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  • Sophia Loren celebrates turning 80 with rags-to-riches memoirs

    Sophia Loren celebrates turning 80 with rags-to-riches memoirs

    Sophia Loren, Italy’s national cinema icon and eternal diva, turns 80 this week and is marking the milestone with a book of memoirs revealing details of her rags-to-riches life. For the 300-page Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow - My Life, Loren went...

  • Gaming firm boss ‘failed to pay winnings’

    An iGaming company director has been charged with misappropriating €800,000 from players after allegedly failing to pay them their winnings. Michael Zwi Oros, 33, from Sweden, a director of Everleaf Gaming Ltd and Gold Man Gaming Ltd, pleaded not...

  • Australian police raids follow beheading threat

    Australian police raids follow beheading threat

    Militants connected with radical group Islamic State (also known as Isis or Isil) were planning to behead a member of the public in Australia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said yesterday, after hundreds of police raided homes in a sweeping...

  • Alleged killer bail nullified over an error

    A judge annulled a magistrate’s decision to grant bail to a man accused of murdering his father-in-law because of a procedural error. Mr Justice Antonio Mizzi was hearing an appeal filed by the Attorney General who asked that bail be...

  • Islamic State video shows Brit hostage

    Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video yesterday that they said shows British journalist John Cantlie in captivity saying he will soon reveal “facts” about the group to counter its portrayal in Western media. The...

  • ‘Let shopkeepers decide their own opening days’

    ‘Let shopkeepers decide their own opening days’

    Shop owners will be given discretion to determine the opening times and days of their shops, according to a document up for public consultation. It proposes that all shops currently not allowed to open on Sunday can do so between 6am and 5pm...

  • Europeans’ history a complicated tale

    Europeans’ history a complicated tale

    The genetic origins of modern Europeans may be more complicated than previously thought. Ancient people from Siberia who were related to the first humans to enter the Americas during the Ice Age also mingled with prehistoric populations in Europe...

  • Prince William replaces Kate on Malta visit

    Prince William replaces Kate on Malta visit

    Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, will not be coming to Malta tomorrow for the 50th anniversary festivities of Malta’s Independence and will be replaced by her husband, Prince William. The news, announced yesterday by the Royal Palace, put an...

  • Chimpanzees and humans‘natural killers’

    Chimpanzees and humans have one key trait in common − both are natural born killers, scientists have shown. Evidence suggests our closest animal relatives have an almost psychopathic tendency towards violence and slaughter that is not the result...

  • Independence anniversary ‘will make history’

    The country will be making history tomorrow when the main political figures come together to mark Malta’s 50th anniversary of independence, according to Culture Minister Owen Bonnici. “As a united country we’re celebrating this anniversary...

  • Taylor Swift leads best-dressed list

    Taylor Swift leads best-dressed list

    Pop star Taylor Swift, who has adopted a sexier look on red carpets, was named People magazine’s best-dressed celebrity of the year . Swift led the annual unranked list of the top 10 best-dressed celebrity style icons that also included...

  • Joan Rivers biography to be published in 2016

    A biography of legendary comedian Joan Rivers, who died earlier this month, will be published in 2016, publisher Little, Brown and Company said on Wednesday. Joan Rivers: A Life will be penned by Vanity Fair and New York Times journalist Leslie...

  • Storks that will never go home are Europe’s loss

    Storks that will never go home are Europe’s loss

    The stork symbolises birth, but during the course of a flock’s passage over Malta it has come to symbolise death and the impact that hunting in Malta has on conservation efforts in Europe. One of the white storks that was shot this week came from...

  • Announcements

    AQUILINA. On September 15, at Mater Dei Hospital, JOSEPHINE, née Borg, beloved wife of the late Emmanuel, of Birkirkara, aged 93, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her dearest children Joe...

  • Scotland's judgement day

    Scotland's judgement day

    Ryan Randall plays the bagpipes outside a polling station in Edinburgh, Scotland, yesterday. Polling in the referendum on Scottish independence ended last night, with the result of whether Scotland would vote to end the 307-year-old union with the...

  • Young flamingo targeted by hunters dies

    Young flamingo targeted by hunters dies

    The juvenile flamingo collected by police from Sliema last week died on Sunday morning from gunshot wounds, the Animal Rights Parliamentary Secretary has confirmed. Members of the public informed the police on September 11 that a flamingo had...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    A dwarf galaxy 500 times smaller than our own Milky Way has a giant dark heart, scientists have discovered. M60-UCD1 is the smallest galaxy known to contain a super-massive black hole at its centre, one with a mass equivalent to 21 million suns.

  • Mepa unsure about fish farm practices

    Mepa unsure about fish farm practices

    The environment and planning authority is unable to say whether fish farms in the south are observing permit conditions even though it is responsible for their monitoring. Times of Malta has been chasing answers on the fish farms’ operations since...

  • Busuttil: PN’s aim is to change

    Busuttil: PN’s aim is to change

    The Nationalist Party is determined to be part of Malta’s history and has no option but to change, leader Simon Busuttil said yesterday. He said this was the party’s ambition and his ambition too, as he had promised when he was elected party...

  • Dalli tells EU: Libya violence is leading to trafficking

    Labour MEP Miriam Dalli yesterday urged the EU to immediately address the instability in Libya which, she said, was leading to human trafficking. The recent tragedies in the Mediterreanean Sea, she said, were the result of the instability there...