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Turkey’s presidential election looks set to go to a run-off. With most of the ballots from yesterday’s vote counted, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had secured just over 49%, compared to almost 45% for opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu. If neither candidate reaches 50%, the second round will take place on 28 May. Volodymyr Zelensky has arrived at Chequers to discuss military aid with Rishi Sunak. The visit by the Ukrainian president is part of a tour of key European allies ahead of an expected counter-offensive against Russian forces. Holidaymakers will be able to fly from London to Sydney in as little as two hours within the next 10 years – by going via space. That’s according to the Civil Aviation Authority, after research found that travellers wouldn’t have to be especially fit or young to withstand the G-forces involved in suborbital travel.