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  • Moscow exhibition free for women wearing high heels

    Moscow exhibition free for women wearing high heels

    A music video with more than 35 million views online has inspired organisers of a Moscow art exhibit to offer free admission to women who turn up wearing high heels. The video by Leningrad, one of Russia's most popular rock bands, tells the story...

  • Mosques in Britain open doors to show unity 'at a tense time'

    Mosques in Britain open doors to show unity 'at a tense time'

    Mosques around Britain opened their doors to visitors to help people understand their faith. The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) said it hopes the annual Visit My Mosque Day will help show unity in "a tense time for faith communities". Nick...

  • Kew Gardens sports Brazilian theme to mark Rio Olympics

    Kew Gardens sports Brazilian theme to mark Rio Olympics

    Kew Gardens is adopting a Brazilian theme in the run-up to the Rio Olympics with an exhibition of works by an artist who travelled deep into the Amazon to paint its plant life. Paintings by Margaret Mee, a British explorer who made 15 trips into...

  • 24 arrested for drug possession

    24 arrested for drug possession

    A total of 24 people were arrested in the past three days after they were found in possession of drugs. The police said these included eight stopped in road blocks carried out by the Drug Squad, assisted by the Rapid Intervention and the Dog Section.

  • Pope urges political solution for Syria

    Pope urges political solution for Syria

    Pope Francis prayed for the Syrian people affected by the violence in the war-torn country during his Sunday address. Speaking to thousands of faithful gathered at St Peter's Square, he said he was concerned for the fate of Syrian refugees and...

  • Seven arrested in Spain over suspected links to Jihadi cell

    Spanish police arrested seven suspected members of a jihadi cell linked to the Islamic State group and Jabhat al-Nusra militants during raids on Sunday in the eastern provinces of Valencia and Alicante, and in Spain's North African enclave of...

  • Double decker bus explodes in heart of London - for new action film

    Double decker bus explodes in heart of London - for new action film

    A double decker bus dramatically explodes in the heart of London - but it is all for a movie. Londoners were left confused as they saw the bus go up in flames as it drove along Lambeth Bridge in central London on Sunday. A spokesman for the Port...

  • Unrealistic ideal body image culture broader than Barbie

    Unrealistic ideal body image culture broader than Barbie

    Barbie has certainly contributed to the unrealistic “ideal body” image that children have been brought up with. However, the problem with this culture goes beyond the doll’s body, according to Brenda Murphy, a senior lecturer in gender...

  • No permanent deacons for Malta in near future

    No permanent deacons for Malta in near future

    Malta will not be getting permanent deacons anytime soon as their introduction – announced by then Archbishop Paul Cremona – has been put “on hold” pending “further discernment” by the ecclesiastical authorities. A Church spokesman confirmed this...

  • Chicago goes crazy for 'paczki' as doughnuts go gourmet

    Chicago goes crazy for 'paczki' as doughnuts go gourmet

    Chicago residents s are this month focused on finding the perfect paczki - a rich, Polish, doughnut-type dessert that's taking the high-end dessert market by storm. Long a staple treat preceding the Catholic fasting period of Lent, the pastries, a...

  • Escaping rituals, traditions of Lent 'more appealing' – Archbishop

    Escaping rituals, traditions of Lent 'more appealing' – Archbishop

    Religious faith in Malta remains high, but taking part in the associated traditional rituals appears to be in consistent decline. Most commonly remarked on are declining Sunday Mass attendances, but as Lent starts on Wednesday, the once ubiquitous...

  • Prevention is the best cancer remedy

    Prevention is the best cancer remedy

    With many still mourning legendary rock star David Bowie and actor Alan Rickman, the world this week put the spotlight on cancer, which is responsible for a quarter of deaths in the EU. The more we learn about the biological causes of cancer, the...

  • Afghan government expects direct talks with Taliban this month

    The Afghan government expects to hold direct talks with representatives of the Taliban by the end of this month, an official has said. Ahmad Shakib Mostaghani, the foreign ministry spokesman, said on Sunday that officials from Afghanistan,...

  • Frontrunner for rector post says he has own style of management

    Frontrunner for rector post says he has own style of management

    Chemistry professor Alfred Vella, the frontrunner in the race for university rector, tells Ariadne Massa that if chosen he will have his own style of management. He knows what it means to be pro-rector and is keen to continue working for the...

  • Man charged with raping woman

    Man charged with raping woman

    A 26-year-old Libyan man who lives in St Julian’s was remanded in custody after he pleaded not guilty to raping a Hungarian woman early yesterday morning. Ezzedin Salem Elaoud was also charged with attacking and slightly injuring the woman. The...

  • Denies injuring another man

    A 20-year-old Eritrean who lives in Zebbug was remanded in custody after he pleaded not guilty to injuring a man in Marsa early yesterday morning. Solomon Berhe Tesfamaryam was also accused of disturbing public peace.

  • Turkey 'has reached capacity to absorb Syrian refugees'

    Turkey 'has reached capacity to absorb Syrian refugees'

    Turkey has reached the end of its "capacity to absorb" refugees but will continue to take them in, Turkey's deputy premier said. His country is facing mounting pressure to open its border, where tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing a government...

  • Bail for man charged with attacking officers

    A 22-year-old man from Żabbar was granted bail against a deposit of €500 and a personal guarantee of €5,000 after he pleaded not guilty to attacking police officers in Nadur. He was also charged with disobeying police orders, breaching the peace...

  • Joseph Muscat wants future-proof Labour Party

    Joseph Muscat wants future-proof Labour Party

    The next Labour deputy leader has to modernise the party’s organisation at a local level and improve interaction with society, Joseph Muscat said this morning. In a 30-minute interview on One Radio, the Prime Minister spoke about the deputy...

  • Justice Minister failed to protect the Constitution and should resign - Simon Busuttil

    Justice Minister failed to protect the Constitution and should resign - Simon Busuttil

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil this morning reiterated his call for the resignation of Justice Minister Owen Bonnici, who, he said, had failed to protect the Constitution. He said during an interview on Radio 101 that Dr Bonnici should shoulder...