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  • Live - Commissioner designate for migration highlights need for burden sharing

    Live - Commissioner designate for migration highlights need for burden sharing

      The need for member state solidarity when it came to burden sharing in migration was highlighted today by Migration Commissioner Designate Dimitris Avramopoulos in his presentation to the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home...

  • Death penalty for train rape killer

    Death penalty for train rape killer

    A Thai court has sentenced a man to death after convicting him of raping a 13-year-old girl on an overnight train, killing her and then throwing her body out of the window. The brutal murder committed by a railway employee in July sparked an...

  • Not-so-quick sketch

    A rare sketchbook by US artist Grant Wood dating from 1929 is back in its home art gallery in Davenport, Iowa, after it went missing from a museum about 50 years ago. The 100-page sketchbook signed by Wood, the painter of American Gothic, is again...

  • New site for Mater Dei hospital expansion identified, plans submitted to Mepa

    New site for Mater Dei hospital expansion identified, plans submitted to Mepa

    A new site within the Mater Dei precincts has been identified for hospital expansion and plans have already been submitted to the Malta Environment and Planning Authority, Parliamentary Secretary Chris Fearne said this morning. Speaking on One...

  • Inspired ride

    Inspired ride

    Inspire Foundation clients who suffer from some form of intellectual disability were treated to a ride of a lifetime in two beautiful flame-red Ferraris yesterday. Organised by the Ferrari Club in Malta, they were surprised by the stunning rides...

  • US hospital monitors patient for Ebola

    A US hospital has isolated a patient who is showing signs of having the Ebola virus. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas said the patient's symptoms and travel history suggest they may have Ebola, the virus that has killed more than 3,000...

  • Wartime memorabilia collection launched

    Military and history buffs were in for a special treat this weekend when a memorabilia collection of items related to battles which have dominated the past century were presented to the public for the first time at the Enigma Foundation premises,...

  • 73 grooms, 32 brides aged 60+ tied the knot last year

    73 grooms, 32 brides aged 60+ tied the knot last year

    Nearly a fourth of Malta’s population are aged 60 or over, according to the National Statistics Office. In a statement issued on the occasion of the United Nations International Day of Older Persons, being celebrated tomorrow on the theme “Leaving...

  • Fresh tremors fear at Mount Ontake

    Fresh tremors fear at Mount Ontake

    Increased seismic activity has raised concerns about the possibility of another eruption at a Japanese volcano where 36 people were killed last week, forcing rescuers to suspend plans to try to recover at least two dozen bodies near the...

  • Budding row

    The manager of Zola Budd's South African running club said the former Olympic athlete will take authorities to court after they disqualified her from an age-category prize in a marathon. Hooters Athletics Club manager Ray de Vries said 48-year-old...

  • Sealing off of Europe’s land borders leading to more migrant boat journeys - Amnesty

    Sealing off of Europe’s land borders leading to more migrant boat journeys - Amnesty

    Malta is being requested by Amnesty International to employ a broader definition of distress at sea aimed at maximising the protection of life. In a report “Lives Adrift: Refugees and Migrants in peril in the Central Mediterranean”, Amnesty states...

  • Hong Kong protesters set deadline

    Hong Kong protesters set deadline

    Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have set a Wednesday deadline for a response from the government to meet their demands for reforms after spending another night blocking streets in an unprecedented show of civil disobedience. A brief...

  • Mosta road works

    Triq Valletta in Mosta sill become one lane due to trenching works being carried out in Triq il-Pantar and Triq Valletta in Mosta between tomorrow and Saturday, Transport Malta said. The authority said that, as a result, vehicular traffic headed...

  • Half NGOs over a year late with accounts

    Half NGOs over a year late with accounts

    Half the island’s voluntary organisations have not submitted their public accounts for scrutiny, more than a year after they were due, Times of Malta has learnt. Just 370 of the 680 non-government entities that were enrolled with the Commissioner...

  • Malta condemns IS but does not join coalition - Foreign Ministry

    Malta is not a member of any coalition led by the United States against the Islamic State. The Foreign Affairs Ministry said this morning that while it acknowledged that IS was a threat not just to Iraq, Syria and the region but also to the US and...

  • Lufthansa long-haul pilots strike

    Pilots with Lufthansa's long-haul fleet have started a 15-hour walkout at the German airline's main Frankfurt hub in a festering contract dispute. The Vereinigung Cockpit union called members out on strike from 8am local time (0600 GMT) in its...

  • Bronson artwork up for auction

    Bronson artwork up for auction

    More artwork by Charles Bronson, one of the the UK's most violent prisoners, is to go under the hammer. A sale next week will offer 200 lots including paintings, personal effects, clothing, signed books, a hand-made Christmas present and even part...

  • Updated: New operator will take over bus service in January - minister

    Updated: New operator will take over bus service in January - minister

    The new bus service operator will be in place in January, Transport Minister Joe Mizzi has revealed. January will be exactly one year since a government company temporarily took over the bus service as Arriva backed out. The government is...

  • Hamas and IS 'share same creed'

    Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned that Hamas and the Islamic State group (IS) are "branches of the same poisonous tree," both bent on world domination through terror, just as the Nazis were. In a blistering speech to the United...

  • Bus firm denies agression is on the rise

    Bus firm denies agression is on the rise

    Claims that incidents of physical and verbal abuse against drivers are on the rise are being denied by the bus service operator but the General Workers’ Union insists workers were increasingly apprehensive while on the job. The debate was stoked...