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  • Seven Seas challenge complete

    Seven Seas challenge complete

    British endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh has completed long-distance swims in each of the Seven Seas to campaign for marine protected areas. Mr Pugh has become the first person to complete long-distance swims in each of the classical Seven Seas, the...

  • US says non-allergic peanut moves closer to commercial reality

    US researchers say they have developed a technique to remove allergens from peanuts. Katharine Jackson reports.

  • Angelina Jolie spotted in Gozo working on new film

    Angelina Jolie spotted in Gozo working on new film

    Angelina Jolie was spotted in Mġarr ix-Xini, Gozo, yesterday, just days after she tied the knot with Brad Pitt in France. Ms Jolie is in Gozo for the filming of By The Sea, her first film with her husband since they starred together in Mr and Mrs...

  • Rescue team frees 11 trapped miners

    Rescue team frees 11 trapped miners

    Eleven of the 24 workers trapped in a Nicaragua gold mine have been rescued and crews are working to free others. Interior vice minister Carlos Najjar said today the miners were dehydrated but in good health and more were expected to be rescued in...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says a court heard yesterday that the death of a vegetable hawker from a heart attack while having sex with a prostitute led to the discovery of a...

  • Putin compares Kiev to Nazi Germany

    Putin compares Kiev to Nazi Germany

    Ukraine seeks to join NATO as defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazi Germany. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. (Reuters is unable to verify the content of the amateur video included in this story.)

  • Ukraine seeks to join Nato

    Ukraine seeks to join Nato

    Ukraine called yesterday for full membership in Nato, its strongest plea yet for Western military help after accusing Russia of sending in armoured columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of pro-Moscow rebels. Russian President Vladimir...

  • ‘Don’t mess with nuclear Russia’

    ‘Don’t mess with nuclear Russia’

    President Vladimir Putin said yesterday Russia’s armed forces, backed by its nuclear arsenal, were ready to meet any aggression, declaring at a pro-Kremlin youth camp that foreign states should understand: “It’s best not to mess with us.” Putin...

  • Ebola outbreak reaches Senegal

    Ebola outbreak reaches Senegal

    The West African state of Senegal became the fifth country to be touched by the world’s worst Ebola outbreak yesterday, while riots broke out in neighbouring Guinea where infection rates are rising fast. The deadly virus has defied efforts by...

  • Britain raises its terrorism threat level over Syria, Iraq

    Britain raises its terrorism threat level over Syria, Iraq

    Britain raised its terrorism alert yesterday to the second-highest level with Prime Minister David Cameron saying the Islamic State (Isil) group operating in Syria and Iraq posed the country’s greatest ever security risk. The government said there...

  • Libyan government resigns in ‘routine step’

    Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni and his Cabinet resigned late on Thursday to pave the way to forming a new government after parliamentary elections in June, a government statement said. The North African oil producer is at risk of splitting or...

  • Tower tumbles

    Tower tumbles

    A collapsed minaret is seen as Palestinians leave after performing Friday prayers at the remains of a mosque, which witnesses said was hit by an Israeli air strike during the seven-week Israeli offensive in Gaza City yesterday. An open-ended...

  • World briefs

    Police were called to the home of artist Sam Taylor-Johnson and actor husband Aaron after a passer-by spotted a machine gun on a desk inside the house. The gun, a deactivated M16 assault rifle, had been given to the film-maker and photographer as...

  • Announcements

    KAVANAGH – PATRICK ANTHONY XXXI, on August 28, at his residence, at the age of 56, after a brief illness bravely borne. Beloved husband of Susan Jenifer Firth Bernard Kavanagh. Also deeply mourned by Susan Joan Chitty, mother of his children...

  • Pharmacies open tomorrow

    New British Dispensary, 109/110, St John Street, Valletta; Vivien Pharmacy, Patri Magri Street, Marsa; Anici Pharmacy, Anici Street, Qormi; St Helen Pharmacy, Tumas Fenech Street, Birkirkara; Mayer Pharmacy, 33, Ta’ Xbiex Seafront, Msida; Pembroke...

  • 'Bikini woman' produces shirt to raise funds for Stella Maris church

    'Bikini woman' produces shirt to raise funds for Stella Maris church

    Christina Betke, the woman who was controversially taken to court for dancing in a bikini during a Sliema band march, has produced a shirt highlighting the episode and its coverage on Times of Malta. Betke, a fashion designer, was kept overnight...

  • Cameron: "We cannot appease" ideology of Islamic State

    Cameron: "We cannot appease" ideology of Islamic State

    Great Britain has raised its terrorism threat to "severe," the second highest level. "The Home Secretary confirmed that the Joint Terrorism Analysis Center has increased the threat level in the United Kingdom from substantial to severe," British...

  • Two vehicles overturn near Manikata

    Two vehicles overturn near Manikata

    A couple and a family escaped uninjured when their vehicles overturned in separate incidents near Manikata this afternoon. In the first incident, a  woman and three children were not hurt other than a few bruises when their van left the road,...

  • The mystery of Valletta's three-legged horse

    The mystery of Valletta's three-legged horse

    Many raised questions this morning as to why a statue of a horse, installed at City Gate last night, only has three legs, and it is called Zieme, not Ziemel (horse). The 4m work Austin Camilleri is meant to convey a message on power and politics,...

  • Police raid on Marsa stables yields drugs - several arrests made

    Police raid on Marsa stables yields drugs - several arrests made

    A number of persons were arrested this afternoon after a big police raid on a number of stables in Marsa yielded heroin, cocaine and cannabis resin. The police said the raid was carried out after weeks of observation and investigation of drug...