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  • 'X-Men experience' at Comic-Con

    Comic-Con attendees will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enter the mind of Professor X. Fox has created an X-Men-themed virtual reality stunt especially for the pop-culture convention, which kicks off Thursday in San Diego. The interactive...

  • Costs of campaigning

    Costs of campaigning

    Voters were bombarded with advertising and invitations to social events, but none of the candidates for the European Parliament declared spending more than the legal limit of €18,635 on their personal campaign. According to the sworn declarations...

  • Man cleared of breaking aunt's arm after she threw urine at him

    Man cleared of breaking aunt's arm after she threw urine at him

    A man was today acquitted of breaking his aunt’s arm after she threw a bowl of urine at him during an argument. Terence Zahra, 30, of Marsascala, was charged with seriously injuring Maria Liberata Gatt in September 2012, after they argued about...

  • Updated: Government reacts to Opposition claims on corruption

    The government has not yet appointed a new Permanent Commission Against Corruption to replace the old one the term of which expired in November, the Nationalist Party said. It said this was in spite of the Prime Minister’s promise to halt...

  • Fifth of deaths in Gaza are now of children

    Israel’s ground invasion of Gaza has pushed up the death toll of children and civilians, while the number of displaced people has risen to more than 100,000, according to an NGO on the ground in the Palestinian territory. Over the past 12 days,...

  • Chamber expected reform over appointment of judge

    Chamber expected reform over appointment of judge

    The Chamber of Advocates said it would have expected the government to follow the proposals made by the Justice Reform Commission on the appointment of judges when selecting former Labour MP Wenzu Mintoff for the post. The commission had proposed...

  • Russia 'will help investigation'

    Russia 'will help investigation'

    President Vladimir Putin says Russia will do "everything in its power" to facilitate an investigation into the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crash, but accused Kiev and the West of escalating the conflict in the region. During a meeting with...

  • Flight fail... Again

    A New York pilot has experienced deja phew. The pilot, who made an emergency landing last week in the middle of a Long Island highway, did the exact same thing on Friday in almost exactly the same place. Suffolk County police say a single-engine...

  • Mount Carmel patient was not assaulted but force was used, board concludes

    Mount Carmel patient was not assaulted but force was used, board concludes

    Force was used to control a Mount Carmel hospital patient who complained he was fed up of watching Labour’s television station, a board set up to investigate the matter has established. The board, however, found no evidence of assault but...

  • Leaders condemn anti-Semitic demos

    The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy have condemned what they say is a rise in anti-Semitism in their countries amid protests against the conflict in Gaza. In a joint statement the ministers said that "anti-Semitic rhetoric and...

  • Fallen angel

    Fallen angel

    A statue of an angel in Msida has fallen off its pedestal, crashing to the ground. A reader took the photo above at around 2pm. He said the pedestal did not seem to have been hit and it was more likely that the statue was thrown off by the wind...

  • Witness in murder case warned against committing perjury

    Witness in murder case warned against committing perjury

    A witness who overheard a convicted murderer boasting about taking part in a botched robbery during which a man was killed, was this afternoon warned about committing perjury as he testified against two men who are pleading not guilty of the...

  • Subway boss fired after fatal crash

    The head of Moscow's subway system has been sacked in the wake of a rush-hour derailment in which 22 people were killed and 136 others injured, according to Russian news agencies. Ivan Besedin, who had been in the job since 2011, was dismissed by...

  • Chamber presents economic vision with 52 recommendations for Malta

    Chamber presents economic vision with 52 recommendations for Malta

    The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry has issued its economic vision for Malta, making 52 specific recommendations which it said politicians would have to tackle sooner or later. The document is also designed to guide investors...

  • Selfie evidence

    Police investigating the theft of clothing and jewellery from a southern Illinois boutique say they arrested a woman after she posted Facebook photos of herself wearing one of the stolen items. Police arrested 27-year-old Danielle Saxton, earlier...

  • PM calls for EU sanctions on Russia

    PM calls for EU sanctions on Russia

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat today called for EU sanctions on Russia. He said during an interview on CNN that the “EU certainly needs to act by the end of this week to impose further sanctions on Russia”. Dr Muscat was being interviewed on The...

  • Plane crash bodies reach Kharkiv

    Plane crash bodies reach Kharkiv

    A train bearing the bodies of the people who died in the Malaysia Airlines crash has arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, on their way to the Netherlands. The train pulled into a station in Kharkhiv, where Ukrainian authorities have...

  • Israel jets strike 70 Gaza targets

    Israel jets strike 70 Gaza targets

    Israeli air strikes pummelled a wide range of targets in the Gaza Strip today as the UN chief and the US Secretary of State began an intensive effort to end more than two weeks of fighting that has killed at least 570 Palestinians and 29...

  • Increase in full- and part-time employment

    Increase in full- and part-time employment

    Registered full-time employment increased by 3.3 per cent in February compared with the same month last year, part-time primary jobs by 5.8 per cent, according to the National Statistics Office. The NSO said administrative data provided by the...

  • Drivers' odd hard shoulder stops

    Instances of illegal stopping on motorway hard shoulders include people picking flowers, renewing their insurance and even trying to sell their car. One motorist pulled over after seeing "Fire" on his dashboard display. It turned out to be the...