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  • Truancy down 15.9% - sharper drop in Gozo

    Truancy down 15.9% - sharper drop in Gozo

    Truancy in scholastic year 2013/2014 was down by 15.9 per cent when compared to the previous year, the National Statistics office said today. It amounted to 597,239 days, equivalent to an average of 13.0 absent days per student. Total authorised...

  • Man throws alligator into fast food restaurant in Florida

    Man throws alligator into fast food restaurant in Florida

    A Florida fast food restaurant got a customer it wasn't expecting when a live alligator was tossed through a drive-thru window by a patron. Joshua James, 23, of Jupiter, Florida, had wanted to play a practical joke on a friend working at the...

  • Court hears submissions on injunction against Mark Gaffarena

    Court hears submissions on injunction against Mark Gaffarena

    A court this morning heard submissions in relation to a request for a warrant of inhibitory injunction filed by the Prime Minister against Mark Gaffarena over the controversial €1.65 million expropriation deal for a Valletta property. A final...

  • Italians lead surge in foreign workers in Malta

    Italians lead surge in foreign workers in Malta

    The share of foreign workers in the labour force has more than doubled over the last seven years, with Italians, Britons and Spaniards topping the tables. The total number rose from 9,821 in December 2008, making up 6.1 per cent of the...

  • Voting starts in New Hampshire primary

    Voting starts in New Hampshire primary

    Voting has started in New Hampshire in the second round of the process for the Republican and Democratic parties to select their candidates for November's presidential elections. Donald Trump is leading the polls for the Republicans, but he came...

  • Updated - Eight dead, many injured in German train crash

    Updated - Eight dead, many injured in German train crash

    German police say the death toll in a train head-on collision in southern Germany has risen to eight. Police spokesman Stefan Sonntag said that 150 people were injured in this morning's crash, including 50 severely. The two trains crashed into...

  • Updated - Lawyers want to raise the bar for appointment of judges, magistrates

    Updated - Lawyers want to raise the bar for appointment of judges, magistrates

    Updated, adds ministry's reaction - The Chamber of Advocates is proposing to raise the minimum experience required for the appointment of magistrates and judges to 15 years, the Times of Malta has learnt. In a position paper released today (see...

  • Malta newspapers review

    Malta newspapers review

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese newspapers. Times of Malta reports how a 23-year-old man suffered slight burns from fireworks which were being let off from the Palace in Valletta on Sunday. It also reports that the Chamber of...

  • Cruise ship battered by Atlantic storm, four hurt

    Cruise ship battered by Atlantic storm, four hurt

    The Royal Caribbean cruise ship Anthem of the Seas headed back to its New Jersey port last night after a storm packing high winds and 30-foot (9-metre) waves toppled furniture and shattered glass on the vessel, slightly injuring four...

  • Parliament consortium says payments continued post-election, but extra claim not accepted

    Parliament consortium says payments continued post-election, but extra claim not accepted

    The Bib JV consortium, which was responsible for building Parliament House, has denied allegations on Le Iene TV programme that the Grand Harbour Regeneration Projects stopped payments upon the change of government in 2013. "Payments continued to...

  • Unlicensed man hurt while letting off fireworks from presidential palace

    Unlicensed man hurt while letting off fireworks from presidential palace

    A 23-year-old man suffered facial burns on Sunday night while letting off fireworks from the roof of the Presidential Palace in Valletta as part of the carnival celebrations. The man, an electrician from Fgura, suffered burns as he let off petards...

  • Announcements

    STELLINI. On December 30, 2015, at St Elizabeth’s, Boston, MA, to Chloe née Hill and Luke, a son – OTIS DAMIAN. Obituary AQUILINA. On February 6, at Mater Dei Hospital, ROSELLA, née Theuma, aged 69, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of...

  • Cultural walk from Żejtun to Żabbar

    Cultural walk from Żejtun to Żabbar

    Wirt iż-Żejtun is tomorrow organising a cultural walk from Żejtun to Żabbar on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the elevation of the Żejtun parish to Parroċċa Matriċi (mother parish), following the establishment of the Żabbar parish.

  • Sliema: Dreams, Losses and Changes

    Sliema: Dreams, Losses and Changes

    Architect Edward Said will be giving a talk at Din l-Art Ħelwa, 133, Melita Street, Valletta on Thursday at 6.30pm. The talk is entitled Sliema: Dreams, Losses and Changes. The speaker is a conservation architect and partner at Architecture XV, a...

  • Libya conducts strikes on Islamic State in Derna, plane crashes

    Libya conducts strikes on Islamic State in Derna, plane crashes

    Forces allied to Libya's eastern government carried out air strikes on Islamic State militant areas of Derna city, but an aircraft later crashed because of mechanical failure, a spokesman said. Libyan National Army forces, led by Gen. Khalifa...

  • Mass deaths in Syrian jails amount to crime of "extermination", shocking UN report says

    Mass deaths in Syrian jails amount to crime of "extermination", shocking UN report says

    Detainees held by the Syrian government are being killed on a massive scale amounting to a state policy of "extermination" of the civilian population, a crime against humanity, United Nations investigators said today. The U.N. commission of...

  • Canada to end bombing missions in Iraq and Syria

    Canada to end bombing missions in Iraq and Syria

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada would pull out six jets that have been bombing targets in Iraq and Syria, ending Canada's controversial combat role in the effort against Islamic State. Canada will end its bombing missions by...

  • Organisers declare Carnival a success

    Organisers declare Carnival a success

    The carnival organising committee this evening declared this year's Carnival a success, saying turnout was exceptionally good in Valletta and elsewhere, and the standard of the floats and costumes was high.  Jason Busuttil, artistic director, said...

  • Emirates recruiting in Malta

    Emirates Airline is to hold a Cabin Crew Open Day on  February20 at 9.00am at Le Meridien St Julians Hotel & Spa, Balluta Bay. It said it is seeking to recruit people who are dedicated, open-minded, helpful, friendly and...

  • Bus routes to Mater Dei Hospital will no longer include St Luke's

    Bus routes to Mater Dei Hospital will no longer include St Luke's

    Buses heading for Mater Dei Hospital will no longer stop at St Luke's because very few passengers have been using that stop, Transport Malta said today. As a result, Mater Dei bus services will be around 15 minutes faster. Route 122 between...