Wednesday, November 4 , 2020
US vote count under way with both Trump and Biden predicting victory and legendary Argentine football icon Diego Maradona undergoes successful brain surgery *) Results of US election still awaited The results of the US election are still awaited with vote counting under way and no clear winner so far. Both incumbent Republican President Donald Trump and his Democrat challenger Joe Biden have predicted a win. Trump has made fraud allegations, without any proof, and said he would approach the US Supreme Court to resolve the matter while Biden's campaign says their lawyers are on standby for such an attempt. *) Search-and-rescue efforts completed in Turkey's quake-hit Izmir Turkey's disaster agency says all search-and-rescue efforts are over in Izmir province after last week’s deadly earthquake. The massive earthquake on Friday caused dozens of buildings to collapse and sent seawater surging into the streets along the coast in Izmir. The death toll in Turkey's Aegean region has risen to 114 with 137 victims still receiving treatment, while 898 have been discharged from hospitals. *) Probe into Vienna terror attack continues The investigation into Vienna's terror attack has expanded to Switzerland and North Macedonia. The assailant, a 20-year-old Austrian-North Macedonian dual citizen, was killed by police after the Daesh-claimed attack, which left four people dead and 22 wounded. Police in Vienna searched 18 properties including the suspect's apartment, detaining 14 people associated with the assailant over the attack. *) Indian police arrest, charge firebrand TV station founder Arnab Goswami Indian police said they arrested firebrand television news anchor Arnab Goswami and charged him with abetment to suicide. Police said the charges against Goswami are linked to the 2018 deaths of interior designer Anvay Naik and his mother, which police determined to be suicide. Goswami is known for aggressively backing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his nationalist policies during his nightly shows, often shouting down opponents. And finally... *) Maradona undergoes successful brain surgery: doctor Argentine football great Diego Maradona has undergone successful brain surgery on a blood clot, his personal doctor has said. Dr Leopoldo Luque said Maradona has an accumulation of blood between a membrane and his brain. Luque, who is a neurologist, said the problem was likely caused by an accident, but Maradona said he doesn't remember the event.