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  • Young teenagers given career advice

    Young teenagers given career advice

    More than 100 women turned up at the Verdala Palace this morning to give advice to 14-year-olds about a career they might have already set their eyes on, or professions they have not yet considered. The 300 female students from four church schools...

  • Ex-Ukraine minister held in Spain

    Ex-Ukraine minister held in Spain

    Spanish police have arrested former Ukraine finance minister Yuri Kolobov, who is accused of embezzling millions of euros in state funds. Kolobov was detained in the eastern coastal town of Altea, where he is believed to have been living since...

  • Former teacher at St Edwards' College fined for libelling bursar

    Former teacher at St Edwards' College fined for libelling bursar

    A former teacher at St Edwards' College was found to have libelled the college's bursar by means of an email she circulated to 47 persons. Magistrate Francesco Depasquale condemned Francesca Stivala to pay €1,000 to the bursar, Sandro Bruno, by...

  • Toll in Ukraine mine blast hits 32

    The death toll from an explosion at a coal mine in eastern Ukraine has risen to 32, according to officials. The self-appointed government in rebel-held Donetsk added that one person remains unaccounted for. The blast occurred before dawn yesterday...

  • Nursery rhymes come to life at Pembroke school

    Nursery rhymes come to life at Pembroke school

    Nursery rhymes came to live at St Catherine's High School in Pembroke this morning with students, staff, parents, guardians, relatives, ex-students, ex-staff and friends turning up to school dressed as their favourite character. The event was an...

  • Updated - Boat moorings will ruin Pretty Bay - Birzebbuga council

    Updated - Boat moorings will ruin Pretty Bay - Birzebbuga council

    Adds Transport Malta reaction - The Birzebbuga council is protesting against plans to place some 300 boat moorings at Wied Il-Buni, saying that these would jeopardise plans to give Blue Flag status to the nearby Pretty Bay.  Mayor Joe Farrugia...

  • University Students' Council against spring hunting

    The University Students' Council, KSU, has declared itself against spring hunting. In a statement, it said that sustainability outweighed hunting and the current situation could not continue. The necessary measures had to be taken to address the...

  • Never give up, girl says after nine-month coma

    Never give up, girl says after nine-month coma

    When Raisa Falzon woke up from a nine-month coma she lifted her right arm and placed her hand on the face of her younger brother, Miguel, who was sitting by her hospital bed. That gentle movement was the first means of communication used by Raisa...

  • 8.1% increase in passengers at Malta International Airport

    8.1% increase in passengers at Malta International Airport

    Malta International Airport hosted 208,896 passengers in February, an increase of 8.1 per cent over the same month last year, according to results published on the Malta Stock Exchange. In its announcement, MIA said February’s results were due to...

  • Is political corruption acceptable?

    Is political corruption acceptable?

    A morally sound politician is a myth but corruption to secure a good political outcome for society can possibly be more acceptable than shady dealings done for purely self-serving motives, according to political philosophy professor Susan...

  • Update 2: Maltese man critically injured in Libya, evacuated

    Update 2: Maltese man critically injured in Libya, evacuated

    A 31-year-old man from Kappara, Matthew Dingli, is in critical condition after he was injured in an incident involving a firearm in Libya, the government said. Sources told timesofmalta.com that no foul play is suspected and the injury may have...

  • Facebook post lands worker in jail

    An online gripe about work has landed a US citizen in a Middle Eastern jail. Ryan Pate, a helicopter mechanic from Belleair Bluffs, Florida, took to Facebook after a dispute over sick leave with the company he was working for in the United Arab...

  • PN Cabinet did not discuss deal on Cafe Premier - Mario de Marco

    PN Cabinet did not discuss deal on Cafe Premier - Mario de Marco

    The Nationalist Cabinet never discussed any potential deal for purchase of the lease of the contentious Café Premier, according to former tourism minister Mario de Marco. “No, Café Premier was not discussed by Cabinet during the last legislature,”...

  • 'No impact assessment of kiosks at Għadira'

    'No impact assessment of kiosks at Għadira'

    The Malta Tourism Authority did not carry out an environmental impact assessment before starting the “upgrade” of seven kiosks at Għadira Bay, because the interventions merely replaced the existing structures, according to the...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says a group of US investors agreed to buy Saint James Group’s flagship hospital in Sliema. In another story it quotes the Malta Tourism Authority...

  • US ambassador slashed in the face

    US ambassador slashed in the face

    The American ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was injured in an assault during a breakfast speech in Seoul but that his injuries were not life threatening. Still photographs showed Lippert bleeding after he was slashed in the face by an...

  • Kentucky shopkeeper shoots thief with his own gun

    Kentucky shopkeeper shoots thief with his own gun

    A 21-year-old Kentucky shopkeeper wrestled with a thief who tried to hold up her shop and then shot another one with his own gun - and it was all recorded on CCTV in her shop. See below    

  • Cache of weapons found in young woman's car

    Cache of weapons found in young woman's car

    Bianca Micallef, 23, of Melbourne, has been remanded in custody after she was caught by police allegedly driving with a cache of weapons in her car, including nine guns, five machetes and a samurai sword, Australian media reported. The woman was...

  • Ancient mummified monk found inside golden Buddha

    Ancient mummified monk found inside golden Buddha

    A gold statue of Buddha housed at Hungary's Natural History Museum has been found to contain the mummified body of an ancient Chinese monk believed to be nearly 1,000 years old. Monika Kiss Stefan of Hungary's Natural History museum where the...

  • Dramatic sea rescue saves 941 migrants north of Libya

    Dramatic sea rescue saves 941 migrants north of Libya

    In a dramatic sea rescue north of Libya, a flotilla of rescue ships saved nearly 1,000 migrants and refugees, while 10 migrants perished in the southern Medi­terranean, Italian officials said yesterday. The rescue vessels, including from Italy’s...