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  • Joe Sammut

    Valerie Chetcuti writes: It is with regret that we heard of the sad loss of Joe Sammut, a photographer through whose initiative, vision, sheer hard work and persistence, the Malta Photographic Society was established in June 1961. As a keen...

  • Saudi forces kill four militants

    Saudi security forces killed four militants in a clash in Awamiya region yesterday, the Interior Ministry said. The troops raided a militant hideout in Awamiya town and killed the four in an exchange of fire. The dead were behind the killing of a...

  • Museum’s festive offer, exhibition

    Museum’s festive offer, exhibition

    Karmni Grima Museum, Għarb, is offering a reduced admission fee until January 4. During the festive season the museum is displaying an exhibition of traditional cribs from five continents, named ‘Those Who Believe in His Name’. The museum, at 2,...

  • Josephine Ferry

    Angela Demarco writes: It was truly overwhelming to see the Msida parish church yesterday packed with people from all walks of life to pay their last respects to Auntie Jo. However, it was no surprise at all. Auntie Jo was a friend to one...

  • Israel aircraft bomb Gaza militant base

    Israeli aircraft bombed a Hamas militant base in the Gaza Strip on Friday for the first time since the end of a war in the territory, in response to a rocket that militants launched earlier in the day, the army said. The bombs struck in the Khan...

  • Coming up

    • Gozo Padre Pio Prayer groups are holding an Advent retreat today at Our Lady of Graces Sanctuary, Victoria. National director Fr Alfred Scerri will celebrate Mass at 9am. Gozo Seminary spiritual director Fr Alex Refalo will deliver a talk on St...

  • Pharmacies open today

    Malta & Gozo: 9 am-noon St Publius Pharmacy, 48, Gunlayer Street, Floriana;Lister Pharmacy, 678, St Joseph High Road, Ħamrun;Evans Pharmacy, 96/98, St Sebastian Street, Qormi;Fleur-de-Lys Pharmacy 32, Fleur-de-Lys Road, Birkirkara;O’Hea Pharmacy,...

  • Shrek for RSPCA

    Shrek for RSPCA

    Shoppers pass Shrek, a Chow Chow dog raising money for the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) on Oxford Street during the final weekend of shopping before Christmas in London.

  • French police shoot knife attacker

    A man armed with a knife has attacked a police station and been killed by an officer in a suburb of Tours, a city in central France. A statement by the Interior Ministry said the man entered the station in the Joue-les-Tours suburb this afternoon...

  • Turkish riot police use water cannons, smoke grenades on protesting teachers

    Turkish riot police use water cannons, smoke grenades on protesting teachers

    Turkish riot police in Ankara used water cannons and smoke grenades to disperse hundreds of teachers who had taken to the streets of the capital in protest of the government's plan to make Ottoman Turkish mandatory in high schools. News footage...

  • MOAS footage shows Syrian toddlers being rescued at sea

    MOAS footage shows Syrian toddlers being rescued at sea

    MOAS has just released a video clip using previously unseen footage from its rescues at sea this summer in which 3,000 migrants were assisted and saved. In the clip, Syrian toddlers wail as rescuers lift them from a migrant boat and carry them to...

  • Obama reflects on 2014, sets stage for the new year

    Obama reflects on 2014, sets stage for the new year

    In his weekly address, US President Barack Obama reflected on the strides made by the US in 2014. He touted job growth, a stronger economy, and better paying jobs for contributing to a brighter future where Americans "can enter the New Year with...

  • Injured man found lying on the ground in Zebbug

    Injured man found lying on the ground in Zebbug

    A 66-year-old man from Zebbug was found lying on the ground with visible injuries on his face in Triq Mikelang Sapiano, Zebbug early this morning. The police said the man, found at around 5am, has been hospitalised but his condition is not yet...

  • Russia dismisses new US sanctions

    Russia has dismissed new US sanctions as useless and underscored its historic right to the Crimean peninsula. Following several rounds of sanctions earlier this year, president Barack Obama on Friday approved new restrictions on Crimea which...

  • Updated: Government denies Libyan diplomat's interference claim

    Updated: Government denies Libyan diplomat's interference claim

    Malta is interfering in Libyan affairs by not recognising Libya’s Salvation Government, recognising instead an official of a government declared null by the country’s Supreme Court on November 6, charge d’affaires Hussin Musrati told the media...

  • Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    Times of Malta presents a selection of its photographers' choice of their best photos taken over the past days.  

  • Condemnation of school attack gathers momentum in Pakistan

    Condemnation of school attack gathers momentum in Pakistan

    Grief over a Taliban massacre of 132 students in a miltary-run school in Pakistan is slowly giving way to widespread disgust and anger throughout the country. Yesterday, thousands of workers of Mutahidda Qaumi Movement, a powerful regional party,...

  • Only 8% of people suffering from eating disorders seek help

    Only 8% of people suffering from eating disorders seek help

    Only eight per cent of people with eating disorders seek help, a seminar for health professionals, organised by Dar Kenn Ghal Sahhtek heard. The seminar heard that 0.9 per cent of the Maltese population suffered from such disorders, some of which...

  • Work on Kappara Junction 'a priority' - PM

    Work on Kappara Junction 'a priority' - PM

    Work on the Kappara Junction is one of country’s priorities and the government had the plans and the necessary funds in hand. However, work on the Coastroad should ideally be concluded before the work on the junction started to avoid blocking the...

  • Hurricane scale creator dies at 102

    Bob Simpson, the meteorologist who co-developed the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale which estimates potential property damage, has died at 102. Mr Simpson, who died at his home in Washington, began his career with the US Weather Bureau in...