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  • Watch: 150 years of the Good Friday procession in Mosta

    Watch: 150 years of the Good Friday procession in Mosta

    Several Good Friday processions were held in towns and villages across Malta and Gozo. Many people watched and took photos with others joining in the prayers as participants in Biblical costumes, brass bands and others carried statues representing...

  • Bangladesh girl burned to death on teacher's order

    Bangladesh girl burned to death on teacher's order

    A schoolgirl was burned to death in Bangladesh on the orders of her head teacher after she reported him for sexually harassing her, police said Friday. The death of 19-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi last week sparked protests across the South Asian...

  • Huawei project similar to that considered in Malta had security issues

    Huawei project similar to that considered in Malta had security issues

    A BBC Panorama documentary last week revealed how controversial Chinese telecommunications giants Huawei installed potential backdoors into a mass surveillance ‘Safe City’ project in Pakistan, to the surprise of authorities where the technology...

  • Indian man amputates finger after voting for wrong party

    Indian man amputates finger after voting for wrong party

    An Indian man chopped off his index finger in desperation after voting for the wrong party in the country's national election. In a video that has gone viral on social media, Pawan Kumar said he became confused by the symbols on the electronic...

  • No cooking at €4m state-of-the-art kitchen at St Vincent de Paul

    No cooking at €4m state-of-the-art kitchen at St Vincent de Paul

    A new €4 million state-of-the-art kitchen inaugurated almost a year ago at St Vincent De Paul Residence has never been used to prepare meals for residents and staff, Times of Malta is informed. Instead, food is being supplied by contractor James...

  • Endgame in 'historic' 4-year Greek neo-Nazi party trial

    Endgame in 'historic' 4-year Greek neo-Nazi party trial

    A four-year-old bid to jail members of Greece's neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn accused of murder, billed as one of the most important trials in modern Greek history, could be nearing its conclusion. With a log of some 350 witnesses, more than 100...

  • Maltese professor had link to Russian troll factory

    Maltese professor had link to Russian troll factory

    Maltese professor Joseph Mifsud's "various Russian contacts" included a one-time employee of a Russian troll factory which ran social media campaigns designed to sow discord in the US, the Mueller report found.  The report, which looked into...

  • Athens installs first Alexander the Great statue - after 27-year delay

    Athens installs first Alexander the Great statue - after 27-year delay

    Athens on Friday installed its first Alexander the Great statue, a project mired in bureaucratic delays for nearly three decades. The 3,50-metre equestrian statue of a young Alexander, cast in bronze, was erected in central Athens opposite a...

  • Couple face death penalty after building floating home off Thai coast

    Couple face death penalty after building floating home off Thai coast

    An American bitcoin investor could face the death penalty after Thailand's navy accused him of violating the country's sovereignty by building a "seastead" home off the coast, which he insisted was simply in pursuit of a vision of "freedom". Chad...

  • 13 killed as church roof collapses in South Africa

    13 killed as church roof collapses in South Africa

    The roof of a church collapsed during mass near the eastern South African city of Durban, killing 13 people and injuring at least 16, officials said Friday. The accident happened on Thursday evening in the town of Dlangubo, north of Durban, after...

  • Maltese professor with ‘Russian dirt’ claims gave ‘inaccurate statements’ – Mueller report

    Maltese professor with ‘Russian dirt’ claims gave ‘inaccurate statements’ – Mueller report

    A Maltese professor who told the Trump campaign in April 2016 that Russia had “dirt” on Hillary Clinton in the form of “thousands of e-mails” gave “inaccurate statements” about the extent of his contact with former campaign advisor George...

  • UN begins evacuating refugees from Libya to Niger

    UN begins evacuating refugees from Libya to Niger

    The UN said Friday it had evacuated 163 refugees from war-ravaged Libya to neighbouring Niger, but more than 3,000 others were still trapped in detention centres affected by clashes. The move marked the first evacuation of refugees and migrants...

  • Various entities approach Development Bank for investment

    Various entities approach Development Bank for investment

    A number of public and private entities have already approached the Malta Development Bank to enquire about investment initiatives, with the bank stressing that its preferred model would be one that includes commercial banks. The entities proposed...

  • Extreme Easter: Flogging, crucifixions in Philippines

    Extreme Easter: Flogging, crucifixions in Philippines

    A man was nailed to a cross with up to 10 more to follow while barefoot men beat themselves with flails on Good Friday, in a blood-soaked display of religious fervour in the Philippines. Frowned upon by the Church, the ritual crucifixions and...

  • 'It's a witch hunt': Trump's brash fight against Mueller

    'It's a witch hunt': Trump's brash fight against Mueller

    President Donald Trump's strategist warned him not to fire FBI director James Comey. His advisors told him to stop tweeting about the Russia investigation. And his lawyers encouraged him to cooperate. Trump ignored them all, and could still claim...

  • Bangladesh teenager burned to death on teacher's order: police

    Bangladesh teenager burned to death on teacher's order: police

    A schoolgirl was burned to death in Bangladesh on the orders of her head teacher after she reported him for sexually harassing her, police said Friday. The death of 19-year-old Nusrat Jahan Rafi last week sparked protests across the South Asian...

  • Woman hurt after crashing into parked car

    Woman hurt after crashing into parked car

    Updated at 12.45pm A young woman from Attard was seriously injured after she crashed her car into a parked one. Her condition later improved, however. The 21-year-old was driving down Triq R. Caruana Dingli, San Ġwann, when she lost control of her...

  • Watch: Thousands join annual Puttinu walk

    Watch: Thousands join annual Puttinu walk

    Thousands of people once again set off the early hours of Good Friday morning to raise money for Puttinu by walking 22 kilometres from the Mellieħa Parish square. Participants were asked to donate a minimum of €10 in aid of Puttinu Cares for this...

  • Fairy lights - a stark reality for Victoria council

    Fairy lights - a stark reality for Victoria council

    A court has dismissed a claim by Victoria local council, Gozo, that it was not liable for an electricity bill for fairy lights installed on trees in its main square.  The council had sued Arms Ltd to insist it was not responsible for the...

  • Journalist shot dead in N.Ireland in 'terrorist incident'

    Journalist shot dead in N.Ireland in 'terrorist incident'

    Updated 6.30pm A journalist was shot dead during riots in Northern Ireland in what police Friday were treating as a terrorist incident following the latest upsurge in violence to shake the troubled region. "Lyra McKee was murdered during...

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