The Malta Independent 18 August 2018, Saturday


Plane skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine, wheel

Friday, 17 August 2018, 07:54 Last update: about 1 day ago

A plane from China veered off a runway at Manila's airport while landing in a downpour near midnight then got stuck in a muddy field with one engine and wheel ripped off before the 165 people on board...

Updated: 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin dies, aged 76

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 16:03 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon...

Italy collapse points to difficulties with ageing bridges

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 13:11 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

The bridge that collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa was considered a feat of engineering innovation when it was built five decades ago, but it came to require constant maintenance over the...

Prosecutor says priests 'weaponized' the faith to abuse kids

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 07:50 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Roman Catholic priests across Pennsylvania used religious rituals, symbols of the faith and the threat of eternity in hell to groom, molest and rape children, a grand jury found, in what the state's...

UK police seek motive of Sudan-born Parliament car crasher

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 18:06 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

Detectives searched several properties as they built up a profile Wednesday of a Sudan-born man who crashed a car outside Britain's Parliament in what police are treating as an act of...

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