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  • Still in time to reform pensions system - minister

    Still in time to reform pensions system - minister

    Malta is still in time to reform its pensions system but the situation is not alarming, Finance Minister Edward Scicluna said this morning. Addressing a business breakfast on the subject organised by The Business Observer at Intercontinental...

  • 21 more jet crash bodies recovered

    21 more jet crash bodies recovered

    Another 21 bodies have been found in the sprawling fields of east Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed last week, killing all 298 people on board. Local rescue workers piled 21 black body bags by the side of the road in Hrabove...

  • More dynamic accessibility icon

    More dynamic accessibility icon

    The blue and white icon used to mark areas that are accessible to wheelchair users is to be given a more 'dynamic' image after the transport authority approved a new international symbol. “It is not only symbolic. I think it will help address the...

  • Putin condemns crash 'exploitation'

    Putin condemns crash 'exploitation'

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has lambasted those he claims are using the downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet in eastern Ukraine for "mercenary objectives", the Kremlin said today. In a statement posted on the Kremlin website, Mr...

  • Bus brings showers to homeless

    Homeless people in San Francisco can now hop on a bus to take a shower. A non-profit group has retro-fitted a public transit bus with two full private bathrooms and is offering hot showers, clean toilets, shampoo, soap and towels free of...

  • Updated: Gozo Channel staff told not to report cash ‘theft’, PN calls for action to be taken against chairman

    Updated: Gozo Channel staff told not to report cash ‘theft’, PN calls for action to be taken against chairman

    The temporary disappearance of €4,000 from Gozo Channel ticket sales was only reported to the police two weeks after the incident and only after the media got wind of what happened. The story dates back to June 25 when an envelope with €4,000 went...

  • Jet bodies stacked in boxcar train

    Jet bodies stacked in boxcar train

    Pro-Moscow rebels have piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysia Airlines jet into four refrigerated boxcars in eastern Ukraine as cranes moved chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing condemnation from Western leaders over tampering with the...

  • Can tragedy-hit airline survive?

    Can tragedy-hit airline survive?

    Malaysia Airlines is in uncharted territory after the disappearance of Flight MH370 in March with 239 people aboard was followed by the downing of another of its jets, carrying 298 people, over Ukraine. Before the disasters the carrier had one of...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. All newspapers in Malta today report about yesterday's arrival of 81 migrants and the recovery of the dead bodies following a rescue on Friday night. Times of Malta...

  • Gaza's deadliest day; deathtoll passes 500

    Gaza's deadliest day; deathtoll passes 500

    The death toll among Palestinians from the Israeli offensive in the coastal strip has reached 501, health officials said, as the two sides count their dead following the bloodiest day of fighting so far in the two-week campaign. Ashraf al-Kidra, a...

  • €162,467 collected in Ohloq Tbissima marathon

    A total of €162,467 was collected in the 60-hour Oħloq Tbissima marathon. The marathon kicked off on Friday at noon and carried on uninterrupted until midnight. One can still donate by calling 5160 2004 (€10), 5170 2007 (€15), 5180 2009 (€25), or...

  • ‘Russian missile used to shoot down Malaysian jet’

    ‘Russian missile used to shoot down Malaysian jet’

    US Secretary of State John Kerry said yesterday that the evidence indicates that a Russian missile was used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, while Britain said Moscow faced “pariah” status and the threat of further economic...

  • Crash victims put in refrigerated wagons

    Crash victims put in refrigerated wagons

    Dozens of bodies from the site where a Malaysian airliner crashed in eastern Ukraine were loaded into refrigerated wagons at a rebel-held rail station early yesterday to be sent home for burial. But their departure from the war zone was delayed as...

  • At least 62 dead in Israeli attack on Gaza suburb

    At least 62 dead in Israeli attack on Gaza suburb

    At least 62 Palestinians were killed yesterday in Israeli shelling of a Ga­za neighbourhood that left bodies strewn in the streets and thousands fleeing for shelter to a hospital packed with wounded, Palestinian witnesses and officials said. The...

  • Heavy clashes erupt over Tripoli airport – four dead

    Heavy clashes erupt over Tripoli airport – four dead

    Heavy fighting erupted yesterday around Tripoli International Airport, where rival militias have been battling for control, killing at least four people and forcing thousands from their homes, local residents and witnesses said. The airport...

  • Christians in Iraq’s Mosul forced to flee

    Christians in Iraq’s Mosul forced to flee

    A senior Iraqi bishop urged the world to act yesterday after Islamic hardliners drove Mosul’s Christians from the northern Iraqi city, effectively ending a presence there dating back to Christianity’s earliest years. “The world must act, speak...

  • Death toll 31; more migrants rescued

    Death toll 31; more migrants rescued

    A group of 83 migrants was brought to Malta by the AFM at around lunchtime yesterday just hours after a dilapidated fishing boat full of corpses from an earlier rescue operation was towed in at Hay Wharf. The group, which included women and two...

  • Snowden wants to develop anti-surveillance technology

    Snowden wants to develop anti-surveillance technology

    Edward Snowden, a former US spy agency contractor who leaked details of major US surveillance programs, called on supporters at a hacking conference to spur development of easy-to-use technologies to subvert government surveillance programs around...

  • Minister should accept blame for Skola Sajf, says PN

    Rather than trying to shift the blame onto others by opening an inquiry, the government should assume responsibility for the Skola Sajf fiasco, the Nationalist Party said yesterday. The popular State summer school programme was put on hold for one...

  • Likely loser in Indonesia election says he will not accept result yet

    Likely loser in Indonesia election says he will not accept result yet

    The Indonesian ex-general widely thought to have narrowly lost this month’s bitterly contested presidential election will not accept the official result until allegations of cheating are investigated, one of his top aides said yesterday. The...