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  1. Hunters should enjoy same rights as other EU citizens - Yes campaign

    The hunting lobby this afternoon urged voters to vote ‘yes’ in the forthcoming referendum to allow spring hunting, arguing that Maltese hunters should enjoy the same rights as other EU citizens. Addressing an event at Mellieha, Sylvana Zarb...

  2. Thousands of voting documents still uncollected - Shout campaign

    Thousands of voting documents were still uncollected and the spring hunting out (Shout) campaign this afternoon encouraged people who had not yet collected theirs to do so and use it to overcome egoism. Speaking during a family feast at the Chalet...

  3. Man dies after freak fall in Zurrieq

    A 21 year-old man from Zurrieq, Justin Pace, died this afternoon after falling in the area known as Fuq il-Gibjun (Nigret) in his home town. The police said the accident happened at 4pm. The man, who was with friends, allegedly lost his balance,...

  4. Boko Haram attack in Nigeria as voting goes on

    Suspected Boko Haram extremists have attacked polling stations and destroyed election material in two north-eastern towns as Nigerians continue to vote. Fleeing residents said scores of the extremists are advancing on Nigeria's north-eastern city...

  5. Two men injured in accidents

    A 24-year-old man was grievously injured this afternoon when the Yamaha he was riding collided with a Toyota Hilux that was being driven by a 64-year-old man from Cirkewwa. The accident happened in Triq il-Marfa, Mellieha at 12.20pm. In another...

  6. IS beheads eight Shias in Syria

    A new video released by Islamic State (IS) shows its fighters cutting off the heads of eight men said to be Shia Muslims. The video posted on social media said the eight men were beheaded in the central Syrian province of Hama. The men, wearing...

  7. Angelina Jolie delivers empowerment message

    The traditional green slime flowed at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in California - but it was Angelina Jolie's message of empowerment for youngsters that stuck. Jolie, who has sought to inspire women with public candour about her own...

  8. Gozo Minister in hospital

    Gozo Minister Anton Refalo is at Mater Dei Hospital having reportedly suffered heart problems. He was initially admitted to Gozo hospital and then transferred to Malta for medical investigations. His condition is not thought to be serious. 

  9. Sarkozy wins French local elections; far right makes limited gains

    The far-right National Front (FN) made only limited gains in French local elections won by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy's conservatives yesterday. Sarkozy's UMP and its allies will take over 66-70 departements, up from 41, while the ruling...

  10. Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta says there are plans for a big reform in vocational education. The Malta Independent reports that John Dalli had claimed that Simon Busuttil helped orchestrate his...

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