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  • Burglars threatened to kill women if they called police

    Burglars threatened to kill women if they called police

    Three burglars who barged into a Gżira house early Thursday morning threatened two women they would slit their throats and burn them alive if they called the police. “There were three men. They asked for cash and drugs but we had none. One was...

  • Suicide bomber kills 21 at Saudi Shi’ite mosque

    Suicide bomber kills 21 at Saudi Shi’ite mosque

    A suicide bomber killed 21 worshippers during Friday prayers in a packed Shi’ite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia, residents and the Health Minister said yesterday, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State militant group. It was one of the...

  • Antarctic sheet is thinning

    Antarctic sheet is thinning

    Glaciers in part of Antarctica have started to thaw fast, adding to a sea level rise that threatens coasts and cities from New York to Shanghai, a team of scientists said in a study. Another expert in the field, however, immediately cast doubt on...

  • Not just whale food

    Not just whale food

    Scientists have unveiled the most comprehensive analysis ever undertaken of the world’s ocean plankton, the tiny organisms that serve as food for marine creatures such as the blue whale, but also provide half the oxygen we breathe. The researchers...

  • Father, son deny assault

    A father and his son who intervened in an argument ended up in court yesterday after a man was hospitalised with a fractured temple. The fight, which the police said was the culmination of a long-term dispute, happened in Narbona Square, Qormi at...

  • ‘Where’s my cap?’

    ‘Where’s my cap?’

    Graduates tossing their caps in the air at the conclusion of the commencement ceremony for the US Naval Academy Class of 2015 in Annapolis, Maryland, US, yesterday.

  • Places out tomorrow

    Collectors of art, literature and popular culture can start putting their minds at rest that their prized collections could find the ideal home once they are no longer around to care for them, thanks to the setting up of The Storm Petrel...

  • ‘PN restructuring is already fruitful’

    ‘PN restructuring is already fruitful’

    Efforts to restructure the Nationalist Party to make it more inclusive and closer to the people were already bearing fruit and last month’s local council elections, in which it made inroads in Labour strangleholds were a testament to this, PN...

  • Jesuits join opposition to site chosen for the new university

    Jesuits join opposition to site chosen for the new university

    The Jesuits have added their voices to the chorus of disapproval over the use of land in an outside development zone for a new university at Żonqor Point. Referring to the university as “yet another massive construction project”, the Jesuits...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    An animal welfare charity is trying to trace the owner of a dog found at the top of England’s highest mountain by holidaymakers who took him home to Scotland. The couple found the male collie cross at the summit of Scafell Pike in the Lake...

  • Mepa says preliminary Żonqor site study due on Monday

    The preliminary site-selection exercise for the new university in the south will be tabled in Parliament on Monday, Mepa has said. The planning authority was answering a request by this newspaper for a copy of the report that led the office of CEO...

  • ‘Prisoners’ children must be looked after’

    ‘Prisoners’ children must be looked after’

    The children of prisoners deserve to be well looked after, which is why there should be a structured system to ensure their well-being, according to President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. She urged international policymakers to start discussing the...

  • Mental health unit for youngsters

    Mental health unit for youngsters

    A refurbished building will open its doors for children and young people with severe mental health problems on Monday. The makeover of the Young People’s Unit, off Mount Carmel Hospital in Attard, will end the criticised practice of treating young...

  • ‘Opposition should have education board seat’

    The Institute of Education’s board members should include a representative from the Opposition, according to amendments being proposed to a legal notice that set up the institute. This representative should be nominated by the leader of the...

  • Mcast call

    The teachers’ union will not allow changes in job descriptions or redundancies to take place as part of the reform being proposed at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology. The MUT wrote to the Education Minister asking a series of...

  • Announcements

    Sebastian Ebejer and Mary Grace Micallef The marriage took place on May 23, 1965 at St Aloysius College, Birkirkara. Congratulations from Mark and Christine, Ian and Rachele, Jean, Robert and Yuliya. In Memoriam BONELLO. In loving memory of our...

  • Pilgrimage

    A group of almost 60 people aged between 13 and 71 leave Malta today for a pilgrimage in Spain to raise funds in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund to help cancer patients. The Camino de Santiago di Compostela is one of the oldest pilgrimages...

  • Pharmacies open tomorrow

    Chemimart Ltd, 14, St Anne Street, Floriana; San Raffaele Pharmacy, 247, Qormi Road, Marsa; Lantern Pharmacy, Kebbies Square, Santa Venera; Rational Pharmacy, 74/75, Valley Road, Birkirkara; Charing Pharmacy, Mimosa Street, Pietà; Spiżerija...

  • Care for a joust?

    Care for a joust?

    Fort Rinella, in Kalkara, will be transformed into a medieval castle today and tomorrow for a jousting festival organised by Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna. The two-day festival will also include sword-fighting, archery and a host of other medieval...

  • New Apostolic Nuncio to Malta appointed

    New Apostolic Nuncio to Malta appointed

    Pope Francis has appointed Mgr Mario Roberto Cassari, titular Archbishop of Toronto and Apostolic Nuncio to South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland, as the new Apostolic Nuncio to Malta. Mgr Cassari will represent the Pope and the...