Tim Whewell

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Conflict

The car bomb and the journalist: the murder that showed the 'Two Maltas'

It was just before three o’clock in the afternoon on Oct. 16 when Malta’s most famous, outspoken blogger got into her car for what was to be the last time. Minutes later, a bomb planted under the driver’s seat flung the vehicle into a field beside the road. Daphne Caruana Galizia, who’d relentlessly attacked corruption in the tiny island nation, was dead.

Global Politics

Explosive export

20 years ago, on the eve of the Velvet Revolution, Communist Czechoslovakia churned out tractors, Skoda cars, and Semtex. The explosive is still being manufactured in the Czech Republic and only there. The BBC's Tim Whewell explores the legacy of Semtex.