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Preview Footage of a test being conducted to determine the stealth qualities of Russia’s 5th gen Sukhoi Su-57 fighter jet has been published by the Defense Ministry’s TV channel.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 6:45 pm
Preview A Dutch court has turned down a request by activists to ban state television channels from airing images of a controversial ‘blackface’ Christmas holiday character known traditionally as Black Pete.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 6:05 pm
Preview The UK has signed a multi-billion pound contract which will double its F-35 fleet, the country's defense secretary has announced. The deal will see Britain own 35 stealth jets by the end of 2022.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 5:58 pm
Preview The Financial Times has a woman problem, or so it thinks. In the push for gender equality, and to reach out to female readers, boffins at the paper have developed a bot that warns journalists when they’re quoting too many men.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 5:51 pm
Preview World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Director General Olivier Niggli has expressed confidence that the Russian authorities will fulfill their commitments towards the body which will allow both sides “to move forward.”
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 5:37 pm
Preview British Prime Minister Theresa May has warned of 'consequences’ should she be ousted, in a defiant speech that follows a day of rebellion in her Conservative Party over the UK/EU divorce deal.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 5:25 pm
Preview The Russian State Duma has approved the first reading of amendments to the controversial anti-extremism law, decriminalizing first-time offenses. Some legislators argue, however, that the whole law should be scrapped.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 5:18 pm
Preview Being bored so much that you attempt to stick your finger into the ear of your friend is not really noteworthy, unless you are an elected legislator.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 5:15 pm
Preview In a bid to counteract negative publicity, social media giant Facebook hired a PR agency to discredit critics by claiming that they were agents of liberal billionaire George Soros, a New York Times report has revealed.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 5:02 pm
Preview Circling around the Earth twice, the first Soviet orbital spaceplane ‘Buran’ landed safely 30 years ago, all while having no crew inside. Its launch was the pinnacle of the nation’s space program but also ended up being its last.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 5:00 pm
Preview An ancient Italian supervolcano that hasn’t erupted in 500 years may be starting a stage of activity that could lead to a colossal eruption, spelling potential disaster for communities lying in its path.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 4:51 pm
Preview Fitchburg State basketball player Kewan Platt has been suspended and kicked off campus for an indefinite period for flagrantly elbowing his opponent in the face during a Division III college game.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 4:44 pm
Preview Sweden's establishment parties are relying on magical thinking and a game of chicken to keep power after an election brought deadlock. But whatever coalition they stitch together, they risk damaging the country – and themselves.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 4:28 pm
Preview Millennials, generation snowflake, or the ‘no house, no money, just avocado’ young people who brought you hipsters, are now being derided by toy giant Hasbro with its new edition of every capitalist’s favorite board game Monopoly.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 4:21 pm
Preview An economist who won the lottery an astonishing, and envy-inducing, 14 times is sharing his secret to beating the odds and picking the right numbers to pocket that cash. And it’s a lot simpler than you might think.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 4:19 pm
Preview Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has clarified comments about India after facing a backlash for saying the country was “such a poor place” and that he “felt very conflicted” about racing there.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 4:09 pm
Preview Theresa May is fast becoming the great unifying prime minister of our era; her handling of Brexit has managed to unite almost the entire British political establishment against her. It’s an impressive achievement.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 4:04 pm
Preview In a country so divided over Brexit where it is hard to find any agreement to bring people together, May has done it – she has united people against her plans, Professor of Law and Government at Durham Law School Thom Brooks said.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 3:58 pm
Preview The United States Army, which is struggling to meet recruitment targets, has come up with a novel new way to attract new recruits - by using eSports.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 3:56 pm
Preview Millions of pounds of toxic waste are being buried under the site of a privately owned former nuclear power plant in California. The only problem? Experts warn that it sits on a major fault line — and in a tsunami zone.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 3:35 pm
Preview The US has sanctioned 17 Saudi nationals for their alleged role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The list includes a former top aide to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and Saudi Consul General Mohammed Alotaibi.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 3:27 pm
Preview The Escambia County Sheriff's Office was up to its neck in pun-filled comments after it posted an alarming mugshot of a man whose neck girth has to be seen to be believed.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 3:16 pm
Preview As the world grapples with extreme weather and wildfires, the issue of climate change is at the forefront of policy decisions, scientific research and media coverage – but bias towards alarmism is proving somewhat irresistible.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 3:15 pm
Preview The English Premier League have announced the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system will be introduced from the 2019/20 season after agreement 'in principle' from the league's 20 clubs.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 2:59 pm
Preview A high-profile crime of jealousy, kidnapping and mutilation in Russia is one step closer to an end after a court in Moscow Region sentenced a man to a lengthy jail term for chopping off the hands of his now-ex-wife.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 2:43 pm
Preview Philippines President Duterte raised a few eyebrows when he gave “power naps” as an excuse for missing key meetings at a Singapore summit. The president, however, said that he simply doesn’t get the hype surrounding it.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 2:30 pm
Preview The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has deemed several detentions of Russian opposition activist Alexey Navalny as “politically motivated ”and ordered Moscow to pay him damages.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 2:30 pm
Preview Spain will afford athletes from Kosovo the same rights as other competitors at sports events in the country, after changing its stance following pressure from the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 2:23 pm
Preview A Japanese top official in charge of cybersecurity has baffled the public after saying he doesn’t use a computer. He was also confused by a question over whether USB drives are used in nuclear facilities.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 2:17 pm
Preview If Germany and France get their wish of developing a European army, Austria wants no part of it. The defense minister's office said it would opt out, as it would conflict with Vienna's constitution and neutrality.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 2:10 pm
Preview A Nigerian governor has offered the nation’s footballers a $25,000 bonus for each goal the team scores against South Africa when the teams meet in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 1:54 pm
Preview With an eye on last winter’s natural gas supply debacle, Chinese state-owned energy giant CNOOC has pledged a 20 percent rise in gas supply, the company said on Tuesday.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 1:53 pm
Preview The draft Brexit agreement has prompted several resignations in Theresa May's government and many negative assessments across the UK. European Union officials, however, seem content with it. Here are the key points of the deal.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 1:34 pm
Preview Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has apologized for slapping French TV reporter Patrick Guillou following his team's defeat away to Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 1:20 pm
Preview Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that the refusal by Russian businesses to participate in next year’s World Economic Forum in Davos is not going to have any negative impact on the country’s reputation.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 1:17 pm
Preview Germany asked Kiev to take down a highly controversial website, which lists "enemies of Ukraine" and reveals their personal data, after it branded former chancellor Gerhard Schroeder as "anti-Ukrainian."
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 1:12 pm
Preview Russia has made significant progress in the world university rankings this year. On Nov. 7, the influential Times Higher Education (THE) included many leading Russian universities in its latest rankings by subject.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 1:10 pm
Preview An iPhone X was left melted, charred and cracked after it reportedly exploded following an operating system update. Hair-raising photos of the damaged device were shared on social media.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 12:53 pm
Preview Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League participation could be in jeopardy as UEFA investigates claims that the football club flouted Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, according to French media reports.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 12:47 pm
Preview The fallout from the UFC 229 fracas continues to move on, with members of Khabib Nurmagomedov's and Conor McGregor's teams set to learn their punishments on the same day as the two MMA stars.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 12:45 pm
Preview A Bollywood star says an American pro-wrestler took a bribe from a rival actress to brutally body slam her during a celebrity wrestling match, leaving her in pain and fearing she might have trouble walking.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 12:44 pm
Preview Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has presented a five-year-old boy with a Mercedes-Benz car after the youngster completed 4,105 push-ups to set a disputed ‘world record’ - then asked the fitness fanatic to work out on the car’s hood.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 12:35 pm
Preview Hardline backbench Brexiteer, Jacob Rees-Mogg, handed in a letter of no-confidence in Theresa May as leader of the Conservative Party, in protest at the UK/EU Brexit deal, she is set to present to parliament.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 11:47 am
Preview Plans by Brussels to create a special payment channel to continue doing business with Iran and bypass US economic sanctions against the country, are now in tatters, as no EU country has agreed to support the idea.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 11:30 am
Preview Seven high profile resignations have followed on the heels of Theresa May’s announcement that her cabinet has settled on a Brexit deal, with Labour claiming that the Conservative government is at risk of completely dissolving.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 11:29 am
Preview Usain Bolt's quest to embark on a new career as a professional footballer has received words of support from a pair of Manchester-based Premier League stars.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 11:28 am
Preview A California jury has cleared US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) of liability in a case involving a woman who alleged that the company’s talc-based products contain asbestos and caused her cancer.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 11:26 am
Preview Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has decried the Brexit announcement made by Prime Minister Theresa May as a “bad deal which isn’t in the interests of the whole country.”
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 11:13 am
Preview Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor says he will seek the death penalty for five individuals accused of murdering Jamal Khashoggi. He said the crown prince was not implicated in the crime.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 10:53 am
Preview A series of resignations on the eve of finalizing the much-debated Brexit deal might topple Prime Minister Theresa May, ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage said, as a growing number of ministers are leaving the government.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 10:52 am
Preview Prime Minister Theresa May was surrounded by chuckling MPs as she said her draft Brexit withdrawal agreement ensures the UK “will leave the EU in a smooth and orderly way” by March 2019.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 10:39 am
Preview Scientists have discovered a massive 31-kilometer (19.3 miles) diameter crater made by a 10 billion-tonne meteorite which smashed into Greenland up to three million years ago - and it’s been hiding in plain sight all along.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 10:25 am
Preview Russia will fulfill its obligations towards the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) after the watchdog confirmed its delegation will visit the Moscow Anti-Doping laboratory at the end of November.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 10:23 am
Preview The EU must abandon its phobias regarding helping war-ravaged Syria, if it doesn’t want a new migration influx, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 10:14 am
Preview Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey has resigned saying the Brexit deal put forward by Prime Minister Theresa May “does not honour” the result of the referendum where a majority of Brits voted to leave the EU.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 10:04 am
Preview The world’s most popular cryptocurrency has fallen to a more than a one-year low on Wednesday, breaking through the key support level of $6,000. The price dropped by almost 11 percent in a single day of trading.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 9:40 am
Preview Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has resigned from the UK government causing turmoil for Prime Minister Theresa May and her Brexit plans, after a marathon cabinet session had seemingly created a finalised draft withdrawal agreement.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 8:58 am
Preview Fox News host Tucker Carlson blasted CNN, saying that while it is suing the White House over free speech, it doesn’t have any problem silencing voices it doesn’t like and even threatening its critics.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 8:12 am
Preview In the first resignation following Theresa May’s Brexit agreement, Minister of State at the Northern Ireland Office Shailesh Vara has quit his post. He said that he “cannot support the withdrawal agreement” clinched with the EU.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 7:57 am
Preview Barring an "extraordinary" turn of events, a deal finalizing Brexit will be signed at a summit on November 25, EU President Donald Tusk has said.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 7:39 am
Preview With the longest war in US history now dragging into its 17th year, Americans are looking at a massive bill. Total costs of the War on Terror now approach $6 trillion, according to a new report – to say nothing of the human costs.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 5:08 am
Preview ISIS jihadists were paid well for their service, documents belonging to the terrorist group, and obtained by RT in Iraq, reveal. Use of chemical agents was paid-for in silver, while taking down a chopper was rewarded with gold.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 4:51 am
Preview Trump seems to have accomplished what political Hollywood never has – convincing thousands of Americans to flee the country. Driven by his policies, more US citizens sought asylum in Canada last year than have in decades.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 3:41 am
Preview Although Washington spends more on its military than the next ten countries combined, a bipartisan commission now warns that the Pentagon needs even more money if the US is to maintain hegemony against threats by Russia and China.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 3:05 am
Preview Hundreds of Native American women have been murdered or have gone missing over the years, and their fate remains a mystery as authorities are appallingly lax in keeping track of such crime victims, according to a new study.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 2:40 am
Preview A metal fence separating US-Mexico border between Imperial Beach and Tijuana proved to be no challenge for hundreds of Central American migrants who scaled the wall with ease, taunting the American border agents on the other side.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 2:15 am
Preview US President Donald Trump had words of warning for ‘Antifa’ protesters targeting conservatives, saying that they’d be in “big trouble” if opposing groups mobilized to counter them.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 1:01 am
Preview Google will integrate a UK-based health company into its main organization, igniting concerns that the tech giant will misuse NHS patient data that the health company had been given access to.
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Posted: November 15, 2018, 12:39 am
Preview Controversial attorney Michael Avenatti, who represented adult film actress Stormy Daniels and claimed Justice Brett Kavanaugh was a gang rapist, was arrested on allegations of felony domestic violence in Los Angeles.
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Posted: November 14, 2018, 11:47 pm
Preview German police have detained a suspicious person in front of the Russian embassy in Berlin after the allegedly mentally unstable man abandoned his car in front of the diplomatic compound and tried to enter it to request asylum.
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Posted: November 14, 2018, 10:30 pm
Preview Two cultured cats have become viral sensations, for their numerous attempts during the past two years to gain access to the Hiroshima Onomichi City Museum of Art in Japan.
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Posted: November 14, 2018, 9:58 pm
Preview Two men lead a herd of camels through a brutal sandstorm and a haze of rain in a dramatic video that’s gone viral for both its drama, and its beauty.
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Posted: November 14, 2018, 9:49 pm
Preview The agreement reached by the government of Prime Minister Theresa May to take the UK out of the EU has angered many supporters of Brexit, who are calling it a shameful surrender and betrayal of the 2016 referendum.
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Posted: November 14, 2018, 9:24 pm
Preview French President Emmanuel Macron has said he wasn’t offended by a slew of angry tweets directed at him earlier this week by Donald Trump, saying that he understood the US president was just playing to a domestic audience.
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Posted: November 14, 2018, 7:33 pm
Preview Electroshock devices, scalpels and scissors were among the belongings of the Saudi “hitmen,” who left Turkey shortly after the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, Sabah newspaper reported, showing X ray pictures of their luggage.
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Posted: November 14, 2018, 7:28 pm
Preview Britain's cabinet has backed Theresa May's EU withdrawal agreement, the prime minister has confirmed. She said that the deal is the best that could be negotiated and is in the interest of the country.
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Posted: November 14, 2018, 7:23 pm
Preview The Trump administration has said that no journalist has a “first amendment right” to enter the White House and argued that it has “broad discretion” to decide who gets given a press pass.
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Posted: November 14, 2018, 6:51 pm
Preview Theresa May will ‘likely’ face a vote of no-confidence as leader of the Tory party on Thursday, BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg tweeted, citing an unnamed member of the Conservative Party.
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Posted: November 14, 2018, 6:47 pm
Preview Tyson Fury has added experience and expertise to his corner team for his upcoming title challenge against Deontay Wilder.
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Posted: November 14, 2018, 6:11 pm
Preview Chinese researchers pushing to find a major clean energy source have created an incredible artificial sun that can reach temperatures of 100 million degrees Celsius – a heat so intense it makes the real sun seem merely lukewarm.
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Posted: November 14, 2018, 5:53 pm
Preview Russian and Soviet hockey icon Viacheslav Fetisov has congratulated fellow legend Alexander Yakushev on his induction to the Hall of Fame, hailing him as the star of the Soviet team during the historic 1972 Summit Series.
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Posted: November 14, 2018, 5:49 pm
Preview Veteran reporter Bob Woodward criticized CNN’s lawsuit against the White House over the revocation of correspondent Jim Acosta’s press credentials, saying media should focus on “serious reporting” and not lawsuits and smugness.
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Posted: November 14, 2018, 5:45 pm
Preview Brits are trailing behind in the league of populations who think their country is gaining importance on the world stage, new research has found. That is partially due to some UK groups thinking less of Britain post-Brexit.
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Posted: November 14, 2018, 5:38 pm
Preview The South Korean curling team, known as the ‘Garlic girls’, who sensationally won silver at the home Olympics in PyeongChang, have claimed they were subjected to abuse by a former Korean Curling Federation (KCF) vice-president.
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Posted: November 14, 2018, 5:33 pm

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RBS sinks 9% as fears over Brexit deal hit shares in banks and housebuilders, dragging FTSE 100 lower.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 6:35 pm
Theresa May dismisses speculation she could be ousted as PM over her EU withdrawal agreement.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 6:31 pm
India beat Ireland by 52 runs in Guyana to qualify for the Women's World Twenty20 semi-finals.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 6:26 pm
Prince William and Catherine were at the BBC to discuss its work on combating cyber-bullying.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 6:12 pm
Mitesh Patel hoped to emigrate to Australia with his boyfriend after his wife's death, jurors hear.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 5:30 pm
BBC and correspondents unpick the detail in the government's withdrawal agreement documents.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 5:25 pm
He will be the first UK rapper and grime artist to headline the festival.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 5:16 pm
How far does the draft agreement deliver 'control'?
Posted: November 15, 2018, 4:54 pm
Outgoing executive chairman Richard Scudamore will get a £5m farewell bonus paid by clubs, the Premier League confirms.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 4:26 pm
Austria's Dominic Thiem maintains his hopes of reaching the ATP Finals last four with a straight-set win over Japan's Kei Nishikori.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 4:23 pm
Ian Naude was named as a suspect in three cases before he joined Cheshire Constabulary.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 4:14 pm
BBC experts answer your questions on the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 4:09 pm
Saudi prosecutor says an intelligence officer ordered the writer's murder and not the crown prince.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 4:05 pm
Video assistant referees are set to be used in the Premier League next season, after clubs agree in principle to the move.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 3:18 pm
Theresa May has agreed a draft Brexit deal with Brussels. What happens now?
Posted: November 15, 2018, 3:14 pm
"Committed paedophile" Ian Naude was said to have joined the police for access to vulnerable girls.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 2:57 pm
If the ticket-holder does not come forward, the prize will be the UK's biggest unclaimed jackpot.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 1:19 pm
The ban on expensive designer coats came after discussions with pupils and parents, the school said.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 1:10 pm
The tribute to Hilda Burkitt is made up of 3,724 photos of "inspiring women" submitted by the public.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 1:08 pm
Margarita Gracheva's case highlights fears that a change in Russia's laws may be emboldening abusers.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 1:06 pm
The Ivy Park gymwear brand is now 100% owned by Beyoncé's management company Parkwood.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 12:21 pm
Roshen Silva hits a resolute 85 to frustrate England and give Sri Lanka a lead of 46 on day two of an evenly poised second Test.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 12:20 pm
Ray Weatherall survived a series of efforts to kill him including shooting, poisoning and burning.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 11:53 am
Cabinet approval of the Brexit deal gains huge attention in the European newspapers.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 11:41 am
The announcement comes the day after an "appalling" cervical-screening blunder hits more than 40,000 women.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 11:19 am
Confirmation the bronzes are by Michelangelo could see them valued in the hundreds of millions.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 11:04 am
The band are covered with offensive comments made about them by trolls.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 9:46 am
The rock and heavy metal music TV channel is closing down, 15 years after it started championing bands.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 5:23 am
How an album of demos ended up challenging Ash and Snow Patrol for the Northern Ireland Music Prize.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 1:56 am
Michael Fehsenfeld, 26, from Milton Keynes, has since recorded a song about his crime.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 1:52 am
Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty's new novel has already been snapped up by a Hollywood star.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 12:44 am
Is poor management of forests to blame for deadly fires in California?
Posted: November 15, 2018, 12:41 am
More than half a million students take on an exam for which they have been preparing all their lives.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 12:37 am
It's common for African migrants to be returned back to their native country when they die, but this decision is a hard one if your entire family is based in the UK.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 12:20 am
Plans to redistribute land from white farmers to landless black people are raising deep feelings. Here's why.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 12:14 am
Researchers find a way to reveal the locations of children wearing MiSafes watches and call them.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 12:09 am
Reality Check looks at some of the key passages in the draft Brexit agreement
Posted: November 15, 2018, 12:03 am
There’s a deal but what does that mean and what still stands in the way of getting it done? Leila Nathoo explains why this doesn't mean Brexit talks are over.
Posted: November 14, 2018, 10:40 pm
Michelle Obama talks politics, family and the important role her mum played in their time at the White House.
Posted: November 14, 2018, 10:00 pm
Oli Weatherall has to go to extreme lengths to keep himself alive because of a severe peanut allergy
Posted: November 14, 2018, 3:56 pm
BBC coverage of latest developments
Posted: November 14, 2018, 7:55 am
One woman explains how a discovery about her husband's behaviour affected her life.
Posted: November 11, 2018, 11:59 pm
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become a pop culture icon as well as the liberal face of the Supreme Court.
Posted: November 11, 2018, 12:36 am
Eighty years ago the Nazis' persecution of the Jews suddenly turned violent. Ruth Winkelmann still remembers it vividly.
Posted: November 10, 2018, 1:41 am
Life after Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks - the new generation of British wrestling.
Posted: November 10, 2018, 12:58 am
Catherine Benfield was diagnosed with OCD as a young mum. Creating a character who personifies her condition helped her recovery.
Posted: November 7, 2018, 12:38 am

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Woman, 82, Dies Days After Casting First-Ever Ballot...


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POLL: ONLY HALF OF AMERICANS HAVE FAITH IN DEMOCRACY...


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2 California death row inmates found dead; suicide suspected...


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Border Patrol cancels Election Day 'exercise'...


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FEDS: 1,100 Migrants Apprehended Daily Along U.S.-Mexico Border...


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NASA spacecraft makes 1st close approach to sun...


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Man sits in feces on DELTA flight...


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200 mass graves of thousands of ISIS victims found...


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New discovery throws light on mystery of pyramids' construction...


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Patient dies 'after robot surgery error'...


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LIST: Fattest States In USA...


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China unveils new 'Heavenly Palace' space station as ISS days numbered...


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Berners-Lee launches 'Magna Carta for web' to save internet...


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Hiding face? 'Gait recognition' IDs by walk...


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USA prepares to fight China...


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Measles outbreaks on rise...


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Super-rare albino raccoon spotted in backyard...


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Concern over child-like sex dolls...


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JUDGMENT DAY


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Booming business of background music...


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Divine intervention? Bullet grazes teen kneeling down to pray...


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Fisherman pulls baby from sea alive in 'freakish miracle'...


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Russia reports computer bug on International Space Station...


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Judge blocks controversial plan to sterilize wild horses in Oregon...


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Ex-SS concentration camp guard goes on trial in Germany...


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Fight at Miss Bumbum contest over fake butt accusation...


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UBER driver let teen car surf for $40, resulting in death...


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NYC Cars to Talk to One Another...


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EXODUS: California lost more residents to other states than got last year...


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Meet Japan's 'Ninja Boy', the prodigy who aims to stun Mayweather...


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NASA conducting 'quiet sonic boom' tests...


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Supercomputer mimics human brain...


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Poop in hand, Bill Gates backs toilet revolution...


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SHOCK: Inmate ripped out own eye and ATE it after guards ignored screams...


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'It's okay to be white' flyers posted at another university...


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Next Congress will be younger, more female and more diverse...


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CBD-infused products being sold everywhere in California -- but are they legal?


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Times of Malta

General, sporting, and business news for Malta and the surrounding region

Prison food will be seeing a leap in quality in the coming weeks, the Home Affairs Ministry said on Thursday in reaction to a European Court of Human Rights judgement which awarded an inmate €5,000. The court found that Jean Pierre Abdilla, who, back in 2009, had been sentenced to 16 years in jail over drug-related charges and fined €40,000, had lacked an effective remedy concerning detention conditions before the local courts. It concluded, however, that the overall conditions at Corradino did not subject the prisoner to distress or hardship of an intensity exceeding the unavoidable level of suffering inherent in detention. Mr Abdilla had complained of bad conditions in detention, a squalid and foul-smelling environment, lack of ventilation, meagre earning from a “work and pay” scheme and non-nutritious food served from a dirty kitchen.In a statement on Thursday, the government said several of the shortcomings mentioned took place under a Nationalist administration and nothing had been done about them. As a result, the country had been fined. The ministry, the Governance Board, and the prison management were committed to carry out all the necessary changes in a holistic...
Posted: November 15, 2018, 6:12 pm

A man arrested in August after being spotted disposing of a drug-filled cigarette packet inside a planter in a Paceville parking area has been has been jailed 14 months. Abdirashid Ibrahim Ahmed had been arrested on the eve of a public holiday in St George’s Road, St Julian’s after his movements had aroused the suspicion of a plainclothes policeman patrolling the area on night duty. The suspect had been accompanied by another person. The officer, testifying in the course of proceedings against the accused, explained how towards 6.30pm on August 14, he had spotted two men close to the Axis Complex. One of them, wearing a black, yellow-striped t-shirt, was seen throwing away a small object into a tree planter. Upon closer inspection, this turned out to be a red Rothmans packet containing some greenish-brown sticks, which turned out to be cannabis. Calling other colleagues for assistance, the officer’s quick reaction ultimately led to the arrest of the two suspects who attempted to get away upon sensing police presence. The man who had thrown away the packet was charged with possession of cannabis resin in circumstances indicating that it was not for personal use, further...
Author: Edwina Brincat
Posted: November 15, 2018, 5:48 pm

British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to fight for her draft divorce deal with the European Union on Thursday after the resignation of her Brexit secretary and other ministers put her strategy and her job in peril. Just over 12 hours after May announced that her cabinet had agreed to the terms of the deal, Brexit minister Dominic Raab and work and pensions minister Esther McVey resigned. Eurosceptics in May's Conservative Party said they had submitted letters calling for a vote of no confidence in her leadership. May called a news conference at her Downing Street residence to underline her determination to stay the course. Asked if she would contest any challenge to her position, she replied: "Am I going to see this through? Yes." However, hostility from government and opposition lawmakers raised the risk that the deal would be rejected in parliament, and that Britain could leave the EU on March 29 without a safety net. That prospect pushed the pound down as much as 2% to $1.2731, although it recovered slightly after May's statement. The main stock index in Ireland, which is highly dependent on trade with Britain, plunged 3.8%. The German carmaker BMW, which produces its Mini...
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 15, 2018, 5:37 pm

Rejected asylum seekers will no longer require a certificate from the Refugee Commissioner every year to remain in Malta, after the Temporary Humanitarian Policy New (THPn) was replaced. The system was a form of regularisation granted to those who could not be returned to their home country and who fulfilled certain criteria, such as employment, independent housing and fiscal contributions. It dealt with "stranded migrants", or rejected asylum seekers who had been in Malta for at least four years and who could not be returned to their country of origin because of reasons outside of their control. As of Thursday, eligible applicants are able to apply for a two-year renewable residence permit as part of a new Specific Residence Authorisation policy. "All applications for a residence permit will continue to be vetted by the Police Immigration office," the government said. These migrants will be given the opportunity to apply for a residence permit, subject to the fulfillment of a number of integration measures, the Home Affairs Ministry said. The Temporary Humanitarian policy had been at the centre of controversy when the Home Affairs Ministry abruptly announced two years ago that...
Author: Denise Grech
Posted: November 15, 2018, 5:21 pm

Thousands of keen bird-watchers flock to Serbia's northern town of Kikinda every winter to see one of the world's largest roosting populations of long-eared owls. But the small town on Serbia's border with Romania is now trending on social media for a different reason: a protest over a statue aiming to brand it as the city of owls which many say resembles a phallus rather than an owl. The protestors say the terra-cotta statue's elongated shape and minimalist features were obscene and demanded its removal. "Freud could say something about this statue, it looks so much like a phallus," one protester said in a Facebook post. "Now everyone will ridicule Kikinda," read another post on Facebook. "This (statue) represents something very masculine, but not an owl," another said on Twitter. Local sculptor Jovan Blat, who made the statue, could not be reached for comment. Last week he told Belgrade's Vecernje Novosti daily he was ready to make a differently-shaped statue. Local authorities declined to comment. Zeljko Bodrozic, editor-in-chief of a local newspaper, said the owl monument should remain in place. "With all the hype swirling around it ... in a way it also becomes a symbol of...
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 15, 2018, 5:13 pm

Audiences are getting a first look at six-part series focusing on the affair between Monica Lewinsky and former US President Bill Clinton. "The Clinton Affair" is the latest work from Academy Award and Emmy-winning producer Alex Gibney's Jigsaw Productions and Emmy-winning director Blair Foster. The series, which will air on the A&E network from November 19, 2018, examines one of the biggest political scandals of a generation and its lasting impact on the US. "The Clinton Affair" coincides with the 20th anniversary of Clinton's impeachment proceedings and chronicles the events leading up to the trial as well as exploring the role of media, feminism and politics in this story of sex, power, lies and ideological warfare. In an accompanying essay for Vanity Fair, the now 45-year-old Lewinsky writes that were she to meet up with Hillary Clinton today she would make a sincere apology to her. Additionally, she writes that it's not a matter of whether she (Lewinsky) is owed or deserving of an apology from Bill Clinton but rather that he should want to apologise and that "he would be a better man for it... and we, in turn, a better society". While addressing a panel in New York earlier...
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 15, 2018, 4:55 pm

A Public Accounts Committee discussion on a pre-2013 land expropriation case at times became a mudslinging match with Opposition MPs saying no secret Panama companies were involved. The House Committee met on Wednesday to discuss a National Audit Office report into a controversial land expropriation deal by the previous Nationalist administration. According to the report, on March 5, 2013, just days before a general election, the Land Department had signed a contract transferring two properties (one in Swieqi, the other in San Ġwann) worth €4.3 million jointly as payment for land expropriated at Fekruna Bay, Xemxija. The Fekruna land was valued at €5 million and the difference in favour of Fekruna Ltd, €700,000, was offset against amounts due to the government by the company in lieu of capital gains tax and duty on documents. The report found that taxpayers had lost more than €1 million through the deal. Government MP Robert Abela said the deal had happened under the watch of then parliamentary secretary Jason Azzopardi, wondering how the Nationalist MP could have been involved in the deal and now had the cheek to speak the way he did. He asked what had happened to the funds...
Author: Ivan Martin
Posted: November 15, 2018, 4:54 pm

One of the five youths granted bail 11 days ago after pleading not guilty to assaulting Liam Debono has been remanded in custody after once again landed on the wrong side of the law. Marlon Baldacchino, a 19-year old Żabbar resident, who works in the construction industry, was arrested in the course of a search on Wednesday at around 7.30pm in Triq ic-Cawsli at his hometown. The young man was arrested after he was found in possession of cannabis and cocaine, barely a fortnight since he was granted bail over the incident involving Mr Debono, the 17-year-old youth charged with the attempted murder of PC Simon Schembri. On Thursday afternoon, the youth was taken to court where he pleaded not guilty to charges of drug possession as well as to breaching bail conditions granted by Magistrate Gabriella Vella on November 4. A fresh request for bail by defence lawyer Marita Pace Dimech was objected to by the prosecution. Dr Pace Dimech declared that her client was “simply in the folly of youth” and had been “unlucky to get caught out”. He had taken up a regular job and had been dutifully abiding by bail conditions. The lawyer also pointed out that the young man deserved help to reform...
Author: Edwina Brincat
Posted: November 15, 2018, 3:55 pm

The US Treasury announced sanctions on 17 Saudis on Thursday for their role in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, the first concrete response from the Trump administration to his death last month. Those to be sanctioned include Saud al-Qahtani, a former top aide to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as well as the Saudi Consul General Mohammed Alotaibi. The sanctions will be implemented under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, which targets perpetrators of serious human rights abuses and corruption. The announcement was unusual for Washington, which rarely imposes sanctions on Riyadh. "These individuals who targeted and brutally killed a journalist who resided and worked in the United States must face consequences for their actions," Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said in a statement. He added that Washington was continuing to try to determine what happened and would hold accountable everyone found responsible for Khashoggi's death. "The Government of Saudi Arabia must take appropriate steps to end any targeting of political dissidents or journalists," Mnuchin said. Among others facing sanctions are...
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 15, 2018, 3:54 pm

Two men and a woman were arrested by the police following a drugs raid on Wednesday night. The men - a 39-year-old from Paola and a 56-year-old from Marsascala - were found in possession of 600 grams of cannabis resin. Following further investigations, a 39-year-old woman from Marsascala was also arrested. The suspects are expected to be arraigned. The raid was carried out by the drugs squad assisted by the Rapid Intervention Unit.  The duty magistrate ordered an inquiry and appointed experts to assist her. 
Posted: November 15, 2018, 3:09 pm

Premier League clubs have agreed in principle to introduce video assistant referees (VAR) from the start of next season, they said on Thursday. The top leagues in Spain, Italy and Germany are already using VAR, which allows disputed incidents to be reviewed with the use of video replays, and the technology was used at the World Cup in Russia this year. The English clubs were provided with an update on this season's VAR trials, with key examples of its use in the FA Cup and League Cup discussed in detail. "The League will now formally make a request to the International Football Association Board and (world body) FIFA to use VAR next season," the Premier League said in a statement. The League has been using goal line technology since 2013. The decision comes after contentious refereeing decisions overshadowed a 1-1 league draw between Southampton and Watford last weekend. Southampton striker Charlie Austin demanded the introduction of VAR after his goal was disallowed by referee Simon Hooper, who deemed Maya Yoshida to have interfered with the ball from an offside position. The introduction of the technology comes after clubs voted unanimously against its use in England's top...
Posted: November 15, 2018, 3:06 pm

A man serving a life sentence over four murders carried out over an 18-day killing spree back in 1988 has failed in his attempt to obtain a judicial review of the Parole Board decision that his detention was still justified. Ben Ali Wahid Ben Hassine had been convicted in February 1992, along with co-national Mohsen Bin Brahim Mosbah, of the murder of two taxi drivers and another two men, a British and a French man, in a case which had shocked the country.  The two men admitted to killing James Reed at Ta’ Xbiex on a yacht on February 12, 1988, and Alfred Cucciardi, a taxi driver, on the same night. Six days later, they killed taxi driver Alfred Darmanin and Frenchman Michel Levarlet. The two were sentenced to life imprisonment and the court recommended that Mr Ben Hassine serve a minimum of 22 years. After spending 22 years behind bars, Mr Ben Hassine filed constitutional proceedings claiming that the fact that his sentence had no prospect of revision breached his fundamental human rights. In November 2016, the Constitutional Court had called upon the legislator to provide for a mechanism intended to reduce a life sentence and to do so within four months. Drawing on EU...
Author: Edwina Brincat
Posted: November 15, 2018, 3:06 pm

Sterling tumbled on Thursday after a series of resignations rocked Prime Minister Theresa May's government and threw into doubt her long-awaited Brexit agreement just hours after it was unveiled. The pound fell 1.5 percent versus the dollar and was headed for its biggest drop this year against the euro after Brexit minister Dominic Raab and three other ministers resigned in protest against her plan. Traders fear May's leadership is now in serious jeopardy. "What concerns us is how many ministers seeing this news will be pondering if it is better to get their resignations in now rather than wait," said Nomura strategist Jordan Rochester. "If several ministers go this becomes more difficult for Theresa May to hold her position," he added. May said on Wednesday she had won over her divided cabinet after a five-hour meeting but the resignations fuelled a selloff, reflecting rising fear in the markets about a "no-deal" Brexit. In volatile trading, the pound sank as low as 1.8 percent to $1.2751, its second biggest drop this year. It dropped 1.5 percent to 88.57 pence versus the euro. Markets had priced in some opposition to the draft deal negotiated by May but the latest round of...
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 15, 2018, 2:42 pm

PD’s general secretary Martin Cauchi Inglott, a retired army officer and a former diplomat, will be contesting the European Parliament elections on Partit Demokratiku’s ticket. Mr Cauchi Inglott said that he had proudly served Malta for nearly three decades and would be honoured to continue to serve the country in the EP. He said that should he be elected, he would focus mainly on migration since he had operational experience dealing with migration at sea, and policy experience in the field in Brussels, but he hoped to also cover other areas which affected Malta. Mr Cauchi Inglott is married to Wenche and they have two sons: Mark, a serving officer in the AFM’s Maritime Squadron, and Kristian, a third year medical student.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 2:10 pm

European countries are helping human traffickers by closing their doors to migrants, who risk swapping hardship at home for a new life of slavery on the road, humanitarian experts said on Thursday. They said the stark choice - endure war, famine or persecution at home or opt for a new start in a safer country - is increasingly denied to migrants fleeing peril in Africa and the Middle East as anti-immigrant sentiment rises across Europe. "Restrictive immigration policies are creating a new world order where barriers to basic services turn migration into a real humanitarian crisis," said Francesco Rocca, president of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. "These barriers are a gift to the traffickers," he said at the Thomson Reuters Foundation's annual Trust Conference. Europe's migration crisis peaked in 2015 with an influx of well over 1 million people. While annual arrivals have since tumbled, European Union members have feuded over how to share the burden and support for anti-immigrant parties has surged. The migration feud has divided southern and eastern European Union states - as well as rich destinations such as Germany. As governments...
Author: Thomson Reuters Foundation
Posted: November 15, 2018, 2:02 pm

Birkirkara captain Stephania Farrugia is the BOV Female player of the Month for October 2018. The 2017 MFA player of the year maintained her fine form over the summer break to clinch the first individual award of the female football season 2018/2019. Facing arch-rivals Hibs in the league-opener following their defeat in the BOV Women’s Super-Cup, the defender left no space at the back to help her team keep a clean sheet for a 2-0 win. Leading 1-0 against Mosta, Stephania dived full stretch to connect with a Raina Giusti to hit an eye-catching flying-header past Mosta keeper Zarb. Just five minutes later, she again towered above the opponent’s defence to hit another powerful header into the net for the 3-0 lead in a match that ended at 5-0. Charles Azzopardi, Executive PR & Marketing at Bank of Valletta presented the BOV Female Player of the Month trophy for October 2018 to Stephania Farrugia. 
Posted: November 15, 2018, 2:01 pm

There is an indefinite waiting list for children to get a mental health diagnosis since only one warranted child psychologist is available in the public health sector, the Maltese Association of Psychiatry has warned. Presenting a snapshot of the mental health staff in the public healthcare system, the association's president Nigel Camilleri warned severe under-staffing made for a mental health crisis. Based on international recommendations, Malta requires between 45 to 60 psychiatrists for adults and nine psychiatrists working with children and adolescents. Currently, there are no full-time child and adolescent psychiatrists in Malta, while there were 15 consultant general psychiatrists and 10 qualified resident specialists in the National Healthcare system. According to World Health Organisation recommendations, there should be around 13 psychologists per 100,000 people in the public health sector. Malta has just four psychologists per 100,000 people, Dr Camilleri said. The situation also meant those working in mental health were suffering from severe burnout, he warned. If all psychiatrists last year had to work full-time they would have seen 3,750 cases a year, he...
Author: Denise Grech
Posted: November 15, 2018, 1:57 pm

A 54-year-old man was grievously injured in an occupational accident in Ta’ Xbiex on Thursday. The police said the accident happened at around 12.10pm in Triq Testaferrata. The man, who lives in Luqa, was apparently hit by an iron bar while working on a crane. He was taken to hospital by ambulance. The police are investigating.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 1:52 pm

Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, is in Malta on Thursday and Friday for a series of events and meetings. On Thursday, he is holding a Citizens' Dialogue on youth and education with Education Minister Evarist Bartolo at the university to discuss what the EU is doing for young people and how it is tackling education challenges. On Friday, the Commissioner will be in Valletta for the annual conference of the Network of European Museum Organisations at MUŻA, Malta's newly inaugurated museum of art. This year’s conference takes place in the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and brings together around 150 participants from European and national museum organisations and stakeholders from the cultural and cultural heritage sectors. The commissioner will take part in a question-and-answer session with Tere Badia, secretary general of Culture Action Europe, about the European Year of Cultural Heritage, its legacy and the role that museums play in this context. He will also have meetings with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, Mr Bartolo, and Culture Minister Owen Bonnici.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 1:34 pm

Activists from pressure group Occupy Justice on Thursday filed a formal police report demanding an investigation into the latest 17 Black revelations. Rachel Williams, from Occupy Justice, said outside the Valletta police station that the police had been given articles written by Reuters and the Times of Malta, "as it appears they do not know the facts contained in them". Ms Williams said the revelations showed how Panama companies opened by the Prime Minister's chief of staff Keith Schembri and Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi, planned to receive €150,000 monthly from 17 Black, a company owned by power station businessman Yorgen Fenech. Read: Exclusive: 17 Black owner identified as local power station businessman She said these "facts about money-laundering" were worrying for the whole nation which was being run by "crooks". Ms Williams said the Maltese population deserved better, and Occupy Justice would not give up until justice was served.  
Author: Jacob Borg
Posted: November 15, 2018, 1:19 pm