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 Electoral agents work with a lamp as the poll continues after 7pm at one of the polling stations where polls did not finish in time due to the late arrival of the voting materials in Kisugu village, Kampala, Uganda. Photograph: Dai Kurokawa/EPA

The man hoping to break Yoweri Museveni’s 30-year grip on Uganda’s presidency was briefly arrested on Thursday and the government shut down social med(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un being welcomed during a party in Pyongyang for scientists who contributed to the launch of the earth observation satellite Kwangmyong. Photograph: AFP/Korean Central News Agency via KNS

North Korea is preparing to launch terror attacks on South Korea, possibly poisoning or kidnapping South Koreans and launching cyberattacks, officials(...)

US president Barack Obama will visit Cuba in March, marking the first US presidential visit to the island since 1928. Photograph: Shawn Thew/EPA

Barack Obama will pay a historic visit to Cuba in March, becoming the first US president to step foot on the island in nearly nine decades. The brief(...)

“This is unprecedented in medicine, to be honest, to get response rates in this range in these very advanced patients,” says researcher Stanley Riddell.

Scientists are claiming “extraordinary” success with engineering immune cells to target a specific type of blood cancer in their first clinical trial(...)

George W. Bush, former US president, second from left, shakes hands with his brother Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, left, as Laura Bush, former first lady, second from right, and Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, look on during a campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina on Monday.  Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Former US president George W Bush made a return to the political spotlight at an election rally in South Carolina on Monday night in a bid to revive t(...)

Hillary Clinton is coming up drastically short on trustworthiness. Photograph:  Jim Young/Reuters

The Clinton campaign is shellshocked over the wholesale rejection of Hillary by young women, younger versions of herself who do not relate to her. H(...)

Tests have indicated that the heavier you are, the greater your brain perceives distances to be. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Obese people may have found a good excuse for not going the extra mile, thanks to scientists. It seems that the heavier you are, the greater your bra(...)

A 10-minute saliva test for cancer that scientists claim could revolutionise diagnosis of the disease has been unveiled. File photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters

A 10-minute saliva test for cancer that scientists claim could revolutionise diagnosis of the disease has been unveiled. The “liquid biopsy” test loo(...)

Republican presidential candidates  Jeb Bush, senator Ted Cruz and Donald Trump  at the CBS debate in the Peace Center in Greenville, South Carolina. Photograph:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Republican White House hopefuls have called for US president Barack Obama to step aside and allow his successor to nominate the next Supreme Court jus(...)

Supreme court justice Antonin Scalia making a rare appearance on Capitol Hill to testify before a senate judiciary committee hearin. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

In almost 30 years on the bench of the US supreme court justice Antonin Scalia was strident, colorful, and most of all, conservative. That made him an(...)

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