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2014-07-09 08:28:40

Research organized by The OTS Foundation on a prehistoric necropolis yields clues to the ancient use of sound and its effect on brain activity VALLETTA, Malta, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inside a 5,000-years-old mortuary temple on the Mediterranean island of Malta, scientists have detected the presence of a strong double resonance frequency at 70Hz and 114Hz. Laboratory testing indicates that exposure to these particular resonant frequencies can have a physical effect on human...

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2009-06-30 07:52:00

U.S. television talk show diva Oprah Winfrey has been honored in Turkey with a traditional Ottoman Mehteran band and whirling dervishes, observers say. Winfrey arrived in Istanbul Monday aboard the ship Norwegian Gem along with all 1,600 of her employees, including some part-time contractors and their families, whom she had taken on a Mediterranean cruise, the Anatolian News Agency reported. Winfrey threw a party for them at the Ciragan Palace Hotel as part of a sea cruise that started in...

2008-10-17 12:00:17

Air Malta has announced that it is currently finalizing the re-branding of its sales office in the departures lounge at the Malta International Airport. The new office is expected to provide better facilities to customers and staff. The office will be opened in the beginning of November 2008 and will remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The airline has also announced that it has closed down its Valletta sales office. The closing down of this office is attributed to the fact that...

2006-07-21 11:59:20

By Jason Webb MADRID (Reuters) - A boatload of desperate Africans rescued off Malta has become a symbol of Europe's immigration dilemma, with the Spanish fishermen who saved them hailed as heroes as countries haggled over who should take them. After days of diplomatic negotiations, a group of around 50 migrants, most of them Eritreans, left Malta on board two Spanish military planes. They had arrived on the Mediterranean island earlier on Friday aboard the Francisco y Catalina which...

2006-06-27 16:48:25

VALLETTA (Reuters) - About 200 illegal immigrants rioted on the Mediterranean island of Malta on Tuesday and injured three policemen and two soldiers when security forces stopped them marching on the prime minister's office. The group was intercepted at Paola, six miles from the capital Valletta, by hundreds of policemen and soldiers, some wearing riot gear, and pushed back to the detention center two miles away at Safi near the international airport. The injuries were caused mostly...

2005-12-21 08:36:53

By Robin Pomeroy VALLETTA, Malta (Reuters) - Emmy Bezzina is a frustrated and angry man. Frustrated because he is unable to divorce a wife he left years ago, angry at his country's ban on divorce that he says makes Malta the laughing stock of Europe. The 56-year-old has launched his own political party to rally support to liberalize laws in this tiny Mediterranean island which is the European Union's smallest state, and arguably, on paper at least, its most socially conservative....

2005-12-15 08:00:00

By Robin Pomeroy VALLETTA, Malta (Reuters) - More densely populated than Bangladesh, Malta has little room to house illegal immigrants. Even the newcomers, fleeing to Europe from war and poverty in Africa and Asia, know the island is approaching crisis point. "There are 400,000 people here. The problem is the land isn't enough for the Maltese, so how about the refugees?" said Mohammed Abdull Osman, a 26-year-old Somali who like thousands of others landed in Malta in a fishing boat from...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'