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  • When a word means a lot - marriage proposal during Kelma Kelma show

    When a word means a lot - marriage proposal during Kelma Kelma show

    Patrons at the Kelma Kelma show in Pjazza Teatru Rjal were surprised yesterday by a very public marriage proposal, but not as much as the woman to whom the proposal was made. Well known actor Ray Calleja came on stage, took a selfie with President...

  • MUSEUM treasurer held for alleged child sexual molestation

    MUSEUM treasurer held for alleged child sexual molestation

    An assistant head of school and treasurer of the Society of Christian Doctrine (MUSEUM) has been remanded in custody after being charged with defiling a 10-year-old boy. Anthony Callus, 46 of Siggiewi,has also been charged with violent indecent...

  • Blaze gives dramatic backdrop

    Blaze gives dramatic backdrop

    A grass fire close to the premises of the Malta Model Aircraft Association in Ta' Qali caused no serious damage but provided an unusual backdrop to the flying aircraft yesterday afternoon. Picture - darrin Zammit Lupi.

  • Car blaze in Valletta

    Car blaze in Valletta

    A Fiat Tempra driven by a deliveryman from Zurrieq was destroyed by fire in Valletta this morning. The incident happened at about 10am in St John Street corner with Republic Street. No one was injured. The blaze was put out by Civil protection...

  • Gozo abuse case priest loses bail

    Gozo abuse case priest loses bail

    A Gozitan priest accused of sexual molestation of minors has been remanded in custody. Mr Justice Michael Mallia this morning revoked bail for Fr Jesmond Gauci after an appeal was filed by the Attorney General. He will be held in remand until the...

  • Update 2 - Speed cameras up again at St Paul's Bay bypass, Transport Malta explains

    Update 2 - Speed cameras up again at St Paul's Bay bypass, Transport Malta explains

    Updated - Adds Transport Malta statement, speed limit set at 80km/h - Speed cameras are being set up at the St Paul's Bay bypass, immediately sparking a Facebook petition for their removal. Transport Malta said it had given its go ahead to the the...

  • Medical group: Ebola spreading at rapid pace across Liberia

    Medical group: Ebola spreading at rapid pace across Liberia

    Ebola is spreading at lightning speed across Liberia says the group Doctors without Borders. "The number is going up rapidly. Faster than what we thought, forcing us to adapt our plans and our strategy on a daily basis, a coordinator said. Lindi...

  • Australian triathlete mistaken for illegal immigrant on Channel swim

    An Australian triathlete was mistaken for an illegal immigrant by British residents and held up by border authorities when set to swim the English Channel, local media reported. John van Wisse was attempting to set a world record on an...

  • God will forgive me, says bikini woman

    God will forgive me, says bikini woman

    The German woman who was kept in a cell overnight for her drunken dancing in a bikini during a band march with a statue of Our Lady in Sliema, is a devout Catholic who says she got carried away by the festivities. “I was raised a Catholic and had...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta reports how the US ambassador to Libya, who is based in Malta, called for a ceasefire. l-orizzont leads with comments by Owen Bonnici that postponing the local...

  • Police kill Cops show sound man in Omaha

    Police kill Cops show sound man in Omaha

    A sound operator on reality TV show Cops has been shot dead by police officers who opened fire during a robbery at a fast food restaurant. Bryce Dion, 38, died along with the robbery suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun police thought was a...

  • EU will replace Mare Nostrum migrant rescue

    EU will replace Mare Nostrum migrant rescue

    The European Commission said yesterday it would launch an EU version of Italy’s sea rescue operation to help it deal with the droves of migrants crossing the Mediterranean in crowded boats from North Africa, something Italy has repeatedly called...

  • ‘Libya says it may slide into civil war’

    ‘Libya says it may slide into civil war’

    Libya warned the UN Security Council yesterday that the chaotic North African state could descend into full-scale civil war if heavily armed warring factions are not disarmed. The 15-nation council met to discuss Libya days after its parliament,...

  • Gozo temples ‘protected’ from President’s guests

    Gozo temples ‘protected’ from President’s guests

    Heritage authorities are taking every precaution to ensure no damage is done to the Ġgantija temples when, on Saturday, it hosts hundreds of guests for the first President’s ball in Gozo. Times of Malta is informed that numerous meetings were held...

  • Commissioner resists quit call over abuse of 1,400 children

    Commissioner resists quit call over abuse of 1,400 children

    South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner (PCC) Shaun Wright is clinging on to his post despite pressure to quit from his own political party following a “devastating” report into child abuse in Rotherham, England. Mr Wright was the council...

  • Russian troops ‘entered Ukraine but by mistake’

    Russian troops ‘entered Ukraine but by mistake’

    A group of Russian paratroopers captured by Ukrainian forces said yesterday they had embarked on what they believed was a routine training patrol and had not realised they were on Ukrainian territory until their detention. Kiev has accused the...

  • Ceasefire in Gaza is still holding

    Ceasefire in Gaza is still holding

    An open-ended ceasefire in the Gaza war held yesterday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced strong criticism in Israel over a costly conflict with Palestinian militants in which no clear victor emerged. On the streets of the battered,...

  • Islamist fighters capture Syria crossing near Israel

    Islamist fighters capture Syria crossing near Israel

    Al-Qaeda’s Syria wing Nusra Front and other Islamist fighters have taken control of a border crossing on the line dividing Syria from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a group monitoring the conflict said yesterday. The fighters, who have vowed...

  • Argentina rules out piecemeal debt talks

    Argentina rules out piecemeal debt talks

    Argentina’s government yesterday ruled out further piecemeal debt talks with a small group of US hedge funds and said the country needed to strike a deal with all bondholders which have rejected past restructuring agreements as a single...

  • WHO doctor with Ebola is in Germany for treatment

    WHO doctor with Ebola is in Germany for treatment

    A Senegalese doctor who contracted Ebola while working for the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Sierra Leone arrived in Hamburg yesterday for treatment at a tropical medicine unit, becoming Germany’s first patient with the disease. The clinic’s...