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  • Man cleared of breaking aunt's arm after she threw urine at him

    Man cleared of breaking aunt's arm after she threw urine at him

    A man was today acquitted of breaking his aunt’s arm after she threw a bowl of urine at him during an argument. Terence Zahra, 30, of Marsascala, was charged with seriously injuring Maria Liberata Gatt in September 2012, after they argued about...

  • Updated: Government reacts to Opposition claims on corruption

    The government has not yet appointed a new Permanent Commission Against Corruption to replace the old one the term of which expired in November, the Nationalist Party said. It said this was in spite of the Prime Minister’s promise to halt...

  • Fifth of deaths in Gaza are now of children

    Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza has pushed up the death toll of children and civilians, while the number of displaced people has risen to more than 100,000, according to an NGO on the ground in the Palestinian territory. Over the past 12 days,...

  • Chamber expected reform over appointment of judge

    Chamber expected reform over appointment of judge

    The Chamber of Advocates said it would have expected the government to follow the proposals made by the Justice Reform Commission on the appointment of judges when selecting former Labour MP Wenzu Mintoff for the post. The commission had proposed...

  • Mount Carmel patient was not assaulted but force was used, board concludes

    Mount Carmel patient was not assaulted but force was used, board concludes

    Force was used to control a Mount Carmel hospital patient who complained he was fed up of watching Labour’s television station, a board set up to investigate the matter has established. The board, however, found no evidence of assault but...

  • Fallen angel

    Fallen angel

    A statue of an angel in Msida has fallen off its pedestal, crashing to the ground. A reader took the photo above at around 2pm. He said the pedestal did not seem to have been hit and it was more likely that the statue was thrown off by the wind...

  • Witness in murder case warned against committing perjury

    Witness in murder case warned against committing perjury

    A witness who overheard a convicted murderer boasting about taking part in a botched robbery during which a man was killed, was this afternoon warned about committing perjury as he testified against two men who are pleading not guilty of the...

  • Chamber presents economic vision with 52 recommendations for Malta

    Chamber presents economic vision with 52 recommendations for Malta

    The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry has issued its economic vision for Malta, making 52 specific recommendations which it said politicians would have to tackle sooner or later. The document is also designed to guide investors...

  • PM calls for EU sanctions on Russia

    PM calls for EU sanctions on Russia

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat today called for EU sanctions on Russia. He said during an interview on CNN that the “EU certainly needs to act by the end of this week to impose further sanctions on Russia”. Dr Muscat was being interviewed on The...

  • Increase in full- and part-time employment

    Increase in full- and part-time employment

    Registered full-time employment increased by 3.3 per cent in February compared with the same month last year, part-time primary jobs by 5.8 per cent, according to the National Statistics Office. The NSO said administrative data provided by the...

  • Autopsies show migrants died on lower deck

    Autopsies show migrants died on lower deck

    Twenty-nine migrants who fled Libya drowned in the lower deck of their boat, autopsies carried out on the majority of the corpses in Malta yesterday have indicated, according to sources. The victims, including one woman, were towed into port in...

  • Filipino in detention for permit 'mistake'

    Filipino in detention for permit 'mistake'

    A Filipino man, who has been working legally in Malta for over a year, is being held in a detention centre after he was arrested for working without a permit following “a misunderstanding”, according to his new employer. Joseph Spiteri cannot...

  • PN celebrates Iftar

    The Nationalist Party yesterday celebrated Iftar, the breaking of the Ramadan fast during a reception for representatives of the Muslim community in Malta at the party headquarters in Pieta. Party leader Simon Busuttil said the PN had a vision for...

  • Report on escape from Mount Carmel seclusion ward out Monday

    Report on escape from Mount Carmel seclusion ward out Monday

    A patient at Mount Carmel Hospital escaped from the seclusion ward on July 5, Parliamentary Secretary for Health Chris Fearne confirmed in Parliament. Replying to a Parliamentary question by Claudio Grech (PN), Dr Fearne said the incident was...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says a Filipino man, who has been working legally in Malta for over a year, is being held in a detention centre after he was arrested forworking...

  • Film firm ordered to vacate Rinella

    Film firm ordered to vacate Rinella

    Malta’s iconic film facilities in Rinella, built in the 1970s, will be returned to the government after a nine-year court battle over unpaid rent which has left the Land Department out of pocket by €1.4 million. In a final decision by the Court of...

  • ‘No alarm’ over pensions, insists Finance Minister

    ‘No alarm’ over pensions, insists Finance Minister

    Finance Minister Edward Scicluna yesterday sought to allay concerns over the future of pensions and their sustainability, saying the situation was “not alarming”. Addressing a business breakfast on the subject, Prof. Scicluna acknowledged there...

  • Murdered man’s necklace missing

    Murdered man’s necklace missing

    A gold necklace that belonged to murdered taxi driver Matthew Zahra has disappeared after it was taken by the police as evidence, a police inspector said yesterday. Inspector Chris Pullicino informed Magistrate Josette Demicoli that the police...

  • ‘Freedom of expression violated’

    Malta Today editor Saviour Balzan and journalist James Debono filed a constitutional application claiming that their right to freedom of expression was violated when a court found them guilty of the defamation of former Mediterranean Conference...

  • Maltese workers back home from Libya

    Maltese workers back home from Libya

    About 70 mainly Maltese workers were yesterday flown in from Libya following the intervention of the Malta government, as the recent surge of violence brought the neighbouring country’s economy to a standstill. Their tickets were not covered by...