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  • Tea and sympathy

    Tea and sympathy

    ‘Not for all the tea in Scotland’ isn’t quite how the idiom goes, but judging by the headway that Amrulee, a village north of Edinburgh, is making in the tea-making industry, it could very well become so in the future. Kevin Galea finds out...

  • Racing across America

    Racing across America

    As a team of cyclists gets ready to take part in the gruelling Race Across America in aid of San Miguel School, Jamie Iain Genovese finds out how the funds collected will help children at the school live a richer life. In the next few days, a...

  • Free prizes and special offers from ROCS at this year’s Ta’ Qali trade fair

    Free prizes and special offers from ROCS at this year’s Ta’ Qali trade fair

    The 59th edition of the MFCC Trade Fair 2016 opens its doors in Ta’ Qali on June 23, ending on July 3. Throughout the event, an array of local and foreign exhibitors gather together under the same roof, showcasing a number of promotions and offers...

  • Head of the first Roman emperor returned to Italy

    Head of the first Roman emperor returned to Italy

    A marble sculpture of Rome’s first emperor Augustus has been returned to the Italian capital some 40 years after it was stolen and smuggled out of the country. The marble head is one of the earliest known portraits of a man born more than 2000...

  • Discounts for Dubai holidays

    Emirates Airline passengers can experience more of Dubai this summer by enjoying deep discounts and exclusive offers across the city with My Emirates Pass, launched jointly with Department of Economic Development in Dubai. Passengers flying on the...

  • All nature on the eastern front

    All nature on the eastern front

    Time stands still and nature remains practically untouched, even luring back creatures that had not been seen for long years. That is what Ray Bugeja found in Saxony-Anhalt, in the north-east of Germany. Living in communist East Germany – the then...

  • Innovative Degas

    Innovative Degas

    An exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art explores Edgar Degas’s rarely seen monotypes and their essential role in the artist’s work. With the exhibition Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty, New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) brings new...

  • One visit not enough

    One visit not enough

    Thailand is a place that must be on almost every traveller’s bucket list. It certainly was on mine, until I ticked it off with a three-week holiday to Phuket. Often referred to as the Pearl of the Andaman, Phuket is Thailand’s largest island and a...

  • A city with a green soul

    A city with a green soul

    Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia, is a city that will surprise you and exceed your expectations. It is a unique place, small in size but huge in its hospitality and quality of life. In fact, Ljubljana is the European Green Capital for 2016...

  • Archaeologists, robbers, race to find ancient scrolls in Israel

    Archaeologists, robbers, race to find ancient scrolls in Israel

    Archaeologists in Israel's Judean desert are rushing to try and find remnants of the Dead Sea scrolls before looters get to them. The robbers have been described as 'experts' in finding scrolls.  See video above.  

  • Superb Slovenia

    Superb Slovenia

    Ronald Cassar spent five days in Slovenia and it was love at first sight! In this first of a two-part feature, he shares some of his insights into this stunning country. An old Slovene tale tells how, when the world was created, every country was...

  • Life in Newcastle

    Life in Newcastle

    We are in a warren of warehouses and depots, having slavishly followed the GPS, and Grandma has started yelling instructions at Grandad, when mercifully, we spot the Life Science Centre. Actually, it’s hard to miss with its oxidised copper roof...

  • Watch: Bubbling lava erupts from Mount Etna in Sicily

    Watch: Bubbling lava erupts from Mount Etna in Sicily

    Mount Etna, Europe's highest volcano, and its most active, had experienced fresh explosive eruptions, shooting red lava into the sky. See video above.

  • ‘I want to discover every corner of the planet’

    ‘I want to discover every corner of the planet’

    Tell us something about yourself. I am consumed by wanderlust. Since I started travelling during my university days I developed a strong desire to see the world. I am addicted to travel because I have only one life and I want more than simplicity,...

  • A pioneer in photography

    A pioneer in photography

    The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum this year presents the first comprehensive retrospective in nearly 50 years of the work of pioneering artist and educator László Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946). Organised by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, the Art...

  • Horse racing in Ireland

    Horse racing in Ireland

    Everyone in Ireland wants to mark your card. And point you in the direction of a dead cert. “You’re looking at an Irish legend.” I was also looking at a skeleton. And listening to a thick Irish accent. From up Connacht way. “He’s the most famous...

  • Ostia Antica – When in Rome...

    Ostia Antica – When in Rome...

    Rome is known far and wide… tourists flock all year round to admire the art found within the Vatican, seat of the Pope and to gawk at the majesty and history of the Coliseum, one of the most popular monuments in the world. What few people know,...

  • National park vs game reserve

    National park vs game reserve

    Helen Raine was sceptical of the organised game reserves and their guaranteed animal sightings – until a visit to the Schotia Safaris Private Game Reserve left her more inclined to view them with a good eye. I’m a National Park safari purist.

  • A poet in painting

    A poet in painting

    Idolised by Manet, Cézanne, Renoir and Van Gogh, few artists have had the same impact and lasting influence as French painter Eugène Delacroix. Now, a major London exhibition assesses the influence he exerted for over five decades. Delacroix and...

  • Living la dolce vita

    Living la dolce vita

    A strong mix of memorable sights, awe-inspiring art and pulsating street life, Rome, Italy’s Eternal City, is one of most beautiful and inspiring capitals of the world. It brings a warm feeling to my heart every time I visit. A trip to Rome is as...

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