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    World briefs

    Stand-up comic Bec Hill is flushed after one of her gags was named the number one toilet joke. She beat figures such as Arthur Smith, Lucy Porter and Milton Jones as her contribution was put on a pedestal in a poll by charity Water Aid to...

  • Announcements

    BUHAGIAR. On November 17, at Mater Dei Hospital, MARIA, née Agius, widow of Anthony, aged 87, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her great loss her children Carmen, Mario and Paul and their respective spouses and her...

  • Phase out CO2 emissions by 2070 to slow climate change, urges UN

    Governments are far off track in combating global warming and should phase out net carbon dioxide emissions by 2070, well within the expected lifetime of people born today, a UN study said yesterday. Greenhouse gas emissions have leapt 45 per cent...

  • Bio bus takes to the streets

    Bio bus takes to the streets

    The Bio-Bus, which is powered entirely by human and food waste, took to the British roads, yesterday. The 40-seater shuttle service, between Bath and Bristol Airport, can travel up to 299km on one tank of gas, which is generated through the...

  • Mafia oath of allegiance caught on police camera

    Mafia oath of allegiance caught on police camera

    Italian police have released footage filmed by hidden surveillance cameras, showing for the first time a mafia's oath of allegiance. The video was filmed at a country property near Brianza in northern Italy and is believed to show members of...

  • Mayo spat

    After suing a small California company for calling its product Just Mayo because the product is made without eggs, it was discovered that Unilever had tweaked its website to make clear that some of its own salad dressings also do not contain...

  • No proper handover of oil procurement investigation was made - former Police Commissioner

    No proper handover of oil procurement investigation was made - former Police Commissioner

    Former Police Commissioner John Rizzo said this evening he did not have time to give his successor Peter Paul Zammit a proper handover about the oil procurement case after he was removed from his post. He was replying to questions from members of...

  • House pays tribute to Lino Spiteri

    House pays tribute to Lino Spiteri

    The House of Representatives this evening paid tribute to the late Lino Spiteri, who passed away on Friday, and expressed condolences with his families. Mr Spiteri served in Parliament as an MP for 21 years, six of them in cabinet. Prime Minister...

  • One case of scabies at St Paul's Bay school

    One case of scabies at St Paul's Bay school

    There was one case of scabies at the St Paul’s Bay Primary School in the past days and all necessary steps were taken by the health authorities, Education Minister Evarist Bartolo said. Replying to a parliamentary question by Nationalist MP Censu...

  • Stark warning over global warming

    The world is still not even close to preventing what leaders call a dangerous level of man-made warming, a new United Nations report claimed. This comes despite some nations' recent pledges to cut back on carbon dioxide emissions. The report looks...

  • Suit stunt

    The male co-host of an Australian TV programme is finally getting some attention for his fashion sense - and that's his point. Karl Stefanovic wore the same blue suit every day for a year on Channel Nine's Today programme and no one noticed until...

  • Leisure Clothing directors deny human trafficking charges

    Leisure Clothing directors deny human trafficking charges

    The managing and marketing directors of Leisure Clothing Limited have been remanded in custody this afternoon after pleading not guilty to several charges of human trafficking for labour exploitation of at least nine employees.  Bin Han, 46, from...

  • Man 'saved baby from sunken car'

    A passer-by helped to save a baby girl when he crawled into a car that was upside-down in water, US police said. The accident happened in Maine on Monday when Stephen McGouldrick lost control of his SUV on an icy road and rolled the vehicle down...

  • Man denies attempting to set fire to brother's trapping room

    Man denies attempting to set fire to brother's trapping room

    A man today denied attempting to set fire to his brother's trapping room, killing a number of birds in the process, following an altercation between the two. Thomas Spagnol, 42, from Zabbar, is pleading not guilty to the attempted arson on the...

  • Malta condemns Jerusalem violence

    Malta condemns Jerusalem violence

    Malta has strongly condemned the latest attack of violence and unnecessary deaths, injuries and sufferings at a Jerusalem synagogue yesterday. In a statement, the government said that while reiterating its total condemnation for all events of...

  • Minister stands by decision to dissolve casino technical committee

    Minister stands by decision to dissolve casino technical committee

    Economy Minister Chris Cardona today stood by his decision to dissolve a technical committee entrusted to evaluate the concession of a new casino licence. Questioned by journalists at the University, Dr Cardona insisted that his behaviour was...

  • Beauty queen's body discovered

    Beauty queen's body discovered

    Two bodies, believed to be those of Miss Honduras and her sister, have been found buried near the spa where they disappeared six days ago, police have said. Authorities are awaiting confirmation from forensic officials that the bodies are beauty...

  • 'Poo power' could run mobile phones

    Faeces could be used to power a future generation of mobile phones, scientists have said. Researchers have found a natural process which occurs within bacteria that could help improve "bio batteries". It is hoped the discovery could produce energy...

  • Justice Department set up

    Justice Department set up

    A Justice Department has been set up. It will be administered by the director general responsible for justice, Natalino Attard. The department should reduce pressure from the courts which will be able to concentrate more on the administration of...

  • Medserv operations in Misurata remain difficult, clients being served through Tripoli

    Medserv operations in Misurata remain difficult, clients being served through Tripoli

    Although Medserv operations out of the company’s Misurata base in Libya remained difficult, assistance and support to clients still operating in the north African state was being provided through the company’s branch office, Medserv Libya, out of...