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  • Fgura woman struck by lightning bolt

    A 27-year-old woman from Fgura injured her hand when she was struck by a bolt of lightning at around noon. The police said the woman, who lives in Triq il-Ward tax-Xemx, was lowering an awning in the yard of her residence when the incident...

  • Bin Laden library at girl's school

    A controversial Pakistani cleric who runs an Islamic seminary for girls in the capital, Islamabad, has named the school's new library in honour of Osama bin Laden. According to his spokesman, Tehsin Ullah, cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz wanted to pay...

  • Concert to celebrate national anniversaries at Smart City

    A concert featuring a show with Beatles music is being held at Smart City on April 26. The concert, organised by the Fondazzjoni Ċelebrazzjonijiet Nazzjonali Maltin, was launched by Justice Minister Owen Bonnici. He said that 45 singers and...

  • €75,000 raised in Good Friday night walk

    The sum of €75,000 was raised in aid of the Puttinu Cares cancer support group during the Good Friday night walk which this year was the largest ever with some 8,000 participants. The first to arrive at the finish line in front of the Senglea...

  • Farmer stunned as camel gives birth

    The owners of a farm shop and tea shop were stunned to find one of their two camels was giving birth - as they are both female. Farmer Andrew and Maria Henshaw had no idea that Doris the camel, who lives with her half-sister Delilah, was in the...

  • Ferry school vice-principal dies

    A high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanged, police said. The news of the death came today as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of people still missing from the ferry and feared...

  • New Fawwara radar to be inaugurated in coming weeks

    Malta Air Traffic Services will be inaugurating a new radar in Fawwara in the coming weeks, Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis was told during a visit. The company told the minister about the constant challenges it had to face and its continuous...

  • Good Friday marked in Holy Land

    Christians in the Holy Land are commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem's Old City. Thousands of Christian pilgrims filled the cobblestone alleyways of the Old City today along the Via...

  • Beauty contest ends in a punch-up

    Police were called to the Miss Scarborough beauty contest after a fight broke out when supporters of one of the contestants claimed the competition was a fix. Security were kicked, punched and attacked with handbags by a section of the audience...

  • Malta welcomes Ukraine deal

    Foreign Minister George Vella this morning welcomed the preliminary agreement reached in Geneva yesterday for immediate steps to be taken toward calming tensions in Ukraine. The US, European Union, Ukraine and Russia yesterday agreed to establish...

  • Updated: Arrest of ferry captain requested

    Prosecutors have asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead. Prosecutors said today that they have also requested arrest warrants for two...

  • Archbishop washes feet of migrants, disabled and drug victims

    Migrants, disabled and drug victims were among the 'apostles' at St John's Co Cathedral yesterday evening, who had their feet washed by Archbishop Paul Cremona. The migrants came from different Christian denominations, the disabled from the Dar...

  • Updated: Maltese climbers safe as 12 are killed in Everest avalanche

    At least 12 Nepalese guides have been killed and four others are missing after an avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early today - the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. The four Maltese currently attempting to...

  • Writer Garcia Marquez dies at 87

    Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died at his home in Mexico City at the age of 87, sources close to his family have confirmed. The Colombian Nobel laureate's novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion,...

  • Meerkats move into new home

    It's a long way from the deserts of Africa, but Edinburgh Zoo's meerkat family are enjoying their new home. The animals have been moved into an enclosure fitted with heated caves, underground tunnels and a sand area for digging. Meerkats are one...

  • Special programme in aid of Puttinu Cares

    A three-year old girl who suffers from cancer, Nicole Balzan, is one of may beneficiaries of the Puttinu Cares Foundation. Nicole’s mother Loraine tells TVM’s programme Xarabank this evening how on getting the shock of her life and learning about...

  • Facebook launches Nearby Friends

    Facebook users in the US will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature launched by the company today. The Nearby Friends feature must be turned on by the user, so people should not expect to broadcast their...

  • Thousands pray on Maundy Thursday

    Thousands of Maltese last night visited seven churches in remembrance of the Passion and death of Our Lord. In keeping with tradition, a large number of people walked up the hill from Siggiewi to the Laferla Cross reciting the rosary and pausing...

  • Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the international news today. National newspapers are not published, today being Good Friday. The world media has reacted favourably to the deal reached at multi-party talks in Geneva to calm tensions in...

  • Pope washes feet of disabled

    Pope Francis has washed the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people, including women and non-Catholics, in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve others. His decision in 2013 to perform the Holy Thursday ritual on women and...

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