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  • US supply rocket explodes shortly after blasting off

    US supply rocket explodes shortly after blasting off

    An unmanned US supply rocket exploded shortly after lifting off from a commercial launch pad in Virginia, the first disaster since Nasa turned to private operators to run cargo to the International Space Station. The 14-story Antares rocket, built...

  • Get your basic facts right!

    Get your basic facts right!

    Italians and Americans score worst when it comes to correctly assessing basic facts of modern life, such as what proportion of the population are immigrants or Muslims and what percentage of teenage girls get pregnant. Swedes and Germans do best,...

  • ‘Pope Francis is my hero’ – Elton John

    ‘Pope Francis is my hero’ – Elton John

    Sir Elton John has called Pope Francis “my hero” for his compassion and push to accept gays in the Catholic Church. The British star hosted his annual Aids benefit in New York City. At the event, An Enduring Vision: A Benefit for the Elton John...

  • Law firm to investigate death of Joan Rivers

    Melissa Rivers, the daughter of comedian Joan Rivers, has hired a New York law firm to investigate the circumstances behind her mother’s death from a complication during an outpatient throat procedure, the firm said. The investigation could...

  • Collins donates Alamo collection

    Collins donates Alamo collection

    British rock legend Phil Collins brought his massive collection of Alamo artefacts to the San Antonio site those in the Lone Star State call the Shrine of Texas Liberty for a museum that will be named in his honour. “This completes the journey for...

  • Actress Elizabeth Norment dies at 61

    Actress Elizabeth Norment dies at 61

    Elizabeth Norment, the US actress best known for her role on the Netflix political series House of Cards, has died at the age of 61. The actress passed away at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York, according to media reports. No...

  • ‘Violent crime genes’ identified

    ‘Violent crime genes’ identified

    Two genes have been identified that may be partly responsible for extremely violent crimes. Scientists who studied 794 prison inmates in Finland found that at least five to 10 per cent of the country’s severe violent crimes could be attributed to...

  • Solution to morning gridlock?

    Solution to morning gridlock?

    The AeroMobil 3.0 in a garage in Slovakia in this handout provided by Aeromobil yesterday. The flying roadster, a unique prototype, combines the qualities of a supercar and a light sports aircraft. It has a top speed of 160 km/h as a car and...

  • Announcements

    BUGEJA. On October 29, at Mtarfa Home, MARY of Rabat, aged 81, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband Joe, her daughter Doreen and her husband Luciano, her son Charles and his wife...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    A skatepark dating back to the sport’s 1970s peak has become a protected heritage site in recognition of its cultural importance. With its half-pipe, moguls and special skating pool, the 1978 concrete Rom skatepark in Hornchurch, east London, is...

  • Maltese tongue twister is a challenge in London

    Maltese tongue twister is a challenge in London

    A traditional Maltese tongue twister proved quite a challenge for Britons and a few Maltese expatriates in London as this footage uploaded on Youtube shows.    

  • Kurdish convoy heads to Syria to take on Islamic State

    A convoy of peshmerga fighters from northern Iraq headed across southeastern Turkey today towards the Syrian town of Kobani to try to help fellow Kurds break an Islamic State siege which has defied US-led air strikes. Kobani, on the border with...

  • Foreign Minister holds talks in Jerusalem

    Foreign Minister holds talks in Jerusalem

    Foreign Minister George Vella has held talks in Jerusalem with his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Libermann. The Foreign Ministry said they discussed the Middle East peace process as well as relations between the two countries. Mr Libermann welcomed...

  • Warning over brown beans

    Warning over brown beans

    Nigeria Taste brown beans packaged in bags of 1 kilo, 1.5 kilos and 4 kilos are not to be consumed due to risk of contamination from aluminium phosphide which can be can be highly toxic, the Environmental Health Directorate said.

  • Malta signs agreement on exchange of tax information

    Malta signs agreement on exchange of tax information

    Malta has joined 50 states and jurisdictions in signing the Multilateral Agreement on The Automatic Exchange of Tax Information in Berlin, under the aegis of the OECD. Finance Minister Edward Scicluna said this was an important step in the fight...

  • Opposition to propose financial compensation to political parties for discrimination by the state

    Opposition to propose financial compensation to political parties for discrimination by the state

    The Opposition is to move an amendment to the Party Funding Bill for financial compensation by the state to those political parties which benefit less from the state than others. PN General Secretary Chris Said explained when speaking in...

  • Changes to gender identity will be made by notarial deed under new proposal

    Changes to gender identity will be made by notarial deed under new proposal

    A public consultation on a new Gender Identity Bill was issued by the government this evening as the Bill was given a first reading in Parliament. Public Dialogue Minister Helena Dalli explained that the government was proposing to regulate the...

  • Libyan PM says ready for talks with parallel government rivals

    Libya's internationally-recognised Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni said today he was ready for peace talks with rivals controlling the capital Tripoli. The North African country has had two governments and parliaments since a militia group from...

  • Maltese-flagged ship leaking oil after grounding off Stockholm

    Maltese-flagged ship leaking oil after grounding off Stockholm

    A small Maltese-registered container ship is in danger of sinking after running aground off Stockholm. The Finnish press is reporting that the 90-metre Kertu ran aground in a storm early this morning and has since been leaking oil, raising fears...

  • Sick tortoise ate turtle pendant

    The source of a sick tortoise's discomfort became clear after a south Florida vet took an X-ray - it had swallowed a turtle pendant. Dr Don Harris said the 15lb male African spurred tortoise named Lola had begun acting sick over the...