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RT News - October 14, 2018 (17:00 MSK)

Just minutes after blast off, and hurtling towards space, a rocket malfunction forces a quick-thinking crew to abandon their mission, and face a nail-biting plunge back to Earth. Almost two weeks on and there's still no answer as to what's happened to a prominent journalist, who vanished after entering the Saudi embassy in Istanbul. Turkey claims he was murdered there, something Riyadh denies. The midterm elections are looming in the US, with Democrats and Republicans going all out, as polls put both sides almost neck and neck. The German state of Bavaria is voting today in a regional election which could sway the balance of power nationally.