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  • Jihadi John 'slip up' possible, says watchdog

    Jihadi John 'slip up' possible, says watchdog

    The intelligence agencies may have made a "slip up" in failing to impose tighter controls on Jihadi John due to the sheer number of suspects they have to cope with, the counter-terrorism laws watchdog said. David Anderson QC said he was not...

  • Price of 12 kilogram gas cylinder to go down to €17

    Price of 12 kilogram gas cylinder to go down to €17

    The price of a 12 kilogram gas cylinder will go down to €17 from €18 in March and April, the government said. It said this was the cheapest price in the past three years for this period with the price in April in the last year of the previous...

  • Editor's choice of your photos - February 27

    Editor's choice of your photos - February 27

    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...

  • US gunman dead after fatal attacks

    Seven people have been killed in overnight shootings in south-eastern Missouri and the gunman is also dead, US police said. Missouri State Highway Patrol Sergeant Jeff Kinder said the 36-year-old suspect was found dead from an apparently...

  • Body found in snow-clearing machine

    The body of a young woman has been found inside a machine that scoops and sucks up snow at a ski resort in the Pyrenees. French police said the circumstances of the accident are unclear and the identity of the woman has not been...

  • Woman forced to inspect own faeces claims inhuman and degrading treatment

    Woman forced to inspect own faeces claims inhuman and degrading treatment

    A Dutch woman who had to inspect her own excrement after suspicions she was carrying drugs has taken the matter to court claiming she was subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment. The story about the humiliation felt by 36-year old Jennifer...

  • Updated: Hunters call for yes vote

    Updated: Hunters call for yes vote

    The hunting lobby is urging voters to head to the polls and vote Yes to retain spring hunting, Times of Malta has learnt. The official campaign will be launched tomorrow but lawyer Kathleen Grima confirmed this evening on TVM programme Xarabank...

  • UHM requests MCESD meeting to discuss mobile phones policy

    The Union Haddiema Maghqudin has requested an urgent meeting of the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development to discuss a policy disallowing mobile phones during official meetings with ministers. The union said it was informed of this...

  • Girl found 17 years after kidnap

    Girl found 17 years after kidnap

    A newborn baby who was snatched from a Cape Town hospital 17 years ago has been reunited with her parents - and the alleged kidnapper arrested. She was living just a couple of miles from her parents but the amazing discovery happened only after...

  • Judge turns down Floriana FC garnishee revocation request

    Judge turns down Floriana FC garnishee revocation request

    A judge has turned down a request by the Floriana Football Club to revoke a garnishee order filed against them by its former president, Johann Said, who is claiming moneys he is owed.   Despite claims by the club that Mr Said had filed the...

  • Germany backs Greece bailout deal

    Germany backs Greece bailout deal

    Germany's parliament has given its overwhelming approval to the four-month extension of Greece's financial bailout, despite unease over the new government in Athens. Lawmakers voted 542-32 to back the bailout extension. There were 13...

  • Newborns should be screened for hearing problems - Health Commissioner

    The Health Commissioner for Health is recommending that all new born children should be screened to detect hearing problems at an early stage. In an own initiative investigation on difficulties faced by people with hearing problems, Commissioner...

  • Streets calmer after llama drama

    Two quick-footed llamas dashing in and out of traffic in an Arizona retirement community were rounded up cowboy-style by authorities, causing a stir in the streets and on social media. A large white and a smaller black llama darting through the...

  • Couple jailed seven years over heroin possession

    Couple jailed seven years over heroin possession

    A couple caught red-handed in a hotel room with 10 sachets of heroin and weighing scales during a Drug Squad raid have been jailed for seven years between them.  Magistrate Marseann Farrugia found Ivan Bajada, 39, from Msida and Clare Borg, 35,...

  • Surplus in consolidated fund

    The government’s consolidated fund registered a surplus of €12.1 million in January 2015, according to government finance data published by the National Statistics Office. The NSO said recurrent revenue registered an increase of €78.3 million...

  • Reform of Curia high on new Archbishop's agenda

    Reform of Curia high on new Archbishop's agenda

    A reform of the Curia is high on Archbishop-elect Charles Scicluna's to do list, and he is not excluding a change in personnel. Speaking during a news conference at the Curia in Floriana during which he was officially named Malta’s next...

  • Updated: Man charged with aggravated possession of drugs remanded in custody

    Updated: Man charged with aggravated possession of drugs remanded in custody

    Mohammed Kouruma, 36, from the Ivory Coast, pleaded not guilty to the aggravated possession of four different drugs found in his apartment in St Paul's Bay. Magistrate Antonio Micallef Trigona heard how the Drug Squad found around 380 grams of...

  • Acclaimed academic to lecture on 'politics and morality'

    Acclaimed academic to lecture on 'politics and morality'

    Susan Mendus, a Morrell Professor Emerita in political philosophy at the University of York is to deliver this year's Mabel Strickland's Memorial Lecture “Politics and Morality” at the Phoenicia Hotel on Thursday at 6.30pm. The lecture will look...

  • European Court throws out Gozo land owners' case against government

    European Court throws out Gozo land owners' case against government

    The European Court of Human Rights has declared as inadmissible a case filed by owners of land in Gozo against the government. The land owners, Gozitan residents Michael Borg, Olympia Borg and Andrew Vella and Lorena Vella argued that land they...

  • Drug awareness catalyst Maria Sciberras passes away

    Drug awareness catalyst Maria Sciberras passes away

    Maria Sciberras, a catalyst for raising significant awareness of the drug problem in Malta, has passed away, aged 75. Dr Sciberras helped set up the Detox Centre at St Luke’s Hospital. She organised and set up services for drug dependants in Malta...