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  • Romanian princess, husband sentenced for Oregon cockfighting ring

    A princess who is fifth in line for the Romanian throne and her husband who admitted running a cockfighting ring in rural Oregon have both been sentenced to probation and ordered to forfeit $200,000 from the sale of the property, federal...

  • Doctor who worked in Africa first Ebola case in New York City

    Doctor who worked in Africa first Ebola case in New York City

    A New York City doctor who treated Ebola patients in West Africa became the first person to test positive for the virus in America's largest city, setting off fresh fears about the spread of the disease. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said...

  • Canada’s PM vows tighter security after fatal attack

    Canada’s PM vows tighter security after fatal attack

    Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged to boost security forces’ surveillance and detention powers yesterday, a day after a gunman killed a soldier and raced through Parliament before being shot dead. Addressing the House of Commons just...

  • Ukraine’s Yatseniuk warns Russia may try to disrupt Sunday’s election

    Ukraine’s Yatseniuk warns Russia may try to disrupt Sunday’s election

    Ukraine’s Prime Minister warned yesterday of possible attempts by Russia to disrupt an election in Ukraine at the weekend, a vote being held against a background of Russian support for separatist rebels and an unresolved row over gas. Sunday’s...

  • Tunisian policeman killed during clash with militants

    Tunisian policeman killed during clash with militants

    A Tunisian policeman was killed and another wounded yesterday when security forces clashed with Islamist militants on the outskirts of Tunis, three days before parliamentary elections which voters hope will help them advance towards full...

  • Eyeing 2015 vote, UK’s Opposition Labour promises immigration curbs

    Eyeing 2015 vote, UK’s Opposition Labour promises immigration curbs

    Britain’s Opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband promised to crack down on immigration if his party is elected next year, seeking to woo voters tempted by the anti-EU UK Independence Party (Ukip), which could threaten his chances of winning...

  • Libyan Parliament slashes budget as oil revenues down

    Libyan Parliament slashes budget as oil revenues down

    Libya’s elected Parliament has slashed this year’s budget for the faction-ridden country by a fifth to $40 billion because a wave of worker protests in the first six months will mean lower oil revenues. The House of Representatives, based in the...

  • Alvin Stardust dies aged 72

    Alvin Stardust dies aged 72

    Singer and actor Alvin Stardust, who grew up in Mansfield, died aged 72 after a short illness, his manager said yesterday. He had recently been diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer and died at home with his wife and family around him. The...

  • Anger at move to free man who killed 3 officers

    Anger at move to free man who killed 3 officers

    Police killer Harry Roberts is to be released from prison – despite being warned by a judge that he faced dying in jail. Roberts, now 78, was jailed for life for the murder of three policemen in an act which shocked the country and was condemned...

  • US steps up Ebola checks

    US steps up Ebola checks

    Connecticut placed six West Africans who recently arrived in the United States under quarantine for possible Ebola exposure, a move that comes as the US starts new restrictions on those coming from the countries hardest hit by the deadly...

  • Blogs, videos and verse – an Iraqi poet’s quest to heal her homeland

    Blogs, videos and verse – an Iraqi poet’s quest to heal her homeland

    Amal al-Jubouri, one of the foremost Arabic poets, uses online TV and blog to help show unreported Iraq and raise the voice of her countrymen Iraqi-born poet Amal al-Jubouri may not have the Hollywood recognition of Angelina Jolie, but both women...

  • €715,000 for 1970s Apple

    €715,000 for 1970s Apple

    One of the few remaining examples of Apple Inc.’s first pre-assembled computer, Apple-1, sold for €715,000 at an auction in New York, far outstripping expectations. The relic, which sparked a revolution in home computing, is thought to be one of...

  • Beast with behemoth arms

    Beast with behemoth arms

    In July 1965, two gigantic fossilised dinosaur arms replete with menacing claws were unearthed in the remote southern Gobi desert of Mongolia. Measuring 2.4 metres, they were the longest arms of any known bipedal creature in earth’s history. But...

  • ‘Sculpture of exceptional art’ found

    Archaeologists unearthed the missing head of one of the two sphinxes found guarding the entrance of an ancient tomb in Greece’s northeast, as the diggers made their way into the monument’s inner chambers, the culture ministry said. The tomb on the...

  • Obama for tea

    Obama for tea

    Participants drinking tea and eating pies made to look like US President Barack Obama, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the art performance titled, Sweet Sanctions – Let’s Eat Each Other Only for Fun in...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    Five large shark paintings worth £20,000, created by “the female Banksy”, have been stolen, police said. The murals, painted by acclaimed street artist Bambi, were taken by thieves who broke into a building site in Upper Street, Islington, north...

  • Announcements

    AZZOPARDI. On October 19, at Clarendon Court Care Home, Stapeley, after a short illness, VIVIENNE RUTH (née Penington), aged 82 years, of Nantwich, UK, retired teacher, counsellor, IRIS volunteer, bridge player, and loyal friend, passed away...

  • Ann Philip

    Mark Wood writes... Is there the female equivalent of a perfect gentleman? A ‘real lady’ perhaps? But even that only begins to scratch the surface of Ann Philip’s character. Her father was Maltese, she was brought up in Wales, worked as a...

  • Terry Vella

    Cecilia Muscat writes... Terry was my friend. We had been close for many, many years, during which we shared moments of joy and sorrow. She confided in me her innermost fears, preoccupations and thoughts and recounted her joys and often funny...

  • PM says Budget does not breach Stability Pact

    PM says Budget does not breach Stability Pact

    Brussels has only asked for a list of the specific indirect taxation measures Malta is planning to introduce, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said today allaying concerns that the forthcoming Budget may be in breach of the EU’s Stability...