World news

Japan volcano erupts near nuclear power station

Japan's Sakurajima volcano has erupted, sending lava flowing down its slope and spewing ash and stones into the night sky. ...

Friday, 05 Feb 2016, 12:19

Zika virus case in U S A

A Texas county has reported a sexually transmitted case of Zika virus, raising fresh fears about the mosquito-borne infection ...

Wednesday, 03 Feb 2016, 09:00

Cruz trumps Trump in Iowa

Texas Senator Ted Cruz has won the Iowa Republican caucuses, the first vote to choose US presidential candidates. "Tonight ...

Tuesday, 02 Feb 2016, 11:46

Kabul suicide bomber kills 10

Ten people have been killed and at least 20 more wounded after a suicide bomber attacked a queue of people outside a Kabul police ...

Monday, 01 Feb 2016, 12:46

Zika virus: Vaccine years away

US scientists have urged the World Health Organisation to take urgent action over the Zika virus, which they say has "explosive ...

Thursday, 28 Jan 2016, 12:16

Two dead in Seattle shooting

Two people have been killed and three others wounded in a shooting at a homeless camp in Seattle. Shots were fired on Tuesday ...

Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016, 10:04

Space shuttle Challenger: 30 years ago

After multiple delays, Challenger blasted off on mission STS-51L at 11:38 a.m. EST on Jan. 28, 1986. It was the second of 16 ...

Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016, 08:06

Manhunt in US for dangerous escaped prisoners

A manhunt is under way for three "dangerous" inmates who escaped from a maximum security jail in California. The men, ...

Tuesday, 26 Jan 2016, 11:30

More than 80 dead in Asian freeze

A cold snap sweeping across East Asia has killed at least 85 people in Taiwan and stranded 60,000 tourists in South Korea. Taiwanese ...

Monday, 25 Jan 2016, 12:45

US blizzard kills 29

Millions of people across the eastern US are clearing up after the weekend's massive snowstorm that virtually paralysed the ...

Monday, 25 Jan 2016, 08:58

Maori wedding haka takes world by storm

A passionate wedding haka that moved a New Zealand bride to tears is making everyone else cry too after being watched more than ...

Friday, 22 Jan 2016, 13:20

US prepares for snowstorms

A huge blizzard bearing down on the US east coast is expected to dump near-record levels of snow on Washington and the Mid-Atlantic ...

Friday, 22 Jan 2016, 10:30

Snow car driver pulled over by cops

An 80-year-old motorist has been fined after being found at the wheel of a car resembling a moving snowdrift. The vehicle, ...

Thursday, 21 Jan 2016, 11:13

Sarah Palin backs Trump in race to White House

Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate, has backed Donald Trump in his run for the White House. ...

Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016, 11:18

Gun battle at Pakistan University

Security forces in north-west Pakistan are battling militants inside a college in the town of Charsadda, with at least five deaths. ...

Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016, 08:32

Local news

Toni Abela bids emotional farewell

Outgoing Deputy Leader for Party Affairs ...

Gozo full for Carnival

Gozo enjoyed a boom time during the Christmas ...

Carnival 2016

It is February, it must be Carnival Time. ...

3 Million euro repair bill for Mtarfa apartments

Repairs to an apartment block in Binja Buquna ...

Europe

Cameron seeking support from Poland for changes ...

Poland has said it supports aspects of David ...

Stricken ship towed to Spanish port

The large cargo ship which went adrift last ...

Strikes cripple Greece

Greeks launched nationwide strikes on Thursday ...

WHO urges European countries to prevent Zika ...

The WHO Director-General has declared that ...

Earlier World news

Over 20 Dead After Burkina Faso 'Bloodbath'

The victims, from 18 countries, were ...

Saturday, 16 Jan 2016, 18:21

Children die in refugee crossing

Three children and a baby drowned when ...

Saturday, 16 Jan 2016, 18:15

Three winners in record US lottery

The draw has taken place in the US ...

Thursday, 14 Jan 2016, 08:41

Five dead in Turkey car bomb

A car bomb blast has hit a police headquarters ...

Thursday, 14 Jan 2016, 08:27

Bomb blasts rock Jakarta

A series of bomb blasts have rocked ...

Thursday, 14 Jan 2016, 08:23

President Obama's last State of the Union ...

President Barak Obama, in his last ...

Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016, 08:39

Syrians dying of starvation

Some 400 people in the besieged Syrian ...

Tuesday, 12 Jan 2016, 09:20

Bushfires ravage Western Australia

About 95 homes have been destroyed ...

Friday, 08 Jan 2016, 12:50

Jackpot Hits $700m In Biggest Ever US Lottery

The estimated prize for this weekend's ...

Friday, 08 Jan 2016, 12:24

Gunmen attack tourist bus in Egypt

Egyptian authorities are hunting two ...

Thursday, 07 Jan 2016, 11:36

Truck bomb attack targets Libyan army academy

At least 40 people have been killed ...

Thursday, 07 Jan 2016, 11:15

Tearful Obama outlines new gun controls

President Obama has given an emotional ...

Wednesday, 06 Jan 2016, 09:51

North Korea claims to have tested Hydrogen ...

North Korea says it has successfully ...

Wednesday, 06 Jan 2016, 09:46

Tensions rise as Saudi Arabia cuts diplomatic ...

Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic ties with ...

Monday, 04 Jan 2016, 10:49

The world welcomes 2016

Crowds counted down at Auckland's ...

Friday, 01 Jan 2016, 09:08