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  • Film at China Cultural Centre

    Film at China Cultural Centre

    The China Cultural Centre is presenting a film week celebrating women. The first film to be shown is the adventure story Mulan. The well-known tale of Hua Mulan, a heroine who disguises herself as a man to stand in for her father and join the army...

  • 240 migrants feared dead in the Mediterranean

    240 migrants feared dead in the Mediterranean

    A Spanish aid organisation says it has recovered five bodies from waters off the Libyan coast and fears that at least 240 migrants could have died after two boats capsized in the Mediterranean. Proactiva Open Arms spokeswoman Laura Lanuza said...

  • Former Mtarfa Military Hospital earmarked for conversion into international school

    Former Mtarfa Military Hospital earmarked for conversion into international school

    A tender for the conversion of the former Mtarfa Military Hospital to an international school will be issued in the coming days to cater for the increasing number of foreigners working in Malta, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced this...

  • A love story in midst of raging war

    A love story in midst of raging war

    The story of a legendary pilot and a woman who came to Malta to work as an entertainer will be retold at the same place where she soared to stardom 75 years ago: Valletta. Christina Ratcliffe first landed at the Morning Star in St Nicholas...

  • Let there be light: German scientists test 'artificial sun'

    Let there be light: German scientists test 'artificial sun'

    Scientists in Germany have switched on what is being described as the world's largest artificial sun - a device they hope will help shed light on new ways of making climate-friendly fuels. The giant honeycomb-like set-up of 149 spotlights -...

  • Man to remain behind bars after court rejects urgent application for release

    Man to remain behind bars after court rejects urgent application for release

    A magistrate's court was faced with an urgent application by a man who yesterday evening was taken into detention at the Corradino Correctional Facility after failing to turn up for a criminal appeal hearing on March 13. Joseph Pisani, 43, was...

  • Gozo bribe defamation case awaits police probe outcome

    Gozo bribe defamation case awaits police probe outcome

    A magistrate yesterday put off a defamation case involving a former manager at the Foundation for Tomorrow’s Schools pending the outcome of police investigations into fraud and corruption allegations. The case, ongoing for the past year, is...

  • Man awarded €2,500 for denial of right to a fair hearing

    Man awarded €2,500 for denial of right to a fair hearing

    A civil court has awarded damages to a man who two years ago was sentenced to jail following his conviction for a drug-related offence which was based solely on a statement released under police interrogation without the assistance of a...

  • Islamic group banned in German state after Imam calls for killings

    Islamic group banned in German state after Imam calls for killings

    German state officials have banned an Islamic cultural association which ran a mosque in the central German town of Kassel due to extremist comments. Hesse state interior minister Peter Beuth said the Almadinah Islamic Culture Association was...

  • Over 80% of Mercury House snapped up

    Over 80% of Mercury House snapped up

    Over 80 per cent of the apartments in the Mercury House development in Paceville, designed by world-renowned architectural firm Zaha Hadid, have already been snapped up, according to the leading agent for the project, Re/Max. Managing director...

  • WEEE Malta awarded best practice in recycling award

    WEEE Malta awarded best practice in recycling award

    Electronic and electrical equipment waste recycling initiative WEEE Malta has been awarded the Best Practice in Recycling Award after a week-long initiative that saw a massive, free door-to-door waste collection. WEEE Malta collected more than 15...

  • Security stepped up after speeding car halted in Antwerp

    Security stepped up after speeding car halted in Antwerp

    Belgian authorities have tightened security in the port city of Antwerp after a Frenchman drove his car at high speed through a busy shopping area, forcing pedestrians to jump out of the way. French president Francois Hollande compared the...

  • Ryanair launches April seat sale

    Ryanair said today it is launching “a massive April seat sale”, with 60,000 seats on over 250 routes on sale for starting from €9.99. It said these seats must be booked before midnight tonight. It also said it still had a limited number of €5...

  • 7-year jail term for rape of 11-year-old confirmed on appeal

    7-year jail term for rape of 11-year-old confirmed on appeal

    A man who was sent to prison for seven years for raping an 11-year-old girl in had his sentence confirmed on appeal after the court found no reason to doubt the credibility of the victim. The court, presided by Mr Justice David Scicluna, heard how...

  • Air Malta flight to Amsterdam diverted due to technical problems

    Air Malta flight to Amsterdam diverted due to technical problems

    An Air Malta flight to Amsterdam this morning had to be diverted to Milan Malpensa because of technical problems. The airline said the aircraft landed normally and at no point was the safety of the passengers compromised, the airline said. It said...

  • Miriam Dalli chosen as MEP of the Year for public health

    Miriam Dalli chosen as MEP of the Year for public health

    MEP Miriam Dalli has been selected as MEP of the Year for public health. The award acknowledges the work done in the effective promotion and solutions for implementation for issues related to public health in the European Union. She was given this...

  • Second warden assaulted this week

    Second warden assaulted this week

    A warden was assaulted in Birzebbuga early this afternoon by a man who objected after he was issued a ticket. The incident happened at about 2.15pm. The warden was unhurt, but his equipment was stolen. The aggressor ran off and is being sought by...

  • Portes des bombes barriers need to be extended, councils says

    Portes des bombes barriers need to be extended, councils says

    The barriers set up on the centre-strip at National Road, outside Portes des Bombes, should to be extended to stop people crossing, but the subway also needs to be brought up to scratch, Floriana council said today. The council said it had long...

  • Air Malta should be given same support as low-cost airlines – PN

    Air Malta should be given same support as low-cost airlines – PN

    Updated at 6pm with government statement Air Malta should be given the same support by the government as low-cost airlines, Shadow Economy Minister Claudio Grech said today.   Addressing a press conference about the PN's proposals for the...

  • Government grants extension for Gozo ministerial interference inquiry

    Government grants extension for Gozo ministerial interference inquiry

    John Vassallo, a lawyer appointed by the prime minister to investigate claims of ministerial interference in a Gozo drugs case, has been granted an extension of his term. The inquiry was called after Malta Today reported that two ministers had...

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