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    ABELA. On January 23, VINCENT, residing at Mġarr, Malta, aged 78, peacefully went to meet the Risen Lord. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife Antonia, his children Marielle and her husband Mario Zarb, Joe and his wife Josephine, Emvin and his...

  • Syrian rebels capture main base in south

    Syrian rebels capture main base in south

    Syrian insurgents including fighters from al Qaeda’s Nusra Front, seized an important government army base in the southwestern Deraa province yesterday, fighters who took part in the battle said. The base, one of several used to pound rebel-held...

  • Times photographer scoops top award

    Times photographer scoops top award

    A Somali woman concentrates while making paper bracelets, sitting close to a barred window at Lyster Barracks detention centre. She is in a dormitory where the walls are covered with graffiti scribbled in pencil but the woman appears to be...

  • Fr George Mercieca (1944 - 2015)

    Fr Charles Cini, SDB, writes: Fr George and I were both born in the same year, with just a month between us. We spent most of our life together at school in Gozo and the Don Bosco Oratory and, later, in Italy preparing ourselves for the ...

  • Gunmen kidnap Libyan deputy foreign minister

    Gunmen kidnap Libyan deputy foreign minister

    Gunmen have kidnapped the deputy foreign minister of Libya’s internationally recognised government, the interior minister said. As sporadic factional fighting continued in several parts of the country, six people were killed when rockets hit...

  • Watchdog: new junction eased traffic at Marsa

    Watchdog: new junction eased traffic at Marsa

    The transport watchdog has refuted criticism that changes at a traffic junction in Marsa caused an accident black spot, arguing the new arrangement eased the flow in Aldo Moro Road. Transport Malta was contacted in view of complaints on the...

  • France takes battle against radical Islam into schools

    France takes battle against radical Islam into schools

    France has announced new measures aimed at helping schools combat radical Islam, racism and anti-Semitism in reaction to deadly Islamist attacks three weeks ago. The moves, including more teacher training and civic and ethics education in the...

  • Government burdening future generations with debt, says PN

    The government is burdening future Maltese generations with millions of euros in debt, according to shadow finance minister Mario de Marco. National debt increased by €220 million in the third quarter of last year, Dr de Marco said in reaction to...

  • Social networks must help stamp out promotion of violence

    Social networks must help stamp out promotion of violence

    France last week appealed for UN member states to work together on an international legal framework that would make social network providers share responsibility for the use of their platforms to spread messages promoting violence. “There are hate...

  • Director ordered to pay administrative penalties

    The First Hall of the Civil Court, presided over by Mr Justice Joseph McKeon, on January 15, 2015, in the case ‘Architect Mariello Spiteri v the Registrar of Companies’, held, among other things, that a director was in solidum responsible to pay...

  • Tut, Tut

    Tut, Tut

    The mask of King Tutankhamun, which was found to have been damaged, is pictured yesterday after it was glued back together at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. It acknowledged that one of its greatest treasures had been crudely repaired after being...

  • On the dot

    On the dot

    Two reserved parking spots sprouted up in front of the old University building in St Paul Street, Valletta, last week, exacerbating the parking problem in the area. On that same stretch of road, there are already two parking slots reserved for a...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    A surprised young mother has launched an internet campaign to track down the generous stranger who was kind enoughto leave her a handwritten note in which he described her as a “credit to her generation”. Sammie Welch was travelling with her...

  • Charity swim

    Charity swim

    About 50 people braved the cold water at Għadira Bay on Saturday morning and jumped in for a good cause. In fact, they raised €2,343 in aid of Id-Dar tal-Providenza, in Siġġiewi.

  • Vatican opts for balloons, not doves for symbol of peace

    Balloons, not doves, were released as a gesture of peace in St Peter's Square today - a year after an attack by a seagull and a crow on the symbolic birds sparked protests by animal rights groups. For many years children, flanking the pope at a...

  • Update 2 - Greece's Syriza sweeps election in anti-austerity triumph

    Update 2 - Greece's Syriza sweeps election in anti-austerity triumph

    Updated Monday 6.15am - Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras promised last night that five years of austerity, "humiliation and suffering" imposed by international creditors were over after his Syriza party swept to victory in a snap election. With...

  • Maltese chef drops top London restaurant for school kitchen

    Maltese chef drops top London restaurant for school kitchen

    A Maltese chef has quit a top London restaurant for a school kitchen. The Guardian reported how Nicole Pisani made her name cooking sumptuous Middle Eastern and Asian-inspired dishes in London. From Monday, however, she will be preparing lunch for...

  • Gunmen kidnap Libyan deputy foreign minister

    Gunmen kidnapped the deputy foreign minister of Libya's internationally recognised government yesterday, the interior minister said. As sporadic factional fighting continued in several parts of the country, six people were killed when rockets hit...

  • Chilly again

    Chilly again

    Baskal Mallia sent in this picture of hail which fell at Zebbug, Gozo, this afternoon. Bad weather is expected to persist for the first half of the week, with the temperature between nine and 14 degrees. [email protected]     facebook Times...

  • Iran's foreign minister summoned to parliament over walk with Kerry

    Iran's foreign minister summoned to parliament over walk with Kerry

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is to appear before parliament following controversy over a promenade with his American counterpart during intense nuclear negotiations in Geneva, state media reported. Zarif, who leads Tehran's talks...