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  • Friday, April 27th 2018 - 09:10 UTC

    Falklands will have a “wow” 54-seat cinema in a year's time

    Malvina House Hotel Manager Carl Stroud explained it is a proper cinema with something of a “wow” factor with 54 plush seats

    It may be too soon to invest in a large bag of popcorn and to book a baby sitter, but cinema-going in the Falkland Islands' capital Stanley, which died out in the late seventies is set to begin again, hopefully, if all goes well by March or April 2019.

  • Wednesday, April 25th 2018 - 08:39 UTC

    ”Falklands (UK)” reference in Heineken H41 beer bottles condemned in Argentine social networks

    The H41 was first launched in Holland last year and later in Italy with the target of expanding to other European and Asian countries.

    Heineken brewery has been caught red handed with one of its beers' label referring to the disputed South Atlantic islands as “Falklands” and in brackets saying they belong to the United Kingdom, despite the fact the Dutch company is using Patagonian yeast.

  • Wednesday, April 25th 2018 - 08:30 UTC

    Whatsapp is banning under-16s from using its platform in the European Union

    The app, owned by Facebook, will ask users to confirm their age when prompted to agree new terms of service in the next few weeks.

    Popular messaging service Whatsapp is banning under-16s from using its platform in the European Union. Users must currently be at least 13, but the firm is changing the rules ahead of the introduction of new EU data privacy regulations in May.

  • Tuesday, April 24th 2018 - 08:36 UTC

    On St George's Day, William and Kate show to the world their newborn son

    The Duchess of Cambridge with her newborn son outside the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London. John Stillwell/PA Wire

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge showed their newborn son off to the world on the steps of the Lindo Wing. Proud parents William and Kate introduced the baby prince of Cambridge – their third child – to the hundreds of cameras gathered in front of the private maternity unit in Paddington, London.

  • Monday, April 23rd 2018 - 09:10 UTC

    English Language Days at the UN

    The date traditionally observed as both the birthday and date of death of William Shakespeare

    English Language Day at the UN is celebrated on 23 April, the date traditionally observed as both the birthday and date of death of William Shakespeare. The Day is the result of a 2010 initiative by the Department of Public Information, establishing language days for each of the Organization's six official languages. The purpose of the UN's language days is to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six official languages throughout the Organization.

  • Friday, April 13th 2018 - 09:17 UTC

    Photo of the year: Venezuelan Ronaldo Schemidt wins the World Press Photo

    José Víctor Salazar appears running surrounded in flames when being reached by a stream of gasoline. Ronaldo Schemidt / Agence France-Presse

    Venezuelan photographer Ronaldo Schemidt received on Thursday the World Press Photo of the year in Amsterdam, one of the most prestigious in photojournalism, for a photograph shot in May 2017 during the protests in Venezuela while working for Agence France-Presse (AFP) . In the photograph a protester appears in flames, in front of a graffiti in which a weapon appears shooting at the word “peace”.

  • Sunday, April 8th 2018 - 21:16 UTC

    What does the new Falklands ‘Islands Plan’ mean for South America?

    The Plan makes a specific reference to promoting the Falklands as the natural “gateway to Antarctica”,

    Over the past decade it is has become customary for a newly elected Legislative Assembly in the Falkland Islands to publish an ‘Islands Plan’. As there are no political parties in the Falkland Islands, all eight members of the Assembly are independents. Therefore there is no collective manifesto when elected to office. This has traditionally been addressed via a consensus-based Islands Plan.

  • Saturday, April 7th 2018 - 10:49 UTC

    The Guernsey house where Victor Hugo wrote Les Miserables will be recovered by art collector

    Hauteville House was the author's home for 14 years, and Guernsey was the inspiration for many of his novels, including Toilers of the Sea.

    A millionaire businessman has donated 3m Euros to save the home where French author Victor Hugo wrote Les Miserables. The celebrated writer of The Hunchback of Notre Dame lived at Hauteville House in Guernsey from 1856 to 1870.

  • Thursday, April 5th 2018 - 09:25 UTC

    Even rain stops for the spectacular opening of the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast

    The Queen's Baton came into the stadium with eight-time Olympic and 15 Commonwealth Games swim medalist “Madame Butterfly” Susie O'Neill

    Fireworks followed rain on Thursday as the 21st Commonwealth Games opened on the Gold Coast, Australia, complete with a beach party featuring dancing lifeguards and a floating white whale and a musical soundtrack that included a didgeridoo maestro and aboriginal rapper.

  • Thursday, April 5th 2018 - 08:19 UTC

    Falklands' 14 strong team takes on the challenge of the Commonwealth Games

    This is the tenth Commonwealth Games that the Falklands have participated in and this time will be competing alongside more than 6,600 athletes and team officials

    Wednesday marked the opening ceremony of the 21st Commonwealth Games which are being held from 4 -15 April at the Gold Coast in Australia. This is the tenth Commonwealth Games that the Falkland Islands have participated in and this time they will be competing alongside more than 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 Commonwealth nations and territories.