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Preview Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council’s new leader faced calls to step down by angry survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire on Wednesday evening.
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Posted: July 20, 2017, 11:14 am
Preview Soccer fans took down a drone filming the stands by throwing a roll of toilet paper at it, during an Argentinian cup match between Gimnasia de Mendoza and CA Mitre last weekend.
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Posted: July 20, 2017, 10:50 am
Preview Poland has come under fire from the European Commission, which may opt to trigger Article 7, which includes possible deprivation of voting rights in the European Council, in response to Warsaw's proposed overhaul of the judiciary.
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Posted: July 20, 2017, 10:36 am
Preview A record $31.7 billion was spent by the Chinese on US residential real estate in 2016, keeping their leading position regarding dollar sales for the fourth consecutive year, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
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Posted: July 20, 2017, 10:31 am
Preview A former London postman who joined Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has been charged with involvement in a mass execution in Syria.
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Posted: July 20, 2017, 10:29 am
Preview New Delhi has approved the sale of the government’s 51 percent stake in Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) to the country’s largest oil and gas explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC). The stake is worth $4.6 billion.
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Posted: July 20, 2017, 10:19 am
Preview Russian Education ministry plans to change the school program in such way that lessons of Russian history included the most important events of the last few years – the reunification with Crimea, the subsequent sanctions and counter-sanctions.
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Posted: July 20, 2017, 10:19 am
Preview A Labour MP and media mogul, the late Robert Maxwell, attempted to secure a $20 billion loan from the British government to prop up the collapsing USSR, documents show.
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Posted: July 20, 2017, 10:12 am
Preview The UK government’s refusal to release key advice on the 2015 drone killing of two British citizens in Syria will be challenged in court on Thursday.
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Posted: July 20, 2017, 10:12 am
Preview Energy company Tepco has published photos and video from an underwater drone sent into the stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant to locate the melted fuel debris from inside its No.3 reactor, one of those which melted down during the 2011 disaster.
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Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:54 am
Preview A pilot flying a Cessna 206 plane was forced to make a daring emergency landing on a Long Island highway Wednesday, dodging traffic among other obstacles. Drivers on the motorway managed to capture amazing footage of the extraordinary moment on camera.
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Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:02 am
Preview The search site for missing flight MH370 could become a hotspot for fisheries, according to oceanographers who mapped out the previously unknown area of the Indian Ocean.
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Posted: July 20, 2017, 6:47 am
Preview The global tobacco industry continues to interfere with governments' efforts to implement the World Health Organization's (WHO) policy package which aims to reduce peoples demand for tobacco, the UN agency has said.
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Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:50 am
Preview President Donald Trump has expressed discontent with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and accused other prominent members of the Justice Department and the FBI of having conflicts of interest in a wide-ranging interview with the New York Times.
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Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:02 am
Preview A Senate panel will hear testimonies from Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort in relation to their meeting with a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower in Manhattan during the 2016 campaign.
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Posted: July 20, 2017, 3:53 am
Preview A college student who faced suspension after tweeting an apology letter from his ex-girlfriend, which he ‘graded’ for errors, has successfully appealed the penalty. What was supposed to be a joke turned out to be much more than the man bargained for.
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Posted: July 20, 2017, 3:34 am
Preview Moscow and Baghdad have struck a major deal to deliver “a large batch” of advanced Russian-made T-90 tanks to the Iraqi military, a Kremlin official said. The T-90s will reinforce the Iraqis’ M1A1 Abrams fleet damaged in the fight against Islamists.
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Posted: July 20, 2017, 2:22 am
Preview In an effort to compete with more technologically advanced forces, the US Army is investing in new programs to develop autonomous drones and create a network of battlefield devices that communicate with each other.
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Posted: July 20, 2017, 2:17 am
Preview ICE’S acting director has praised president Donald Trump for “taking the handcuffs off law enforcement” adding, that 10,000 more agents will be hired. Thomas Homan also warned that he plans to crack down on the “ludicrous” so-called sanctuary cities.
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Posted: July 20, 2017, 1:35 am
Preview A jury has sentenced a man who stole tires and rims over a long period of time to 132 years in prison, with an additional 63 months in jail. The man is also facing similar charges in neighboring counties.
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Posted: July 20, 2017, 1:19 am
Preview The White House and CIA have reportedly decided to end a covert operation to arm the so-called moderate Syrian rebels. The US has allegedly pumped some $1 billion into train-and-equip efforts with questionable outcomes.
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Posted: July 20, 2017, 12:38 am
Preview Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona has been diagnosed with brain cancer after checking into a hospital for a blood clot near his left eye. Doctors discovered a glioblastoma, a malignant brain tumor.
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Posted: July 20, 2017, 12:20 am
Preview The mayor of a French resort has expressed regret over a plane banner telling ‘f***ing tourists’ to go home. For some reason, though, he posted a picture of the offensive slogan on his Twitter page.
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Posted: July 20, 2017, 12:12 am
Preview Israeli police used stun grenades to disperse a crowd of Palestinian protesters who clashed with authorities for the fourth day running following the introduction of new security measures at Jerusalem's sacred Temple Mount or Noble Sanctuary as referred to by Muslims.
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Posted: July 20, 2017, 12:08 am
Preview Baltimore police have launched an investigation after body-cam footage emerged allegedly showing an officer planting drugs.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 11:04 pm
Preview The Sun newspaper in Britain has listed the Italian city of Naples among the world’s top 10 most dangerous cities, alongside ISIS-held Raqqa in Syria and Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, drawing an angry response from the Italian Embassy in the UK which said the tabloid is confusing fiction with reality.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 10:55 pm
Preview A Brooklyn family is considering legal action after they were removed from a JetBlue flight in Florida after getting into an argument with a passenger over their child kicking the seat in front.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 10:26 pm
Preview A Republican long-shot candidate in Florida’s St. Petersburg mayoral race told those calling for reparations for African-Americans who endured slavery and oppression to “go back to Africa” if they don’t like it in America.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 10:24 pm
Preview An execution site with 17 apparent victims of extrajudicial killings was found near the Old City of West Mosul, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said. The find is among a flood of evidence of atrocities being committed by Iraqi troops, the rights group pointed out.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 10:01 pm
Preview The Trump administration will nominate a former US Army officer and lobbyist for the missile manufacturer Raytheon to be the next Army secretary. It will be his third attempted nomination for the post.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 9:35 pm
Preview A group of House Democrats has requested that the FBI review Ivanka Trump’s security clearance, accusing the president’s daughter of engaging in “deception” by not disclosing all her contacts with foreign officials, in particular the Russians.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 9:25 pm
Preview The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has weighed in on the new Senate GOP plan to repeal Obamacare, and its estimates are similar to what it found on a similar bill in January.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 9:24 pm
Preview The Kremlin says media reports stating that US President Donald Trump held a second “secret” meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin during G20 summit displays a “lack of understanding” and has prompted “astonishment” in Moscow.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 9:22 pm
Preview Australia’s Prime Minister has called the fatal shooting of an Australian woman, Justine Ruszczyk, 40, also known as Justine Damond an “inexplicable” killing and said his government is demanding answers.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 9:04 pm
Preview 'Candy Floss Lady,' showing an old Kyrgyz woman selling the fairground favorite in a snowstorm, has won the online vote at the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest, a contest for young photographers named after a journalist killed in Ukraine.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 8:49 pm
Preview President Donald Trump told Republican senators they should not to leave for their August recess until they have repealed and replaced the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 8:29 pm
Preview An altercation in Manhattan turned violent when a driver produced a machete, swinging it at a pedestrian with whom he was fighting with.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 8:23 pm
Preview The House of Representatives has voted to pass Republican-backed legislation blocking regulations which reduce smog-causing air pollutants. The bill’s supporters say it will help job creators while opponents argue it would cost lives.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 7:56 pm
Preview Evidence of the CIA’s relationship with defense contractor Raytheon’s Blackbird Technologies for analyzing malware has been revealed in the latest WikiLeaks release.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 7:56 pm
Preview The US Department of Justice has announced a new policy on civil asset forfeitures, a controversial program that allows law enforcement to confiscate property of suspected criminals without a trial which critics have dubbed for-profit policing.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 7:49 pm
Preview German car manufacturer Audi has been criticised in China for running an advert comparing a bride-to-be to a used car.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 7:35 pm
Preview An Israeli art student could face charges after admitting to stealing a number of items from the Auschwitz concentration camp in order to display them as part of her final year art exhibit.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 7:01 pm
Preview An airstrike in Yemen has likely killed at least 20 civilians, including women and children, the United Nations has said. It added that it is "deeply shocked and saddened" by the attack.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 6:51 pm
Preview An investigation found the US Postal Service broke the law when nearly 100 letter carriers took time to campaign for Hillary Clinton and “pro-worker candidates,” according to the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), a federal agency that protects employees.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 6:43 pm
Preview The curator of the social media ‘suicide game’ dubbed ‘Blue Whale,’ Filipp Budeykin, has been sentenced to 3 years and 4 months in prison by a court in the Russian Siberian city of Tobolsk after pleading guilty.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 6:33 pm
Preview A helicopter carrying two people was forced to make a "controlled landing" in the Atlantic Ocean off the shore of Gilgo Beach on New York’s Long Island on Wednesday morning. There were no immediate reports of injuries.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 5:55 pm
Preview Twitter is in shock after a fictional character from RT’s interactive #1917LIVE project, which revives the events of the Russian Revolution, was killed during mass protests in the Russian capital.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 5:38 pm
Preview Former middleweight boxing champion Jermain Taylor was arrested in Arkansas on Tuesday after allegedly biting a woman's face and arm, while also reportedly threatening to kill her.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 5:33 pm
Preview Democratic Senate candidate Deedra Abboud has been inundated with hateful comments on Facebook after she posted a campaign video touting the wisdom of America’s Founding Fathers and the freedoms that they had written into law. All because she’s Muslim.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 5:28 pm
Preview The Pentagon is spending $130,000 a month to rent space in Trump Tower, almost three times the market rate. The government said the owner of the space isn’t affiliated with the Trump Organization but does sit on the tower’s board.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 5:25 pm
Preview RT’s latest provocative ad campaign is sending social media into meltdown with satirical messages trolling some of the baseless suggestions made against the news organisation.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 5:04 pm
Preview A federal judge in Hawaii was right to include grandparents in definition of family members, the US Supreme Court has ruled, rejecting a Trump administration complaint. The judge’s ruling on refugees was sent down to the federal appeals court, however.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 5:01 pm
Preview A decaying severed pig’s head was dumped at the front gates of an Islamic college in the eastern Australian city of Brisbane, in what the education authorities say is a hate crime resulting from the “demonization of Islamic schools.”
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 4:53 pm
Preview An all-girl team from Afghanistan was awarded a silver medal for “courageous achievement” at an international robotics competition in Washington, DC. They only made the competition after President Donald Trump personally intervened to get them visas.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 4:16 pm
Preview The ongoing feud between NATO allies United States and Turkey over American support of Kurdish militias has reached a new low, after Turkish state news outlet Anadolu Agency published a list of classified US bases and outposts in Syria.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 4:12 pm
Preview France is ahead of the US and UK in the global ‘soft power’ ratings, a report commissioned by a London consultancy says.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 3:53 pm
Preview A video captures the horrifying moment a young man is almost killed when a car plows into a group of youths fighting in a west London street.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 3:52 pm
Preview Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has admitted that Israel carried out dozens of attacks against Hezbollah arms convoys in Syria, oblivious to the fact that his remarks were being picked up by a live mic and relayed to reporters, Haaretz reported.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 3:37 pm
Preview A woman who was detained for wearing a miniskirt and a crop top in Saudi Arabia has reportedly been released without charges, after her arrest led to international criticism of the kingdom's conservative government.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 3:28 pm
Preview Global weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin recorded a £69 million profit spike over a three-month period due to a deal struck with the UK government to provide ongoing maintenance on the controversial F-35 fighter jet program.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 3:25 pm
Preview Gangs in New Zealand have come up with a novel way to curb violence, with members deciding to settle their differences with their own ‘fight club’.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 2:38 pm
Preview The Tories are refusing to deny whether media mogul Rupert Murdoch asked Prime Minister Theresa May to reappoint Michael Gove to the cabinet or face bad press in his newspaper titles.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 2:37 pm
Preview Miguel Blesa, the former head of the ill-fated Spanish savings bank Caja Madrid, has been found dead at a hunting estate in the southern province of Cordoba with a gunshot wound to his chest.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 2:33 pm
Preview The US has to move its bases 1,000km away from Iran’s borders if it plans to keep sanctions in place against Tehran, or risk paying a price, the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, said.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 2:33 pm
Preview Whitehall bosses failed to stop any of their employees from joining the private sector for three years in a row due to lack of formal powers and poor enforcement of existing rules.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 2:25 pm
Preview The Russian lower house has given final approval to a bill allowing naturalized Russians to be stripped of their citizenship if convicted of terrorism-related crimes. The bill also simplifies the naturalization procedure for Ukrainian citizens.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 2:16 pm
Preview Protesters in wheelchairs blocked MPs’ entrance to the House of Commons on Wednesday, chanting “no justice, no peace” in a demonstration over benefits cuts.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 2:15 pm
Preview The mayor of the Danish city of Roskilde was woken up by music imitating the Islamic call to prayer. The local anti-Muslim activists who played it outside the mayor’s home said the act was to oppose the building of a mosque in the city.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 1:56 pm
Preview Survivors of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack are urging British Prime Minister Theresa May to publish a report on Saudi Arabia’s alleged funding of extremists in the UK.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 1:50 pm
Preview Police have closed off the Temple Mount to Jewish worshipers, after a group of Jewish visitors broke the rules of conduct. It follows days of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police near the site, which is holy to both Jews and Muslims.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 1:31 pm
Preview Moscow and New Delhi will soon sign a contract to jointly develop a fifth generation fighter aircraft, according to Sergey Chemezov, the head of Russian state-run corporation Rostec.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 1:30 pm
Preview The self-proclaimed “unpredictable provocateur at the helm of Antifa” who prides himself on “smashing the fasc” has ruthlessly trolled both Fox News and CNN in yet another damning indictment of the fourth estate in the digital age.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 1:23 pm
Preview Spartak Moscow were held to a 2-2 draw by city rivals Dynamo on Tuesday as they began the defense of their Russian Football Premier League title.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 1:00 pm
Preview Sunday’s season seven premiere of Game of Thrones was so popular with viewers that it hit PornHub hard. The site saw a drop in traffic for an hour while the show was airing.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 12:53 pm
Preview Initial coin offerings (ICOs), or a means of crowd funding for blockchain technology companies have caught too much attention, according to the co-founder of the ethereum network Charles Hoskinson who says it’s time for things to cool down in a big way.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 12:49 pm
Preview The French Senate has greenlit a controversial anti-terrorism bill which would make permanent the measures introduced during a two-year state of emergency. Protesters against the legislation gathered in Paris, saying France is becoming a ‘police state.’
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 12:44 pm
Preview A new hunt for alien life is on, or at least it will be if the SETI Institute can get the public to donate to an ambitious campaign that aims to monitor the “whole sky all the time” for signals from an extraterrestrial civilization.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 12:41 pm
Preview British, Dutch and Danish ships have escorted a trio of Chinese vessels which are heading to the Baltic Sea to conduct the first stage of joint drills with Russian ships.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 12:37 pm
Preview Same-sex Muslim marriages are “thriving” in the UK, according to the person billed as the country’s first Muslim drag queen.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 12:00 pm
Preview UFC’s Khabib Nurmagomedov is known for his huge and very enthusiastic fan base in Russia and the former Soviet countries, but this particular fan definitely took the craze to a different level.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 11:48 am
Preview John McAfee, the outspoken and, at times controversial, founder of the antivirus software company which bears his name, is living up to his reputation with an outrageous online gambit on Bitcoin skyrocketing in value.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 11:43 am
Preview BBC presenters’ six-figure salaries have been published, exposing a stark gender pay gap, with the top-earning woman on £1.5 million less than the highest-paid man.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 11:28 am
Preview The Russian deputy foreign minister has stated that Moscow has no intention of exiting the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, despite repeated cases of “inadequate observation” of the treaty by the US.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 11:24 am
Preview People should use cannabis on the parliamentary estate to force the government to change the law and help sufferers of serious illness, according to Welsh Labour MP Paul Flynn.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 10:43 am
Preview Zion Harvey suffered a cataclysmic infection when he was just two years old, forcing doctors to amputate both his hands and feet to save his life. Now aged ten, Harvey is the world’s youngest successful double hand transplant recipient.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 10:40 am
Preview A sharp fall in sterling just before surprisingly weak June inflation data was released has reignited concern that confidential official information is being leaked to market traders.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 10:27 am
Preview Legislation to stop one race prevailing over another in British schools has become the “only answer” to stop pupils being segregated along ethnic lines, a Bradford ‘superhead’ has said.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 10:18 am
Preview A British neoconservative think tank, recently accused of being paid by the Japanese embassy to churn out propaganda against Beijing, has claimed in a new report that Chinese investment in the UK presents a serious risk to data security.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 10:16 am
Preview A new round of sanctions against Russia approved by the Senate could massively hit the US labor market and oil and gas projects around the world, having “unintended consequences,” according to the industry officials, as quoted by the Financial Times.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 10:02 am
Preview The UK government has unveiled rules to end card-charging in the country, saying the “unfair fees” cost consumers hundreds of millions of pounds a year.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 9:50 am
Preview US President Donald Trump lashed out at “sick” media reports that he held a second “undisclosed” meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin at a state dinner during the G20 summit in Germany, saying the press was fully aware of the high-profile event.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 9:49 am
Preview The French military chief has resigned after an open conflict with President Emmanuel Macron over spending. Pierre de Villiers publicly complained about Macron’s cuts to the military's budget, reportedly saying that he won’t be “f***ed like that.”
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 9:19 am
Preview A newly-discovered seam of gold on New Zealand’s North Island has sparked a bitter stand-off between a mining company and environmental activists. Locals are concerned about the impact the mining will have on their “sacred” mountain.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 8:53 am
Preview French custom officials at Charles De Gaulle airport have seized almost half a ton of tortoiseshell from the critically endangered Hawksbill sea turtle species.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 4:37 am
Preview Nearly 40,000 domesticated American mink have been released into the wild by trespassers, and now a family-owned farm in Minnesota is scrambling to gather the small, semi-aquatic mammals. Authorities have deemed the incident “a disaster.”
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 4:17 am
Preview Investigators have confirmed the identity of the two Minneapolis police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a 40-year-old Australian woman that has grabbed global headlines. City officials described the information provided to them as “underwhelming.”
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 4:06 am
Preview A CIA proposal to destroy files deemed no longer of historical importance has been authorized. Critics are questioning how honest the agency will be when it comes to the purging of potentially serious files.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 4:02 am
Preview An overhauled MiG-35 multirole fighter has completed a successful demonstration flight at the MAKS 2017 Air Show outside Moscow, with Russian officials saying the first combat-ready plane will be delivered to the Air Forces next year.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 3:39 am
Preview Doris Payne, an infamous 86-year-old jewel thief, has been arrested on suspicion of shoplifting at a Walmart in Atlanta. Payne, whose career as a thief spanned six decades, was wearing a monitoring bracelet from a previous bust at the time of the arrest Monday.
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 2:39 am
Preview A California congressman baffled a panel of space experts testifying in Washington when he asked if it was possible that Mars was home to an ancient alien civilization. The panel told him that there was “no evidence” and it would be “extremely unlikely.”
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Posted: July 19, 2017, 2:23 am
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PELOSI: REPUBLICAN BUDGET STIRS UP VIOLENCE...


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CAMPAIGN INNER CIRCLE CALLED BEFORE SENATE COMMITTEES...


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New sex robots have setting to simulate rape...


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TRUMP DEMANDS ACTION...


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Man builds park stairs for $550, irking city after $65,000 estimate...


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Scaling Back Goals...


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Proposed 'Transgender Tool Kit' for Students Causes Stir...


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DC HOT MESS...


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Musk Says First Passengers on SPACEX Rockets Must Be 'Brave'...


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Rare Human Syndrome May Explain Why Dogs Are Friendly...


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9-year-old discovers million-year-old fossil...


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Pilot avoids mid-air collision with world's biggest passenger jet...


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Postal Service broke law pushing time off for workers to campaign for Hillary...


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Need Moon Base...


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Obama's Last Laugh...


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WILL THEY BOTCH TAXES NEXT?


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Lana Del Rey Wonders 'Is It End of America?' on New Album...


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Hundreds Pack DC Synagogue to Discuss Harry Potter as Sacred Text...


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MCCAIN BRAIN TUMOR...


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Customers watch rats fall from CHIPOTLE ceiling...


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SESSIONS SHADE


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Third of dementia cases could be prevented...


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OJ hearing revisits old obsession for TV...


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Tony Kushner to Depict 'Borderline Psychotic' Trump in Play...


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BANK OF AMERICA CUSTOMERS LOCKED OUT OF ACCOUNTS...


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PAPER: Parole in jeopardy after caught masturbating...


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PARTICULARLY AGGRESSIVE TYPE...


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Times of Malta

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

Hotelier Silvio Debono’s plans to build a new beach lido in Bugibba and excavate a tunnel linking to the San Antonio Hotel received the green light from the Planning Authority earlier today. The application was approved with just one vote against, despite objections by the St Paul's Bay local council over the increase of the built-up area on the perched beach, from 74 to 113 square metres, narrowing the existing public passageway. The council also objected to the take-up of public land for private development and public inconvenience during the construction phase. The approved works will consist of the excavation of an underground tunnel, and the demolition of an existing kiosk and sanitary facilities, to make way for the construction of a beach lido linked to the San Antonio Hotel. The tunnel, which will run underneath Triq it-Trunciera from the hotel pool deck area to the lido, will be accessible to the public. The planning directorate, which recommended the project for approval, said the intended lido would not extend beyond the existing paved area and would “ameliorate the amenities [of the existing kiosk] for beach users.” The area of the existing kiosk is 35 square metre,...
Author: Philip Leone Ganado
Posted: July 20, 2017, 11:16 am

Malta registered the biggest surplus in the EU and one of the largest decreases in debt in the first quarter of 2017, according to Eurostat data. According to the statistical arm of the EU, Malta saw a surplus 3.5% of GDP, followed by Germany and the Netherlands at 1.5%. The biggest deficit was reported in Romania (3.5%). Compared to the same quarter last year, Slovenia registered a positive change in its surplus (3.1%), followed by Austria (2.7%) and Malta (2.1%).  In the first quarter of 2017, the seasonally adjusted general government deficit to GDP ratio stood at 0.9% in the euro area, a decrease compared with 1.1% in the fourth quarter of 2016.  Where it comes to debt, the largest decreases were recorded in the Netherlands (-4.7%), Germany (-4%), Austria (-3.8%), Malta (-2.9%) and Denmark (-2.7%). Compared with the fourth quarter of 2016, 12 member states registered an increase in their debt to GDP ratio at the end of the first quarter of 2017, and 15 a decrease. The highest increases in the ratio were recorded inthe Czech Republic (+3.1%), Luxembourg (+3.0%), and Croatia (+2.6%). At the end of the first quarter of 2017, the government debt to GDP ratio in the euro area...
Posted: July 20, 2017, 10:59 am

Parliament's Public Accounts Committee has been requested to probe two controversial land contracts carried out by the former Nationalist administration.  Labour's representatives on the committee, Robert Abela, Clayton Bartolo, Julia Farrugia Portelli and Silvio Schembri said the deals showed a lack of governance and transparency by the former PN administration, especially former Minister Jason Azzopardi.  The case in question revolves around two reports carried out by the Auditor General's Office on properties at il-Fekruna and 83, Triq Spinola in St Julian's. "One has to recall that these are not the only two cases involving Jason Azzopardi, the minister who has been condemned most by the Auditor General," a PL statement said.   
Posted: July 20, 2017, 10:48 am

Alvaro Morata has waved goodbye to his Real Madrid team-mates as the Spanish striker heads to England to complete a move to Chelsea. On Thursday, Chelsea announced they have agreed a deal to the sign Real Madrid striker, subject to the Spain international agreeing personal terms and passing a medical. The 24-year-old, who had been strongly linked by British media with a move to Manchester United earlier in the transfer window, helped Madrid win a second successive Champions League title last season.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 10:30 am

Keith Schembri has filed a criminal complaint against Simon Busuttil calling on the police to investigate the Opposition leader for filing a false report in court, perjury and lying. "Mr Schembri has asked the police to seek advice and take action against the Opposition leader. As he has done throughout the entire process, Mr Schembri is prepared to present all proof and urged the Opposition leader to bring forward any proof he claims to have," said a statement from the Department of Information. The move comes a week after Dr Busuttil asked the courts to examine whether the prime minister's chief of staff and Minister Konrad Mizzi broke money laundering laws when opening secret companies in Panama. In a tweet, Dr Busuttil said they wanted to use the police against him for standing up to their corruption. "I have news for them: I will fight for democracy." Dr Busuttil said he was faced to resort to court once again because the police nor the Attorney General had failed to do their job.  His application highlighted a December 2015 email in which Nexia BT's Karl Schembri gives go-ahead to open bank accounts for offshore companies belonging to the two PEPs, despite Panamanian bank...
Posted: July 20, 2017, 10:12 am

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel announced a range of steps against Turkey in response to the detention of a German human rights activist, signalling a more confrontational stance to the NATO ally after an escalation in tensions. Sigmar Gabriel said Germany would talk to EU partners about Turkey's aspirations to join the bloc and made clear Berlin could no longer guarantee German corporate investment in Turkey. He also said he could not envisage talks on expanding the customs union to Turkey and he issued new travel advice which warned of risks in Turkey for Germans. "We need our policies towards Turkey to go in a new direction ... we can't continue as we have done until now. We need to be clearer than we have been until now so those responsible in Ankara understand that such policies are not without consequences," Gabriel told reporters. He said the new steps had been agreed with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 9:59 am

Axeheads and grinding stones from a cave in Australia's far north suggest humans arrived on the continent about 65,000 years ago, or 18,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to research published on Thursday. A technique called luminescence dating was used to date the ancient tools which were found in a rock shelter at the bottom of a cliff, on the edge of a sandy savannah plain some 300 km (186 miles) east of Darwin. Finding of a new minimum age for the arrival of humans in Australia pushes back the origins of aboriginal culture, the world's oldest continuous civilisation, from a previously agreed consensus of around 47,000 years ago. It also changes scientific understanding of the date humans migrated out of Africa, the study's lead author Chris Clarkson told Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio. Scientists believed that humans first left Africa some time between 100,000 years ago and 60,000 years ago, Clarkson said. "Because Australia sits at the end of this migration route, we can now use this as a benchmark, and use it to say that people must have left Africa earlier than this," he said. Clarkson's paper was published in the journal Nature, which last...
Author: Reuters
Posted: July 20, 2017, 9:33 am

Cruise passenger traffic during the second quarter of 2017 was down 8.6 per cent over the same period last year, official statistics show. Total traffic amounted to 183,143, even though there were 115 cruise liner calls during the second quarter of 2017, seven more than last year, the National Statistics Office said. At 78.6 per cent, transit passengers accounted for the absolute majority of total traffic, reaching 143,918. A total of 4,179 passengers visited Gozo, while 14,517 passengers spent at least one night on board their berthed cruise liner. On average, every vessel that berthed in Malta carried 1,593 passengers, 263 less than last year. Visitors from EU states comprised 74 per cent of total traffic, the major markets being the UK, Germany, Italy and France. The total number of passengers from non-EU countries stood at 47,580, of whom 39.4 per cent came from the US. During the first half of the year, total cruise passengers stood at 268,358, a rise of 11.9 per cent over 2016. Of these, 72.1 per cent came from EU states. The biggest increase was recorded from the British market, which advanced by 26,081 passengers. There were 149 cruise liner calls during the first six...
Posted: July 20, 2017, 9:15 am

The Public Contracts Review Board has been ordered by the Court of Appeal to reassess the case of a failed bidder in a tender for a hearing device for children and adults after the court observed that there had been "a lack of clarity" in the contracting authority's call. OK Ltd had filed an objection before the Public Contracts Review Board arguing that the device offered by the successful bidder, namely German company Med-El Elektromedizinische Geraete GmbH, did not cater for patients under the age of five years. The original call had been for 'children and adults' it was pointed out. Moreover, the chosen devices of the successful bidder failed to conform with the mandatory technical requirements outlined in the tender. These objections were however rejected by the Review Board which declared it had evaluated the bids and based its interpretation of the term “children” in its medico-legal sense as referring to individuals between the age of five and 18. This restricted interpretation was extracted from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, it was said. Moreover, the Review Board declared that its role was to “verify that the correct and proper procedures were adopted...
Author: Edwina Brincat
Posted: July 20, 2017, 9:07 am
Tesla will start delivering the first of its Model 3 cars in the coming months. The Model 3 is Tesla's most important model to date since it is the first real mass market car to emerge from the auto company. Success for the Model will go a long way in appeasing investors that continue to believe in the dream created by Elon Musk. However, the dream to date has a few hiccups. One important hiccup is that to-date Tesla has not made a cent. That being said, the share price still increased by 850 per cent in the past five years. Year to date, the share is up 53 per cent, trading at $328 per share. These numbers imply that investors believe that in the near future Tesla will sell so many cars that the company will not only start making money, but will start making lots of money. For the more technically minded, Tesla cannot get away with earnings less than $30 annually in the near future. Many, myself included, are sceptical as the debt load increases and delivery promises keep being broken. The delayed and troublesome launch of the gull winged Model X in September 2015 did not help matter. The first customers received cars that had doors and windows which sometimes failed to open or...
Author: Antoine Briffa
Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:49 am

Passengers riding a bus had to be evacuated this morning after a passenger set off a fire extinguisher on board.  The incident happened around 8am on St Andrew's Road, between Pembroke and Paceville. Witnesses said they could see passengers evacuating the bus and dusting themselves from what appeared to be white powder. People at the back of the bus exited from the emergency door. Nobody was injured in the incident, which sparked off a traffic jam. Police and Malta Public Transport are investigating the incident.       
Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:44 am

Cars jostle for position as the two-lane road narrows to one lane near the KFC in Gżira. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Traffic problems in Gżira have become a major cause of frustration for both residents and motorists, with long tailbacks all the way up Testaferrata Street as vehicles head towards Sliema. Apart from having to run the gauntlet of construction and roadworks throughout the locality and the surrounding areas, motorists’ frustrations peak when the two-lane road leading from Testaferrata Street to the Gżira Strand funnels into one. Instead of using the outer lane to turn towards Ta’ Xbiex, drivers often ignore the turn and use the lane to make headway through the traffic, pushing through at the last second to continue in the direction of the Strand. Cars parked illegally on the bus stop and sometimes double parked along the route are exacerbating the problem.  Gżira mayor Conrad Borg Manché said the local council was embarking on a full traffic management study plan to improve traffic flows, provide parking solutions and increase pedestrian safety. This was a must due to the ever-increasing activity in the locality, he said. He acknowledged that a bottleneck was becoming a fixture at the bottom of Testaferrata Street. Apart from the delay caused as vehicles gave way, Mr Borg Manché...
Author: Jacob Borg
Posted: July 20, 2017, 8:09 am

Alvaro Morata is set to complete a move to Chelsea.

Welcome to this new initiative by Times of Malta's sports desk. We are looking to keep our readers and social media followers updated with all the latest news and gossip regarding the summer transfer window. 1.00pm Aston Villa have signed Stoke midfielder Glenn Whelan in a deal which could rise to £2million. The 33-year-old has put pen to paper on a two-year contract at Villa Park, bringing to an end his nine-year association with the Premier League side. "I have enjoyed happy times at Stoke City but now is the time for a new football adventure - and what a club to join in Aston Villa," Whelan told Villa's official club website. 12.40pm Brighton have made their fifth summer signing, bringing in Mathias Normann for an undisclosed fee from Norwegian second division side FK Bodo/Glimt. The 21-year-old midfielder has agreed a three-year contract with the Premier League newcomers. 12.20pm Juventus have just announced the loan signing of Mattia De Sciglio from Milan. 12.15pm Walter Sabatini admitted that Inter are keen to sign Arturo Vidal, from Bayern Munich. The Chile midfielder moved to Bayern Munich from Juventus last season. 10.55am Scottish side Hibernian have completed the...
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:33 am

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY Barcelona are lining up a move for Monaco star KYLIAN MBAPPE as a potential replacement for NEYMAR, reports the Daily Mail. The Brazilian looks increasingly likely to join PSG for a world record fee of over £180million and the Spanish club could splash the cash on the young French striker. The Mirror are reporting that Manchester United could be ready to swoop for Everton midfielder ROSS BARKLEY. The paper claimed on Wednesday that Barkley wants to become Tottenham's highest-paid player, but they now suggest United are monitoring the situation. Manchester City may just have spent £50million on Kyle Walker, but the Sun writes that they are chasing Real Madrid right-back Danilio, who can also play in midfield, in a £26million deal. West Ham have been told they will have to fork out £20million if they are to lure Arsenal into selling JACK WILSHERE. Chelsea want to recoup £44million for Atletico Madrid-bound DIEGO COSTA, according to the Independent.   ONLINE/SOCIAL ROUND-UP @SunMartinB: Fernando and Delph both likely to leave #mcfc this summer. No plans to bring in any more midfielders tho. Danilo can play there if needed. @DeadlineDayLive: Chris Samba is...
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:04 am

Half of pupils expelled from schools have a mental health issue, according to a UK think tank's analysis. The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) said official figures showed that 99% of pupils permanently excluded from mainstream schools fail to gain the five good GCSEs required by many employers. According to IPPR estimates, 63% of the prison population was excluded from school at some point. One in every two excluded pupils experience recognised mental health problems, compared with one in 50 pupils in the wider population according to the interim findings of a major study by the IPPR. Estimates suggest this might be as high as 100% once undiagnosed problems are taken into account, the left-of-centre think tank said. IPPR associate fellow Kiran Gill, founder of The Difference campaign on the issue, said: "Theresa May says she is committed to improving mental health of young people. Addressing the most vulnerable children being thrown out of England's schools is a good place to start. "Because unequal treatment of mental health may be an injustice, but the discrimination of school exclusions is a crime. "The Difference is fighting to break the link between school...
Posted: July 20, 2017, 6:50 am

On March 16, I had written an article entitled ‘MGS sell-off gathers momentum’ in which I had explained how the overall downward trend in the prices of Malta Government Stocks (MGSs) had persisted in the first few months of 2017 following the initial slump triggered by the election of Donald Trump as President of the US in early November 2016. Indeed, the Rizzo Farrugia MGS Index – which gauges the daily movements in the indicative opening bid prices of MGSs quoted by the Central Bank of Malta (CBM) – reached a two-year low of 1,107.572 on March 14 from an all-time high of 1,182.272 points recorded on October 24, 2016 (i.e. just prior to the US election). Bond markets were caught by surprise by the increased momentum of economic recovery within the eurozone during the first few months of the year. In fact, during the monetary policy meeting held on March 9, the European Central Bank increased both its growth and inflation forecasts for 2017 and also for 2018. Furthermore, during the customary press conference following the conclusion of the ECB Governing Council meeting, president Mario Draghi said that the ECB no longer had a “sense of urgency” to take further action on...
Author: Edward Rizzo
Posted: July 20, 2017, 6:45 am
Prime Minister Theresa May will chair a discussion on Brexit and the economy at the first meeting of a new business council today, a bid to rebuild bridges with companies concerned over Britain’s departure from the European Union. After losing the governing Conservatives’ parliamentary majority at an ill-judged election last month, May has stepped up efforts to engage with business after some firms criticised her government for failing to address their worries over Brexit. Many companies have urged the government to push the European Union to agree a clear and lengthy transitional arrangement after Britain leaves the bloc in 2019 to help them make investment decisions. The meeting marks a shift for May, whose former aides had wanted to break what they felt was an overly cosy relationship between big business and government before her authority was weakened at the June election. “Theresa May will tomorrow chair the first meeting of a new business council, which will provide a direct link to business on the government’s Brexit strategy, as well as looking at wider issues such as the development of a modern industrial strategy and steps to boost the nation’s economy,” May’s...
Author: Reuters
Posted: July 20, 2017, 6:10 am

Cyclists have expressed concern about the potential hazards the current roadworks may bring to people on bicycles, particularly, the addition of concrete block retaining walls. These barriers lower the effective width of the shared foot path for cycling phase, while posing a crush hazard of long vehicles and HGVs for cyclists caught on the inside of such vehicles a serious threat, the Bicycle Advocacy Group said in a statement. The group suggesting that riders on the road take the lane to avoid this and asked the drivers of such vehicles to be patient and temporarily avoid overtaking people on bicycles riding next to the concrete barriers. On the other hand, the local cycling community said it was pleased to see the cycling infrastructure being upgraded at the airport roundabout. The BAG group had raised concerns about the inadequacy of the walking speed shared footpath cycling infrastructure along Aviation Avenue, during their Cycling Level of Service audit earlier this year. "Clearly things are changing for the better," the group said.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 6:02 am

In 1974-75 Floriana celebrated their 75th anniversary. That season, the Greens won the championship after a long struggle with their oldest rivals, St George’s.  In those days, the Saints had a formidable team. It was probably the best since the heady days of the Mile End Sports Ground. In the end, however, Floriana  once again jinxed the Saints to add another championship to their tally.  During that campaign, three foreign teams paid a short visit to Malta. Early in 1974, the Italian amateur club, Juventus Augusta drew 1-1 with Fgura United at the Empire Stadium and on November 26, 1974 Danish League club, Akademisk Boldklub lost 5-2 against an MFA selection. Unfortunately, both these games were very poorly covered by the newspapers and we know very little about them. Then, English Third Division club, Port Vale came to Malta to play a friendly match against Floriana in May 1975. This game was part of the Maltese champions anniversary celebrations. Port Vale are one of the oldest clubs in England. Based in Stoke-on-Trent, the club was formed in 1879. In 1884 the club moved to the town of Burslem, changing their name to Burslem Port Vale in the process. When the Second Division...
Author: Carmel Baldacchino
Posted: July 20, 2017, 5:54 am

O.J. Simpson is headed for a parole hearing in Nevada on Thursday after serving nine years for a botched armed robbery. His conduct in prison has reportedly been exemplary, making him a good candidate for release. Simpson expressed regret over the 2007 crime, at a parole hearing four years ago. Simpson became infamous after his acquittal in the 1994 murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 5:20 am