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  • Watch: Kashgar, journey on the Silk Road (ARTE)

    Alfred de Montesquiou continues his journey along the silk road finally reaching the Western edge of China. In the city of Kashgar he meets the Uyghur ethnic group.

  • Paul Young's wife dies after battle with cancer

    Paul Young's wife dies after battle with cancer

    The wife of singer Paul Young, Stacey, has died after a two-year battle with brain cancer. Stacey, a former model, was 52 when she died in the presence of her husband and children. Young's publicist told the Press Association: "The singer Paul...

  • Watch: Atzeki at the Inrocks festival (ARTE)

    Watch: Atzeki at the Inrocks festival (ARTE)

    Otzeki are cousins Joel and Mike. They create what they call “electronic dance rock”, a blues infused dance style, captivating on their studio recordings and explosive in live performance.

  • Wine and praline extravaganza

    Wine and praline extravaganza

    It might be a strange-sounding combination at first. But, whereas a bar of chocolate would play havoc with a wine drinker’s palate, flavoured truffles and pralines can make for a very nice accompaniment to the divine nectar. The handcrafted...

  • Actor Casey Affleck withdraws as 2018 Oscar presenter

    Actor Casey Affleck withdraws as 2018 Oscar presenter

    Oscar-winning Casey Affleck, who has been accused of sexual harassment by female crew members on an earlier film, has withdrawn as a presenter at the 2018 Academy Awards, a spokeswoman for the organisation said on Thursday. Affleck, 42, who won...

  • Violent protests over Bollywood epic in India

    Violent protests over Bollywood epic in India

    It's a Bollywood drama based on the legend of a 14th Century Hindu Queen. But several states in India now stepping up police presence in the run-up to the Thursday release of the film "Padmaavat". Street protests this week turned increasingly...

  • Oprah Winfrey not running for US president

    Oprah Winfrey not running for US president

    Oprah Winfrey has said she is not interested in running for US president and that she does not "have the DNA" for it. The talk show host and actress sparked speculation that she could be in line for the job following her rousing speech at the...

  • Watch: Nearly 50% of Europeans short-sighted (ARTE)

    Watch: Nearly 50% of Europeans short-sighted (ARTE)

    More of us are becoming short-sighted with myopia affecting nearly 50% of young Europeans. But what is the cause of this epidemic? And what can be done about it?

  • Shakira investigated for tax evasion in Spain

    Shakira investigated for tax evasion in Spain

    Spanish tax authorities have launched an investigation into Shakira for tax evasion, saying they suspect the Colombian pop star dodged income taxes in the country between 2012 and 2014.  Shakira, who has been in a long-term relationship with...

  • Elton John to stop touring after 50 years

    Elton John to stop touring after 50 years

    Sir Elton John is to retire from touring after almost 50 years. The 70-year-old hitmaker will make the announcement later on Wednesday, according to the Daily Mirror. The musician's website currently displays a countdown clock set for 5.30pm GMT...

  • Letters from Burns' boss reveal poet's 'foibles'

    Letters from Burns' boss reveal poet's 'foibles'

    Robert Burns' boss said the Bard possessed genius as well as "foibles of various kinds", a recently identified letter has revealed. Letters from John Mitchell, who was the head of the Excise Collection at Dumfries when the poet worked there, have...

  • Watch: The Mozart Session (ARTE)

    Watch: The Mozart Session (ARTE)

    Soprano Anna Prohaska, clarinettist Andreas Ottensamer and the pianist Caspar Frantz come together to discuss and perform Mozart. In an intimate setting, the three musicians, accompanied by the Potsdam Kammerakademie, demonstrate the range of...

  • On track to setting education record

    On track to setting education record

    The Helen O’Grady Academy has teamed up with St Edwards College in support of the Eminence Arts and Education’s Right-To-Write initiative, to mark Global Handwriting Awareness Day on January 23.   This initiative was launched by Managing Director...

  • This week at the cinema - January 24, 2018

    This week at the cinema - January 24, 2018

    The Post (2017)Genre: DramaDirector: Steven SpielbergStarring: Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Sarah Paulson, Matthew Ryhs, Bruce Greenwood, Alison BrieDuration: 116 minutesClass: 12AKRS Releasing Ltd After the children’s film The BFG, director Steven...

  • Guizhou dancers dazzle for New Year

    Guizhou dancers dazzle for New Year

    Hundreds were entertained in Kalkara last weekend by an ethnic minority folk dance troupe, which marked the beginning of the Chinese New Year celebrations in Malta with a performance in aid of charity. The Guizhou Congjiang theatre company danced...

  • Watch: Bosnia: tackling the radical (ARTE)

    Watch: Bosnia: tackling the radical (ARTE)

    Social worker Vahidin Omanovic has been fighting against extremism for 13 years. He used tackle extreme nationalism, today religious extremism is more common.

  • Shape of Water leads Oscar nominations

    Shape of Water leads Oscar nominations

    Shape of Water, filmmaker Guillermo del Toro's fantasy/drama about a woman who who discovers a secret at a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore, is leading this year's race at the Oscars with 13 nominations.  The 90th...

  • Emirates' special €665 fares to Dubai

    Emirates' special €665 fares to Dubai

    Emirates has launched a special offer from Malta to Dubai. The special fare of €665 will apply to all customers booking their holiday or business trip between January 22 and February 28 and travelling to Dubai from January 22 up to December 15,...

  • Three Billboards the big winner as sex scandal dominates Screen Actors Guild awards

    Three Billboards the big winner as sex scandal dominates Screen Actors Guild awards

    Dark comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won three prizes at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards on Sunday in a ceremony marked by women and their stories amid the sexual misconduct scandal that has swept Hollywood. The Fox...

  • Pick your own ginseng

    Pick your own ginseng

    My lumbar region told me to take it easy. Not to strain. To be patient. And don’t overdo it. Feet splayed and legs akimbo in the orthodox ergonomic stance, I twisted and yanked. My face twisted into a wide grimace of excruciating pain; it needed...