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  • Pit bull alerts sleeping Indiana boy to fire

    An Indiana family's pit bull is being praised for alerting a deaf boy to a serious fire in his home by licking the sleeping boy's face until he woke up, authorities said. Nick Lamb, 13, told authorities that he was not wearing his hearing...

  • Kayak for Charity challenge team expected in Valletta this evening

    Kayak for Charity challenge team expected in Valletta this evening

    Ian Laferla and Andrea Scorcia, the team attempting a return crossing Valletta-Pozzallo-Valletta in less than 40 hours, are currently paddling to Malta. They are expected to arrive at Marsamxett Boat House, next to Sliema-Valletta Ferry) at...

  • Preserving age-old musical traditions

    Preserving age-old musical traditions

    Anna Borg Cardona holds up a bunch of wild oats and carefully cuts out a piece out of the stalk, leaving a node on one side and an open end on the other. She makes another cut and lifts back a flap, or bieba. “This is a bedbut – a single reed that...

  • Updated: More than €135,200 collected so far in Oħloq Tbissima marathon

    Updated: More than €135,200 collected so far in Oħloq Tbissima marathon

    A total of €135,221.04 were collected in the 60-hour Oħloq Tbissima marathon by 9.30pm. The marathon kicked off on Friday at noon and carries on uninterrupted until midnight. The public can take part in the marathon by visiting St. Joseph Home in...

  • Crashed jet's black boxes recovered

    Crashed jet's black boxes recovered

    A separatist leader in eastern Ukraine says rebels have recovered the black boxes from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Alexander Borodai said the devices will be handed over to the International Civil Aviation Organisation. He also said the bodies...

  • Disabled man swims Gozo channel

    Disabled man swims Gozo channel

    Andrea Cadili might be blind and suffer from a rare bone disease which has seriously stunted his growth, but it took him a little under two hours to swim from Gozo to Malta yesterday to raise awareness. On completing his longest swim, Mr Cadili,...

  • 'Mannequin' dumped at Florida landfill was 'mummified' man

    Two men hired to clean out a Florida rental house thought they found a mannequin hanging in the garage so they cut down what they believed to be a Halloween-style prank and took it to a landfill. But workers at the dump in west-central Florida...

  • 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...