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  • ‘Culture’ is word of the year for US dictionary

    Whether popular, corporate or entitled, ‘culture’ was named word of the year by US dictionary Merriam-Webster as a flexible catch-all that can easily identify a subject, idea or issue. Merriam-Webster defines culture as the beliefs, customs and...

  • ‘Answers in good time’

    Local Government Minister Owen Bonnici used strong words to denounce delays in answering parliamentary questions and the provision of incomplete information. He was answering a PQ by Jason Azzopardi (PN), with the stock reply given to him that...

  • Bill Cosby is a victim, says wife

    Bill Cosby is a victim, says wife

    Bill Cosby’s wife has rejected sex assault claims against her husband, saying the veteran entertainer being accused by at least 15 women of drugging and having sex with them is “a man I do not know”. In a statement, Camille Cosby dismissed...

  • Greening four areas

    Four local councils in as many regions in Malta and Gozo – Fgura, Msida, St Paul’s Bay and Victoria – have been selected for a pilot project to embellish their localities. The councils were happy to accept and their proposals have already been...

  • The taming of the horse

    The taming of the horse

    Speed, smarts and the heart of a champion: using genomic analysis, scientists have identified DNA changes that helped turn ancient horses such as those in prehistoric cave art into today’s Secretariats and Black Beautys, researchers...

  • Going to sea Santa

    Going to sea Santa

    Last year it was a helicopter. This year Father Christmas ditched his reindeer again and used a rubber dinghy to come ashore at Għadira, delighting primary schoolchildren from the Mellieħa school in what is becoming a traditional event for them.

  • Nobel prize winner Malala 'heartbroken' by Pakistan school attack

    Nobel prize winner Malala 'heartbroken' by Pakistan school attack

    Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, joint winner of this year's Nobel peace prize for education campaign work and survivor of a Taliban attack in 2012, said she was devastated by a Taliban killing spree at a school in Peshawar that left over 130...

  • Drug law amendments approved from second reading

    Drug law amendments approved from second reading

    Another step forward in the drug law reform was made this evening when Parliament unanimously approved amendments to the law in second reading. Through the amendments, users found in simple possession for the first time would appear before a...

  • Holistic national migration policy is the way forward - minister

    Holistic national migration policy is the way forward - minister

    A holistic national migration policy incorporating the work and responsibilities spread over several ministries is the way forward, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said today. He was speaking during a meeting with non-governmental...

  • Planning authority considering reintroduction of aesthetics board

    Planning authority considering reintroduction of aesthetics board

    The planning authority may set up an aesthetics board to assess the style and context of new developments, Mepa CEO Johann Buttigieg said this evening. Speaking on Times Talk, Mr Buttigieg said the Mepa board was holding “high level” discussions...

  • Discussions underway to increase nurses' working hours for more operations to be carried out

    Discussions underway to increase nurses' working hours for more operations to be carried out

    The government is in discussions with nurses’ representatives in a bid to increase nurses’ working hours as part of a package intended to ensure that operations could be held. Health Parliamentary Secretary Chris Fearne told PL MP Anthony Agius...

  • Enemalta, Shanghai Electric agreement debate postponed

    Enemalta, Shanghai Electric agreement debate postponed

    The debate on the Enemalta, Shanghai agreement planned to be held in Parliament tomorrow (Wednesday) has been postponed at the Opposition’s request. The government said in a statement that the Opposition requested the government to postpone the...

  • Professors emerge after 73 days underwater

    Professors emerge after 73 days underwater

    Roane State Community College professors Bruce Cantrell and Jessica Fain break record for living underwater after spending 73 days in under water classroom. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

  • Children killed in Yemen bombings

    Yemen's Shiite rebels say two car bombs have exploded south of the capital Sana'a, hitting a school bus travelling near a rebel gathering and killing 10 fighters and at least 15 pupils. The rebel group known as the Houthis blamed al Qaida for the...

  • Japan culls 4,000 chickens after bird flu outbreak

    Japan culls 4,000 chickens after bird flu outbreak

    Japanese government orders the culling of 4,000 poultry after a bird flu outbreak at a farm in western Japan. Natalie Thomas reports.

  • Road works in Valley Road, Birkirkara

    Resurfacing works are being carried out in Valley Road, Birkirkara, weather permitting from 8pm this evening to 6am tomorrow and from 8pm tomorrow to 6am on Thursday, Transport Malta said.

  • Nigerian drug courier arrested

    A Nigerian man, 28, is to be taken to court after being found in possession of a kilo of suspected marijuana yesterday.  He was arrested by the Drug Squad on arrival from Sicily. The drug was hidden among food items in his bag. 

  • Opposition insists energy deals should be published, or it may take its own action

    The Opposition insisted once more today that the government should publish its agreements on the energy sector, saying that the refusal by the Energy Minister yesterday showed that the government had learnt nothing from 'Malliagate'. "Despite...

  • Court orders autopsy on German lawmaker who criticised Russia

    A German court has ordered an autopsy on a conservative member of parliament who was a prominent critic of Russia's Vladimir Putin in order to rule out any link between his death and his hardline stance towards the Kremlin, state prosecutors...

  • Man fined €1,000, given suspended jail sentence for threatening police officer in court

    Man fined €1,000, given suspended jail sentence for threatening police officer in court

    A Cospicua man was given a 18-month jail term suspended for four years and fined €1,000 when he admitted to threatening a police inspector during a court case earlier this month. Charlston Cassar, 22, who sports a Fu** the Police tattoo on his...