The Malta Independent 20 January 2018, Saturday


US government shuts down as partisan blame game heats up

Saturday, 20 January 2018, 09:35 Last update: about 2 hours ago Associated Press

The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration in a...

Prince William sports shaved head on royal visit

Friday, 19 January 2018, 13:14 Last update: about 22 hours ago Associated Press

Prince William sported a newly trimmed hairstyle as he visited a children's hospital. The Duke of Cambridge revealed the close-shaven style at the launch of the Step into Health programme at the...

Powerful gale lashes Europe, 6 dead amid traffic chaos

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 14:04 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

A powerful storm pummeled Europe with high winds and snow Thursday, killing at least six people in three countries, grounding flights, halting trains, ripping roofs off buildings and flipping over...

52 people die in bus fire in Kazakhstan

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 12:22 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

A bus fire in Kazakhstan killed 52 people on Thursday in a vast snow-covered steppe, officials said. The tragedy happened near the village of Kalybai in the northern Aktobe region, the...

13 siblings held captive were likely coerced to remain quiet

Thursday, 18 January 2018, 08:43 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

When a 17-year-old girl jumped out a window from the house where her parents allegedly starved and tortured their 13 children, she broke a silence that had likely lasted years. It's not clear why...

Pope heads to Chile indigenous area after churches burned

Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 08:07 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

Looking to put Chile's sex abuse scandal behind him, Pope Francis dives Wednesday into another divisive issue roiling the South American nation: the plight of the indigenous Mapuche and their...

Kosovo Serb politician is gunned down; police start manhunt

Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 16:34 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

A leading Serb politician in northern Kosovo was gunned down Tuesday morning, an attack that raised ethnic tensions in the Balkans and prompted the suspension of EU-mediated talks between Kosovo and...

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