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Health and border officials in Malta and Italy are struggling today to recover the stories and cadavers of at least 800 migrants believed to have drowned in five separate incidents, the majority - at least 500 - killed when their boat was deliberately rammed and sunk by Egyptian smugglers whom they had paid for the voyage. A migration crisis of biblical proportions is unfolding in southern Europe: a record 130,000 migrants have arrived in Italy and Malta from northern Africa in the first nine months of 2014.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees AntA3nio Guterres and Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visited the naval rescue headquarters in Malta yesterday, on a weekend in which new boat sinkings were being reported off Egypt and Libya claiming more innocent lives. Ms. Jolie and Mr. Guterres met three survivors of one of the tragedies, who had been rescued by a commercial vessel and brought to Malta by the Maltese authorities.
Malta an island is situated in the heart of the Mediterranean where it is surrounded by magnificent scenery and blue skies. The Maltese Islands have a vast variety of venues so whether you want to have a romantic wedding on the beach with spectacular views of the sunset or a fairy tale wedding in one of our palaces these islands can offer you this and much more.
DANCERS from a Bacup academy are 'twinned' with a Maltese dance school after a six-day trip to the island. It follows a visit to Bacup by 13 dancers from the Maltese dance school in March when the two groups performed a joint routine at Dansworks annual show at Burnley Mechanics Theatre.
Groplan project undertaken by undewater archaelogists that was led by Dr. Timmy Gambin of the University of Malta, have found the remains of a Phoenician ship in the waters of Gozo, a Maltese island, A Grimaldi lines ship sails in front of the cruise liner Costa Concordia during the refloat operation maneuvers at Giglio Island July 23, 2014.
Prince William and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge will attend their first joint engagement of autumn next month, Kensington Palace has confirmed.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 07:25 am
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