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  • European court grants compensation to Zabbar property owners who had rights violated

    European court grants compensation to Zabbar property owners who had rights violated

    The owners of a property in Zabbar have been granted compensation by the European Court of Human Rights which found that their right to seek an increase in rent to reflect market values was violated. The court ordered the government to pay Carmel...

  • Increase in tourist arrivals

    Tourist arrivals in June were estimated at 187,617, an increase of 4.5 per cent when compared to the same month last year. Excluding passengers who stayed overnight on board their berthed cruise ship, total arrivals amounted to 183,765. A total...

  • MEP calls for creation of local crowdfunding platform

    MEP calls for creation of local crowdfunding platform

    Malta should encourage the creation of a local crowdfunding platform to help start-ups gain access to finance, according to MEP Miriam Dalli. Speaking earlier today at the launch of a series of proposals and recommendations on boosting youth...

  • The welcome return of the ‘Maltese falcon’

    The welcome return of the ‘Maltese falcon’

    Malta has three pairs of breeding peregrine falcons for the first time since 2009, according to two ornithologists who have been monitoring their movements. “This is really good news and it probably shows that some of the young from earlier broods...

  • Robot can pick up after people and help the sick

    Toyota's new robot that glides around like R2-D2 is devoted to a single task - picking things up. HSR, short for "human support robot", comes with a single mechanical arm that can grasp objects of various shapes and sizes and also pick up smaller...

  • Mafia links prompt review of regulatory regime in gaming

    Mafia links prompt review of regulatory regime in gaming

    A review of the existing regulatory regime for Maltese-registered gaming and fiduciary companies is under way, the Finance Minister said yesterday in the wake of the Mafia links which allegedly emerged in a recent sweep by the Italian police. “We...

  • Lucky escape for van driver and passenger

    It was a lucky escape for two people who were only slightly injured when the driver of the Catholic Action van, above, lost control and crashed into the barrier on the overpass between the Mriehel and Marsa/Hamrun bypasses. The road, which had to...

  • Migrant crisis intensifies near channel tunnel

    Migrant crisis intensifies near channel tunnel

    Migrants have started forcing their way through the Eurotunnel from France to the UK. Julie Noce reports.

  • IVF success rate at 28%

    A total of 411 in-vitro fertilisation (IVF)/intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycles have been carried out in Malta in the past 30 months, 81 of which in the new IVF clinic at Mater Dei Hospital, the health parliamentary secretariat said. It said...

  • Ballet d’Europe returns to Valletta after nine-year gap

    Ballet d’Europe returns to Valletta after nine-year gap

    The fans who called for Ballet d’Europe’s encore when they took to the stage at the Royal Opera House ruins in 2006 will this weekend have the opportunity to see them again at the same venue in Valletta. The dance company will return to the...

  • Breaking Bad houses go on sale in Albuquerque

    Breaking Bad houses go on sale in Albuquerque

    Two houses featured on the hit TV series Breaking Bad are up for sale in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A mother-daughter realty team is helping sell the home where the fictitious Jesse Pinkman made methamphetamine. The two-storey, 3,500 square foot,...

  • Sinkholes in receding Dead Sea wreak havoc on local communities

    Sinkholes in receding Dead Sea wreak havoc on local communities

    A popular beach resort along Israel's Dead Sea coast falls victim to sinkholes, which are wreaking havoc on the environment and coastal communities. Mana Rabiee reports.

  • Match-fix: friendly games in spotlight

    Match-fix: friendly games in spotlight

    Monitoring of friendly football games to watch out for match-fixing has become more relevant after last May’s scandal in Italy, according to the Malta Football Association’s anti-corruption officer. Franz Tabone, MFA integrity officer, told the...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta quotes a senior civil servant saying that a legal exception invoked by the government in a deal with Bank of Valletta over the House of Four Winds “was...

  • Parents want classes to have more than 10 students but less than 20

    A number of state primary schools premises are beyond their carrying capacity not only because of the demographics in the locality but also due to the number of ‘out-of locality’ students that are granted the possibility to attend in a different...

  • Cecil the lion's dentist killer pulls his clinic appointments

    Cecil the lion's dentist killer pulls his clinic appointments

    A dentist who has become the target of worldwide outrage for hunting and killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe has advised his patients to seek care elsewhere as he remained in hiding amid protests at his US clinic. Walter Palmer said he rarely...

  • Exception for House of Four Winds ‘abnormal’

    Exception for House of Four Winds ‘abnormal’

    A legal exception invoked by the government in a deal with Bank of Valletta over the House of Four Winds “was never used for such a purpose before”, a senior civil servant has said. The contract between the Land Department and BOV, which changed a...

  • Updated: Missing flight 370 linked to wing found on Indian Ocean island of Reunion

    Updated: Missing flight 370 linked to wing found on Indian Ocean island of Reunion

    A wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Malaysia's prime minister said the debris found on the French island of Reunion will be sent to Toulouse in France for...

  • Man dies in Channel tunnel as the migrant crisis deepens

    Man dies in Channel tunnel as the migrant crisis deepens

    A Sudanese man died yesterday as migrants desperate to enter Britain from France stormed the Channel tunnel entrance, prompting governments in both countries to promise to beef up security there. Freight and passenger traffic through the rail...

  • Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar ‘is dead’

    Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar ‘is dead’

    Afghanistan said yesterday that Mullah Omar, elusive leader of the Taliban movement behind an escalating insurgency against the government in Kabul, died more than two years ago. The announcement came a day or so before a second round of peace...