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  • Career thief jailed yesterday gets another four years

    Career thief jailed yesterday gets another four years

    A man who was yesterday jailed for 21 months for a string of thefts was today sentenced to a further four years and three months after being found guilty of more thefts. Stephen Galli, 50, from Sliema, was found guilty of stealing cosmetics and...

  • Lesbian kiss protest at Sainsbury's

    Students held a "Big Kiss-In" at a branch of Sainsbury's in Brighton after a lesbian couple were asked to leave the store for kissing. Dozens of people, including one woman in a wedding dress, descended on the store on New England Street on...

  • Teenage surfer attacked by shark

    A teenage girl has told how a small shark tried to drag her from her board after biting her ankle as she surfed off the Australian east coast. Kirra-Belle Olsson, 13, was surfing off Avoca Beach, 60 miles north of Sydney, when she was bitten on...

  • Call for European efforts to stop deaths in the Mediterranean

    Call for European efforts to stop deaths in the Mediterranean

    Ending Italy’s Mare Nostrum rescue operation without replacing it by a well-resourced European search and rescue initiative would mean more deaths at sea, the European Council on Refugees and Exiles said. In a statement on the first anniversary of...

  • Bus lane work 'finished in two months'

    Bus lane work 'finished in two months'

    The Pieta bus lane project should be completed within the next two months, freeing one of the busiest roads in the country from 40 buses every hour, according to Transport Malta. A speed camera will also be installed at traffic lights to make sure...

  • Obama may appoint Ebola 'tsar'

    Obama may appoint Ebola 'tsar'

    Barack Obama has conceded it "may be appropriate" to choose an Ebola "tsar" to lead the US response against the disease. He also said he is "not philosophically opposed" to a travel ban from the Ebola-afflicted region of West Africa "if that is...

  • Messages from beyond the grave...

    A South Shields family were shocked to receive text messages from their dead grandmother who had been buried with her mobile phone three years earlier. Since her grandmother Lesley's death, Sheri Emerson, 22, had been sending messages to her phone...

  • 'Airline's hotel sale won't breach rules'

    'Airline's hotel sale won't breach rules'

    The government and Air Malta yesterday insisted they will not be breaching EU State aid rules and the provisions of the airline’s restructuring plan with the direct sale of the Selmun Palace Hotel to the government. As part of its efforts to...

  • Brazilian man 'confesses to killing 39'

    Brazilian man 'confesses to killing 39'

    Police in Brazil say they have arrested a man who confessed to killing 39 people over the course of three years. Yiming Woo reports.

  • Enveloped by fog

    Enveloped by fog

    Michael Caruana sent this picture of fog over Marsascala this morning. It was taken from Zonqor Heights overlooking Bellavista. [email protected]

  • Children, youth projects receive President's Award for Creativity

    Seven children, seven, youth projects and 12 organisations received the President's Award for Creativity in a ceremony late yesterday. President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca said the purpose of the award was to encourage and enable young people...

  • Apple's new iPads sport modest upgrades but short on 'wow'

    Apple's new iPads sport modest upgrades but short on 'wow'

    Apple Inc's  faster, slimmer iPads come with modest improvements, such as a fingerprint sensor, but some analysts say it offers few other features to wow consumers ahead of a holiday shopping season expected to be swamped by mobile devices. At a...

  • Happiness improves with age

    Happiness improves with age

    Britons get happier rather than grumpier with age, according to a new survey which reveals the greatest contentment at 58. The research suggests that people in the UK finally manage to get the work-life balance right towards the end of their...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta reports that Archbishop Mgr Paul Cremona is expected to step down. In-Nazzjon says More supermarkets are to be restructured because of financial problems caused by...

  • Update 2: Archbishop to step down; Vatican accepts resignation

    Update 2: Archbishop to step down; Vatican accepts resignation

    Archbishop Paul Cremona is expected to resign as the head of the Maltese Church, Times of Malta learnt last night. The resignation is expected to be made official tomorrow during a press conference.  The 68-year-old archbishop is believed to have...

  • Priest and air passenger tested for Ebola in Spain

    Priest and air passenger tested for Ebola in Spain

    Spanish authorities reported four new patients with suspected Ebola symptoms yesterday, including a feverish passenger who started shaking on an Air France flight to Madrid and a Spanish priest who had recently been in Liberia. Three of the cases...

  • ‘Too heavy to hop’

    ‘Too heavy to hop’

    A giant extinct kangaroo that lived in the Australian outback 100,000 years ago would have walked rather than hopped, research has shown. Scientists said the 2.7-metre-tall creature, which had a round rabbit-like face, would have been an unnerving...

  • Pakistani Christian woman loses appeal against death sentence

    Pakistani Christian woman loses appeal against death sentence

    A Pakistani court upheld the death penalty yesterday against a Christian woman accused of blasphemy, her lawyer said, in a case that drew global headlines after two prominent politicians who tried to help her were assassinated. In 2010, Asia Bibi,...

  • Eurozone in firing line for inflation, budget worries

    Eurozone in firing line for inflation, budget worries

    After a two-year siesta, the euro- zone is back in the financial markets’ firing line due to stagnating growth, low inflation, budget problems in France and Italy and rising political risk in Greece, where the bloc’s debt crisis began in...

  • Italy and France make plea for growth as EU-Asia leaders meet

    Italy and France make plea for growth as EU-Asia leaders meet

    Europe’s priority must be to stimulate economic growth, Italy and France said yesterday, putting themselves at odds again with Germany, which is demanding deficit rigour. With signs of a global slowdown rattling investors and prompting sharp...