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  • Man jailed for importing drugs

    A 31-year-old Bulgarian was today jailed two years and fined €2,400 for importing 30 grams of cocaine worth €1,865. Marius Bankov, 31, Bulgarian admitted to conspiring to import and importing the drug and to having it in his possession in amounts...

  • Hamrun shooter charged with attempted murder

    A man who allegedly shot and injured two men on Monday night has been remanded in custody after pleading not guilty to a charge of attempted murder. Jonathan Casha, 31, of Ghaxaq allegedly shot the men outside a bar in Hamrun at 12.45am...

  • Miss America rethink

    Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school student who asked her to a prom during the question-and-answer session during assembly. Nina Davuluri posted a statement on the Miss America...

  • Biden call to Russia over Ukraine

    US vice president Joe Biden has warned Russia that "it's time to stop talking and start acting" to reduce tension in Ukraine. Mr Biden spoke after meeting Ukrainian officials in the country's capital, Kiev. The vice president also announced the...

  • Gay rights movement accuses former PM of 'distorting the truth'

    The Malta Gay Rights Movement this morning accused former Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi of “wilful misinterpretation of the law” and distorting the truth. In a statement referring to an opinion by Dr Gonzi today in Times of Malta, the movement...

  • Road safety strategy launched

    Transport Malta has started consultations with stakeholders aimed at developing a new road safety strategy. Malta already has a low road accident fatality record compared to the rest of the EU. It had, however, a high incidence of minor road...

  • Hunting: 24 offenders to be prosecuted - government

    A total of 24 suspected offenders were apprehended by law enforcement officers carrying out routine field patrols, inspections and spot checks on individual hunters up to last Sunday, the government said. It said in a statement that 30 suspected...

  • President visits YOURS prisoners

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca this morning visited prisoners at the YOURS section in Mtahleb and donated more than 250 books, given by Midsea Books, Miller, Sierra and Merlin Library. After meeting the 20 young prisoners, President Colerio...

  • Guards killed in militant attack

    Ten Iraqi guards have been killed as militants attacked a polling station in a remote area in the country's north, officials said. It was the latest in a surge in militant attacks in the run-up to Iraq's crucial parliament elections on April 30. A...

  • Fast work

    Job candidates have as little as eight minutes to make the right impression in interviews, according to a survey. The study of 2,000 people by AXA found eye contact to be the most important factor in an interview (59%), even more important than...

  • Cruise passengers up 68%

    Cruise passenger traffic in the first quarter amounted to 38,138, an increase of 68.4 per cent over the same period last year, the National Statistics Office said. It said there were 23 cruise liner calls during the period – 10 more than last year.

  • Pakistan tests short-range missile

    Pakistan's military has said it has successfully test-fired a short-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead. A military statement said the Hatf III Ghaznavi missile with a range of 290km was launched today from an undisclosed...

  • CABS locates 72 illegal electronic lures in Maltese countryside

    Hunters have installed an estimated three-figure number of illegal electronic lures for quail and protected waders in the Maltese countryside, the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) said today. It said that in the last four nights volunteers...

  • Saudi reports two more virus deaths

    Two more patients who contracted a potentially fatal Middle East virus related to Sars have died, Saudi Arabia's health ministry said today. The ministry said a chronically ill 73-year-old Saudi man died in Riyadh and a 54-year-old Saudi man died...

  • Mental health decision was no admission of mistake - minister

    Health Minister Konrad Mizzi said this morning that the reversal of a decision to split community services from services at Mount Carmel Hospital after just six months, was not a U-turn or an admission of mistake. The decision, he said, was the...

  • Laser show to light up Grand Harbour as part of EU accession celebrations

    A laser show will light up the Grand Harbour to mark the 10th anniversary of Malta’s EU accession next month. The spectacle, being held on April 30, will be followed by a series of firework shows and performances from international top DJ Gareth...

  • Girls investigated over den in wood

    An MP has asked a police force for an explanation after an officer was sent to investigate a group of children making a den in a wood. Newcastle Central MP Chi Onwurah said she is worried an apparent over-reaction by Northumbria Police made a...

  • Doomed ferry 'didn't turn sharply'

    New evidence shows that the sunken South Korean ferry did not make a sharp turn shortly before the disaster, but changed course much more gradually, it has emerged. Full data from the Sewol's automatic identification system, an on-board...

  • 'Maltese aren't fully aware of EU rights'

    Former Attorney General Anthony Borg Barthet believes that 10 years after EU membership, Maltese society is not sufficiently aware of the legal rights it acquired under EU law. This was not only the case with citizens but also applied to the legal...

  • ‘Wait finally over’ for team eyeing summit

    Over the next two days, the Maltese Everest 14 team will be covering 25 kilometres and some 1,350 metres in altitude, days after the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak. Gregory Attard, who is leading the team which will attempt to...