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  • Clock ticking for Thai PM

    A Thai court will decide this week whether to give embattled Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra more time to defend herself against charges of abuse of power, accusations that could bring her down, or whether to move swiftly to a verdict. The fate...

  • Anger grows as families cremate Everest victims

    Nepali families cremated eight Mount Everest sherpas yesterday as anger grew over how much compensation should be paid to victims of the single deadliest avalanche on the world’s highest mountain. The eight bodies, out of a total of 13 recovered...

  • Brown steps up his bid to keep Scotland in UK

    Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is stepping up his efforts to stop Scotland leaving the United Kingdom as opinion polls show growing support for independence. Brown, a Scot, will make his first speech today in support of the cross-party...

  • Queen turns 88

    Traditional gun salutes yesterday marked the 88th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II, who decided to spend the day privately at Windsor Castle. The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery fired a 41-gun royal salute from Green Park in central London at...

  • Sex symbols ‘have fat legs’

    They are sex symbols idolised by millions but Beyoncé, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian have fallen foul of famously catty actor Rupert Everett – who says they have fat legs. The stage and screen star, 54, singled out the women as representative of a...

  • World briefs

    A mother has described the “dilemma” she faced with her two children after their car burst into flames in a lion enclosure. Helen Clements was visiting Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire with her nine-year-old son George and daughter Charlie, 12,...

  • President: end scourge of gender violence

    The Maltese were “still in shock” following the recent crime of domestic violence which left a woman fighting for her life after her former partner stabbed her in the head with a screwdriver, President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca said...

  • EU’s €25m gives boost to energy efficiency

    About €25 million in EU funds will be invested in systems that can generate cleaner and more efficient energy. Speaking at a press conference, Parliamentary Secretary for EU funds Ian Borg said 14 projects to promote cleaner energy will benefit...

  • Announcements

    PORTELLI – ALBANESE The marriage between VICTOR and MAY took place at the Carmelite church, Balluta Bay, St Julian’s, on April 18, 1954. Congratulations and much love from your children Vicki, Jo-Anne, Terri and Frank, their respective spouses...

  • Study reveals how suicidal thoughts trouble students

    Eight per cent of medical and pharmacy students indicated they wanted to commit suicide because of stress and 22 per cent wanted to quit the course, according to a university study. All of the respondents said they made use of alcohol while just...

  • ‘Maltese aren’t fully aware of EU rights’

    Former Attorney General Anthony Borg Barthet believes that 10 years after EU membership, Maltese society is not sufficiently aware of the legal rights it acquired under EU law. This was not only the case with citizens but also applied to the legal...

  • Smart air pollution fears raised

    The planning authority’s environment unit has raised concerns over the possible increase in particulate matter during and after the reconstruction of popular Smart supermarket in Birkirkara. The Environment Protection Directorate said it had...

  • Personalised disabled parking spaces should be exception, rather than rule – commission

    Parking spaces reserved for people with a disability should not be personalised except in particular cases, according to the National Commission for Disabled People. Following complaints about reserved parking, KNPD said the allocation should...

  • Man critical after St Paul's Bay accident

    A 21-year-old Guinean is in a critical condition after he was hit by a car in Triq il-Korp tal-Pijunieri, St Paul’s Bay, this evening. The police said the man was hit by a Toyota Vitz that was being driven by a 22-year-old man from St Paul’s Bay.

  • Ex-BBC journalist paid €31,000 by government

    A former Irish BBC journalist who is helping the Office of the Prime Minister with its communication strategy is being paid €25 an hour for his services over and above a €7,000-a-year retainer. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat gave the information in...

  • US veteran to donate uniform to museum

    An American war veteran looking for Maltese friends he met 70 years ago is returning to Malta to celebrate his 96th birthday and to donate his army uniform to the National War Museum. This time, Herb Tollefson will be visiting with John Mifsud Jr,...

  • 234 girls missing in school kidnap

    Some 234 girls are missing from a Nigerian school attacked last week by Islamic extremists - significantly more than the 85 reported by education officials, parents told the state governor today. The higher figure came out a week after the...

  • Birdlife member arrested for filming ALE

    A member of Birdlife spent over two hours in police custody this morning after he was arrested for filming Administrative Law Enforcement officers, Birdlife said. Birdlife said that at 10.20am, one of its team members called 119 after a recently...

  • Biden in Kiev for Ukraine talks

    Vice president Joe Biden hopes to demonstrate the US commitment to Ukraine by meeting with its leaders as they deal with their confrontation with Russia. Mr Biden arrived on Monday for a two-day visit to the capital Kiev. He has meetings on...

  • Lucky escape for truck driver

    A driver had a lucky escape this afternoon when his truck overturned after crashing into a low wall. The accident happened at the Coast Road at around 3.30pm. The driver, who was on his own, only suffered from shock.