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  • Why did the chicken cross the road? Oregon cops don't know

    Ask police in Portland, Oregon, why the chicken crossed the road, and law enforcement has no idea either. In an unusual release, the Portland Police Bureau said officers were dispatched this week to a report of a chicken crossing a rush-hour...

  • Hunters to salute St Julian's on August 31

    Hunters to salute St Julian's on August 31

    Hunters will be firing blanks to salute their patron saint during the celebration of his feast on August 31 after 6.30pm. The event will be sponsored by the hunters’ federation, FKNK. Following the salute, a number of doves reared by FKNK members...

  • Red Cross to oversee aid coming into Ukraine

    Red Cross to oversee aid coming into Ukraine

    The International Red Cross will oversee the movement and deliver of Russian huamitarian aid as its delivered to hard hit regions. Julie Noce reports.

  • Arizona math teacher arrives drunk to class and keeps drinking

    An Arizona math teacher arrived drunk at her high school and hit the bottle again in the classroom, where she yelled at her students before one of the pupils alerted administrators, authorities said. Kathleen Jardine, 57, a teacher at Poston Butte...

  • Smoke canisters fired at protesters

    Smoke canisters fired at protesters

    Police have fired multiple smoke canisters into a crowd of defiant protesters in a St Louis suburb where a black teenager had been shot by a white police officer while walking down the street. Hundreds of other protesters left peacefully before...

  • New parish priests for Tarxien, Birkirkara

    New parish priests for Tarxien, Birkirkara

    Fr Michael Bellizzi has been appointed parish priest of the Marija Annunzjata parish in Tarxien and Fr Vincenz Cachia of St Elena parish, Birkirkara. Born in November 1970, Fr Bellizzi was ordained priest in 1997 and has worked in Qrendi,...

  • Authorities absolved on tanker escape

    Authorities absolved on tanker escape

    An inquiry probing how a tanker managed to evade an arrest warrant last May has found no fault with the authorities’ handling of the embarrassing incident, arguing that they were asked to intervene late in the day. The inquiry report, penned by...

  • Hopes fade for Gaza talks deal

    A Palestinian negotiator has said his side is "less optimistic" about indirect talks with Israel over the Gaza war as a deadline on a temporary ceasefire looms. The Palestinian team reassembled in Cairo today after members returned from...

  • Alabama teenager sent home from school over dyed-red hair

    An Alabama teenager with dyed-red hair was sent home from school by her principal over concerns that her mane was too bright and distracting, the girl's mother said. Hayleigh Black, a 15-year-old student at Muscle Shoals High School in...

  • Mafia boss caught escaping to Malta

    Mafia boss caught escaping to Malta

    One of the most influential mafia bosses in Sicily, Aldo Gionta, 42, was apprehended by the police in Pozzallo yesterday evening as he was boarding a catamaran to escape to Malta, Italian media reported. He was accompanied by a man and two women.

  • My church is no 'conqueror' - Pope

    My church is no 'conqueror' - Pope

    Pope Francis has made a new gesture of outreach to China and North Korea, saying he "earnestly" hopes to improve relations and insisting that the Catholic Church is not coming in as a "conqueror" trying to take away the identity of others. Pope...

  • Man hospitalised after fire

    Man hospitalised after fire

    A 47-year-old man was hospitalised last night after a fire at his home in Triq il-Blata, Qormi. His condition is stable. The police said they were informed of the fire at around 11.30pm. There were three people in the house at the time, the man...

  • Leadership of Church is in crisis – Fr Joe Borg

    Leadership of Church is in crisis – Fr Joe Borg

    The Maltese Church’s leadership is in a worse situation than that of the Nationalist Party after the 1976 general election, according to Fr Joe Borg. Writing in his weekly The Sunday Times of Malta column, Fr Joe, a blogger and former PRO to...

  • Number of migrants making Italy journey hits 100,000

    Number of migrants making Italy journey hits 100,000

    The number of migrants making their way to Italy by sea from North Africa has hit a record high. More than 100,000 migrants have reached Italian shores this year. Just in the last 24 hours, some 1,500 migrants were rescued by Italy, while two of...

  • Press digest

    Press digest

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese and overseas press. The Sunday Times of Malta says the government’s power cut payout is to exclude all businesses. It also quotes Fr Joe Borg, a blogger and former Curia official, as saying that the...

  • Power cut payout to exclude all businesses

    Businesses will not receive any of the compensation being proposed for those left more than 12 hours without electricity last Tuesday, the government confirmed yesterday. The financial package being proposed would only be given to domestic users...

  • Leadership of Church is in crisis – Fr Joe Borg

    Leadership of Church is in crisis – Fr Joe Borg

    The Maltese Church’s leadership is in a worse situation than that of the Nationalist Party after the 1976 general election, according to Fr Joe Borg. Writing in his weekly The Sunday Times of Malta column, Fr Joe compares the Church to the PN’s...

  • From the President’s diary

  • Teachers urged to give life-saving medication

    Teachers urged to give life-saving medication

    Children with food allergies risk dying at school if teachers continue refusing to administer life-saving medication to counter possible allergic reactions, parents have warned. Speaking to The Sunday Times of Malta, parents expressed concern that...

  • Banif’s summer party