The Malta Independent 20 August 2017, Sunday

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Finland stabbings 'a likely terror act;' ties to Spain eyed

Sunday, 20 August 2017, 07:00 Last update: about 6 hours ago Associated Press

The knife attack in western Finland that left two people dead and seven others wounded is "a likely terror act," Finland's intelligence agency said Saturday, while police said Europol was...

Spain investigates missing imam, mysterious explosion

Sunday, 20 August 2017, 06:50 Last update: about 6 hours ago Associated Press

A missing imam and a house that exploded days ago became the focus Saturday of the investigation into an extremist cell responsible for two deadly attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort, as...

Bruce Forsyth, veteran British TV host and entertainer, dies

Saturday, 19 August 2017, 09:04 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

Bruce Forsyth, a legendary entertainer, host and quizmaster on English television whose career spanned the history of TV, has died. The BBC announced that Forsyth, who had brightened its airwaves...

What makes North Korea's Kim Jong Un tick?

Saturday, 19 August 2017, 08:17 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

“He’s 27 years old,” Trump mused. “His father dies, [he] took over a regime. So say what you want but that is not easy.” Kim, who has assassinated his internal...

Spanish plan for carnage started with botched explosion

Saturday, 19 August 2017, 06:31 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

A cell of at least nine extremists meticulously plotted to combine vehicles and explosives in a direct hit on tourists, and managed to carry off most of their deadly plan, killing 14 people,...

Young Australian boy still missing after Barcelona van attack

Saturday, 19 August 2017, 06:11 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has asked people to pray for a young Australian boy who is missing after a vehicle attack on a popular Barcelona promenade that killed 13...

41st triumph for ‘Onda’ in the Palio di Siena

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 13:47 Last update: about 2 days ago Domenic Aquilina

“Il Palio Di Siena” is perhaps Italy's most famous annual sporting event.  "Il Palio" is all about tradition, pageantry, civic identity and the Siena pride as jockeys ride their...

Spain rescues 600 migrants in Mediterranean in 24 hours

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 12:24 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

Spain's maritime rescue service has saved more than 600 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco in the past 24 hours, making it one of its busiest days so far this year. The...

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