The Mars One project will cost approximately £4bn; 40 applicants will be trained for 8 years before viewers vote for the final 4-person crew
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Saturday 09 February 2013
Ask any Italian to name the most mafiosa city in Italy, and there’s a good chance they’ll say not Palermo or Naples … but Venice.
Friday 08 February 2013
Jonathan Rendall, the award-winning journalist who died last month aged 48, was one of the greats of ‘Independent’ sportswriting. He was a key figure in the early years of ‘The Independent on Sunday’, gracing the pages of both titles throughout the 1990s and 2000s. He specialised in boxing, bringing to life its characters with a Runyonesque vividness. In a tribute to his life and work, we here reprint one of his best pieces, an encounter from 2003 with the American ex-heavyweight boxer Earnie Shavers, whom Rendall tracked down in the unlikely setting of a Chinese restaurant in Liverpool
Friday 08 February 2013
Hong Kong’s most famous film star, the martial arts and comedy legend Jackie Chan, has been named a member of the Chinese government’s senior political advisory body.
Monday 21 January 2013
Fizzing with anecdotes and full of good humour, this show - still available on iPlayer - showed a singer at the height of his powers and left our writer feeling nostalgic
Wednesday 16 January 2013
Twenty years after its star’s death Dark Blood is going to get its premiere. Simon Usborne finds out how – and why – it was completed
Saturday 08 December 2012
The uncertainty posed by the looming US fiscal cliff is having an impact on the multimillion-dollar Powerball lottery.
A man who claimed half of the record $587.5 million (£366m) jackpot is collecting his winnings now rather than wait until next year.
Tuesday 20 November 2012
The city was decimated by Katrina, but now it's blazing a recovery trial
Saturday 17 November 2012
Formula One returns to America this weekend after a five-year break – and it's more desperate than ever to woo a reluctant audience.
Thursday 08 November 2012
Prices for single-family homes rose in 81 percent of the nation's cities as the property market extends a recovery from the worst crash since the 1930s.
Friday 19 October 2012
Monday 15 October 2012
WASHINGTON — Not long ago, John Irvin was selling women's shoes in the Nordstrom at an Arlington, Virginia, shopping mall, pulling down about $20 an hour.
Wednesday 09 May 2012
Two Southwest Airlines flights with ties to Phoenix and Orange County's John Wayne Airport were grounded last night following a threatening phone call, authorities said.
Wednesday 21 March 2012
Severfield-Rowen reduces dividend
Tuesday 20 March 2012
Material gains for Barbour
Monday 19 March 2012
Focus on margins at Debenhams
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Cash for access' scandal: Sir Malcolm Rifkind says 'unrealistic' for MPs to live on £67,000 salary
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Russia's roadmap for annexing eastern Ukraine 'leaked from Vladimir Putin's office'
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