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  1. George Abela appointed MFA honorary president

    Former President George Abela was today named honorary president of the Malta Football Association - which he headed before involving himself in politics. The decision was taken at a meeting of the MFA Council this afternoon. A proposal for his...

  2. CHALLENGE(ING) TIMES

    The representatives of probably the most law-abiding segment of the population, the federated coven of conservationist bird killers, have successfully piloted what is generally referred to as a "challenge" against the police. From my limited...

  3. MSE Share Index up 0.6% as 4 equities rise

    The MSE Share Index this morning recovered from its two-day negative performance, as it edged 0.6% higher to 3,374.883 points as four equities closed higher. Bank of Valletta plc advanced by 1% to the €2.10 level on volumes of 18,236 shares with...

  4. Maltese injured in Libya explosion, flown home

    A Maltese who was injured in a blast in Libya has been flown to Malta and is recovering at Mater Dei Hospital. He suffered leg fractures when a bomb exploded close to his house, and was flown back to Malta yesterday, Mario Cutajar, head of the...

  5. 150 migrants feared dead after boat sinks

    Some 150 migrants are feared to have died when their boat sank about 100km off the Libyan coast, the Libyan coastguard has reported. The boat is believed to have sailed from Garabulli on Sunday. The coastguard was alerted when a number of corpses...

  6. Vella beaten to bronze medal

    Adam Vella suffered the same fate as his wrestling partner David Galea as this afternoon he was beaten to the third place and a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games 61kgs category contest in Glasgow. Vella qualified after a 5-0 win in a bout...

  7. Iraqi militias execute, hang 15 people

    Shi'ite militia forces executed 15 Sunni Muslims and then hung them by electricity poles in a public square in a town northeast of Baghdad today, police said. A police officer at the scene in Baquba, a mixed Sunni and Shi'ite town 65 km (40 miles)...

  8. Man dies in 'cold water challenge'

    A man was killed and five others injured in Germany when a mechanical digger tipped over and hit them during a so-called 'cold water challenge', a dare that has been spreading on Facebook. Prosecutors said 11 members of a bowling club in...

  9. Pictures - German swimmer rescued in Xwejni Bay

    A German girl was rescued by helicopter this afternoon after she found herself in difficulties while swimming off Xwjeni Bay in Gozo. The teenager was unable to return to shore but was able to seek shelter in a cave  below a low cliff. A rescuer...

  10. MAM: Casualties from Libya 'must be contained'

    MAM, the doctors' union, said today that while it was generally not against Malta treating a limited number of casualties from Libya, numbers must be contained not to comprise the local service. It said that handling a limited number of...