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  • Jailed for stealing car’s doors

    Jailed for stealing car’s doors

    A man with an alcohol problem was today jailed for a year and had his 18-month suspended jail term brought into effect after he pleaded guilty to stealing a car’s four doors. Charlie Brincat, an unemployed 33-year-old man from Cospicua, pleaded...

  • Finn admits causing traffic accident

    Finn admits causing traffic accident

    A Finn this afternoon admitted to causing an accident in Great Siege Road late on Monday evening after he got mixed up with driving directions and swerved to the wrong side, smashing into an oncoming taxi. Jyrki Juhani Sinisalo, 46, from Helsinki,...

  • BOV appoints chief operating officer

    BOV appoints chief operating officer

    Bank of Valletta has appointed Mario Mallia chief operating officer. The appointment comes as a result of changes to the bank’s senior management organisational structure recently approved by the board of directors. The revised structure aims to...

  • Thousands rave until dawn at Earth's lowest point

    Thousands rave until dawn at Earth's lowest point

    Thousands of Israelis and tourists raved late yesterday in a 12-hour party taking place from sunset to sunrise in the Dead Sea, experiencing a multimedia soiree at the lowest point on earth. The production website listed a line-up of international...

  • Eleven proposals for White Rocks development received

    Eleven proposals for White Rocks development received

    Eleven investors have submitted proposals with the government’s Privatisation Unit for the development of the White Rocks complex. The closing date was today. A total of 17 had expressed an interest in an international call issued on June 20 after...

  • Presidential nickname

    Presidential nickname

    Indonesia's new president has said he wants to be called by his nickname and revealed that a French furniture buyer gave him his name. Joko Widodo has long been widely known as Jokowi, a contraction of his two names. Asked by a journalist from the...

  • Video shows hatchet-wielding man moments before attack

    Video shows hatchet-wielding man moments before attack

    The New York Police Department has released closed circuit television video of a hatchet-wielding attacker who charged a group of New York City police officers posing for a photograph yesterday. Two officers were wounded, one critically, before...

  • No breach of human rights in MFSA directive - Constitutional Court

    No breach of human rights in MFSA directive - Constitutional Court

    A Constitutional Court has thrown out a complaint by a director of a bankrupt investment firm that a Malta Financial Services Authority directive to delay the liquidation of his company before it settled all its dues with its clients was in breach...

  • Missing plane hunt 'to take months'

    The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but is likely to take many months because of the huge area involved, Australian officials said. Search co-ordinator Peter Foley said there...

  • Update 3: PM not surprised at budget top-up request but asks for explanation

    Update 3: PM not surprised at budget top-up request but asks for explanation

    Malta is being requested by the European Commission to top its EU budget by €13 million. Addressing Maltese journalists in Brussels ahead of a Euro Group meeting, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said the top-up was being requested as a result of a...

  • Dogs reunited

    A dog-loving Nebraska trucker has taken a 45kg bull mastiff on a 2,220km trip back to her owners in Arizona. Dani and Jason Windham were getting ready for their August 4 wedding in Nebraska when their three dogs knocked down a fence and ran off.

  • Speaker expresses condolences following Canada Parliament shooting

    Speaker Anġlu Farrugia has written to Canadian House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer expressing deepest sorrow following the shooting in Ottawa’s Parliament Hill on Wednesday. Corporal Nathan Cirillo, a standing guard over the War Memorial in...

  • Pistorius prosecutors debate appeal

    Pistorius prosecutors debate appeal

    Prosecutors in the Oscar Pistorius case have consulted with a criminal law expert over a possible appeal. Chief prosecutor Gerrie Nel has consulted with Professor James Grant over an appeal, prosecution spokesman Nathi Mncube confirmed. Prof Grant...

  • Priests' sex abuse case: Court orders continuation of compensation claim

    Priests' sex abuse case: Court orders continuation of compensation claim

    A court has ordered the continuation of a civil claim for compensation filed by 10 clerical abuse victims after it turned down the former priests' request for them to contest the case. The priests had failed to reply to the civil case within the...

  • PM caught in another big lie, Nationalist Party says

    The Prime Minister has been caught in another big lie, that he would remove poverty by introducing a living wage, the Nationalist Party said. In a statement, it said that the average wage in Malta between 2008 and 2013 had increased by an average...

  • PN complains about PBS news bulletin

    The Nationalist Party has lodged a complaint with PBS editor Reno Bugeja accusing the national station was using tactics to neutralise a news conference given by the Opposition during yesterday’s news bulletin. In a statement the party hoped the...

  • Judge orders rearrest of Kalkara murder suspect

    Judge orders rearrest of Kalkara murder suspect

    A judge has ordered the re-arrest of the Kalkara murder suspect after he upheld a request for the revocation of bail granted to him earlier this week. Gregorio Scicluna is accused of killing the father of his former partner as well as the...

  • Shark murals by 'female Bansky' stolen

    Shark murals by 'female Bansky' stolen

    Five large shark paintings worth £20,000 by the "female Banksy" have been stolen in Islington, police said. The murals, painted by acclaimed street artist Bambi, were taken by thieves who broke into a building site in Upper Street, Islington,...

  • Briton dies during Thai surgery

    Briton dies during Thai surgery

    A British woman has died during corrective cosmetic surgery at a Bangkok clinic, authorities in Thailand said today. Public health ministry executive Boonruang Triruangworawat said the woman was operated on by a doctor who was not certified to...

  • Unemployment down

    The number of people registering for work in September stood at 6,599, compared with 7,619 in the same month last year. The number in August was 6,698. The National Statistics Office said data provided by the Employment and Training Corporation...