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Q. I have a beautiful eight-month-old female maltese. We're not having much trouble with her in terms of the usual puppy issues. However, the thing that we cannot seem to get right is the stains under her eyes. They are spoiling the look of her and making her face look dirty. Any suggestions about how to get rid of them? Nikki, via e-mail

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A man charged with murder admitted today that he prevented the lawful burial of his wife whose body was found in a wheelie bin.

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The bluefin tuna is one of the ocean's most magnificent creatures, a half-tonne predator that swims at 40mph. But political scheming in Brussels may condemn it to death

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Charles Camilleri: Composer who progressed from light music to austere, abstract, modernist works

Charles Camilleri was one of the few native Maltese composers to have succeeded in making a significant impression in international musical circles. He was largely self-taught, and his ability to draw on diverse cultural traditions and marry them in an eclectic yet highly individual style proved particularly persuasive.

Jobless total nears two million

A record number of people are being made redundant and job vacancies are falling as unemployment hurtles towards two million, official figures showed today.

Something To Declare: Christmas in Bali; Copenhagen; Malta

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Some 70 African migrants are feared missing in the central Mediterranean after a large rubber dinghy taking them to Europe capsized, the Malta representative of the UN refugee agency said yesterday.

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