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  • Man accused of murdering father-in-law also involved in another murder

    Man accused of murdering father-in-law also involved in another murder

    The man charged with murdering his father-in-law had also helped a woman with whom he was having an affair to murder her husband, a court heard today. Gregorio Scicluna, 53, from Kalkara, is pleading not guilty to murdering Joseph Caruana in...

  • Drug law reform 'a step forward' but more needs to be done - Moviment Żgħażagħ Partit Nazzjonalista

    Drug law reform 'a step forward' but more needs to be done - Moviment Żgħażagħ Partit Nazzjonalista

    The white paper on the drug law reform was a step forward but it should be made clearer as to who was to be considered a trafficker, the Moviment Żgħażagħ Partit Nazzjonalista said. In a paper drawn up following consultation on the proposed...

  • Pet goldfish has tumour op

    Pet goldfish has tumour op

    A beloved pet goldfish that underwent emergency surgery is now "swimmingly well", according to a veterinarian at an animal hospital in Australia.  George had been suffering a life threatening tumour on its head. It was having trouble eating and...

  • Public sector job figures exclude reclassification exercise - PN

    Public sector job figures exclude reclassification exercise - PN

    The Nationalist Party said today that Finance Minister Edward Scicluna had tried to be deceptive yesterday in an attempt to hide a spike in the number of people employed by the government. Prof Scicluna said yesterday that the figures had been...

  • Motorcyclist filmed his own fatal crash

    Motorcyclist filmed his own fatal crash

    The family of a motorcyclist who filmed his own fatal accident have released the footage in a bid to encourage motorcyclists to slow down, particularly at junctions. The dramatic film, captured on a head-cam fitted to the rider’s helmet, shows...

  • Police chastised by defence, prosecution

    Police chastised by defence, prosecution

    The police were chastised by both the prosecution and the defence today in a case in which construction tycoon Zaren Vassallo was charged with perjury and presenting false documents during a civil case where he is being sued for more than...

  • Man missing for five days

    Man missing for five days

    Francis Cauchi, 54, has been missing for the past five days, the police said. He was last seen in Paola wearing blue trousers and a red t-shirt. Anyone with any information may contact the police in confidence, by phoning 2122 4001 or 119 or by...

  • Belgian rapist granted right to die

    A convicted rapist and murderer who has been imprisoned for almost three decades has been granted the right to die after doctors agreed his psychological condition was incurable, a Belgian official said. Belgium's justice minister approved Frank...

  • Privately funded campaign 'smoking is ugly' launched

    Privately funded campaign 'smoking is ugly' launched

    The first privately financed anti-smoking campaign targeting Maltese people has been launched online. The campaign ‘Smoking is ugly’ was launched on Facebook this morning with the aim to generate awareness on the dangers of smoking It will be...

  • One dead in court building shooting

    Shots have been fired inside a court building in the Danish capital Copenhagen, killing one person and seriously wounding a second. A suspect has been arrested and a shotgun has been seized, police said in a statement. There was no information on...

  • Russian rouble hits record low

    Russia's currency has dropped to an all-time low against the US dollar as it continues to suffer from the fallout of economic sanctions. The United States and the European Union last week imposed a new round of sanctions against Russia for its...

  • 613 ordinations in Gozo in 150 years

    There were 613 priesthood ordinations under the tenure of eight bishops and two apostolic administrators within the Gozo Diocese over the past 150 years, according to the National Statistics Office, which issued the data to mark the diocese's...

  • Two injured in collision at Tal-Ibrag

    Two injured in collision at Tal-Ibrag

    Two people were injured in a collision involving two heavy vehicles in Triq Sant' Andrija, Tal-Ibrag  just before 10.30am. Their condition is not yet known but it is not likely that they were seriously injured. The road was closed for some time.  

  • New apple Surprize

    New apple Surprize

    An award-winning fruit grower has struck a deal with Tesco to trial a newly-developed yellow and orange-skinned apple with pink flesh. The unusual variety - named Surprize and described by Tesco as a "real head-turner" - has been bred by apple...

  • Salmond a likely winner whichever way Scots vote on independence

    Salmond a likely winner whichever way Scots vote on independence

    Alex Salmond wields no claymore sword and appears only sparingly in a kilt, and yet he has brought Scotland closer to independence than any Scottish warrior since union with England more than 300 years ago. Dressed typically in a business suit,...

  • Wild Birds Regulation Unit official's car vandalised

    Wild Birds Regulation Unit official's car vandalised

    An official of the Wild Birds Regulation Unit’s Specialist Enforcement Branch found his private car that was parked near Ta’ Pinu Church in Gozo, vandalised yesterday, the Parliamentary Secretariat for Animal Rights said. The official found the...

  • Chamber welcomes Fitch report but warns against complacency

    The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry welcomed Fitch’s report on Malta but said this did not give the country reason to become complacent about its economic performance. It noted in a statement this morning that Fitch itself...

  • Community Chest Fund to become foundation

    Community Chest Fund to become foundation

    The Malta Community Chest Fund is being transformed into a foundation which would also contribute to medical research, President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca said. The President, who heads the fund, was addressing medical consultants in London. She...

  • Better design, better targeting needed for sustainable development of aquaculture

    Better design, better targeting needed for sustainable development of aquaculture

    A report published today by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) reveals that measures to support aquaculture in the period up to 2013 were notwell designed and implemented at EU and member state level. It also found that the European Fisheries...

  • 'No changes' in Kate Middleton's Malta programme so far

    'No changes' in Kate Middleton's Malta programme so far

    Kate Middleton's visit to Malta this weekend has not yet been cancelled, in spite of reports saying that it has. A spokesman for the Office of the Prime Minister said this morning that the office was not informed of any changes in the programme so...