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  • ISIS sent email to Foley family before beheading

    ISIS sent email to Foley family before beheading

    The online news publication that employed slain US journalist James Foley has published the full text of the email to his family from his Islamist militant captors in which they said they would execute him in retaliation for US...

  • Pope phones family of James Foley

    Pope phones family of James Foley

    Pope Francis has called the family of an American journalist whose videotaped beheading by Islamic State (IS) militants has sparked outrage around the world. Vatican spokesman the Rev Federico Lombardi confirmed the pope telephoned James Foley's...

  • Despair on Chilean metro after power glitch traps thousands

    Despair on Chilean metro after power glitch traps thousands

    Thousands in Santiago were stranded during an evening commute as a power outage shut down the busy Metro line during rush hour. Cell phone video illustrates the growing anxiety of passengers trapped in the train...as they pounded on the doors,...

  • Judge Farrugia Sacco retires - PN: Black day for accountability and good governance, government reacts

    Judge Farrugia Sacco retires - PN: Black day for accountability and good governance, government reacts

    Mr Justice Lino Farrugia Sacco, who is facing an impeachment motion in Parliament, retires from the Bench today on his 65th birthday, the legal limit for the retirement of judges. PN deputy leader Mario de Marco, speaking at a press conference...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta leads with yesterday’s murder in Fgura. It also features comments by a man who found a three year old boy who slipped out of Skolasajf in Fgura into a busy main...

  • Ukraine border guards begin checks on Russian aid trucks

    Ukraine border guards begin checks on Russian aid trucks

    Ukrainian border guards began yesterday to inspect a Russian truck convoy carrying aid earmarked for humanitarian relief in eastern Ukraine that has been stranded at the frontier between the two former Soviet republics for nearly a week. Kiev...

  • ‘­Britons must fight against the glamorisation of jihad’

    ‘­Britons must fight against the glamorisation of jihad’

    A senior British Muslim called yesterday for action to tackle a jihadi sub-culture after an Islamic State video showed a suspected Briton beheading US journalist James Foley held hostage in Syria. In Washington, Attorney General Eric Holder said...

  • Tunisia, Egypt halt Libya flights

    Tunisia, Egypt halt Libya flights

    Tunisia and Egypt’s Cairo airport halted most flights to and from Libya yesterday for security reasons, officials said, days after the Libyan government said unidentified war planes had attacked positions of armed groups in Tripoli. Flights from...

  • Nationalists in Scotland want debate beyond just currency

    Nationalists in Scotland want debate beyond just currency

    With less than a month to go until Scotland votes on independence, nationalists are seeking to broaden the debate away from a difficult focus on what currency would be used after breaking from the United Kingdom. Health care and other social...

  • Hamas commanders are killed in Israeli air strike

    Hamas commanders are killed in Israeli air strike

    Israel killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip in an air strike yesterday and said it would continue to target the group’s armed leadership after a ceasefire failed. Hamas, which dominates Gaza, named the men as Mohammed Abu...

  • US judge calling Argentina debt row hearing amid contempt calls

    US judge calling Argentina debt row hearing amid contempt calls

    The US judge who barred Argentina from servicing its debt until it settled with investors demanding full payment on their bonds scheduled a new hearing yesterday, after the country unveiled plans to sidestep his ruling that led it to default for...

  • Poroshenko talks tough ahead of meeting Putin

    Poroshenko talks tough ahead of meeting Putin

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said yesterday he would call on Russian President Vladimir Putin to rein in pro-Russian separatists when the two men meet next week and told the Kremlin chief he had “a strong country, a strong army” behind...

  • US ‘Ebola’ aid workers released from hospital

    US ‘Ebola’ aid workers released from hospital

    Two American aid workers who just weeks ago were gravely ill with Ebola they contracted in Liberia now pose no health risk to the public after being cleared of the virus and released from an Atlanta hospital, one of their doctors said...

  • Calm largely holds in Missouri

    Calm largely holds in Missouri

    Small crowds staged largely peaceful protests yesterday over the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, the calmest night since riots erupted over the racially charged killing. US Attorney General Eric...

  • After long silence came a chilling warning on Foley

    After long silence came a chilling warning on Foley

    Journalist’s death highlights how Syria has become the most dangerous country for reporters, with 80 abducted since 2011 ­– 65 in last year alone After months of silence from the captors of American journalist James Foley, on the night of August...

  • Stars chilling out for charity

    Stars chilling out for charity

    David Beckham did it topless. Lady Gaga performed it in her signature quirky style. Bill Gates did it in slow motion. And Vin Diesel put the challenge to Vladimir Putin. The #IceBucketChallenge is the latest charity craze to take the internet by...

  • Camden memorial for Amy Winehouse

    Camden memorial for Amy Winehouse

    A life-size statue of singer Amy Winehouse will be unveiled in the heart of the London neighbourhood she called home. The bronze, which shows the singer, complete with her trademark beehive hairdo and standing with her hand on her hip, will be...

  • Announcements

    BONELLO. On August 18, EMIDIO, at the age of 76, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. A wonderful husband, father and grandfather, he is sadly missed by his beloved wife Maria, née Micallef, his daughters Rosette and her...

  • Our life with Neanderthals was not such a brief affair

    Our life with Neanderthals was not such a brief affair

    Far from wiping out Neanderthals overnight, modern humans rubbed along with their shorter and stockier cousins for thousands of years, giving plenty of time for the two groups to share ideas – and have sex. The most accurate timeline yet for the...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    The Port of Los Angeles has welcomed an unusual visitor – the world’s biggest bath toy. An 18-metre-tall rubber duck sailed into port to kick off the Tall Ships Festival LA. It will remain in the harbour until Sunday. Dutch artist Florentijn...