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  • Heart warning over cannabis use

    Smoking cannabis can cause potentially lethal damage to the heart and arteries of young and middle-aged adults, a study has found. Researchers in France who looked at almost 2,000 patients with medical problems related to cannabis use identified...

  • Camilleri murders: accused thrown out of courtroom

    One of the accused in the murders of convicted drug trafficker Mario Camilleri, known as l-Imniehru, and his son Mario Jnr, was thrown out of the courtroom today by Magistrate Anthony Micallef Trigona. Mr Camilleri Snr was killed in Marsaxlokk...

  • PN expresses condolences at death of disabled activist

    The Nationalist Party has expressed its condolences with the family of Gordon Cardona, a disabled man who spent years working in favour of the disabled and their families. The PN said Mr Cardona had always insisted the disabled should enjoy equal...

  • Stowaway teen 'homesick for Africa'

    The father of a teenager who miraculously survived a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jet's wheel well has said his son missed Africa, where he used to live, and was struggling at school. Abdilahi Yusuf Abdi, of Santa Clara,...

  • Bishops in Rome for Popes' canonisation

    Archbishop Paul Cremona and Gozo bishop Mario Grech are at the Vatican in Rome to attend the canonisation of Blessed Pope John XXIII and Blessed Pope John Paul II. They are expected to concelebrate in the Mass to be led by Pope Francis in St Peter...

  • Free entrance at Heritage Malta museums and sites on May 1

    Heritage Malta will be opening all its museums and sites for free next Thursday as part of the 10 anniversary celebrations of Malta’s accession to the EU. Practically all Heritage Malta sites will be free of charge with the exception of the Ħal...

  • Shed-bashing badger among claims

    A trapped badger bashing its way out of a shed and a pigeon causing £8,000 of damage to a home after flying down a chimney are among the most bizarre but successful claims that an insurance provider has seen in recent months. In another incident,...

  • Charles Mangion resigns as Enemalta chairman

    Labour MP Charles Mangion, who was recently elected to Parliament to fill the seat vacated by President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, resigned from Enemalta chairman as required by Enemalta law and the post will be filled temporarily by acting...

  • Brother of Britain's Camilla dies

    Mark Shand, the brother-in-law of Britain's Prince Charles, died in a New York hospital yesterday after suffering a serious head injury in a fall outside a club following a charity event. Shand, aged 62, was the younger brother of Camilla Parker...

  • Fearne's pledge to tackle nurses' stress level

    The government is committed to driving down stress levels for nurses as well as increasing their job satisfaction, according to Parliamentary Secretary for Health Chris Fearne. In his reaction to a study which found that nurses are suffering from...

  • Relatives wait as ferry toll rises

    Divers have plunged deeper into the submerged wreck of the South Korean ferry that sank more than a week ago as the death toll neared 160 and relatives of the 140-plus still missing pressed the government to finish the grim task of recovery. At a...

  • Red squirrel 'wonder-mum' hailed

    A Norfolk red squirrel has been hailed as a supermum after giving birth to her 48th kitten in seven years. Named Tortoiseshell, she has proved to be one of the UK's most successful breeding red squirrels, regularly producing litters since...

  • Maltese woman wins international chemistry competition

    Tessa Fiorini, a former student of the University of Malta and currently working as a casual teaching assistant in the Departments of Chemistry and Built Heritage, won the international Chemistry World Science Communication Competition, organised...

  • Shore debris not from missing plane

    Debris that washed ashore in south-west Australia is not from the missing Malaysian Airlines plane, experts have said. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has told search co-ordinators that the material, which washed ashore six miles east of...

  • Technology leaves ashes for relatives

    The corpse-dissolving technology being considered by the government would still allow families the chance to spread their loved ones’ ashes, the man behind the technology told Times of Malta. Scientist Joe Wilson said the technology he had created...

  • MUMN insists on sole recognition for social workers

    The Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses said this morning it cannot accept the government’s anti-democratic behaviour in its regard and will take all the necessary action to ensure justice. It said in a statement that it had requested the...

  • Warden fines man who put in-laws' waste in skip

    The Birkirkara council is investigating a plain-clothed warden who fined a Paola man for throwing away garbage in a skip in Birkirkara that, she claimed, was for residents only. Citing a council bylaw that, according to mayor Joanne Debono Grech...

  • Iceberg bigger than Malta breaks off from Antarctica

    NASA satellite images show a huge iceberg separating from the front of Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier. According to NASA, the iceberg is 33 km by 19 km - bigger than Malta. Scientists have been studying Pine Island Glacier over the past two...

  • Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international news today. Times of Malta says dissolving corpses in chemical baths is one of the solutions being considered to address the island’s overcrowded cemeteries. It also says that...

  • Hundreds apply for Mrs Farage's job

    Hundreds of British workers have come forward to challenge Nigel Farage's claim that only his German wife is capable of doing the job of being his assistant, an employment agency has said. The Ukip leader was forced to defend the decision to...