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  • Fatwa declared on UK 'heretics'

    Muslim leaders have issued a fatwa condemning British jihadis. The fatwa, which The Sunday Times (of London) newspaper said had been issued by imams, is the strongest condemnation yet of Britons joining Islamic extremists by the Muslim...

  • Two new parish priests appointed

    Two new parish priests appointed

    Fr Alexander Borg OFM has been appointed parish priest of the Sacro Cuor Parish in Sliema and Fr Marc Andrè Camilleri of Christ the King parish in Paola by Archbishop Paul Cremona. Born in 1955, Fr Borg was ordained priest in 1983 and served in...

  • PL sells Australia Hall to settle debts, keeps Raffles

    PL sells Australia Hall to settle debts, keeps Raffles

    The Labour Party has settled some of its debts – which go back many years – through the sale of Australia Hall in St Andrew’s, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. The deal, which was only possible after the new Labour government instructed the...

  • Updated: Two dead in Paris building collapse

    Updated: Two dead in Paris building collapse

    A four-story apartment building in a north-eastern Paris suburb has partially collapsed after an explosion, killing a child and an elderly person, authorities said. Six more people were thought to be underneath the rubble. Fire department...

  • Friends strike gold with beach find

    Friends strike gold with beach find

    Three friends have struck gold after a German artist buried thousands of pounds worth of the precious metal on a Kent beach. Berlin-based Michael Sailstorfer has hidden 30 bars of 24-carat gold, worth £10,000, under the sand of the Outer Harbour...

  • Enemalta expenses: Tranter to be charged

    Enemalta expenses: Tranter to be charged

    Former Enemalta chairman Alex Tranter is to face charges of misappropriation connected with his tenure at the helm of the energy corporation, The Sunday Times of Malta can reveal. Charges were filed this week, a source at the law courts confirmed,...

  • Seaside girl dies in sand collapse

    A nine-year-old girl has died after a sand hole collapsed on her at an Oregon beach. Police, firefighters and paramedics who rushed to the scene in Lincoln City battled to revive Isabel Franks after she was pulled from the hole, but were unable to...

  • Updated: Hospital cannot take weight of new wards

    Updated: Hospital cannot take weight of new wards

    The concrete structures over Mater Dei Hospital’s accident and emergency department are so weak in certain areas they cannot withstand the weight of two planned medical wards, tests have revealed. The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt that even...

  • Polish town remembers attack that sparked World War II

    Polish town remembers attack that sparked World War II

    Before the first shots of WWII were fired 75 years ago, a staged attack on German soil was used to justify Hitler's invasion of Poland. Vanessa Johnston reports.  

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. The Sunday Times of Malta says concrete structures over Mater Dei Hospital’s accident and emergency department are so weak in certain areas they cannot withstand the...

  • Quotes of the week

    “There are obviously concerns about [Islamic State infiltration]...” US Ambassador to Libya Deborah Jones, who has moved her operations to Malta, when asked about the threat of extremists infiltrating Libya. “Nobody deserves to die at...

  • Barracuda celebrates 36 years

    Barracuda celebrates 36 years

    Erika Cassar Rouvelas, Georgios Rouvelas, Walter Cassar, Patricia Cassar, Denise Cachia and Terence Cachia toasting with a glass of prosecco to Barracuda Restaurant’s 36th anniversary at the restaurant in Balluta. The family had dinner together to...

  • Kilimanjaro Challenge

    Kilimanjaro Challenge

    Juan Ellul Pirotta, Alishia Dimech, Austin Cachia and Brian Cremona from the Kilimanjaro Challenge 8 expedition during a party at The Xara Lodge, l/o Rabat, to raise funds for the challenge event, to take place in December.

  • Exante in Malta

    Exante in Malta

    Exante’s communication director Patrick O’Brien with co-founder Gatis Eglitis, Competitiveness and Economic Growth Parliamentary Secretary Jose Herrera, Exante CEO Alexey Kirienko, Kristina Arbociute and George Grech. The company’s directors...

  • Mellieħa feast reception

    Mellieħa feast reception

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca meeting Archbishop Paul Cremona at a reception at the Solana Hotel in Mellieħa, organised by the 8th of September Social Club of Mellieħa. The event was attended by Mellieħa mayor John Busuttil and parish...

  • Two band players to join St Catherine’s band club

    Two band players to join St Catherine’s band club

    Two new band players, Jean D’Alfonso and Dana Axiaq, are joining the St Catherine Band of Żurrieq on the occasion of the titular feast. This year, special activities are being organised until September 7 to celebrate the band club’s 150th...

  • First prize for Maltese flamenco dancers

    First prize for Maltese flamenco dancers

    Justine Lanzon and Dael Scerri, members of Alegria Academia de Baile Flamenco and Alegria Dance Company (below) won first prize in an international dance competition held at The Palace hotel, Sliema, as part of the International Multi Style Dance...

  • Inter Club Malta celebrates 36 years

    Inter Club Malta celebrates 36 years

    Inter Club Malta recently held its 36th anniversary with a party at its premises in Santa Venera. Seen here are, from left, Tony Debono, Chris Bonett, Ruben Debono, club president John Zammit, Joseph Vella, Lawrence Cutajar, Daren Abela and club...

  • Doctor of Philosophy

    Doctor of Philosophy

    Robert Cassar was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in recognition of his research with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Newcastle University, UK. Cassar’s work focused on the exploration of political and ideological...

  • Air Malta takes on Ice Bucket Challenge

    Air Malta takes on Ice Bucket Challenge

    Malta’s chairwoman Maria Micallef, below, and CEO Louis Giordimaina (fifth from left) were nominated for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which has taken the world by storm. Micallef was nominated by the Prime Minister’s wife, Michelle Muscat, while...