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  • Colombian plane crash

    Colombian plane crash

    Debris of a crashed transport plane of Colombian Air Force is seen near the town of Codazzi, about 600 kilometers northeast of Bogota, Colombia, near the border with Venezuela. Eleven Colombian military personnel were killed on Friday when their...

  • British 'hippy crack' campaigners happy to make point with 'laughing gas' protest

    British 'hippy crack' campaigners happy to make point with 'laughing gas' protest

    Demonstrators have protested against the British government's drug policy by staging a mass inhalation of so-called "hippy crack" in the shadow of Parliament. Dozens of people sat down in Parliament Square in Westminster where they filled balloons...

  • Britons protest Eurotunnel migrant crisis

    Britons protest Eurotunnel migrant crisis

    Rival groups in Folkstone, England protest over the surge in migrants sneaking into the Channel Tunnel to enter the UK in search of asylum. Sean Carberry reports  

  • Prison warder injured by inmate

    Prison warder injured by inmate

    A prison warder suffered minor injuries while conducting a search on a prisoner, the government said. It said in a brief statement that the administration of the Corradino Correctional Facility took all the necessary action and informed the police...

  • Cecil the lion death sparks Zimbabwe action on hunting

    Cecil the lion death sparks Zimbabwe action on hunting

    Zimbabwean wildlife authorities have suspended the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants in an area favoured by hunters following the killing of a lion popular with tourists. Bow and arrow hunts have also been suspended unless they are approved...

  • German woman trampled to death by herd of cows in Switzerland

    A 77-year-old German woman has been trampled to death by a herd of cows in the Alps near the resort town of Laax, Swiss authorities said. Swiss police told the dpa news agency that the Berlin tourist apparently decided to take a shortcut between a...

  • Cheaper gas prices as from Monday

    Cheaper gas prices as from Monday

    The cost of the 12 kilogram gas cylinders is going down to €15, from €16.50 as from Monday and will remain fixed until the end of October, the Energy Ministry said. It said it was the cheapest gas had ever been in the past four years. The ministry...

  • Renzo Piano visits his masterpiece

    Renzo Piano visits his masterpiece

    Architect Renzo Piano today visited his masterpiece in Valletta for the first time since the new Parliament started being used. Senator Piano, who was accompanied by his wife and members of his team, was met by Speaker Anglu Farrugia with whom he...

  • Snoop Dogg 'stopped by Italian customs'

    Snoop Dogg 'stopped by Italian customs'

    Snoop Dogg has reportedly had another run-in with European authorities. The rapper was stopped today by financial police in southern Italy with $422,000 in cash, well above the limit that can legally be transported across EU borders undeclared,...

  • New Afghan Taliban leader promises to continue insurgency

    New Afghan Taliban leader promises to continue insurgency

    The new leader of the Afghan Taliban has called for unity among his fighters, promising to continue insurgency in his first message. The audio message purportedly from Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor also included comments about peace talks, though...

  • Case of alleged abuse at St Vincent de Paul passed to the police for investigation

    Case of alleged abuse at St Vincent de Paul passed to the police for investigation

    The police have been asked to investigate a report of alleged abuse on a resident at St Vincent de Paul, the Family Ministry said. Without going into what the alleged incident was, the ministry said in a statement that as soon as the report was...

  • Pilots' association concerned about Air Malta's fleet maximisation plan

    The airline pilots association (Alpa) has expressed disappointment that Air Malta’s fleet maximisation plans, presented to the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association a few days ago, were never discussed with divulged to any employee...

  • Assistance sought to fly deceased photographer's body to Malta

    Assistance sought to fly deceased photographer's body to Malta

    Desiree Attard, the daughter of the late Department of Information photographer Martin Attard, is appealing for assistance to put together €4,000 to bring down her father’s body to Malta after he passed away in Croatia on July 23. Mr Attard’s...

  • Osama bin Laden's family killed in UK private jet crash

    Osama bin Laden's family killed in UK private jet crash

    Relatives of al Qaida founder Osama Bin Laden are among the four people who died when a private jet crash-landed at a car auction site in Hampshire. The Saudi-registered Phenom 300 jet was attempting to land at Blackbushe Airport when it crashed...

  • Updated: PN calls for study on introduction of second pillar pension

    Updated: PN calls for study on introduction of second pillar pension

    (Adds PL's, government replies) The Nationalist Party has called for a study on the introduction of a second pillar pensions scheme in a bid to address adequacy of pensions. It also wants the government to speed up the introduction of the national...

  • A hero for one day

    A hero for one day

    Gozitan twins Karl and Krista Curmi got the fright of their lives last Wednesday when they were about to leave Marsalforn after a swim with their grandmother, Victoria Grech, at Il-Menqa. The 10-year-old siblings from Victoria are regular swimmers...

  • Environmental organisation concerned about dismantling of Great Siege heroes grave

    Environmental organisation concerned about dismantling of Great Siege heroes grave

    Flimkien Ghal Ambjent Ahjar has expressed itself against the building of a long hall over the Great Siege cemetery on Merchant’s Street, Valletta flanking St John’s Cathedral. The hall would be used to exhibit all the Flemish tapestries...

  • Six people, including two children and baby, injured in accident

    Six people, including two children and baby, injured in accident

    Two children were grievously injured in a traffic accident last night which saw six people being taken to hospital. The police said the accident happened in Main Street, Mellieha at around 11.30pm. A Seat Ibiza that was being driven by a...

  • Updated: Beppe Fenech Adami says Mark Gaffarena's 'friendship' with him 'did not pay off'

    Updated: Beppe Fenech Adami says Mark Gaffarena's 'friendship' with him 'did not pay off'

    Mark Gaffarena who is at the centre of a number of scandals and has even been mentioned in the Daniel Zammit inquiry report, said in a comment on this website and on his wife's Facebook wall that he had met Opposition deputy leader Beppe Fenech...

  • Photos of the Week - Times of Malta

    Photos of the Week - Times of Malta

    Times of Malta presents a selection of its photographers' choice of their best photos over the past days.