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  • Venetian long haul

    Venetian long haul

    Rowers taking part in the Vogalonga, or Long Row, in the Venice lagoon, yesterday. The annual boating event features a 30-kilometre course starting at St Mark’s Square.

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    Firefighters in Florida have rescued a naked man trapped on a raised drawbridge. The South Florida Sun Sentinel quoted witnesses as saying the unidentified man was walking across the Florida East Coast Railway railroad bridge in Fort Lauderdale on...

  • Announcements

    CUSENS. On May 21, at Mater Dei Hospital, CARMELA, widow of Thomas, aged 94, passed away peacefully, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her children Amy and her husband Frederick Bonett, Tom and his wife Doris,...

  • Godfrey Wettinger

    Juanito Camilleri writes: The University of Malta mourns the loss of the eminent medieval historian Professor Godfrey Wettinger, senior fellow of the University, a man who dedicated his entire life to scholarship. He was a formidable intellectual...

  • Vincent Tabone

    Mary Hilda Camilleri writes: We have just returned from a holiday in Portugal and Spain, one of the last holidays planned by our dear friend, Ċensu Tabone. The trip was very ably led by his son-in-law, Michael Rizzo, who took over because of...

  • Torrential rain soaks Oklahoma, forces evacuations

    Torrential rain soaks Oklahoma, forces evacuations

    Aerial video shows parts of Oklahoma submerged in floodwaters following heavy storms, as one firefighter is declared dead after attempting to perform a rescue operation. Vanessa Johnston reports.  

  • Briton in critical condition after fall

    Briton in critical condition after fall

    A 69-year-old Briton is in a critical condition afterall falling in the area known as Kalanka, limits of Delimara, at around noon. The police said the man, who was with his wife, was walking down towards the sea when he fell and knocked his...

  • Thousands roar into Washington DC for annual Rolling Thunder

    Thousands roar into Washington DC for annual Rolling Thunder

    Thousands of motorcyclists roared into Washington DC for the annual Rolling Thunder run aimed at raising awareness for service members who were prisoners of war or missing in action in Vietnam. The riders drove in from all across the country, many...

  • Beautiful Mind mathematician killed

    Beautiful Mind mathematician killed

    The Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 film A Beautiful Mind has died in a car crash with his wife in New Jersey. John Forbes Nash Jr was 86. Police say John and Alicia Nash were killed...

  • A knight's life in a warlike world

    A knight's life in a warlike world

    Several families actively involved themselves at the jousting festival and renaissance market held at Fort Rinella in Kalkara this weekend. This event depicted the time of a knight's life against the backdrop of a violent and warlike world as...

  • Families enjoy traditional irkotta in Kirkop

    Families enjoy traditional irkotta in Kirkop

    Sweet and savoury irkotta dishes ruled the day at Kirkop today, during the annual Irkotta fest. The festival, organised by the council in collaboration with the Culture Permanent Secretariat and the Malta Tourism Authority, aims to raise awareness...

  • Simon Busuttil warns on Zonqor: You will have to steamroll over us

    Simon Busuttil warns on Zonqor: You will have to steamroll over us

    Simon Busuttil has warned the government it would have to steamroll over the Nationalist Party if it did not back down on the university at Zonqor Point. He called on the Prime Minister to clearly rule out developing a university on the earmarked...

  • Interview training for Hong Kong toddlers

    Interview training for Hong Kong toddlers

    Hong Kong's parents send their toddlers to interview classes, in a bid to beat fierce competition for a seat in a good kindergarten. Yiming Woo reports.

  • Chris Said's farewell: Good bye secretary general, hello Gozo

    Chris Said's farewell: Good bye secretary general, hello Gozo

    Outgoing secretary general Chris Said urged PN councillors to remember him for the hard decisions he had to take over the past two years and not for the people he may have hurt in the process. "I spent countless sleepless nights to find solutions...

  • Update 2: John Dalli says Mater Dei contract was approved by Cabinet; Government to seek legal advice on Skanska waiver

    Update 2: John Dalli says Mater Dei contract was approved by Cabinet; Government to seek legal advice on Skanska waiver

    The government will be seeking legal advice on a waiver clause included in a 2009 agreement signed with the government which exempted Swedish construction company Skanska from liability on the Mater Dei Hospital structure. It said the previous...

  • Gynaecologist walks into Facebook muddle

    Gynaecologist walks into Facebook muddle

    An Italian gynaecologist may have landed himself in trouble after marketing himself to women on Facebook promising clearance-sale prices. In one message, Carlo Matrisciano encouraged a woman who had just accepted his friend request to take...

  • Varoufakis says Greece has made strides at reaching deal with lenders

    Greece has made "enormous strides" at reaching a deal with its international lenders to avert bankruptcy, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said. "It is now up to the institutions to do their bit. We have met them three quarters of the way,...

  • Reversal of fortune for family in poverty

    Reversal of fortune for family in poverty

    Stacks of boxes packed with foodstuffs and rows of crockery and dinnerware fill the bare room, making it slightly more worthy of being deemed a kitchen. Catherine Belli welcomes me inside and offers a slice of cake. “It’s been lovely – we haven’t...

  • Mario de Marco calls for PN to embrace green conscience

    Mario de Marco calls for PN to embrace green conscience

    Mario de Marco has appealed for past mistakes not to be repeated as the Nationalist Party deputy leader pledged his party's support to a growing movement against a university on virgin land. Dr de Marco told PN councillors this morning too many...

  • Boat owners invited to join President’s Cruise for Solidarity

    Boat owners invited to join President’s Cruise for Solidarity

    Boat owners are being invited to join ‘The President’s Cruise for Solidarity’ on July 12 in aid of the Community Chest Fund. The activity, which is being held for the first time, will see boat owners unite in a cruise of solidarity leaving Grand...