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  • Remembering Srebrenica

    Remembering Srebrenica

    Today marks 20th anniversary of a massacre when Bosnian Serb forces slaughtered 8,000 Muslim men and boys and buried them in mass graves Two of the most violent conflicts of the 20th century can trace their origins in the Balkans; perhaps there is...

  • The Busbesija secret

    The Busbesija secret

    Il-Busbesija, in the limits of Mosta, has been in the news on and off for some time. The area was built up as a 3.7-inch heavy anti-aircraft (HAA) static gun position just before the start of World War II or soon after. The planners made the basic...

  • Malala call on children’s education

    Malala call on children’s education

    Nobel prizewinner Malala Yousafzai has called for world leaders to aim higher on children’s education ahead of her 18th birthday on Sunday. In a speech at the Oslo Education Summit, she urged world leaders to set goals that were “worth working...

  • EU 'must rebuild fish stocks'

    EU 'must rebuild fish stocks'

    Europe is consuming more fish than its waters can provide, leaving it reliant on other parts of the world to supply almost half its seafood, a study has found. If the European Union was to rely only on its own seas to meet demand this year, the...

  • Remembering the legacy of Vittoriosa artist and decorator Antonio Agius

    Remembering the legacy of Vittoriosa artist and decorator Antonio Agius

    It often happens that great artistic works are remembered by their patrons and benefactors. This happens especially when the works consists of intricate design and decoration works that are often comprised in a larger artistic heritage, and...

  • Gallipoli: beginning of the end

    Gallipoli: beginning of the end

    July 1915 opened with the Allies launching more attacks in Gallipoli in an effort to gain territory inland, instead of being held at bay by the Ottoman Turkish forces. During the late summer Maltese men were called to join the Malta Labour Corps...

  • Genetics of Tal-Kaċċa dog breed

    Genetics of Tal-Kaċċa dog breed

    The results of the genetic study of the Tal-Kaċċa dog breed were presented at the Mnarja show which is held every year on June 29 at Buskett. The venue was particularly appropriate. Although it dates back to the ancient Roman pagan festival called...

  • School’s out – now what do I do?

    School’s out – now what do I do?

    Panicking at the way your ‘layabout’ teens are failing to get on the career ladder? Helen Raine tells you not to despair. This phase, too, will pass. For most teenagers, the end of school doesn’t pose any insurmountable problems; they go on to...

  • When maths is a problem

    When maths is a problem

    Is your child failing in maths whilst doing well in other subjects? It could be that your child has a specific learning disability. A specific learning disability is a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in...

  • Fathers without children

    Fathers without children

    Last month, British mother Rebecca Minnock walked into a police station with her son, Ethan, and gave herself up after two weeks on the run. She had fled with Ethan after losing a bitter custody battle with her ex-partner, Roger Williams. A court...

  • No yelling, please!

    No yelling, please!

    Parents discipline their children in various ways. While some hand out punishments, others reward good behaviour. Parents are now being encouraged to focus on disciplining kids without resorting to yelling and threats. Claire Caruana speaks with...

  • Helping your child cope with dyslexia

    Helping your child cope with dyslexia

    Stress is a normal part of life for all people. However, people with dyslexia can experience high levels of stress and anxiety. There are different factors that can cause stress. Eustress is ‘good stress’ and usually we choose to go through this...

  • Banish the mosquitoes

    The summer climate brings with it mosquitoes and, given children’s skin is still very delicate and it is important to protect them with safe and natural products. Most mosquito repellents found on the market contain active ingredients of chemical...

  • Summer fun for the little ones

    Summer fun for the little ones

    Summer is a time to have fun and enjoy the outdoors. While this change of pace should give families the opportunity to rest and relax, parents often worry that their young children will forget what they’ve learned in school by not exercising their...

  • First year’s the best?

    First year’s the best?

    I did it! I survived the first year of motherhood… and this is what I’ve learnt. Priorities Pairing babies’ socks is not about to win any awards for coming first in the priorities list; there are way too many other, more important (or possibly...

  • What are your parents worth?

    What are your parents worth?

    It is only when we become parents ourselves that we realise what becoming a parent feels like – the responsibility it carries and, the absolute joy that it brings with it. It’s also the time when we truly start to appreciate our own parents. In...

  • Online dangers 'ignored by parents'

    Online dangers 'ignored by parents'

    A third of children have encountered dangers on the internet but parents are disregarding the hazards and failing to educate them, according to a British report. Some 35 per cent of children in the UK have come across dangers online while at home,...

  • We are not alone says biologist

    We are not alone says biologist

    A leading biologist has claimed “we are not alone” arguing that extraterrestrials resembling humans must have evolved on other planets. Evolutionary biologist Simon Conway Morris says that evidence that different species will independently develop...

  • Queen Victoria’s knickers up for grabs

    A pair of Queen Victoria’s cotton knickers with a 114-centimetre waistline could fetch thousands of pounds when they go under the hammer next week. The pants will be sold alongside nightdresses, stockings and hats worn by Queen Victoria and her...

  • An extra sliver of time

    An extra sliver of time

    Global time stood still yesterday, delaying midnight by a second. An extra sliver of time – a ‘leap-second’ – was added to the world’s clocks to adjust for the inaccuracy of the spinning earth. Before the invention of super-accurate atomic clocks,...

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