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  • Anger after mosque bombing kills 59

    Thousands of Shiites across Pakistan mourned and protested today after a bombing at a Shiite mosque killed at least 59 people. In Shikarpur, the site of the blast, mourners held a mass funeral for the dead in Friday's attack. Thousands of Shiite...

  • Applications for entry in church schools

    Applications for entry into church school kindergartens and first year primary in the next scholastic year are being received on Monday, Tuesday and February 9, the Curia said. A total of 25 places were available for boys and 30 for girls in...

  • Updated: Consumers should not bear high fuel prices because of hedging agreement - Simon Busuttil

    Updated: Consumers should not bear high fuel prices because of hedging agreement - Simon Busuttil

    When hedging agreements had resulted in higher prices in the past, these had been borne by the state energy provider, Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said today. Speaking following a meeting with the social partners to discuss energy prices this...

  • Baguettes, bananas and bullets at Qarċilla

    Baguettes, bananas and bullets at Qarċilla

    Air Malta’s baguette, Qormi’s banana festival and the infamous car shooting in the Tal-Qroqq tunnels have made it to this year’s carnival poetic farce known as Qarċilla. The humorous and irreverent marriage contract, which has been read out during...

  • Food supplement recalled because of presence of THC

    Food supplement recalled because of presence of THC

    The food supplement Tribusteron 90 should not be consumed due to the presence of the unauthorised substance Tetrahydrocanabinol (THC) within same product, the health authorities said. The supplement, of the brand Olimp Sport Nutrition comes in a...

  • Update 2: Malta Public Transport says there will be no disruptions in public transport

    Update 2: Malta Public Transport says there will be no disruptions in public transport

    Malta Public Transport said this afternoon there will not be any service disruptions on Monday. It said that although the sub-contracting agreement with Unscheduled Bus Service (UBS) came to an end this weekend, alternative sub-contracting...

  • Missing man found

    Justin Mamo, the 17-year-old man who had been reported missing, has been found, the police said. They said he was found this morning at 9.45am.  

  • Efforts to free hostage deadlocked

    Efforts to free hostage deadlocked

    Efforts to free a captive journalist from the militant Islamic State group have reached a "state of deadlock", a top Japanese diplomat says. The fate of veteran war reporter Kenji Goto has been linked to that of another hostage, Jordanian fighter...

  • Lucky escape for young woman

    A 20-year-old woman from Attard had a lucky escape at 6.30am as she came out unscathed when the car she was driving ended up in a trench in Vjal il-Haddiem, Rabat this morning. The trench had been dug as part of works being carried out. It was...

  • Fury at 'overweight' Oz author obit

    Australia's main national newspaper is facing a worldwide volley of criticism over an obituary calling the nation's most famous author plain and overweight. The Australian's obituary of Colleen McCullough, whose novel The Thorn Birds sold 30...

  • UHM halts transfer of Enemalta workers

    UHM halts transfer of Enemalta workers

    The Union Haddiema Maghqudin said this morning it was considering all action it could take according to law to safeguard the interests of Enemalta employees and their families and appealed to the Prime Minister to keep its pre-election promise...

  • Canada to criminalise terror calls

    Tough new laws announced by Canada will make it a crime to call for a terror attack and allow police to detain anyone suspected of being involved in a plot without charge for up to seven days. The measures are aimed at boosting the powers of the...

  • Central investment fund needed to create new jobs in Europe - Alfred Sant

    Central investment fund needed to create new jobs in Europe - Alfred Sant

    The European Fund for Strategic investments proposed by the Juncker Commission to compensate for the lack of investment in the Eurozone fund could not counter the imbalances created in the Eurozone, MEP Alfred Sant said. Speaking at the European...

  • AFM Open Day today

    AFM Open Day today

    The Armed Forces of Malta is holding an open day today at their Luqa Barracks. The activity is part of Public Service Week. Various displays, target shooting, combat circuit training, abseiling and the assault course which people can try are among...

  • Motorcyclist seriously injured after crashing into bollards

    Motorcyclist seriously injured after crashing into bollards

    A 26-year-old Briton who lives in Marsascala was injured this morning when the motorcycle he was riding crashed into bollards in Gzira. The accident happened Mikiel Anton Vassalli Street at 6am. The man was taken to hospital.   

  • Texas Governor to declare "Chris Kyle Day" in honour of American Sniper

    Texas Governor to declare "Chris Kyle Day" in honour of American Sniper

    Texas Governor Greg Abbott  is to officially declare Feb. 2 "Chris Kyle Day" in the state, in honour of the late Navy Seal sharpshooter portrayed in the film "American Sniper." The movie, starring Bradley Cooper as Kyle who was killed by a...

  • Flames roar at Moscow library

    Flames roar at Moscow library

    Firefighters in the Russian capital Moscow last night battled a large fire in the library of the Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences. The fire broke out in on the top floor of the three-story building shortly after 10pm  and...

  • "You gotta go do it"- Will Gadd on climbing Niagara Falls ice wall

    "You gotta go do it"- Will Gadd on climbing Niagara Falls ice wall

    Professional ice climber Will Gadd scaled the world famous Niagara Falls on Tuesday, becoming the first person ever to climb the massive waterfall. "Niagara Falls is the coolest, wildest, largest volume waterfall in the world. It's the best known...

  • Man found dead in Hamrun

    A Magisterial inquiry has been called after a man, 47, was found dead in his residence in Hamrun yesterday. The case was reported to the police shortly after 6 p.m. The man had been living with a friend in Miggiani Street. He was found dead on a...

  • Updated: Simon Busuttil promises no monti in Ordnance Street as Piano's architect describes decision as 'shameful'

    Updated: Simon Busuttil promises no monti in Ordnance Street as Piano's architect describes decision as 'shameful'

    A Nationalist government would not allow the monti to set up in Ordnance Street Valletta or anywhere near the Piano project, party leader Simon Busuttil said today. He told Times of Malta "For me, culture always wins over mediocrity. Therefore,...