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  • Madonna reveals Brits injury

    Madonna reveals Brits injury

    Madonna has revealed she suffered whiplash in her fall off the stage at the Brit Awards on Wednesday. The 56-year-old star, whose tumble has become a viral hit online, also said the infamous Armani cape was tied too tight because choreo-graphers...

  • Dress worn by Nyong’o at Oscars is stolen

    Dress worn by Nyong’o at Oscars is stolen

    US detectives are investigating the theft of a €133,400 pearl-adorned dress worn by actress Lupita Nyong’o at the Academy Awards. Los Angeles sheriff spokesman Richard Bowman said the dress was reported stolen from a West Hollywood hotel at around...

  • David Bowie Is

    David Bowie Is

    The filmed tour of the fastest-selling exhibition in the V&A museum’s history, David Bowie Is will be screened at St James Centre of Creativity in Valletta today at 8.30pm. The exhibition, which features a collection of photographs, stage costumes...

  • Picture of 'Jihadi John' issued as James Foley's parents say identity not important

    Picture of 'Jihadi John' issued as James Foley's parents say identity not important

    The parents of James Foley, the American journalist who was beheaded by Islamic State, are speaking out about "Jihadi John". "The point is, we capture and bring him to justice, what does that do? ISIS is still doing its thing. It's a very narrow...

  • Star Trek star Nimoy - Mr Spock - dies aged 83

    Star Trek star Nimoy - Mr Spock - dies aged 83

    Leonard Nimoy, the actor known and loved by generations of Star Trek fans as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr Spock, has died aged 83. Nimoy died of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his Los Angeles home with...

  • US state could allow 'baby boxes'

    Indiana could become the first US state to allow use of baby boxes on a broad scale to prevent dangerous abandonments of infants if a bill, which unanimously passed the House this week, clears the state Senate. Casey Cox said his bill is a natural...

  • Jihadi John 'slip up' possible, says watchdog

    Jihadi John 'slip up' possible, says watchdog

    The intelligence agencies may have made a "slip up" in failing to impose tighter controls on Jihadi John due to the sheer number of suspects they have to cope with, the counter-terrorism laws watchdog said. David Anderson QC said he was not...

  • US gunman dead after fatal attacks

    Seven people have been killed in overnight shootings in south-eastern Missouri and the gunman is also dead, US police said. Missouri State Highway Patrol Sergeant Jeff Kinder said the 36-year-old suspect was found dead from an apparently...

  • Body found in snow-clearing machine

    The body of a young woman has been found inside a machine that scoops and sucks up snow at a ski resort in the Pyrenees. French police said the circumstances of the accident are unclear and the identity of the woman has not been...

  • Girl found 17 years after kidnap

    Girl found 17 years after kidnap

    A newborn baby who was snatched from a Cape Town hospital 17 years ago has been reunited with her parents - and the alleged kidnapper arrested. She was living just a couple of miles from her parents but the amazing discovery happened only after...

  • Germany backs Greece bailout deal

    Germany backs Greece bailout deal

    Germany's parliament has given its overwhelming approval to the four-month extension of Greece's financial bailout, despite unease over the new government in Athens. Lawmakers voted 542-32 to back the bailout extension. There were 13...

  • MI5 under pressure over Jihadi John

    MI5 under pressure over Jihadi John

    UK security services are facing mounting questions over claims that the British graduate believed to be murderous extremist Jihadi John was known to MI5. Reports claimed to unmask west Londoner Mohammed Emwazi as the Islamic State (IS) frontman...

  • Egyptian policemen held after lawyer’s death

    Two Egyptian policemen accused of killing a lawyer in custody were detained yesterday on the orders of an Egyptian prosecutor, judicial sources said, a rare action against members of the security forces. The officers, a lieutenant colonel and a...

  • ‘Jihadi John’ is from well-to-do London family

    ‘Jihadi John’ is from well-to-do London family

    The masked “Jihadi John” killer who fronted Islamic State beheading videos has been identified as Mohammed Emwazi, a British computer programming graduate from a well-to-do London family. The black-clad militant brandishing a knife and speaking...

  • Ukraine begins artillery withdrawal, ceasefire

    Ukraine begins artillery withdrawal, ceasefire

    Ukrainian troops towed artillery away from the frontline in the east yesterday, a move that amounted to recognising that a ceasefire meant to take effect on February 15 was holding at last. The military showed reporters seven or eight guns being...

  • Merkel hopes Moldova isn’t Putin’s next target

    Merkel hopes Moldova isn’t Putin’s next target

    Germany’s Angela Merkel said yesterday she hoped Russia’s Vladimir Putin would not try the same strategy in Moldova as he had in Ukraine, and expressed support for the country’s efforts to forge stronger ties with Europe, to Moscow’s chagrin. The...

  • Suicide bomb strikes Nato envoy team in Afghanistan

    Suicide bomb strikes Nato envoy team in Afghanistan

    A suicide bomber rammed a car laden with explosives into a vehicle belonging to Nato’s top envoy in Afghanistan, killing one Turkish soldier and wounding at least one person, Turkish officials said. The explosion struck in the heart of the heavily...

  • Marijuana becomes legal in Washington

    Possession of small amounts of marijuana became legal in the District of Columbia yesterday, launching a pot “green rush” despite a face-off between local officials and the Republican-led US Congress over the new standards. The US capital joined...

  • Islamic State smashes Iraqi history with sledgehammers

    Islamic State smashes Iraqi history with sledgehammers

    Ultra-radical Islamist militants in northern Iraq have destroyed a priceless collection of statues and sculptures from the ancient Assyrian era, inflicting what an archaeologist described as incalculable damage to a piece of shared human...

  • Banksy in Gaza?

    Banksy in Gaza?

    A Palestinian girl looks on as a mural of a playful-looking kitten, presumably painted by British street artist Banksy, is seen on the remains of a house that witnesses said was destroyed by Israeli shelling during the 50-day war last summer, in...