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  • France evacuating nationals in Libya

    France evacuating nationals in Libya

    France temporarily closed its embassy in Libya today and is evacuating its nationals there due to the worsening security situation, the French Foreign Ministry said. "We have taken all necessary measures to allow those French nationals who so wish...

  • Editor's choice of your photos - July 30

    Editor's choice of your photos - July 30

    Email your photos to [email protected] and, should the editor select any of them, they will be published in a gallery like the one above. Preferably the photos should be landscape and at least 620 pixels wide. The photos will then be cropped...

  • Maximilian Ciantar gets bail

    Maximilian Ciantar gets bail

    Road menace Maximilian Ciantar was this morning granted bail against a deposit of €1,000 and a personal guarantee of €10,000. Mr Ciantar was arrested earlier this month accused of violating a driving ban, causing an accident and threatening the...

  • Economic growth fastest since 2007

    Spain's economy grew by a better-than-expected 0.6% in the second quarter compared with the previous three months, the fastest rate since 2007 and more evidence of the country's recovery from recession. In provisional estimates released today, the...

  • Higher outlay on social security benefits

    The outlay on social security benefits increased by €6.7 million in the first half of the year, when compared to the same period last year, the National Statistics Office said. It said this was mainly due to an increase in expenditure on...

  • Isle of MTV Malta Special programme on Friday

    Isle of MTV Malta Special programme on Friday

    A 60-minute programme including highlights of this year’s Isle of MTV Malta Special, featuring Enrique Iglesias, Nicole Scherzinger, Kiesza, Dizzee Rascal and DJ Hardwell, will be broadcast on the MTV Euro on Friday at 9pm. The Malta Special will...

  • 150 feared trapped in landslide

    More than 150 people are feared buried under a landslide that hit a village in western India following torrential rains. Prabhakar Deshmukh, the local commissioner of Pune district in Maharashtra state, said the landslide in the village of Ambe...

  • Deaths as shells pound UN school

    Deaths as shells pound UN school

    At least thirteen people have been killed in a tank shell attack on a United Nations school in Gaza, where hundreds of Palestinians had taken refuge from Israeli attacks. Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra said another 90 Palestinians were...

  • Alexander Cachia Zammit passes away

    Alexander Cachia Zammit passes away

    Former Nationalist minister Alexander Cachia Zammit has passed away, 12 days short of turning 90. PN leader Simon Busuttil tweeted this morning: "Farewell to dear Sandy Cachia Zammit, PN Żejtun stalwart and former minister in the Gorg Borg...

  • Tracey Emin's My Bed in Tate return

    Tracey Emin's My Bed in Tate return

    Artist Tracey Emin's £2.54 million bed - complete with empty vodka bottles, cigarette butts and discarded condoms - is returning to the Tate more than 15 years after it first caused shockwaves at the gallery. My Bed hit the headlines when it was...

  • Young Maltese singer successful in Sicily festival

    Young Maltese singer successful in Sicily festival

    Young mezzo-soprano Christina Magrin has won her category (Baby 6-12 years) in Una Stella sta Nascendo, a music festival in Sicily. Christina, 11, started taking vocal lessons in October under the guidance of Gillian Attard. She recently also won...

  • Tailored treatment for ME is on horizon

    Tailored treatment for ME is on horizon

    After years of agonising delays, patients suffering from the debilitating ME and fibromyalgia could finally be provided with a tailored treatment programme. The long-awaited proposal was made by a working committee set up to draw up a strategy for...

  • Israeli army shows tunnel destruction

    Israeli army shows tunnel destruction

    The Israeli army releases video it says shows the destruction of a militant tunnel and discovery of hidden rocket launchers in Gaza. Paul Chapman reports  

  • Two women survive being run-over by a train

    Two women survive being run-over by a train

    Two women in Indiana survived being run-over by a train late yesterday. They were walking on a bridge across a river when a train approached. With the women having nowhere to go, they lay down between the tracks and the train, which was under...

  • Burst main causes California flooding

    Burst main causes California flooding

    A decades old water main burst near Sunset Boulevard in California, flooding a wide area of California, including the university grounds. The main had a diameter of almost a metre. It was laid in 1912 and gushed 35,000 gallons of water per hour.    

  • Abducted man kept in a cell most of time

    Abducted man kept in a cell most of time

    Retired army captain Martin Galea was abducted in a Tripoli district controlled by an Islamist group and kept in a cell most of the time, Libyan sources involved in his release have told Times of Malta. There were a couple of instances when it...

  • Floods hit western Germany

    Floods hit western Germany

    Summer storms bring flooding to parts of western Germany. Paul Chapman reports  

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says that according to Libyan sources involved in retired army captain Martin Galea's release, he was abducted in a Tripoli district controlled by an...

  • Boy's body found on air force plane

    The body of a young stowaway has been found near the wheel well of a US Air Force cargo plane that landed in Germany, triggering questions about the security of an aircraft that had made several stops in Africa. Air force staff found the boy's...

  • Dozens shot dead in knife rampage

    Chinese police shot dead doz­ens of knife-wielding attackers on Monday morning after they staged assaults on two towns in the western region of Xinjiang, the official Xinhua news agency said yester­day. A gang armed with knives had first attacked...