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  • 'Nothing ruled out on Armier boathouses' - Parliamentary Secretary

    'Nothing ruled out on Armier boathouses' - Parliamentary Secretary

    The Parliamentary Secretary responsible for public lands, Michael Falzon, this evening agreed with Alternattiva representative Carmel Cacopardo that an agreement on the Armier boathouses should not be such as to reward those who abused. He said on...

  • Fatal train crash in New York caused by engineer with sleep disorder

    A fatal New York City train derailment last year was likely caused by the engineer at the controls who fell asleep due to an undiagnosed sleep disorder, the US National Transportation Safety Board said. The Manhattan-bound commuter train was...

  • Update 2 - Air Malta halves its losses, eyes post-restructuring scenario

    Update 2 - Air Malta halves its losses, eyes post-restructuring scenario

    Updated - Adds comments by CEO - Air Malta said today that it halved its losses during the financial year which ended at the end of March 2014 and it expects to maintain its position for the year ending March 2015, despite several setbacks such as...

  • Preferred bidders for casino licences announced

    Preferred bidders for casino licences announced

    The government’s Privatisation Unit has selected the Eden Leisure Group s the preferred bidder for the granting of a casino licence. Dragonara Gaming Ltd is the second preferred bidder. The selection process had started with a call for expressions...

  • Lava flow creeps closer to houses in Hawaii

    Lava flow creeps closer to houses in Hawaii

    Lava flowing from the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii is now about 60 metres from the nearest house and could reach it in a day. Authorities on Big Island are now preparing to issue evacuation orders to around 8,000 people living in the area. The lava...

  • Forum trade unions say salaries need to be raised

    The Forum group of trade union referred today to the 58c cost of living increase planned for the budget and said the government should ensure that workers have a decant salary and a proper standard of living. In a statement the group said it was...

  • Naked rambler loses rights appeal in the European Court

    A man known as the Naked Rambler has lost his case at the European Court of Human Rights where he claimed he had a right to be naked in public. Former marine Stephen Gough, from Eastleigh, Hampshire, had alleged that his repeated arrest,...

  • Pigging out

    A pilfered pumpkin caper in New Hampshire was just a misunderstanding which put some pounds on a herd of pigs. Foster's Daily Democrat reported that hundreds of pumpkins were reported stolen following a festival in Somersworth, in south-east New...

  • Girl, 18, found dead

    Girl, 18, found dead

    An 18-year-old Polish language student was found dead in her hotel room in Sliema this morning. Informed sources said it appeared that the woman died of natural causes but the police are awaiting the results of an autopsy, which will be held...

  • PV panels contract: George Pullicino says police have not yet asked for his version

    PV panels contract: George Pullicino says police have not yet asked for his version

    Former Resources Minister George Pullicino said today he has not yet been requested by the police to give his version of the facts a week after he asked them to investigate a solar energy contract awarded during the time he was minister, after...

  • Consultation process on positive parenting policy document launched

    A national centre is being set up to simplify bureaucracy when dealing with issues relating to adoption and fostering, Social Solidarity Minister Michael Farrugia said today. He was speaking during the launch, for public consultation, of a policy...

  • Sorry affair

    A man robbed a petrol station only to return hours later to give the money back and apologise, police in northern California said. Cyle Warren Abbott Jr told officers he needed cash to leave town for a fresh start, but then realised his mistake,...

  • Hollande urges protest death probe

    The French president is calling for an investigation into the death of a protester during a demonstration against a dam project in south-west France. Francois Hollande called for "the full truth of what happened during this violent demonstration...

  • Maltese Cross investors hold MFSA responsible for losses

    Maltese Cross investors hold MFSA responsible for losses

    Forty-two clients of Maltese Cross Financial Services Limited filed a judicial protest against the Malta Financial Services Authority holding it responsible for the losses they suffered. The clients claimed that the authority failed to carry out...

  • Marsa power station: The beginning of the end

    Marsa power station: The beginning of the end

    Vents from the oldest part of the Marsa power station are being dismantled as part of the works to make way for a new distribution centre. The section, erected in 1953, is completely underground and demolition works, expected to take just a few...

  • Another body found in sunken ferry

    Another body found in sunken ferry

    The first body to be found in three months is being recovered from a sunken South Korean ferry, increasing the official death toll to 295. The government task force said in a statement that the badly decayed body was found around a women's toilet...

  • August tourist arrivals higher than last year's

    Tourist arrivals in August went up by 6.5 per cent when compared to the same month last year, the National Statistics Office said. It said they spent more than 1.1 million nights in hotels, guesthouses, hostels and tourist village, an increase of...

  • COLA mechanism should be respected - MEA

    Employers did not object to paying a high cost of living adjustment (COLA) when the computation was high, and likewise there should be no objections when it was low, the Malta Employers Association said today. In a statement, the MEA welcomed the...

  • Equal Opportunities Act consultation process launched

    A consultation process on amendments needed to the Equal Opportunities Act, enacted 14 years ago, has been launched. Launching the process, National Commission for Persons with a Disability chairman Oliver Scicluna said the law had served its...

  • Horsing around

    A horse in suburban Phoenix, Arizona, needed rescuing after it led itself to water and did more than just drink. The horse was wandering outside its pen when it somehow fell into the back garden swimming pool and became stuck, Mesa firefighters...