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  1. 'Swearing, shirtless' man allegedly punched policeman at St Julian's feast

    A 27-year-old Gżira man who allegedly assaulted a police officer at the St Julian's feast after being told to stop swearing was denied bail today.  Police allege that a shirtless, drunk and foul-mouthed Darren Grech insulted and then punched a...

  2. Watch: Marriage proposal in Valletta reaches dizzying heights

    Proposing over dinner might be one of the most common ways to ask for a woman's hand in marriage. Doing so suspended in the sky from a crane and strapped to a chair takes it to new heights. Frenchman Aurelien Besnard, 26, was ecstatic when his...

  3. 'I saw my son light up in a ball of flames'

    A mother stood in shock as she watched her five-year-old son engulfed in flames as a barbecue soaked him in flammable liquid. “My son was suddenly washed in the flammable solution that this person had tried to use to light his barbecue. I saw my...

  4. Octogenarian PhD graduate marches to her own beat

    A woman who lived through the war and received her doctorate aged 82 is publishing a book about everything that happened in between. “I wish that whoever picks up this book in 50 years’ time understands that, if a woman born before the war was...

  5. 'Cannabis medicine helped me to control pain'

    It took Peter Robbins nearly two years to overcome pain and walk again following a traffic accident – and he attributes his eventual recovery to the use of cannabis extracts. Mr Robbins moved to Malta in 2009, he embarked on building a new career...

  6. Drink-driving laws are set to be less tolerant

    The national drink-driving limit is set to be cut by a third as the government sobers up on boozy driving, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. A spokesman for the Office of the Prime Minister said the current limit of 0.8g of alcohol per litre...

  7. Watch: Buġibba divers return soggy purse to rightful owner one year on

    Update 3.58pm - Adds owner's comments If a thief pinched your purse, would you ever imagine it being returned to you, soggy but functional, a whole year later?   Scuba diver Raniero Borg and his daughter Martina were swimming along the sea floor...

  8. Watch: Is this one of the most bizarre goals ever scored?

    It was not one of Ronaldo's volleys, and neither was it one of Messi's mind-boggling manoeuvres, but an American high school student may well have scored one of the most spectacular goals ever seen.  The unbelievable goal was captured on camera as...

  9. Teen dies after getting love bite from girlfriend

    A teenager in Mexico City has died after a love bite from his girlfriend led to him suffering a stroke.  Julio Macias Gonzalez, 17, reportedly suffered convulsions shortly after he had returned from an evening with his 24-year-old girlfriend. He...

  10. Give workers all their public holidays back - GWU

    The General Workers' Union has appealed to the government to give workers back all public holidays which fell on a weekend, a measure that had been removed by the previous legislature. Presenting the GWU’s 2017 budget proposals, GWU general...

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