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  • The President’s engagements

    11am The President, together with Home Affairs and National Security Minister Carmelo Abela, attends the kick-off of a football match between personalities and inmates of the Corradino Correctional Facility, organised in aid of L-Istrina 2014, at...

  • Cairns mother arrested for children’s murder in home

    Cairns mother arrested for children’s murder in home

    The 37-year-old mother of most of the eight children found dead in a mass stabbing in Australia’s tropical northern city of Cairns was arrested yesterday for murder. Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar said the woman is under police guard in...

  • High Mass for crib makers

    High Mass for crib makers

    A solemn High Mass at St Anthony church, Għajnsielem, was organised by the local branch of the Association of Friends of the Crib Gozo-Malta. It was celebrated by Can. Joe Cardona. A large crib made by Għajnsielem association president Anthony...

  • Announcements

    NAUDI. On December 9, at Mater Dei Hospital, to Christine née Bonello and Gordon, God’s precious gift of a daughter – ROBYN, a most welcome sister to Jamie. Deo gratias et Mariæ. Obituaries CASOLANI. On December 19, MARIA née Anastasi, widow of...

  • Normalisation best chance to influence Cuba, says Obama

    Normalised relations with Cuba will give the US its best chance to influence the communist-ruled island, President Barack Obama said, urging Congress to ease the US economic embargo against Havana. Obama, who announced on Wednesday that Washington...

  • NGOs want nature park at ‘Buġibba in the south’

    Four environmental NGOs have signed an open letter to the Prime Minister proposing a new nature park in the south of Malta as an alternative to the controversial ‘Buġibba in the South’ proposed development. Birdlife Malta, Din l-Art Ħelwa,...

  • MCCF campaign launched at Ta’ Pinu

    MCCF campaign launched at Ta’ Pinu

    The Malta Community Chest Fund campaign in Gozo was launched with a Mass at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary presided by Gozo bishop Mario Grech. It was attended by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca and Mr Preca and representatives of all Gozitan...

  • Maurice Tanti Burlò

    Peter Calascione writes: A lot has already been written about our recently departed dear friend Maurice Tanti Burlò – there is plenty more to tell about this gentle man. A perceptive observer of life and a talented illustrator, he became...

  • Santa Paws viewers to dogs’ rescue

    America’s first all-star dog adoption telethon has proved a barking mad success, with more than 4,400 people signing up to take in homeless four-legged friends. Michael Levitt executive producer of Cause For Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular, says...

  • Singing Sisters visit primary school

    Singing Sisters visit primary school

    The Ekklesia Sisters visited Gozo College Rabat Primary. They performed songs to children in the school hall, including their song Love and Let Go. The children presented them with donations, toys and clothes.

  • Joe Sammut

    Valerie Chetcuti writes: It is with regret that we heard of the sad loss of Joe Sammut, a photographer through whose initiative, vision, sheer hard work and persistence, the Malta Photographic Society was established in June 1961. As a keen...

  • Saudi forces kill four militants

    Saudi security forces killed four militants in a clash in Awamiya region yesterday, the Interior Ministry said. The troops raided a militant hideout in Awamiya town and killed the four in an exchange of fire. The dead were behind the killing of a...

  • Museum’s festive offer, exhibition

    Museum’s festive offer, exhibition

    Karmni Grima Museum, Għarb, is offering a reduced admission fee until January 4. During the festive season the museum is displaying an exhibition of traditional cribs from five continents, named ‘Those Who Believe in His Name’. The museum, at 2,...

  • Josephine Ferry

    Angela Demarco writes: It was truly overwhelming to see the Msida parish church yesterday packed with people from all walks of life to pay their last respects to Auntie Jo. However, it was no surprise at all. Auntie Jo was a friend to one...

  • Israel aircraft bomb Gaza militant base

    Israeli aircraft bombed a Hamas militant base in the Gaza Strip on Friday for the first time since the end of a war in the territory, in response to a rocket that militants launched earlier in the day, the army said. The bombs struck in the Khan...

  • Coming up

    • Gozo Padre Pio Prayer groups are holding an Advent retreat today at Our Lady of Graces Sanctuary, Victoria. National director Fr Alfred Scerri will celebrate Mass at 9am. Gozo Seminary spiritual director Fr Alex Refalo will deliver a talk on St...

  • Pharmacies open today

    Malta & Gozo: 9 am-noon St Publius Pharmacy, 48, Gunlayer Street, Floriana;Lister Pharmacy, 678, St Joseph High Road, Ħamrun;Evans Pharmacy, 96/98, St Sebastian Street, Qormi;Fleur-de-Lys Pharmacy 32, Fleur-de-Lys Road, Birkirkara;O’Hea Pharmacy,...

  • Shrek for RSPCA

    Shrek for RSPCA

    Shoppers pass Shrek, a Chow Chow dog raising money for the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) on Oxford Street during the final weekend of shopping before Christmas in London.

  • French police shoot knife attacker

    A man armed with a knife has attacked a police station and been killed by an officer in a suburb of Tours, a city in central France. A statement by the Interior Ministry said the man entered the station in the Joue-les-Tours suburb this afternoon...

  • Turkish riot police use water cannons, smoke grenades on protesting teachers

    Turkish riot police use water cannons, smoke grenades on protesting teachers

    Turkish riot police in Ankara used water cannons and smoke grenades to disperse hundreds of teachers who had taken to the streets of the capital in protest of the government's plan to make Ottoman Turkish mandatory in high schools. News footage...