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Royals in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, The Netherlands, and Monaco are related to each other and to the UK royal family, including Queen Elizabeth II.

Almost all the royal families of Europe are related to each other. This family tree shows how they share a single ancestor

Europe's royal families, from Spain to Luxembourg, have a common ancestor in King George II. This means Europe's kings and queens are distantly related. Royals in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Monaco are related to each other, as well as to the British royal family.
Meng Hongwei went missing and is feared dead under China's watch. Here, Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at a conference in Xiamen, China, in September 2017.

The Interpol chief who vanished in China is feared dead after even his wife hasn’t heard from him in weeks

Interpol president Meng Hongwei went missing after traveling to China in late September. A week after his disappearance China said Meng had been detained and investigated over bribery allegations, and Interpol said it received his resignation. His wife said she was "not sure he's alive."
Lena Dunham.

Lena Dunham’s feminist newsletter, which ran articles by Jennifer Lawrence and Michelle Obama, is shutting down

The Lenny Letter, Dunham's project, and the website that spun out of it will cease operations. The newsletter featured Gloria Steinem and Gillian Jacobs as well as Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama. In its final email, it asked: 'Please continue to push forward the voices that need a platform.'
JD.com founder and CEO Richard Liu is bringing his company to the US with Google's help. Here he celebrates JD.com's IPO on the Nasdaq Exchange in 2014.

Google is helping a Chinese CEO being investigated for rape to bring his company to the US

Chinese e-commerce company JD.com is set to launch in the US for the first time, with Google's help. Meanwhile, the company's founder and CEO Liu Qiangdong is being investigated for an allegation of rape in Minnesota.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 16, 2018.

The US reportedly gave Mohammed bin Salman 72 hours to ‘own’ the Khashoggi disaster. His time is up.

In a meeting in Riyadh on Tuesday — which finished at around 3 p.m. Saudi time — US Secretary of Strate Mike Pompeo told the Crown Prince he must "own" the disaster and has 72 hours to sort it out, an Axios source said. This deadline has come and gone with no big changes.
Jared Kushner has reportedly been advising Donald Trump on how to deal with Saudi Arabia over the Jamal Khashoggi crisis. Here, Saudi Crown Prince (then-Defense Minister) Mohammed bin Salman, Trump, and Kushner in Riyadh in May 2017.

Jared Kushner is reportedly urging Trump to stand by the Saudi crown prince until the Khashoggi crisis blows over

Kushner is close to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, reportedly having texted him via WhatsApp in the past. Despite being President Donald Trump's Middle East adviser, he has not taken a public role in dealing with the suspected murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Emergency crews carry Waddell to safety.

An elderly man fell down an abandoned Arizona mine shaft, broke his legs, fought off 3 snakes, and lived

John Waddell was "hollering, help, help" when he was found by friend Terry Schrader on Wednesday, and was lucky to make it out alive after surviving two days with no water or food. He'd been abseiling down on Monday but slipped and fell 100 feet, breaking both his legs.
A Southwest airplane takes off.

A Southwest flight made an emergency landing after a man reportedly wouldn’t stop touching a female passenger against her will

Southwest flight 859 was forced to make an emergency landing in Albuquerque on Tuesday after a man reportedly touched a female passenger on the leg and tried to play 'footsie' with her. He allegedly followed her when the moved seats and yelled at a flight attendant, forcing an emergency landing.
A Turkish investigator searches the Saudi consulate after Khashoggi's disappearance.

Saudi Arabia reportedly plans to admit Khashoggi was murdered and use top general close to crown prince as scapegoat

According to The Daily Beast, Saudi officials plan to say a two-star general botched a plan to interrogate Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and accidentally killed him instead. The narrative falls in line with US President Donald Trump's suggestion that "rogue killers" were behind the disappearance.
People gathered in Toronto's Trinity Bellwoods Park for a 'smoke out' on Wednesday.

14 photos of people lighting up after Canada legalized weed

Canada became the first G7 country to legalize marijuana sales nationwide on Wednesday. The country became the second in the world, after Uruguay, to legalize the drug for all adults. Canadians queued overnight to buy products and celebrated by smoking in parks.