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  • Video: Turkish cargo jet crash kills at least 30 in Kyrgyzstan

    Video: Turkish cargo jet crash kills at least 30 in Kyrgyzstan

    A Turkish cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport this morning, killing at least 30 people, most of them residents of a village struck by the Boeing 747 as it tried to land in dense fog, Kyrgyz officials said. According to the airport...

  • Hedging policy makes for expensive diesel

    Hedging policy makes for expensive diesel

    The government’s fuel hedging policy, intended to bring long-term stability, came at a cost as owners of diesel-powered cars last year paid 5c more per litre whencompared to average EU prices. According to calculations made by the Times of Malta,...

  • Overnight blackout caused by power cut in Sicily - Enemalta

    Overnight blackout caused by power cut in Sicily - Enemalta

    Updated 1.50pm - Added OPM statement An overnight blackout that left much of Malta in the dark was due to a power cut in Sicily that affected the undersea interconnector, Enemalta said today.  Enemalta chairman Frederick Azzopardi said the company...

  • End LGBTIQ segregation within the Church - spiritual director

    End LGBTIQ segregation within the Church - spiritual director

    Segregation of LGBTIQ people within the Church should end, according to spiritual director Charlo Camilleri, who believes this community is now struggling with self-imposed social constraints. While LGBTIQ persons had succeeded in escaping various...

  • Trump's team considers moving White House press room away from Oval Office

    Trump's team considers moving White House press room away from Oval Office

    President-elect Donald Trump's team could move the White House press briefing room from the West Wing to another location that accommodates more media from around the country, incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said today. Esquire...

  • Masked thief robs Qormi store

    Masked thief robs Qormi store

    A masked thief armed with a knife held up a Qormi shop today, getting away with an undisclosed amount of cash.  The thief, who was wearing a hoodie, entered the store on the corner of Triq San Edwardu and Triq Guże' Muscat Azzopardi at around...

  • Woman dies in Senglea house fire

    Woman dies in Senglea house fire

    A 50-year-old woman died in a fire at her home in Senglea this evening, police have said. The fire is believed to have started in the woman's bedroom, at her house on Triq San Pietru u San Pawl.  A police sergeant and two constables were the first...

  • CIA director warns Trump to watch what he says

    CIA director warns Trump to watch what he says

    CIA Director John Brennan had a stern parting message for Republican Donald Trump days before he assumes the U.S. presidency, cautioning him against loosening sanctions on Russia and warning him to watch what he says. Brennan rebuked the...

  • Court marshal accused of colluding to keep father and daughter apart

    Court marshal accused of colluding to keep father and daughter apart

    A man has asked the Justice Minister to order an investigation into a Gozo court marshal’s delay in delivering a notification to his estranged wife, which he says created an obstacle to making contact with his daughter. The Gozitan man is claiming...

  • Two-state solution remains 'only viable option' to Middle East peace - George Vella

    Two-state solution remains 'only viable option' to Middle East peace - George Vella

    Updated 9.45pm  A two-state solution remained the only viable way of resolving conflict between Israel and Palestine, Foreign Minister George Vella told an international conference today.  Dr Vella said continued settlement activity was eating...

  • Strait Street music far louder than WHO limits

    Strait Street music far louder than WHO limits

    Amplified music in Valletta’s popular Strait Street is reaching levels double the internationally accepted limit, a recent study has found. Sound readings recorded by the Noise Abatement Society in frustrated Valletta residents’ apartments have...

  • €15,000 microphone goes missing from Turkish parliament following brawl

    €15,000 microphone goes missing from Turkish parliament following brawl

    A €15,000 microphone has gone missing from Turkey's parliament following a brawl between MPs, Turkish media have reported. Maintenance crews repairing the parliament's general assembly reassembled a 250kg podium desk but could not find its...

  • Kosovo 'wants war', says Serbian president Nikolic

    Kosovo 'wants war', says Serbian president Nikolic

    Serbia's president today said that Kosovo had shown it wanted war with after it deployed special forces to prevent a train painted with Serbia's national colours and the words "Kosovo is Serbia" from entering its territory. President Tomislav...

  • Should workers have the right to disconnect from work e-mails after office hours?

    Should workers have the right to disconnect from work e-mails after office hours?

    French workers have recently been given the right to disconnect from their e-mail and smartphones after they have left the office – and the youth section of a local union confederation wants that right to be introduced in Malta too. The ForUM...

  • 'I’ve basically been kicked out of the country' - US expat slams Identity Malta

    'I’ve basically been kicked out of the country' - US expat slams Identity Malta

    An American woman who has been living in Malta for years claims a bureaucratic mess at the government citizenship agency has turned her short-term residence application into a short notice eviction. “After several attempts to apply and being told...

  • Man admits to string of home burglaries

    Man admits to string of home burglaries

    A Sicilian man living in Qormi pleaded guilty today to a string of thefts in the last three weeks believed to amount to €100,000 in value. Carmelo Ciranna, 41, is accused of eight thefts between December 25 and January 8, targeting homes in...

  • Prison term for laptop thief

    Prison term for laptop thief

    A Hungarian man living in Birżebbuġa was sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing a laptop, tablet and €150 in cash from a hotel room in St Julian’s. Ans Ghodban, 21, pleaded guilty to the theft, which took place on the night of November 9,...

  • Suspended sentences for trying to enter Malta with false passports

    Suspended sentences for trying to enter Malta with false passports

    Two African migrants have been handed suspended sentences and told to leave the country after trying to enter Malta with false passports. Konate Issa, 33, from Mali, and Mohamed Alimieyno, 24, from Ghana, were arraigned separately after flying to...

  • Government is not appreciating seriousness of nursing profession, warns specialist

    Government is not appreciating seriousness of nursing profession, warns specialist

    The Health Minister’s endorsement of the nurses’ council election results, despite flaws having been found by an inquiry, shows that the nursing profession is being “completely ignored”, unsuccessful candidates are claiming. Specialist nurse...

  • Holocaust memorial says pendant may have belonged to girl who knew Anne Frank

    Holocaust memorial says pendant may have belonged to girl who knew Anne Frank

    An uncovered pendant appearing identical to one owned by Anne Frank belonged to another Jewish girl who may have known her, says Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial. Yad Vashem said it has verified that the pendant belonged to Karoline Cohn...

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