A bomb silenced Daphne Caruana Galizia. But her investigation lives on

The Daphne Project uncovers the tale so far behind the murder of a Maltese journalist The explosion was so loud it shook the windows of the family home. In a cold panic, Matthew Caruana Galizia ran to the front door, barefoot.” That moment, opening the door, the dogs barking, the lighting, I simply believed I […]

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Ghost ship washings ashore in Ireland after more than a year at sea

Public advised away from MV Alta, which ran aground on Cork coast during Storm Dennis Abandoned by its crew, the cargo vessel made a lonely journey across the Atlantic, a ghost ship apparently destined never to build port. The 77 -metre MV Alta drifted for over a year, skirting the Americas, Africa and Europe, rusting […]

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Paris remains on high alert as Seine continues to rise

The river is now more than four metres above its normal height, causing problems for residents Paris Paris remains on high alert as Seine continues to rise The river is now more than four metres above its normal height, causing problems for residents Agence France-Presse in Paris Sun 28 Jan 2018 06. 43 EST Last […]

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Neolithic chewing gum helps recreate image of ancient Dane

Analysis of birch tar describes a female hunter-gatherer with dark skin and blue eyes At the dawn of the Neolithic era, a young woman discarded a lump of ancient chewing gum made from birch tar into a shallow, brackish lagoon that drew fishers to the coast of southern Denmark. Nearly 6,000 years later, researchers excavating […]

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Australia doesn’t exist! And other bizarre geographic conspiracies that won’t go away

A theory denying the existence of the country is gaining ground. But the suggestion that countries and cities are mere figments of our imagination is a meme that dates back to the birth of the web Australia doesn’t exist. The signs were there the whole time: in what country is the only thing more poisonous […]

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Malta ‘fuelling Libya instability’ by failing to tackle oil smuggling

International observers advise illicit practice is costing Libyan authorities virtually$ 1bn a year Maltese authorities are failing to rein in illegal fuel smuggling, turning the island into a haven for traffickers of oil from Libya. International commentators have warned that it is contributing to destabilisation in Libya and costing the country nearly$ 1bn( PS740m) a […]

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Who’s wooing who in the Trump-Putin relationship?

The US presidents invitation to Washington raises questions about the motives Donald Trump’s invitation to Vladimir Putin to visit Washington transgresses diplomatic norms in that the guest learned about the offer via Twitter, forcing him to calibrate in real diplomatic period how to respond. At one level, a second encounter so soon after their first […]

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No 10 says Brexit transition period will not be open-ended

Rebuttal follows leaked Whitehall paper revealing UK is challenging EUs 21-month limit Downing Street has insisted there will be a firm end-date to the Brexit transition period, after a leaked document revealed the British government is challenging the EU’s 21-month limit and proposing that the UK stays in the single market and customs union as […]

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The Norwegian island that abolished period: ‘You can cut the lawn at 4am’

Residents of Sommary, bright 24/7 in summer, say they want to do what we want, when we want The 350 residents of Sommaroy in the land of the midnight sunshine are hoping to free themselves from the autocracy of the clock by declaring the small Norwegian island the world’s first time-free zone. ” All over […]

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Whale with harness could be Russian weapon, say Norwegian experts

Fisherman raised alarm after white whale sporting unusual strapping began harassing their boats Marine experts in Norway believe they have stumbled upon a white whale that was trained by the Russian navy as part of a programme to use underwater mammals as a special ops force. Fishermen in water near the small Norwegian fishing village […]

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