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  • Woman grievously hurt after being hit by car in reverse gear

    Woman grievously hurt after being hit by car in reverse gear

    A 72-year-old Ħamrun woman was grievously injured this morning after she was hit by a reversing car.  The accident happened at around 9.30am on Ħamrun's Triq il-Vittorja, police said.  Police believe a 69-year-old man, also from Ħamrun, was...

  • Germans told to stock up on food and water as part of national crisis plan

    Germans told to stock up on food and water as part of national crisis plan

    Germany has told its citizens to stock up on water and food in the event of a terrorist attack or national catastrophe and may even consider re-introducing conscription in its first overhaul of civil defences in two decades. Chancellor Angela...

  • Magnitude 6.8 quake strikes Myanmar

    An earthquake of 6.8 magnitude struck central Myanmar today, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, shaking buildings across the country and the region. The quake struck 143 km (88 miles) west of the city of Meiktila at a depth of 84 km (52 miles),...

  • Man-made 'wind trees' could soon power homes

    Man-made 'wind trees' could soon power homes

    Wind turbines have had a tough time convincing policy makers of their benefits, with many dismissing them as loud, ugly and requiring a lot of space. But what if turbines looked like trees and could generate power from the slightest of breezes?  A...

  • Foreign direct investment up by €4 billion in 2015

    Almost 98 per cent of all foreign direct investment in Malta comes from the financial and insurance sector, official statistics have shown.  Foreign direct investment increased by €4.1 billion over 2015 and stood at around €152.3 billion at the...

  • Malta Development Bank gets European Commission approval

    Malta Development Bank gets European Commission approval

    Proposals to set up a Malta Development Bank have been approved by the European Commission, in what deputy prime minister Louis Grech hailed as a "fundamental step in extending Malta's financial structure."  "The country will now have a financial...

  • Cargo plane makes emergency landing at MIA

    Cargo plane makes emergency landing at MIA

    A TNT cargo plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Malta International Airport this morning, airport officials confirmed.  The Boeing 737 was forced into the emergency manoeuvre due to nose gear problems. "At 10.25am, a freighter...

  • Watch: Electricity restored following widespread power cut

    Watch: Electricity restored following widespread power cut

    Update with new photos at 9pm Swathes of central Malta were without electricity for several hours this morning following a power cut caused by a cable that caught fire in a tunnel.   The power cut affected parts of Birkirkara, Gzira, San Ġwann,...

  • Cyclists face a very Maltese problem - no parking

    Cyclists face a very Maltese problem - no parking

    Cyclists are calling on the authorities to increase the number of bicycle racks and introduce rules that ban other road users from obstructing them. While the number of people braving Malta’s roads on a bicycle is increasing, it is often...

  • Karachi's next mayor plans to run city while behind bars

    Karachi's next mayor plans to run city while behind bars

    The imprisoned politician who is almost certain to be the next mayor of Pakistan's largest and richest city of Karachi will run the teeming metropolis via "video link" from his prison cell, his lawyer said today. Waseem Akhtar, who was arrested...

  • Police consider action against medical visa ‘whistleblower’

    Police consider action against medical visa ‘whistleblower’

    The police will be seeking the Attorney General’s advice to see whether to arraign a Libyan national who accused a government official of bribery in relation to the issue of medical visas, this newspaper has learnt. In the meantime, the government...

  • Today's newspapers in review

    Today's newspapers in review

    These are the leading stories in today's local newspapers.  The Times of Malta reports that the government intends on hiving off all Air Malta ground staff to a new company as part of its deal to sell 49 per cent of the airline to Alitalia.  The...

  • Frenchman shouts 'Allahu Akbar' as he kills woman in Australia

    Frenchman shouts 'Allahu Akbar' as he kills woman in Australia

    A 29-year-old Frenchman shouted "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest) as he stabbed a British woman to death and wounded two people at a backpackers' hotel in northern Queensland, police said today. The man was in Australia on a valid tourist visa and...

  • Air Malta ground staff to join new company

    Air Malta ground staff to join new company

    All Air Malta ground staff will be transferred to a new public company that will be servicing the national airline, the Times of Malta is informed. Although the plans were communicated to the workers involved during meetings last week, a spokesman...

  • North Korea fires submarine-launched ballistic missile towards Japan

    North Korea fires submarine-launched ballistic missile towards Japan

    A North Korean submarine fired a ballistic missile early today that flew about 500 km (311 miles) towards Japan, a show of improving technological capability for the isolated country that has conducted a series of launches in defiance of UN...

  • Watch: At least 120 killed as quake flattens towns in central Italy

    Watch: At least 120 killed as quake flattens towns in central Italy

    Update 7.55pm - Death toll now stands at 120 Earthquake hit in the early hours of the morning Rescuers working to save people buried beneath rubble No Maltese believed to have been affected - hotline set up 'Deeply saddened' Pope prays for...

  • Announcements

    BALDACCHINO. On August 23, at Mater Dei Hospital, VICKY, passed away peacefully at the age of 79, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband Louis of Classic Press, Cospicua, her children Carmen and her husband...

  • Authors and poets in Malta for Mediterranean literature festival

    The  11th edition of the Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival kicks off tomorrow, August 24 at Fort St Elmo, Valletta, at 8pm. Twelve writers from eight countries are reading in the festival, which also features Maltese and foreign poetry,...

  • Gianna Nannini live in concert

    Gianna Nannini live in concert

    The last leg of Siennese singer Gianna Nannini’s 2016 tour will be taking place in Malta this Sunday, August 28. The rocker will be belting out tunes from her Hitstory album. The three-hour show sees Nannini retracing her successful career as she...

  • Dance music tribute in Malta

    Dance music tribute in Malta

    A tribute act is usually the sole domain of pop stars and rock bands. However, with the explosion in popularity of dance music in recent years, a steady trickle of dance music tribute acts has started to hit the scene. Coming to Malta for a...

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