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  • Scuba diving clubs support Caritas event to raise €2,000 for paralysed full-time diver

    Maltese scuba diving clubs Calypso, ATLAM, Amphibians and SWDC joined forces with Caritas to organise a fundraising activity for the family of a former full-time diver who found himself paralysed from his waist down due to a bend. During the...

  • Pharmacies open today

    Malta & Gozo: 9am – noon Regent Pharmacy, 70, Merchants Street, Valletta;Trinity Pharmacy, 32, Marsa Road, Marsa;Fatima Pharmacy, Flint Street, Santa Venera;Marrit Pharmacy, 1st May Street, Fleur-de-Lys;O’Hea Pharmacy, 128, Manoel Street,...

  • Powers, Iran nuclear deal close

    Powers, Iran nuclear deal close

    The foreign ministers of France and Germany joined the top US and Iranian diplomats yesterday to help break an impasse in nuclear negotiations as major powers and Iran closed in on a two- or three-page accord that could form the basis of a...

  • At least 21 hurt when train hits car in Los Angeles

    At least 21 hurt when train hits car in Los Angeles

    At least 21 people were hurt, two of them seriously today when a Los Angeles commuter train struck a car that was crossing the tracks and derailed into a street near the University of Southern California campus. A silver Hyundai Sonata was left...

  • Germanwings victim father's call over pilots' welfare

    Germanwings victim father's call over pilots' welfare

    The father of one of the victims of this week's plane crash in the French Alps has called for airlines to take greater care over pilots' welfare. French prosecutors have said they believe German co-pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately slammed the...

  • Spring hunting choice about whether to move forward or remain stuck in the past - Shout

    Spring hunting choice about whether to move forward or remain stuck in the past - Shout

    The choice facing the Maltese public in the spring hunting referendum is whether to move forward or remain stuck in the past, according to the No campaign. Speaking during an outreach activity in Valletta this afternoon, Shout campaign spokesman...

  • Updated: 'John Dalli should not draw me into his lies' - Simon Busuttil

    Updated: 'John Dalli should not draw me into his lies' - Simon Busuttil

    (Adds Simon Busuttil's statement) John Dalli was free to continue living a lie if he so wanted "but he should not draw  me into his lies", Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said this evening. He was reacting to a statement issued earlier this...

  • Teams work to recover Germanwings plane victims

    Teams work to recover Germanwings plane victims

    The sombre mission to recover the remains of 150 people killed when a Germanwings plane slammed full speed into a mountain in the French Alps continued today. Helicopters are in operation from 8:30am until 6pm, while the light is good, to ferry...

  • Iran nuclear talks gather pace

    Iran nuclear talks gather pace

    Negotiations over Iran's nuclear programme have picked up pace with the foreign ministers of France and Germany joining US Secretary of State John Kerry in talks with Iran's top diplomat ahead of a looming deadline for a preliminary deal. With...

  • Upgraded playground in Siggiewi to be renamed in honour of cartoonist Nalizpelra

    The Siggiewi council has filed an application with the planning authority to upgrade the playground at Triq it-Tabib Nikol Zammit and rename it Nalizpelra Playground, in remembrance of Times of Malta cartoonist Maurice Tanti Burlò. Mr Tanti Burlo...

  • Yes vote is positive choice in favour of mutual respect, tolerance - Yes campaign

    Yes vote is positive choice in favour of mutual respect, tolerance - Yes campaign

    A ‘Yes’ vote for spring hunting is a positive choice in favour of mutual respect and tolerance, Yes campaign spokeswoman Kathleen Grima said this morning. Speaking during a public dialogue organised by the Yes campaign in Birkirkara, Dr Grima said...

  • PM raises questions as Nationalist Party calls for Gozo works investigation to be extended

    PM raises questions as Nationalist Party calls for Gozo works investigation to be extended

    The Nationalist Party has challenged the Prime Minister to extend the investigation on the use of public officials and products for private work in Gozo beyond March 2013. PN general secretary Chris Said said there were allegations that the...

  • Yemen military strikes 'inevitable'

    Military intervention in Yemen by a 10-nation coalition led by Saudi Arabia was "inevitable", Egypt's president said today. Soldier-turned-politician Abdel Fattah el-Sisi also endorsed the creation of a joint Arab military force, saying that the...

  • St John Paul II Hospital in Smart City to open in 2017

    St John Paul II Hospital in Smart City to open in 2017

    St John Paul II, the new 200-bed state-of-the-art private hospital to be built at Smart City in Xgħajra, should be open in 2017. The €100 million private investment, through a new investment company with Maltese and Italian interests, will include...

  • National film policy to be drawn up

    National film policy to be drawn up

    A new consultative council to draft a national film policy has been appointed by Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis. The council will represent 12 organisations including PBS, Malta Tourism Authority, University of Malta, Malta College of...

  • €43 million being spent on 28 educational projects

    €43 million being spent on 28 educational projects

    A total of €43 million is being spent on 28 educational projects, most of which would be finished or will be finalised in summer, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo said during a site visit to Rabat's Secondary School. The sum, which did not...

  • Young Leah Xuereb succumbs to cancer

    Young Leah Xuereb succumbs to cancer

    Leah Xuereb, the bubbly six-year-old girl who stole the heart of the Maltese nation as she fought cancer, succumbed to the disease at 6.30am at her home in Ghajnsielem. Puttinu Cares said her death was peaceful and expected. Leah’s mother, Zhana,...

  • Sniffer dogs hunt for blast missing

    Emergency workers are searching for at least two people still missing after an apparent gas blast destroyed three New York apartment buildings. Investigators are working to establish what exactly caused the explosion that injured 22. Sniffer dogs...

  • Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    From the installation of a new archbishop to Roman army re-enactments, Times of Malta presents a selection of its photographers' choice of their best photos over the past days.    

  • Hilly piano stunt a concerto effort

    For days, the Southern California hilltop was alive with the sound of mystery when hikers found a battered upright piano sitting on a graffiti-scrawled concrete slab. But the scene at Topanga Lookout in the Santa Monica Mountains, between...