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A prominent blogger in Malta, who had accused the island's government of corruption, has died in a car bomb attack, police say.
Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, was reportedly killed when the car she was driving exploded after she left her home in Bidnija, near Mosta.

Spitfire hero welcomed back to Malta for commemorations

Carlie Swain

BBC News

One of the last surviving Spitfire pilots from the Siege of Malta has returned to the country for the first time since World War Two.

Allan Scott, from Wem, in Shropshire, is now 96 and was invited over for commemorations to mark the lifting of the siege 75 years ago.

He was taken on a tour of the island and went to see his old airbase, which is now an international airport.

Spitfire hero welcomed back to Malta for commemorations

Watch: Spitfire pilot, 96, to take part in Siege of Malta commemorations

The last remaining Spitfire pilot to serve in the Siege of Malta is planning to return for commemorations on the island next month.

It's 75 years since the siege was ended by the Allies and Allan Scott from Wem, Shropshire, has been invited back to take part in ceremonies which will include Prince Charles.

The 96-year-old also served in the Battle of Britain, but said the air battle over Malta was arguably more fierce.

Last Siege of Malta Spitfire pilot plans anniversary return