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  • Price of fuel in Malta cheaper than European average - PL

    The Labour Party said today that European Commission statistics confirmed that the price of fuel in Malta was cheaper than the European average. Petrol cost 13c less than the European average and some seven European countries were paying more for...

  • Miss Piggy and Kermit break up ahead of new ABC Muppets show

    Miss Piggy and Kermit break up ahead of new ABC Muppets show

    Yet another Hollywood power couple bit the dust on Tuesday as Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog announced their separation, conveniently setting a new dynamic for the upcoming "The Muppets" television show. In a joint statement posted online, the...

  • Fisherman rescued

    Fisherman rescued

    A fisherman was today airlifted by an Armed Forces of Malta helicopter after he lost consciousness while at sea about 11 nautical miles east of Malta. The elderly man was given first aid and airlifted to the Italian Air Force AB 212 helicopter,...

  • GWU asks Air Malta workers to only listen to what it had to say

    The General Workers' Union has appealed to its members at Air Malta to only listen to what it had to say and ignore statements made by others for ulterior aims. It said it was willing to cooperate with the government for the airline to be saved as...

  • Opposition leader files application for libel cases to be heard with urgency

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil has filed an application in court for the five libel cases he filed against the GWU's and the Labour Party's media to be heard with urgency. He said he wanted the cases to be heard quickly because he was not afraid...

  • Cycling the length of Great Britain to raise funds for Inspire

    Cycling the length of Great Britain to raise funds for Inspire

    Hilary Galea-Lauri, is to embark on a 1,600-kilometre journey from Land's End to John o' Groats ('LEJOG') in England aiming to raise more than €10,000 for Inspire Foundation - an NGO he fervently supports. The distance is the traversal of the...

  • Cecil the lion death: Zimbabwean trial of guide postponed

    Cecil the lion death: Zimbabwean trial of guide postponed

    The trial of a professional hunter who helped an American kill a popular lion named Cecil in an allegedly illegal hunt in Zimbabwe has been postponed to September 28. Theo Bronkhorst appeared in a court in Hwange town, where he faces charges of...

  • 73 new species recorded in Maltese waters

    73 new species recorded in Maltese waters

    A total of 61 authenticated alien species and another five unconfirmed ones were recorded in Maltese waters by the end of last year, according to an extensive survey Julian Evans, Jacqueline Barbara and Patrick J Schembri, from the university’s...

  • New light on the brain

    New light on the brain

    Two prominent neuroscientists recently conducted a seminar on sleep, epilepsy and strokes. Kim Dalli gets the low-down on research into the most complex organ – the brain. A way to block epilepsy Vincenzo Crunelli from Cardiff University...

  • Joseph Muscat is hostage to corrupt cliques - Beppe Fenech Adami

    Joseph Muscat is hostage to corrupt cliques - Beppe Fenech Adami

    The Nationalist Party has reiterated its call for action by the government following the Judge Michael Mallia inquiry, which found serious irregularities and law breaches by former and current members of the police force. Addressing a press...

  • How odd! Police not taking even-handed approach to burglary inquiries

    Attempted break-ins at odd-numbered houses were not fully investigated by one police force as part of an experiment to look at ways of saving money. Leicestershire Police said the three-month pilot was launched earlier this year to see whether...

  • Five traffic fatalities in second quarter

    Five traffic fatalities in second quarter

    There were five traffic fatalities in the second quarter this year, the National Statistics Office said. It said the number of reported traffic accidents in the second quarter reached 3,910, three per cent more than in the same quarter last...

  • ‘Performers need professional contracts’

    ‘Performers need professional contracts’

    Actors and directors need greater representation and professional contracts to ensure that new guidelines on sex and nudity during performances are given weight, according to leading figures in the performing arts industry. “Being naked and...

  • Ronaldo pranks Madrid with homeless stunt

    Ronaldo pranks Madrid with homeless stunt

    Disguised with a wig, fake beard, sunglasses and a fat suit under scruffy clothes, footballer Cristiano Ronaldo takes to the streets of Madrid as a tramp armed with a football, a chair, a dog and a donation box. In a video posted on YouTube, he is...

  • No action over waste on Gozo heritage trail

    No action over waste on Gozo heritage trail

    Material dumped in the middle of a heritage trail in Gozo continues to block a path, making it inaccessible to tourists and locals seven months after the authorities were alerted. The heritage trail is promoted by Eco Gozo to showcase the natural...

  • National health service under 'unprecedented strain' - nurses' union

    National health service under 'unprecedented strain' - nurses' union

    The national health service is under unprecedented strain that was being felt not only by patients and their relatives but also by nurses and other members of the healthcare team, the nurses' union (MUMN) said today. In a letter to the Health...

  • Whale guided to open water after swimming into Buenos Aires dock

    Whale guided to open water after swimming into Buenos Aires dock

    The whale that made a surprise visit to a fancy dock area in Buenos Aires is guided to open water. Jennifer Davis reports.

  • Timelapse footage of Toronto storm that caused power cut for thousands

    Timelapse footage of Toronto storm that caused power cut for thousands

    Time-lapse footage captures a storm in Canada that knocked out power for nearly 50,000 people. Jennifer Davis reports.

  • Is this family cooler than yours?

    Is this family cooler than yours?

    Brian Christopher Mifsud came to Malta from Toronto in Canada with another 20 family members last month and created a family music video to prove that his family is cooler than yours. The family, who have Maltese roots, came to Malta to see the...

  • Barricades making Coast Road safer

    Barricades making Coast Road safer

    Plastic barricades topped with lights have been placed along the broken white line on the Coast Road to prevent motorists from overtaking, following two head-on collisions within two days. A Transport Malta spokesman told the Times of Malta that...