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  • Two people dead following shooting in central Zurich

    Two people dead following shooting in central Zurich

    Two people are dead after a shooting in Switzerland's biggest city, police said. Officers in Zurich said the situation is under control after passers-by reported hearing shots near the central train station. One person was found dead. A second...

  • Nutella discounts could cost French supermarket chain €350,000

    Nutella discounts could cost French supermarket chain €350,000

    A French supermarket chain could be fined up to €350,000 after competition investigators found that it broke rules with its insane discounts on products like Nutella. The 70 percent discounts at the end of January led to tumults among shoppers...

  • Three admit to child pornography charges

    Three admit to child pornography charges

    Three men admitted to child pornography charges in court on Friday, pleading guilty just before courtroom proceedings were set to get underway.  The men were among seven arraigned last Tuesday after they were arrested by the police vice squad, who...

  • Għarb residents face 'attempted suicide' following PA fireworks factory decision, warns council

    Għarb residents face 'attempted suicide' following PA fireworks factory decision, warns council

    A Planning Authority decision to pave the way for a new fireworks factory in Għarb rides roughshod over locals' wishes and leaves them facing "attempted suicide", the town's local council has said.  "Farmers are being forced to abandon their...

  • Blood samples at centre of drink-driving involuntary homicide cast in doubt

    Blood samples at centre of drink-driving involuntary homicide cast in doubt

    Blood samples taken from a young driver who stands accused of the involuntary homicide of his 22-year old friend in a drunk-driving accident three years ago in Nadur have been cast in doubt by the defence. Terence Tanti, the 24-year old driver,...

  • Texas, Alabama halt executions, Florida puts inmate to death

    Texas, Alabama halt executions, Florida puts inmate to death

    Texas Governor Greg Abbott commuted the death sentence of a convicted murderer less than an hour before he was set to be executed on Thursday, after the death row inmate's family begged for mercy and won a rare clemency recommendation. Florida...

  • Syrian nun recounts near-death experience

    Syrian nun recounts near-death experience

    A Syrian nun who narrowly escaped one of the deadliest days in Damascus this week, is on her way to Malta to provide a first-hand account of the devastation left by a conflict that has been raging for seven years. On Tuesday, the skies turned...

  • Woman's fake detergent scheme took investors to the cleaners, court told

    Woman's fake detergent scheme took investors to the cleaners, court told

    A married couple handed an unemployed woman €35,000 to invest in a detergent business that did not exist, they told a court.  The couple were among various people who took the witness stand to describe how they had been tricked out of their money...

  • Property Fund investors awarded €3.4 million damages

    Property Fund investors awarded €3.4 million damages

    Updated at 3.40pm - Adds government statement Four hundred investors in a Bank of Valletta property fund have been awarded €3.4 million plus interest by the financial arbiter. The case goes back to 2012, when the fund - which was launched in 2005...

  • Entry to 30 homes in Pembroke blocked after works stopped abruptly

    Entry to 30 homes in Pembroke blocked after works stopped abruptly

    Extensive flooding in common parts, after maintenance work at a Pembroke complex stopped abruptly, barred over 30 families from accessing their apartments through the main doors. Venting their anger and frustration about the “unbearable...

  • 175,000 bought goods online in 2017

    175,000 bought goods online in 2017

    Clothes and sports goods remained the most popular items purchased by Maltese internet shoppers in 2017, followed by holiday and travel services. However, the largest increase in online sales was registered in household goods, films and...

  • Ex-parliamentary secretary is given another direct order

    Ex-parliamentary secretary is given another direct order

    Former planning parliamentary secretary Deborah Schembri was given a direct order, worth just short of €30,000, in addition to a €126,000-contract for services to the Planning Authority. According to data tabled in parliament earlier this week, Dr...

  • Deficit in January of €13.1 million

    Deficit in January of €13.1 million

    The government registered a deficit of €13.1 million in January, according to the National Statistics Office. Compared to the same month last year, recurrent revenue increased by €21.9 million whereas total expenditure went up by €19.1 million.

  • Snow falls in Morocco for the first time in decades

    Snow falls in Morocco for the first time in decades

    Bitter cold and exceptionally heavy snow have beleaguered parts of Morocco this winter, disrupting schools, closing national highways - and delighting residents in cities where it had not snowed for decades. The effects are starkest in the north...

  • Parents charged with torturing 13 children due in court

    Parents charged with torturing 13 children due in court

    A California couple charged with torturing their children by starving, beating and shackling them are due in court on Friday. David and Louse Turpin are scheduled to appear in a courtroom in Riverside for a conference about their case. They have...

  • Thai traffic victim flown back for burial

    Thai traffic victim flown back for burial

    The body of Alfred Balzan, who was killed in a traffic collision in Thailand, arrived back in Malta on Thursday. The 78-year-old man was riding a Honda Wave motorbike in the northern town of Phitsanulok when he was hit by a woman driving an Isuzu...

  • ERA proposes new measures to protect trees from harmful activities

    ERA proposes new measures to protect trees from harmful activities

    New regulations and guidelines have been proposed by the Environment and Resources Authority (ERA) to protect trees from construction works and other potentially harmful activities. The documents, which are open for public consultation until March...

  • Restorer’s last ditch attempt to spare historic buildings from demolition

    Restorer’s last ditch attempt to spare historic buildings from demolition

    A restoration architect has written to Culture Minister Owen Bonnici pleading withhim to save various historic buildings which have been earmarked for demolition to make way for large scale developments. Edward Said, who is also the founder of the...

  • PN councillor in Marsascala resigns from party

    PN councillor in Marsascala resigns from party

    Charlot Cassar has resigned from the Nationalist Party but said he would continue to serve in the Marsascala council as an independent councillor. "My primary duty is to be fair and just with the people that I serve. To do that, my primary loyalty...

  • Size does matter - for monkeys

    Size does matter - for monkeys

    Male monkeys with large noses have more females in their harems - proving that size does matter, according to a team of scientists. Researchers studying proboscis monkeys in Malaysia found that males with exaggerated masculine traits, such as big...