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  • Two women injured in accident

    Two women were seriously injured in a traffic accident in Tarxien yesterday morning. The police said the driver of a Toyota Platz crashed into a tree in Tarxien Road as he was driving towards Żejtun at 7.45am. The driver, a 58-year-old man from...

  • Marital cases did not get to court

    Five reports ordered by the Family Court through Appoġġ Agency over a five-month period did not make it to court because the parties involved “did not accept the cost”, the agency said. As a result, the cases were put on a waiting list until a...

  • Plane families dismiss 'fund' talks

    A Malaysian official has met with relatives of passengers who were aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and discussed ways of providing them with financial assistance, as an unmanned submarine continued its search for any signs of the...

  • Bus crashes into office container at City Gate

    No one was injured when a parked empty bus crashed into the back of a container that is used as an office at City Gate this evening. Sources said there were two staff members in the 'office' at the time. They also said that the parking brake had...

  • Easter delivery for space station

    Space station astronauts have received a special Easter treat - a cargo ship full of supplies. The shipment arrived via the SpaceX company's Dragon cargo capsule. "Gentlemen, the Easter Dragon is knocking at the door," Nasa's Mission Control said...

  • Man charged with attempted murder of former partner

    A Gozitan who lives in Xaghra was this afternoon remanded in custody after he pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of his former partner. Xandru Mamo, 43 of Xaghra, also pleaded not guilty to grievously injuring 48-year-old Sylvia Zammit,...

  • Frontex missions decided on merit

    Malta’s possible participation in the Frontex anti-migration patrols will be decided on a “case-by-case basis”, a spokeswoman for the Home Affairs Ministry said yesterday. The spokeswoman was replying to questions sent by this newspaper in the...

  • Japanese art presented to Maltese personalities

    A selection of Japanese art exhibited in Malta in 2006 were this weekend presented to Maltese personalities by Malta Tourism Authority's representative in Japan, Michio Endo. The 42 artworks were donated by the largest Japanese art exhibitor Osaka...

  • Mater Dei chief leaving in May

    Mater Dei chief executive Joseph Caruana will leave his post at the end of the month, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. In January, Mr Caruana asked not to be reconsidered for the post when his term expires in May. When contacted, he cited...

  • UAE citizen to be sent into space

    One lucky citizen of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates (UAE) could soon get the chance to be rocketed into space. Government-backed Aabar Investments announced the start of a competition to award an Emirati a free spot aboard Virgin Galactic's...

  • PL deputy leader slams Ta’ Ħaġrat development

    Labour deputy leader Toni Abela is standing by comments he made in a newspaper article lambasting the decision to allow development close to the Unesco-protected Ta’ Ħaġrat temples in Mġarr. Earlier this month, the planning authority confirmed a...

  • Pope Francis prays for peace in Ukraine

    Pope Francis prayed for peace in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to the terrorist attacks in Nigeria as he celebrated Easter Sunday in Rome. More than 150,000 tourists - Romans and pilgrims, young and old - turned out for the Mass he celebrated...

  • Suspicions as shot bird reports soar at end of season

    Reports sent to the European Commission on the spring hunting derogation over the past three years consistently show a spike in hunters’ SMS reports in the last three days of the season, raising concerns on the data’s validity. During the spring...

  • One killed in Ukraine shooting

    A shootout at a checkpoint set up by pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine has left one person dead and others in hospital with gunshot wounds. The armed clash appears to be the first since an international agreement was reached last week in...

  • Teen hospitalised in attack

    A night of clubbing and entertainment in Paceville turned into a nightmare for a teenager who ended up in hospital with a brain haemorrhage after being attacked outside a nightclub. At around 11pm on Thursday, Jordan Muscat was out clubbing with a...

  • Ukraine PM fears new Soviet Union

    Ukraine's prime minister speaks of fears about how far Vladimir Putin will go in what he called attempts to rebuild the Soviet Union. Paul Chapman reports.

  • 'Pain is dulled but I will never forget'

    Simon Bugeja, the sole survivor of the 2008 Simshar tragedy, attempted to kill himself five times to end his misery. Ahead of the release of the film based on his story, he tells Ariadne Massa it took four years for him to regain a semblance of...

  • Maltese celebrate with triumphal processions, figolli and Easter eggs

    The traditional blessing of figolli took place in a number of localities in Malta and Gozo in some places followed by the triumphal procession of the Risen Christ. But although there were a few traditional figolli, they were overshadowed by the...

  • Two killed in Egypt patrol attack

    Gunmen have killed a captain from Egypt's intelligence services and a policeman on a desert road outside Cairo. Egypt's Interior Ministry said the joint security patrol was trying to stop a suspicious vehicle on the road to the canal city of Suez...

  • Bishop’s ‘surprise’ at Vatican poll findings

    Nearly 50 per cent of Maltese accept and live by the Church’s teachings on responsible birth control but find it difficult to follow, according to a survey that forms part of a worldwide Vatican initiative. Just over a quarter disagree with the...

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