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Nasa funds helicopter mission to hunt for alien life on Titan

Nasa is to fund a helicopter mission to hunt for alien life on Saturn’s largest moon - the ocean world of Titan.<p>The US space agency announced this week that the project, dubbed Dragonfly, has been selected as a finalist for a new expedition which will launch in the 2020s.<p>Titan is one of the best …


Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set 'to rock'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Closing in on the first major legislative achievement of his term, President Donald Trump on Saturday defended the Republican tax cut as a good deal for the middle class while boldly suggesting it could lead to explosive economic growth.<p>The legislation, which the GOP aims to …

Estate Tax

Sherlock series finale leaked online

<b>The final episode of the current series of Sherlock has been leaked online.</b><p>A Russian version of the last instalment of series four - titled The Final Problem - has been illegally uploaded to the internet prior to it airing on television.<p>The creators of Sherlock have urged fans not to spoil the …

Sinn Féin

Something’s missing: Senate confirmation hearings will proceed without nominee background checks

Customary clearances and ethics evaluations bypassed for some appointees; Democrats prepare to filibuster nominees<p>According to the New York Times, Senate Republicans will begin a long series of confirmation hearings this week without actually completing background checks and ethics clearances of …

Donald Trump

Pakistani activist fears he will be killed like father after blasphemy fatwa

Fatwa issued against Shaan Taseer for allegedly insulting Islam six years after his governor father died in similar controversy<p>A Pakistani rights activist whose politician father was assassinated in 2011 for supposedly insulting Islam says he fears the same fate after a hardline religious group …


EU's Tusk, Poland's PM differ on nation's democracy

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two days of anti-government protests have exposed clashing views on the shape of Poland's democracy, with a European Union leader and the protesters saying it is threatened by the government, and the prime minister insisting the threat is coming from the opposition's …