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  • Late John Lennon letter ‘frustration’

    Late John Lennon letter ‘frustration’

    A musician, who received a letter from John Lennon 34 years after it was sent, has told of his disappointment at not getting the note earlier. The ex-Beatle penned the message to Steve Tilston after reading an interview with him in ZigZag music...

  • Lawrence of Arabia star Sharif ‘has Alzheimer’s’

    Lawrence of Arabia star Sharif ‘has Alzheimer’s’

    Legendary Lawrence of Arabia star Omar Sharif is battling Alzheimer’s, his agent has said. Steve Kenis gave no further details about the 83-year-old or his care. His son, Tarek Sharif, revealed the diagnosis in an interview with Spanish newspaper...

  • Taylor Swift mosaic at Legoland

    Taylor Swift mosaic at Legoland

    To celebrate the opening of Heartlake City, a brand new Lego Friends themed area, the Legoland Windsor Resort has revealed a gigantic 2.6m x 3.6m lego mosaic of singing superstar Taylor Swift after she topped a poll asking youngsters which...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    Pope Francis claims that he has not watched TV since 1990 after making a promise to the Virgin Mary. The Pope said that he did not even watch the matches of his football team San Lorenzo de Almagro back in Buenos Aires, but got a Swiss Guard to...

  • Announcements

    Mr INO CORDINA and Miss MARGARET CAMILLERI The marriage between INO and MARGARET took place on May 27, 1965 at Our Lady of Victories church, Valletta. Congratulations and much love from Cristina and Sandro, Sandra and Stephen, John and Stephanie...

  • Adoptions from Russia

    There were a total of 118 adoptions of children from Russia between 2008 and last year, Family Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia told opposition MP Chris Said in reply to a parliamentary question. The minister said there were 27 adoptions in 2008,...

  • Police evacuate US Capitol

    Police have evacuated the US Capitol and the visitors' centre. Capitol police provided no explanation for the move, simply saying it was an emergency. In a message to congressional offices, police said "an evacuation has been ordered for US...

  • Minister accuses Opposition of using people with disabilities for political ends

    Transport Minister Joe Mizzi this evening accused the Opposition of using people with disabilities as a political football, raising the issue of such persons who used scooters and needed to use public transport. Transport Malta, he said, would...

  • Acceptance of clock was not in breach of ministers' code of ethics - Tonio Fenech

    Acceptance of clock was not in breach of ministers' code of ethics - Tonio Fenech

    Former Finance Minister Tonio Fenech reiterated this evening that the clock he had received as a gift from rogue oil trader's George Farrugia's sister in law was in no way related to any case of corruption. He was testifying in the Public Accounts...

  • Updated: PN wants Mater Dei concrete study report published

    Updated: PN wants Mater Dei concrete study report published

    (Adds government's reaction) PN health shadow minister Claudette Buttigieg has called on the government to release the full report on structural weaknesses at Mater Dei Hospital. "Stop playing this game," Ms Buttigieg told Health Minister Konrad...

  • Range of EU migrant search and rescue mission being extended

    Range of EU migrant search and rescue mission being extended

    The operating range of the EU's Triton patrol and rescue operation is being extended to 138 nautical miles south of Sicily, Ansa reported quoting the Frontex border agency. It said the development came after the signing of a new mission remit with...

  • 'Camorra boss' arrested in Brazil

    'Camorra boss' arrested in Brazil

    Police in Brazil say they have arrested a suspected boss of the Naples-based organised crime syndicate known as the Camorra after almost 30 years on the run. Pasquale Scotti was arrested this morning in the north-eastern city of Recife, where he...

  • US couple welcome 100th grandchild

    An Illinois couple have celebrated the birth of their 100th grandchild. Leo and Ruth Zanger, from Quincy, have 53 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. The birth of great-grandson Jaxton Leo on April 8 made the...

  • Chamber of Architects reiterates opposition to monti stalls location

    Chamber of Architects reiterates opposition to monti stalls location

    The Chamber of Architects this afternoon reiterated its opposition to the location of the open market stalls in Valletta, in the vicinity of the new Parliament building. It also reiterated its appeal to the government that the open market stalls...

  • John Dalli's brother says he only supplied small fraction of Mater Dei's concrete

    John Dalli's brother says he only supplied small fraction of Mater Dei's concrete

    Only a small fraction of the concrete at Mater Dei Hospital was supplied by Mixer Ltd, a company owned by former minister John Dalli’s brother Sebastian, Sebastian Dalli said in a statement this afternoon. He said he did this as a supplier to one...

  • Planning Authority funding church restoration, replacement of damaged fence

    The 18th century church dedicated to St Francis de Paule in Qormi will undergo restoration works after the planning authority agreed to fund a substantial part of the costs. The works, which will cost over €68,000, and are being undertaken by the...

  • Man gets suspended jail term for involuntarily causing death of 10-year-old

    Man gets suspended jail term for involuntarily causing death of 10-year-old

    A 27-year-old man was given a one-year jail term suspended for three years for involuntarily causing the death of 10-year-old Nicole Zahra, during a traffic accident in Hal Far Road in 2010. Magistrate Consuelo Scerri Herrera ruled that, while...

  • More than 500 dead from Indian heat wave

    More than 500 dead from Indian heat wave

    More than 500 people have died in India as a stifling heat wave saw temperatures rise above 47 degrees Celsius. Julie Noce reports.

  • Woman jailed for loitering but cleared of stealing €11,000 from a client

    Woman jailed for loitering but cleared of stealing €11,000 from a client

    A 34-year-old woman was jailed for a year for loitering for prostitution purposes but was cleared of stealing about €11,000 from a client after a court ruled this had not been sufficiently proven. The case dates back to May 13, 2013, at about...

  • Salina national park to be extended

    Salina national park to be extended

    The Salina national park and Kennedy Grove area in St Paul’s Bay will be extended and embellished after works on the Coast Road encroached over the picnic area opposite the park. Environment Minister Leo Brincat said that works will begin within a...