Donald Trump has admitted losing the US presidency would not be “easy”, as voters head to the polls in the final hours of a historic election. The Republican incumbent said he had not yet thought about a concession or victory speech, as he addressed party workers at their headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. Meanwhile, Democrat challenger
Afghanistan has marked a day of mourning as the death toll from an attack on Kabul University has risen to at least 35. Gunmen barged into the university on Monday, in what was the second attack on an educational institution in the capital in just over a week. Both have been claimed by Islamic State.
Global stock markets have rallied sharply as Americans head to the polls – with the likely impact of any result on economic stimulus preoccupying investors. London’s FTSE 100 was 2% higher in early afternoon trading with European markets also ahead, picking up after gains from Wall Street and in Asian trading overnight. There were further
A gunman who killed four people in Vienna posted a photo of himself on social media with two of the weapons he apparently used in the terror attack – before he carried out his rampage. Kujtim Fejzulai went on a shooting spree outside the Austrian capital’s largest synagogue and also through the city’s nightlife district
Poland’s right-wing government has delayed implementing a high court ruling on further tightening what was already one of Europe’s most restrictive abortion laws, after nationwide protests. On 22 October, the court decided aborting foetuses with congenital defects violates the constitution – only permitting terminations in cases where there is a risk to the woman’s life
Police have again arrested the popular Ugandan singer Bobi Wine – just hours after he became an opposition presidential candidate. Wine, who is bidding to unseat Uganda’s long-time leader, was dragged from his car by police. NBS Television said the singer, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, was taken into a police van amid
A protest has been held in Bangkok after the Thai government announced it has banned Pornhub and 190 other websites showing pornography. Digital minister Puttipong Punnakanta said the block was part of efforts to restrict access to porn and gambling websites, adding that such content is illegal under the country’s cybercrime law. But the decision
How unique is the platypus? Let us count the ways: It is one of the only mammals which lays eggs, it is venomous, it senses prey using electrolocation, and – as scientists have just discovered – it glows green under ultraviolet light. Biofluorescence – when light is absorbed and then emitted at a different wavelength
Apple has announced a surprise event for 10 November with the title “One more thing” – a catchphrase used by Steve Jobs ahead of particularly significant announcements. The special event will be broadcast from Apple Park at 6pm UK time, and the company is expected to announce its first MacBooks running on Apple Silicon chips
Harrison Ford has recalled his hair-raising Indiana Jones scenes with his “father” Sir Sean Connery in a touching tribute to his “dear friend”. The two actors teamed up for Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade, the third film in the series, which saw Sir Sean taking on the role of Indy’s dad, Professor Henry Jones,
A young girl has been pulled alive from the rubble of a collapsed apartment building in the Turkish city of Izmir, four days after a strong earthquake hit Turkey and Greece. The girl was seen being taken into an ambulance, wrapped in a thermal blanket, as rescue workers and onlookers clapped and chanted “God is
For the past few weeks, terrorism has been resurgent in France. Now, its tentacles have spread in a grim fashion. Before this attack, Vienna had not suffered a terrorist incident for decades. How quickly that record disappeared, with a crackle of gunfire and cries of horror. Image: An Austrian minister says at least one ‘Islamist
The terror suspect shot dead by police in Vienna was heavily armed, wearing a bomb belt and was an IS sympathiser, the Austrian interior minister has said. Three civilians, two men and a woman, died in the attack, which took place at six separate locations in the city – at least 13 others were injured.
A man known as Russia’s “Sausage King” has been killed with a crossbow in a sauna at his home near Moscow. Intruders broke into the home of Russian meat boss Vladimir Marugov, 54, early on Monday. They tied him and his partner up in the sauna and demanded money before killing him with a crossbow.
Survivors of a massacre in western Ethiopia have counted 54 bodies in a school field after the latest deadly attack to target ethnic minorities in the country, according to Amnesty International. Victims were ethnic Amharas and came from Gawa Qanga village in the West Wellega Zone of Oromia, in an area bordering South Sudan. Sunday’s
Footage from a suspected terror attack in Vienna shows an armed attacker shooting someone and running down a street, before moments later the same person is shot again as they writhe on the floor. In as yet unconfirmed video of the incident in the Austrian capital, an apparent attacker is seen firing a weapon at