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  • Russians splurge on flowers for International Women's Day

    Russians splurge on flowers for International Women's Day

    In the first week of March, crowds of buyers line the narrow petal-covered lanes of Moscow's Rizhsky flower market. Men from all over the Russian capital throng to the huge hall to buy flowers for female loved ones and colleagues to be offered on...

  • Das Kartoon: Romance meets propaganda in China's Marx anime

    Das Kartoon: Romance meets propaganda in China's Marx anime

    The Chinese Communist Party is trying a new way to woo younger people, commissioning an anime series whose hero is clean-shaven, slim and a hopeless romantic -- Karl Marx. Called "The Leader", the online cartoon series is designed to make Marx...

  • E-cigarette use linked to heart trouble

    E-cigarette use linked to heart trouble

    People who use e-cigarettes are more likely to have heart problems than those who don't, says a study released on Thursday in the US. The rate of heart attacks among those who vape was 34% higher than among those who don't, once corrections were...

  • Of female portraits and prized possessions

    Of female portraits and  prized possessions

    The last resident of Palazzo Falson and her precious belongings, which include a chastity belt, are at the centre of a special tour being organised this week in the run-up to International Women’s Day on Friday. Teresa Lucia, née Prior and known...

  • Large study again confirms MMR vaccine doesn't cause autism

    Large study again confirms MMR vaccine doesn't cause autism

    A study following more than 650,000 Danish children for over a decade has led researchers to the same conclusion as previous efforts: the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine does not increase a child's risk of autism. The study, which followed...

  • World's fastest car will be an electric one

    World's fastest car will be an electric one

    An Italian ‘hypercar’ that runs on electricity is staking a claim to be the fastest street-legal vehicle in the world. The Pininfarina Battista, unveiled at the Geneva International Motorshow on Tuesday, is faster than a Formula 1 car and can...

  • GasanZammit sends employees on team building trip to Poland

    GasanZammit sends employees on team building trip to Poland

    GasanZammit Motors Ltd employees have been treated to a trip to Poland for some fun, team building, sightseeing and delicious food. The company said it believed such initiatives were another way to facilitate bonding among team members, reduce...

  • Travelling back in time with the Neolithic people

    Travelling back in time with the Neolithic people

    Young visitors to Ħaġar Qim and Mnajdra will be given the opportunity to make their own clay pots and flatbread this coming Sunday, as part of a Heritage Malta open day. Children aged 5 to 10 will be shown how to make their own Neolithic clay pots...

  • Different shades of pain

    Different shades of pain

    Pain is very much a personal experience, writes Charles Gauci, who argues that what is severe pain to one individual may not necessarily be as severe to another. Pain is caused by an event which has either damaged the body, such as chronic...

  • London patient becomes second ever believed cured of HIV

    London patient becomes second ever believed cured of HIV

    Updated at 11.30am A second person is in sustained remission from HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS, after ceasing treatment and is likely cured, researchers said Tuesday in what was hailed as proof that the condition could one day be cured. Ten...

  • It's 'The Munsters'! Paris catwalk's arch Lurch

    It's 'The Munsters'! Paris catwalk's arch Lurch

    Gigantic monocles and a new look that had more than a touch of Lurch from "The Munsters" gave the Paris catwalk an arch American air Sunday. Balenciaga's red-hot designer Demna Gvasalia, whose ironic eye has skyrocketed sales, sent out a bolt of...

  • The right to, what?

    The right  to, what?

    The judgment of the Court of Appeal (Inferior Jurisdiction) in the case of Robert Galea v Major John sive Vanni Ganado et (41/2017/1) will surely send shockwaves throughout the legal community for the way it highlights the constitutional absurdity...

  • Japan okays research using human cells in animals

    Japan okays research using human cells in animals

    Japan has given the green light to a controversial research process involving implanting animals with human stem cells that could eventually help grow human organs for transplant inside animal hosts. The decision by the education and science...

  • Concorde: technical feat, financial fiasco

    Concorde: technical feat, financial fiasco

    The Concorde airliner first took to the skies 50 years ago promising a revolution in air travel with its technical prowess and supersonic speed. But just 34 years later and with only 14 planes ever entering commercial passenger service, the...

  • Does cannabis cure cancer?

    Does cannabis cure cancer?

    For thousands of years people have used cannabis for recreational, ritualistic and medicinal purposes. In the modern era, the latter property excites a lot of people, and there is no shortage of wild claims about the supposed medical benefits of...

  • Roman holiday

    Roman holiday

    The wonders of Rome are legendary. I have yet to meet someone who has never heard about the majestic Coliseum, the Roman Pantheon or the Catholic bastion that is the Vatican City. Perhaps it is this notoriety which tends to generate a sense of...

  • The Glarac Association loses its life president

    The Glarac Association loses   its life president

    This year the HMS Glorious, Ardent and Acasta (Glarac) Association lost one of its founder members, first chairman, archivist and life president, when David Woodcock passed away after a long illness. His was a very tough battle which he fought...

  • ‘High stakes, big rewards’

    ‘High stakes, big rewards’

    Beppe’sSannat, Gozo Food: 9/10Service: 9/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8.5/10 I don’t visit Gozo often enough. Every time I toy with the idea of visi­ting for a day, I find myself applying the Goldilocks principle to my thought process. I...

  • Forever at sea

    Forever at sea

    The ashes of Captain Alan Everett, who had made Malta his home after serving for many years as a Master Mariner in the Merchant Navy, were last month scattered at sea in the Malta-Gozo channel in accordance with his wishes. Capt. Everett passed...

  • Carnival company

    Carnival company

    Last Sunday’s article described the carnival costumes worn by the children of Prof. and Mrs Peter Xuereb in the late 1920s. In this article we take a look at how their youngest child, Mafine, celebrated carnival with her friends almost 20 years...