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  • Update 3 - Abducted Maltese released - thanks Maltese consul in Libya for saving his life

    Update 3  - Abducted Maltese released - thanks Maltese consul in Libya for saving his life

    Kidnapped Maltese oil worker Martin Galea was released in Libya this afternoon and arrived back in Malta on a special flight this evening. He thanked all those who worked for his release, particularly the Maltese consul to Tripoli who, he said,...

  • Third injured Libyan to receive Malta hospital treatment

    Third injured Libyan to receive Malta hospital treatment

    An injured Libyan man is being flown to Malta aboard an air ambulance from Misurata this evening. The extent of the man’s injuries is not known as yet. He is the third Libyan to be ferried to Malta for treatment as the crisis in the North African...

  • Girl, 17, critically injured after being hit by bus

    Girl, 17, critically injured after being hit by bus

    A 17-year-old girl from San Gwann was critically injured this afternoon when she was hit by a route bus as she crossed Qawra Road, Qawra. The accident happened at about 2.15 p.m. The bus was being driven by a 34-year-old man from Zabbar. A...

  • Ryanair 'not particularly interested' in Cyprus Airways stake

    Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary said today that the airline was not particularly interested in acquiring troubled Cypriot carrier Cyprus Airways, which he said had huge legacy issues. Ryanair was among nearly 20 companies which last week submitted a...

  • GRTU disappointed by Smart Card decision

    GRTU disappointed by Smart Card decision

    The GRTU said today it was disappointed that the Education Ministry had abandoned the Smart Card scheme and would be giving students financial grants directly into their bank accounts instead. The GRTU said it shared the ministry's concerns about...

  • Car overturns in Marsa

    Car overturns in Marsa

    A man was hospitalised this afternoon after the Honda he was driving overturned at the Marsa roundabout near the former match factory. No other car appears to have been involved. The police asked motorists to avoid the area because of traffic...

  • Woman acquitted of having sex with schoolgirl

    Woman acquitted of having sex with schoolgirl

    A 21-year-old woman who was charged with having sex with a 16-year-old lesbian school girl has been acquitted after both of them withdrew their initial admission and said they had just kissed. The case came to light when the 16-year-old bullied...

  • Mepa says it acted correctly over big San Gwann development

    Mepa says it acted correctly over big San Gwann development

    Mepa chairman Vince Cassar insisted today that the authority had acted correctly in its consideration of an application to develop a seven-storey apartment block in Żbibu Lane in San Ġwann. Reacting to a press conference given on Saturday, Mr...

  • Rocket ignites fuel tank near Tripoli airport, Libya in chaos

    Rocket ignites fuel tank near Tripoli airport, Libya in chaos

    A rocket hit a fuel storage tank in a chaotic battle for Tripoli airport that has all but closed off international flights to Libya, leaving fire-fighters struggling to extinguish a giant conflagration. Foreign governments have looked on powerless...

  • Former bellboy gets Corinthia's top job in St Petersburg

    Former bellboy gets Corinthia's top job in St Petersburg

    Corinthia Hotels have appointed Jesper Bo Henriksen as general manager of Corinthia Hotel St Petersburg.  He joins Corinthia following a successful career spanning 34 years’ hotel experience in nine cities, including the biggest hotel in...

  • Pollution reached South Pole before first explorers

    Pollution reached South Pole before first explorers

    The first lead pollution in Antarctica occurred as a result of industrial emissions more than 20 years before explorers reached the South Pole, scientists have discovered. Norwegian Roald Amundsen became the first man to set foot on the pole in...

  • France offers asylum to Mosul's Christians

    France said today it was ready to welcome Christians from northern Iraq who have been told by the al Qaeda offshoot group now ruling the region to either covert to Islam, pay a religious levy or face death. Islamic State insurgents seized large...

  • Unions insist MAM should be kept out of University talks

    The Malta Union of Teachers and UMASA, the union representing academic staff at the University, insisted today that talks on a collective agreement with the Medical School, which is part of the University, should be held with them, not the Medical...

  • Former mayor files judicial protest, new Zabbar councillor elected

    Former mayor files judicial protest, new Zabbar councillor elected

    Former Zabbar Mayor Quinton Scerri has filed a judicial protest against the Director of Local Government insisting the Local Governance Board was not properly constituted when it issued a critical report about his performance, leading to his...

  • Plane 'was punctured by shrapnel'

    Plane 'was punctured by shrapnel'

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed after being punctured multiple times by shrapnel, according to recovered flight data recorders. Ukraine's national security spokesman Andriy Lysenko said the plane suffered "massive explosive decompression"...

  • Max Ciantar says his accidents get more media coverage than wars

    Max Ciantar says his accidents get more media coverage than wars

    Max Ciantar, who is being held in custody after repeatedly defying court-imposed driving bans, said in court today that while many wars around the world were not reported by the media, his traffic accidents were. If a bomb went off in a Church,...

  • Libyan airlines say airspace will remain open

    Libyan airlines say airspace will remain open

    Two Libyan airlines today denied persistent reports that the airspace over Tripoli could be shut down today. The Libyan state-owned Afriqiyah Airways said in a statement said that Libyan airspace would remain open and flights would continue in and...

  • Daughter admits perjury which sent father to prison

    Daughter admits perjury which sent father to prison

    The daughter of a man who was imprisoned over allegedly invented sexual abuse claims was taken to court today and admitted perjury. 48-year-old Emanuel Camilleri had been condemned to two years imprisonment, confirmed on appeal, for allegedly...

  • Motorcyclist critically injured in Mellieha crash

    Motorcyclist critically injured in Mellieha crash

    A motorcyclist was critically injured in a crash in Mellieha's main road early this morning. The 52-year-old from San Gwann was driving a Kawasaki ER 6N which was involved in collision with a Ford Transit van driven by a 39-year-old man from St...

  • Foreign Office monitoring 100 Maltese in Libya

    Foreign Office monitoring 100 Maltese in Libya

    A crisis centre set up by the Foreign Affairs Ministry is currently monitoring the movements of some 100 Maltese citizens still in Libya, a spokesperson told Times of Malta this morning. Opening the crisis centre to the media, the spokesperson...