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  • Chinese refugee paints Malta in a bright light

    Chinese refugee paints Malta in a bright light

    A Chinese refugee, who is rebuilding his life in Malta after decades of persecution, is sharing his signature brushwork with fellow islanders in two exhibitions. Art helps John Zhang leave behind shadows of harassment and move ahead: “I often use...

  • 'Fix campaign or step aside', WSJ tells Donald Trump

    'Fix campaign or step aside', WSJ tells Donald Trump

    US Republican Donald Trump should fix his stumbling White House campaign in the next three weeks or step down, The Wall Street Journal said today in a sharply worded warning from a leading conservative voice. Trump has alienated his party and...

  • Judiciary silent on retirement age U-turn

    Judiciary silent on retirement age U-turn

    The Judges and Magistrates Association has declined to comment on the government’s eleventh hour decision to withdraw an amendment raising the retirement age of members of the judiciary to 68. The retirement age was set to be raised by three years...

  • Man banned from ordering pizza by Florida judge

    Man banned from ordering pizza by Florida judge

    Pizza might be among Americans' favourite food, but Florida man Randy Riddle will now have to cook up his own if he wants to taste a slice. 49-year-old Riddle was barred from ordering pizza by a judge earlier this week after being charged with...

  • Zambian president re-elected as rival says vote was rigged

    Zambian president re-elected as rival says vote was rigged

    Zambian President Edgar Lungu has narrowly won re-election in a vote his main rival said was rigged. Hakainde Hichilema's United Party for National Development (UPND) said it would appeal the result at the Constitutional Court, accusing election...

  • 'Common sense to hold Santa Marija horse races in the morning'

    'Common sense to hold Santa Marija horse races in the morning'

    Common sense should prevail and horse races held in the scorching sun in Victoria to mark the feast of Santa Marija should take place in the morning, according to the Animal Welfare Commissioner. “Each race takes only about a minute. The animals...

  • Legal battle over Martin Luther King Jr's Nobel prize medal is finally settled

    Legal battle over Martin Luther King Jr's Nobel prize medal is finally settled

    A legal fight between Martin Luther King Jr.'s heirs over who owns the slain civil rights leader's 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal has been settled, but the terms were not immediately known, a judge said in an Atlanta court. A trial to settle the...

  • Song, dance and colour as Mosta celebrates the feast of the Assumption

    Song, dance and colour as Mosta celebrates the feast of the Assumption

    The streets of Mosta were loud, busy and festive today as the town celebrated the feast of the Assumption.  Times of Malta's Darrin Zammit Lupi was on hand to capture some of the festive spirit. 

  • More than 30,000 Muslims gather to reject extremism

    More than 30,000 Muslims gather to reject extremism

    More than 30,000 Muslims from across the globe met in the UK for a convention opposing extremism and terrorist groups like Islamic State. The three-day annual event was the Ahmadiyya Islamic Movement's 50th convention and saw Ahmadi Muslims from...

  • Mqabba fireworks light up night sky in a kaleidoscope of colour

    Mqabba fireworks light up night sky in a kaleidoscope of colour

    The Santa Marija Fireworks Association had promised to put on a fireworks spectacle to remember, and they certainly delivered. Yesterday evening's pyrotechnic bonanza for Mqabba's feast of the Assumption saw some 10,000 igniters fired, with...

  • Are faulty seals causing gas cylinder leaks?

    Are faulty seals causing gas cylinder leaks?

    An aircraft engineer who is a regular user of gas cylinders claims that the supplier is not following proper maintenance procedures. “In the past 12 months, I have had two incidents where cylinders leaked when the regulator was fitted. On both...

  • Watch: Firecrackers spark stampede in French seaside town

    Watch: Firecrackers spark stampede in French seaside town

    Firecrackers sparked panic in a Mediterranean seaside town last night, sending a stampede of people fleeing what they feared was a gun attack, injuring dozens, French media reported. Just a month after an attack in nearby Nice in which 85 people...

  • FKNK sees CABS statement as attempt to influence the European Court

    FKNK sees CABS statement as attempt to influence the European Court

    The FKNK hunters' federation said today it would revoke the membership of anyone convicted of illegal trapping. But it also hit out at CABS over its statement last week about having discovered six illegal trapping sites, saying the statement was...

  • Woman seriously injured as car hits wall, overturns

    Woman seriously injured as car hits wall, overturns

    A 59-year-old woman was seriously injured this morning when a car hit a wall and overturned at Lapsi Street, Siggiewi. The accident happened at 9.30am. The police said the small car, a Perodua Kancil, was being driven by a 76-year-old woman from...

  • Former footballer dies after being tasered by police

    Former footballer dies after being tasered by police

    A former Aston Villa striker has died after he was Tasered by police. The 48-year-old, named locally as Dalian Atkinson, died around 90 minutes after he was hit by a stun gun in Meadow Close in the Trench area of Telford, Shropshire, at around...

  • Enemalta wants to dig trench to extend power supply to Ġnejna 'properties'

    Enemalta wants to dig trench to extend power supply to Ġnejna 'properties'

    Enemalta has applied for a Planning Authority permit to dig a trench from the Ġnejna car park to 'nearby properties'. The only 'properties' with no electricity in Ġnejna are boathouses, all of which are believed to have been built into the ridge...

  • Wildfire destroys California homes

    Wildfire destroys California homes

    Four homes have been destroyed, and 2,000 acres charred in the Lower Lake area of Lake County, California. Local media reported that residents of about 500 homes had been asked to evacuate the town as fires raged nearby. Crews have been battling...

  • Marlene Farrugia reacts as experts dismiss calls for high-rise referendum

    Marlene Farrugia reacts as experts dismiss calls for high-rise referendum

    Updated 1.10pm with Marlene Farrugia's reaction  Planning experts have poured cold water over a proposal by MP Marlene Farrugia for a referendum on high-rise developments following the approval of controversial towers in Mrieħel and...

  • Watch: Light plane ditches during air show - spectators rush to rescue pilot

    Watch: Light plane ditches during air show - spectators rush to rescue pilot

    Spectators have been praised for wading into the sea to help a pilot who ditched his plane into the water after it ran into trouble during an air show. Witness Nigel Hancock told how people rushed forward to right the light aircraft after it...

  • Plumes of smoke at Singapore station caused by fault

    Billowing smoke that spread alarm at an underground train station in central Singapore was apparently caused by a technical fault, media reported. Authorities have called for vigilance since Indonesian police arrested six suspected Islamist...

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