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  • Minister should shoulder responsibility for Skolasajf fiasco - PN

    The board set up by the Education Minister to investigate the Skolasajf and Klabb 3-16 fiasco was just an excuse by the minister to avoid political responsibilities and shift the blame on public sector employees, the Nationalist Party said. It...

  • Waste not, want not

    Waste not, want not

    How much of your fridge contents are you going to be throwing away in a week’s time? The likelihood is that about 22 per cent of it will go straight into the bin, according to figures released last week by the National Statistics Office. According...

  • Mr Justice Gino Camilleri passes away

    Mr Justice Gino Camilleri passes away

    Mr Justice Gino Camilleri passed away today, aged 64. The son of the late Lewis Camilleri and of the late Teodora nèe Bruno, Mr Justice Camilleri was born in Valletta. He graduated Doctor of Laws in November 1973. He was appointed Magistrate in...

  • Study shows most children are not exercising enough

    Study shows most children are not exercising enough

    Only 10 per cent of Maltese girls and 39 per cent of boys aged 10 and 11 do an hour of moderate or vigorous exercise a day, a local researcher has found. Girls are less active than boys at all times but spend less time in front of a screen such as...

  • Authorities identify mummified remains of woman in Detroit suburb

    A woman whose mummified remains were found in her garage in a Detroit suburb up to five years after her death has been identified through DNA tests. Pia Farrenkopf had set up her bills to be paid automatically through a bank account, a neighbour...

  • Airline retires flight number 17

    Malaysia Airlines has announced it is retiring the flight number of the plane apparently shot down over Ukraine. The carrier said in a statement today that from Friday, it will no longer use MH17 to identify any of its Amsterdam-Kuala Lumpur flights.

  • ‘Malta is where it all happens’

    ‘Malta is where it all happens’

    The Prodigy’s Liam Howlett and Keith Flint, who will be performing in Malta together third member Maxim on August 9, talk studio work, live gigs and Gozo raves with Ramona Depares. Lucca, 7pm. The whole town is buzzing with expectation and, even...

  • Tobacco giant to fight damages case

    America's second biggest cigarette maker has vowed to fight a Florida jury verdict of $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a case filed by the widow of a smoker who died of lung cancer. RJ Reynolds Tobacco executive J Jeffery Raborn said the...

  • Pensions reform business breakfast tomorrow

    Pensions reform business breakfast tomorrow

    A business breakfast organised by The Business Observer entitled ‘Pensions reform: Are we too late?’ is being held tomorrow at the Intercontinental Hotel. In 2004 the Pensions Working Group appointed by the government had recommended the...

  • Buyer snaps up Snow White billboard

    A large, colourful billboard from the 1937 release of the animated film Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs has been sold at auction for $10,755 dollars . Dallas, Texas-based Heritage Auctions would not identify the winning bidder, but said the rare...

  • Update 2: Rebels 'possess bodies from MH17'

    Update 2: Rebels 'possess bodies from MH17'

    US and European leaders have called for international investigators to be given full access to the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash site after rebels in eastern Ukraine took control of the recovered bodies. Following demands among...

  • AD calls for reversal of autumn hunting decision

    AD calls for reversal of autumn hunting decision

    Alternattiva Demokratika has requested a reversal of the decision allowing autumn bird trapping. "Instead of promoting nature appreciation and conservation through educational programmes and activities such as bird watching, the authorities are...

  • EU probes allocation of agricultural funds

    EU probes allocation of agricultural funds

    The paying agency responsible for the allocation of EU agricultural funds has been asked to compile a report to be presented to the European Commission’s Internal Audit and Investigation Department following a report by Times of Malta. The...

  • Gaza pounded by Israeli tank fire

    Gaza pounded by Israeli tank fire

    An area of Gaza City has come under heavy tank fire as Israel widened its ground offensive against Hamas, causing hundreds of panicked residents to flee. Palestinian health officials said at least eight people were killed in Gaza City's Shijaiyah...

  • Officials could face jail over race groups

    Officials could face jail over race groups

    Public officers and civil servants could face up to five years in prison for creating or assuming leadership of racist groups once amendments are made to the Criminal Code, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici said. The amendments, which form part of a...

  • Jury awards smoker's widow $23.6 billion

    Jury awards smoker's widow $23.6 billion

    A Florida jury has hammered America's second biggest cigarette maker with punitive damages of $23.6 billion in a case brought by the widow of a long-time smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996. The RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company case is one of...

  • Candles and prayers in Dutch church for crash victims

    Candles and prayers in Dutch church for crash victims

    Hundreds of people attended a church service at Saint John Cathedral in Den Bosch, southern Netherlands, to pay respect for the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. The plane, which departed from Amsterdam en route to Kuala Lumpur, crashed on...

  • Updated: 81 more migrants rescued, 29 dead migrants brought to Malta

    Updated: 81 more migrants rescued, 29 dead migrants brought to Malta

    Twenty-nine bodies of migrants who died in a stampede during a rescue operation on Friday night were taken down at Haywharf tonight in a lengthy operation which lasted several hours. A statement by the Italian Coastguard yesterday had stated that...

  • Depression medication leading overdose cause

    Depression medication leading overdose cause

    Antidepressants and anxiety medication were the cause of half the intentional overdoses treated in the first five months of this year, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. Mater Dei Hospital documents seen by this newspaper showed that 42 out of...

  • Iraqi soldiers recapture district near Baghdad from insurgents

    Iraqi soldiers recapture district near Baghdad from insurgents

    The Iraqi military says troops have evicted Islamist militants from a district northeast of Baghdad, while planes striking a rebel-held town in northern Iraq kill one child. Gavino Garay reports.