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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 | 36 mins ago
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine’s farewell message: space exploration ‘should never be political’
Outgoing NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine calls for unity in his farewell message.
reddit | World | 1 hrs ago
Ex-Arizona official to head to prison for illegal adoptions
PHOENIX (AP) — A former Arizona politician must report to prison Thursday to begin serving the first of three sentences for running an illegal adoption scheme that paid pregnant women from the...
reddit | World | 1 hrs 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
Woman pregnant with twins survives COVID-19 after 7 weeks in hospital, special therapy
The future mother underwent an intensive therapy called extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, which is used for COVID-19 patients who are out of other options.
reddit | World | 2 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
Biden inauguration: Amanda Gorman's poem The Hill We Climb in full
Amanda Gorman's powerful reading of her poem was one of the memorable moments at Joe Biden's inauguration.
bbc | World | 3 hrs ago
China sanctions Pompeo and other Trump administration officials
China has imposed sanctions on 28 U.S. indivduals including former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over "crazy actions that have gravely interfered in China's internal affairs", its foreign ministry said in the early hours of Thursday, Beij ...
reddit | World | 3 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 | 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
Lorne Grabher's personalized licence plate, GRABHER, revoked after anonymous complaint
Lawyers for a Nova Scotia man fighting a decision to revoke a personalized licence plate bearing his surname — Grabher — say the case is about fundamental rights and is no trivial matter.
reddit | World | 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
Von der Leyen: big tech firms need to be reined in despite Trump's exit
Internet giants that spread hate speech and conspiracy theories should face ‘democratic limits’, says European commission president
theguardian | World | 4 hrs ago
Why a Willy Wonka origins movie could be bad news for children – and Michael Aspel
Will Paul King’s planned prequel follow in the pawprints of Paddington? Or might it stick closer to Warner Bros’ most recent origins hit: Joker?
theguardian | World | 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
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
Joe Biden officially sworn in as the 46th President of the United States, Kamala Harris as the 49th Vice-President
With his hand on the Bible, Mr. Biden vowed to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
reddit | World | 4 hrs ago
U.S. Supreme Court receives bomb threat, not evacuated
The U.S. Supreme Court building is being evacuated following a bomb threat, CNN reports.
reddit | 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 athletes and officials ponder vaccine dilemma as Tokyo Games loom | Kieran Pender
With the Covid-19 pandemic still raging, Olympians wonder whether they will – and should – be vaccinated in time for the Games
theguardian | World | 4 hrs ago
Madrid explosion leaves at least two dead
Several people injured after blast but nearby care home residents and school children unharmed
theguardian | World | 4 hrs ago
Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine found to be effective against Covid variant discovered in UK
The variant, known as B.1.1.7., has an unusually high number of mutations and is associated with more efficient and rapid transmission.
reddit | World | 5 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 | 5 hrs ago