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  • IS takes military barracks, dam in Iraq’s Anbar

    Islamic State militants in Iraq took partial control of a water dam and military barracks guarding it in the western Anbar province after fierce fighting through the night that continued yesterday, security sources and witnesses said. The Iraqi...

  • Quotes and news

    Pope Francis told Italian President Sergio Mattarella that the religious dimension should not be limited to “personal conscience” and called for recognition of religion’s “significant role in the construction of society”. “The Church offers...

  • Quotes of the week

    “There’s a clear political signal that Europe is ready to act on the criminal network managing the illegal migration flows and profiting from innocent people. A signal has been sent to the criminals that the game has changed”. Prime Minister...

  • Coming up

    • A playwriting competition for Gozo residents has been launched by Gozo Live. For details e-mail [email protected] • Masses at Ta’ Pinu sanctuary will be said today at 6.15, 8.30, 10 and 11.15am and 5pm, followed by the rosary and...

  • Relieving traffic congestion: when planning isn’t enough

    Relieving traffic congestion: when planning isn’t enough

    Local planners have long forecast that Malta may be on the brink of national gridlock. As long as car ownership continues to rise, our road infrastructures will not be able to keep up with the demand. In many developing countries, more money is...

  • Pharmacies open today

    Malta & Gozo: 9am – noon Chemimart City Gate Pharmacy, City Gate, Valletta;Cosmed Pharmacy, Soccors, Villambrosa Street, Ħamrun;Pinto Pharmacy, 43, St Sebastian Street, Qormi;St Jude Pharmacy, 213, Valley Road, Birkirkara;Tony’s Pharmacy, 100, Sir...

  • Insurgents seize large parts of Syrian town

    Insurgents seize large parts of Syrian town

    Islamist insurgents including al-Qaeda’s wing in Syria Nusra Front yesterday captured large parts of the northwestern Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughour for the first time in the four year conflict. Syrian activists and a violence monitoring group...

  • Students visit Marsa power station

    Students visit Marsa power station

    Enemalta plc invited students from various secondary and post-secondary schools to visit the Marsa power station soon after it was shut down last month. Almost 500 students met the power station’s engineers and technicians to learn about the...

  • Countdown appears to start for execution of foreigners in Indonesia

    Countdown appears to start for execution of foreigners in Indonesia

    A lawyer for one of 10 mostly foreign national drug convicts facing execution in Indonesia says seven of the inmates have received their 72-hour notice. Nathan Frandino reports.

  • Kestrel shot at in Safi, dead cuckoo found at Mizieb, hunter filmed after curfew

    Kestrel shot at in Safi, dead cuckoo found at Mizieb, hunter filmed after curfew

    A hunter was this morning witnessed trying to shoot down a protected kestrel close to Malta International Airport, the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) said. It said in a statement this evening the hunter fired two shots at the falcon...

  • Death prompts push for Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage

    Death prompts push for Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage

    A widower from Ohio steps onto the national stage as the lead petitioner in a potentially historic Supreme Court case on the legality of same-sex marriage bans. Katharine Jackson reports.

  • Eight killed in Everest avalanche

    Eight killed in Everest avalanche

    An avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake in Nepal smashed into a base camp at the foothills of Mount Everest today, killing at least eight climbers and guides. Many others were injured and an unknown number have been reported as missing near...

  • Hugs for Inspire

    Hugs for Inspire

    A fundraising telethon in aid of Inspire is being broadcast on all national television stations today. Packed with information clips, real stories, features, entertainment and lots of surprises, the telethon aims to raise funds and awareness about...

  • Surfer critical after shark attack

    A surfer is in critical condition after a shark attacked him in southern Australia. Police said in a statement that the 26-year-old man suffered "serious leg injuries" when he was attacked today about 25 miles south of Port Lincoln in South...

  • Updated: Gozitan worker dies after fall

    Updated: Gozitan worker dies after fall

    A 58-year-old man from Xaghra died in hospital this afternoon after falling from a height of around three storeys in Triq l-Imġarr, Xewkija at 11am, the police said. The man, who fell while plastering the facade of a private residence, was taken...

  • Man who had been on the run remanded in custody

    Man who had been on the run remanded in custody

    A 29-year-man from Gzira, Jomric Calleja was remanded in custody this afternoon after pleading not guilty to a series of charges. He was arraigned today after being extradited to Malta from Sicily, where he had been on the run, yesterday. He was...

  • Updated: Appeal for Queen Elizabeth's former home to be restored

    Updated: Appeal for Queen Elizabeth's former home to be restored

    (Adds government statement) The large villa that Queen Elizabeth had lived in during her stay in Malta is falling to pieces and should be restored before her visit later this year, environmental NGO Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar said. The house,...

  • Anzac Day commemorated

    Anzac Day commemorated

    Dignitaries and military veterans laid wreaths at the Pieta Military Cemetery today in a commemorative ceremony marking 100 years since the Anzac landings in Gallipoli. “While it is important not to lose focus of the futility of war and the often...

  • Ministry fined for not replying to newspaper

    Ministry fined for not replying to newspaper

    The Home Affairs Ministry has been fined for failing to reply to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request from Times of Malta. This newspaper had asked to see an inquiry report concerning a police decision to drop the charges against a man accused...

  • GO investing over €50 million to launch internet of the future

    GO investing over €50 million to launch internet of the future

    GO will launch Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH) in the coming weeks, giving more than 33,000 households in Malta the opportunity to start experiencing the next generation of internet services this year. More than 17,000 homes, located mostly in Sliema and...