Pope says ‘don’t bury hope’ as Malta marks Easter

The Pope has urged Christians not to ‘bury hope’ as Malta celebrates Easter Sunday. He carried a lit candle up the main aisle of St Peter’s Basilica during the poignant Easter service at the Vatican. At the chant in Latin for ‘light of Christ’, the basilica’s lights were suddenly switched on and Pope Francis then […]

Millions donated to rebuild Notre Dame after blaze

Millions of euros have been donated to rebuild France’s Notre Dame Cathedral after a catastrophic blaze destroyed its roof. The billionaire husband of actress Salma Hayek pledged €100 million to help. French businessman Francois-Henri Pinault made the announcement just hours after a huge fire engulfed the 850-year-old landmark in the heart of Paris yesterday. Pinault […]

Why is Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris so iconic?

There are few buildings more synonymous with Paris than Notre Dame Cathedral. The building has stood at the heart of the French capital since the 12th century, its original foundation stone laid in 1163. This is not the first time the Notre Dame has been destroyed. It was heavy damaged during the French Revolution when it […]

WATCH: Trailer released for final Star Wars film

The title of the final film in the third Star Wars sequel trilogy has been announced, along with a first look at it. Presented by JJ Abrams the teaser-trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ at a special event in Chicago It was later released on Twitter, with the caption: “Every generation has a […]

The mighty black hole finally gets a name

The mighty black hole pictured in a world first photograph has been named Powehi. A language professor gave the Hawaiian name to the cosmic object, which was photographed with the help of two telescopes from the US island state. University of Hawaii Professor Larry Kimura said it was a ‘privilege’ to decide the entity’s name. […]

Sir Mick Jagger to undergo heart surgery this week

Music legend Sir Mick Jagger, is set to undergo heart surgery this week, according to reports in the US. The iconic lead singer of the Rolling Stones will have a damaged valve in his heart replaced. At the weekend, the band postponed all dates on its tour of the US and Canada so that Sir […]

Six million sign online petition to cancel Brexit

A petition calling on the British government to cancel Brexit has passed six million signatures. The Revoke Article 50 petition, due to be debated by MPs at Westminster on Monday, is the best-supported proposal in the history of the House of Commons. Rejecting the often-repeated claim that EU withdrawal is ‘the will of the people’, […]

Facebook blames ‘database overload’ as it suffers most severe outage ever

Facebook appears to be recovering from a more than 14-hour disruption to all of its products that left them mostly inaccessible across the world. The company’s main social network, its two messaging apps and image-sharing site Instagram were all affected. Social media users in parts of the US, Europe, South America and Japan were worst […]

Australians can now add emojis to their number plates

Want to add a smile to your Skoda or some hearts to your Honda? It’s time to head Down Under. Personalised number plates featuring emojis are being launched in Australia from next month. The decorative faces can be added to number plates in Queensland, with drivers having the choice between a winking, smiling or laughing […]

Wildlife photographer of the year winner is announced

The winner of Wildlife Photographer of the Year has been announced. It was a photo of two adult male lions, thought to be brothers, nuzzling together which earned the winner the title. David Lloyd took the photo as the animals greeted each other by rubbing faces for about 30 seconds. He said: ‘I’m so pleased […]

Instagram vows to delete all ‘graphic’ self-harm images

Instagram has pledged to remove all graphic images of self-harm from its social media platform. The move comes after the father of 14-year-old Molly Russell, who took her own life in 2017, said Instagram had “helped kill” his daughter. Molly’s family discovered she had been viewing graphic images of self-harm on the site prior to […]

Woman arrested as nine people die in Paris blaze

A woman has been arrested after at least nine people – including a baby – died in a fire which broke out in a wealthy neighbourhood in Paris. The blaze started in the early hours of Tuesday at an eight-storey building in the French capital’s trendy 16th arrondissement. One person has been seriously injured, while […]

Gwyneth Paltrow sued over alleged ski resort crash

A doctor has filed a massive €2.7 million lawsuit against Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow. Terry Sanderson accused the actress of seriously injuring him in a ‘hit-and-run’ crash at a ski resort in 2016. Court documents show that he claims that Paltrow was skiing with an instructor in Utah when she ‘lost control’ and knocked him […]

Andy Murray ‘battered and bruised’ after hip surgery

Andy Murray has revealed he feels ‘battered and bruised’ following hip surgery. The Scottish tennis star, 31, had the operation to correct a long-term problem with pain in his joint. The three-time major champion posted a message on Instagram saying he had a metal joint implanted into his hip at a hospital in London. He even attached […]

Woman jailed in Egypt for carrying painkillers is freed

A British woman jailed in Egypt after painkillers were discovered in her luggage has been released from prison. Laura Plummer, 34, from Hull, was sentenced to three years behind bars in 2017 for taking 290 Tramadol tablets into the country. The shop worker has been pardoned and freed from jail, according to The Sun. Ms Plummer […]

Bohemian Rhapsody removed from LGBT awards ceremony

It was the most popular film of 2018 in Malta. But now Bohemian Rhapsody has been removed from the list of nominations at a leading LGBT awards ceremony. The Queen biopic, starring Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, has been pulled from the GLAAD Media Awards, where it was in the running for the Best Film category. The […]