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  • Rare eagle believed to have been shot - BirdLife

    Rare eagle believed to have been shot - BirdLife

    A number of shots were fired near a roosting rare Short-Toed Eagle early this morning and the bird has not been seen since, BirdLife said. The bird, which was first sighted on Sunday afternoon, yesterday evening flew down to rest on rocks along...

  • Mossad goes public

    It used to be that if you wanted to join one of the world's most secretive espionage organisations you had to sneak into a foreign embassy, answer a cryptic newspaper ad or show up in a nondescript building in Tel Aviv to meet a shadowy...

  • Syrian used forged French passports

    Syrian used forged French passports

    A Syrian man was today given a one year jail term suspended for two years after he admitted to making use of false French passports to try to leave Malta illegally with his family. Nouri Mahmoud Said, 43, residing at the Hal Far migrants centre,...

  • Woman cleared of assaulting estranged husbnad

    Woman cleared of assaulting estranged husbnad

    A 34-year-old woman was today acquitted of assaulting her estranged husband when he went to pick up their children, after a court noted there was insufficient evidence. Magistrate Neville Camilleri heard how the woman, from Sliema, was charged...

  • Golden Harvest launches range of gluten free products

    Golden Harvest have invested €350,000 to build dedicated facilities to produce freshly made gluten free products at their factor in San Gwann. The products will be in shops for the first time tomorrow. Speaking during a visit by Health...

  • Pope summons Mideast envoys to Rome over Islamist advance

    Pope summons Mideast envoys to Rome over Islamist advance

    Pope Francis, who has expressed alarm over the rise of Islamic State militants and the plight of Christians in the Middle East, has summoned his envoys in the region to a rare meeting to discuss a response to the crisis, the Vatican said. The Oct.

  • Man jailed five years for setting prison cell on fire

    Man jailed five years for setting prison cell on fire

    A Libyan inmate was jailed for five years for setting fire to a cell and trying to set fire to another at the prisons two years ago. Faiz Omar Elsallak, 45, was found guilty of setting fire to cell number 13 in Division 6 on March 4, 2012, and...

  • Live - Commissioner designate for migration highlights need for burden sharing

    Live - Commissioner designate for migration highlights need for burden sharing

      The need for member state solidarity when it came to burden sharing in migration was highlighted today by Migration Commissioner Designate Dimitris Avramopoulos in his presentation to the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home...

  • Death penalty for train rape killer

    Death penalty for train rape killer

    A Thai court has sentenced a man to death after convicting him of raping a 13-year-old girl on an overnight train, killing her and then throwing her body out of the window. The brutal murder committed by a railway employee in July sparked an...

  • Not-so-quick sketch

    A rare sketchbook by US artist Grant Wood dating from 1929 is back in its home art gallery in Davenport, Iowa, after it went missing from a museum about 50 years ago. The 100-page sketchbook signed by Wood, the painter of American Gothic, is again...

  • New site for Mater Dei hospital expansion identified, plans submitted to Mepa

    New site for Mater Dei hospital expansion identified, plans submitted to Mepa

    A new site within the Mater Dei precincts has been identified for hospital expansion and plans have already been submitted to the Malta Environment and Planning Authority, Parliamentary Secretary Chris Fearne said this morning. Speaking on One...

  • Inspired ride

    Inspired ride

    Inspire Foundation clients who suffer from some form of intellectual disability were treated to a ride of a lifetime in two beautiful flame-red Ferraris yesterday. Organised by the Ferrari Club in Malta, they were surprised by the stunning rides...

  • US hospital monitors patient for Ebola

    A US hospital has isolated a patient who is showing signs of having the Ebola virus. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas said the patient's symptoms and travel history suggest they may have Ebola, the virus that has killed more than 3,000...

  • Wartime memorabilia collection launched

    Military and history buffs were in for a special treat this weekend when a memorabilia collection of items related to battles which have dominated the past century were presented to the public for the first time at the Enigma Foundation premises,...

  • 73 grooms, 32 brides aged 60+ tied the knot last year

    73 grooms, 32 brides aged 60+ tied the knot last year

    Nearly a fourth of Malta’s population are aged 60 or over, according to the National Statistics Office. In a statement issued on the occasion of the United Nations International Day of Older Persons, being celebrated tomorrow on the theme “Leaving...

  • Fresh tremors fear at Mount Ontake

    Fresh tremors fear at Mount Ontake

    Increased seismic activity has raised concerns about the possibility of another eruption at a Japanese volcano where 36 people were killed last week, forcing rescuers to suspend plans to try to recover at least two dozen bodies near the...

  • Budding row

    The manager of Zola Budd's South African running club said the former Olympic athlete will take authorities to court after they disqualified her from an age-category prize in a marathon. Hooters Athletics Club manager Ray de Vries said 48-year-old...

  • Sealing off of Europe’s land borders leading to more migrant boat journeys - Amnesty

    Sealing off of Europe’s land borders leading to more migrant boat journeys - Amnesty

    Malta is being requested by Amnesty International to employ a broader definition of distress at sea aimed at maximising the protection of life. In a report “Lives Adrift: Refugees and Migrants in peril in the Central Mediterranean”, Amnesty states...

  • Hong Kong protesters set deadline

    Hong Kong protesters set deadline

    Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have set a Wednesday deadline for a response from the government to meet their demands for reforms after spending another night blocking streets in an unprecedented show of civil disobedience. A brief...

  • Mosta road works

    Triq Valletta in Mosta sill become one lane due to trenching works being carried out in Triq il-Pantar and Triq Valletta in Mosta between tomorrow and Saturday, Transport Malta said. The authority said that, as a result, vehicular traffic headed...