Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Vienna terror attack leaves three dead and several wounded, and Johnny Depp loses his high-stakes libel case against The Sun newspaper *) Austria hit by ‘repulsive terror attack’ Three people, including one attacker, have been killed in central Vienna in what Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has described as a "repulsive terror attack." Police said there was "one deceased person" and several injured, including one police officer. The attacks on late Monday were carried out by "several suspects armed with rifles," said police, adding that there had been "six different shooting locations." *) Trump, Biden lawyers on standby for election results Election Day in the US is finally under way with some 98 million people already having voted. But signature matches, late-arriving absentee votes, drop boxes, secrecy envelopes... These issues have already sent Democratic and Republican lawyers to court and victory for Donald Trump or Joe Biden might require a legal battle. *) Turkey's Izmir death toll rises past 100 The death toll from an earthquake in the Aegean Sea has risen to at least 102, Turkey’s disaster management agency has said. The massive earthquake on Friday caused dozens of buildings to collapse and sent seawater surging into the streets along the coast in Izmir. Rescue work continues with a renewed sense of hope after a three-year-old child was found alive under rubble 91 hours after the temblor. *) Argentina expects 10 million doses of Russian Covid-19 vaccine Argentina is expecting 10 million doses of Russia's main experimental Covid-19 vaccine between December and January, as infections continue to climb in the South American country. The vaccine, known as Sputnik V, is given in two doses and could begin arriving as early as next month, the Argentinian government said in a news release. The price of the Russian vaccine would be "more or less average" compared with others. And finally... *) Johnny Depp loses UK libel case over ‘wife-beater’ article Johnny Depp has lost his high-stakes libel case against The Sun tabloid newspaper for labeling him a “wife beater”. In a decision widely cheered by campaigners against domestic abuse, Justice Andrew Nicol said the defendants proved during the trial in London that their allegations against Depp were "substantially true.” Depp’s lawyers said it would be “ridiculous” if the actor didn't appeal the decision.