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  • Fancy a buffalo worm burger?

    Fancy a buffalo worm burger?

    Supermarket shoppers in the western German city of Aachen have stepped out of their comfort zone to sample insect burgers made of buffalo worms. The worms, highly nutritious due to their high protein content, are the larvae of buffalo beetles and...

  • Objections suspend fast ferry tender ‘completely’

    Objections suspend fast ferry tender ‘completely’

    The process to find an operator for a fast ferry service from Gozo to Valletta has been “completely suspended” by the Contracts Department and will now close in four weeks’ time. The successful bidder for the 350-passenger catamaran service will...

  • Changes to IVF laws would amount to 'genocide', says PD

    Changes to IVF laws would amount to 'genocide', says PD

    Partit Demokratiku has underlined its opposition to plans to amend IVF laws, saying that the proposed changes would amount to "genocide." In a statement issued on Tuesday morning, PD highlighted its concerns with proposed amendments, which would...

  • Mexican students killed and dissolved in acid in apparent identity mix-up

    Mexican students killed and dissolved in acid in apparent identity mix-up

    Three missing Mexican students were killed last month in the western state of Jalisco and their bodies dissolved in acid after criminals confused them with members of a rival gang, authorities said Monday. The three film students were last seen in...

  • We're nowhere near hitting road safety targets, doctors warn

    We're nowhere near hitting road safety targets, doctors warn

    Road safety targets established in 2014 are "nowhere near expected" with fatalities and injuries caused by traffic collisions showing no sign in easing up, a doctors' safety group has warned.  Doctors 4 Road Safety together with the Medical...

  • Today's front pages - April 24, 2018

    Today's front pages - April 24, 2018

    These are the leading headlines in local newspapers on Tuesday April 24.  Times of Malta leads with news that 50 Azeri firms used accounts at Pilatus Bank to move millions across Europe, in a revelation emanating from the Daphne Project...

  • Identity Malta split: new chiefs picked without call for applications

    Identity Malta split: new chiefs picked without call for applications

    Heads of three new citizenship agencies were chosen without a call for applications, with one of them being a former Labour electoral candidate.  The surprise reform was announced by the Parliamentary Secretariat for Citizenship Reforms on Maundy...

  • Watch: Van ploughs into pedestrians in Toronto, 10 dead

    Watch: Van ploughs into pedestrians in Toronto, 10 dead

    Updated April 24 A driver deliberately plowed his white Ryder rental van into a lunch-hour crowd in Toronto on Monday, killing 10 people and injuring 15 along a roughly mile-long (1.6-km) stretch of sidewalk thronged with pedestrians, police...

  • Man hits underwater rocks in dive

    Man hits underwater rocks in dive

    A 29-year-old Syrian man was seriously injured on Monday afternoon when he dived into the sea and hit rocks on the seabed. The incident happened at about 4.30pm at Xrobb l-Għaġin, Marsaxlokk. The man is receiving treatment at Mater Dei Hospital.

  • Embryo protection petition compromised by double voting 'loophole'

    Embryo protection petition compromised by double voting 'loophole'

    An online system allowing citizens to petition MPs has been found to be vulnerable to a technical "loophole" allowing users to sign petitions multiple times, the Clerk of the House said on Monday afternoon.  The admission came just hours after...

  • Police launch manhunt after pharmacy hold-up

    Police launch manhunt after pharmacy hold-up

    The police have launched a hunt for a man who held up staff at Remedies Pharmacy in Ta' Xbiex before running off with a cash box. The incident happened at about 5.45pm. The man was armed with a pistol and wore a surgical mask. No one was injured. 

  • Council of Europe appoints rapporteur on Caruana Galizia murder, rule of law

    Council of Europe appoints rapporteur on Caruana Galizia murder, rule of law

    Pieter Omtzigt (Netherlands, EPP/CD) has been appointed by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to prepare a report on the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia and the rule of law in Malta. “It’s very important that not only the...

  • Paqpaqli crash victim suffered 99% disability - can only recall his wife's name

    Paqpaqli crash victim suffered 99% disability - can only recall his wife's name

    A man who was injured in the ill-fated Paqpaqli car show in 2015 suffered a 99 per cent permanent disability,  a court was told on Monday. The man’s tragic story and his state of health since a supercar crashed into the crowd emerged during the...

  • Pilatus Bank used by Azeri elites to move millions into Europe

    Pilatus Bank used by Azeri elites to move millions into Europe

    A network of over 50 companies and trusts secretly owned by Azerbaijan's ruling elite used accounts at Pilatus Bank to move millions around Europe, a consortium of journalists working on the Daphne Project have found. Sources gave insight into how...

  • Don’t ask me whether Mizzi or Schembri should resign - minister Edward Scicluna

    Don’t ask me whether Mizzi or Schembri should resign - minister Edward Scicluna

    Finance minister Edward Scicluna said on Monday that it was not up to him to say whether minister Konrad Mizzi and the prime minister’s chief of staff Keith Schembri should resign over allegations on money laundering. “Ask them not me. I am...

  • Police vehicles technical centre opens in Marsa

    Police vehicles technical centre opens in Marsa

    A technical centre where the police can work on cars that are held for investigation, has been opened in Marsa. To date such work used to be carried out in the open in front of the police garage in Floriana.  The new centre was inaugurated by...

  • Children's Commissioner backs embryo freezing amendments

    Children's Commissioner backs embryo freezing amendments

    Proposed amendments to the Embryo Protection Act have received the blessing of Malta's Commissioner for Children.  In a statement issued on Monday afternoon, the Commissioner said that the amendments protected children's rights to an individual...

  • 'Strong suspicion' of pro-Azerbaijan corruption at Council of Europe

    'Strong suspicion' of pro-Azerbaijan corruption at Council of Europe

    Council of Europe parliamentarians who visited Azerbaijan were plied with caviar, champagne and carpets and reported receiving midnight visits from scantily-dressed women, an independent inquiry has found. The inquiry into allegations of...

  • Car was used as a weapon to threaten two men, court told

    Car was used as a weapon to threaten two men, court told

    A man used his car as a weapon twice last weekend to threaten a father and son, a court was told on Monday. Joseph Ellul, 35 of Cospicua, was accused of having, on Saturday morning rammed his VW Polo car into the front passenger door of a BMW...

  • Fined €4,500 for angry reaction to request for documents

    Fined €4,500 for angry reaction to request for documents

    An angry reaction to a customs officer's request to view personal documents, has landed a Malian man a suspended jail sentence and a €4,500 fine. Bamba Doucoure, 26, kicked up a fuss late last Saturday evening at the Virtu Ferries Terminal in...