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Preview The death toll from 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak in China has reached 56, with hundreds of new infections detected nationwide, despite all containment efforts. A handful of news cases have also been reported outside China.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 11:29 pm
Preview Israel has carried out a series of airstrikes against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip, in retaliation for multiple explosive and incendiary balloons launched from the enclave over the past few weeks.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 10:01 pm
Preview Russia’s renowned coach Eteri Tutberidze has celebrated yet another international triumph after three of her skaters swept the podium at the 2020 European Championship in Graz, Austria.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 9:55 pm
Preview After three days of Democrat offensive, President Donald Trump’s defense team have laid out their arguments. The Democrats, they said, are trying to commit their own brand of election interference by removing Trump from office.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 9:29 pm
Preview Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and his rival Benny Gantz are to meet US President Donald Trump to finally unveil the ‘deal of the century’ peace plan. No Palestinian representative was invited, and a sovereign state looks unlikely.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 8:59 pm
Preview Russian media is all abuzz with reports that Vladislav Surkov, former Deputy PM, the ex-deputy head of the presidential administration and Vladimir Putin’s long-time influential aide, has exited government service.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 6:59 pm
Preview Whether you’re looking for a tipple to toast the future or if you want to drown your sorrows over the course Britain has taken, a Yorkshire brewery has the perfect drink for you on Brexit day.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 6:18 pm
Preview If new Barcelona boss Quique Setien wasn't aware of the size of the task in front of him at the Camp Nou he certainly is now as his charges slumped to a 2-0 away defeat to fifth-placed Valencia on Saturday.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 6:17 pm
Preview Convicted felon and ex-stockbroker Jordan Belfort, whose autobiography became The Wolf of Wall Street, is belatedly suing the film’s producers, claiming he was shocked to discover the ‘criminal’ source of the financing.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 6:05 pm
Preview Oxford University’s Student Union is cracking down on that scourge of college campuses…themed parties. “Culturally appropriative” and “highly gendered” themes are out - and when in doubt, run your costume by the censors.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 5:41 pm
Preview Conor McGregor is known for being one of the best entertainers in all of sports, and former UFC champion Cain Velasquez says that his talents would translate well to a WWE ring should such an opportunity present itself.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 5:14 pm
Preview A 5.1 magnitude quake has struck Turkey’s Elazig province, one day after a 6.8 tremor leveled buildings and killed at least 22 people.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 4:52 pm
Preview Online retailer Amazon is under fire for selling anti-Semitic children’s books dating back to Nazi Germany in a range of languages including English, German, French and Spanish.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 4:20 pm
Preview The rallying markets aren’t as good as they seem, says Guggenheim Partners chief Scott Minerd. He likened inflation of asset prices caused by loose money policies of central banks to a ponzi scheme that eventually must collapse.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 3:40 pm
Preview The BBC has hired Angelina Jolie to teach kids how to spot fake news and make up their own minds on pressing issues. But given its own history of bias, is the BBC the right authority to lecture children on the real and the fake?
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 3:21 pm
Preview The United States is preparing to evacuate its diplomats and citizens from the Chinese city of Wuhan, according to a new report. Wuhan is the epicenter of a deadly coronavirus outbreak that has so far killed more than 40 people.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 2:56 pm
Preview Juventus star Paulo Dybala shares a dressing room with both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi and has remained tight-lipped when asked his opinion on the age-old 'Ronaldo vs. Messi' debate.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 2:48 pm
Preview China’s President Xi Jinping has encouraged his nation to win over the deadly epidemic which has claimed 41 lives and saw the travel of millions restricted. He warned that the situation is grave and worrisome – but not untenable.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 2:38 pm
Preview Cindy McCain, widow of the late Arizona Senator John McCain, has raised more than a few eyebrows after remarking that Jeffrey Epstein's horrific crimes against young women were common knowledge. But common for whom, exactly?
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 2:28 pm
Preview The sovereign wealth fund controlled by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is in talks to buy Premier League club Newcastle United, according to reports.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 1:48 pm
Preview Norwegian 19-year-old Erling Haaland continues to mark himself out as one of the hottest young properties in world football after scoring FIVE goals for Borussia Dortmund in just two substitute appearances since joining the club.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 1:12 pm
Preview The heart wants what it wants, as Emily Dickinson once wrote. But the American poet could hardly have envisioned the case of a German woman who has revealed plans to wed “the love of her life” – a 40-ton jumbo jet.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 12:54 pm
Preview A drone camera filmed harrowing scenes of destruction outside the Turkish city of Elazig, where a powerful earthquake reduced multiple buildings to rubble and left dozens killed.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 12:50 pm
Preview Nick Kyrgios came through a titanic tussle with Russia’s Karen Khachanov at the Australian Open to set up a potentially combustible clash with bitter rival Rafael Nadal.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 12:38 pm
Preview After a run which saw her claim UFC gold before hitting the brick wall known as Amanda Nunes, Cris Cyborg chases yet another world title as she makes her Bellator MMA bow on Saturday. Julia Budd, meanwhile, has other ideas.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 11:52 am
Preview Russian fourth seed Daniil Medvedev eased past home favorite Alexei Popyrin in straight sets to seal his spot in the Australian Open fourth round.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 11:33 am
Preview Acquiescing to Washington's hardline stance on Tehran spells catastrophe for Europe, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has argued, warning that there will be consequences for their u-turn on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 11:09 am
Preview Iran has imprisoned the army officer who fired a missile that killed 176 on board a Ukrainian jet, Mohammad Javad Zarif has said, comparing Tehran's actions to that of the US when it downed an Iranian airliner 32 years ago.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 11:04 am
Preview Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's first meeting with India's Narendra Modi appears to have boosted economic ties between the two emerging powers, which signed a trove of trade and investment agreements on Saturday.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 10:12 am
Preview There were ugly scenes in the stands at the Australian Open as fans traded blows ahead of the third-round meeting between local favorite Nick Kyrgios and Russia’s Karen Khachanov.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 10:02 am
Preview NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has witnessed the remains of an ancient star thirstily draining material from its giant celestial companion, in a remarkable interaction known as a super-outburst.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 9:50 am
Preview Hong Kong has shuttered schools and done away with planned New Year festivities as the city scrambles to stop the spread of a deadly coronavirus.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 9:30 am
Preview A women's college in northeast India has prohibited students from wearing burqas in the classroom, arguing that the full-body garment violates the institution's dress code. The rule will be enforced with fines.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 7:46 am
Preview Saturday has brought some good news from China, where the nationwide battle against coronavirus is underway – dozens of patients have been cured of the disease, which has also claimed a comparable number of lives.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 6:40 am
Preview Starbucks has shut down all shops and halted delivery services in China's Hubei Province, as health officials scramble to contain a deadly coronavirus that originated from the provincial capital, Wuhan.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 6:19 am
Preview The deadly new coronavirus has started spreading across China and beyond and has infected hundreds of people. The outbreak has already started to take a toll on the nation's economy right ahead of the Chinese New Year.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 5:30 am
Preview Washington has reportedly warned New Delhi to get ready to shell out an additional $6 billion for US agricultural products if it wants to finalize a broader trade deal, putting pressure on India ahead of an upcoming state visit.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 4:39 am
Preview A 62-year-old doctor helping to beat back a fast-moving coronavirus in China, Liang Wudong, has died of the illness while working at its epicenter in the city of Wuhan, Chinese state media has reported.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 2:33 am
Preview With the launch of a new logo for the US Space Force, cadets might think they’ve signed up to serve the Federation of Planets of Star Trek lore, but internet sleuths have uncovered another hidden connection – to Moscow, of course.
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Posted: January 25, 2020, 1:22 am
Preview The London Metropolitan police have announced that they will be deploying facial recognition cameras for the first time on the streets of the capital within the next month, prompting fears the move will erode civil liberties.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 10:57 pm
Preview US Vice President Mike Pence’s speech on the Holocaust left the impression it was American soldiers who liberated Auschwitz, erased the Soviet Union’s well-documented act, and even used the solemn occasion to lash out at Iran.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 10:19 pm
Preview US President Donald Trump has commended his Chinese counterpart for his country’s quick response to a rapidly moving coronavirus outbreak, as additional cases of the illness were confirmed in Europe, Australia and the US.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 9:31 pm
Preview Ukraine’s PM has announced that Deutsche Bahn will take over control of his nation’s railroad monopoly for a decade. The German firm said it will be consulting Ukraine’s rail company, but wouldn’t confirm any deeper involvement.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 9:03 pm
Preview The website of Iran’s Fars News Agency, often described as semi-state operator, has gone offline worldwide, with the agency claiming its server company blocked the site on orders from Washington.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 8:30 pm
Preview An air traveller is demanding justice for his cats after two died of injuries when their carrier cases were damaged, while a third got frostbite at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport. The airline is blaming a baggage handling firm.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 8:13 pm
Preview A 6.8 earthquake in eastern Turkey has claimed at least 22 lives and caused multiple buildings to collapse, trapping many under rubble. The quake was centered in the province of Elazig and was felt as far away as Tel Aviv, Israel.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 7:19 pm
Preview Popular podcast host Joe Rogan has voiced support for Vermont senator Bernie Sanders in the 2020 presidential race, triggering an outpouring of envy and fault-finding among centrists and MSM fearing they’ve become irrelevant.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 6:40 pm
Preview A champion rally driver has confessed he is "happy to be alive" after cheating death when his car flipped off an icy mountain in Monte Carlo at 115mph, escaping the wreckage to the relief of fans who feared a fatality.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 6:15 pm
Preview The New Orleans Saints are to argue in court that the public should not be permitted to see emails which allegedly show team executives giving PR advice to the area's archdiocese as it battled child abuse allegations.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 6:01 pm
Preview Some 34 US troops were diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following the Iranian strikes on two US bases earlier this month, the Pentagon has said, despite the administration’s prior claims the injuries were “not serious.”
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 5:40 pm
Preview Holocaust memorial group Yad Vashem is angry after the Ukrainian delegation unexpectedly withdrew from a commemoration in Jerusalem, on Thursday.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 5:25 pm
Preview The record-setting stellar explosion SN 2006gy was 50 billion times brighter than our sun, with a blast so energetic it baffled the scientific community. Now scientists think they have uncovered what made it so incredibly bright.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 5:18 pm
Preview A second US case of the deadly pneumonia-like coronavirus has been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A Chinese woman in her 60s has presented with the illness in Chicago.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 4:31 pm
Preview Hats, or Keffiyehs, off to Saudi Arabia, because if reports are true that they managed to hack the phone of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, then that’s like hacking Tony Stark!
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 4:31 pm
Preview England hero Ben Stokes could be in hot water with the cricket authorities after he was caught on camera appearing to call a fan a “f*cking four-eyed c*nt” after being dismissed against South Africa.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 4:27 pm
Preview A judge has ordered an evaluation of Antonio Brown's mental state and handed the NFL free agent tough release terms after he spent the night in a Florida prison, turning himself in over an arrest warrant for battery and burglary.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 4:04 pm
Preview New research has shown that despite being marketed as a healthy alternative, soybean oil, America’s most popular oil, causes neurological changes in the brains of mice, and may contribute to autism and dementia in humans.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 3:35 pm
Preview Dakar Rally officials have announced that Dutch rider Edwin Straver has passed away after succumbing to serious injuries he sustained following a fall earlier this month at the race's penultimate stage.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 3:18 pm
Preview The Shanghai Municipal Health Commission has confirmed that a patient infected with the deadly coronavirus has, for the first time since the outbreak, been cured and discharged from hospital.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 3:12 pm
Preview A new report has revealed that the right-wing coup in Bolivia received automated support from a US Army veteran, who retweeted thousands of anti-Morales messages believed to have been written by fake Twitter accounts.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 3:09 pm
Preview The Russian president made a small but noticeable contribution to keeping the Palestinian Authority in order when he put a fallen peaked cap back where it belonged – on the head of a member of an honor guard.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 3:01 pm
Preview More than 200 oil and gas companies in North America have filed for bankruptcy since 2015, and the list of casualties could continue to climb this year.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 2:48 pm
Preview Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that he is sending military personnel to Libya to train the forces loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 2:23 pm
Preview British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has been ridiculed on social media for a weak response to Washington rejecting the extradition request for Anne Sacoolas, a US agent’s spouse charged with teenager Harry Dunn’s death.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 2:17 pm
Preview Investment bank Goldman Sachs won’t underwrite companies’ initial public offerings unless their boards have at least one “diverse” member. Social justice pandering or canny business move?
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 2:16 pm
Preview A speechless Roger Federer survived losing two sets and going a break down in the decider to avenge his US Open round of 16 defeat to John Millman in an epic fifth set tie-break to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 2:09 pm
Preview Hosting Angela Merkel in Istanbul, Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched a charm offensive of sorts, presenting her with a set of luxury antique gifts that she seemed visibly pleased to receive.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 2:02 pm
Preview Shots were fired in a small town west of Nuremberg, Germany, with local media reporting multiple casualties and injuries. Police, which sent additional patrols to the site, say the shooter has already been apprehended.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 1:12 pm
Preview Less than a year after being fined $50,000 for his part in the violent aftermath of his defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor has been handed the sum in cash from Dana White as a reward for his UFC win over Donald Cerrone.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 1:06 pm
Preview Arsenal are set to make Mykola Matviyenko the most expensive Ukrainian player since Roman Abramovich lured Andriy Shevchenko to Chelsea after being linked with a £26.5 million ($34.7 million) move for the Shakhtar Donetsk star.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 12:52 pm
Preview Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki says that she feels a mixture of "excitement and sadness" following her retirement from the sport after a 7-5, 3-6, 7-5 loss to Ons Jabeur in the third round of the Australian Open.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 12:25 pm
Preview American comedian Lee Camp issued a scathing retort to a New York Times piece alleging that Russian bots stoked tensions in South America, jokingly noting that it would take several years to fully dissect the baseless report.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 12:21 pm
Preview Delivering a heavy blow to holidaymakers, Paris' most iconic landmark has closed, due to massive protests against a divisive retirement reforms bill. Other sites like Versailles and the Louvre also warned of possible disruptions.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 12:17 pm
Preview The WBC and WBO light-welterweight world title showdown between Jose Ramirez and Viktor Postol scheduled to take place in Haikou, China has been postponed amid fears of the spread of the deadly coronavirus in the country.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 12:05 pm
Preview Fast food chain McDonald's has announced it will halt operations in five cities in China's Hubei province, where the new deadly coronavirus is believed to originate. The suspension comes into effect on Friday.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 12:01 pm
Preview Conor McGregor has made much of his supposedly effortless shift up and down the UFC weight classes, but one man unimpressed is Russian nemesis Khabib Nurmagomedov.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 12:00 pm
Preview The Daily Express newspaper has been mercilessly trolled online after publishing a fake blue British passport that includes the quote: “Your mother was a hamster” from the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 11:30 am
Preview A massive demonstration –called for by a prominent Shia cleric– has flooded the streets of the Iraq's capital Baghdad, with thousands voicing their anger at the US military presence there. 
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 11:25 am
Preview A massive explosion at a manufacturing plant has killed at least two people in Houston, Texas. The enormous blast echoed across the city, shattering windows and waking residents in the early hours of Friday morning.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 11:11 am
Preview The trade agreement between economic superpowers China and the United States will lead to the growth of global trade disputes in the next two years, says Russian presidential adviser Maksim Oreshkin.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 10:58 am
Preview A woman can be seen falling from the window of a ninth-floor apartment in Izluchinsk, Russia in harrowing CCTV footage which has surfaced online. Against all odds, she immediately springs back up to her feet and seeks help.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 10:23 am
Preview American teenager Cori 'Coco' Gauff contiuned to prove she is the real deal as she knocked out defending champion Naomi Osaka in straight sets in the third round of the Australian Open.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 9:45 am
Preview People were stunned to look out their windows and see not one but two Indian elephants on the snowy streets of the city of Ekaterinburg. The frolicsome duo were visiting Italian circus stars that went outside to experience Russia.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 9:42 am
Preview An initiative launched by Sweden aimed at recruiting a more diverse police force has hit a roadblock, after half of all applicants with foreign backgrounds failed to pass their admissions tests, local media has reported.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 9:33 am
Preview Speaking to RT, firebrand President Rodrigo Duterte spewed vitriol at the US for seeing the Philippines as "a vassal state," revealing that he has sets his hopes on reaching out to Moscow and Beijing instead.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 9:15 am
Preview Russia will continue to be the biggest player on the global energy market with plans to increase natural gas deliveries to Europe and Asia, according to the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) Kirill Dmitriev.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 9:12 am
Preview People need to differentiate between legality and morality, and recognize that sometimes doing the right thing means breaking the law, Edward Snowden told Ecuador's former president Rafael Correa in a wide-ranging interview.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 8:31 am
Preview The first close-up images of the deadly coronavirus which has killed at least 26 people and infected some 830 others in China’s Wuhan have been released.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 8:22 am
Preview They may be all smiles for the cameras, but the issues Angela Merkel and Recep Tayyip Erdogan are set to discuss – from Syrian refugees to Turkey’s attempts to join the EU – may stall talks and deteriorate relations even further.
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Posted: January 24, 2020, 7:33 am

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Seventh seed Petra Kvitova comes from a set down to defeat Greek Maria Sakkari 6-7 (4-7) 6-3 6-2 and reach the Australian Open quarter-finals.
Posted: January 26, 2020, 3:44 am
It comes after the original batch of coins had to be melted down when the Brexit deadline was extended.
Posted: January 26, 2020, 3:26 am
The makers of "the world's first grime ballet" want to encourage black people into the discipline.
Posted: January 26, 2020, 3:01 am
Inevitably, it will have economic consequences. But how severe and how far will they spread?
Posted: January 26, 2020, 1:05 am
Many newspapers lead on plans to rescue Britons trapped by the coronavirus, whilst others report fury over HS2 costs.
Posted: January 26, 2020, 12:09 am
Learning about nature in Wales sparked an interest which led to a woman's career in forensic ecology.
Posted: January 26, 2020, 12:02 am
The campsite's owner says she is "relieved it's over and done with" after almost two years.
Posted: January 26, 2020, 12:02 am
Council-owned land which is rented to new and young farmers is being sold off, figures show.
Posted: January 26, 2020, 12:01 am
Tigers recovering from a nightmare journey could have ended up as Asian ‘medicine’
Posted: January 26, 2020, 12:01 am
Britain's Tyson Fury says he respects Deontay Wilder's knockout record, but insists no boxer can match his own "heart and determination".
Posted: January 25, 2020, 11:57 pm
China's president tells a high-level meeting that the country faces a "grave situation".
Posted: January 25, 2020, 11:41 pm
Billy Cooper, the Barmy Army's trumpet player, will retire after England's current tour of South Africa.
Posted: January 25, 2020, 10:29 pm
Matlock Town's Jordan Sinnott suffered life-threatening head injuries in an attack in Retford.
Posted: January 25, 2020, 9:54 pm
The naturalist speaks at a newly-formed citizens' assembly examining how the UK cuts emissions.
Posted: January 25, 2020, 8:23 pm
Watch all the best bits from the FA Cup fourth round including long-range goals, a mascot race and some horrible misses.
Posted: January 25, 2020, 8:15 pm
Lawyers start their defence of the US president at the impeachment trial in the Senate.
Posted: January 25, 2020, 8:06 pm
Benita Mehra quit after being linked to the charitable arm of a firm which supplied the block's cladding.
Posted: January 25, 2020, 7:49 pm
The episode is being screened at a special reunion event to celebrate The Goodies 50th anniversary.
Posted: January 25, 2020, 7:39 pm
Search efforts continue for people trapped under collapsed buildings as the death toll rises to 29.
Posted: January 25, 2020, 7:38 pm
Officials say the man dressed the skeleton in a camouflage hat to try to disguise it as a passenger.
Posted: January 25, 2020, 6:49 pm
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho criticises the timing of Inter Milan's bid for midfielder Christian Eriksen.
Posted: January 25, 2020, 6:44 pm
Slaven Bilic enjoys a winning return to London Stadium as a dismal West Ham performance sees them crash out of the FA Cup at the hands of his West Brom side.
Posted: January 25, 2020, 6:43 pm
The star says she has been "plagued" by injuries since the start of her tour and has been told to rest.
Posted: January 25, 2020, 6:02 pm
Mark Wood stars with bat and ball to give England complete control of the fourth Test against South Africa on a superbly entertaining second day in Johannesburg.
Posted: January 25, 2020, 5:01 pm
For Montana Brown, life changed the moment she became a reality TV star. But then the threats and abuse began.
Posted: January 25, 2020, 3:20 pm
The recruit got into difficulty during a training exercise on Tuesday.
Posted: January 25, 2020, 1:25 pm
Top artist Mark Wallinger has become a school's artist-in-residence to fight for more creativity.
Posted: January 25, 2020, 12:05 pm
A few of the stories you may have missed this week.
Posted: January 25, 2020, 11:02 am
Thelma Schoonmaker reveals Scorsese's problem with eyebrows and how Netflix saved The Irishman.
Posted: January 25, 2020, 4:00 am
One year on from the dam collapse at Brazil's Corrego do Feijao mine, many are still seeking answers.
Posted: January 25, 2020, 2:57 am
Trading Standards warns homeowners to be careful when using quick-sale estate agents.
Posted: January 25, 2020, 2:35 am
A selection of striking news images from around the world this week.
Posted: January 25, 2020, 12:23 am
Hannah shares her life on social media to encourage self-confidence.
Posted: January 25, 2020, 12:23 am
In a world first, Marc Cieslak interviews the creator of Watch Dogs: Legion inside his own game.
Posted: January 25, 2020, 12:12 am
Meijer Nieweg was murdered in August 1942. It has taken decades for details of his death to emerge.
Posted: January 25, 2020, 12:11 am
Mathew Lock's passion for collecting vacuum cleaners started at the age of two.
Posted: January 25, 2020, 12:03 am
Sky Brown has set her sights on competing in the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, where she'd be Britain's youngest ever summer Olympian.
Posted: January 25, 2020, 12:01 am
We speak to the most famous African American country music singer about the lack of diversity in the genre.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 11:25 pm
Pictures from the life of The Monty Python star Terry Jones, who has died at the age of 77.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 3:20 pm
The "disconcertingly warm" slice of processed cheese was found by a "stunned" Liverpool librarian.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 12:49 pm
Making the leap from studying to your first full-time job can be tough for lots of people.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 12:30 pm
People with eating disorders may use veganism as a "socially acceptable" restrictive diet, a charity warns.
Posted: January 22, 2020, 2:08 am
Four maps on how immigration has changed Britain.
Posted: January 20, 2020, 12:37 am

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Times Of Malta

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

West Brom's Gareth Barry (right) moves past Declan Rice, of West Ham.

West Ham crashed out of the FA Cup as their former manager Slaven Bilic led West Brom to a surprise 1-0 win, while Tottenham were held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton in Saturday’s fourth round action. Albion boss Bilic, sacked by the Hammers in 2017, made eight changes as makes a priority of the Championship leaders’ push to return to the Premier League. Albion took a shock lead at the London Stadium when Conor Townsend drilled in his first goal for the club after nine minutes. West Ham, struggling in the top-flight under new boss David Moyes and now without a win in four games, were given a lifeline when West Brom’s Semi Ajayi was sent off in the 72nd minute after his push earned a second yellow card. Sebastien Haller should have equalised with a headed chance and Manuel Lanzini then dragged his shot wide, but Albion held on. West Ham were jeered off by their furious fans, while Croatian Bilic, who also played for the east Londoners, celebrated a sweet success with his Albion players. “We put a strong team out. I was well aware it was a home tie so I wanted to try to make it work, but on the day we did not play well enough,” Moyes said. “We gave up opportunities in the early part...
Posted: January 25, 2020, 8:38 pm

A rat lantern is displayed at the Yu Yuan Garden in Shanghai to mark the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rat, which starts today. Photo: AFP. Inset: Tom Li (left) and Yijun Chen.

While millions in China have had to forfeit their plans to celebrate the Lunar New Year because of fears of a spread of the coronavirus, the community in Malta are welcoming in The Year of the Rat. Mother-of-two Kitty Wei, 40, says she hopes to spend the weekend having a barbecue with her Chinese friends. There are around 20 to 30 families in Malta who come from the same province called Jiang Su. “We will get together and celebrate with my niece and children,” she says. Kitty and her family moved to Malta full-time at the beginning of September, but had visited for vacations in 2017 and 2018 to make sure they liked the country and could settle in. They are now trying to buy an apartment here. “We like Malta, but of course it is very different to China, especially when it comes to food and how people drive. We like how relaxed the school system is for our children. In China, they would have to do homework until 10pm, but that doesn’t happen here. But the biggest problem when you move here is trying to open a bank account. It’s been very difficult for us.” This is also something 22-year-old Tom Li struggles with. “I come from Shanghai, which is a massive financial centre, so...
Author: Vanessa Conneely
Posted: January 25, 2020, 8:30 pm

Ever fancied owning your own F1 car? Thanks to engineering firm TDF, that’s now a possibility. The UK-based firm has launched the TDF-1, taking a 2011 Marussia or 2012 Sauber F1 chassis and associated mechanicals and slotting its own 1.7-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine in the back. That does replace the 2.4-litre V8s that were once found under the skin of these race-proven chassis, but TDF-1 says the new powerplant is aimed at making the package easy to run independently rather than with a team of mechanics. Better still, it develops 600bhp — so this is no slouch. Each TDF-1 weighs just 600 kilograms too, resulting in a power-to-weight ratio of 1,000bhp-per-tonne — more than 250bhp-per-tonne than that of a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport. One thing carried over from the race-spec cars is the Drag Reduction System (DRS). This could be used in a Formula 1 race at the time on-demand for improved lap times by opening a flap in the rear wing to reduce drag. TDF has reengineered the system slightly, still allowing the driver to use it command though the system will automatically close if it senses a sudden steering input, throttle lift or application of the brakes to ensure...
Author: PA Motoring
Posted: January 25, 2020, 7:36 pm

Photo: European Union.

European Union leaders meet next month in Brussels to try to agree a first post-Brexit longterm budget, with divisions over proposed cuts that could undermine defence and climate change ambitions. European Council President Charles Michel on Saturday invited the heads of state and government of the bloc's 27 member nations to an exceptional summit on February 20. Any further delay might jeopardise both current programmes and policies and the launch of new ones, he said. "I am fully aware that these negotiations are among the most difficult ones we have to face," he added. "But I am also convinced that with common sense and determination we can strike a deal that will benefit all Europeans." Member states are divided on the bloc's 2021-2027 long-term budget. The talks have been complicated by the January 31 departure of Britain, which was the EU's second-biggest economy and a major net contributor. European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen expressed concern in December about "severe cuts" in the proposed long-term budget plan from Finland, which holds the bloc's rotating presidency, referring to their call for austerity. Von de Leyen on December 11 launched the bloc's new...
Author: AFP
Posted: January 25, 2020, 7:30 pm

Floriana's Diego Venancio (centre) controls the ball against Senglea Athletic. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

FLORIANA        2 Venancio 117 Paiber 120 SENGLEA         0 (after extra-time) Floriana scored twice towards the end of the second half of extra-time to see off Senglea Athletic 2-0 and secure a place in the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy. Senglea, who had ousted Gżira United in the previous round, were hoping for another shock win. The team led by Giorgio Roselli continued where they had left off after collecting two draws in their last league outings against Sirens and Birkirkara with another fine display. With the score still goalless at the end of the 90 minutes, the game went into extra-time and Senglea started to believe more that they could upset the leaders. However, with the penalty shoot-out on the horizon, Floriana struck late to make it to the next stage. Floriana coach Vincenzo Potenza rested goalkeeper Ini Akpan, handing Jurgen Spiteri a rare start while players like Jurgen Pisani, Brandon Paiber and Kristian Keqi made way for Moustapha Beyem, Clyde Borg and Jan Busuttil. Senglea, on the other hand, were in their typical formation with the exception of Manolito Micallef who was among the substitutes. The Greens made their intentions clear right from the start and...
Author: Antoine Busuttil, Hibs Stadium
Posted: January 25, 2020, 7:22 pm

Prime Minister Robert Abela (left) being sworn in by President George Vella. Photo: Clodagh O'Neill/DOI.

The European Commission wants Malta to find solutions that strengthen the rule of law and will continue to work with the “new authorities” to accelerate these reforms. A Commission spokesman was speaking to Times of Malta as Prime Minister Robert Abela took over the reins from Joseph Muscat. The Commission, the spokesman said, has been following the developments in Malta “closely” and had also expressed its concerns on several occasions. “Our objective is that Malta can find solutions that strengthen the rule of law, based on cooperation and mutual support. In this context, the Commission remains in contact with the Maltese authorities on the reform of the judicial system. “We will continue to work with the new authorities to accelerate these reforms and our services remain at the disposal of the Maltese authorities to offer support,” the spokesman said. He said the Venice Commission made it clear that it expected the Maltese authorities to implement in full its recommendations. “Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders also strongly encouraged that Maltese authorities consult the Venice Commission on all draft legislation to ensure that the problems identified will be effectively...
Author: Claire Caruana
Posted: January 25, 2020, 7:01 pm

Not long ago, electric lighting was considered a luxury. For that matter, so were mobile phones. But, notions of luxury often change with technological advancements and cultural shifts. With the start of the new decade, Lexus is sharing key findings from its most recent research on the future of luxury, specifically, what will the luxury must-have requirements be 10 years into the future? As a leading luxury brand, Lexus has always been curious about what those notions are and has consistently sought to anticipate luxury consumers’ expectations. “From the very beginning, our greatest curiosity hasn’t been machines, it’s been people,” said Lisa Materazzo, vice president of Lexus marketing in the US. “What moves them? What makes them tick? It’s the inspiration for everything we do. From the products we craft to the dealership experience, it’s what makes us uniquely Lexus.” As part of ongoing efforts to exceed expectations, Lexus US commissioned a study of more than 3,200 Americans from Gen Z to Baby Boomers. According to the study, exceptional experiences and quality top the list of demands. But new must haves have also entered into Americans’ future luxury expectations, including...
Posted: January 25, 2020, 6:44 pm

Action from the match between Xewkija Tigers and Pieta Hotspurs. Photo: Jonathan Borg

The FA Trophy match between Pietà Hotspurs and Xewkija Tigers was marred by controversy on Saturday after a Xewkija Tigers player introduced himself onto the pitch without the consent of the referee. The incident happened towards the end of the match, around 89 minutes in, with Pietà Hotspurs leading the match 2-1 and with a man more on the pitch, following the first half dismissal of Rodney Buttigieg. An altercation broke out after Xewkija striker Jose Carlos Nogueira lashed at a Pietà Hotspurs ball boy after he delayed from giving the ball back. Here, the two sets of players and officials confronted each other with referee Daniel Portelli and his fellow assistants trying to restore order. It was here, that Manwel Xerri decided to take his place on the field of play without replacing any of his team-mates, thus ensuring that Xewkija played the final six minutes of the match with 11 players. Despite Xerri’s introduction, Pietà Hotspurs still managed to hold on to their lead to win the match 2-1 and progress to the FA Trophy quarter-finals. A Times of Malta reporter on site confirmed the incident just shortly after the introduction of the new player. Yet, referee Portelli and his...
Author: Valhmor Camilleri
Posted: January 25, 2020, 6:38 pm

Leipzig's Yussuf Poulsen (centre) is tackled by Sebastian Rode.

RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann was left ruing the Bundesliga leaders’ “sloppy” performance after their first defeat since October as second-half goals by Almamy Toure and Filip Kostic gave Eintracht Frankfurt a shock 2-0 home win on Saturday. Leipzig’s stumble opens the door for defending champions Bayern Munich, who are third, but can cut the gap at the top to just a point if they beat fifth-placed Schalke later at the Allianz Arena. It was Leipzig’s first defeat in 14 games in all competitions since losing 2-1 to Freiburg on October 26 and they are now just two points clear of second-placed Borussia Moenchengladbach. “We were clearly the better team in the first half, but we were too sloppy with our goalscoring chances,” admitted Nagelsmann. After squandering several clear chances, with Germany striker Timo Werner the main culprit, Leipzig were punished just after half-time. Frankfurt took the lead against the run of play through right-back Toure’s stunning 48th-minute effort. A throw-in from the left was flicked on to Toure, whose half-volley flew into the top corner with Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi at full stretch. “We defended the throw-in unbelievably badly, we...
Posted: January 25, 2020, 6:12 pm

Photo: Sea-Eye/Twitter.

German charity Sea-Eye said it had rescued 78 migrants  off the Libyan coast on Saturday and accused Libyan authorities of harassing rescuers and acting illegally. The Alan Kurdi, named after a Syrian child whose drowning in the Mediterranean in 2015 brought global attention to the migrant crisis, received distress calls and rushed to aid migrants stranded on two boats. "Our ship #ALANKURDI rescued 62 people from an inflatable boat in the morning. Water was already entering. Among them are 8 women and 7 children, the youngest just six months old," a Sea-Eye statement said.   "The #ALANKURDI found the second boat in distress and rescued another 16 people. Three people are severely dehydrated and were immediately taken to the on-board hospital for medical treatment," it added. "The self-proclaimed Libyan coastguards treat the area of search and rescue operations as their territorial waters, harassing civilian rescuers and giving illegal instructions," Johanna Pohl, the head of operations on the Alan Kurdi, said, according to Sea-Eye. The Alan Kurdi has been active since 2018 and has rescued hundreds of people so far. The fall of Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011 turned the...
Author: AFP
Posted: January 25, 2020, 6:09 pm

The Archbishop listening to an address by Livingstone Ngetuny, a volunteer assistant administrator at the Peace Lab, on behalf of the residents. Photos: church.mt/photos

Archbishop Charles Scicluna visited the Peace Lab on Tuesday evening, bringing a message of hope to the asylum seekers living at the voluntary organisation’s premises in Ħal Far. He also listened to the needs of the 52 male residents, who come from Mali, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Ivory Coast, North and South Sudan, Cameroon, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Iran. They all gathered in the chapel, where the Archbishop related to them the story of St Paul’s Shipwreck. He told them how the Maltese received St Paul and his men with “unusual kindness”. “This is something we are very proud of. But we need to keep doing it also today,” Mgr Scicluna said. “It is not easy, you understand it is not easy, but we need to keep doing it. We have been doing it for thousands of years. We need to keep doing it with you guys. And we also need to protect you when you go out to work every morning because you are contributing to our wealth. But we need to contribute to your well-being. And that is how we will be able to live together,” he continued. He urged the asylum seekers to pray to God to have more generous people like Fr Dionysius Mintoff, the founder and director of the Peace Lab, and appealed to young...
Posted: January 25, 2020, 6:00 pm

Jurgen Degabriele (right) speeds through the Pembroke defence. Photo: Jonathan Borg

PEMBROKE ATHLETA 0 HIBERNIANS             4 Vella 20 Iriberri 30 Apap 86 Beerman 87pen Hibernians cruised to the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy after ousting First Division side Pembroke 4-0. Pembroke tried their best to limit the damage but their defensive line could do very little to deal with the relentless running of Joseph Nwoko and Jurgen Degabriele. The Hibs striker has clearly rediscovered his old form after fully recovering from his injury. Even though he failed to find the net, Degabriele was always inspirational to the side so much so that coach Stefano Sanderra did not feel like resting his striker until the 80th minute even though the team were well on their way to victory. Pembroke threatened to draw first blood after 10 minutes when Yanis Tonna broke free on the right flank but his his stinging shot stamped against the upright. But a minute later, Hibernians took the lead. Dunstan Vella stole the limelight with a thunderous shot that sailed into the net. The match was as good as over at the half hour mark when Hibs scored their second. Mbong floated in the ball towards the centre of the penalty area, and Imanol Iriberri flashed a low shot that had the better of...
Author: Paul Cachia, Centenary Stadium
Posted: January 25, 2020, 5:20 pm

Prime Minister Robert Abela (centre) during a walkabout in Valletta on Wednesday. Photo: Jason Borg/DOI.

The Nationalist Party has warned that businesses will continue to struggle until the government takes concrete steps to tackle the political uncertainty hovering over the country.  The PN raised fears of a "made-in-Malta receession" and said campaign-style walkabouts and photo opportunities would do nothing to address these challenges.  The statement comes after Prime Minister Robert Abela toured businesses in Valletta on Wednesday.  In a statement on Saturday, the PN said struggles were being felt across all sectors: the construction industry, it said, was continuing with work that had already started but lacked the courage to take on new projects, while the retail sector was having to work to minimise losses. "Every other sector of self-employed and small business owners are doing their best to compete against the political uncertainty caused by the government, but are living in a country that has lost all courage for new investments," the party said. Pinning the current state of affairs on the crisis following revelations about the connection of the Office of the Prime Minister to the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, the PN said businesses would find their feet...
Posted: January 25, 2020, 4:42 pm

Balzan's Artur Faria charges forward for Balzan against Sta Lucia. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

BALZAN                     2          Majdevac 15 pen. Bozovic 38 STA LUCIA     0 Holders Balzan secured a place in the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy as goals by Andrija Majdevac and Ivan Bozovic handed them a 2-0 win over Sta Lucia. The Saints were hoping for a repeat of their third-round performance when they had eliminated Sliema Wanderers but this time, Balzan, who had defeated Second Division side San Ġwann in the previous round, proved stronger. Balzan mentor Jacques Scerri named a typical formation although Samir Arab was handed his first start following his long-term ban. Santa Lucia, on the otherhand, had one change from the team which defeated Gżira United last week as Jackson Mendoza was preferred to Luis Riascos. The Saints went close to taking the lead on 11 minutes when off a Gabriel Bohrer Mentz corner from the right, Kevin Pinheiro Correia’s effort was parried by Balzan goalkeeper Kristijan Naumovski with particular difficulty. However, four minutes later, Balzan were awarded a penalty after Arthur Faria Machado was brought down inside the area. From the penalty spot, Majdevac converted to put Balzan a goal ahead. Santa Lucia responded with a Kevin Ante Rosero...
Posted: January 25, 2020, 4:35 pm

Pieta Hotspurs needed two first-half goals to overcome Xewkija Tigers. Photo: Jonathan Borg

PIETÀ HOTSPURS 2 Bouvet 37, Caetano 43pen XEWKIJA TIGERS 1 Antunes 60 Pietà Hotspurs held off Xewkija Tigers’ fightback to book their place into the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy. Two quick goals by Clyde Bouvet and Josè Caetano in the first half seemed to have settled the issue for the Hotspurs. But when Jackson Lima hit the crossbar and Claudio Antunes bridged the gap to just one goal, the possibility of extra-time seemed a distinct possibility. Despite Xewkija’s Machiavellian tactics of sneaking in an extra player without the referee’s consent, the Hotspurs proved to have too much defensive nous for the Tigers’ stirring late fightback. The Tigers’ defence wilted midway through the first half when Kilian Amehi breezed past three defenders before pulling the ball towards the surging Clyde Bouvet whose low shot had the better of substitute goalkeeper Leonard Camilleri. Xewkija immediately conceded a second goal two minutes from half-time, when the Hotspurs were awarded a penalty after the ball struck Rodney Buttigieg’s hand in a goalmouth melee. Referee Luke Portelli pointed to the spot and Josè Caetano converted the penalty to put Pietà 2-0 up. The Gozitan side were dealt...
Author: Paul Cachia, Centenary Stadium
Posted: January 25, 2020, 4:28 pm

Sales for electric kick scooters have stalled following the publication of new legislation to regulate the vehicles. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Sales for electric kick scooters have stalled following the publication of ‘harsh’ legislation intended to regulate the vehicles, retailers have said. The new regulations require users to hold a valid driver’s licence and third-party insurance cover, making them equivalent with other power assisted road vehicles. “Effectively, they’ve killed them,” Michael Boyianzis, logistics manager at Intercomp told Times of Malta. “As an estimate, I think we’ve seen 75-80 per cent drop in sales,” he said. “I used to import about 200 and they would have been gone in a week. Now I still have 30 left and I can’t get rid of them.” Retailers had not been prepared for the eventuality that the scooters would require road licences and were surprised to hear, after public consultations with stakeholders, that this stipulation, along with the requirement of an insurance policy, had been proposed without changes, Mr Boyianzis added. Dieter Cassar, an employee at Forestals, echoed these concerns and noted that from selling two to three scooters a week, sales had practically stalled. “The stock is basically stuck at the moment. No one was prepared for so many requirements before purchasing a scooter,”...
Author: Jessica Arena
Posted: January 25, 2020, 4:15 pm

Photo: Mustafa Kamaci / Anadolu Agency.

Rescue workers raced against time Saturday to find survivors under the rubble after a powerful earthquake claimed 22 lives and left more than 1,200 injured in eastern Turkey. The magnitude 6.8 quake struck on Friday evening, with its epicentre in the small lakeside town of Sivrice in Elazig province, and was felt across neighbouring countries. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan cancelled a speech in Istanbul and headed to Elazig where he attended the funeral of a woman and her son. He vowed the state would do "everything we can" to help those affected in a disaster he described as a "test". The Turkish government's disaster and emergency management agency (AFAD) said 42 people had been rescued alive from collapsed buildings in Elazig. Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said earlier on Saturday 22 people were estimated to be trapped under the rubble.  Turkish news channels showed live images of people rescued. Among those found alive was a woman called Azize who had contacted emergency authorities and spoken to a rescue worker by telephone, state news agency Anadolu reported. Nearly 2,000 search and rescue personnel were sent to the region while thousands of beds, blankets and tents...
Author: AFP
Posted: January 25, 2020, 4:06 pm

Photo: Fred Marie / Hans Lucas.

President Xi Jinping warned Saturday that China was facing a "grave" situation as authorities took urgent action to halt the spread of a virus that has killed 41 people and is overwhelming hospitals at the epicentre of the health emergency. The world's most populous country scrambled to contain the disease that has already infected nearly 1,300 people, building a second field hospital to relieve overwhelmed medical facilities and closing more travel routes as the country marked the Lunar New Year holiday. "As long as we have steadfast confidence, work together, scientific prevention and cures, and precise policies, we will definitely be able to win the battle," Xi said, after more countries reported cases.  In Wuhan, the epicentre of the emergency, 450 military medics were deployed to help treat patients in the central city, where a seafood and live animal market has been identified as the centre of the outbreak. On Saturday, when they should have been celebrating, people waiting at one hospital in the city were angry and frustrated. "It takes at least five hours to see a doctor," one woman, who didn't want to be named, told AFP.  One man in his 30s said some people had to queue...
Author: AFP
Posted: January 25, 2020, 2:59 pm

Archbishop Charles Scicluna and social solidarity minister Michael Falzon (centre) together with representatives of the organisations that will operate the new residence. Photo: Clifton Fenech/DOI.

A new residence for homeless young people was opened in Paola on Saturday.  The new home, Marvelli Residence, is aimed at helping young people become self-sufficient and rebuild their lives, and will offer mentoring to help residents return to work or education.  It will be run by the National Federation of Past Pupils and Friends of Don Bosco, the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and Dar Osanna Pia.  The government will be allocating €70,000 to the project over three years.  Social solidarity minister Michael Falzon, who inagurated the residence together with Archbishop Charles J Scicluna, hailed the agreement underpinning the project as evidence of the synergy between Church and State.  He said his ministry currently operates 44 such agreements with social organisations and entities, with a total allocation of €17 million. 
Posted: January 25, 2020, 2:52 pm

Leicester edged into the FA Cup fifth round as Kelechi Iheanacho’s early goal sealed a 1-0 win at second tier Brentford on Saturday. Brendan Rodgers’ side are chasing a trip to Wembley on two fronts and they took the next step in the FA Cup after surviving a hard-fought fourth round clash in west London. Flying high in the Premier League, third placed Leicester could be set for a memorable end to the season. Leicester, who have never won the FA Cup, are hoping to reach the final for the first time since 1969. In the League Cup, they are through to the semi-finals and head to Aston Villa in the second leg on Tuesday after being held to a 1-1 draw in the first match at the King Power Stadium. Rodgers made nine changes from Wednesday’s Premier League win over West Ham, with only Caglar Soyuncu and Ayoze Perez remaining in the starting line-up for Leicester’s first meeting with Brentford since 1993. Kasper Schmeichel, Youri Tielemans and James Maddison were on the bench, while Jamie Vardy was sidelined by a glute injury suffered against West Ham. Despite Vardy’s absence, it took Leicester just four minutes to go ahead when Nigerian striker Iheanacho met James Justin’s cross with a...
Posted: January 25, 2020, 2:47 pm