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  • A fillip for Malta-based game design research

    A University research project was recently ranked first from over 1,000 EU research proposals from all disciplines in the Marie Curie strand of the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The Auto Game Design project, directed by Prof. Georgios...

  • Coming up

    • Easter Sunday manifestations with the statue of the Risen Christ will be held today as follows:  at 8.45am at St George’s basilica, Victoria, with the participation of La Stella Band; at 9.15am in Nadur with the participation of the Mnarja Band,...

  • International conference in Malta on religious freedom

    A major international conference on religious freedom and the persecution of Christians today will to be held at the Dolmen Hotel, St Paul’s Bay, on May 12 and 13. It is organised by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN Malta), part of the International...

  • Pharmacies open today

    Malta & Gozo: 9am-noon Collis Williams Pharmacy, 15, Republic Street, Valletta;National Pharmacy, 17, St Mary Street, Ħamrun;Anici Pharmacy, Anici Street, Qormi;St Helen Pharmacy, Tumas Fenech Street, Birkirkara;Deby’s Pharmacy, 1, Quarries...

  • Strong quake hits off Papua New Guinea

    An earthquake with a magnitude 7.5 struck off Papua New Guinea yesterday and a tsunami warning was briefly issued for the Pacific Island nation and neighbouring Solomon Islands, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The quake, at a depth...

  • ‘Burnout’ affecting majority of nurses

    Burnout is high among the majority of Maltese nurses, exposing a “worrying reality” that requires immediate attention, according to the latest surveys. Ninety per cent of more than 200 nurses interviewed in three hospitals across Malta reported...

  • ‘Pain is dulled but I will never forget’

    Simon Bugeja, the sole survivor of the 2008 Simshar tragedy, attempted to kill himself five times to end his misery. Ahead of the release of the film based on his story, he tells Ariadne Massa it took four years for him to regain a semblance of...

  • Bishop’s ‘surprise’ at Vatican poll findings

    Nearly 50 per cent of Maltese accept and live by the Church’s teachings on responsible birth control but find it difficult to follow, according to a survey that forms part of a worldwide Vatican initiative. Just over a quarter disagree with the...

  • Teen hospitalised in attack

    A night of clubbing and entertainment in Paceville turned into a nightmare for a teenager who ended up in hospital with a brain haemorrhage after being attacked outside a nightclub. At around 11pm on Thursday, Jordan Muscat was out clubbing with a...

  • Smiling Shannon refused to give up

    A smile slowly spreads over the face of nine-year-old Shannon as she joins her grandfather and sings the hymn dedicated to St Lawrence. This was the tune she heard when, two years ago, she woke up from a six-week coma – laughing. “Finally, after...

  • Suspicions as shot bird reports soar at end of season

    Reports sent to the European Commission on the spring hunting derogation over the past three years consistently show a spike in hunters’ SMS reports in the last three days of the season, raising concerns on the data’s validity. During the spring...

  • PL deputy leader slams Ta’ Ħaġrat development

    Labour deputy leader Toni Abela is standing by comments he made in a newspaper article lambasting the decision to allow development close to the Unesco-protected Ta’ Ħaġrat temples in Mġarr. Earlier this month, the planning authority confirmed a...

  • Mater Dei chief leaving in May

    Mater Dei chief executive Joseph Caruana will leave his post at the end of the month, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. In January, Mr Caruana asked not to be reconsidered for the post when his term expires in May. When contacted, he cited...

  • ‘Family is not dead and buried’

    Pope Francis opened Pandora’s Box when he sought to find a better understanding on issues that have divided Catholics for decades by unveiling a questionnaire that was distributed worldwide ahead of the Synod of Bishops this October. Ariadne Massa...

  • Fish stop play

    Greek police arrested a football fan accused of dumping a crate of fish on the bench of a visiting team. The stunt by the PAOK fan in Thessaloniki delayed a tense Greek Cup semi-final against Olympiakos for more than an hour. Another six PAOK...

  • Obama: 'Easter is a story of hope'

    In his weekly address, US President Barack Obama offered Easter greetings and called on Americans to look beyond their different faiths to foster a sense of community. "The common thread of humanity that connects us all - not just Christians and...

  • Dressing down

    A flight simulator business has fired an instructor who has figured prominently in CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying he failed to turnj up for work on time and refused to dress professionally. uFly company owner...

  • Underwater search for Malaysian plane could end within a week

    The current underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, focused on a tight circle of the sea floor, could be completed within a week. Mana Rabiee reports.

  • Jacob’s moving tale told from ‘heart of a mother’

    When teenager Jacob Cachia was lying in a hospital bed, recovering from a rare brain infection, he asked his mother to tell his story to spread a message of hope to others going through tough times. Now that the worst is over and Jacob – who has...

  • Quake strikes off Papua New Guinea

    A powerful earthquake has struck off the South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, but a tsunami warning has been put into effect. The US Geological Survey said the magnitude-7.5 earthquake...

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