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  • 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...

  • Freed French journalists back home

    Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria have returned home to France. The joyful families of the four, Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres, were greeted by President Francois Hollande in an...

  • Ohio couple die 15 hours apart

    A US couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart. Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, Ohio, died aged 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning. The...

  • Three injured in traffic accident

    The driver of a Toyota Platz and his two passengers were hospitalised this morning following a traffic accident in Tarxien Road, Tarxien. They are not in a critical condition. The police said the accident took place at 7.45am. The car was being...

  • Smiling Shannon refused to give up

    A smile slowly spreads over the face of nine-year-old Shannon as she joins her grandfather and sings the hymn dedicated to St Lawrence. This was the tune she heard when, two years ago, she woke up from a six-week coma – laughing. “Finally, after...

  • Changing times: divorce to legal same-sex marriage in three years

    The civil unions legislation that was approved by Parliament on Monday has created a sea of emotions for many different reasons. Kurt Sansone reports on what impact the law will have. Only three years ago Malta was the last-but-one country in the...

  • Pope Francis conducts Easter Vigil at the Vatican

    Pope Francis yesterday led Easter rites commemorating what Christians believe was Jesus' resurrection from the dead and urged people to rediscover direction in their lives. Marking the second Easter season of his pontificate, the Argentine pope...

  • 'Burnout' affecting majority of nurses

    Burnout is high among the majority of Maltese nurses, exposing a “worrying reality” that requires immediate attention, according to the latest surveys. Ninety per cent of more than 200 nurses interviewed in three hospitals across Malta reported...

  • Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the national and international press today. The Sunday Times of Malta says that according to the latest surveys burnout is high among the majority of Maltese nurses, exposing a worrying reality that requires...

  • Updated: South Korea ferry death toll rises

    The official death toll in the South Korean ferry sinking has soared to 58 after divers finally succeeded in entering the vessel. The new toll emerged as a newly released transcript showed the ferry's crew were crippled with confusion and...

  • Federica Falzon wins Ti Lascio una Canzone 2014

    The videos above show the two young singers performing in earlier shows the songs they sung this evening. Ten-year old Mezzo Soprano Federica Falzon and her partner Vincenzo Carni this evening won first prize on Rai Uno Saturday show Ti Lascio una...

  • From the President’s diary

  • Jesus Christ Superstar

    Francesco Joseph Nicodeme, Mr and Mrs Ray Attard, Radka Zemanova and Anthony Miceli Demajo after the performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Jesus Christ Superstar, which was held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta.