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  1. ‘Bus driver held us hostage for 45 minutes’

    Commuters were “held hostage” by an angry bus driver for nearly 45 minutes yesterday after a passenger threatened to report him for using his mobile phone while driving. “He locked the doors and wouldn’t let us off. He screamed at me, hurling...

  2. Polish girl, 18, died from untreated bowel infection

    A polish language student who was found dead in a hotel room yesterday had suffered Septicemia following an untreated bowel infection, an autopsy established today. The girl, 18, had been complaining of bowel problems for a number of days. She was...

  3. Maltese tongue twister is a challenge in London

    A traditional Maltese tongue twister proved quite a challenge for Britons and a few Maltese expatriates in London as this footage uploaded on Youtube shows.    

  4. Church investigating sex abuse claims against priest

    The church is investigating sexual abuse claims made by a woman against a priest who is due to appear in court to face criminal proceedings over the allegations. A spokesman for the church said the matter was being investigated by the Church's...

  5. Director of Chinese factory held in exploitation, human trafficking probe

    The police have arrested the director of a Chinese-owned clothing firm as part of an investigating into exploitation of workers and human trafficking. The man, who is Chinese, was arrested yesterday and it is understood that the police raided...

  6. Mallia warns of disciplinary action against those leaking police information

    Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia this evening warned that police officers who leaked information which was given to them by virtue of their appointment could face disciplinary action. He made his warning when winding up the debate on a Bill...

  7. Thieves targeting electricity cables for the copper

    Tens of households have ended up without power over the past few weeks, sparking an intensive police investigation into the theft of live overhead electricity cables. The cables have been cut away and stolen from a number of places in the south,...

  8. Power lifting champion accuses police chief of sitting on report

    A power lifting champion has accused the acting Police Commissioner of failing to investigate a report he filed five months ago involving threats by a member of the police force. Francis Spiteri, 65, who is a World and European Power Lifting...

  9. Malta-Gozo bridge/tunnel studies broadened to include 'other alternatives'

    The studies into the possibility of having a bridge or a tunnel to link Malta and Gozo have been widened to include other alternatives, Gozo Minister Anton Refalo told Nationalist MP Chris Said in reply to a parliamentary question. Dr Said had...

  10. A third world war ‘would hardly reduce population’

    Australian study suggests there is no stopping population growth, leading to less sustainability by 2100 unless nations implement effective strategies A planet-wide conflict that claimed as many lives as the first two world wars combined would...