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  • Minister hails drop in civil courts caseload but says certain appeals courts are giving them 'a hard time'

    Minister hails drop in civil courts caseload but says certain appeals courts are giving them 'a hard time'

    The pending case load in the civil courts has dropped below 10,000 for the first time in 16 years, but there is room for improvement in certain appeals courts, with Justice Minister Owen Bonnici commenting that these are giving the government "a...

  • Wardens protest for better pay

    Wardens protest for better pay

    Some 100 wardens held a protest this morning outside G4S offices in San Gwann, calling for better salaries. According to the General Workers Union, the protest held outside the building of the company which employs the wardens is the first step in...

  • Bank’s no to certain lending bids

    Bank’s no to certain lending bids

    Bank of Valletta is not considering some lending proposals “in order not to further increase the concentration in certain sectors of our economy”, its chairman, John Cassar White says. In a Talking Point published today (see back page), he notes...

  • Allo, allo, need sunblock?

    Allo, allo, need sunblock?

    A Swieqi resident got a surprise when a man turned up at her front garden wearing his birthday suit yesterday, in broad daylight. The man, who appeared to be drunk opened a water tap and left water flowing everywhere. "These drunkards are getting...

  • Cyclist injured in skid on fuel

    Cyclist injured in skid on fuel

    A 62-year-old cyclist was hospitalised this morning after he injured himself when he fell off the bike. The cylist skidded on some fuel while cycling in Dingli. The incident happened at about 7.45am. His medical condition is still being assessed. 

  • Obama says Hillary more qualified than himself or Bill Clinton

    Obama says Hillary more qualified than himself or Bill Clinton

    "There has never been a man or a woman - not me, not Bill, nobody more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as President of the United States of America," President Barack Obama told at the Democratic convention last night. "I hope you don't...

  • Dozens killed in Syria truck bomb

    Dozens killed in Syria truck bomb

    A powerful truck bomb blast claimed by Islamic State killed nearly 50 people and wounded scores more in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli near the Turkish border, a monitoring group and state television reported. The attack, near a Kurdish...

  • Malta newspapers review

    Malta newspapers review

    The following are the top stories in Malta's newspapers today.  Times of Malta reports that talks between Air Malta and the pilots' union are back in stalemate.  l-orizzont headlines a fresh appeal by a patient's wife for the introduction of...

  • Investigators searching for dead teen’s backpack - Girlfriend's appeal

    Investigators searching for dead teen’s backpack - Girlfriend's appeal

    Investigators returned to Dingli Cliffs yesterday in a bid to recover the blue backpack German teenager Mike Mansholt was carrying when he was last seen at the Sliema hotel he was staying in. A drone was used in the search but the backpack was not...

  • Malta denies visa extensions to N. Korean workers - report

    Malta denies visa extensions to N. Korean workers - report

    Malta has denied visa extensions for North Korean workers, effectively expelling them, due to a diplomatic campaign by South Korea and human rights groups, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported. South Korea has been pressing the few countries...

  • Plant pollination

    Plant pollination

    A seed plant must be pollinated to produce seeds. In fact, plants have evolved various means to ensure that pollination takes place. Pollination involves a process whereby pollen grain produced by the male part of a flower is transferred to the...

  • Announcements

    ATTARD – MICHAEL JOSEPH, succumbed peacefully at Joseph Brant Hospital on Saturday, July 23, at the age of 76, following a ten-year struggle with kidney disease. Michael was the beloved husband of Lily Attard (Grech) for 52 years and loving father...

  • Kerċem Fiesta hosts motocross event

    Kerċem Fiesta hosts motocross event

    The second edition of XTreme Trials & EnduroCross kicks off tomorrow during the 2016 Kerċem Fiesta in Gozo. Organised by the Gozo Motocross Association (GMA), in collaboration with the Kerċem local council, this event follows the first successful...

  • Cave swim and trek

    For those seeking an unusual activity, a cave swim and trek this Sunday should fit the bill. The event, organised by Experience, Adventure and More, kicks off at 8.30am from the Ħaġar Qim car park where a short 30-minute walk past thousands of...

  • Canadian electronic dance artist Tiga to headline gig

    Canadian electronic dance artist Tiga to headline gig

    Montreal-based artist Tiga will hit Malta tomorrow as part of his No Fantasy Required Album Tour. His show forms part of District’s summer season at Club Phoenix, Gianpula Village. The man behind iconic electronic dance tracks such as You Gonna...

  • A performance with children for children

    A performance with children for children

    The Mtarfa Drama Group returns for its annual summer production, this year entitled One Day. As always, the actors are children and adolescents and, as has been done for the past three years, the production will be put up at Mount Carmel’s...

  • Orangutan’s voice control is clue to human speech

    Orangutan’s voice control is clue to human speech

    An orangutan called Rocky has outperformed Sylvester Stallone in the film of the same name by displaying an ability to emulate human speech. In the film, Stallone’s character Rocky Balboa is better at talking with his fists than communicating...

  • Number of motorbikes on the road skyrockets

    Number of motorbikes on the road skyrockets

    The number of motorcycles on the road has skyrocketed this year, with 800 drivers handed newly introduced certificates in the past six months alone, official figures show. A breakdown of the number of certificates issued by Transport Malta reveals...

  • Għajn Tuffieħa parking fines leave motorists furious

    Għajn Tuffieħa parking fines leave motorists furious

    Motorists fond of the popular Għajn Tuffieħa bay are furious after receiving parking fines despite parking according to traffic regulations. The Times of Malta last week reported how parking tickets were being issued to motorists who parked along...

  • Malta's Muslim community condemns terror acts

    Malta's Muslim community condemns terror acts

    The Muslim Community in Malta this evening expressed “shock, sorrow and grave concern” at the recent series of terroristic acts in several countries including France, Germany and the United States. It said it was also shocked at the “heinous...

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