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  • Driver escapes injury

    A 22-year-old woman from Zebbug was lucky to escape injury this morning when she lost control of her car on the Mellieha bypass. The woman was driving a Toyota Vitz towards Mizieb at about 11am when the accident happened. The car left the road and...

  • Government mum on PN Bill to protect public land

    The government has still not reacted to a widely-supported Bill presented by the Opposition last week to safeguard common heritage, although new projects are being announced on sites the Bill is intended to protect. The Sunday Times of Malta has...

  • Man claims excessive use of force during arrest

    Man claims excessive use of force during arrest

    The Police Commissioner was today ordered to investigate allegations of excessive use of force by two policemen against a man who provided false identity details after being arrested for dangerous driving. Magistrate Aaron Bugeja called on...

  • Austria wants refugee quota for each EU member to help absorb influx

    Austria wants refugee quota for each EU member to help absorb influx

    Austria wants a refugee quota for every country in the European Union to help absorb hundreds of migrants arriving every day by boat in southern Europe, Chancellor Werner Faymann said in a newspaper interview. Faymann described as "totally absurd"...

  • Times Talk again leading news viewership ratings

    Times Talk again leading news viewership ratings

    Times of Malta’s TV programme Times Talk has not only topped the audience viewership news programme ratings in the latest survey, but substantially increased its figures. The Broadcasting Authority survey, carried out in February and released last...

  • Update 2 - Busiest ever day in migrant rescues: Italy saves 4,800, MOAS picks up 369

    Update 2 - Busiest ever day in migrant rescues: Italy saves 4,800, MOAS picks up 369

    Updated 7.45pm - About 4,800 migrants were plucked from boats off the coast of Libya over the weekend and 10 bodies were recovered, Italy's coast guard and navy said today, in what looked to be the biggest rescue operation of its kind so far this...

  • Car overturns in Mgarr

    Car overturns in Mgarr

    This car was found overturned in Mgarr near Castello Zammitello this morning after the driver apparently fled. No one was injured. Photo: Maria Attard    

  • Busuttil demands answers on passport granted to Manuel Mallia's wife, €2m spent on Sai Mizzi's office

    Busuttil demands answers on passport granted to Manuel Mallia's wife, €2m spent on Sai Mizzi's office

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said today that the prime minister should explain how the foreign wife of former Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia was granted a Maltese passport after two years when foreign spouses married to Maltese could only...

  • Brothers cleared of defiling girl, 6

    Brothers cleared of defiling girl, 6

    A man and his brother have been acquitted of defiling their six-year-old daughter and niece, who walked into the room while the pair were watching pornography on a computer. The men, aged 35 and 23, whose names cannot be published by court order,...

  • PM says alternative sites for new 'educational facility' in the south will be considered

    PM says alternative sites for new 'educational facility' in the south will be considered

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said this morning that Mepa in the normal course of its processes would consider alternative sites for the new American university, as long as it was in the south of Malta. Speaking in a One Radio interview, he said...

  • Archbishop to be first-ever Times of Malta guest editor

    Archbishop to be first-ever Times of Malta guest editor

    Archbishop Charles Scicluna is to be Times of Malta’s first-ever guest editor this week, starting just days after the newspaper published a commemorative book to mark his appointment. Mgr Scicluna will assume full control of the editorial agenda...

  • Horrors of Nepal earthquake as seen by Maltese photographer

    Horrors of Nepal earthquake as seen by Maltese photographer

    The horrors of the earthquake in Nepal were witnessed by Maltese photographer Jan Zammit over the past week. More than 7,000 people died in the powerful quake a week ago which reduced many villages to rubble. Thousands more are missing. Mr Zammit...

  • Heads of agreement for 4,000-student American university expected on Tuesday

    Heads of agreement for 4,000-student  American university expected on Tuesday

    The heads of agreement for the building of the American University of Malta near Marsascala will be signed on Tuesday. The agreement will be signed by Jordanian investors who are behind the project, backed by De Paul University of Chicago. The...

  • Blaze destroys three old buses

    Blaze destroys three old buses

    Three former route buses were destroyed and two were slightly damaged in a fierce fire at the Park and Ride in Floriana late yesterday. The fire was reported at about 9.30pm and quickly spread to the three parked buses. Firefighters intervened...

  • Updated: Application for five star hotel in Ghadira Bay 'in advanced stage'

    Updated: Application for five star hotel in Ghadira Bay 'in advanced stage'

    An application for the building of a 250-room five-star hotel at Għadira bay is in an advanced stage of consideration by the planning authority. The development was proposed by Anthony Curmi, the owner of the Costa del Sol Restaurant, who wants to...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. The Sunday Times of Malta says classroom dust is causing asthma among students. MaltaToday says the new American university due to be built in Marsascala submitted courses before...

  • ‘Go save as many lives as you can’

    ‘Go save as many lives as you can’

    Europe’s only private migrant rescue mission left Malta yesterday amid a backdrop of shocking tragedies in the Mediterranean. The Migrant Offshore Aid Station set off on its much-anticipated six-month mission to try to help reduce the number of...

  • Classroom dust causing asthma among students

    Dust in the classroom environment is a “serious problem” that is causing asthma among students, according to new research on the indoor air quality in Maltese primary schools. The study also found that the presence of a particular type of mould or...

  • Solution to air pollution: fewer cars or cleaner fuel

    Solution to air pollution: fewer cars or cleaner fuel

    Transport is a primary source of air pollution that leads to hundreds of millions of euros in health costs and preventable death, two leading experts have warned. Chemical expert Alfred Vella and respiratory health specialist Martin Balzan agreed...

  • Government mum on PN Bill to protect public land

    Government mum on PN Bill to protect public land

    The government has still not reacted to a widely-supported Bill presented by the Opposition last week to safeguard common heritage, although new projects are being announced on sites the Bill is intended to protect. The Sunday Times of Malta has...