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  • Israel, Palestinians reach Gaza ceasefire deal

    Israel and the Palestinians have reached a Gaza ceasefire deal and an official announcement will be made in Egypt, where the agreement was mediated, a Gaza-based Hamas spokesman. "An agreement has been reached between the two sides and we are...

  • HSBC regains the €2.00 level on shallow volumes

    HSBC regains the €2.00 level on shallow volumes

    During this morning’s trading session on the stock exchange, the MSE Share Index inched marginally higher to 3,290.689 points mainly reflecting the 0.8% uptick in the share price of HSBC Bank Malta plc. After touching a fresh 5-year low of €1.90...

  • When a bucket is not enough

    When a bucket is not enough

    Well-known actor Alan Montanaro received nine nominations for the Ice Bucket Challenge. Not to be outdone, he took on the challenge in an ice-cold waterfall in Laos...  

  • Investors go to court as millions of euros disappear

    Investors go to court as millions of euros disappear

    Fourteen investors this morning filed a judicial protest against the directors of Maltese Cross Financial Services Ltd, demanding a return of their capital, with interest. The firm is currently being investigated by the MFSA and its operations...

  • Schooner in Grand Harbour

    Schooner in Grand Harbour

    The French schooner Tara, which is engaged in a study on plastics pollution in the Mediterranean, will be in harbour between Thursday and Sunday morning. People will be able to tour the ship and view a film and an exhibition about the expedition.

  • Police Commissioner tackles 'cold' case

    Police Commissioner tackles 'cold' case

    The Acting Police Commissioner accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge earlier today - taking his cold shower at the Police Academy and nominating officials at the Ministry of Home Affairs, among others. See

  • Facebook consultation on drug decriminalisation

    The Justice Ministry has launched a Facebook consultation process on the decriminalisation of drugs. It explained that the government's focus is on rehabilitation and care rather than punishment.  The Facebook page is called RaiseTheBars.

  • Artist: tatt’s just what a G-string firm needs

    Artist: tatt’s just what a G-string firm needs

    A Malta-based entrepreneur is hoping to find up to two local tattoo artists to create designs for innovative underwear and swimwear that will be launched internationally within a year. The clothing will feature designs printed on a transparent...

  • The Palestinian version of the Ice Bucket Challenge

    The Palestinian version of the Ice Bucket Challenge

    Gaza residents have come up with their own version of the Ice Bucket Challenge, in the context of the bombing they are currently suffering. See it below

  • Watchman catches the big fish...and ends up in court

    Watchman catches the big fish...and ends up in court

    A 45-year-old part-time fisherman who allegedly caught two tuna outside the season and without having a licence, ended up in court this morning. Alfred Previ, a government-employed watchman from Fgura, was charged with illegal fishing and illegal...

  • Updated - City Gate gets flagpoles, and a temporary bridge

    Updated - City Gate gets flagpoles, and a temporary bridge

    Two 25-metre high, tapered poles have been installed on either side of City Gate. They were installed overnight. A temporary bridge was set up across the entrance to facilitate works. Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi, chairman of the Grand Harbour...

  • Australian plane makes emergency landing after elderly passenger seizes controls

    Australian plane makes emergency landing after elderly passenger seizes controls

    Australian plane makes emergency landing after elderly passenger seizes controlsAn Australian pilot made an emergency landing after wresting back the controls of his light aircraft from an 82-year-old passenger who grabbed them midflight, the...

  • Ukraine captures Russian soldiers - Russia says they crossed border by mistake

    Ukraine captures Russian soldiers - Russia says they crossed border by mistake

    Ukrainian security services have released video footage purporting to show Russian servicemen who were captured by Ukrainian government forces while fighting alongside pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine. The footage, which is likely to fuel allegations...

  • Plasterer denies knife cut charge

    A plasterer is pleading not guilty to slashing a man’s hand in a fight outside the Gozitan nightclub La Grotta. Libyan national Samir Werfali, 33, was charged in the Gozo courts with grievously injuring a countryman during an argument in Xlendi at...

  • Din L-Art Helwa defends BirdLife in data protection case

    Din l-Art Helwa expressed concern today about the recent decision by the office of the Data Protection Commissioner to charge Birdlife Malta with an alleged breach of the Data Protection Act in connection with a series of films by a British...

  • ‘Bikini dancer shouldn’t have been sent to court’

    ‘Bikini dancer shouldn’t have been sent to court’

    Police acted "overzealously" when they arrested a 28-year-old Kazakh woman and took her to court for dancing in her bikini during a Stella Maris religious procession on Saturday, according to lawyers. The incident happened during a band march when...

  • Israel blows up Gaza tower blocks

    Israel blows up Gaza tower blocks

    Israel has bombed two large high-rise buildings in Gaza City with dozens of homes and shops - an escalation in the seven weeks of fighting with Hamas. Police in Gaza say the 15-floor Basha Tower with apartments and offices was levelled in the attack.

  • Man rescued after four-storey fall

    Man rescued after four-storey fall

    A man fell a height of four storeys down a shaft in Luigi Apap Street, St Julian's this morning. The incident happened at around 5.30 a.m., the police said. The man was rescued by rescuers of the Civil Protection Department and taken to hospital. 

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. Times of Malta quotes the foreign minister as saying that vigilance is needed as Islamists make gains in Libya. The Malta Independent says France is in turmoil as the government...

  • Gozo wreck ‘oldest in the central Med’

    Gozo wreck ‘oldest in the central Med’

    A Phoenician shipwreck, believed to be the oldest in the central Mediterranean, is lying a mile off Gozo more than 2,700 years after it sank laden with amphorae and grinding stones. Discovered in waters 120 metres deep, the ship probably measured...