Global

Moore defiant as GOP sees Alabama Senate seat at risk

Moore's Democratic challenger, former US attorney Doug Jones , had little to say aside from an eight-word campaign statement: " Roy Moore needs to answer these serious charges". The question this poll can not really answer is the level of detail about the allegations against Moore that voters absorbed the day they were released - presumably not a lot of Alabamians read the Washington Post - and whether the sheer creepiness of Moore's reported conduct came through.

Sport

Nadal to finish 2017 as World number one

The Spaniard has enjoyed a fabulous season, winning two Grand Slam titles along the way, and the French and US Open champion made no mistake in pipping his great rival Roger Federer to the prestigious year-end top spot. "It's been an wonderful year", he said after his straight-sets win over Chung. Thiem, a two-time French Open semifinalist, has dropped in form considerably since losing to Argentine Juan Martin del Potro in a five-set thriller in the fourth round of this year's U.S.

Blow for Man United as Jose Mourinho provides Paul Pogba injury update

The centre-forward created Anthony Martial's 81st-minute victor and Mourinho also pointed to how the Belgian was hard for Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen to deal with. "They pay the ticket, they can do what they want", Mourinho said. Lukaku will be hoping to rediscover his scoring form quickly as United are next in action against Benfica in the UEFA Champions League before making the trip to Stamford Bridge on Sunday to face reigning Premier League champions Chelsea .

Science