Watch: Viral 'Syrian hero boy' video 'staged' by Norwegian filmmaker
Watch: Viral 'Syrian hero boy' video 'staged' by Norwegian filmmaker

The much-talked about viral video purportedly showing a young Syrian boy braving gunfire to rescue a girl was actually a 'staged' experiment, BBC Trending reported on Saturday.

Spotlight on Mario Balotelli as Italy target Croatia jinx
Spotlight on Mario Balotelli as Italy target Croatia jinx

Italy host Croatia at the San Siro Sunday in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier with misfiring striker Mario Balotelli`s place in the team under threat.

Euro 2016 qualifying: Debutant Graziano Pelle hands Italy win over Malta
Euro 2016 qualifying: Debutant Graziano Pelle hands Italy win over Malta

Italy striker Graziano Pelle scored on his debut to earn a 1-0 away win over 10-man Malta with the visitors having hit the woodwork four times in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Monday.

Sigurdsson dents Dutch Euro hopes, Pelle fires Italy to win
Sigurdsson dents Dutch Euro hopes, Pelle fires Italy to win

World Cup semi-finalists the Netherlands` hopes of qualifying for Euro 2016 took another blow on Monday as a Gylfi Sigurdsson double gave Iceland a 2-0 win over the European giants.

Antonio Conte defends Azzurri after `scant` Azerbaijan win
Antonio Conte defends Azzurri after `scant` Azerbaijan win

Italy coach Antonio Conte rejected criticism of his side following a "scant" 2-1 win over Azerbaijan that sent the Azzurri top of Group H in Euro 2016 qualifying ahead of an away clash with Malta on Monday.

Malta might not survive baby George, says Prince William

Prince William recently humorously told Malta`s President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca that Malta might not survive baby George, when expressed her wish to meet the one-year-old baby.

Traffickers 'laughed' as they capsized boat with 500 refugees

Survivors of the most deadly migrant shipwreck in years have described the horrifying moment traffickers capsized their boat and left them to drown, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday.

400 migrants feared dead near Malta

At least 400 migrants were feared dead after two boats carrying them capsized in the Mediterranean Sea near Malta, media reports said Sunday.

British, other evacuees from Libya land in Malta

A total of 110 British and other European nationals, including pregnant women and babies, arrived in Malta on Monday after being evacuated from strife-torn Libya by Britain`s Royal Navy, British officials said.

Mediterranean migrant boat death toll rises to 30

The death toll from the latest Mediterranean migrant boat disaster rose to 30 on Sunday, as Malta said it had found 29 bodies in the vessel`s hold and Italy said a Syrian baby had died.

Italian, Maltese rescuers say 19 dead on migrant boat

Italian and Maltese rescuers found 18 bodies on an overcrowded migrant boat on Saturday, with Italian officials blaming toxic fumes from the engine and the Maltese military saying there could have been a stampede.

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt scout locations in Malta for new movie

Hollywood couple Angelina Jolie and fiance Brad Pitt paid a visit to Malta recently to scout locations for an upcoming project.

90 African refugees rescued off Malta

Some 90 African refugees have been rescued at sea off Malta by a Maltese armed forces patrol vessel, a government statement said.

Libyan Navy opens fire after tanker approaches mutinous port

Libya`s Navy opened fire after a Maltese-flagged oil tanker approached to illegally load crude at a port that has been controlled for months by armed protesters demanding more autonomy from Tripoli, officials said.

Envoys of five nations present credentials to President

Envoys of five nations -- Argentina, Uganda, Malta, Malaysia and Thailand – on Monday presented their credentials to President Pranab Mukherjee here.

Italy launches sea patrol as Sicily declares emergency

Italian warships rescued 290 migrants in the Mediterranean and Sicily declared a state of emergency as Rome launched a huge patrol operation to scare off people-smugglers.

Italy to step up patrols in hope of saving migrants from shipwreck

Survivors of Friday`s wreck reported their vessel had been fired on as they left Libya, said Barbara Molinario, spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

Malta urges `clear EU strategy` on migrants after twin tragedies

Malta called on the European Union to develop a "clear strategy" to deal with migrants fleeing conflicts to their shores after two shipwrecks claimed hundreds of lives.

Mediterranean `becoming a cemetery`: Malta PM

A day after dozens of people died when a boat carrying around 250 migrants capsized between Sicily and Tunisia, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat warned European waters close to Africa are turning into a cemetery.

Illegal Malta-made bullets shipped to Libya

Thousands of bullets, illegally manufactured at a gun shop in Malta`s second largest island of Gozo, were delivered to the country`s main island and shipped to Libya, a local court has heard here.