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  • Charged with cultivating cannabis

    Charged with cultivating cannabis

    A 27-year-old man from Victoria was today granted bail against a deposit of €2,000 and a personal guarantee of €10,000 after he pleaded not guilty to cultivating cannabis. The man was also charged with being in possession of the plant in...

  • Pink October campaign launched

    Pink October campaign launched

    The national Pink October campaign was launched today, with the aim of raising funds and awareness about breast cancer prevention, research and equipment to help improve the quality of life for cancer patients. The Pink October campaign aims to...

  • Emanuel Camilleri sexual molestation convictions quashed at last

    Emanuel Camilleri sexual molestation convictions quashed at last

    Child molestation convictions against Emmanuel Camilleri were quashed by the First Hall of the Civil Court today after it found that they were based on lies. Mr Camilleri was also struck off the child offenders' register. Mr Camilleri had filed a...

  • Speaker non-committal after MP sends unsolicited birthday cards

    Speaker non-committal after MP sends unsolicited birthday cards

    The Speaker’s Office is insisting that the use of the MPs’ free postal allowance is at their discretion, even after he was confronted about a case of unsolicited birthday cards. Questions on this perk enjoyed by all Members of Parliament were...

  • Erdogan was behind failed Turkey coup - cleric

    Erdogan was behind failed Turkey coup - cleric

    US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkish authorities accuse of orchestrating a failed coup in July, told a German newspaper that he was sure President Tayyip Erdogan was behind the putsch. Gulen said in an interview with the weekly Die...

  • Last chance to visit Fine Arts Museum at Admiralty House

    Last chance to visit Fine Arts Museum at Admiralty House

    Heritage Malta museums in Valletta and in Vittoriosa will open for free during Notte Bianca on Saturday and the public will have the last opportunity to visit the National Museum of Fine Arts at Admiralty House. The National Museum of Fine Arts at...

  • Bird migration festival at new Buskett farmhouse

    Bird migration festival at new Buskett farmhouse

    BirdLife Malta’s migration festival will be held on Saturday at the new Tal-Bosk Farmhouse in Buskett, which will be opening its doors to the public from this weekend. This is one of three scheduled farmhouses in Buskett, built by the Knights of...

  • Watch: Will it stay or will it tilt?

    Watch: Will it stay or will it tilt?

    Malta's roads will always spring a surprise, whatever time of day. A video of a truck driving through Żabbar, doing the rounds on Facebook, would be funny were it not so dangerous as the heavy load is seen swaying to one side of the vehicle,...

  • Record tourism arrivals for August

    Record tourism arrivals for August

    Updated 1.20pm with MTA statement Tourist arrivals in August were estimated at a record 256,782, an increase of 3.4 per cent when compared to the same month last year, the National Statistics Office said. It said 228,428 visited on holiday, 7,295...

  • Fuel prices in Malta still among highest in Europe - PN

    Fuel prices in Malta still among highest in Europe - PN

    Fuel prices in Malta are still among the highest in Europe, Shadow Energy Minister Marthese Portelli said this morning. In a statement, she said this was the impact of the corruption which had overtaken the government and a result of which the...

  • Israeli leaders lay wreaths on Shimon Peres's coffin

    Israeli leaders lay wreaths on Shimon Peres's coffin

    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin have laid wreaths on the coffin of Shimon Peres. The former leader died early on Wednesday of complications following a stroke. He was 93. His body is lying in state in the...

  • Council to oppose application to sanction prayer room in Buġibba

    Council to oppose application to sanction prayer room in Buġibba

    The St Paul’s Bay Council shall be objecting to a planning application for the change of use and sanctioning of a prayer place in Triq il-Mazzola, Buġibba. The council’s decision, taken during a meeting yesterday, follows several other objections...

  • President in Israel for funeral of Shimon Peres

    President in Israel for funeral of Shimon Peres

    President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca left Malta for Israel to represent the Maltese nation at the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres. Peres, the Israeli politician who won the Nobel Peace Prize during his unprecedented seven-decade...

  • Civil Society appeals for more transparency about Air Malta

    Civil Society appeals for more transparency about Air Malta

    The government should be more transparent regarding Air Malta and ensure that its decision making process is based on consultation, evidence and expert advice, the Civil Society Network said. In a statement this morning, it said that despite its...

  • Child born on way to Malta in 2008 still unregistered

    Child born on way to Malta in 2008 still unregistered

    The birth of a migrant baby born on a boat just before it entered Malta in November 2008 remains unregistered, Emigrants’ Commission chairman Mgr Philip Calleja said this morning as he called for a solution to this human problem. The baby, Muna,...

  • Morning after pill should be available over the counter - authority chief

    Morning after pill should be available over the counter - authority chief

    Women requesting the morning-after pill should not be made to go through the extra hurdle of seeing a doctor to get the contraceptive, according to Medicines Authority chief Anthony Serracino Inglott. Pharmacists should be free to supply the pill...

  • Today's newspapers in review

    Today's newspapers in review

    The following are the top stories in the national newspapers today. Times of Malta says the car bomb which severed a man’s legs on Monday was filled with screws and ball bearings, leading experts to believe it was intended to cause “maximum damage”.

  • Car bomb intended to inflict ‘maximum damage’

    Car bomb intended to inflict ‘maximum damage’

    The car bomb which severed a man’s legs on Monday was filled with screws and ball bearings, leading experts to think it was intended to cause “maximum damage”, this newspaper has learnt. Sources close to the investigation said that the explosive...

  • Rat infestation forces family to flee home

    Rat infestation forces family to flee home

    A family have been forced to move out of their home after catching 19 rats in 24 hours. Michael and Paula McCann and their two young children returned from a holiday to find their terraced house infested by rodents. Wires of electrical appliances...

  • South Carolina teenager killed father before school shooting rampage

    South Carolina teenager killed father before school shooting rampage

    A teenager killed his father at their South Carolina home before going to a nearby primary school and opening fire with a handgun, wounding two pupils and a teacher. The youth, who is reported to be 14, gunned down his 47-year-old father, Jeffrey...

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