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  • Kate Middleton's visit to Malta confirmed

    Kate Middleton's visit to Malta confirmed

    The Duchess of Cambridge will be the Queen's representative at the celebrations to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Malta's Independence. Kate Middleton will be in Malta on September 20 and 21. The Sunday Times of Malta had revealed earlier...

  • Mepa fines owners of illegal billboards €400

    Mepa fines owners of illegal billboards €400

    The planning authority has fined owners of illegal billboards €400 each for ignoring the June 20 deadline for their removal. The figure falls far short of what billboard owners charge clients for a month’s advertising. Fines issued for illegal...

  • Church to open new day centre in Santa Venera

    A day centre for children who do not require residential care is being opened at Dar Qalb ta’ Gesu in Santa Venera on September 1, the Curia said. The Church has five such centres which were set up with the cooperation of several religious orders,...

  • Tiger born at wildlife park in Mtahleb

    Tiger born at wildlife park in Mtahleb

    A tiger was born at the Wildlife Park in Mtahleb last night. The cub, which has been named Sheena, is the first to be born in Malta. Her mother is still in labour and more cubs are expected in the next 12 hours.

  • Rate of inflation down

    The annual rate of inflation in June as measured by the Retail Price Index stood at -0.1 per cent. During the corresponding period last year it stood at 1.58 per cent. The largest downward impacts on annual inflation were brought about by the...

  • Chicago Cubs sue fake team mascots accused of hustling fans

    The Chicago Cubs are suing two men accused of posing in bear costumes as mascots for the Major League Baseball team and lurking around Wrigley Field, hustling fans for tips and in one case getting into a bar brawl. In a lawsuit filed in a US...

  • Cleaning firm loses its bid to stop blacklisting

    Cleaning firm loses its bid to stop blacklisting

    The Constitutional Court has thrown out a cleaning company’s bid to get the government to lift a ban against it over precarious employment, saying no justification was put forward for the issuing of an injunction. Gafà Saveway was one of two...

  • 47 killed in Libya militia clashes

    Forty-seven people have been killed in clashes between rival militias fighting for control of the international airport in Libya's capital, Tripoli, government officials said today. The health ministry said on its website that 120 other people...

  • Still in time to reform pensions system - minister

    Still in time to reform pensions system - minister

    Malta is still in time to reform its pensions system but the situation is not alarming, Finance Minister Edward Scicluna said this morning. Addressing a business breakfast on the subject organised by The Business Observer at Intercontinental...

  • 21 more jet crash bodies recovered

    21 more jet crash bodies recovered

    Another 21 bodies have been found in the sprawling fields of east Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed last week, killing all 298 people on board. Local rescue workers piled 21 black body bags by the side of the road in Hrabove...

  • More dynamic accessibility icon

    More dynamic accessibility icon

    The blue and white icon used to mark areas that are accessible to wheelchair users is to be given a more 'dynamic' image after the transport authority approved a new international symbol. “It is not only symbolic. I think it will help address the...

  • Putin condemns crash 'exploitation'

    Putin condemns crash 'exploitation'

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has lambasted those he claims are using the downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet in eastern Ukraine for "mercenary objectives", the Kremlin said today. In a statement posted on the Kremlin website, Mr...

  • Bus brings showers to homeless

    Homeless people in San Francisco can now hop on a bus to take a shower. A non-profit group has retro-fitted a public transit bus with two full private bathrooms and is offering hot showers, clean toilets, shampoo, soap and towels free of...

  • Updated: Gozo Channel staff told not to report cash ‘theft’, PN calls for action to be taken against chairman

    Updated: Gozo Channel staff told not to report cash ‘theft’, PN calls for action to be taken against chairman

    The temporary disappearance of €4,000 from Gozo Channel ticket sales was only reported to the police two weeks after the incident and only after the media got wind of what happened. The story dates back to June 25 when an envelope with €4,000 went...

  • Jet bodies stacked in boxcar train

    Jet bodies stacked in boxcar train

    Pro-Moscow rebels have piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysia Airlines jet into four refrigerated boxcars in eastern Ukraine as cranes moved chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing condemnation from Western leaders over tampering with the...

  • Can tragedy-hit airline survive?

    Can tragedy-hit airline survive?

    Malaysia Airlines is in uncharted territory after the disappearance of Flight MH370 in March with 239 people aboard was followed by the downing of another of its jets, carrying 298 people, over Ukraine. Before the disasters the carrier had one of...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. All newspapers in Malta today report about yesterday's arrival of 81 migrants and the recovery of the dead bodies following a rescue on Friday night. Times of Malta...

  • Gaza's deadliest day; deathtoll passes 500

    Gaza's deadliest day; deathtoll passes 500

    The death toll among Palestinians from the Israeli offensive in the coastal strip has reached 501, health officials said, as the two sides count their dead following the bloodiest day of fighting so far in the two-week campaign. Ashraf al-Kidra, a...

  • €162,467 collected in Ohloq Tbissima marathon

    A total of €162,467 was collected in the 60-hour Oħloq Tbissima marathon. The marathon kicked off on Friday at noon and carried on uninterrupted until midnight. One can still donate by calling 5160 2004 (€10), 5170 2007 (€15), 5180 2009 (€25), or...

  • ‘Russian missile used to shoot down Malaysian jet’

    ‘Russian missile used to shoot down Malaysian jet’

    US Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday that the evidence indicates that a Russian missile was used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, while Britain said Moscow faced “pariah” status and the threat of further economic...