Saudi probe; critics wonder

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A Turkish police officer stands on the roof of the residence of the Saudi consul General Mohammed al-Otaibi as Turkish police conducted a search after the disappearance and alleged slaying of writer Jamal Khashoggi, in Istanbul, Wednesday, Oct. 17. A pro-government Turkish newspaper on Wednesday published a gruesome recounting of the alleged slaying of Saudi writer Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, just as America’s top diplomat arrived in the country for talks over the Washington Post columnist’s disappearance. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Turkey has pledged to investigate the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was allegedly killed at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Although Turkey has held Saudi Arabia accountable in the journalist’s disappearance, critics say Turkey has issues of its own with stifling freedom of expression.

Manhunt in Crimea for possible accomplice in school attack

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A woman prays near a memorial to the people killed during an attack in the vocational college in Kerch, Crimea, Thursday, Oct. 18. An official says that authorities on the Crimean Peninsula are searching for a possible accomplice of the student who carried out an attack on a vocational school, killing 20 people and wounding more than 50 others. (AP Photo/Str)

A shooting at a Crimea vocational school Oct. 17 left 20 dead and more than 50 injured. Crimea head Sergei Aksyonov told reporters it’s possible the 18-year-old attacker, who killed himself following the shooting, had an accomplice.

Putin: Russia would only use its nuclear arms in retaliation

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a signing ceremony following his talks with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 17. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, Pool)

President Vladimir Putin said Oct. 18 Russia would only use its nuclear weapons in retaliation against a missile attack. The comment came at a policy forum.

Astronomers discover massive ‘proto-supercluster’ in early universe

A team of astronomers found the most massive structure ever discovered in the early universe, a proto-supercluster now called Hyperion. The structure, referred to as a proto-supercluster because it is still developing, is composed of thousands of galaxies and weighs more than one million billion times the weight of our sun.

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