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  • Cocaine in false bottoms of luggage

    Cocaine was found in the false bottoms of baggage carried by two Panamanian drug mules who came to Malta to study English, the court heard yesterday. The case concerns Lorena Vanessa Hernandez Munoz, 21, and Hector Antonio Montenegro Martinez, 20,...

  • Great Fall of China: more ‘correction’ than a crisis

    Great Fall of China: more ‘correction’ than a crisis

    What has been dubbed ‘The Great Fall of China’ is being seen by both local and overseas analysts as a much-needed correction, with European stock exchanges already bouncing back from the dramatic drops on Monday. The People’s Bank of China...

  • Hunting report ‘far from reality’

    A recent report claiming more than 100,000 birds were illegally shot last year is “exaggerated, fallacious and far from reality”, the hunting lobby said yesterday. In two strongly worded statements, the hunters’ federation, FKNK, and the St...

  • Keeping cool

    Keeping cool

    A boy cools off yesterday under a waterfall in Kabul, Afghanistan.

  • AUM development is a ‘constitutional travesty’ sustainability think tank tells the Prime Minister

    AUM development is a ‘constitutional travesty’ sustainability think tank tells the Prime Minister

    The development of a private university campus along the Żonqor coastline is a “travesty of the State’s constitutional responsibilities” to protect the environment, according to experts. The National Independent Forum for Sustainability – Nifs, a...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    A golden retriever is set to make a full recovery after being driven on a 2,400-mile (3,862km) round trip through eight countries to undergo a life-saving operation in the UK. Pelle, from Oslo, Norway, was diagnosed with a “liver shunt” – where a...

  • Chamber wants safeguards against change of use

    The Chamber of Commerce has raised concerns over the possibility of change of use at the proposed American University of Malta. Government plans announced so far lack detail on how this will be prohibited, it said in a statement. “Such safeguards...

  • Maltese is under arrest in Libya

    A Maltese businessman has been under arrest in Libya for just over a week, caught up in the controversy between that country's rival governments over the recognition of visas. Informed sources said the man is in the area controlled by the...

  • Bus driver suspended

    Malta Public Transport said yesterday it had suspended a bus driver after a route bus was shown on video dragging a parked car in a narrow road in Sliema. “The company would like to apologise to the owner of this vehicle and confirm that it will...

  • Extra CVA access point

    An additional CVA access point for vehicles entering Valletta from Merchants Street has been activated in view of the works at Castille Place. The new point will be called St James. Normal chargeable hours and tariffs apply.

  • Air Supply is here ‘to leave an impression’

    Air Supply is here ‘to leave an impression’

    Australian soft rock group Air Supply hopes “to leave an impression” on audiences with their “passionate and loud” set during their concert at MFCC in Ta’ Qali on Friday. The duo, Graham Russel and Russell Hitchcock, are on a world tour to mark...

  • Facebook used for drug dealing

    Using the postal system to import drugs is the better option, since the new customs officials cannot be bribed, according to a Facebook exchange revealed in court. The information was given by a police inspector who was testifying in the...

  • Man loses bail after breaching his curfew

    A man accused of theft from two Birkirkara shops last month has had his bail revoked after the court heard he breached a 10pm curfew. Annise Bejaoui, 26, was not at home on Sunday night when police checked on him at his Rabat apartment. He pleaded...

  • Mater Dei report reveals unprecedented crowding

    Mater Dei report reveals unprecedented crowding

    Every week Mater Dei Hospital is discharging 50 patients fewer than it admits, according to the Hospital Activity Report for the first six months of this year. It also indicates a seven per cent increase in patients at the emergency department...

  • Tropical forests size of India to be axed by 2050

    Tropical forests size of India to be axed by 2050

    Tropical forests covering an area nearly the size of India are set to be destroyed in the next 35 years, a faster rate of deforestation than previously thought, a study warned. The Washington-based Centre for Global Development, using satellite...

  • Announcements

    ABELA. On August 24, at Mater Dei Hospital, JOSEPH, of Sliema, aged 75, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. Joe leaves to mourn his great loss his wife May, his brother John and wife Sylvia, his children and their...

  • BOV employees angry at bonus reversal

    BOV employees angry at bonus reversal

    Bank of Valletta employees are up in arms following a decision by management not to pay its employees the full performance bonus in 2014, contrary to its stated intention. The bank’s decision was communicated last week by CEO Charles Borg and was...

  • Yacht owners protest over lack of maintenance at marina

    Yacht owners protest over lack of maintenance at marina

    Owners of yachts that berth at Ta' Xbiex filed a judicial protest against Transport Malta today, complaining that the authority is not maintaining the quay even though they pay thousands of euro in fees. The yacht owners said the quay is now in a...

  • Air Supply: We don’t follow trends, we just do what we love

    Air Supply: We don’t follow trends, we just do what we love

    Australian soft rock group Air Supply hope to 'leave an impression' on audiences with their “passionate and loud” concert at MFCC in Ta' Qali on Friday. The duo, Graham Russel and Russell Hitchcock are on a world tour to mark their 40th...

  • Man loses bail, shouts abuse at police inspector

    A man was remanded in custody today for breaching bail conditions imposed on him last month in a case involving theft from two Birkirkara shops. Annise Bejaoui, 26, was not at home on Sunday night when the police checked on him, a court heard. He...