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  • Would a Norway option break the Brexit stalemate?

    Would a Norway option break the Brexit stalemate?

    The Labour politician Jim Callaghan famously remarked to his colleagues in 1970 that a referendum on Europe might end up being “a little rubber life raft” into which they all might one day have to climb. Just five years later they did so, holding...

  • YouTube bans dangerous pranks and risky 'challenges'

    YouTube bans dangerous pranks and risky 'challenges'

    YouTube on Tuesday clarified rules against posting videos of dangerous pranks, as risky "challenges" prompt people to video themselves doing things like biting into laundry soap or driving blindfolded. The company already forbid content inciting...

  • Sweet, sour and thoroughly modern

    Sweet, sour and  thoroughly modern

    Propped on a sofa and illuminated by natural sunlight, beneath several planters dripping with lush foliage, four large canvases lie in wait, hungry to be consumed by more wandering eyes. In her cosy studio on a blistering winter day, Lisa Falzon...

  • Facebook follows Google with funds to support journalism

    Facebook follows Google with funds to support journalism

    Facebook announced Tuesday that it will invest $300 million over three years to support journalism, with an emphasis on promoting hard-hit local news organisations. The move, on the heels of a similar initiative by Google last year, comes with...

  • 'Not your habibti': Palestinian designer seeks to empower women

    'Not your habibti': Palestinian designer seeks to empower women

    It's only three words on a T-shirt or embroidered on a denim jacket in Palestinian designer Yasmeen Mjalli's collection, but they carry a powerful message: "Not your habibti", or darling. She sees the clothes as helping empower Palestinian women...

  • Million dead fish cause environmental stink in Australia

    Million dead fish cause environmental stink in Australia

    As many as a million fish are believed to have died along the banks of a major river system in drought-battered eastern Australia, and the authorities warned Monday of more deaths to come. The banks of the Murray-Darling Rivers are thick with...

  • Every picture tells a story (2): Malta’s love-hate affair with the tramway

    Every picture tells a story (2): Malta’s love-hate affair  with the tramway

    On February 23, 1905, the Governor of Malta Sir Charles Mansfield Clarke turned the controller switch on the tramcar that made the inaugural journey from the Marsa Depot to Porta Reale, where hundreds waited for free rides on the latest innovation...

  • It happened this month: The anti-French plot of 1799: Maltese patriots’ futile sacrifice

    It happened this month: The anti-French plot of 1799: Maltese patriots’ futile sacrifice

    Within less than three months after the French had conquered the Maltese islands on June 12, 1798, the Maltese inhabitants rebelled against them. Within a few weeks, the Maltese insurgents had obtained help from the Portuguese and British navies...

  • Surprise get-together

    Surprise get-together

    A surprise get-together over lunch was held on January 7 at Xerri il-Bukkett in Gozo to celebrate the 90th birthday of Geoff Fosberry. This was attended by a number of friends who travelled from Malta for the occasion. Seen here (standing, from...

  • Fundraising for cystic fibrosis

    Fundraising for cystic fibrosis

    CF Fundraising Malta recently held its annual fundraising event at the Radisson Golden Sands, Għajn Tuffieħa. Over 1,000 guests attended this event. Pete, Papps & Gianni entertained the crowd, followed by DJs Edd and Tony Tony. A total of €36,500...

  • Christmas magic for children

    Christmas magic for children

    HSBC Malta continued its tradition of treating hundreds of bank employee children during the festive season with a day of activities at the Eden Superbowl. This year, Santa and his elves showered the young ones with free films, drinks and popcorn,...

  • The daily hate

    The daily hate

    Social media has rewired our society in countless ways. There are platforms for most, if not all, of our social requirements – from listening to music to scheduling a work meeting. All we need is a good Wi-Fi connection to never be alone. People...

  • Myth Debunked: Can jumping in a falling elevator save your life?

    Myth Debunked: Can jumping in a falling elevator save your life?

    Strange elevator noises always manage to make us feel uneasy. Panic takes over for a brief 0.2s before the elevator continues to function normally and we return to questioning the choice of elevator music. It’s no surprise that there are popular...

  • Photo of the week - January 13, 2019

    Photo of the week - January 13, 2019

    A few months ago one of the rarest, and ugliest, babies was born in Denver Zoo, US. ‘Tonks’ is an aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis), a nocturnal primate called a lemur that is found in Madagascar. The animal redefines the ‘so ugly it’s cute’...

  • Music may be the food of love - but does it make the world greener?

    Music may be the food of love - but does it make the world greener?

    Although streaming remains the most popular way people listen to music, old formats like cassettes and vinyl have both seen an increase in sales. In fact, vinyl has seen a remarkable sales increase of 1,427% since 2007, selling around around 4m...

  • Virtual reality makes splash, but not ready for prime time

    Virtual reality makes splash, but not ready for prime time

    Virtual reality showed off its spectacular side at the Consumer Electronics Show this week, whisking people onto hockey arenas, baseball fields and even into the internet with animated film trouble-maker "Wreck-it Ralph." But even with the...

  • Why foraging for free is food for the soul

    Why foraging for free is food for the soul

    In the past few years, there’s been a resurgence in the idea of foraging for food. The practice of hand gathering plants and animals for bait, money or the table has long taken place, but more recently top chefs have been popularising the idea,...

  • Kuwaiti girls use martial arts to counter bullies and violence

    Kuwaiti girls use martial arts to counter bullies and violence

    Asma Hasnawi and her daughter Riham spend more than 12 hours a week learning kajukenbo, a mixed martial art the mother says boosts her child's confidence and thwarts bullying. In a small hall in Kuwait City, women and girls in black uniforms...

  • Singapore eco-tourism plan sparks squawks of protest - from environmentalists

    Singapore eco-tourism plan sparks squawks of protest - from environmentalists

    Singapore is creating a vast eco-tourism zone in a bid to bring in more visitors, but environmentalists fear the development will damage natural habitats and are already blaming it for a series of animal deaths. While it may be best known as a...

  • Four common mistakes that can ruin your chances in a job interview

    Four common mistakes that can ruin your chances in a job interview

    If you make it to the job interview stage of an application process, the prospect of a new job is very much in sight. Make a good impression and you are likely to get the opportunity you want. But imagine you get to the interview and, despite...