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  1. AFM rescues 13 divers, three sailors, in separate incidents

    The Armed Forces of Malta evacuated several persons who found themselves in difficulty early this afternoon in two separate incidents. Three crew members of a Togo registered bunkering barge, which was in distress off the coast of Malta were...

  2. New corporate identity for Valletta 2018 Foundation

    The Valletta 2018 Foundation launched a new corporate identity. The foundation said this development enforced the shift from Valletta being a candidate city to one that was developing a strong cultural programme leading to 2018 and beyond. The...

  3. New database helps establish breast cancer risks

    A web-based database which will help doctors assess a person's risk of developing breast cancer has been launched at Mater Dei Hospital. Parliamentary Secretary Chris Fearne said the project builds a health profile of the patient on the basis of...

  4. Trading volumes dwindle to two-week low

    Trading volumes on the local equity market dwindled to a two-week low as only €72,689 worth of shares changed hands during this morning’s session with the share index easing by a further 0.1 per cent 3,355.643 points. Today’s decline in the local...

  5. Updated: No one injured in fire at Solana Hotel

    No one was injured in a fire at a second storey guest room at the Solana Hotel in Borg Olivier Street, Mellieha at around 2.45pm. However, a number of people had to be treated for smoke inhalation. The fire was controlled within minutes by Solana...

  6. Migrants dodge French police, try to enter Britain

    French police at the port city of Calais struggle to stop irregular migrants from going to Britain. The migrants sneak into trucks bound for the ferries. Yiming Woo reports.

  7. Updated: Ottawa suspect's mother 'sorry'

    (Adds full text of mother's e-mail) The mother of the man identified as Ottawa gunman has said she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son. Susan Bibeau said she did not know what to say to those hurt in the attack. "Can you ever...

  8. Alfred Sant explains reservations to vote for EU general Budget

    MEP Alfred Sant voted in favour of a motion about the European Union’s general budget for next year with a number of reservations. He said in an explanation that in the execution of the EU budget and the use of Union funds, a basic principle of...

  9. Romanian Presidential elections

    Romanians in Malta may vote in the upcoming Presidential elections. Voting will take place at the Honorary Consulate of Romania, 60 South Street Valletta on November 2 and 16 between 7am and 9pm.

  10. Intercontinental Hotel gets go ahead to go higher, former Giorgiani Hotel to be rebuilt

    The Intercontinental Hotel in St Julian’s will be getting an additional three storeys after the planning authority this afternoon gave the development its blessing. The hotel is the first to benefit from the new height policy, through which the...