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  • Missing plane hunt 'to take months'

    The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but is likely to take many months because of the huge area involved, Australian officials said. Search co-ordinator Peter Foley said there...

  • Updated: Malta asked for €13 million EU budget top-up

    Updated: Malta asked for €13 million EU budget top-up

    Malta is being requested by the European Commission to top its EU budget by €13 million, a spokesman for the Finance Ministry said. The request, the spokesman said, was being made in view of the country's positive economic growth. Bloomberg...

  • Dogs reunited

    A dog-loving Nebraska trucker has taken a 45kg bull mastiff on a 2,220km trip back to her owners in Arizona. Dani and Jason Windham were getting ready for their August 4 wedding in Nebraska when their three dogs knocked down a fence and ran off.

  • Speaker expresses condolences following Canada Parliament shooting

    Speaker Anġlu Farrugia has written to Canadian House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer expressing deepest sorrow following the shooting in Ottawa’s Parliament Hill on Wednesday. Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a standing guard over the War Memorial in...

  • Pistorius prosecutors debate appeal

    Pistorius prosecutors debate appeal

    Prosecutors in the Oscar Pistorius case have consulted with a criminal law expert over a possible appeal. Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel has consulted with Professor James Grant over an appeal, prosecution spokesman Nathi Mncube confirmed. Prof Grant...

  • Priests' sex abuse case: Court orders continuation of compensation claim

    Priests' sex abuse case: Court orders continuation of compensation claim

    A court has ordered the continuation of a civil claim for compensation filed by 10 clerical abuse victims after it turned down the former priests' request for them to contest the case. The priests had failed to reply to the civil case within the...

  • PM caught in another big lie, Nationalist Party says

    The Prime Minister has been caught in another big lie, that he would remove poverty by introducing a living wage, the Nationalist Party said. In a statement, it said that the average wage in Malta between 2008 and 2013 had increased by an average...

  • PN complains about PBS news bulletin

    The Nationalist Party has lodged a complaint with PBS editor Reno Bugeja accusing the national station was using tactics to neutralise a news conference given by the Opposition during yesterday’s news bulletin. In a statement the party hoped the...

  • Judge orders rearrest of Kalkara murder suspect

    Judge orders rearrest of Kalkara murder suspect

    A judge has ordered the re-arrest of the Kalkara murder suspect after he upheld a request for the revocation of bail granted to him earlier this week. Gregorio Scicluna is accused of killing the father of his former partner as well as the...

  • Shark murals by 'female Bansky' stolen

    Shark murals by 'female Bansky' stolen

    Five large shark paintings worth £20,000 by the "female Banksy" have been stolen in Islington, police said. The murals, painted by acclaimed street artist Bambi, were taken by thieves who broke into a building site in Upper Street, Islington,...

  • Briton dies during Thai surgery

    Briton dies during Thai surgery

    A British woman has died during corrective cosmetic surgery at a Bangkok clinic, authorities in Thailand said today. Public health ministry executive Boonruang Triruangworawat said the woman was operated on by a doctor who was not certified to...

  • Unemployment down

    The number of people registering for work in September stood at 6,599, compared with 7,619 in the same month last year. The number in August was 6,698. The National Statistics Office said data provided by the Employment and Training Corporation...

  • Summit conclusions call for special attention to remote areas 'such as Malta, Cyprus and Greece'

    Summit conclusions call for special attention to remote areas 'such as Malta, Cyprus and Greece'

    Malta’s lobbying to ensure positive prospects of tapping EU funds for a gas pipeline between Malta and Sicily seems to have been successful as the summit conclusions on energy and climate call for special attention to be paid “to the more remote...

  • PL delegation to visit China

    A Labour Party delegation led by deputy leader Toni Abela will be visiting China for talks with Chinese government representatives. The delegation will have meetings with the Culture Ministry, youth branches and the international department. The...

  • Patient-centric legal framework proposed for diabetes

    Patient-centric legal framework proposed for diabetes

    The Parliamentary Working Group on Diabetes this morning presented a report to Speaker Anġlu Farrugia, highlighting proposals which aim to reduce the high incidence of the condition among the Maltese population. The working group, which is chaired...

  • China launches moon test spacecraft

    China launches moon test spacecraft

    China has launched an experimental spacecraft to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface. The eight-day programme is a test run for a 2017 mission that aims to have a...

  • Photobomb named word of the year

    Photobomb has been named the word of the year by Collins English Dictionary. Other finalists in the tome's annual list include humblebrag, "a statement that purports to be self-effacing but in fact reveals a person's wealth or importance", and...

  • Sweden calls off submarine search

    Swedish authorities have called off their week-long search for a suspected submarine in the Stockholm archipelago. Military authorities said today that they have ordered naval and amphibious forces to end their hunt for the submarine, though some...

  • Greek airline to start Malta-Athens flights next year

    Greek airline to start Malta-Athens flights next year

    Greek private airline Aegean is to start flights to Malta in the summer next year from its Athens hub. The airline, the biggest in Greece, said it intends to initially operate to Malta on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays all in the afternoon. It...

  • Roads clogged up by over 200 works

    Roads clogged up by over 200 works

    Roadworks at more than 200 sites across Malta and Gozo are under way or should start in the near future, many of which may clog up alternative routes used by motorists to avoid the ever worsening traffic. Figures obtained from the Transport Malta...