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  • Ira Losco gives birth to baby Harry

    Ira Losco gives birth to baby Harry

    Ira Losco gave birth to a baby boy last night, the singer's partner Sean Gravina announced on Facebook early this morning.  "Our baby Harry was born last night and Ira is recovering perfectly, she was great," Mr Gravina wrote, adding that the...

  • Today’s newspapers in review

    Today’s newspapers in review

    These are the leading stories in today's local newspapers.  The Times of Malta writes that a school bus operator has lost his state school run contracts after he was caught hiring a paedophile as a driver. In a separate story, the paper reports...

  • Bolivian deputy minister beaten to death after being kidnapped by miners

    Bolivian deputy minister beaten to death after being kidnapped by miners

    Bolivian Deputy Interior Minister Rodolfo Illanes was beaten to death after he was kidnapped by striking mine workers yesterday, the government said, and up to 100 people have been arrested as authorities vowed to punish those responsible. "At...

  • Sai Mizzi Liang's contract ends ... but no word on results

    Sai Mizzi Liang's contract ends ... but no word on results

    Malta Enterprise still refuses to list Sai Mizzi Liang’s achievements as the Prime Minister’s business envoy to Asia even if her three-year contract ends today. Minister Without Portfolio Konrad Mizzi said earlier this year his wife had decided...

  • Announcements

    CILIA. On August 25, at Casa San Paolo, St Paul’s Bay, ANTONIA, aged 79, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her sister-in-law Nazzarena Cilia, widow of her brother Joseph, her nephews and...

  • Spotlight on Cuba, Malta and Morocco

    Spotlight on Cuba, Malta and Morocco

    Maltese English-language poet Abigail Ardelle Zammit, acclaimed Cuban poet Rodolfo Häsler, Moroccan poet Abderrahim Sail and the established, bilingual Maltese poet Daniel Massa will be taking to the stage for the second evening of the Malta...

  • Concert kicks off Vitorja celebrations in Naxxar

    Concert kicks off Vitorja celebrations in Naxxar

    In the run-up to the parish feast of The Nativity of Our Lady celebrated on September 8, Banda Vittorja will be performing in Akkademja Mużikali tonight. A 60-element strong band will be under the baton of Mro Roderick Bugeja, the musical director...

  • Workshop and retreat focuses on Gurdjieff’s postures

    German movements’ teacher Maja Moser, assisted by pianist Szilard Toth, will be leading a weekend workshop to introduce influential Russian thinker George Ivanovich Gurdjieff’s self-development method by working on a set of movements from the...

  • Waterspout caught on camera in Gozo

    Waterspout caught on camera in Gozo

    A number of waterspouts were seen out at sea off Ta’ Sanap cliffs in Gozo. This photo, by reader Joseph Agius, was taken from Munxar at Paround 6pm.

  • What is a crane doing on protected cliffs?

    What is a crane doing on protected cliffs?

    Environmentalists have expressed shock at the sight of a crane on the Natura 2000 site at Migrah Ferħa, an important breeding site for the Scopoli shearwater. Alan Deidun, an environmentalist who is also an associate professor at the University of...

  • Residents consider action over gas tank near Citadel

    Residents consider action over gas tank near Citadel

    Victoria residents are mulling further action after the Planning Authority approved the installation of a 3,000-litre gas tank in the centre of the Gozitan capital, close to the recently restored bastions of the Ċitadella. The underground LPG...

  • Apple issues iPhone security update after spyware found in Middle East

    Apple issues iPhone security update after spyware found in Middle East

    Apple is issuing a security update after powerful spyware was found targeting an activist's iPhone in the Middle East. Computer forensics experts said the software takes advantage of three previously undisclosed weaknesses in Apple's mobile...

  • Revoked permit for Paceville kiosk re-issued despite objections

    Revoked permit for Paceville kiosk re-issued despite objections

    A recently revoked permit for a kiosk in the heart of Paceville has been re-issued despite the objections of the St Julian’s local council and the recommendation of the Planning Authority case officer. The kiosk in Ross Street, corner with St...

  • Maltese aviation authorities probed on Libyan airline

    Maltese aviation authorities probed on Libyan airline

    The civil aviation authorities have been asked by Brussels to ensure the operating licence granted to Medavia is still in line with EU rules, Times of Malta was told. Brussels has asked the government to provide it with details on the licence...

  • As, Bs and Os, please donate blood

    As, Bs and Os, please donate blood

    If you are a donor and your blood type is O or A negative, encourage your relatives who have never donated to sign up at the blood donation unit in Guardamangia. “While the national reserve is adequate, there is a deficit of the less common blood...

  • Coffee consumption research brews up theory it's in our DNA

    Coffee consumption research brews up theory it's in our DNA

    Researchers have identified a gene that appears to curb coffee consumption. People with a DNA variation in a gene called PDSS2 tend to drink fewer cups of coffee, a study has found. Experts claim the findings suggest the gene reduces the ability...

  • Don't distract the driver... he's on the phone

    Don't distract the driver... he's on the phone

    It is a scene we witness several times daily on our roads, but a picture of a tourist bus driver speaking on his mobile phone while driving through Msida takes the biscuit. Apart from breaking the law, the irony is that the driver of the...

  • Tiger rescued from 'world's worst zoo' in Gaza arrives in South Africa

    Tiger rescued from 'world's worst zoo' in Gaza arrives in South Africa

    A Bengal tiger rescued from what activists have called "the worst zoo in the world" has arrived in South Africa after living in a small cage in Gaza alongside another tiger's stuffed corpse. The nine-year-old male, known as Laziz, arrived by plane.

  • Opposition leader defending former mayor who broke public procurement rules - PL

    Opposition leader defending former mayor who broke public procurement rules - PL

    The Opposition leader was choosing to defend former Birkirkara mayor Michael Fenech Adami, the Nationalist Party deputy leader’s brother, who was found to have committed financial irregularities during his mayorship tenure, the Labour Party’s...

  • Maintenance work in Triq Diċembru 13

    Maintenance work in Triq Diċembru 13

    Transport Malta will carry out maintenance work in Triq Diċembru 13 today and tomorrow, between 8pm and 6am. Traffic from Marsa to Valletta during these times will be diverted through the underpass tunnel in Triq Dicembru 13. During works...

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