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  • World briefs

    World briefs

    A hundred couples tied the knot yesterday in a mass wedding held in the first post-World Cup event inside the Brazilian capital’s Estadio Nacional. The collective civil marriage ceremony was held on the football stadium’s pitch. It was the 10th...

  • Illegal venues not entertaining news

    Illegal venues not entertaining news

    Business continues as usual at Ta’ Susina Farmhouse in Żebbug, a restaurant and entertainment venue with an animal park, despite a planning authority enforcement notice served on the owner nine years ago. In 2005, Mepa issued a notice on Noel...

  • Nude models take to NYC streets

    Artists in New York City have painted the bodies of 40 nude models and turned an entrance to Central Park into a celebration of the human form. Artist Andy Golub said New York was the only city in the country that would allow his inaugural...

  • UK embassy convoy hit by gunfire in Libya, no injuries - official

    UK embassy convoy hit by gunfire in Libya, no injuries - official

    A British embassy convoy was hit by gunfire during an attempted hijacking outside the capital Tripoli on the way to the Tunisian border, but no-one was injured in the incident, an embassy official said. The British embassy in Tripoli has been...

  • Gaza war rages despite truce vows

    Gaza war rages despite truce vows

    Israel and Hamas have launched new attacks in the raging Gaza war, despite each side offering different truces to temporarily halt nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday. After initially rejecting an Israeli offer on...

  • MAM threatens industrial action 'throughout health service'

    MAM threatens industrial action 'throughout health service'

    The Medical Association of Malta is threatening industrial action throughout the health service over the government’s collective agreement with lecturers. Registering an industrial dispute with the university, the association said it had sole...

  • Postponing elections ‘weakens democracy’

    Postponing elections ‘weakens democracy’

    Postponing local council elections to coincide with the 2019 MEP poll would “weaken democracy” and leave voters feeling “duped”, according to analysts. These concerns were expressed by Godfrey Grima, Joe Pirotta and Kenneth Wain, who were asked to...

  • Whistle blows for mass wedding

    Whistle blows for mass wedding

    A hundred couples have tied the knot in a mass wedding held in the first post-World Cup event inside the Brazilian capital's Estadio Nacional. The collective civil marriage ceremony was held on the football stadium's pitch. It was the 10th mass...

  • Polidano Group to face animal park charges

    Polidano Group to face animal park charges

    Polidano Group will face criminal charges over its illegal animal park at Montekristo Estates, according to the Animal Rights Parliamentary Secretariat. The Sunday Times of Malta had asked whether the secretariat had taken any action against the...

  • Muslim community in Malta calls for release of abducted man

    Muslim community in Malta calls for release of abducted man

    The Arab and Muslim community in Malta today called for the release of Martin Galea, a Maltese oil worker who was abducted in Libya last week. In a statement signed by Imam Mohammed El Sadi, the community said: “We consider this act as...

  • Fighting intensifies near MH17 site

    Fighting intensifies near MH17 site

    Ukrainian armed forces have mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month. Reports of the intensifying unrest prompted a...

  • Maltese national in €16m UK fraud

    Maltese national in €16m UK fraud

    The High Court in England has ruled that a Maltese-British national defrauded a company of almost €16 million, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. Paul Sultana, 47, a UK-born son of a Maltese national, was one of the people behind a large-scale...

  • Barber sentenced for role in Stradivarius violin theft

    A Milwaukee barber received a three-and-a-half year prison sentence for supplying a stun gun used in the theft of a 300-year-old Stradivarius violin from a concert violinist. Universal Knowledge Allah, 37, was also sentenced by Milwaukee County...

  • 'Please stop' Pope Francis' emotional plea for peace

    'Please stop' Pope Francis' emotional plea for peace

    Pope Francis makes an impromptu emotional plea for peace, during his weekly Sunday Angelus prayer at the Vatican. Vanessa Johnston reports.  

  • Who decides when a person should die?

    Who decides when a person should die?

    Will assisted dying mean less suffering or more deaths? As the UK debates a Bill allowing doctors to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill patients, Ariadne Massa questions whether Malta is prepared to put compassion before...

  • Man hit by bus in Birkirkara

    A 21-year-old man from Birkirkara has been hospitalised after he was hit by a bus in Mannarino Road, Birkirkara this afternoon. His condition is not yet known. The police said the bus was being driven by a 34-year-old woman from Mosta. The...

  • British accountant charged with money laundering

    British accountant charged with money laundering

    A 57-year-old British accountant who had escaped from Malta when he was sought for money laundering was remanded in custody after he pleaded not guilty to money laundering in November 2008 and earlier. James Hadwen was extradited to Malta from...

  • Chubby Checker, HP settle lawsuit over penis-measuring app

    The singer Chubby Checker has settled a lawsuit in which he accused Hewlett-Packard Co of using his trademarked name without permission on a software app that purported to measure the size of a man's penis. HP denied liability in agreeing to...

  • Nurses appeal against bringing over of patients from Libya

    Nurses appeal against bringing over of patients from Libya

    Nurses have appealed to the government not to bring over patients from Libya who would eventually end up having no nurse or equipment for their care. In a statement, the Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses said both the hospital’s limitations and...

  • Agri-fund deal signed 4 days before election

    Agri-fund deal signed 4 days before election

    The EU agricultural funds paying agency signed a contract with a beneficiary for €150,000 four days before the 2013 general election even though he did not have the full permit to initiate the project, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. The...