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Elon Musk’s SpaceX is converting oil rigs into spaceports for Mars-bound Starship
Private space firm previously said it is ‘actively developing the technologies… with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars’
independent | Technology | 1 mins ago
Biden’s distant cousins in Ireland celebrate ‘magical’ day of inauguration
New US president has often spoken about his links to Ireland, and traces his roots back to Co Mayo and Co Louth
independent | World | 22 mins ago
Less than 5% of England’s 500-mile smart motorway network has breakdown-detecting radar technology
Transport secretary calls ‘urgent meeting’ with Highways England to discuss progress of rollout
independent | UK | 37 mins ago
Delay in Pfizer vaccine shipments frustrate Europe, Canada
Frustration is mounting from Europe to North America over reduced shipments of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine while the U.S. pharmaceutical company increases production capacity at its Belgian plant
independent | World | 1 hrs ago
‘America is back’: World leaders react to Biden’s inauguration
‘A great day for democracy,’ says Italian PM Giuseppe Conte
independent | World | 2 hrs ago
Coming in from the cold: How Biden plans to reset US foreign policy
‘There is a big difference in attitude between Trump’s administration and this one’, a senior Iranian official, who was part of the nuclear deal negotiations, tells Kim Sengupta 
independent | World | 2 hrs ago
‘What happened?’: QAnon followers left upset and angry as conspiracy theory’s ‘Storm’ fails to materialise
Followers of QAnon have been left upset and angry in the wake of the apparent collapse of the conspiracy theory.
independent | Technology | 2 hrs ago
Plea for financial assistance as Northern Irish truckers ‘hammered’ by Brexit red tape
New arrangements ‘unmitigated disaster’, with firms haemorrhaging cash, warns DUP MP
independent | UK | 2 hrs ago
How quickly could vaccines allow us to reopen the economy?
Boris Johnson has suggested that vaccinations could allow restrictions in England to be eased from March. But is this feasible? Or would it represent another policy mistake? Ben Chu investigates
independent | Business | 2 hrs ago
UK house prices soar to new all-time high of £250,000
Stamp Duty holiday and low interest rates help to lift prices to new peak
independent | Business | 2 hrs ago
Rape charges denied by lawyer for '70s Show' actor Masterson
An attorney for “That ’70s Show” actor Danny Masterson has pleaded not guilty on his behalf in a Los Angeles court to the rapes of three women in the early 2000s
independent | World | 2 hrs ago
Hunt men caught on film using dogs and rods to flush out fox
Hidden camera catches workers covering one end of earth with net to block animal’s escape route
independent | UK | 2 hrs ago
Manchester Arena bombing inquiry: Firefighters were still asking police where to go after last survivor evacuated
Teams with specialist terror attack capability were inactive, three miles from arena 
independent | UK | 3 hrs ago
‘Cocaine bananas’ accidentally shipped to grocers in bungled drug deal
Drugs came from Columbia, investigators believe
independent | World | 3 hrs ago
President Biden’s inauguration speech in full
independent | World | 3 hrs ago
Coronavirus: Record death toll is ‘appalling’ and there is ‘more to come’, Boris Johnson admits
Grim figures blamed on ‘new variant’ - despite criticism of decision to allow families to meet at Christmas
independent | UK | 3 hrs ago
Watch Joe Biden’s inauguration live
President-elect Joe Biden and vice President-elect Kamala Harris’s are preparing to become the 46th President and 49th vice president of the United States.
independent | World | 3 hrs ago
Twitter admits it should have been ‘more aggressive’ in challenging Donald Trump and conspiracy theories
'We've got more work to do to enforce our policies consistently’, the company told MPs
independent | Technology | 3 hrs ago
‘Significant’ cannabis factory discovered next to Bank of England in City of London
Police say drugs operation is first of its kind found in the area
independent | UK | 4 hrs ago
Italian government survives crucial Senate confidence vote
Mr Conte told the Senate before the vote that he wanted ‘only pro-Europeans in the majority’
independent | World | 4 hrs ago
Joe Biden gets access to official POTUS account as Twitter marks inauguration with transfer of handles
Twitter has handed over access to the official presidential account to Joe Biden as he takes office.
independent | Technology | 4 hrs ago
Trump’s Covid legacy: 402,269 Americans dead after former president claimed virus will ‘disappear’
‘It’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear,’ Mr Trump said on 27 February, 2020
independent | World | 4 hrs ago
Bill Clinton photobombs George Bush as US leaders take selfies at Biden inauguration
Bill Clinton and George W Bush are still partying like it's 2000.
independent | World | 4 hrs ago
Olympic champion's abuse claim triggers debate in Greece
Olympic sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou has appeared before a public prosecutor in Greece in relation to sexual assault accusations that have ignited a nationwide debate on misconduct and encouraged multiple victims to make their claims public
independent | World | 4 hrs ago
Netflix finally rolling out feature that means users will not have to browse at all
Netflix is finally rolling out a "shuffle" feature that means users won't have to browse for shows to watch at all.
independent | Technology | 5 hrs ago