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  • Photos of the week - Times of Malta

    A selection of some of the best pictures taken over the past week by photographers of the Times of Malta.    

  • €559,000 collected in aid of Puttinu Cares

    A record €558,799 were collected during the TVM programme Xarabank last night held in aid of Puttinu Cares. The three-hour programme included the participation of several people who had been helped or are being helped by the foundation. They...

  • Woman stabbed in Xaghra in critical condition

    A 48-year-old woman from Xaghra is in a critical condition after she was allegedly stabbed by a 43-year-old man, also from Xaghra, at her residence in Triq Ġużeppi Grech. The police said they were informed of the incident at 7am. They found the...

  • ‘ADHD is a real condition and it needs to be treated’

    Parents of children who have ADHD are “not taking a neutral decision” when they opt not to treat them as their choice comes with implications, according to psychiatrist Anthony Dimech. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, he stressed, “is a...

  • Woman's best friend

    Man's best friend is actually more popular with women while men prefer cats, according to a survey. The poll found that 36% of female pet owners own one or more dogs, compared with 33% who have pet cats. Cats have taken the mantle of the most...

  • Updated: 13th body found on Everest

    Search teams have recovered a 13th body from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, a day after an avalanche swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Another three...

  • Maltese climbers’ shock after avalanche tragedy

    When tragedy struck on the slopes of Mount Everest in the early hours of yesterday, Gregory Attard was still asleep. With three other Maltese climbers he is currently attempting his second ascent of the world’s highest mountain. But the group...

  • Updated: Air Malta flight cancelled for technical reasons

    An Air Malta flight from London Heathrow was cancelled last night due to technical issues. Passengers were provided with hotel accommodation and transport to and from the airport, a spokesman for the airline said. He said that 60 passengers will...

  • Minister may relinquish warrants power

    Education Minister Evarist Bartolo has “no problem” relinquishing his ministerial discretion and allowing a separate entity to award teachers’ warrants. He was reacting to revelations that some 70 teachers had been given the document without...

  • Allergy-hit Cyrus postpones US tour

    Miley Cyrus is postponing her US tour while she recovers from an allergic reaction to antibiotics, but will resume her performances in August. Cyrus' representative said the singer will resume the US tour on August 1 in Uniondale, New York. The...

  • Homesick robber secures jail return

    An elderly ex-con who has spent most of his adult life behind bars has got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban bank - a return to the place he called home - prison. Walter Unbehaun frightened an employee at the Chicago bank by showing...

  • New rules for Frontex rescues

    Migrants rescued at sea in Frontex operations will no longer have to be taken to the country coordinating the mission, according to Roberta Metsola. The Nationalist MEP said new rules approved by the European Parliament this week ensure that any...

  • Forum claims discrimination

    The Forum Unions Maltin this morning claimed discrimination and said they were not willing to be treated as second class to other confederations representing workers. It said that in spite of government promises that it would be treated equally to...

  • Update 2: Captain faces charges over sinking

    The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested today on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members were also taken into custody, including a newly recruited...

  • Challenges of the couples who alter their faith for love

    While statistics on interfaith marriages are not readily available in Malta, demographics are changing through immigration and EU membership and these unions are likely to increase. The Easter issue of Pink magazine, out with The Sunday Times of...

  • Ombudsman probes food safety concerns

    The Ombudsman has launched an investigation into concerns over food safety after Times of Malta reported the dumping of slurry on agricultural fields. The probe is being carried out on the initiative of the Ombudsman, Joseph Said Pullicino, and is...

  • Pope presides as prisoners, elderly and homeless carry cross

    The plight of immigrants, the poor, the sick, the elderly, unemployed and prisoners dominated Pope Francis' Good Friday service at Rome's Colosseum as he led Catholics around the world in commemorating the day Jesus died. The Pope, in the run-up...

  • Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. Times of Malta says the Ombudsman has launched an investigation into concerns over food safety after it reported the dumping of slurry on agricultural fields. In...

  • Good Friday processions held in Malta and Gozo

      Good Friday processions were held in several localities in Malta and Gozo yesterday evening. Men and women in costume depicted scenes from the crucifixion behind statues representing the stages of the Lord's passion. Many watched the procession...

  • US drone is risking damage in search for missing jet

    An underwater drone scouring the Indian Ocean floor for a missing Malaysian jetliner has dived to its deepest ever level, putting its equipment at unprecedented risk, as hopes dwindled that it might soon turn up some sign of wreckage. The US...

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