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  • Young flamingo targeted by hunters dies

    Young flamingo targeted by hunters dies

    The juvenile flamingo collected by police from Sliema last week died on Sunday morning from gunshot wounds, the Animal Rights Parliamentary Secretary has confirmed. Members of the public informed the police on September 11 that a flamingo had...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

      The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta and most of the other local newspaper lead with the government’s decision to ban a ship from Malta’s harbours over Ebola fears. Times of Malta also reports how a...

  • PN determined to be part of the country's future - Busuttil

    PN determined to be part of the country's future - Busuttil

     The Nationalist Party is determined to be part of Malta's history and has no option but to change and renew itself, leader Simon Busuttil said this evening. He said this was the party's ambition and his ambition too as he had promised when he was...

  • Worker grievously injured in unusual incident

    Worker grievously injured in unusual incident

    A mechanical fitter, 56 from Sta Venera, suffered grievous facial injuries this afternoon when he was hit by a jet of extremely cold steam. The incident happened in a factory in Kirkop while the man was carrying out an inspection of some...

  • Horror on the seas - People smugglers chopped the hands of migrant who held on to their boat

    Horror on the seas - People smugglers chopped the hands of migrant who held on to their boat

    Egyptian smugglers who rammed and capsized a migrant boat, killing hundreds of people, chopped the hands of an asylum seeker who clung to the vessel in a desperate bid to save himself, survivors told Times of Malta. In their first comments to the...

  • Updated - MEP presses commissioner-designate to change rules on migration

    Updated - MEP presses commissioner-designate to change rules on migration

    MEP Roberta Metsola has urged the EU Commissioner-Designate Dimitris Avramopoulos to deliver an equitable system of distribution of migrants among EU states and review the Dublin Regulation. She met Mr Avramopoulos during a sitting of the European...

  • Malta bars ship carrying suspected Ebola patient

    Malta bars ship carrying suspected Ebola patient

    A ship carrying at least one crew member suspected to have the deadly Ebola virus has been barred from entering Malta's harbours, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat revealed this afternoon. The patient was later taken off the ship in Sicily, nearly 24...

  • Car overturns in Marsa

    Car overturns in Marsa

    No one was injured when this car overturned in Aldo Moro Street, Marsa, this afternoon. The car was being driven towards Paola when the accident happened. The occupants managed to get out unaided. Picture - Etienne Hopkins -...

  • Wrongly-parked car causes Valletta traffic jam

    Wrongly-parked car causes Valletta traffic jam

    This wrongly-parked car at a corner of Melita Street caused a traffic snarl-up in Valletta this afternoon after a truck tried to drive past, hit some scaffolding at a building site and had to stop.

  • Editor's choice of your photos - September 18

    Editor's choice of your photos - September 18

    Email your photos to [email protected] and, should the editor select any of them, they will be published in a gallery like the one above. Preferably the photos should be landscape and at least 620 pixels wide. The photos will then be cropped...

  • National diabetes strategy to be launched

    National diabetes strategy to be launched

    A national diabetes strategy will be launched for consultation towards the end of the year, the Health Department said today. Reacting to a report released yesterday by Health Consumer Powerhouse, placing Malta in 26th place out of 30 countries,...

  • Man pleads not guilty to conspiring to traffic heroin

    A 35-year-old man from Nigeria was today remanded in custody after he pleaded not guilty to conspiring to traffic heroin. Kayode Kola Ogunleye pleaded not guilty to conspiring to traffic drugs, being in possession of the drugs in circumstances...

  • Policemen who caught stork shooter awarded certificate of merit

    Policemen who caught stork shooter awarded certificate of merit

    Senior Police Inspector Francis Micallef and PC533 Paul Sheehan were today awarded a certificate of merit for the role they played in the arrest of a 26-year-old hunter who they saw shoot down a protected white stork on Tuesday. The two officers...

  • Updated - iGaming company director charged with misappropriating players' funds

    Updated - iGaming company director charged with misappropriating players' funds

    An igaming company director has been granted bail against a deposit of €10,000 and personal guarantee of €10,000 after he pleaded not guilty to misappropriating €800,000 from players. Michael Zwi Oros, 33, of Sweden, a director of Everleaf Gaming...

  • Proposal to allow all shops to open on Sundays

    Proposal to allow all shops to open on Sundays

    All shops currently not allowed to open on Sunday will be allowed to do so between 6am and 5pm provided that they remain closed on another day chosen by shop owners, according to a document up for consultation. Speaking this morning, Economy...

  • Woman who lied about being sexually abused by her father ordered to do community service

    Woman who lied about being sexually abused by her father ordered to do community service

    The young woman who admitted making up sex allegations against her father was today placed under probation for three years and ordered to do 100 hours of community service. Leanne Camilleri repeatedly lied about being sexually abused by her...

  • Internet broadband subscriptions up 5.5%

    Internet broadband subscriptions grew by 5.5 per cent reaching 148,411 in this year's second quarter. The National Statistics Office said high speed internet connections exceeding 10Mbps advanced by 18.1 per cent, reaching 136,068. In contrast,...

  • Marriage of cohabitees by Pope 'is no big news'

    Marriage of cohabitees by Pope 'is no big news'

    The marriage of 20 cohabiting couples at the Vatican on Sunday may have been viewed as a sign of a papal shift by many Church observers but two top clergymen in Malta believe this is “no big news”. Auxiliary Bishop Charles Scicluna and theologian...

  • Independence celebrations programme launched

    The visit to Malta by Prince William, a spectacle of synchronised performances along Grand Harbour and an audio visual on independence projected are the highlights of Malta’s 50th anniversary celebrations, being organised by the Fondazzjoni...

  • Prince William to replace Duchess of Cambridge on Malta visit

    Prince William to replace Duchess of Cambridge on Malta visit

    Prince William will be visiting Malta this weekend for the 50th anniversary celebrations of independence from Britain, Kensington Palace announced this morning. He will be visiting the island instead of his wife Kate Middleton, the Duchess of...