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  • Executions resume after massacre

    Executions resume after massacre

    Authorities in Pakistan have hanged two convicted militants in the first executions following the reinstatement of the death penalty in the wake of this week's Peshawar school massacre. Two officials and Pakistan's state television said the...

  • Updated: Woman dies in traffic accident

    Updated: Woman dies in traffic accident

    A 76-year-old woman from Attard died this evening when she was hit by a car in Victor Vassalli Street, Attard. The police said the woman was walking on the pavement with a 70-year-old woman, also from Attard, when she was hit by a Toyota Vitz that...

  • No winners for Grand Lottery jackpot

    No one won the first prize of the Grand Lottery, drawn today, taking next week’s jackpot to €920,000. This will follow the Super Five jackpot on Wednesday, which has a €1.5 million prize. The Grand Lottery’s winning numbers were 2 8 • 9 3 0 9 9.

  • Hundreds of migrants scramble to cross razor wire fence into Spain

    Hundreds of migrants scramble to cross razor wire fence into Spain

    Around 200 Africans try to cross the fence separating Morocco from a Spanish enclave, in the third mass attempt this week by Africans trying to make their way into Europe. Mana Rabiee reports.

  • Woman recounts how she was punched and grounded in racial attack

    Woman recounts how she was punched and grounded in racial attack

    A woman recounted to a court today how she was punched and grounded by a man who hated “blacks” as she was waiting to cash a cheque in Bugibba. Faith Jezz Mohammed, was testifying in the compilation of evidence against Joseph Apap, 43, from St...

  • Eden Group present €2,000 to Millennium Chapel

    Eden Group present €2,000 to Millennium Chapel

    The Eden Leisure Group has donated €2,000 to Millennium Chapel director Fr Hilary Tagliaferro in a bid to lend a helping hand after some €700 were stolen in a break-in at the chapel in Paceville a few days ago. An unknown person or persons forced...

  • Petition for disabled persons not to remain in employment 'deplorable'

    The Parliamentary Secretariat for the Rights of Disabled Persons, the National Commission for Persons with Disability and the National Focal Point for the Rights of Persons with Disability jointly condemned the actions of “an irresponsible person”...

  • Fitch confirms BOV’s stable outlook - bank's loan quality deteriorated

    Fitch confirms BOV’s stable outlook - bank's loan quality deteriorated

    Fitch Ratings today affirmed the long-term credit rating (issuer default rating IDR) and viability rating (VR) of Bank of Valletta at BBB+ with a stable outlook. The rating is based on the bank's strength as a stand-alone institution, and does not...

  • Serial fraudster jailed... and arraigned again

    Serial fraudster jailed... and arraigned again

    A serial fraudster, whose name is synonymous with tricking people into renting apartments and villas that do not belong to her, was today jailed for two years and nine months, only to be re-arraigned a few hours later over more fraud...

  • Drunk British man charged with attacking police

    Drunk British man charged with attacking police

    A British man who binged on alcohol on Wednesday night was today accused of attacking the police and resisting his arrest. Liam Oliver Smith, 27, employed with a local life insurance firm, allegedly caused the disturbance in Paceville at 2.45am on...

  • Mourning continues after school massacre

    Mourning continues after school massacre

    Families of some of the victims of a massive school shooting in Pakistan hold funeral services. Julie Noce reports.  

  • Man who damaged car after calling woman 'ugly' gets suspended sentence

    Man who damaged car after calling woman 'ugly' gets suspended sentence

    A man was handed a suspended sentence for damaging a car during a fight that started when the accused told a man's girlfriend she was ugly and was bothering him.  Anthony McKay, 44, from Valletta was found guilty of damaging the bonnet of a Pajero...

  • 'Deepest fish' found in Pacific

    Scientists have discovered the world's deepest fish during research in the depths of the Pacific. They captured video footage of a type of snailfish at depths of 8,145 metres  - the greatest depth a fish has ever been observed. They also...

  • Israel reports Gaza missile strike

    A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip has struck southern Israel in the first such attack since September, the Israeli military reported. It said air raid sirens were sounded in the Eshkol region bordering the Palestinian territory. Security forces...

  • Positive day for local equities

    Positive day for local equities

    The share index jumped 0.8 per cent to 3,268.438 points this morning as most of the active equities trended higher. Most notably, the share price of HSBC edged 1.3 per cent higher to regain the €1.90 level on low volumes of 3,812...

  • Surgeon describes drama teacher Erin Tanti's injuries as 'superficial'

    Surgeon describes drama teacher Erin Tanti's injuries as 'superficial'

    Drama teacher Erin Tanti spent three days in the hospital's Intensive Therapy Unit to be treated for "superficial injuries", a consultant general surgeon told a court this morning, despite fractures to his ribs and lumbar vertebrae. Angela Sultana...

  • Social benefit recipients will not lose benefits when travelling abroad

    Social benefit recipients will not lose benefits when travelling abroad

    Recipients of social benefits will be able to travel abroad without losing their benefits, Social Solidarity Minister Michael Farrugia said. Addressing a press conference to launch a national policy on poverty reduction, Dr Farrugia said he was...

  • ‘I am hopeful... but frightened as well’

    ‘I am hopeful... but frightened as well’

    It was the best Christmas present a young man with serious scoliosis could hope for: Aaron Camilleri, 19, has just got news that a long-awaited operation to treat his condition, “which is getting worse by the day”, can go ahead in January. “I am...

  • Environment and development brief for the Marsaxlokk inner harbour area published

    Environment and development brief for the Marsaxlokk inner harbour area published

    An environment and development brief for the Marsaxlokk inner harbour area has been published for public consultation by the planning authority. The brief primarily pertains to the zone around Triq tal-Wilga, Xatt is-Sajjieda and parts of a...

  • Citadel Cinema opens its doors once again

    Citadel Cinema opens its doors once again

    Gozo’s only cinema has started to screen movies again after a two-year interval, using state-of-the-art technology. And unlike in the past, when it showed films long after they had been released in Malta, the Citadel Cinema will be screening them...