Turkey Says Khashoggi Recordings “Appalling”, Shocked Saudi Intelligence


Saudi Arabia claims that Jamal Khashoggi died in a physical altercation inside its consulate in Istanbul.

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President Tayyip Erdogan said recordings related to the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, which Turkey has shared with Western allies, are “appalling” and shocked a Saudi intelligence officer who listened to them, Turkish media reported on Tuesday.

Khashoggi, a critic of de facto Saudi ruler Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed in Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate last month in a hit which Erdogan says was ordered at the “highest levels” of the Saudi government.

Erdogan told reporters on his plane returning from a weekend visit to France that he discussed the Saudi journalist’s killing with the U.S., French and German leaders at dinner in Paris.

“We played the recordings regarding this murder to everyone who wanted them from us. Our intelligence organisation did not hide anything. We played them to all who wanted them including the Saudis, the USA, France, Canada, Germany, Britain,” he said.

“The recordings are really appalling. Indeed when the Saudi intelligence officer listened to the recordings he was so shocked he said: ‘This one must have taken heroin, only someone who takes who heroin would do this,” he added.

Khashoggi’s killing has provoked global outrage but little concrete action by world powers against Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter and a supporter of Washington’s plans to contain Iranian influence across the Middle East.

Erdogan said it was clear the murder was planned and that the order came from the top level of Saudi authorities but that he could not think such a thing of King Salman, for whom he has ‘limitless respect’.

“The crown prince says ‘I will clarify the matter, I will do what is necessary’. We are waiting patiently,” Erdogan said, adding that the perpetrators of the killing were among 18 suspects detained in Saudi Arabia.

“It must be revealed who gave them the order to murder.”

Erdogan has not given details of the contents of the tapes but two sources with knowledge of the issue have told Reuters that Turkey has several audio recordings.

They include the killing itself and conversations before the operation which Turkey subsequently uncovered, the sources said. These had led Ankara to conclude from an early stage that the killing was premeditated, despite Saudi Arabia’s initial denials of any knowledge or involvement.

Saudi Arabia’s prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb has since said Khashoggi’s killing was planned in advance, although another Saudi official said Prince Mohammed had no knowledge of the specific operation.

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Trudeau: Canadian intelligence has heard Khashoggi tapes


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday became the first Western leader to acknowledge his country had received the recordings of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

“Canada has been fully briefed up on what Turkey had to share,” Trudeau said from the Canadian Embassy in Paris, where he was attending the Peace Forum following the WWI Armistice centenary.

On Saturday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he had given recordings “to Saudi Arabia, to America, to the Germans, the French, to the British, to all of them.”

The Canadian leader is the first since that announcement to officially confirm that his country’s intelligence had listened to the audio.

Trudeau said that he himself had not heard them, and he wouldn’t give any details on the contents of the tapes.

Trudeau said he thanked Erdogan for “his strength in responding to the Khashoggi situation” at the sidelines of the Paris ceremonies this weekend.

France’s account of Erdogan’s claim to have shared the tapes differs somewhat.

When questioned on France 2 television Monday, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that Turkey has “not to my knowledge” given the French government any such recordings, and suggesting the Turks were playing games.

“If the Turkish president has information to give to us, he must give it to us,” Le Drian said.

“That means he has a political game in this situation,” Le Drian added, referring to Erdogan.

CIA Director Gina Haspel, who visited Turkey last month for information on the investigation, is reported to have heard the audio recordings of the killing. The existence of the recordings was leaked to the media but never openly confirmed until last week.

Turkey says Khashoggi, who was critical of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was strangled and dismembered at the consulate as part of a premeditated killing. Media reports have suggested that his body could have been chemically dissolved.

Saudi Arabia insisted for weeks after Khashoggi disappeared that he had walked out of the consulate, before changing its account to say he died in a brawl.

Subsequently, Saudi Arabia acknowledged that Turkish evidence indicates that Khashoggi’s killing was premeditated, shifting its explanation in an apparent effort to ease international outrage over the death.

Saudi officials characterize the killing as a rogue operation carried out by Saudi agents who exceeded their authority. Yet some of those implicated in the killing are close to the crown prince, including a member of the prince’s entourage on foreign trips who was seen at the consulate before Khashoggi’s slaying.

On Monday, U.K. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt became the first British minister to visit Saudi Arabia since the Oct. 2 killing. He met with King Salman and was expected to meet the crown prince and press Saudi authorities to fully cooperate with Turkish investigators.

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Aya Batrawy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, contributed to this report.



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हिंदी न्यूज़ – Vivo X21s launched in china with in display fingerprint sensor and artificial intelligence, बेहतरीन डिस्प्ले के साथ लॉन्च हुआ Vivo X21s, कीमत भी है कम


बेहतरीन डिस्प्ले के साथ लॉन्च हुआ Vivo X21s, कीमत भी है कम

इस फोन की सबसे खास बात in-display फिंगरप्रिंट सेंसर और इसमें मौजूद कैमरा है.

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Updated: November 11, 2018, 1:24 PM IST

चीन की स्मार्टफोन निर्माता कंपनी विवो (vivo) ने अपने घरेलू बाजार में in-display फिंगरप्रिंट सेंसर और वॉटर ड्राप नॉच के साथ X21s को लॉन्च कर दिया है. कंपनी ने अपने इस स्मार्टफोन को डुअल कैमरा सेटअप के साथ लॉन्च किया है और यह दो कलर ऑप्शन में आएगा. Vivo X21s की कीमत 2498 युआन यानी 26,100 रुपये तय की गई है. कंपनी ने इस फोन को 6GB RAM और 128GB इंटरनल स्टोरेज के साथ लॉन्च किया है.

इस ऐप के इस्तेमाल पर Google दे रहा है 9,000 रुपये तक का Cash Reward!

इस स्मार्टफोन के फीचर्स की बात करें तो  यह फोन एंड्रॉयड 8.1 Oreo पर काम करता है. इसमें 6.41-इंच का सुपर Super AMOLED डिस्प्ले है, जिसका रेज़ोलूशन 2340×1080 पिक्सल है और अस्पेक्ट रेशियो 19.5:9 है. इस फोन का स्क्रीन टू बॉडी रेशियो 91.2% है. यह फोन बेज़ल लेस डिस्प्ले के साथ आएगा.

कैमरे की बात करें तो इसमें 12+5MP का डुअल रियर कैमरा सेटअप है, जो आर्टिफिशियल इंटेलिजेंस (AI) के साथ आएगा. इसमें लगे कैमरे की सबसे ख़ास बात ये है कि अंधरे में फोटो क्लिक करने के लिए इसमें मोनोक्रोम फ्लैश दिया गया है. वहीं सेल्फी के लिए इसमें 24.8 MP का फ्रंट कैमरा मौजूद है.दो से ज़्यादा लोगों को मैसेज Forward करने पर WhatsApp पूछेगा ये सवाल

Vivo X21s में ऑक्टा कोर स्नैपड्रैगन 660 प्रोसेसर है. इसके अलावा इसमें 6GB RAM और 128GB इंटरनल स्टोरेज है, जिसे आप 256GB तक बढ़ा सकते हैं.  इसमें पावर के लिए 3,400mAh की बैटरी दी गई है. इस फोन को भारत में कब लॉन्च किया जाएगा इसको लेकर कोई जानकारी सामने नहीं आई है.

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Dating Apps Use Artificial Intelligence to Help Search for Love


Forget swiping through endless profiles. Dating apps are using artificial intelligence to suggest where to go on a first date, recommend what to say and even find a partner who looks like your favourite celebrity.

Until recently smartphone dating apps – such as Tinder which lets you see in real time who is available and “swipe” if you wish to meet someone – left it up to users to ask someone out and then make the date go well.

But to fight growing fatigue from searching through profiles in vain, the online dating sector is turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to help arrange meetings in real life and act as a dating coach.

These new uses for AI – the science of programming computers to reproduce human processes like thinking and decision making – by dating apps were highlighted at the four-day Web Summit which wraps up Thursday in Lisbon.

Online dating pioneer eHarmony announced it is developing an AI-enabled feature which nudges users to suggest meeting in person after they have been chatting in the app for a while.

“There is a lot of activity on dating apps but by and large there is not a lot of dates,” eHarmony CEO Grant Langston told the annual tech gathering.

“Guys don’t know how to ask, it’s astounding really how many people need help and we think we can do that in an automated way.”

‘Takes pressure off’
British dating app Loveflutter plans to use AI to analyse chats between its users to determine their compatibility and suggest when they should meet.

“We will ping a message saying ‘You are getting along really well, why don’t you go on your first date’,” said Loveflutter co-founder Daigo Smith.

Loveflutter already suggests places to go on a first date that are equidistant from both people’s homes using information from Foursquare, an app that helps smartphone users find nearby restaurants, bars and clubs.

“It kind of takes the pressure off organising that first date,” said Smith.

Tinder founder Sean Rad said AI will “create better user experiences” and predicted iPhone’s Siri Voice assistant would in the future act as a matchmaker.

Voice activated
An entirely voice operated dating app called AIMM which uses AI to mirror a human matchmaking service is already being tested in Denver where it has about 1,000 users.

When you open the app, a soothing voice asks questions about what you like to do on a date or where you would like to travel.

It then suggests suitable matches based on your personality. Once you have picked one you would like to meet, the app tells you about them.

After several days the app will help set up a time for a phone call between you and your match – and give advice for your first date based on what it knows about the other person.

“It will say things like ‘based on her personality inclination she is a traditional person, I would recommend dinner and a walk’,” said Kevin Teman, the app’s developer.

The app also reminds you to ask questions “about the things that are important to you” during the date, he added.

After the date, the app checks in with both people to see how it went and recommend whether they should continue to see each other or keep looking.

Teman hopes to make it available across the United States early next year.

Celebrity lookalikes
Badoo, a London-based dating app, is now using AI and facial recognition technology to let users find a match that looks like anyone at all, including their ex or celebrity crush.

Users can upload a picture of someone and the app will find lookalikes among Badoo’s more than 400 million users worldwide.

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, Oscar-winning actress Emma Stone and singer Beyonce are the most searched for celebrities globally since Badoo introduced the feature – dubbed Lookalikes – last year.

However not everyone is convinced that AI can aid the search for love.

Among the doubters at the Web Summit was UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who said he was “a little bit sceptical” it could help “people chose their soul mates”.

“I’m very happy I have chosen my soulmate by traditional methods,” said the former Portuguese prime minister, who is married to a Lisbon city councillor, in his opening address to the gathering on Monday.



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