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  • Former heroin addict jailed for trafficking drug 14 years ago

    Former heroin addict jailed for trafficking drug 14 years ago

    A man who has managed to kick his heroin addiction since he was caught trafficking the drug to sustain his habit 14 years ago was this morning jailed for six months. Sandro Spiteri, 37, of Zejtun, was found guilty of trafficking and possessing...

  • Man cleared of attempting to murder neighbour

    Man cleared of attempting to murder neighbour

    A man has been cleared of attempting to murder his neighbour when he attacked him with an axe and seriously injured him. The court accepted the plea of self-defence because the alleged victim attacked him with a knife. The incident happened on...

  • Elderly's fun walk

    Elderly's fun walk

    A good number elderly, some of them in wheelchairs, this morning walked from the Independence Monument in Floriana to the Palace in Valletta  in a fun walk organised by Caremalta as part of Active Aging Week. Caremalta operates eight private homes...

  • 'Wine tax threatens achievements of past 10 years'

    'Wine tax threatens achievements of past 10 years'

    The introduction without consultation of a wine tax threatened to undermine all that the local wine sector achieved in the past 10 years, Marsovin, Meridiana, Camilleri Wines and producer organisation Vitimalta said. In a statement they said “we...

  • Updated: EU warns Malta over 2015 budget plans

    Updated: EU warns Malta over 2015 budget plans

    The European Commission this morning officially warned Malta that its (draft) budget for 2015 “is at risk of non-compliance” with EU rules. Malta was warned together with Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, Austria and Portugal. The budgets of the...

  • Updated: Malta Public Transport investigating bus incident

    None of the seven passengers on board a bus which this morning ended hanging on a low wall overlooking a ditch were injured. Sources said the bus reversed into the Pembroke Park and Ride ditch wall. It has since been removed. In a statement, the...

  • HMS Bulwark returning to Malta for short visit

    HMS Bulwark returning to Malta for short visit

    HMS Bulwark is returning to Malta on Sunday for a short port visit, almost a year to the day since her last. Nearing the end of a four-month Cougar 14 deployment to the Gulf and Mediterranean, the fleet flagship will remain alongside to recuperate...

  • Motorcyclist injured in accident

    Motorcyclist injured in accident

    A 22-year-old man from Zebbug was injured this morning when the motorbike he was riding skidded in Zebbug Road, Attard. His condition is not yet known. The police said the man was riding a Hyosung GT250. The accident happened at 8.10am.

  • Woman injured in Birkirkara accident

    A 40-year-old woman from Swieqi was injured this morning in a collision between in Mannarino Road, Birkirkara. Her condition is not yet known. The police said the woman was driving a Toyota Yaris at around 8am that was involved in a collision with...

  • Bullying, prejudice are children's rights 'worst enemy' - President

    Bullying, prejudice are children's rights 'worst enemy' - President

    Bullying and prejudice are "our worst enemy" when it comes to upholding children's rights, President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca said this morning during a conference. She recounted how, last week, she visited two schools and had the opportunity to...

  • Updated: V18 director apologises for rant on Islam

    Updated: V18 director apologises for rant on Islam

    V18 director to be Mario Philip Azzopardi this morning apologised for statements he made on Facebook possibly insulting people’s sentiments with his writings. Culture Minister Owen Bonnici yesterday took issue with the comments, written in August,...

  • Violent thunderstorm hits Brisbane

    Violent thunderstorm hits Brisbane

    The worst storm in decades has lashed Brisbane, Australia's third-largest city, with wind, rain and hail cutting power lines, flooding streets and injuring a dozen people. State-owned electricity supplier Energex said up to 90,000 homes had been...

  • Man asked women who filmed minister's driver shooting incident for footage

    Man asked women who filmed minister's driver shooting incident for footage

    A mother and her daughter filmed the argument that led to a minister’s security driver allegedly shooting at a Scotsman and they were approached shortly after the incident by someone who asked to see the footage. Sources said the footage is not...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta reveals that last week’s shooting incident involving the driver of the Minister of Home Affairs was filmed by two women. The Malta Independent quotes Finance...

  • North Korea's "princess" moves closer to centre of power

    In her slim-fitting trouser suits and black-heeled shoes, Kim Yo Jong cuts a contrasting figure to her pudgy older brother, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Yesterday, state media said the younger Kim, 27, had taken a senior position in the ruling...

  • 2014: the hottest year on record?

    2014: the hottest year on record?

    This year may eclipse 2010 as the hottest since records began in the 19th century, a sign long-term global warming is being stoked by rising greenhouse gas emissions, scientists said. The period of January to October 2014 is already among the...

  • British embassy car bombed, foreign compound attacked

    British embassy car bombed, foreign compound attacked

    The Taliban bombed a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul yesterday morning, killing five people, and attacked a foreign compound in the city centre in the evening, officials and witnesses said. The suicide attack on the British...

  • Mass arrests at California rallies

    Mass arrests at California rallies

    Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson yesterday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury’s decision to clear a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black...

  • Announcements

    CAMILLERI. On November 27, LEWIS of Birkirkara, aged 72 years, passed away peacefully at his residence, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. Loved and remembered by his wife Madlene, his children Mario, Giselle and John Zarb, his beloved...

  • UK edges towards federalism with deal on Scotland powers

    UK edges towards federalism with deal on Scotland powers

    Britain agreed to further dismantle its highly centralised system of government yesterday, striking a political deal to grant Scotland new tax-raising powers in a move critics fear could trigger the beginning of the end of the UK. The deal,...