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  • Mental health conditions ‘missed’ in young people

    Mental health conditions ‘missed’ in young people

    There is concern that a significant number of young people with mental health problems are not receiving the help they need. The worry stems from statistics which show that in the UK, about one in 10 people up to the age of 18 will suffer from a...

  • No one injured in argument involving tens of people

    No one injured in argument involving tens of people

    No one was injured in an argument involving around 40 people next to Pembroke Athleta this afternoon. Several police cars were called on site.

  • Cyprus-Malta: competition, cooperation on passports

    Cyprus-Malta: competition, cooperation on passports

    The debate over Malta’s citizenship-by-investment programme may have subsided in recent months, but on another small Mediterranean island, the same scheme is facing similar criticism – and a similar defence by the authorities. The programme...

  • Several injured when car drives into bicycle race in Germany

    Several injured when car drives into bicycle race in Germany

    Several people were injured on today, some severely, when a car drove into the bike lane at a bicycle race in Berlin, Wannsee. According to the police Twitter account, an SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) drove slowly in the lane reserved for the race...

  • Police widen FTS probe to include top Education Ministry official

    Police widen FTS probe to include top Education Ministry official

    The police are investigating the permanent secretary at the Education Ministry, Joseph Caruana, over links with his brother Edward, who is already the focus of a wider probe into suspected fraud and corruption at the Foundation for Tomorrow’s...

  • 'Close the spring hunt on migratory birds,' MEPs tell Maltese government

    'Close the spring hunt on migratory birds,' MEPs tell Maltese government

    MEPs from 13 countries and representing the seven largest political groups in the European Parliament are urging Malta to close the spring hunt on migratory birds. In a letter (see pdf link below) addressed to Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and...

  • Russian Opposition leader arrested as anti-corruption protests held

    Russian Opposition leader arrested as anti-corruption protests held

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been arrested as thousands of people crowded into a Moscow square for an unsanctioned protest against the government. Mr Navalny, an anti-corruption campaigner who is leading the opposition to...

  • Konrad Mizzi's reelection chances not dented by Panama Papers, survey suggests

    Konrad Mizzi's reelection chances not dented by Panama Papers, survey suggests

    Konrad Mizzi is still the Labour Party’s frontrunner on the fourth electoral district despite his involvement in the Panama scandal, according to an internal survey conducted by other candidates on the district. As the battle heats up for Labour’s...

  • Interview: No more privatisation, Health Minister pledges

    Interview: No more privatisation, Health Minister pledges

    Health Minister Chris Fearne explains how waiting times have been brought down to two hours at Mater Dei Hospital and assures Matthew Xuereb that he has a good working relationship with his predecessor Konrad Mizzi. Read here: Plans to build...

  • Disneyland Paris parade celebrates 25th anniversary

    Disneyland Paris parade celebrates 25th anniversary

    Disneyland Paris held a colourful parade to celebrate its 25th anniversary yesterday as classic characters like Minnie Mouse and Captain Hook waved from floats to the crowd below. The popular Disneyland tourist resort located in Chessy, just...

  • Debate on whether Islam should be taught at secondary schools heats up

    Debate on whether Islam should be taught at secondary schools heats up

    The request made by Imam Mohammed El Sadi that Muslim students be taught Islam at secondary school has fuelled a heated debate. Kurt Sansone got a snapshot of the controversy when he asked the question on Facebook. It is yet another debate...

  • Career criminal back in court over apartment theft

    Career criminal back in court over apartment theft

    A career criminal found himself back in court today charged with stealing €4,000 from an apartment in Xemxija.Silvio Pace, 48, was previously jailed for 20 years for his part in a Paola explosion, which killed a mother and her baby son in 1992.He...

  • University opens up to students with learning difficulties

    University opens up to students with learning difficulties

    Easing University entry requirements for students with learning difficulties will help motivate intellectually impaired children as young as 12 to pursue tertiary education, pro-rector Carmen Sammut believes. The University of Malta announced...

  • 'Publish false invoices', Muscat challenges Busuttil

    'Publish false invoices', Muscat challenges Busuttil

    Updated 12.55pm - Added PN statement Prime Minister Joseph Muscat this morning again challenged Opposition leader Simon Busuttil to publish invoices issued by the PN’s media company to two catering entities owned by businessman Silvio Debono's db...

  • First casualty of spring hunting season as protected bird found shot

    First casualty of spring hunting season as protected bird found shot

    A protected marsh harrier was recovered this morning in Selmun after being shot, in what BirdLife Malta described as "the first casualty" of the spring hunting season.  The protected bird of prey was found by a member of the public, who alerted...

  • Equal pay for equal work, PN leader Busuttil pledges

    Equal pay for equal work, PN leader Busuttil pledges

    Updated 1.25pm - Added OPM statement A PN government would ensure that all workers carrying out the same work are paid equally, Opposition leader Simon Busuttil promised this morning. Addressing a political activity at the Mellieħa Nationalist...

  • 250 couples race in Thailand's Running of the Brides

    250 couples race in Thailand's Running of the Brides

    Some 250 couples in wedding dresses and suits raced through a Bangkok park yesterday in the annual "Running of the Brides" to compete for $28,000 in wedding prizes. Sirada Thamwanna, 29, said she was exhausted after winning the four kilometre (2.5...

  • Plans to build mental and child hospitals at Mater Dei

    Plans to build mental and child hospitals at Mater Dei

    New paediatric and mental hospitals, as well as a new outpatient’s block with a five-storey underground car park, are among the government’s projects planned for the grounds of Mater Dei Hospital. The government also plans to refurbish five health...

  • Five arrested in Paceville drug raid

    Five arrested in Paceville drug raid

    Five men were caught with sachets of suspected cannabis and cocaine yesterday in a police operation in Paceville yesterday afternoon.  The men, aged between 20 and 31, are Somali nationals living in Marsa and Ħal Far. They were carrying the...

  • At least one killed in Ohio nightclub shooting

    At least one killed in Ohio nightclub shooting

    Updated with video at 5.08pm Fifteen people were shot, one fatally, at a nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early today, and police said they believed at least two shooters may have been involved. The shooting took place around 1 am when hundreds of...

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