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  • Woman dies in Għadira crash

    Woman dies in Għadira crash

    A 63-year-old woman from Gzira died on Sunday afternoon when the motorcycle she was a passenger on was involved in a crash with a coach. The accident happened at 4.20pm in Marfa Road, Għadira. The motorcycle was being driven by a 52-year-old man...

  • 'My son was used as ammunition against me'

    'My son was used as ammunition against me'

    Despite a steady increase in domestic violence reports, abused men insist that figures do not reflect reality, as victims are ashamed to speak up, have no one to turn to, and are scared they will lose custody of children. For some, this nightmare...

  • Eight years late, Palestinian mail arrives in the West Bank

    Eight years late, Palestinian mail arrives in the West Bank

    Palestinians in the occupied West Bank are about to receive a special delivery of more than 10 tonnes of mail that has been delayed by Israel for the past eight years. Postal workers have been sorting through thousands of mail sacks in the West...

  • FIAU probed Malta firm in Venezuelan funds racket 

    FIAU probed Malta firm in Venezuelan funds racket 

    The Maltese firm allegedly used by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and other high-flyers to launder hundreds of millions of euros in pilfered State funds had been investigated by the FIAU several months ago. According to a criminal complaint...

  • Italian minister calls for sanctions against Malta over rescue 'failure'

    Italian minister calls for sanctions against Malta over rescue 'failure'

    Italian Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli called for EU sanctions against Malta on Sunday for failing to pick up migrants which were on a boat which transited the Malta rescue zone. But Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, who referred to the case...

  • €14,000 offered in traditional Mġarr procession bids

    €14,000 offered in traditional Mġarr procession bids

    A team offered €14,000 for the privilege' of carrying the statue of Sta Marija in Sunday evening's procession in Mgarr (Malta). Bids were received by the parish priest in a traditional auction-like event held in the shadow of the church at the...

  • Cash, cameras stolen from BirdLife office

    Cash, cameras stolen from BirdLife office

    Cash and cameras were stolen by a burglar or burglars who broke into the BirdLife Malta office in Ta' Xbiex on Saturday/Sunday night. The police are investigating and have seized footage from the CCTV system installed on the premises. The NGO said...

  • Couple in trouble after al fresco fling

    Couple in trouble after al fresco fling

    Two Ukraine holidaymakers were conditionally discharged on Sunday after they stripped and engaged in sexual acts in public. Magistrate Joe Mifsud ordered the names of the accused not to be published, and urged the couple, a 33-year-old man and his...

  • Woman behind bars after police sting operation

    Woman behind bars after police sting operation

    A 29-year-old woman was remanded in custody on Sunday after police told a court how they had used a decoy package of cannabis in a sting operation. Mandy Cassar, of Madliena, was charged with importing cannabis grass. Magistrate Joe Mifsud, heard...

  • Search operation ends in Genoa, bridge death toll rises to 43

    Search operation ends in Genoa, bridge death toll rises to 43

    The search operation for those missing after a motorway bridge collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa ended overnight after the last three bodies were found, bringing the official death toll to 43. A 200-metre section of the Morandi bridge...

  • Government working on sending cow farm migrants back to Italy

    Government working on sending cow farm migrants back to Italy

    The government is working on sending back to Italy the migrants who were found living in inhumane conditions on a cow farm last week, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on Sunday morning. Speaking during a question and answer session on One radio,...

  • Hungarian match kickoff delayed by wedding ring removal

    Hungarian match kickoff delayed by wedding ring removal

    The kickoff of Friday's Hungarian league match between Debrecen and MTK Budapest was delayed by seven minutes as the home side's defender Erik Cikos was unable to remove his wedding ring. All items of jewellery, including rings, necklaces and...

  • Migrants leave for Norway, others still stuck in Malta waiting for an EU lifeline

    Migrants leave for Norway, others still stuck in Malta waiting for an EU lifeline

    Some of the migrants who arrived in Malta on the rescue vessel the MV Lifeline in June are still being held at a reception centre but the relocation process is ongoing. A group left for Norway on Saturday night.  France, Luxembourg, the...

  • The oldest house in Birkirkara's Main Street faces demolition

    The oldest house in Birkirkara's Main Street faces demolition

    The oldest surviving house in Main Street (Triq il-Kbira), Birkirkara, an Urban Conservation Area, is in imminent danger of being destroyed. Prof. Mario Buhagiar, of the University's Department of Art and Art History writes in The Sunday Times of...

  • €110,000 Balluta beach project might not survive the winter

    €110,000 Balluta beach project might not survive the winter

    The ‘experimental’ Balluta Bay sand nourishment project has cost taxpayers over €100,000 but this investment might go down the drain as there is a distinct possibility of the beach disappearing completely in winter. The authorities are monitoring...

  • Denied Swiss citizenship after refusing handshake

    Denied Swiss citizenship after refusing handshake

    A Muslim couple have been denied Swiss citizenship after they refused to shake hands with people of the opposite sex during their interview, the BBC reported. Officials said the decision was taken because of the couple's failure to integrate and...

  • Watch: Flamingo succumbs to injuries after power lines rescue

    Watch: Flamingo succumbs to injuries after power lines rescue

    Updated 12.26pm -  A Flamingo that was rescued from power lines near Popeye's village on Saturday-Sunday night has died as a result of its injuries. The big bird got entangled in the power lines and was brought down and handed to BirdLife Malta by...

  • Series of quakes rocks Indonesia's Lombok, causing panic

    Series of quakes rocks Indonesia's Lombok, causing panic

    Updated 7.09pm - A series of quakes including a powerful 6.9 magnitude tremor struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok on Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, killing one person and causing others to rush out of buildings in panic. The...

  • Mrieħel high-rise project contributes to artistic fund

    Mrieħel high-rise project contributes to artistic fund

    The Mrieħel high-rise developers have presented evidence that a promised €50,000 contribution to a new artistic fund was in fact carried out as promised. Tumas Gasan holdings provided Times of Malta with a receipt for the €50,000 payment dated...

  • Colorado girls’ bodies stuffed in oil tanks

    Colorado girls’ bodies stuffed in oil tanks

    A Colorado father accused of killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters reportedly stuffed the girls' bodies in oil tanks on his employer's property.   Mourners gathered on Friday for a vigil outside the Colorado home Chris Watts once...