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  • Militants posing as migrants?

    Militants posing as migrants?

    The risk that groups like Islamic State could smuggle militants into Europe under cover of a huge wave of migrants is much smaller than some politicians suggest, according to security specialists with close ties to governments and intelligence...

  • Dancing in the rain

    Dancing in the rain

    Performers dancing in the rain at the Notting Hill Carnival in west London, yesterday.

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    BENCINI. Suddenly, on August 25, at home, in Adelaide, Australia, Dr FRANCO BENCINI, Ph.C., MD, FRCOG, FRACOG, aged 88. Soul mate, beloved husband, best friend and incredible travel companion of Margaret; loving, generous and joyful father and...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    Rap superstar Kanye West has announced plans to run for US president in 2020 during a rambling appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. West admitted he had smoked something before arriving to calm his nerves, adding: “I will die...

  • Controlled delivery of drugs is not entrapment, court rules

    Controlled delivery of drugs is not entrapment, court rules

    A controlled delivery of a drug package organised by the police to determine its recipient does not amount to entrapment and therefore does not breach human rights, a court has ruled. Madam Justice Jacqueline Padovani Grima, presiding over the...

  • Man rams friend's BMW after being refused a lift

    Man rams friend's BMW after being refused a lift

    A 22-year-old man this afternoon pleaded guilty to damaging his friend’s BMW after he refused to give him a lift back home from Gianpula. Jurgen Schembri, from Pieta`, admitted to causing more than €2,500 worth of damage to his friend’s car early...

  • Bla Kondixin admits Golden Bay 'skeleton' prank

    Bla Kondixin admits Golden Bay 'skeleton' prank

    The Bla Kondixin group has owned up to having been behind last Saturday's prank at Golden Bay during which a false 'skeleton' was found. The theatre group uploaded a video showing how it planned, carried out and filmed the prank.  

  • Hundreds of refugees arrive in Vienna, switch trains towards Germany

    Hundreds of refugees arrive in Vienna, switch trains towards Germany

    Updated 7.30pm - Hundreds of refugees arriving from Hungary flooded into Vienna's western railway station this evening and ran towards the next trains heading for Germany, a Reuters reporter said. Looking happy and relieved, the migrants chanted...

  • Four missing, four injured in explosion at Spain fireworks factory

    Four people were missing and four were seriously injured after an explosion today at a fireworks factory near Zaragoza, northeastern Spain, a spokeswoman for the Aragonese emergency services said. She said the cause of the explosion was unknown.

  • French women chase friend to the airport after laptops are stolen

    French women chase friend to the airport after laptops are stolen

    A 22-year-old French student pleaded not guilty today to stealing the laptops belonging to two friends with whom he came to Malta on holiday.  Maxime Tarraso was apprehended at the Malta International Airport with an Apple Macbook Air and an Asus...

  • Hunters told to report illegalities, avoid provocations

    Hunters told to report illegalities, avoid provocations

    The hunters' association Kaccaturi San Umbertu said today that it has has issued a directive calling on its members to be on the lookout for illegalities and to report any incident they might witness to the police on telephone number 119. Hunters...

  • Thousands petition against rape ordered by Indian village council

    An online petition seeking protection and justice for two low-caste Indian sisters allegedly threatened with rape by a village council has gathered over 175,000 signatures in a week, Amnesty International India said. The human rights group began...

  • Slovakia eyes common central Europe stance on migrants, rejects quotas

    Slovakia eyes common central Europe stance on migrants, rejects quotas

    Slovakia hopes to forge a common position with three other central European states on tackling the migrant crisis engulfing the continent that would include rejecting any EU quotas for redistributing refugees, its prime minister said...

  • Swimmer suffers head injury

    Swimmer suffers head injury

    A 17-year-old man from Zabbar man was hospitalised after suffering a head injury while diving off the rocks at St Thomas Bay. The police said his condition is critical. The incident happened early this afternoon. People on the scene said the man...

  • October date for Paqpaqli għall-Istrina

    October date for Paqpaqli għall-Istrina

    A McLaren P1, a Porsche 918 Spider, La Ferrari and a Koenigsegg will be among the attractions at this year's edition of Paqpaqli għall-Istrina, the annual car show in aid of the Community Chest Fund. This year's edition of the show was launched...

  • Scientists begin year-long isolation experiment

    Scientists begin year-long isolation experiment

    Six scientists are locking themselves inside a 100 square-foot dome in Mauna Loa, Hawaii for the next year. The team will be under constant surveillance via cameras and body movement trackers, and they can only leave the solar-powered dome in a...

  • Russia's Putin, Medvedev pump iron together

    Russia's Putin, Medvedev pump iron together

    The Kremlin has released video of Russian President Vladimir Putin working out at the gym with Prime Minister Dmitrty Medvedev, images apparently aimed at shoring up Putin's rugged, masculine image as his popularity dips. Wearing a white T-shirt,...

  • Bus company seeking unions' backing for changes to improve efficiency

    Bus company seeking unions' backing for changes to improve efficiency

    Malta Public Transport is seeking the backing of trade unions for proposals which will make its workforce more flexible, in a bid to improve the service. Despite expanding its fleet of buses MPT is still having problems servicing certain routes.

  • Tourist arrivals up in June, but five and four-star hotels see drops

    Tourist arrivals up in June, but five and four-star hotels see drops

    Five and four-star hotels saw a decrease in guests in June compared to the same month last year, but there were increases in lower category hotels, official figures issued today show. The National Statistics Office said guests in five star hotels...

  • 13,300 low income families to receive supplementary benefit this week

    13,300 low income families to receive supplementary benefit this week

    More than 13,300 low income families will this Saturday receive a supplementary benefit for every child. The allowance, announced last year, will be granted on September 5 to families earning less than €10,830. Social Policy Minister...