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  • Triq Cinemoon Festival comes to a close

    Triq Cinemoon Festival comes to a close

    The Triq Cinemoon Festival comes to a close this year with a film on the theme time travelling. This unusual festival, in its fourth year, asks its prospective audience to pick the films that are screened with the general theme this summer being...

  • Photography competition

    Photography competition

    The Malta Photographic Society is organising the 51st National Photographic Annual Competition and Exhibition 2016. Set up in 1961, the Malta Photographic Society has grown from a handful of members, meeting in a store room in the corridors of St...

  • Event for older persons

    The Żejtun local council is organising an outing to Fort St Angelo tomorrow for older persons to mark the International Day for Older Persons which falls on October 1. The fort is the jewel in the crown of the Maltese islands’ military heritage.

  • Food Drive talks

    Food Drive talks

    Educational talks about proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle will be held by John F. Xuereb at various localities. This initiative, in collaboration with the YMCA, is a free event. Those attending are requested to bring with them some...

  • Islamic State says Minnesota mall stabbing carried out by its 'soldier'

    Islamic State says Minnesota mall stabbing carried out by its 'soldier'

    A man who stabbed nine people at a mall in central Minnesota before he was shot dead is a "soldier of the Islamic State," the militant group's news agency said as the FBI investigated the attack as a potential act of terrorism. The man, who was...

  • Customs seize 1100 tins of snus

    Customs seize 1100 tins of snus

    Around 1,100 tins of Snus (chewing tobacco) were seized by Customs officers at the airport earlier today.  The tins were found in the personal luggage of a passenger who flew in on a flight from Stockholm. The passenger, a Malta resident, was...

  • Much loved Voices set to fall silent

    Much loved Voices set to fall silent

    It has been a mainstay of the cultural scene for 25 years but now, the much-loved Voices will at last fall silent. On October 7, the very last edition of the Voices Foundation concert gets underway, 25 years after the first ever concert was held...

  • Busuttil: Coalition to fight corruption emerging

    Busuttil: Coalition to fight corruption emerging

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said this evening that a coalition against corruption was emerging, and he agreed with those who said that the forthcoming general election would be a contest between people of good will who wanted to stop...

  • Merkel's party suffers rout in Berlin in migrant policy backlash

    Merkel's party suffers rout in Berlin in migrant policy backlash

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives suffered their second electoral blow in two weeks tday, sloumping to their lowest level since reunification in 1990 in a Berlin city vote in which citizens roundly rejected her open-door refugee...

  • Patriotism vs principle

    Patriotism vs principle

    The Nationalist Party MEPs have been accused of being unpatriotic for voting against Leo Brincat’s nomination to the European Court of Auditors. Kurt Sansone asks whether this criticism is valid. Leo Brincat was rejected with a 152-vote difference...

  • Police sergeant injured in Marsa crash

    Police sergeant injured in Marsa crash

    A police sergeant was hospitalised this afternoon after he was injured in a collision in Aldo Moro Road, Marsa, while driving his service motorcycle. The accident happened at about 5pm. The motorcycle was dragged for several metres and ended up on...

  • Toddler hit by car driven by his father

    Toddler hit by car driven by his father

    A 23-month toddler was hospitalised this afternoon after he was hit by a reversing BMW car being driven by his father, 25. The incident happened shortly after 4.30pm in Triq Louis Scicluna. The boy's medical condition is not yet known. The police...

  • Watch: Violent UK policeman who attacked car put on 'restricted duties'

    Watch: Violent UK policeman who attacked car put on 'restricted duties'

    A UK policeman who was filmed attacking a car has been put on "restricted duties" and his use of force will be examined, Scotland Yard has said. Dramatic footage, filmed by the driver and viewed thousands of times online, features a policeman...

  • College system at the crossroads

    College system at the crossroads

    Ten years since the re-organisation of primary and secondary schools into colleges, the Education Ministry recently rolled out a set of proposals for public consultation to overhaul the system. Keith Micallef spoke to Sandro Spiteri, a former...

  • Prison inmate declared brain dead - organs to be donated

    Prison inmate declared brain dead - organs to be donated

    A prison inmate who was urgently hospitalised on Friday after harming himself has been pronounced clinically brain dead, the prison authorities said. His family have decided to donate his organs and he is being kept on life support while the...

  • PA head hid conflict of interest from ex-boss

    PA head hid conflict of interest from ex-boss

    Updated 19 September 9pm - Added Mr Buttigieg statement Planning Authority chairman Johann Buttigieg did not inform his direct superior that he had a potential  conflict of interest when, as a case officer in 2011, he was assigned to review the...

  • US says sorry as airstrike against IS kills Syrian troops

    US says sorry as airstrike against IS kills Syrian troops

    The United States has apologised for an air strike against Syrian government forces fighting the Islamic State group. A Russian defence ministry spokesman said 62 Syrian soldiers had been reported killed in the US-led coalition air strike on a...

  • Comino: The rare – and troubled – natural gem

    Comino: The rare  – and troubled – natural gem

    Comino is one of the few remaining untouched havens in the country, but its landscapes and vast biodiversity are today experiencing unprecedented pressures. The island is designated a Natura 2000 site, giving it a high level of ecological...

  • 6,000 receive VAT refunds on cars bought in 2005

    6,000 receive VAT refunds on cars bought in 2005

    Some 6,000 people last week received refunds on VAT paid on vehicle registration tax in 2005, Prime minister Joseph Muscat said this morning. He said the refunds, which Simon Busuttil had opposed, showed how the government was continuing to work...

  • ‘I would have crawled to the PA hearing’ - Environment Authority chairman surprised by Sliema tower vote

    ‘I would have crawled to the PA hearing’ - Environment Authority chairman surprised by Sliema tower vote

    Environment Resources Authority chairman Victor Axiak says had he known his Townsquare vote could affect the outcome of the Planning Authority hearing, he would have shown up for the crucial vote – despite a heart operation and against his...

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