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  • Cuban government sours on ‘Hugo’ and ‘Che’ revolutionary scent

    Cuban government sours on ‘Hugo’ and ‘Che’ revolutionary scent

    Cuba aborts plans to develop fragrances in honor of the late revolutionary "Che" Guevara and former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, calling the project disrespectful. Gavino Garay reports.

  • Air France pilots' strike ended

    Air France's leading pilots' union has ended a 14-day strike that crippled air traffic and led to condemnation from the French government. The SNPL union confirmed that the action is now over after a walkout grounded more than half of the...

  • Lifeguards assist three people at Ramla in Gozo

    Lifeguards assist three people at Ramla in Gozo

    A mother and son who found themselves in difficulty while swimming on the Xaghra side of Ramla Bay at 11.40am were assisted by the lifeguards of the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps. Lifeguards swam to assist the two people and successfully...

  • 30 bodies found as volcano erupts

    30 bodies found as volcano erupts

    More than 30 people are believed to have died near the peak of an erupting volcano in Japan. Nagano state police said the bodies were found near Mount Ontake in central Japan, which erupted shortly before noon on Saturday, spewing large plumes of...

  • Idaho trucker demands ransom for chicken load, then leaves it to rot

    Authorities in Idaho are seeking a truck driver who held 37,000 pounds of frozen chicken for ransom demanding money for expenses before he let it rot at a truck stop in Montana where it is releasing putrid odours and liquids. The refrigerated...

  • Updated: Malta welcomes UN-Libya talks

    Talks between all interested parties in the Libyan conflict will commence in Ghadames, an oasis town to the southwest of Tripoli, tomorrow, the Foreign Ministry said. It said the talks will be held under the aegis of the United Nations Support...

  • 'Patriots' protest against forced integration

    'Patriots' protest against forced integration

    Some 200 people this morning walked from Christ the King Monument in Floriana through City Gate to Castille in Valletta, protesting against the “forced integration of foreigners in Maltese society”. Holding placards saying “EU we are not your...

  • Parents unmoved by shooting apology

    The parents of the black teenager gunned down by police in Ferguson, Missouri, have rejected an apology by the city's top cop, saying he should be sacked and the white officer who shot their son arrested. Michael Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden,...

  • Work... or play? Abseiling at Cittadella

    Work... or play? Abseiling at Cittadella

    The worker in the photo provided an unusual scene for many locals and tourists in Gozo on Saturday afternoon as they observed him getting on with his job filling cracks, spraying.... and levelling.

  • Catholic bishop quits over 'shame'

    A Catholic bishop was apologising to churchgoers today after he resigned from his post, claiming to have brought "shame" on his diocese and the church. The Rt Rev Kieran Conry, who is Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Arundel and Brighton,...

  • Russians hand in western T-shirts in patriotic fashion drive

    Russians hand in western T-shirts in patriotic fashion drive

    Looking to put a patriotic spin on international sanctions over Ukraine, a local group is touring Moscow, urging passers-by to swap their western-branded T-shirts for homegrown tops sporting pro-Russian slogans. "Sanctions? Don't make my Iskanders...

  • ‘Unfair ban, angry community and the irrational few’

    ‘Unfair ban, angry community and the irrational few’

    A hunting ban in autumn was unheard of until last week. Joe Perici Calascione, hunting federation president, tells Kurt Sansone the decision unfairly punished law-abiding hunters. Watch excerpts of the interview above, read the interview in The...

  • Updated: Police use tear gas amid protest

    Updated: Police use tear gas amid protest

    Hong Kong police have used tear gas to try to clear a huge crowd of pro-democracy protesters who had gathered outside government headquarters. Police lobbed canisters of tear gas into the crowd on Sunday evening after spending hours holding the...

  • Montekristo on 24-hour watch after site illegalities

    Montekristo on 24-hour watch after site illegalities

    The Montekristo estate has been placed on round-the-clock police watch after its owner, Charles Polidano, known as iċ-Ċaqnu, was found to have carried on with illegalities at the site, breaching yet another agreement. Two police officers had...

  • Controversial fingerprinting machines rolled out in some Venezuelan stores

    Controversial fingerprinting machines rolled out in some Venezuelan stores

    The Venezuelan government has started to fingerprint shoppers at some state-run supermarkets, in a plan to combat food scarcity which has been derided by some consumers weary of shortages. Shoppers have struggled for more than a year to find basic...

  • Beheading suspect to face charges

    A man shot after beheading a woman and attacking another at a food processing plant from which he had just been sacked has regained consciousness, police say. Alton Nolen, 30, is in hospital in a stable condition after Thursday's attack at the...

  • Man critically injured in crash

    Man critically injured in crash

    A 35-year-old man from Zebbug is in a critical condition after he lost control of his Fiat Punto this morning and crashed into a wall. The accident happened at 8.10am in Triq il-Bidnija, Mosta. An inquiry is being held. MOTORCYCLIST...

  • George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin tie the knot and party in Venice

    George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin tie the knot and party in Venice

    The world's most famous bachelor, George Clooney, broke a vow to remain single on Saturday and married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin during a weekend of lavish celebrations in Venice. The Italian city of gondolas and palazzi looked like...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. The Sunday Times of Malta reports on a new twist in the John Dalli case. The newspaper, The Malta Independent, and MaltaToday also report how Malta’s English language newspapers...

  • New witnesses say Dalli enquired about lifting snus ban...Dalli reacts

    New witnesses say Dalli enquired about lifting snus ban...Dalli reacts

    Former European commissioner John Dalli enquired about lifting the ban on smokeless tobacco, snus, at around the same time as his former canvasser allegedly asked for a bribe to secure this outcome, according to fresh evidence presented to Malta’s...