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  • 350 cases of breast cancer registered at Mater Dei in past year

    Some 350 new cases of breast cancer have been registered at Mater Dei over the past year, Europa Donna president Gertrude Abela said today. She was speaking at Oysho at The Point this morning to launch this year’s edition of the annual Silhouette...

  • Holy cow

    A 6ft 4in cow owned by a US woman has recently been dubbed the world's tallest. Patty Hanson and Blossom the cow smiled for their official Guinness World Records photo shoot after Ms Hanson received an email saying Blossom had been named the...

  • Inmate hid drugs in Playmobil motorcycles

    Inmate hid drugs in Playmobil motorcycles

    A man serving a 22-year jail term for murder was today jailed a further 20 months after he was found guilty of being in possession of sachets of cocaine and cannabis found in his cell during a search in September 2005. Mario Pollacco, 50, who had...

  • Girl,16, hit by car in Pembroke

    Girl,16, hit by car in Pembroke

    A 16-year-old Libyan girl who lives in Swieqi was grievously injured when she was hit by a car in Pembroke today. The police said the accident happened at around noon in Triq Cassino. The girl was hit by a Ford Fusion that was being driven by a...

  • 15 feared dead at S Korea concert

    15 feared dead at S Korea concert

    Fifteen people are feared dead after a ventilation grill collapsed during a concert by a popular girlband near South Korea's capital. Fire officials said two people had been confirmed dead and 13 others were unresponsive after the accident in...

  • Updated: Government says more details will be given once talks with Shanghai Electric are concluded

    Updated: Government says more details will be given once talks with Shanghai Electric are concluded

    The Nationalist Opposition has once again called onto the government to come clean on its energy projects and publish all contracts signed on the new gas power plant and the deal with the Chinese for the sale of the Delimara power...

  • Extradition proceedings of Mafia boss continue

    Extradition proceedings of Mafia boss continue

    Extradition proceedings of Italian Mafia boss Sebastiano Brunno continued this afternoon with the official presentation of the documents regarding the request for his return to Italy. Before Magistrate Aaron Bugeja, deputy Attorney General...

  • Hot summer 'helped tortoises hatch'

    Hot summer 'helped tortoises hatch'

    Staff at a wildlife park who are celebrating successfully breeding African spurred tortoises for the first time believe the soaring summer temperatures helped. The four tiny babies, measuring just 5cm long, have been named Donatello, Raphael,...

  • Exhibition on Islam at St James' Cavalier

    An exhibition on Islam as practiced in Oman is being launched at St James’ Cavalier in Valletta next Friday at 7.30pm. The exhibition “Tolerance, Understanding, Coexistence: Oman’s message of Islam”, is part of an international initiative launched...

  • Updated: 10-year term for Pistorius urged

    Updated: 10-year term for Pistorius urged

    The chief prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius trial has urged a judge to send the athlete to prison for at least 10 years. Prosecutor Gerrie Nel and chief defence lawyer Barry Roux presented their final arguments for sentencing at the end of a...

  • Man jailed for cannabis possession with intent

    Man jailed for cannabis possession with intent

    A 41-year-old man from Sudan was this morning jailed for six-and-half years after pleading guilty to being in possession of five sachets of cannabis that he was prepared and ready to traffic. Magistrate Natasha Galea Sciberras jailed Peter George...

  • Let's transform seas into 'formidable path of growth', PM tells Europe Asia summit

    Let's transform seas into 'formidable path of growth', PM tells Europe Asia summit

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told the Europe Asia summit that the seas that over the past centuries served as paths of war could be transformed into a formidable path of growth for the two continents. The Prime Minister said that as a global major...

  • John Dalli 'was alerted to anti-fraud agency probe'

    John Dalli 'was alerted to anti-fraud agency probe'

    Former European commissioner John Dalli was alerted by his former canvasser Silvio Zammit that he was being investigated by EU anti-fraud agency OLAF, despite having explicitly denied this under questioning two years ago. The information emerges...

  • Diamonds, Malta's song for the Junior Eurovision, launched

    Diamonds, Malta's song for the Junior Eurovision, launched

    Diamonds, the song Federica Falzon will be singing to represent Malta in this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, being held in November, was launched today at St Benedict College in Kirkop.

  • Updated: Ukraine - No breakthrough in sight - Merkel

    German chancellor Angela Merkel says no breakthrough is in sight after a meeting between the leaders of Russia and Ukraine. European leaders who joined Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko at the meeting said they...

  • Police appeal for information on missing man

      The police today again appealed for information on Francis Cauchi, 54, who has been missing since September 11. Mr Cauchi was last seen in Paola wearing blue trousers and a red t-shirt. He has brown eyes and short grey hair. Anyone with any...

  • Deficit cut ‘on target’ despite delayed deal

    Deficit cut ‘on target’ despite delayed deal

    The government is still planning to reduce the island’s deficit to 2.1 per cent of GDP by the end of this year despite the delayed deal between Malta and China on the partial privatisation of Enemalta. Finance Minister Edward Scicluna yesterday...

  • Career thief jailed yesterday gets another four years

    Career thief jailed yesterday gets another four years

    A man who was yesterday jailed for 21 months for a string of thefts was today sentenced to a further four years and three months after being found guilty of more thefts. Stephen Galli, 50, from Sliema, was found guilty of stealing cosmetics and...

  • Lesbian kiss protest at Sainsbury's

    Students held a "Big Kiss-In" at a branch of Sainsbury's in Brighton after a lesbian couple were asked to leave the store for kissing. Dozens of people, including one woman in a wedding dress, descended on the store on New England Street on...

  • Teenage surfer attacked by shark

    A teenage girl has told how a small shark tried to drag her from her board after biting her ankle as she surfed off the Australian east coast. Kirra-Belle Olsson, 13, was surfing off Avoca Beach, 60 miles north of Sydney, when she was bitten on...