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  1. "Immense tragedy": motorway bridge collapses over Genoa, 35 confirmed dead

    Update 8 with latest death toll, new pictures A motorway bridge collapsed on Tuesday in torrential rain near the northern Italian port city of Genoa, with the ambulance services saying that dozens had perished. By 5.45pm, 35 had been confirmed...

  2. Young man dies after being hit by jet ski

    A Dutch man, 19, died on Wednesday afternoon when he was hit by a jet ski in St George's Bay. The accident happened at about 3.30pm. The jet ski was being driven by another 19-year-old Dutch man. Both lived in Sliema. People who happened to be...

  3. A killed kitten sparks a trial by social media

    Stephanie Cassar was at her Golden Bay restaurant on Sunday evening when she heard that a man had killed a kitten just outside. “I went round and saw a group of people standing there,” she told the Times of Malta. “There was a dead cat on the ground.

  4. Anger over plans for Tigné offices

    Plans to develop new offices at the Tigné business centre, eliminating public space that formed a key part of the original designs, have drawn widespread objections from residents. The objectors argue that the development would deprive residents...

  5. Watch: Tanker that ran aground in Qawra pulled to sea

    Update 3 at 1.48pm A tanker that ran aground at Qawra Point was pulled out to sea on Wednesday morning and towed to Grand Harbour, six months after it hit the rocks during a vicious February storm. The 885-tonne, 60-metre Hephaestus was rigged to...

  6. Illegal cow farm housing case could end with nobody prosecuted

    Police investigations into the illegal accommodation of 120 foreigners in a cow farm in the limits of Qormi might not result in anyone being arraigned, sources said on Tuesday. Planning Authority enforcement officers and the police on Monday...

  7. Another two storks shot out of the sky

    Two white storks were shot out of the sky on Wednesday, raising to five the number of birds known to have been shot down since a flock of 18 arrived over Malta and Gozo last week. BirdLife Malta said the dead birds were found at Magħtab and a vet...

  8. Aquarius to be allowed into Malta, migrants to be shared among EU countries

    Updated 3.24pm A migrant rescue ship stranded for four days at sea is to be allowed into Malta to disembark 141 migrants, who will then be shared by several countries, the government said on Tuesday. The decision ends a standoff which had seen...

  9. Migrants' boat intercepted just off Malta

    Updated at 6.40am on Thursday Two AFM patrol boats and a helicopter on Wednesday afternoon intercepted a small boat packed with migrants some two miles off Għar Hasan on the south-west coast of Malta. The boat was carrying 35 people. Some could be...

  10. Most overused pesticide linked to brain conditions in children

    A pesticide linked to potentially irreversible neurological impairments in children had the highest readings of all the overused chemicals on the island, the authorities have confirmed. The contentious insecticide, called chlorpyrifos, was thrust...

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