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  • Malta Youth Orchestra carnival celebration at Manoel Theatre

    Malta Youth Orchestra carnival celebration at Manoel Theatre

    The Malta Youth Orchestra will be dressed up for the occasion tomorrow as they present a colourfulmusical programme at the Manoel Theatre as part of the Carnival festivities. The MYO Carnival Concert programme will consist of Copland’s Hoe-Down,...

  • From Timekeepers to Trendsetters

    From Timekeepers to Trendsetters

    Over 50 watches, specially loaned from private and museum collections, are currently being exhibited at Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum in Mdina, in collaboration with Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti. The exhibition considers their variations...

  • Spring awakening

    Spring awakening

    Three well-established musicians will be performing a programme of light and uplifting songs on the occasion of their Aprile CD launch at the Manoel tomorrow. The Aprile CD launch concert will feature soprano Gillian Zammit, mezzo-soprano Clare...

  • Serbia's Defence Minister dismissed over sexist remark

    Serbian MPs have voted to dismiss the defence minister who had insulted a female journalist with a sexist remark. Bratislav Gasic was fired after a stormy parliament session on Friday that at one point saw most of the ruling populist coalition...

  • Catholic priest avoids jail over more than 3,000 child porn images

    A Catholic priest has avoided being sent to jail after pleading guilty to having more than 3,000 child porn images. Paul Clarke, 71, now of Urmston, Manchester, but formerly of Watchbell Road, Rye, East Sussex, was sentenced to an eight-month...

  • PL's new deputy leader will create synergy between government and party - Joseph Muscat

    PL's new deputy leader will create synergy between government and party - Joseph Muscat

    The new deputy leader of the Labour Party will create synergy between government and the party, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said this evening. He was addressing the party’s general meeting, which met to discuss an amendment the party’s statute to...

  • New tarantula species named after country legend Johnny Cash

    New tarantula species named after country legend Johnny Cash

    It is big, hairy, and if one sinks its fangs in you it will burn, burn, burn like a ring of fire. Scientists have named a new species of tarantula after country music legend Johnny Cash. Aphonopelma johnnycashi was discovered in California near...

  • Denmark says US plane was ready to fly Edward Snowden back

    A US government plane was parked at Copenhagen Airport in June 2013 waiting to fly former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden to the States, according to Denmark's justice minister. Soeren Pind said in a letter to parliament that...

  • One killed as crane collapses on to parked cars in New York

    One killed as crane collapses on to parked cars in New York

    One person has died and two others are seriously injured after a crane collapsed on to parked cars in New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the crane was being lowered as a precaution because of high winds when the accident occurred in the...

  • Man jailed two years for stealing car and driving without licence

    Man jailed two years for stealing car and driving without licence

    A 21-year-old Somali who lives in Munxar was today jailed two years, fined €2,300 and had his driving licence suspended for a year after he pleaded guilty to stealing a car and driving it without an insurance policy. He also admitted damaging the...

  • UN calls for expanded birth control in Zika-hit countries

    UN calls for expanded birth control in Zika-hit countries

    The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has said women in countries hit by the Zika virus should have access to birth control methods, dropping laws against abortion in some cases. Speaking in Geneva, spokeswoman Cecile Pouilly...

  • Victim of Swieqi stabbing incident charged

    Victim of Swieqi stabbing incident charged

    The 25-year-old Libyan who ended up in hospital after being stabbed on Saturday was arraigned in court this afternoon charged with attempted grievous bodily harm. Appearing in court in a wheelchair, hanging his head in pain, Wades Al Maghrbi...

  • Ingrid Zammit Young tells Prime Minister she does not want to be considered for magistrate

    Ingrid Zammit Young tells Prime Minister she does not want to be considered for magistrate

    Lawyer Ingrid Zammit Young has written to the Prime Minister saying she did not want to be considered for the post in light of of all the doubts surrounding her nomination. (See attached pdf link). The Commission for the Administration of Justice...

  • Regulations prohibiting possession of dangerous animals published

    Regulations that will prohibit the possession of dangerous animals and stop their importation, except by licensed zoos, have been published, the government said. It said in a statement that dangerous animals that are already in Malta have to be...

  • Brazil finds active Zika virus in urine and saliva

    A leading Brazilian health research institute says it has discovered the presence of active Zika virus in urine and saliva samples. Paulo Gadelha said the virus's ability to infect other people through the two body fluids requires further study,...

  • New army promotions ‘statement of arrogance’

    New army promotions ‘statement of arrogance’

    The Armed Forces of Malta has issued a call for promotions in its highest ranks despite an ongoing court case following a similar exercise in 2013. The latest call to promote a number of majors to the rank of lieutenant colonel was described by...

  • Atlas V rocket blasts into space

    Atlas V rocket blasts into space

    A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station today, carrying a $122 million Boeing-built Global Positioning System satellite, the 12th and final member of the upgraded 2F constellation. The 20-story tall...

  • Justice Minister’s nepotism reaches unprecedented levels – Jason Azzopardi

    Justice Minister’s nepotism reaches unprecedented levels – Jason Azzopardi

    Shadow Minister Jason Azzopardi lambasted Justice Minister Owen Bonnici for his recent “double gaffe” in the nomination of magistrates accusing him of “nepotism of unprecedented levels”. Reiterating that Dr Bonnici and the Prime Minister approved...

  • Dozens rescued after building collapses at South African gold mine

    Dozens rescued after building collapses at South African gold mine

    Three people are still missing after a building collapsed above a gold mine in South Africa, trapping dozens. The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union said the collapse at the Makonjwaan Gold Mine in Barberton, Mpumalanga province,...

  • Fraudster Patrick Spiteri 'disappears'

    Fraudster Patrick Spiteri 'disappears'

    Maltese police officers who went to the UK to accompany fraudster Patrick Spiteri to Malta to face court returned empty-handed because he was not found. Mr Spiteri, a lawyer, who had been electronically tagged but paid a deposit to have the tag...