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Preview The US is the only party that can serve as mediator in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has said after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas directly and repeatedly questioned Washington’s credibility.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 7:49 pm
Preview A “potentially hazardous” asteroid, larger than the world’s tallest building, is heading towards Earth at a speed of 76,000 miles per hour.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 6:55 pm
Preview A Frenchman whose body rejected a face transplant has become the first person in the world to undergo the procedure a second time.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 6:50 pm
Preview At least two people died and dozens more were injured in a fire that broke out in a hotel in the center of Prague, Reuters report citing Czech rescue services.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 6:32 pm
Preview The Syrian government has condemned "Turkish aggression on Afrin" following the operation launched by Ankara. Kurdish YPG forces responded by saying they have "no choice but to resist."
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 6:13 pm
Preview The US is fuelling the crisis in northern Syria and the ongoing Turkish military operation against the Kurds through reckless weapon supplies to pro-American rebel groups, Russia's Defense Ministry has said.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 5:54 pm
Preview The Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul is under attack according Reuters, citing an interior ministry spokesman.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 5:21 pm
Preview The Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin has been bombed by Turkish F-16 jets as Ankara begins its military operation against Kurdish forces. Footage from RT’s Ruptly shows blasts and black smoke rising over the town.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 4:11 pm
Preview The first year of Donald Trump’s presidency has been chaotic, to put it mildly – both domestically and for the world in general. And the world community should ask itself whether it was just a glitch in the system.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 4:04 pm
Preview Drones have turned into a new kind of terrorist threat for Syria as extremists use them for their attacks with a range of more than 100 kilometers, Russia’s Defense Minister has said.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 3:54 pm
Preview Russia has expressed concerns over the Turkish military operation against Kurdish militias in Syrian region of Afrin. Moscow urged all parties to show restraint, adding it was “closely watching” the situation.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 3:51 pm
Preview The fate bitcoin faces is a grim one, according to Nobel-prize winning economist Robert Shiller, who predicts the cryptocurrency will either implode or drag on, comparing it with the tulip craze of the 17th century.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 3:50 pm
Preview Austria’s new interior minister is planning to introduce a “border protection unit,” stating that scenarios like the 2015 refugee crisis “cannot be allowed to happen” again.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 3:49 pm
Preview The IOC has approved the participation of 22 North Korean athletes in the coming Olympic Games in PyeongChang. Apart from the first-ever joint hockey team with Seoul, the North will also compete in skating and skiing.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 2:49 pm
Preview Spain and Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has spoken to RT on leadership duties, the moment La Roja became world champions and why the magic may be returning to the dormant Spanish national side
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 2:31 pm
Preview Pyongyang has promised to send a delegation to South Korea on Sunday to prepare for a trip by an art troupe during the Winter Olympics. North Korea had raised eyebrows when it abruptly cancelled the entire visit late on Friday.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 2:20 pm
Preview Turkish aircraft have bombed Kurdish targets in Afrin, Syria, according to Turkey's prime minister. Ankara-backed Syrian opposition fighters have also entered the Kurdish enclave, state media reported.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 2:20 pm
Preview Snapchat employees have been reportedly threatened with jail time in a stark internal memo, warning them of the consequences of leaking confidential information.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 2:04 pm
Preview The current year promises to be record-setting for the US. Analysts at the International Energy Agency (IEA) expect the country to overtake Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest oil producer in the next 12 months.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 12:39 pm
Preview Demonstrators armed with pots and spoons have taken to the streets of Berlin to demand government changes which would benefit small farmers. It coincides with Berlin’s hosting of the world’s largest agricultural fair.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 12:00 pm
Preview The US government shut down at midnight Friday, the 18th such event in modern US history. RT takes a look at previous instances of congressional stalemate that brought the country to a standstill.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 11:59 am
Preview China has slammed a US missile destroyer for encroaching on the “indisputable” Huangyan Dao island in the South China Sea, warning that it can and will take “necessary measures to firmly safeguard its sovereignty.”
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 11:59 am
Preview Ankara has “de facto” begun its operation against Kurdish forces in Syria’s Afrin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said after the army called the military strike “legitimate self-defense.”
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 11:40 am
Preview Imagine taking a big swig from a can of Coca-Cola only to find you had swallowed a worm. That’s exactly what happened to a 12-year-old Italian girl who had to be taken to hospital after the revolting incident.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 11:15 am
Preview An art exhibition showing the Virgin Mary cradling a Nigerian refugee in her arms opened in a Milan gallery on Thursday. The exhibition is a reimagining of renaissance master Michelangelo's sculpture ‘ La Pietà’.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 9:53 am
Preview The National Security Agency (NSA) has deleted surveillance data about warrantless wiretapping ordered by President George W. Bush to recycle some hard drive space, recent federal court filings reveal.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 8:47 am
Preview The NASA space probe Juno has once again captured the jaw-dropping beauty of Jupiter in another breathtaking image of the gas giant posted to the space agency’s Twitter feed Thursday.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 8:47 am
Preview The largest cryptocurrency bitcoin surged to $20,000 in December. Its rapid growth was due to common folk deciding to invest in the hope of making a quick buck. It was a time for professional investors to sell.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 6:46 am
Preview Intransigent Internet Icon KimDotcom has published the pictures from his wedding ceremony, which was held in an undisclosed location. While the couple looks truly adorable, Kim’s fluffy best ‘man’ looks even cuter.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 6:39 am
Preview Declassified documents reveal the National Security Agency has been using secret “speaker recognition” technology to identify people by their unique “voiceprint” for more than a decade.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 6:03 am
Preview US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has revealed a National Defense Strategy (NDS) shifting the focus from international terrorism to America’s old geopolitical rivals, Russia and China. But should these really be its priorities?
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 5:49 am
Preview A Eurowings turboprop airliner made a nail-biting landing in Dusseldorf after encountering the winds of storm Friederike, which wrought havoc across Germany.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 5:27 am
Preview Mexican presidential candidate, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has laughed of suggestions that his campaign may be backed by everyone’s favorite bogeyman – the Russians.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 5:24 am
Preview Twitter has blocked another 1000 accounts it reckons posted Russian-linked "propaganda" to influence the 2016 US election, while admitting that only some eight percent of the sinister "Kremlin troll'" tweets were election-related.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 4:51 am
Preview Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis has been fired after the city’s mayor grew “impatient” with his inability to stop the record pace of killings in the city. A replacement has already been named.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 4:23 am
Preview Despite 11th-hour meetings between President Donald Trump and leaders of both parties in Congress, efforts to avert a government shutdown have failed. A sticking point was the status of over 700,000 illegal immigrants.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 3:33 am
Preview A Romanian pensioner has come forward with claims that he is the godson of Adolf Hitler. He says he was baptized by the murderous dictator at a camp for ethnic Germans during World War II.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 3:12 am
Preview Russia, Canada, and Northern European countries are the primary targets for asteroids and meteorites falling to Earth, Columbian scientists have found. But don't get packing just yet, because nowhere is really safe.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 2:55 am
Preview An advanced battle suit has been put to the test by a new unit of the Russian Engineering Corps. The contingent is tasked with carrying out engineering functions and be a formidable fighting force at the same time.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 2:10 am
Preview A new person of interest has been identified in the case of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, but authorities insist he acted alone in the massacre.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 1:54 am
Preview Feeling the pressure from Congress to ‘fix’ his social media platform, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has resorted to crowdsourcing the ratings system for “trustworthy” news sources appearing on users’ feeds.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 1:51 am
Preview Democrats are planning a meeting hours before the Senate plans to vote on a short-term spending bill that would keep the federal government open for another four weeks. Three Democrats said they will back the bill.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 1:39 am
Preview Several television crew members were arrested after attempting to sneak a fake explosive through Newark International Airport in an apparent “stunt” to capture the TSA’s reaction and the mass chaos of a bomb scare on camera.
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Posted: January 20, 2018, 1:14 am
Preview A fire broke out in one of the buildings of the St. Petersburg Naval Institute in Russia's second largest city. Over a hundred firefighters, assisted by cadets battled the blaze.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 11:56 pm
Preview A former assistant police chief in Kentucky advised a recruit to “shoot” black youths smoking marijuana and to have sex with their mothers if he finds them attractive.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 10:10 pm
Preview After nearly two decades of focus on terrorism, the US military establishment is seeking to pivot back to great-power competition with Russia and China, preserving global dominance while rebuilding the “eroding” force.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 9:39 pm
Preview Parents need to take more responsibility for their children’s actions online, French porn star Nikita Bellucci has said, revealing that she regularly receives crude social media requests from kids.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 9:31 pm
Preview The first African-American astronaut assigned to the crew of the International Space Station, Jeanette Epps, has been ejected from the mission months before it was due to commence, NASA announced Thursday.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 9:29 pm
Preview The White House and lawmakers  traded barbs as a shutdown looms. The US government will run out of money if the senate doesn’t pass a resolution tonight to approve funding for the next month.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 9:25 pm
Preview Thousands of anti-abortion advocates have descended on Washington DC for the annual March For Life demonstration at the National Mall.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 8:28 pm
Preview Unable to come to terms with losing the 2016 election, Democrats are still pushing the ‘Russiagate’ probe and blocking the release of a memo describing surveillance abuses by the FBI, former Congressman Ron Paul told RT.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 8:18 pm
Preview Rotterdam police are targeting youths wearing outfits that appear too fancy for them to afford. Authorities say the controversial practice will help reduce crime in the Dutch port city.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 8:02 pm
Preview The US is working to create alternative government systems on Syrian territory which goes against its promises to respect the country’s territorial integrity, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 6:15 pm
Preview Football fans travelling to Russia’s Rostov for the 2018 World Cup this summer will not be left dry, as FIFA’s beer sponsor aims to sue city authorities over their decision to prohibit the sale of alcohol at the local stadium.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 5:59 pm
Preview Republican lawmakers demand the public release of a classified memo detailing Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuses under the Obama administration. The move comes as lawmakers reauthorized government surveillance powers.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 5:59 pm
Preview Locals in St. Petersburg are in shock after police found a ruthless maneater – a Nile crocodile – in the basement of a building in the city’s southwest. The predator was living among Kalashnikovs, sniper rifles and a mortar shell.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 5:55 pm
Preview Online calls for violence in Russian schools should be swiftly blocked, a top Russian MP said, commenting on recent stabbing attacks in Perm and Ulan-Ude. The existing laws provide sufficient tools to fulfill this task, he added.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 5:44 pm
Preview Police in Wales have been accused of “whitewashing” Cardiff after some homeless people claimed they were threatened with jail time if they embarrassed the city during Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal visit on Thursday.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 5:15 pm
Preview A young woman has told how a “psycho” builder slit her throat and wrists before telling her she had “10 minutes to live” after killing her friend. He allegedly kidnapped, raped and murdered his niece.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 4:37 pm
Preview A 6.3 magnitude earthquake, first estimated at 6.6, has struck the east coast of the Mexican state of Baja California, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) has reported.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 4:31 pm
Preview One year into his presidency, there were myriad ways Donald Trump broke the presidential mould, from excruciatingly lengthy handshakes with the French president, to verbal jousts with North Korea.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 4:30 pm
Preview Twitter is treating people as if they’re not capable of making their own decisions in relation to alleged ‘Russian meddling’ in the 2016 US presidential vote, independent political commentator Adam Garrie has said.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 4:10 pm
Preview Controversial heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury has been cleared to fight again after the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) agreed to reinstate his boxing license on the condition that he passes a medical.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 3:37 pm
Preview Insect-based snacks could soon swarm the European market after new regulations came into force this month – bringing creepy crawly menus one step closer to reality.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 3:36 pm
Preview The Constitutional Court has turned down a complaint about the law on elections by opposition activist, Aleksey Navalny, who was denied registration as presidential candidate over a suspended sentence.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 3:33 pm
Preview The US will counter any “threat to America’s democracy experiment,” including using military force, the Pentagon chief said unveiling the new defense strategy that sidelines the war on terror in favor of “inter-state competition.”
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 3:23 pm
Preview A Georgia mother’s “real world” advice to parents seeking to teach their kids the value of good financial planning has taken the internet by storm.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 3:12 pm
Preview South Korea’s skating union (KSU) has suspended a women’s short-track team coach for allegedly beating Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee, who is expected to compete at the upcoming 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 3:05 pm
Preview An outpouring of support is coming across Russia for cadets of an aviation institute who produced a controversial humorous sexy music video. Some even went on to recreate the original and publish their versions.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 2:44 pm
Preview Prisoners are running riot in UK jails in an embarrassing – and very public – blow for the government. RT UK found footage on social media of inmates taking drugs and fighting.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 2:42 pm
Preview Residents of a housing complex clad in flammable panels similar to those on Grenfell tower told RT of being “left to our own devices” following a demand that they cough up £2 billion to replace the hazardous material.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 1:58 pm
Preview One of the main differences between nuclear and chemical weapons is that many more people have the means to manufacture and deploy chemical armaments, according to Max Abrahms, assistant professor at Northeastern University.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 1:30 pm
Preview Brazilian football legend Pele has been rushed to hospital after collapsing in his homeland due to “severe exhaustion” on Thursday.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 1:16 pm
Preview Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick, sidelined after several controversies at the company, has diluted his share power in a bid to bolster his billionaire status.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 1:13 pm
Preview Pope Francis has launched an astonishing attack on the victims of a pedophile priest, saying that those who publicly accused a bishop of covering up sexual abuse are themselves guilty of slander.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 12:36 pm
Preview A government announcement that it will not challenge a Parole Board decision to release prolific ‘black cab rapist’ John Worboys has been met with outrage on social media.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 12:22 pm
Preview Japanese police have forcibly removed protesters staging a sit-in protest in Henoko neighborhood in Okinawa as dozens of trucks carrying materials for the construction of a new US military base arrived in the area.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 12:17 pm
Preview Russian first-year senior Alina Zagitova has taken the lead at the figure skating European championship in Moscow, outscoring her teammate and the reigning title holder Evgenia Medvedeva by 2 points.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 12:14 pm
Preview It’s a year since Donald Trump was officially inaugurated as US President, with tens of thousands turning out in Washington just to witness with their own eyes that it actually was happening.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 11:51 am
Preview The largest cryptocurrency, bitcoin, is a commodity and not a payment system, according to Visa’s chief executive. Visa will also not give bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies a platform for wire transfers and exchanges.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 11:49 am
Preview A video has emerged showing the alleged arrest of a teen who stormed a school in the Siberian city of Ulan-Ude, and used a Molotov cocktail to set the building on fire. The attacker tried to commit suicide after the assault.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 11:48 am
Preview Theresa May famously stated no MPs are “unsackable” when she was questioned over why Boris Johnson is still in place as foreign secretary despite a long line of blunders.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 11:38 am
Preview Charges against five men accused of being in a pedophile ring have been dropped two weeks before trial and their accuser labelled “serial fantasist” after it was revealed the woman had made false allegations on multiple occasions.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 11:34 am
Preview A two-year rape case against an Oxford University student has been dropped just days before his trial, after a “new set of eyes” re-examined the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) case against him.
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Posted: January 19, 2018, 11:13 am

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Recriminations start after the US Senate fails to pass a new budget, leading to a shutdown of services.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 8:07 pm
Sergio Aguero's hat-trick gives Manchester City the win over Newcastle United and restores their 12-point lead at the top of the Premier League.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 8:00 pm
Rodford, also a founding member of Argent and bassist for the Zombies, died following a fall.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 8:00 pm
At least four gunmen launched the attack on Intercontinental Hotel, Afghan officials say.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 7:57 pm
Turkey launches air strikes on US-backed Kurds in Afrin, opening a new front in the Syrian conflict.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 7:41 pm
Scarlets become the first Welsh team in six years to make quarter-final qualification in Europe's top tournament as they beat Toulon.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 7:20 pm
The Premier League pays tribute to the memory of Cyrille Regis with a minute's applause at Saturday's games.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 7:01 pm
Arsene Wenger says Manchester United's move for Alexis Sanchez will only happen if Henrikh Mkhitaryan goes the other way.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 6:52 pm
The women, who are all part of the British Army, completed their challenge in two months.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 6:26 pm
Substitute Oumar Niasse comes on to save a point for Everton in a match overshadowed by James McCarthy's horrific leg injury.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 5:59 pm
Mary Lou McDonald says no-one will fill the shoes of Gerry Adams, but that she has brought her own.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 5:05 pm
Ex-football pro George Weah challenges Liberia's army to a friendly before his inauguration.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 4:51 pm
Great Britain's Mica McNeill and Montell Douglas narrowly escape crashing in heat one of the Bobsleigh World Cup.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 4:23 pm
Marcio Matolias has lived in a sandcastle for 22 years in an upmarket neighbourhood of Rio De Janeiro.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 3:54 pm
He is said to have passed away in his famous three-Michelin-starred restaurant near Lyon.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 3:29 pm
Tourists in Montego Bay should stay in their resorts after a number of shootings, foreign office says.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 3:27 pm
The couple met in school although they only got together in 2015.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 2:27 pm
Schoolchildren bullied Nadia Sparkes for picking up litter from the streets.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 12:19 pm
Children were among the 15 people who died trying to cross from Syria into Lebanon in a snowstorm.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 11:57 am
Selwa Hussain is the first woman in the UK to leave hospital with an artificial heart.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 11:14 am
A new film, Pad Man, charts one man's 20-year bid to make cheaper sanitary towels available in India.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 11:13 am
Britain's Kyle Edmund hopes to show a "killer instinct" when he faces Andreas Seppi in the last 16 at the Australian Open.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 10:47 am
When a penguin decides to hop on board, and other stories you might have missed this week.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 10:31 am
Profoundly deaf six-year-old Maisie Sly is the star of The Silent Child, a short film which could be vying for an Oscar.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 10:13 am
Can Jez Butterworth's gory drama about the Roman invasion of Britain satisfy Game of Throne fans?
Posted: January 20, 2018, 10:10 am
Charleville Lodge in Dublin banned all YouTubers after one vlogger asked to stay there for free.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 9:58 am
One of the worst attacks on civilians during the conflict in Northern Ireland.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 1:16 am
Pole dancing instructor Kathy Buller said the pursuit was "very athletic".
Posted: January 20, 2018, 1:15 am
A husband and wife document their visits to seven trees across the seasons for a special exhibition.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 12:48 am
Two former stars of the Channel 4 soap could be jetting to LA if their short film lands an Oscar nomination.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 12:44 am
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 12:37 am
Drinking takeaway coffee is a way of life in many parts of the world. So why do Italians refuse to do it?
Posted: January 20, 2018, 12:35 am
What is it like to live in the shadow of an unsolved murder?
Posted: January 20, 2018, 12:35 am
As the Turpin family allegations shock the world, we look at how cases of extreme abuse can happen.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 12:27 am
Should the public have the right to see which animals are being caught up in commercial fishing nets?
Posted: January 20, 2018, 12:19 am
The French president had enough reasons to keep smiling this week, writes the BBC's Hugh Schofield.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 12:17 am
Trump's approval ratings among women have dropped during his first year. But not with these voters.
Posted: January 19, 2018, 10:38 pm
Protests are planned across the US this weekend - here's what you need to know
Posted: January 19, 2018, 7:46 pm
Your stories of going bald, as the number two to the throne finally goes number one all over.
Posted: January 19, 2018, 5:09 pm
James Dowley, from Shropshire, says he felt "a bit of an idiot" for rescuing the child-like doll.
Posted: January 19, 2018, 12:08 pm
Sam spent more than 20 years as an addict before overcoming a cycle of trauma and abusive relationships.
Posted: January 19, 2018, 1:10 am
What happened to worries about President Trump's potential conflicts of interest?
Posted: January 18, 2018, 11:03 pm
Phyllis Reeve said she gets "satisfaction" from her work as it helps "make children happy".
Posted: January 18, 2018, 3:23 pm
A battle over the throne is the climax of the story of the Norman Conquest of England.
Posted: January 18, 2018, 2:47 pm
Kirstie Brewer speaks to three men who broke with convention and took their wife's name when they married.
Posted: January 18, 2018, 2:22 am
Find out what President Trump has said about where you live since he was inaugurated in January.
Posted: January 17, 2018, 7:20 pm
As councils report increasing numbers of potential victims of modern slavery, a charity explains how to spot the warning signs.
Posted: January 17, 2018, 5:48 pm
A young surrogate mum reveals what motivated her into helping childless couples start families of their own.
Posted: January 17, 2018, 5:44 pm
Trump may have stoked fears with his erratic and volatile tweets, but he has not torpedoed alliances.
Posted: January 16, 2018, 10:57 pm
In a rural county that voted for Trump, people are shocked to see friends and schoolmates deported.
Posted: January 15, 2018, 12:47 am
BBC coverage of latest developments
Posted: November 17, 2017, 7:22 am

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Gunman attack Kabul Intercontinental Hotel...


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CHICAGOLAND: Woman Carjacked -- While Reading Bible Outside Church...


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UPDATE: Tebow invited to spring training by METS...


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UPDATE: Hundreds of journals found in home with 13 captive children...


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China says US warship 'violated' sovereignty...


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Border Wall Prototypes Thwart Commandos In Tests...


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Posted: January 20, 2018, 8:07 pm

STUDY: 'Climate Change' Linked to Depression, Anxiety...


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Posted: January 20, 2018, 8:07 pm

FIFTH porn star dies in three months...


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'Nouvelle cuisine' pioneer Bocuse dead...


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Cut In Collision With Teammate; 'Blood All Over Place'...


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Posted: January 20, 2018, 8:07 pm

JEFF ZUCKER OUT AT CNN?


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Posted: January 20, 2018, 8:07 pm

NOT AGAIN! Serial Stowaway Slips Past Security At O'Hare, Boards Flight...


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Posted: January 20, 2018, 8:07 pm

Britain's first 'sex doll brothel' opens...


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Tribes want her to apologize...


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PAPER: ELIZABETH WARREN HERITAGE TROUBLES GROW...


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Posted: January 20, 2018, 8:07 pm

Where Real Los Angeles Meets Dream...


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MORE Dems Vote for Impeachment...


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Posted: January 20, 2018, 8:07 pm

Tourists Warned Not to Leave Resorts in Jamaica After Murder Spike...


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'Raw' water fans pay $9 a gallon for Oregon tap...


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'Drunk' TESLA driver claims 'autopilot'...


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Judge interrupts jury, says God told him defendant not guilty...


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Key cardinal distances himself from pope abuse comment...


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Film documents 'wealth culture' addiction spiralling out of control...


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German city bans new refugees as anti-migrant mood increases...


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Justice Sotomayor health scare...


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Posted: January 20, 2018, 8:07 pm

WANTS ESPN JOB...


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Posted: January 20, 2018, 8:07 pm

First black woman assigned to space station yanked from mission...


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Posted: January 20, 2018, 8:07 pm

Leftist Lion and Far-Right Provocateur Vie for Brazil Presidency...


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Posted: January 20, 2018, 8:07 pm

SHUTDOWN 2018


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Child Porn On Computer...


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Posted: January 20, 2018, 8:07 pm

FUNDING RUNS OUT...


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Posted: January 20, 2018, 8:07 pm

Another Child Suffers Hallucinations From TAMIFLU: Heard 'Devil's Voice In Her Ear'...


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Posted: January 20, 2018, 8:07 pm

Neighbor charged with assault on Rand Paul...


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Posted: January 20, 2018, 8:07 pm

Adulthood now begins at 24 as young people delay work, marriage, families...


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Posted: January 20, 2018, 8:07 pm

UPDATE: Quake Swarm in Reno Has Lasted 7 Days Straight...


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Posted: January 20, 2018, 8:07 pm

Bald eagles came back from brink, but numbers dropping again?


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Posted: January 20, 2018, 8:07 pm

Police haul 'drunk' pilot off BRITISH AIRWAYS flight...


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Posted: January 20, 2018, 8:07 pm

'WACO' Joins TV's Torn-From-the-Headlines Streak...


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Posted: January 20, 2018, 8:07 pm

Possible Help From Mystery Man...


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Posted: January 20, 2018, 8:07 pm

How Nicolas Cage blew $150 million on mansions, private island and real dinosaur skull...


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Posted: January 20, 2018, 8:07 pm

Mo'Nique Calls for Boycott of NETFLIX for Gender and Color Bias...


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Texas shatters record for winter electricity use...


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SHERIFF: Still NO Motive For Vegas Shooter...


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NSA deleted data on Bush-era snooping...


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Posted: January 20, 2018, 8:07 pm

President touts 'unprecedented economic success' in Women's March tweet...


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Posted: January 20, 2018, 8:07 pm

BACK ON BY MONDAY?


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TRUMP: GIFT FROM DEMS...


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FINGER-POINTING...


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Posted: January 20, 2018, 8:07 pm

Times of Malta

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

At least two people died and dozens more were hurt in a fire at a hotel in the centre of Prague on Saturday, a rescue services official said on Czech Television. The Czech Fire Rescue Service said the fire occurred at Eurostars David Hotel, blocks away from the Vltava River and near the Czech capital's National Theatre. Forty people were evacuated, the fire service said. "There are two (deaths) but we are afraid that won't be the final figure," Petr Kolouch, director of the Prague Emergency Medical Service, told Czech Television. Czech media reported several people were seriously injured.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 7:48 pm

BALZAN                   2 Alves 82; 90    NAXXAR LIONS     0 Two late goals from Alex Alves earned Balzan qualification into the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy as they knocked out Naxxar Lions, who previously had dumped out holders Floriana from the competition. The league leaders were struggling to break the lines and they had to wait until the 20th minute to create havoc in Naxxar’s penalty. Ivan Bozovic combined with Alex Alves and the latter rushed all the right flank before let fly an inviting cross which has handed on goal line by Angus Buhagiar. Consequently, the Naxxar skipper was sent early to the showers and Balzan were awarded a penalty which, however, Bojan Kaljevic sent straight into Christoph Nicht. Balzan managed to break the deadlock, when Milos Lepovic launched the ball from his own half towards Alves, the former Tarxien skipped past an opponent and sent an angled drive past Nicht to the relief of the Balzan clan. They wrapped up the victory in the closing stages of the game. Alves caught Naxxar on the break, notched the ball towards Fenech, however, the Malta international failed to round the goalkeeper and the ball was drifted back towards Alves who did not...
Posted: January 20, 2018, 6:25 pm

Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as Manchester City beat Newcastle 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium to keep themselves 12 points clear at the top of the Premier League. Aguero broke the deadlock on 34 minutes with a deft header and added a second from the penalty spot just after the hour when Raheem Sterling was tugged back by Javier Manquillo. Jacob Murphy scored his first Newcastle goal since a summer move from Norwich with a deft chip over the keeper following a swift break on 67 minutes but Argentina forward Aguero slotted in a third on 84 minutes after good work from Leroy Sane. Earlier, Everton midfielder James McCarthy suffered a double leg fracture during the 1-1 draw against West Brom at Goodison Park. There was a minute's applause before kick-off in honour of former Baggies forward Cyrille Regis, whose death was announced on Monday at the age of 59. West Brom went ahead on seven minutes through Jay Rodriguez. Everton midfielder McCarthy had to be taken off on a stretcher just after the hour following a collision with Salomon Rondon, with confirmation coming later of a broken tibia and fibula. The hosts were level on 69 minutes through substitute Oumar Niasse. City's nearest...
Posted: January 20, 2018, 6:22 pm

Levski Sofia have arrived Malta on January 9 and will stay on our shores for four weeks, during which they will play a number of friendlies in the Valletta 18 Football Tournament, which will be part of the V18 activities that will characterise the 2018 on our shores.  26-time champions of Bulgaria Levski Sofia have opted for Malta as their winter destination in the interest of pursuing a training camp which will enable them to prepare for the second part of the championship. In the light of the recent emergence of Ludogorets who claimed the last six championships, Levski Sofia have been struggling to mount up a serious title challenge and the former Lazio coach Delio Rossi was appointed in order to restore pride to the team. The Bulgarian side qualified only once to the group stages of the UEFA Champions League, back in the 2006/2007 season when they were drawn alongside Chelsea, Barcelona and Werder Bremen after overcoming Chievo in the preliminary round.  One of their games will be against Malta champions Hibernians. Levski have officially announced this friendly match on their social media, as they will take on the Paolites on January 17 at the National Stadium (kick-off:...
Author: Gianluca Lia
Posted: January 20, 2018, 6:15 pm

Updated 8.20pm A group of as many as four gunmen attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday night, seizing hostages and exchanging fire with security forces as the building caught fire and residents and staff fled. Hotel manager Ahmad Haris Nayab, who managed to escape unhurt, said the attackers had managed to get inside and people were fleeing amid bursts of gunfire on all sides, but he had no information about any casualties. Afghan interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said details of the raid, which came days after a US embassy warning of possible attacks on hotels in the capital, were unclear. He said the attackers, who entered through a kitchen, appeared to have included suicide bombers. According to one witness, who did not want to be quoted by name, the attackers took some hotel staff and guests hostage but there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the latest in a long series of attacks to hit Kabul. The hotel, located on a hilltop and heavily protected like most public buildings in the city, was previously attacked by Taliban fighters in 2011. It is one of Kabul's two main luxury hotels and had been due to host an information...
Posted: January 20, 2018, 6:13 pm

World number one Simona Halep saved three match points and overcame throbbing ankle pain to get past Lauren Davis 4-6 6-4 15-13 in a marathon third round encounter at the Australian Open on Saturday. In a remarkable display of grit, a courageous Halep came back from the brink at 11-10 in the deciding set before finally prevailing over the determined American after three hours and 44 minutes at Rod Laver Arena. Angelique Kerber later ended Maria Sharapova's quest for a title-winning return at the Melbourne park event, winning the battle of the only remaining former champions 6-1 6-3. The meeting had the feel of a showpiece final but Sharapova failed to fire while German Kerber came out with all guns blazing and claimed the victory in 64 minutes. Roger Federer marched into the second week with a 6-2 7-5 6-4 win over Richard Gasquet in just under two hours to stay on track for a 20th grand slam title. The 36-year-old defending champion has now reached the fourth round at Melbourne for the 16th time. The Swiss was joined in the next round by Novak Djokovic, who overcame a muscle strain in his lower back but still had enough in the tank to ease past Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-2...
Posted: January 20, 2018, 6:10 pm

Turkish jets have bombed the city of Afrin in northern Syria, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to expand Turkey's military border operations against a Kurdish group allied to the US in the fight against Islamic State. The warplanes attacked Afrin, which is controlled by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), shortly before sunset, Turkish media reported. A Kurdish official confirmed the strikes, saying they were the first by the Turkish military on the city in what it has named operation Olive Branch. The attack follows a week of threats by the Turkish government to clear the YPG from Afrin and its surrounding countryside. Turkey said the YPG - a group it considers a terrorist organisation - is an extension of an outlawed Kurdish rebel group fighting inside its own borders. It has recruited to its cause thousands of disaffected Syrian opposition fighters, who view the YPG as a counter-revolutionary force in Syria's multi-sided civil war. Associated Press journalists at the Turkish border saw a convoy of buses, believed to be carrying Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters, travelling along the border across from Afrin. The convoy included at least four trucks...
Author: Press Association
Posted: January 20, 2018, 5:59 pm

Anti-Trump protesters descended on the new site of the United States embassy in London on Saturday afternoon, declaring the US president a "racist bigot" and calling for Theresa May to cancel her meeting with him at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week. In a demonstration held to mark the first anniversary of Mr Trump's inauguration as US president, activists from the campaign group Stand up to Racism pushed over a mock wall they had built in front of the embassy's recently opened site in Vauxhall, south London. It came a week after Mr Trump publicly cancelled a visit to Britain to open the new site because, he said, it had been sold for "peanuts" and was built in an "off location" of London. "Bad deal. [They] Wanted me to cut ribbon-NO!" Mr Trump wrote on Twitter at the time. Battling heavy rain, protesters chanted "Donald Trump go away, racist, sexist, anti-gay", and "from Calais to Mexico, all the walls have got to go". Many activists discussed Mr Trump's recent controversial remarks on immigration, when he was reported to have branded Haiti and some African states "shithole" countries in a White House meeting. Lewis Nielsen, an activist for Stand up to Racism, led...
Author: Press Association
Posted: January 20, 2018, 5:08 pm

ĦAMRUN SPARTANS  0 SLIEMA WANDERERS  1 Adamovic 40 Sliema Wanderers needed a first half goal from Goran Adamovic to beat Ħamrun Spartans 1-0 and book their place into the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy. Sliema threatened after five minutes when Frank Temile’s cross found Nikolae Milinceanu unmarked at the far post but the Moldovan striker fired wide. At the other end, Ħamrun Spartans protested for a penalty on ten minutes when Alex Nilsson, who was making his full debut, fell under the challenge of Stefano Bianciardi but referee Trustin Farrugia Cann waved play on. The Swedish striker threatened again on 23 minutes when he connecte to Guilherme’s cross but his headed effort was saved by Glenn Zammit, the Sliema goalkeeper. Sliema finally got the breakthrough five minutes from time when from a Frenci Qeros corner kick, Goran Adamovic headed the ball into the top corner. On the restart, Ħamrun started to push more men forward and on 51 minutes Tiago met Espindola’s delivery but headed over. Sensing his team’s growing momentum Ħamrun coach Jacques Scerri withdrew Julian Galea and roped in Arthur Faria. Sliema’s reaction finally arrived 17 minutes from time when in a swift break,...
Author: Valhmor Camilleri, Hibs Stadium
Posted: January 20, 2018, 4:56 pm

The Democratic Party has lashed out at the Nationalist Party for what it claims is the lack of collaboration on environmental initiatives. "Partit Demokratiku requests the support of the other party in Opposition, the Nationalist Party, to support its environmental initiatives - or to otherwise state on which points of policy it disagrees. In this fashion, there can be further scope for collaboration," a statement said. In December, PD wrote to the Parliamentary Permanent Committee on Environment and Development to revisit the fuel station policy, which it said is slowly destroying our countryside. PD asked the Nationalist Party if it planned to support its initiative to revise this policy. Furthermore, PD asked the PN to declare where it stands with the controversial development in St George's Bay. "Partit Demokratiku opposes the land grab that is the ITS project, the threat it poses to heritage buildings in the area, the pressure it will put on infrastructure as well as the adverse effect on residents, the skyline and the country in general." PD had also suggested Alfred Baldacchino to be the PN's nominee to the Environment Resources Authority - yet, to date, there has been no...
Posted: January 20, 2018, 4:42 pm

Updated 7.30pm After years of preparations, Valletta was crowned the European Capital of Culture on Saturday. Valletta's four main squares are each hosting performances lasting until the early hours of Sunday. The inauguration will pave the way for a year-long series of events around the capital and beyond. Organisers estimated between 80,000 and 100,000 will attend the celebrations on Saturday night. More than 140 projects and 400 events have been planned for Valletta 2018 around three main themes: 'Island Stories', 'Future Baroque' and 'Voyages'. The festa theme dominated the opening ceremony, with footage and images of fireworks and statues beamed as a backdrop to the speeches at the Mediterranean Conference Centre. The overwhelming emphasis on the festa theme sparked a negative reaction from many on social media, especially those involved in the arts scene. Among them was Toni Attard, former director of strategy at the Arts Council who said the opening ceremony gave the impression there was no space for contemporary art in Malta. Watch: 'I'd run through walls for Valletta,' says Jason Micallef There appeared to be broader consensus on the quality provided by the four acts...
Author: Sarah Carabott
Posted: January 20, 2018, 4:15 pm

As Valletta officially assumes the title of European Capital of Culture, Times of Malta asked visitors heading to the city to watch the celebrations what they made of its real significance. The events kick off on Saturday night, paving the way for a year-long series of cultural activities in Valletta and beyond.    
Author: Sam Farrugia
Posted: January 20, 2018, 3:52 pm

Żejtun Corinthians created the first major upset of the FA Trophy fourth round when they knocked out Premier League side Mosta 2-1 in a dramatic tie at the Hibs Stadium. Mosta had enjoyed the better start and on 17 minutes Leozinho showed great footwork to burst into the area but his low drive was deflected past the upright by Zarb. The Blues came even closer ten minutes later when Dexter Tanti's effort came off the bar. However, it was Żejtun who took the lead eight minutes from the break when Adam Smeir, who has just joined Żejtun from Rabat, connected to Neil Tabone’s cross and deflecte the ball past Vella. On the restart, Mosta tried to step up their ante in search of an equaliser but they struggled to pose any danger to the Żejtun goal. Instead it was Żejtun who threatened to double their lead when Neil Tabone fed substitute Ryan Dalli who fired over. Mosta finally threatened 15 minutes from time when from a free-kick, Wendel saw his effort saved by the well-positioned Zarb. Mosta’s hopes of a comeback were killed off three minutes from time when they were harshly reduced to ten men. Zac Brincat was adjudged by referee Ishmael Barbara of elbowing Neil Tabone in an aerial...
Author: Valhmor Camilleri, Hibs Stadium
Posted: January 20, 2018, 3:08 pm

TARXIEN RAINBOWS      1 Faria 27 LIJA ATHLETIC                2 Sidibe 51; Beu 60 Lija Athletic put their Premier League side concerns on the side for an afternoon as they produced a resilient display to come from behind and knock out fellow relegation battlers Tarxien Rainbows from the FA Trophy. The Rainbows found a way through on minute 27 when Daniel Scerri floored down Ayrton Azzopardi and the referee ordered a penalty. Ricardo Faria took charge of the set-piece and converted it into goal to put Jose Borg’s clan ahead. Lija managed to restore parity when following a corner-kick, the ball dropped on Ousmane Sidibe’s feet and without thinking twice, the defender hit a thumping volley leaving Andrea Cassar no chance to halt the danger. The equaliser galvanised Lija and in fact, moments later they forged ahead for the first time in the game when Raphael Kooh Sohna nodded the ball towards Beu with his head, and the latter curved the ball past the hapless Cassar.        
Author: Gianluca Lia, Centenary Stadium
Posted: January 20, 2018, 2:50 pm

Rocker Tom Petty died in October due to "multisystem organ failure" brought on by an accidental overdose of seven medications, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's office said on Friday. The coroner's office attributed Petty's death at the age of 66 to a "mixed toxicity" of fentanyl, oxycodone, generic Restoril, generic Xanax, generic Celexa, acetyl fentanyl, and despropionyl fentanyl. The medical examiner's report lists the manner of death as "accidental." Petty, whose ringing guitar riffs, distinctive vocals and well-wrought everyman lyrics graced such hits as "Refugee," "Free Fallin’" and "American Girl," was found unconscious at his home in Malibu on Oct. 2 and died at a hospital later that night. He had been engaged on a 40th anniversary tour of the United States with his band the Heartbreakers at the time and had just played three dates at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. "We knew before the report was shared with us that he was prescribed various pain medications for a multitude of issues including fentanyl patches and we feel confident that this was, as the coroner found, an unfortunate accident," Petty's wife, Dana and daughter, Adria, said in a Facebook...
Posted: January 20, 2018, 2:39 pm

It was just over 450 years ago that the first stone was laid on the rocky, barren peninsula that is now Valletta. Its majestic fortifications and baroque churches, elegant architecture and the Grand Harbour have made the city among the most remarkable capitals worldwide. And, as befits a city which is today being unveiled as a European Capital of Culture, Miranda Publishers has added The City of Valletta to its 360º series. Publishers Eddie and Tony Aquilina have once again left no stone unturned. The book, dedicated to former Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi,“whose vision and initiatives gave us Valletta 2018”, has been divided into 11 sections. Photographer Enrico Formica has captured Valletta as seen from above and below ground. The book comes with a commemorative sheet of postage stamps celebrating the city and the special stamp issued to mark Valletta’s 450th anniversary. The book opens with the remarkable Church of Our Lady of Victories, the first building to be erected after Grand Master de Valette laid the foundation stone of the city on March 28, 1566. It then moves on to the fortifications, the Palace of the Grand Master and the magnificent splendour within the...
Author: Joanne Cocks
Posted: January 20, 2018, 2:01 pm

A bus carrying mostly holiday-makers on a ski trip in Turkey has crashed into trees on the side of a road, killing 11 passengers and injuring 44 others, officials say. Governor Ozdemir Cakacak of Eskisehir province said the bus was travelling from the Turkish capital of Ankara to the western city of Bursa when it crashed on a road in his region early on Saturday. The cause of the crash, which occurred on the first day of a school holiday, was under investigation. The state-run Anadolu Agency quoted the bus driver as telling police that he veered toward the side of the road to avoid what he thought was a stray dog in the road.
Author: Press Association
Posted: January 20, 2018, 1:37 pm

Enemalta is currently upgrading the network supplying electricity to Marsaxlokk, Birżebbuga, the industrial zone at Ħal-Far, and nearby areas. Through this €8 million project, Enemalta is laying 30 kilometres of high-voltage cables through a seven-kilometre route from the Delimara Power Station towards Marsaxlokk, Qajjenza, Birżebbuġa and Bengħisa, ending at Ħal-Far. These 33 kV and 11 kV cables will increase the capacity and reliability of the connections to the substations and distribution centres that supply electricity to the consumers in these areas, the company said in a statement. The project also includes an extension of the Ħal-Far 33 kV distribution centre, which is being reinforced with a new 22.5 MVA transformer and new 33 kV and 11 kV switchgear panels. This upgrade is improving the reliability of this network node whilst providing a twofold increase in the capacity of the area's electricity distribution system. Enemalta said it is therefore also preparing its infrastructure for the additional electricity required by several upcoming investments, including new factories. Enemalta is also collaborating with Transport Malta and with the respective local councils to...
Posted: January 20, 2018, 1:19 pm

The country's assets and public land are being handed over to private companies through deals that constitute a rip-off for the public, a pressure group warned on Saturday. Shady privatisation deals are jeopardising the public's right for transparency with regards to publicly-owned property, workers' rights, decent health services and the quality of our environment, Moviment Graffitti said. It is now clear that the Labour administration has followed the Nationalist Party’s footsteps where it comes to "dodgy" agreements with the private sector that sell off some of Malta’s most important assets. Among the assets given by the PN administration under very suspicious deals were Mid-Med Bank, the Enemalta Petroleum Division, Maltacom and the shipyards, as well as land in Kalkara given for the SmartCity "scam", Manoel Island and Tigne Point, Portomaso, and Fort Chambray. Meanwhile, the current government gave the "so-called" American University of Malta prime sites, including natural land in Żonqor, in the name of enhancing the educational sector, even though this is a private University for the exclusive use of the global rich. The ITS site has been transferred to Silvio Debono for...
Posted: January 20, 2018, 12:50 pm

A new year means a new you, and the January issue of Pink magazine, out with The Sunday Times of Malta tomorrow, lists a tip for every day of the month on how to be happier, as well as taking advice from some of Malta’s elite female athletes on how to keep winning at life. Malta’s best magazine for women also looks into gaslighting – in the belief that putting a name to the manipulative behaviour and raising awareness could arm victims to escape it. This month, the fashion magazine features stunning model Amy Zahra, who is in her element as she beautifully braves the cold forces of Mother Nature in black for an intense and dramatic photo shoot. Pink magazine also has its usual focus on beauty, from perfumes to cosmetics and skincare, showcasing the latest brands on the scene. Culture, entertainment and the female take on the latest cars on the market also find their place in the monthly magazine, which is produced and published by Allied Newspapers Ltd.
Posted: January 20, 2018, 12:43 pm