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    ARPA. On January 25, ADELGIZA, aged 94, passed away peacefully. She is deeply missed by her children Charlie, Margaret, Pauline and their spouses, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, relatives and friends. The funeral leaves Mater Dei...

  • All wrapped up

    All wrapped up

    A model presenting creations for fashion house Schiaparelli as part of the Haute Couture Spring Summer 2015 fashion show in Paris, yesterday.

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    Rising numbers of learner drivers in Britain are being caught trying to cheat their tests by hiring lookalikes, according to government figures. More than 670 cases of impersonators sitting theory and practical exams have been reported so far...

  • Ten killed in Greek fighter plane crash in Spain

    Ten killed in Greek fighter plane crash in Spain

    Ten people were killed and 13 injured when a Greek fighter plane crashed during NATO training in Spain, the defence ministry said. The F-16 plane crashed about 3:20 p.m  as it took off at a training centre in Albacete, 260 km (160 miles) southeast...

  • 22,183 SMS emission reports in 22 months, 681 notifications for vehicle testing

    22,183 SMS emission reports in 22 months, 681 notifications for vehicle testing

    The authorities imposed restrictions on the licences of 155 cars which were not submitted for emission tests after reports made by SMS over the past 22 months. Another 38 cars failed the test. Transport Minister Joe Mizzi told Marthese Portelli...

  • Police to act over unlicensed Montekristo zoo

    Police to act over unlicensed Montekristo zoo

    The police are to take action over the zoo at Montekristo, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said in Parliament this evening. He was replying to a parliamentary question by Mario Galea, opposition spokesman on animal welfare, who referred to a...

  • Wifi hotspots to increase to 300

    There are currently 191 free wifi hotspots in Malta and Gozo and the government plans to increase their number to 300 by the end of next year, Economic Services Minister Chris Cardona said in reply to a parliamentary question by Censu Galea (PN)...

  • House marks Auschwitz anniversary

    House marks Auschwitz anniversary

    The House of Representative this evening held a minute's silence in memory of the millions killed in Auschwitz concentration camp during the war. The commemoration was held on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the camp. The Israeli...

  • Approval issued for nine boutique hotels in Valletta

    Applications for nine boutique hotels in Valletta have been approved out of 14 submitted, Parliamentary Secretary Michael Falzon said in Parliament this evening. He said the applications were a sign of the rejuvenation of Valletta. Dr Falzon was...

  • Plane parachutes into the water after running out of fuel near Hawaii

    Plane parachutes into the water after running out of fuel near Hawaii

      US Coast Guard video captured a plane deploying its airframe parachute system and landing in the water after running out of fuel off Hawaii. The single engine Cirrus SR-22 aircraft nosedived before levelling out and landing in waters northeast...

  • Police urge caution as rain, hail pelt most areas

    Police urge caution as rain, hail pelt most areas

    The police have advised motorists to avoid low-lying areas due to an ongoing thunderstorm. Heavy rain and hail was reported in several localities particularly in the North and East of Malta, particularly San Gwann, Swieqi and Kappara. At San Gwann...

  • Updated - Small drone crashes on White House lawn

    Updated - Small drone crashes on White House lawn

    A small drone known as a "quad copter" crashed on the grounds of the White House in the early hours of Monday but the drone did not appear to be dangerous, a White House spokesman said. A government employee told the U.S. Secret Service that he...

  • UK court hears of horror as man set partner alight with petrol

    A boyfriend told his partner "You will pay for this" during a drunken row before dousing her in petrol, setting her alight and locking her in a burning flat, a court in the UK heard today. Rebecca Major, 32, survived by throwing a table through a...

  • Board dismisses FKNK complaint on breach of code of ethics

    The Governance Board of local councils has rejected complaints by the FKNK that two councillors broke the code of ethics when they wrote about the hunting referendum on the Facebook page of Attard local council. Attard Deputy Mayor Marco Spiteri...

  • Man's two-week detention for failing to turn up in court was illegal arrest - magistrate

    Man's two-week detention for failing to turn up in court was illegal arrest - magistrate

    A magistrate ruled today that a two-week detention sentence given to a man for failing to turn up for in court during separation proceedings amounted to illegal arrest. Mario Camenzuli had been sentenced to two-weeks detention after he failed to...

  • Accused of defiling boy, 17

    A 54-year old man was charged today with defiling a 17-year-old from Senegal and holding the young man against his will in Marsa yesterday. The man, whose name can not be published by court order, pleaded not guilty to all the charges that...

  • 125 prisoners attending courses, subjects include law

    125 prisoners attending courses, subjects include law

    A total of 125 prison inmates are currently attending some form of in-house educational course, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said this afternoon. Lectures are given in a variety of subjects including IT, languages and even law. Mr Abela was...

  • Ivorian man used false document to come to Malta from Italy

    A 22-year-old man from the Ivory Coast will be sent back to Italy, where he has a temporary residence permit, after he admitted to making use of a forged passport to come to Malta. Kone Daouda admitted to the charges before Magistrate Claire...

  • President to attend Auschwitz liberation commemoration

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca and Mr Preca are in Poland for ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp. Dolores Cristina is Acting President. The ceremony will take place tomorrow in the...

  • Hotel Phoenicia among TripAdvisor's top hotels

    TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, has listed the Hotel Phoenicia as one of the winners of its Travellers' Choice awards for hotels. The award winners are determined on the reviews and opinions collected in a single year from...