A young supporter wears campaign stickers on her face as Democratic presidential candidate  Hillary Clinton speaks during a ‘get out to caucus’ event at Washington High School on January 30th in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Iowa caucuses: how they work
  • US
  • February 1, 2016, 11:51

The battle for the US presidency shifts into a new gear with the start of states’ caucuses and primary elections in February 2016, beginning with the (...)

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump hold narrow leads in the polls but voting in Iowa can be hard to predict. Photographs: Getty and Reuters

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump hold narrow leads in the final “gold standard” poll in Iowa, a day before the state holds its caucuses, the official (...)

The Moors last ruled here 500 years ago. But the tradition of the hammam – the public baths later banned by the Spanish queen Isabella – is thriving once mor
Granada: a place of more and Moor
  • Travel
  • January 30, 2016, 01:00

Masseurs and masseuses glide through the dimly lit space, flitting between niches in the arched cavern. Diffused light enters through star- shaped sky(...)

 Lavoy Finicum who was one of the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon: he was shot dead. Photograph: by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

There was a dramatic turning point in the four-week armed occupation of a wildlife refuge in Oregon on Tuesday when the FBI arrested eight leaders of (...)

 Robert LaVoy Finicum, a rancher who acted as a spokesman for the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers, was killed in an incident on Tuesday.  Photograph: Jarod Opperman/New York Times

US and state officials in Oregon on Wednesday set up checkpoints around Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, where an armed group pledged to prolong its (...)

Occupiers confer before disabling a remote camera system mounted on a power pole near the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters in Burns, Oregon. Photograph: Rob Kerr/AFP/Getty Images

A member of the group of armed men who have seized a US wildlife refuge in Oregon in an anti-government protest has been arrested after driving a gove(...)

The Faraday Future FFZERO1 electric concept car is shown after an unveiling at a news conference in Las Vegas

You may have heard of Tesla, but what about Faraday Future? The electric car company debuted a concept vehicle ahead of the opening of CES in Vegas, p(...)

Lisboa Casino in Macau: gaming sector revenue in the former Portuguese colony fell in November by 32.3 per cent to €1.87 billion. Photograph: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg

For more than a decade, Macau, the world’s biggest casino hub, has been on the kind of roll to set any gambler’s pulse racing, with gaming revenues mu(...)

  Las Vegas billionaire  and Sands  chief executive Sheldon Adelson: the Las Vegas Review-Journal   has confirmed a Forbes report that the billionaire casino mogul is its new owner.    Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

A day before the fifth Republican presidential debate, candidate Jeb Bush tweeted that he had just finished a meeting of more than an hour with the ed(...)

 Protesters with puppet effigies of US Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump  and Marco Rubio during a protest  in Las Vegas, Nevada, US. Photograph: Mike Nelson

Republican candidates gather in Nevada on Tuesday night for the party’s fifth presidential debate and the first since the California terror attack tha(...)