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  • Bella and Max: top dogs in New York City

    Bella and Max are top dogs in New York City. The city Health Department announced that it registered 1,127 dogs named Bella and 1,073 named Max in 2015. The Health Department said it licensed 27 dogs named Bean, 17 dogs named Raisin and 15 dogs...

  • Staircase hope for Chinese ladder schoolchildren

    Staircase hope for Chinese ladder schoolchildren

    A village in China's mountainous west where schoolchildren must climb an 800 metre high bamboo ladder secured to a sheer cliff face may get a set of steel stairs to improve safety. The concerns arose after striking pictures were taken of the...

  • Previously unexplored marine areas being documented in expedition

    Previously unexplored marine areas being documented in expedition

    Scientists from several countries, including Malta, will research underwater caves, sand banks and reefs to provide the Maltese government with enough data to identify new sites of community importance. The initiative falls under Natura 2000, a...

  • Increase in recurrent revenue, government total expenditure down

    Government’s Consolidated Fund between January and April registered a deficit of €77.5 million. The National Statistics Office said that compared to last year, recurrent revenue registered an increase of €14.3 million while total expenditure went...

  • Stop trading human rights with political stability, conference hears

    Stop trading human rights with political stability, conference hears

    Political stability should not be traded with human rights while funds for peacekeeping operations should be increased, a migration conference heard this morning. Civil society should also be roped in to help resolve internal issues, the...

  • 300 officials being trained in prep work for Malta's EU Presidency

    Over 300 officials are being trained in preparation for Malta’s EU Presidency next year, Parliamentary Secretary Ian Borg said this morning during a MEUSAC Core Group meeting. A further 150 officials in Brussels were also receiving the necessary...

  • Two men plead not guilty to murdering Colombian national

    Two men plead not guilty to murdering Colombian national

    Two Libyans were this morning charged with the murder of a Colombian national after they spent days on the run. Zyad Mohamed Drebeka, 23 from Swieqi, and Ahmed Rasem Franko, 29, were arrested in Gozo on Wednesday in an apartment in San Lawrenz...

  • Transfer of public land for commercial development should be at commercial rate - developers

    The transfer of public land for private commercial development should be at the commercial going rate and not a lower one, the Malta Developers Association said. In a statement referring to negotiations the government is conducting on the transfer...

  • £1m lottery winners to splash out on lawnmower

    £1m lottery winners to splash out on lawnmower

    A couple plan to celebrate winning £1 million on the National Lottery by buying a new lawnmower. Geoff and Judith Coombes, from Sarisbury Green in Southampton, Hampshire, play Lotto every Saturday and won the prize on the Lotto Millionaire...

  • Belgian rail network paralysed by wildcat strike

    A wildcat train strike has paralysed large swathes of the Belgian rail network for the second day in a row, snarling traffic in the capital and raising fears of more union unrest to come. No trains were running in the southern part of Belgium on...

  • Court registry employees sent home because of unsafe smell

    Court registry employees sent home because of unsafe smell

    Over 50 court employees have been ushered out of the court registry complaining of the nauseating smell of paint thinner. Speaking to this newspaper, a legal procurator explained that the smell of resin hardener, which has persisted since...

  • US sees first case of bacteria resistant to all antibiotics

    US sees first case of bacteria resistant to all antibiotics

    US health officials reported the first case in the country of a patient with an infection resistant to all known antibiotics, and expressed grave concern that the superbug could pose serious danger for routine infections if it spreads. "We risk...

  • Mosta demolition man's death wish; OHSA reacts

    Mosta demolition man's death wish; OHSA reacts

    Updated at 12.10pm with OHSA's reaction It may be hard to believe but this picture sums up the 'Only in Malta' to a tee. The worker seen in the photo is operating a mechanical shovel dangling from a crane trying to demolish a roof in...

  • Strange car discoveries include headstone and python

    A pet python, a sex toy and a headstone are among the 10 most bizarre items discovered in cars by a repair and servicing company in the UK. Kwik Fit revealed that its technicians have also found a prosthetic hand, a £10,000 engagement ring and...

  • 'Seven injured' in plane engine fire drama at Tokyo airport

    'Seven injured' in plane engine fire drama at Tokyo airport

    An engine fire broke out on a Korean Air jet about to take off from a Tokyo airport, and seven people may have been injured, an official said. Firefighters put out the blaze within an hour, and all 302 passengers and 17 crew members were...

  • Evidence prepared by disgraced expert leads to postponement of trial

    Evidence prepared by disgraced expert leads to postponement of trial

    A trial by jury due to start next week has had to be postponed, since the report on some of the evidence was prepared by disgraced court-appointed expert Martin Bajada, the Times of Malta has learnt. Sources have told this newspaper that ever...

  • Jury sides with Google in battle with Oracle over Android software

    Jury sides with Google in battle with Oracle over Android software

    Google's Android software has just dodged a $9 billion bullet. A US jury found that Google did not need permission to use a rival's programming tools as it built Android - now the world's leading smartphone operating software and a key part of...

  • Maltese newspapers review

    Maltese newspapers review

    The following are the top stories in national newspapers today. Times of Malta says documents in the Panama Papers show Tillgate Inc, the Panama trading company set up by Keith Schembri, estimated receiving about $50,000 a month from “consultancy...

  • Opposition leader reacts to story that Keith Schembri company estimated receiving $50,000 a month

    Opposition leader reacts to story that Keith Schembri company estimated receiving $50,000 a month

    Updated 11.20 am with Opposition leader's reaction Tillgate Inc, the Panama trading company set up by Keith Schembri, estimated it would receive about $50,000 a month from “consultancy and management services”, documents in the Panama Papers...

  • Police apologise after wrongly seizing legal highs

    Police apologise after wrongly seizing legal highs

    Police were forced to apologise after wrongly seizing legal highs not covered by new drug laws. Officers from Sussex Police initially appeared to give themselves a pat on the back after seizing dozens of "poppers", and posted a picture of the haul...

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