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  • President in London for meetings with NGOs

    President in London for meetings with NGOs

    President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca is in London for a series of meetings with non-governmental organisations specialising in social sectors. Her first meeting was with Rose Hunt, the chief executive of Stonewall International, set up by a small...

  • Sexed-up book

    A Utah author says a schoolteacher plagiarised her Christian romance novel, added graphic sex scenes and passed it off as her own. Rachel Ann Nunes, author of A Bid for Love, filed a federal lawsuit in August against Tiffanie Rushton, a...

  • Prince Harry turns 30

    Prince Harry turns 30

    The British royal will celebrate his birthday on Monday. Alicia Powell reports.

  • Cases linked to Dutch 'web abuser'

    A Dutch man suspected of abusing victims over the internet with naked images of themselves may have targeted as many as 40 people in the Netherlands alone, and several dozen in other countries, a prosecutor says. The 36-year-old suspect,...

  • 'One of the greatest statesmen Malta ever had' - PM says about Guido de Marco

    'One of the greatest statesmen Malta ever had' - PM says about Guido de Marco

    Described by the Prime Minister as "one of the greatest statesmen Malta ever had", late President Guido de Marco this evening received glowing accolades  at the unveiling of a statue in his memory outside the law courts in Valletta. In a keynote...

  • Bus crashes into tree in Paola

    Bus crashes into tree in Paola

    No one was injured when a route bus crashed into a tree in Valletta Road, Paola this evening. The police said the accident happened at 6.15pm. The bus was carrying passengers.

  • Pop-star Pope

    In Asia's bastion of Roman Catholic faith, images of Pope Francis are getting the pop star treatment. Life-size cardboard cutouts are being distributed by a church-run radio station to churches, schools and malls in the Philippine capital to...

  • Couple deny robbing neighbour at knife point

    Couple deny robbing neighbour at knife point

    A 25-year-old man and his 49-year-old girlfriend pleaded not guilty to robbing a neighbour at knife point in July. Clayton Fenech and Josephine Grixti denied holding Robert Thomas Owen against his will, handling stolen property, being in...

  • Death sentences over China attack

    A Chinese court has sentenced three men to death and a woman to life imprisonment after convicting them of terrorism and murder for killing 31 people in a knife attack outside a railway station. The convictions were expected when the Kunming...

  • Burping beauty

    Burping beauty

    Supermodel Kathy Ireland has added a new talent to her portfolio: burping. A celebrity judge at this year's Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Ms Ireland was challenged by pageant host Dena Blizzard to reveal an interesting fact...

  • Nationalist Party concerned at termination of beneficial schemes for industry

    The Nationalist Party welcomed the European Commission’s Industry Competitiveness Report for 2014 which analysed developments in the sector and concluded that investment, schemes and incentives in the past years had had a positive effect. PN...

  • Norwegian gambler fined for harassing Maltese woman

    Norwegian gambler fined for harassing Maltese woman

    A Norwegian gambler has been fined €500 for harassment after he came to Malta because of his obsession with a Maltese woman working for an igaming company. Steffen Sorvik, 25, was also handed a one-month jail term suspended for two years. Mr...

  • Two new appointments as Mgr Victor Grech announces retirement

    Two new appointments as Mgr Victor Grech announces retirement

    Leonid McKay will be taking over as executive director of Caritas following the retirement of Mgr Victor Grech, who had set up the agency in Malta. Mgr Grech is also retiring from archbishop's delegate of the Social and Charity Work Secretariat, a...

  • Militants held over Malala attack

    Some 10 militants suspected of involvement in an attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai have been arrested, Pakistan's army says. The teenager won world acclaim after she was shot by the Taliban in the country's north-west. Army spokesman...

  • Robot Boris shows dishwasher skills

    Robot Boris shows dishwasher skills

    Like the other Boris, he is big, smart, ambitious and attracts a lot of attention. But there the similarity ends. Boris 2 is a robot with giant blue arms and huge grasping hands - and even though scientists considered giving him a blonde wig, they...

  • Green European NGOs criticise decision to nominate Maltese commissioner for environment

    Green European NGOs criticise decision to nominate Maltese commissioner for environment

    Ten green non-governmental organisations operating at a European level have sharply criticised EU President Jean-Claude Juncker's decision to nominate a Maltese Commissioner with responsibilities for the environment. In an open letter they...

  • Children's personal details not requested by ministry

    The Education Ministry has denied it requested heads of Church schools to provide personal details which would identify children attending such schools. The ministry said what it asked for was the number of children in church schools suffering...

  • Updated: France to join airstrikes on Iraq

    France will join the US-led airstrikes targeting extremists in Iraq as part of an expanding international effort to combat the Islamic State group, Iraq's new prime minister has said. Haider al-Abadi's remarks came after talks with Francois...

  • Man, 61, hit by car in Gzira

    Man, 61, hit by car in Gzira

    A 61-year-old man from Msida was grievously injured when he was by car near Manoel Island at 9am today. The police said the man was hit by a BMW that was being driven by a 51-year-old man from Sliema. The accident happened in Triq ix-Xatt, Gzira.    

  • Accused in Alphonse Ferrigi murder denied bail

    Accused in Alphonse Ferrigi murder denied bail

    Two people charged with the murder of bank messenger Alphonse Ferriggi 14 years ago were today denied bail. James Vella, 33, of Qormi, known as Il-Frejżer, and Chris Scerri, 35, of Pietá, known as Gazzetti or Buttuni, were charged with the murder...