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  • Less meat ‘key’ to food security

    Less meat ‘key’ to food security

    Eating less meat is “essential” to ensure future demand for food can be met and “dangerous” climate change avoided, experts have warned. A study by leading university researchers in Cambridge and Aberdeen found food production alone could exceed...

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    AMATO. On August 31, JOSETTE, née Muscat, aged 56, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her great loss her husband Edward and her children Michael and Angie, her mother Ethel and her mother-in-law...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    A springer spaniel (above) has been reunited with his owners after spending more than a week trapped by the sea. Sprig was rescued after an RNLI crew spotted him on a rocky ledge at the foot of the highest sea cliffs in England. The nine-year-old...

  • Ukraine rebels demand autonomy amid talks

    Ukraine rebels demand autonomy amid talks

    Pro-Russian rebels have softened their demand for full independence, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy - a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks. The insurgents'...

  • Breakfast Club service to be offered again

    The free Breakfast Club service will again be offered this scholastic year from the first day of school, September 22, the government said. The club initiative was first introduced in all state primary schools on April 1, with schools opening at...

  • Libya parliament reappoints PM

    Libya parliament reappoints PM

    Libya's elected parliament has tasked the recently resigned prime minister with forming a new government as the outgoing cabinet acknowledged it had lost control of the capital to Islamist-allied militias. The official news agency said the...

  • Australia Hall deal confirms ‘morally corrupt’ government

    Australia Hall deal confirms ‘morally corrupt’ government

    (Adds PL statement) The deal on the sale of the Australia Hall to third parties revealed by The Sunday Times of Malta yesterday confirmed the government was morally corrupt and using public property to finance the Labour Party and cut its...

  • Monument for Guido de Marco near law courts

    Monument for Guido de Marco near law courts

    A monument depicting the late Guido de Marco poised as if to shake your hand will soon be placed next to the law courts in Valletta. With his right hand lifted for a handshake and the left holding his autobiography, the monument was cast in bronze...

  • Free wi-fi on Gozo Channel vessels

    A free wi-fi service started being offered today at the Gozo Channel Mgarr and Cirkewwa terminals and on all Gozo Channel vessels, the government said. It said in a statement the measure was implementing another electoral promise made by the...

  • NASA imagery shows 'flurry of flares' bursting from the sun

    NASA imagery shows 'flurry of flares' bursting from the sun

    Images from NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) show it was a busy week on the surface of the sun. It began began with an explosive mid-level flare that erupted on August 24. The sun continued to unleash over half a dozen more flares within the...

  • Conditionally discharged for living vagrant life, begging

    Three Bulgarians were this morning conditionally discharged for three years after they admitted to living a vagrant life and begging. Wheelchair-bound Ivan Borisov, 29, Genoveva Dineva, 30, and Kirana Ivanova, 61, had been begging in Valletta for...

  • Suicide bomb blast kills 37 in western Iraq

    Suicide bomb blast kills 37 in western Iraq

    Thirty-seven people were killed today when a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-packed Humvee military vehicle into a construction site, used by the army and police, according to two police officers and a medical official. The blast killed 22...

  • Police sergeant handcuffs alleged thief to car to chase after others

    Police sergeant handcuffs alleged thief to car to chase after others

    Bashir Abulahi Ahmed, a 21-year-old Somali living in Malta was today given a two-year jail term suspended for four years after he admitted to stealing €40, a mobile phone, credit cards and other personal documents from Romanian Bogdan-Marius...

  • Editor's choice of your photos - September 1

    Editor's choice of your photos - September 1

    Email your photos to [email protected] and, should the editor select any of them, they will be published in a gallery like the one above. Preferably the photos should be landscape and at least 620 pixels wide. The photos will then be cropped...

  • Russia urges Ukraine ceasefire deal

    Russia's foreign minister has urged those holding a new round of talks on easing Ukraine's crisis to push for a ceasefire between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian separatists. Foreign minister Sergey Lavrov also said Russia would not...

  • Boy testifies in case against MUSEUM member

    Boy testifies in case against MUSEUM member

    The 10-year-old boy allegedly defiled by a member of the Society of Christian Doctrine (MUSEUM) started giving evidence in court this morning. The case, against Anthony Callus, 46 of Siggiewi, who is also an assistant head of school, is being...

  • Seven dead in Paris building blast

    Seven dead in Paris building blast

    The death toll in the partial collapse of a four-storey apartment building in a Paris suburb has risen to seven after emergency crews pulled the body of an elderly woman from the rubble. Fire department spokesman Gabriel Plus said the body was...

  • 1,000 more children at childcare centres since introduction of free service

    1,000 more children at childcare centres since introduction of free service

    The number of children attending childcare centres increased by 1,000 since free childcare services were introduced on April 1, Employment and Training Corporation chairman Clyde Caruana said. Speaking at the inauguration of the Qawsalla Smart...

  • Policy paper on handling of drug users to be issued soon

    Policy paper on handling of drug users to be issued soon

    A policy paper on the handling of drug users is to be issued soon by the Social Solidarity Ministry through the Foundation for Social Welfare Services, Minister Michael Farrugia said this morning. He said that while attention would be given to...

  • Man arrested after two shot dead

    Man arrested after two shot dead

    A man suspected of killing two unemployment office workers and critically injuring a third has been arrested following a manhunt that lasted seven hours and kept a town on edge. Police spokeswoman Lisa-Marie Brooks said a police dog unit...