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  • Pharmacies open today

    Malta & Gozo: 9 am-noon St Publius Pharmacy, 48, Gunlayer Street, Floriana;Lister Pharmacy, 678, St Joseph High Road, Ħamrun;Evans Pharmacy, 96/98, St Sebastian Street, Qormi;Fleur-de-Lys Pharmacy 32, Fleur-de-Lys Road, Birkirkara;O’Hea Pharmacy,...

  • Shrek for RSPCA

    Shrek for RSPCA

    Shoppers pass Shrek, a Chow Chow dog raising money for the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) on Oxford Street during the final weekend of shopping before Christmas in London.

  • French police shoot knife attacker

    A man armed with a knife has attacked a police station and been killed by an officer in a suburb of Tours, a city in central France. A statement by the Interior Ministry said the man entered the station in the Joue-les-Tours suburb this afternoon...

  • Turkish riot police use water cannons, smoke grenades on protesting teachers

    Turkish riot police use water cannons, smoke grenades on protesting teachers

    Turkish riot police in Ankara used water cannons and smoke grenades to disperse hundreds of teachers who had taken to the streets of the capital in protest of the government's plan to make Ottoman Turkish mandatory in high schools. News footage...

  • MOAS footage shows Syrian toddlers being rescued at sea

    MOAS footage shows Syrian toddlers being rescued at sea

    MOAS has just released a video clip using previously unseen footage from its rescues at sea this summer in which 3,000 migrants were assisted and saved. In the clip, Syrian toddlers wail as rescuers lift them from a migrant boat and carry them to...

  • Obama reflects on 2014, sets stage for the new year

    Obama reflects on 2014, sets stage for the new year

    In his weekly address, US President Barack Obama reflected on the strides made by the US in 2014. He touted job growth, a stronger economy, and better paying jobs for contributing to a brighter future where Americans "can enter the New Year with...

  • Injured man found lying on the ground in Zebbug

    Injured man found lying on the ground in Zebbug

    A 66-year-old man from Zebbug was found lying on the ground with visible injuries on his face in Triq Mikelang Sapiano, Zebbug early this morning. The police said the man, found at around 5am, has been hospitalised but his condition is not yet...

  • Russia dismisses new US sanctions

    Russia has dismissed new US sanctions as useless and underscored its historic right to the Crimean peninsula. Following several rounds of sanctions earlier this year, president Barack Obama on Friday approved new restrictions on Crimea which...

  • Updated: Government denies Libyan diplomat's interference claim

    Updated: Government denies Libyan diplomat's interference claim

    Malta is interfering in Libyan affairs by not recognising Libya’s Salvation Government, recognising instead an official of a government declared null by the country’s Supreme Court on November 6, charge d’affaires Hussin Musrati told the media...

  • Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Times of Malta presents a selection of its photographers' choice of their best photos taken over the past days.  

  • Condemnation of school attack gathers momentum in Pakistan

    Condemnation of school attack gathers momentum in Pakistan

    Grief over a Taliban massacre of 132 students in a miltary-run school in Pakistan is slowly giving way to widespread disgust and anger throughout the country. Yesterday, thousands of workers of Mutahidda Qaumi Movement, a powerful regional party,...

  • Only 8% of people suffering from eating disorders seek help

    Only 8% of people suffering from eating disorders seek help

    Only eight per cent of people with eating disorders seek help, a seminar for health professionals, organised by Dar Kenn Ghal Sahhtek heard. The seminar heard that 0.9 per cent of the Maltese population suffered from such disorders, some of which...

  • Work on Kappara Junction 'a priority' - PM

    Work on Kappara Junction 'a priority' - PM

    Work on the Kappara Junction is one of country’s priorities and the government had the plans and the necessary funds in hand. However, work on the Coastroad should ideally be concluded before the work on the junction started to avoid blocking the...

  • Hurricane scale creator dies at 102

    Bob Simpson, the meteorologist who co-developed the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale which estimates potential property damage, has died at 102. Mr Simpson, who died at his home in Washington, began his career with the US Weather Bureau in...

  • Update 3: New public transport provider to take over bus service on January 8

    Update 3: New public transport provider to take over bus service on January 8

    The deal for the takeover of the bus service by Spanish company Autobuses de Leon was wrapped up in the early hours of the morning, Times of Malta has learnt. The new operator has agreed to pay €8 million for the purchase of Malta Public Transport...

  • Israel bombs Hamas 'terror site'

    Israel's military has hit a Hamas site in the Gaza Strip in its first air strike on the Palestinian territory since the summer's war. The military said the strike on what it called a "Hamas terror infrastructure site" in the southern Gaza Strip...

  • Santa Paws viewers to dogs' rescue

    America's first all-star dog adoption telethon has proved a barking mad success, with more than 4,400 people signing up to take in homeless four-legged friends. Michael Levitt executive producer of Cause For Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular, says...

  • Updated: University says finances 'stable and healthy'

    Updated: University says finances 'stable and healthy'

    The University of Malta runs the risk of not paying employees every four weeks because of a strained cash flow caused by delayed government payments. The dire situation was highlighted by the National Audit Office, which reprimanded the university...

  • Woman held over eight child deaths

    Woman held over eight child deaths

    A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the deaths of eight children in an Australian home. Queensland Police Detective Inspector Bruno Asnicar said that the 37-year-old woman was currently under guard at a hospital in the northern...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says the University runs the risk of not paying employees every four weeks because of a strained cash flow caused by delayed government payments. It...