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  • Rabies spread by dogs kills 60,000 each year

    Rabies spread by dogs kills 60,000 each year

    A British-led study has found almost 60,000 people die every year from rabies transmitted by dogs. The report is the first to consider the impact of canine-spread rabies in terms of deaths and the economic costs of the disease around the...

  • Trash that looks like roses

    Trash that looks like roses

    Trash (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 114 minutesDirected by: Stephen DaldryStarring: Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura, Selton Mello, Stepan Nercessian, Rickson Teves, Eduardo Luis, Gabriel Weinstein, Pedro Pauleey, Nelson Xavier, Leandro...

  • Epilepsy drug may help MS sufferers

    A drug commonly taken to prevent epilepsy seizures could be used to protect people from an eye condition that is often associated with multiple sclerosis (MS), research has found. Optic neuritis causes the nerves carrying information from the eye...

  • Doom-laden medieval fantasy romp

    Doom-laden medieval fantasy romp

    Seventh Son (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 102 minutesDirected by: Sergei BodrovStarring: Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Alicia Vikander, Kit Harington, Olivia Williams, Antje Traue, Kandyse McClure, Djimon Hounsou, Julianne Moore, Jason Scott LeeKRS...

  • Van Sant, Macbeth to jazz up Cannes

    Van Sant, Macbeth to jazz up Cannes

    Palme d’Or laureate Gus Van Sant’s The Sea of Trees and Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth will jazz up the 68th Cannes festival, the glittering cinema showcase to which Woody Allen returns after a three-year hiatus. Todd Haynes’s Carol, a drama featuring...

  • Tribeca opens with documentary on Saturday Night Live

    The Tribeca Film Festival kicked off with a special screening of Live From New York, a warts-and-all documentary that looks at the storied 40-year history of the late-night comedy show Saturday Night Live. Vietnamese-American film-maker Bao...

  • Lady Gaga, Sam Smith booked for Montreux Jazz Festival

    Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett headline the 2015 Montreux Jazz Festival and Brazilian legends Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil will appear in a rare double billing. The line-up for the July 3-18 event also includes veterans Santana, Herbie Hancock,...

  • Pushy UK parents in ‘curbing enthusiasm’ to take part in exercise sport

    Pushy UK parents in ‘curbing enthusiasm’ to take part in exercise sport

    Pushy, abusive parents in the UK are turning children as young as 8 off sport, according to a poll. Youngsters report being told they are “too heavy”, “lazy to run” or have made a “pathetic mistake” by mums and dads who are highly critical of...

  • Medieval Mdina

    Medieval Mdina

    Mdina has earned its reputation as the silent city. And it is. The squares are a stage for the sun’s rays miming a shadow puppet show. The thick ancient walls muffle the sound of steps playing a silent percussion along the narrow, cobbled...

  • Carey Mulligan in not-so-romantic role

    Carey Mulligan in not-so-romantic role

    Carey Mulligan has revealed her role in Far From the Madding Crowd was far from romantic as she spent hours standing in a bath full of sheep droppings. The actress plays Bathsheba Everdene in the big screen adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s novel and...

  • Open those gates

    Open those gates

    You have spent most of your life in Mdina. How has the old capital changed along the years? I have spent most of my life in Mdina. Despite appearances and the impression that the bastions make the city impervious to change, Mdina has indeed...

  • Joy Gospel Singers’ concert at Vittoriosa

    Joy Gospel Singers’ concert at Vittoriosa

    Joy Gospel Singers are holding a concert titled Celebrating Easter at St Lawrence’s Collegiate parish church, Vittoriosa tomorrow at 7.30pm. The concert will include popular Gospel hymns interpreted by the 40-strong mixed adult choir of sopranos,...

  • New EU vine planting rules

    New EU vine planting rules

    New vine planting rules aimed at giving the EU sector more flexibility to meet growing world demand have just been published. The rules introduce a new scheme of authorisations for vine plantings, allowing for a yearly limited expansion in the...

  • The stage is set

    From battles and skirmishes to sword fights, live music, falconry displays and historic re-enactments, the Mdina Medieval Festival will show you exciting times. Anakron Living History Anakron Living History brings together people with an active...

  • Sword and Fantasy Short Film Festival

    The Sword & Fantasy Short Film Festival being held at Palazzo Costanzo in Mdina today, tomorrow and on Sunday is a collection of magical European tales. Preceding the short film screenings there will be short talks by Adam Peter Fretwell on swords...

  • New Zealand wines to benefit from Geographical Indications

    A Bill to amend the Registrations Act will be introduced to New Zealand’s Parliament later this year to implement a legal system of long-awaited Geographical Indications (GIs). The New Zealand government recently announced it would put into...

  • Button hoping for a good step up in Barcelona

    McLaren are hoping for a boost in Barcelona next month even if Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix is another struggle, Jenson Button said today. "I think already in Barcelona you'll see a good step," declared the Briton, looking forward to team mate and...

  • Drugs hope for tinnitus sufferers

    Drugs hope for tinnitus sufferers

    The first drugs to treat hearing conditions such as tinnitus (ringing in the ear) could be available in the next five years, according to a new report. The charity Action on Hearing Loss said that with five drugs already in the final stages of...

  • Gisele Bundchen retires from the catwalk

    Gisele Bundchen retires from the catwalk

    Gisele Bundchen bid adieu to the catwalk, strutting her stuff at an emotionally charged show in Sao Paulo. She said it will be her last stroll down a runway in a 20-year career that has made her a fashion superstar. The 34-year-old Brazilian...

  • Istanbul festival hit by row over censorship

    Istanbul festival hit by row over censorship

    Nearly two dozen film-makers and a group of international critics have pulled out of the Istanbul Film Festival after the government prevented the screening of a film about Kurdish militants, in the latest outcry over censorship in Turkey. At...

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