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Jair Bolsonaro: Far-right candidate wins Brazil poll

Jair Bolsonaro: Far-right candidate wins Brazil poll

World
Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro is heading for a sweeping victory in Brazil's presidential election.With more than 90% of the vote counted, Mr Bolsonaro has 56% of the votes against 44% for Fernando Haddad from the left-wing Workers Party.Mr Bolsonaro campaigned on a promise to eradicate corruption and to drive down Brazil's high crime levels.The election campaign has been deeply divisive. Each camp argued that victory for the other could destroy Brazil.This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.You can receive Breaking News on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC News App. You can also follow @BBCBreaking on Twitter to get the latest alerts. Let's bloc...
Super-earth 'most likely' candidate for alien life

Super-earth 'most likely' candidate for alien life

Technology
A planet one-and-a-half times the size of Earth has emerged as the most likely planet outside our solar system to support alien life. Kepler 452b, which is 1,400 light years away, is in the middle of a zone which scientists say possesses the right conditions for life to be created.Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology found it is in the centre of the so-called abiogenesis zone.This is a region of a solar system where the level of ultraviolet light is right to kickstart the chemical reactions that can lead to early life.But it is also in a habitable region, a ring of space that is a sufficient distance from a planet's host star so that it is not too hot or too cold to support life - the so-called Goldilo...
S.C. congressional candidate Katie Arrington seriously hurt in car crash

S.C. congressional candidate Katie Arrington seriously hurt in car crash

Health
June 23 (UPI) -- Katie Arrington, a Republican candidate in a South Carolina congressional district, was in serious condition after a car crash late Friday. Arrington, who defeated incumbent Mark Sanford in the primary on June 12, underwent surgery after sustaining a fracture in her back and several broken bones, according to a Vote Katie Arrington Facebook post. A part of her small intestine was removed and the main artery in her legs will require a stent because of a partial collapse. Arrington will remain in the hospital for at least two weeks, the posting said. "As we all know, Katie Arrington is an extremely strong woman and has tremendous faith and an incredibly supportive family," the message said. "And it is from her strong faith, the support of her family, the prayers and suppor...
Phil Neville a candidate for England women head coach role

Phil Neville a candidate for England women head coach role

Sports
Former Manchester United and England full-back Phil Neville is a contender to take over as England women's boss.Mo Marley has been in temporary charge since Mark Sampson was sacked following evidence of "inappropriate behaviour" in a previous role in September.But Neville, who has previously coached with Manchester United, Valencia and England Under-21s, would represent a surprise appointment.England are ranked third in the world, with the 2019 World Cup due in France.The Football Association (FA) had planned to appoint a new head coach by the end of 2017, however several potential appointments dropped out of the running.Emma Hayes said she wanted to remain as Chelsea boss while former Arsenal coach Laura Harvey and Canada manager John Herdman moved to new roles.Rumours of 40-year-old Nevi...
Dixons CEO emerges as candidate to head ITV

Dixons CEO emerges as candidate to head ITV

Business
The chief executive of Dixons Carphone has held talks about taking the helm at ITV, turning the race to lead the commercial broadcaster into a three-way tussle with the bosses of easyJet and Direct Line Group.Sky News understands that Seb James, who has run Dixons Carphone since the merger of Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse in 2014, was approached about the top job at ITV in recent weeks as it narrowed the search for a successor to Adam Crozier.It was unclear on Friday evening whether Mr James remained in contention to run ITV.The Guardian reported this week that Carolyn McCall, the EasyJet chief executive, was the leading candidate to replace Mr Crozier, and sources close to the process said that the company planned to make an announcement about the identity of its new boss next week...