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  1. High cholesterol clue to heart risk

    Raised cholesterol in healthy young adults can herald heart disease in later life, scientists have warned. A new study shows that every decade lived with too much cholesterol in the blood increases the chances of heart disease by 39 per cent. The...

  2. Bill Murray is the man

    St Vincent (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 102 minutesDirected by: Theodore MelfiStarring: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Jaeden Liebherr, Naomi Watts, Chris O’Dowd, Kimberly Quinn, Donna Mitchell, Terrence Howard, Dario Barosso, Ray Iannicelli,...

  3. The darkness inside

    The Drop (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 126 minutesDirected by: Michaël R. RoskamStarring: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts, John Ortiz, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Michael Aronov, Morgan Spector, Michael EsperKRS Releasing...

  4. Gambling one’s life away

    The Gambler (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 111 minutesDirected by: Rupert WyattStarring: Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Michael K. Williams, Jessica Lange, Anthony Kelley, Alvin IngKRS Releasing Ltd Directed by Rupert Wyatt, fresh off his...

  5. Flooded with excellence

    ConcertIl Diluvio UniversaleLa Cappella Mediterranea/Namur Chamber ChoirDir. Leonardo García AlarcónSt Publius church, Floriana For the first time ever during the Valletta International Baroque Festival, a venue outside Valletta’s walls was...

  6. The magnificence of Gerolamo Abos

    ConcertMagnificat and other worksDie Kölner AkademieDir. Michael Alexander WillensSt Paul’s Anglican pro-Cathedral The goodies kept coming along as the festival proceeded into its second week. The tercentenary of the birth of Gerolamo Abos saw...

  7. The sort of play that ‘screams’

    Prolifically produced worldwide since its 1979 premiere, Peter Colley’s comically-dark thriller, I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, was chosen by MADC to kick off its Playhouse productions. Written with a spine-chilling mixture of suspense and shocks...

  8. Obama seeks to cement ties with new Saudi king

    US President Barack Obama sought to cement ties with Saudi Arabia as he came to pay his respects yesterday after the death of King Abdullah, a trip that underscores the importance of a US-Saudi alliance that extends beyond oil interests to...

  9. Egypt confirms jail terms for leading liberal activists

    An Egyptian court upheld three-year jail sentences yesterday for three prominent liberal activists, judicial sources said, after days of violence around the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak. In 2013, a court...

  10. Blizzard sweeps northeastern US

    A blizzard swept across the northeastern United States yesterday, dropping as much as 60 centimetres of snow across Massachusetts and Connecticut even as its impact on New York City fell short of dire predictions. The governors of New York and New...

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