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  • Undercover op

    A Pennsylvania police officer said he went undercover dressed as an Amish woman in the hope of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children. Pulaski Township sergeant Chad Adams spent much of December and January in Amish attire.

  • End for Nasa's moon-orbiting robot

    Nasa's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more. Flight controllers confirmed that the orbiting spacecraft crashed into the back side of the Moon as planned, just three days after surviving a full lunar eclipse, something it was never designed to...

  • Strong earthquake shakes Mexico

    A powerful earthquake calculated at 7.5 magnitude has shaken central and southern Mexico. The US Geological Survey said it was centred near the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are enjoying an Easter break. An Associated Press...

  • Crane capers

    A toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley. A 24-year-old woman called 911 because her three-year-old son was missing from her apartment, Lincoln police said.

  • Italian woman hit by car in Valletta

    A 54-year-old Italian woman was grievously injured this afternoon when she was hit by a Ford Mondeo in Mediterranean Street, Valletta. She is not in a critical condition. The accident happened at 1.30pm, the police said. The car was being driven...

  • 14 killed by car bomb at mosque

    Fourteen people have been killed by a car bomb that exploded outside a mosque in a pro-government district of the central city of Homs, Syrian state television reported. The report says the bombing occurred as worshippers were leaving the Bilal...

  • Rare bird roosts in Malta

    A long-legged buzzard, which is rare and highly protected bird, was sighted yesterday in an undisclosed area in the north of Malta, the government said. It said the bird roosted overnight, awaiting more favourable wind currents to continue with...

  • Texas seizes polygamist group ranch

    The secluded Texas ranch where followers of imprisoned polygamist Warren Jeffs lived in near isolation has been seized by state agents, nearly six years after the FBI raided the property and removed hundreds of children amid child sex...

  • Woof justice

    At least one prospective juror in New Jersey could take a bite out of crime. Cumberland County has summoned IV Griner to jury duty. The only problem is IV is a five-year-old German shepherd. Her owner in Philadelphia said he worked out the mistake...

  • Indonesia boat sinks, many missing

    A boat loaded with people in a Good Friday procession has capsized in high waves off eastern Indonesia, leaving dozens of people missing and at least seven dead. Rescuers and fishermen saved 30 injured people who were rushed to a hospital, police...

  • Fgura woman struck by lightning bolt

    A 27-year-old woman from Fgura injured her hand when she was struck by a bolt of lightning at around noon. The police said the woman, who lives in Triq il-Ward tax-Xemx, was lowering an awning in the yard of her residence when the incident...

  • Bin Laden library at girl's school

    A controversial Pakistani cleric who runs an Islamic seminary for girls in the capital, Islamabad, has named the school's new library in honour of Osama bin Laden. According to his spokesman, Tehsin Ullah, cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz wanted to pay...

  • Concert to celebrate national anniversaries at Smart City

    A concert featuring a show with Beatles music is being held at Smart City on April 26. The concert, organised by the Fondazzjoni Ċelebrazzjonijiet Nazzjonali Maltin, was launched by Justice Minister Owen Bonnici. He said that 45 singers and...

  • €75,000 raised in Good Friday night walk

    The sum of €75,000 was raised in aid of the Puttinu Cares cancer support group during the Good Friday night walk which this year was the largest ever with some 8,000 participants. The first to arrive at the finish line in front of the Senglea...

  • Farmer stunned as camel gives birth

    The owners of a farm shop and tea shop were stunned to find one of their two camels was giving birth - as they are both female. Farmer Andrew and Maria Henshaw had no idea that Doris the camel, who lives with her half-sister Delilah, was in the...

  • Ferry school vice-principal dies

    A high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanged, police said. The news of the death came today as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of people still missing from the ferry and feared...

  • New Fawwara radar to be inaugurated in coming weeks

    Malta Air Traffic Services will be inaugurating a new radar in Fawwara in the coming weeks, Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis was told during a visit. The company told the minister about the constant challenges it had to face and its continuous...

  • Good Friday marked in Holy Land

    Christians in the Holy Land are commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem's Old City. Thousands of Christian pilgrims filled the cobblestone alleyways of the Old City today along the Via...

  • Beauty contest ends in a punch-up

    Police were called to the Miss Scarborough beauty contest after a fight broke out when supporters of one of the contestants claimed the competition was a fix. Security were kicked, punched and attacked with handbags by a section of the audience...

  • Malta welcomes Ukraine deal

    Foreign Minister George Vella this morning welcomed the preliminary agreement reached in Geneva yesterday for immediate steps to be taken toward calming tensions in Ukraine. The US, European Union, Ukraine and Russia yesterday agreed to establish...

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