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  • Critics hail ‘Marvel-lous’ Avengers blockbuster

    Critics hail ‘Marvel-lous’ Avengers blockbuster

    Critics marvelled at the latest Avengers film as its stars reassembled for the blockbuster’s hotly-anticipated premiere. Avengers: Age of Ultron, the follow-up to 2012’s Avengers Assemble which grossed more than £1 billion at the box office, was...

  • The legend of St George in Maltese

    St George is one of the most revered saints in the Maltese islands, and the legend of St George slaying the dragon has been recounted to generation after generation. Yet, to date there was no local retelling of the story in Maltese. To fill this...

  • Antibiotic Armageddon

    Antibiotic Armageddon

    An ‘antibiotic Armageddon’ could result in a superbug death toll of more than a million across Europe by 2025, experts have warned. According to the latest evid-ence, 400,000 people have already died since the emergence of large-scale antibiotic...

  • Affleck regrets TV slave request

    Ben Affleck says he regrets asking PBS to edit out a slave-owning ancestor. The actor said he regretted asking a PBS documentary show profiling his ancestors to not include a relative who was an owner of slaves, saying he was embarrassed by the...

  • Quiet please! I’m reading

    Quiet please! I’m reading

    Fancy reading in quiet and peaceful country surroundings? There’s now a purposely set-up garden in the Bir Miftuħ area in Gudja. The project, inaugurated earlier this month, is the result of collaboration between the Consultative Council for the...

  • Scientists to share genetic data on Mers and Ebola

    Genetic sequence data on two of the deadliest yet most poorly understood viruses are to be made available to researchers worldwide in real time as scientists seek to speed up understanding of Ebola and Mers infections. The project, led by British...

  • Clarkson final scenes to be aired

    Jeremy Clarkson’s final scenes in Top Gear will be screened later this year, according to the boss of BBC2. Kim Shillinglaw said the scenes filmed before Clarkson was suspended were likely to air this summer. She said: “They simply weren’t able to...

  • World is one big mall

    World is one big mall

    Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015)Certified: PGDuration: 94 minutesDirected by: Andy FickmanStarring: Kevin James, Neal McDonough, Daniella Alonso, David Henrie, Raini Rodriguez, Loni Love, D.B. Woodside, Eduardo Verastegui, Nicholas Turturro, Gary...

  • FKA Twigs up for Ivor Novello award

    FKA Twigs, the up-and-coming singer and girlfriend of Robert Pattinson, has been nominated alongside the likes of Hozier and Sam Smith for a top music award – an Ivor Novello. The 27-year-old, who is rumoured to be engaged to the former Twilight...

  • Top musicians all set for Malta International Music Festival

    Top musicians all set for Malta International Music Festival

    International peformers are set to participate in the third edition of the Malta International Music Festival (MIMF) 2015, which kicks off on Monday at 7.30pm at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta. Entrance is free of charge. Organised by the European...

  • Thespian tribulations

    Thespian tribulations

    TheatreNoises OffManoel Theatre The theatre has entertained audiences for centuries, but what is often the most entertaining for the actors involved is what happens in the run-up to the show and the madness of backstage events. These stories live...

  • A showcase for young artists

    Teatru Salesjan is hosting the second concert of this season’s Young Artists Series on Saturday at 8pm. The evening will feature young singers Gabrielle Grima, Kristina Frendo, Lara Camilleri and Ramona Galea, who will perform songs from popular...

  • Mindfulness therapy option for depression

    Mindfulness therapy option for depression

    Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) may be just as effective as anti-depressants in helping prevent people with chronic depression from relapsing, scientists said yesterday. Depression is one of the most common forms of mental illness,...

  • Give me a sign

    Give me a sign

    Anyone around during the 1980s will probably remember the film Children of a Lesser God, which won deaf actress Marlee Matlin an Academy Award for best actress. And now, local audiences have the chance of watching the stage version of the film...

  • Vitamins ‘can raise cancer risk’

    Vitamins ‘can raise cancer risk’

    Taking vitamin supplements may actually increase the risk of getting cancer and heart disease, new research has warned. Millions of Britons take vitamin supplements regularly in a bid to stay fit and healthy, but a decade-long study which examined...

  • Symposium for Maltese writers living abroad

    Symposium for Maltese writers living abroad

    The Writing Home Literary Symposium, featuring Maltese writers or writers of Maltese origin living abroad, is being held today from 6 to 9pm in the Auditorium of the University of Malta, Valletta Campus, in St Paul Street, Valletta. The event is...

  • Eczema cream giveshope in MS fight

    Two drugs used in skin creams for treating athlete’s foot and eczema have been shown to reverse multiple sclerosis (MS). The surprise discovery could pave the way to ground-breaking new therapies for the auto-immune disease. Scientists found that...

  • Bryan, Lambert win big at Country Music Awards

    Bryan, Lambert win big at Country Music Awards

    Luke Bryan won the fan-voted top prize of entertainer of the year at the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, which drew more than 70,000 fans to the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The home of the Dallas Cowboys was at near-capacity...

  • Hamill ‘drafted’ into Star Wars

    Hamill ‘drafted’ into Star Wars

    Mark Hamill knew he had to say yes when George Lucas told him about plans for a new Star Wars trilogy. “It’s not like a choice. It’s like I was drafted,” he told a massive crowd night at a Star Wars celebration of his decision to reprise his role...

  • Paul Walker tribute song takes top spot in UK chart

    American rapper Wiz Khalifa has scored the fastest selling single of the year, as his tribute to actor Paul Walker, See You Again, climbed 21 places to top the British chart, the Official Charts Company said. The song featuring Charlie Puth is on...

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