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  • Malik quits One Direction

    Malik quits One Direction

    Zayn Malik has quit One Direction. The singer said he made the decision because he wants to live a normal life and apologized to fans of the hugely popular British-Irish boy band for doing so. The rest of the band released a statement saying they...

  • Truth is out there – again

    Truth is out there – again

    The X-Files is coming back to TV withoriginal stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson set to reprise their roles as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. The pair spent nine years – and more than 200 episodes and two feature films – as the...

  • Risks of breast milk sold online

    Risks of breast milk sold online

    Selling breast milk has become big business in the US, and women in the UK are now increasingly offering their surplus milk. Websites such as onlythebreast.co.uk offer a forum for mothers to sell or donate their milk, with headings such as...

  • Ira Losco in concert for children in Argentina

    Ira Losco in concert for children in Argentina

    Ira Losco will be giving a concert at the Pjazza Teatru Rjal on Saturday in aid of Pupi Foundation, a non-profit organisation created by former football player and FC Internazionale’s vice president Javier Zanetti to support children in Argentina.

  • Three drinks a day linked to cancer

    Drinking three alcoholic drinks a day can cause liver cancer, research has suggested. Being overweight or obese and consuming foods contaminated by aflatoxins (toxins produced by certain fungi) also showed “strong evidence” of causing the disease,...

  • BBC drops Top Gear’s Clarkson

    BBC drops Top Gear’s Clarkson

    The BBC yesterday said it would not renew the contract of Jeremy Clarkson, the hugely-popular but divisive presenter of its motoring programme Top Gear after what it called an unprovoked physical attack on a producer. Clarkson, 54, who has...

  • Classic fairy tale comes to life

    Classic fairy tale comes to life

    Cinderella (2015)Certified: UDuration: 113 minutesDirected by: Kenneth BranaghStarring: Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter, Stellan Skarsgård, Derek Jacobi, Hayley Atwell, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera, Nonso...

  • The Sponge has got the moves

    The Sponge has got the moves

    The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 3D (2015)Certified: UDuration: 92 minutesDirected by: Paul Tibbitt, Mike MitchellVoices of: Antonio Banderas, Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Clancy Brown, Carolyn Lawrence, Matt Berry, Jill...

  • Jolie has ovaries removed over cancer concern

    Jolie has ovaries removed over cancer concern

    Oscar-winning film star Angelina Jolie has said she has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to avoid the risk of ovarian cancer, the disease that killed her mother at the age of 56. The announcement in a New York Times column printed...

  • Ai Weiwei and Joan Baez get Amnesty’s top rights award

    Amnesty International has given its top 2015 human rights award to both Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, a fierce critic of Beijing who has been banned from leaving China after an 81-day detention in 2011, and US folksinger Joan Baez. The...

  • Vin Diesel names daughter after late Paul Walker

    Vin Diesel has named his newborn daughter in honour of his late friend and co-star Paul Walker − and says his participation in her birth was down to advice the Fast and Furious actor once gave him. “I might never have gone into a delivery room if...

  • The development of pain, grief and reconciliation

    The development of pain, grief and reconciliation

    TheatreMa Rridx ImmurManoel Theatre Adversity has a habit of bringing out a person’s true colours while also providing a fertile backdrop for introspection and possible growth. The manner in which human relationships are tested and survive major...

  • Childhood personality linked to smoking habits

    Childhood personality linked to smoking habits

    Conscientious children are less likely to smoke in later life, a study has found. Scientists analysed the personality trait in 16-year-olds and later at age 50, and compared the results to a number of other measures including social class at...

  • A tribute to 1915 victims

    A tribute to 1915 victims

    One hundred years after the mass killing of Armenians, a Chicago artist has created a monumental painting to honour the victims and celebrate a culture that nearly vanished. The 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman troops became a defining...

  • The evidence is clear

    The evidence is clear

    Management is one of mankind’s oldest practices in organised social units. With time, management evolved to become both an art and a science. However, this evolution meant that the artistic portion has often manifested itself as the...

  • Online platform Open Humans launches to share DNA, other data

    Online platform Open Humans launches to share DNA, other data

    People eager to share personal information beyond what’s on their Facebook profile have another outlet: an online platform launched yesterday will let them give scientists information about their genomes, gut bacteria and other biological...

  • In the right direction

    In the right direction

    Dante Alighieri starts his Divine Comedy with one of the most beautiful verses in the history of literature: “Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita.” It’s also one of the truest because it is usually when we have journeyed half of our life’s way...

  • The impact of e-learning in the workplace

    The impact of e-learning in the workplace

    E-learning is one of the most important services powered by the internet. It has the potential to transform how and when employees learn and integrates a learning culture with the work environment. E-learning is not only about training and...

  • A journey towards continuous learning

    A journey towards continuous learning

    Does effective training address both personal development and organisational goals? Personal development and an organisation’s goals go hand in hand. It’s reasonable for an employee to expect that sponsored training will somehow help achieve...

  • Leading the way

    Mentoring is as old as civilisation itself and its story can be traced back to Homer’s Odyssey, where Odysseus – who is leaving to fight in the Trojan War – entrusts the care of his household and especially of his son Telemachus to mentor. Since...

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