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  • Islamic State attracting Muslim females from the US heartland

    Islamic State attracting Muslim females from the US heartland

    US law enforcement is investigating a new phenomenon of women from the American heartland joining Islamic State as President Barack Obama vows to cut off the militants’ recruiting at home. At least three Somali families in the Minneapolis – St...

  • British tourists murdered on Thailand beach

    British tourists murdered on Thailand beach

    Two British tourists have been found dead on a beach in southern Thailand following a “gruesome” attack. Thai police described the two as a 23-year-old woman from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, and a 24-year-old man from Jersey. Their bodies were...

  • PM Cameron appeals to Scots: keep the UK intact

    PM Cameron appeals to Scots: keep the UK intact

    British Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday used his last visit to Scotland before a historic independence referendum this week to implore Scots to remain part of the United Kingdom, warning that a breakaway vote would be irreversible. With...

  • Far-right gains in Sweden shock outgoing leader

    Far-right gains in Sweden shock outgoing leader

    Sweden’s centre-left leader sought to forge a minority government with his defeated centre-right foes yesterday, a day after an election that gave an anti-immigrant party the balance of power. Stefan Lofven’s Social Democrats and two other...

  • Former Libyan general claims new air strike in western Libya

    Former Libyan general claims new air strike in western Libya

    Forces loyal to former Libyan army general Khalifa Haftar claimed an air strike on an armed group near Tripoli yesterday, a senior commander said, in what would be the first air strikes in western Libya for three weeks. A resident of Gharyan town,...

  • UN Golan peacekeepers pull back from four positions amid tension

    UN Golan peacekeepers pull back from four positions amid tension

    UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights are pulling out from their positions and a camp on the Syrian side of the Syrian-Israeli border due to a severe deterioration of security in the region, the United Nations said yesterday. The decision to pull...

  • Post-war counselling awaits Gaza children back at school

    Post-war counselling awaits Gaza children back at school

    Some 500,000 children returned to school in the Gaza Strip, where many will be given psychological counselling before regular studies begin after a devastating 50-day war between Palestinian militants and Israel. The opening of the school year had...

  • Announcements

    BORG. On September 14, at Karin Grech Rehabilitation Centre, ANTONIA of Floriana, widow of John J. Borg, passed away to meet the Risen Lord, aged 76, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She is deeply missed by her mother Rita Cassar, her...

  • Hudson happy with her ‘blended family’

    Hudson happy with her ‘blended family’

    US actress Kate Hudson has spoken of her delight at establishing a “happy blended family” despite divorcing Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson. The pair has a 10-year-old son, Ryder, while she also has a three-year-old boy, Bing, with fiancé...

  • Lohan sets her sights on Academy Award

    Lohan sets her sights on Academy Award

    Hollywood actor and former child star Lindsay Lohan says she has put her troubled period behind her and is determined to win an Oscar. The 28-year-old American, who made her name in 2004’s Mean Girls, is concentrating on her acting career again...

  • Kardashian is richest reality star

    Kim Kardashian is the world’s richest reality TV star, according to a study. The 33-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is reportedly worth €49 million, after using her global fame to earn large sums for endorsements and appearances. The...

  • American toe dip

    American toe dip

    Newly-crowned Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev leaping into the air while posing for photographs during her official ‘“Toe Dip” at the beachfront of Boardwalk Hall the morning after she won the 2015 Miss America Competition in Atlantic City, New...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    An endurance runner dubbed Ireland’s answer to Forrest Gump has arrived home after an epic four-year 50,000km run around the world. Former construction worker Tony Mangan is now threatening to recreate the famous “little run” scene from the...

  • Ocean algae can cope with climate change

    Ocean algae can cope with climate change

    Tiny marine algae can evolve fast enough to cope with climate change in a sign that some ocean life may be more resilient than thought to rising temperatures and acidification, a study showed. Evolution is usually omitted in scientific projections...

  • Iran supreme leader spurns US overture to fight Islamic State

    Iran's supreme leader said today he had personally rejected an offer from the United States for talks to fight Islamic State, an apparent blow to Washington's efforts to build a military coalition to fight militants in both Iraq and Syria. World...

  • Hunters to build school in Ethiopia

    A group of hunters and trappers will be going to Ethiopia to build a school for needy children, the hunters' federation (FKNK) said. The project is being coordinated by Fr George Grima and his society Moviment Gesu' fil-Proxxmu. The FKNK said...

  • Boy, 11, hurt in Marsascala crash

    Boy, 11, hurt in Marsascala crash

    An 11-year-old boy from Cospicua was hospitalised this afternoon after a traffic accident in Triq il-Qaliet, Marsascala. The police said the accident happened at about 4.30pm when a 31-year-old man from Zabbar lost control of his Skoda Felicia and...

  • PN approves first new general election candidates

    PN approves first new general election candidates

    The PN Executive this evening announced 12 new candidates for the next general election.  They are Alan Abela Wadge (management graduate, works as Operations Manager), Simone Aquilina (EU Policy and Legislation Executive with Meusac), Dounia Borg...

  • White Storks settle on Marsa crane

    White Storks settle on Marsa crane

    Ten White Storks flew over Malta this evening and settled over a tower crane in Marsa, drawing admiration from passers-by.

  • Minister blames changes in data collection for public sector employment spike

    Minister blames changes in data collection for public sector employment spike

    Finance Minister Edward Scicluna this evening blamed a change made by the National Statistics Office in the method of its data collection for distorting the employment situation in a way which showed a sharp increase in the public sector and a...