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  • No compensation over PIP implants

    A French appeals court has ruled that a German company does not have to compensate more than 1,000 women with leak-prone breast implants, overturning a lower court decision. Thousands of women worldwide received implants made by French company...

  • Dozens die in Philippines sinking

    Dozens die in Philippines sinking

    A ferry carrying 173 people yesterday capsized as it left a central Philippine port in choppy waters, leaving at least 36 dead and 19 others missing Officials said at least 118 people from the M/B Kim Nirvana were rescued by nearby fishing boats...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    A pair of Queen Victoria’s cotton knickers with a 45-inch waistline could fetch thousands of pounds when they go under the hammer next week. The pants will be sold alongside nightdresses, stockings and hats worn by Queen Victoria and her third...

  • Threat to polar bears’ survival

    Threat to polar bears’ survival

    Imperiled polar bears will see a population crash in most parts of the Arctic Ocean if global greenhouse gas emissions continue at current rates, causing accelerated melting of the sea ice the bruins depend on for survival, US scientists said. A...

  • Announcements

    CATANIA. On July 1, at Mater Dei Hospital, ANTHONY, of Naxxar aged 79, went to meet the Risen Lord, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife Evelyn, his sons Patrick, Kevin and his wife Joanna, grandchildren...

  • UN warning over Great Barrier Reef

    The UN says it is concerned about the state of the Great Barrier Reef and is urging greater efforts to conserve one of the most world’s spectacular natural sites. The decision, taken in Bonn, Germany, puts pressure on Australia to prevent further...

  • UN talks on Libya stumble as rival government postpones participation

    UN talks on Libya stumble as rival government postpones participation

    UN-brokered talks between Libya's two rival governments hit a setback today when one of the sides stayed away from the negotiations in Morocco, saying it needed more time for consultations. An armed alliance known as Libya Dawn took over the...

  • Boko Haram kills dozens in mosques

    Boko Haram extremists have gunned down nearly 100 Muslims praying in mosques in north-eastern Nigeria. A government official and a self-defence fighter said the attack on the town of Kukawa came as people were praying ahead of breaking their fast...

  • University project 'will be better than originally proposed' - PM

    University project 'will be better than originally proposed' - PM

    The university project in the south of Malta will take place and will be better than originally proposed, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said this evening. Speaking during the last meeting in the series Gvern li Jisma, Dr Muscat said that part of...

  • Court reinstates Le Pen in party

    A French court has reinstated Jean-Marie Le Pen as a member of the far-right National Front party he founded decades ago. The move delivers a biting blow to his daughter and party president Marine Le Pen, who had suspended him after a series of...

  • IMF issues stark Greece assessment

    IMF issues stark Greece assessment

    The International Monetary Fund says Greece needs debt relief and €50 billionin new financing from October through to 2018. The IMF said that Greece's finances have deteriorated because Athens has been slow about enacting economic reforms. Last...

  • Russia 'unhappy' with MH17 report

    Russia 'unhappy' with MH17 report

    A Russian aviation official says a draft Dutch report into last year's crash of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 in eastern Ukraine "raises more questions than it gives answers". The Dutch Safety Board has made the draft available to representatives...

  • Police inspector claims lawyer slandered him

    Police inspector claims lawyer slandered him

    A police inspector told a magistrate today how he felt “intimidated” and “humiliated” when lawyer Lynn Zahra publicly accused him of something he did not do. Dr Zahra, the partner of former Labour Minister Joe Grima, allegedlymade false...

  • Floriana's St Anne Street to close to traffic for filming of The Tempest

    Floriana's St Anne Street to close to traffic for filming of The Tempest

    The busy St Anne Street in Floriana will be closed to traffic at certain times between tomorrow and Sunday, due to filming of The Tempest, Transport Malta said. It will be closed at 7.30pm tomorrow and will reopen at 2am on Saturday, when it will...

  • Our Lady of the Sacred Heart feast traffic diversions

    Triq D’Argens and Triq l-Imrabat in Sliema will be closed to traffic from 9pm tomorrow because of the feast of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Transport Malta said. It said Triq Rudolph and Triq Manwel Dimech will be closed to traffic from 8pm. All...

  • Eco-tax on electronic equipment to go by September 1

    Eco-tax on electronic equipment to go by September 1

    The eco-tax will no longer have to be paid on electronic equipment as from September 1 when regulations linked with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive will come into force, Environment Minister Leo Brincat said this...

  • Updated: Man who claimed he was beaten by the police admits he lied

    Updated: Man who claimed he was beaten by the police admits he lied

    (Adds statement by Malta Police Association) A man who accused the police of beating him up in Paceville after they caught him smoking inside a bar this afternoon admitted to lying under oath and to accusing the police of something he knew they...

  • Updated: Nine years for baby-killing mother

    A French woman accused of killing eight of her newborns over more than a decade has been sentenced to nine years in prison. After deliberating a few hours in the northern city of Douai, the jury returned its verdict - half as long as the 18-year...

  • 563 people contact KuntattPN in 3 months

    563 people contact KuntattPN in 3 months

    Victims of discrimination, especially within the civil service, are being invited by the Nationalist Party to contact the party’s KuntattPN and file their complaint. Addressing a news conference this afternoon, deputy leader Beppe Fenech Adami...

  • Archbishop's pallium ceremony on July 11

    Archbishop's pallium ceremony on July 11

    Archbishop Charles Scicluna will be receiving his pallium from the new Apostolic Nuncio Mgr Roberto Cassari in a ceremony at St John’s CoCathedral on July 11. Archbishop Scicluna received the pallium, an ecclesiastical vestment, from Pope Francis...