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  • Hungary plans a second border fence to keep out migrants

    Hungary plans a second border fence to keep out migrants

    Hungary plans to build a second fence on its southern border with Serbia that would enable it to keep out any major new wave of migrants, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said today. Orban said the new barrier, to be built alongside the...

  • Ex-rugby player tackles intruders armed with a cuppa at Siġġiewi

    Ex-rugby player tackles intruders armed with a cuppa at Siġġiewi

    On Wednesday morning, 78-year old John Ranson woke early, prepared a cup of tea for his wife, and stepped into the garage of his Siġġiewi home to pick up some food for his fish. The first thing he saw was a pair of feet behind the door. The next...

  • Suicide truck bomb blamed on PKK kills 11 police in Turkey

    Suicide truck bomb blamed on PKK kills 11 police in Turkey

    Update 12.40pm - Death toll rises A suicide truck bombing at a police headquarters in Turkey's largely Kurdish southeast killed at least 11 and wounded dozens this morning, two days after Turkey launched an incursion against Islamic State and...

  • Norwegian party leader caught playing Pokémon Go in parliament

    Norwegian party leader caught playing Pokémon Go in parliament

    The leader of Norway's Liberal Party has been caught on camera playing popular mobile game Pokémon Go during a parliamentary committee session.  A photo of Trine Skei Grand jabbing away at her mobile while playing Nintendo's hugely popular...

  • Ira Losco gives birth to baby Harry

    Ira Losco gives birth to baby Harry

    Ira Losco gave birth to a baby boy last night, the singer's partner Sean Gravina announced on Facebook early this morning.  "Our baby Harry was born last night and Ira is recovering perfectly, she was great," Mr Gravina wrote, adding that the...

  • Today’s newspapers in review

    Today’s newspapers in review

    These are the leading stories in today's local newspapers.  The Times of Malta writes that a school bus operator has lost his state school run contracts after he was caught hiring a paedophile as a driver. In a separate story, the paper reports...

  • Bolivian deputy minister beaten to death after being kidnapped by miners

    Bolivian deputy minister beaten to death after being kidnapped by miners

    Bolivian Deputy Interior Minister Rodolfo Illanes was beaten to death after he was kidnapped by striking mine workers yesterday, the government said, and up to 100 people have been arrested as authorities vowed to punish those responsible. "At...

  • Sai Mizzi Liang's contract ends ... but no word on results

    Sai Mizzi Liang's contract ends ... but no word on results

    Malta Enterprise still refuses to list Sai Mizzi Liang’s achievements as the Prime Minister’s business envoy to Asia even if her three-year contract ends today. Minister Without Portfolio Konrad Mizzi said earlier this year his wife had decided...

  • Announcements

    CILIA. On August 25, at Casa San Paolo, St Paul’s Bay, ANTONIA, aged 79, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her sister-in-law Nazzarena Cilia, widow of her brother Joseph, her nephews and...

  • Spotlight on Cuba, Malta and Morocco

    Spotlight on Cuba, Malta and Morocco

    Maltese English-language poet Abigail Ardelle Zammit, acclaimed Cuban poet Rodolfo Häsler, Moroccan poet Abderrahim Sail and the established, bilingual Maltese poet Daniel Massa will be taking to the stage for the second evening of the Malta...

  • Concert kicks off Vitorja celebrations in Naxxar

    Concert kicks off Vitorja celebrations in Naxxar

    In the run-up to the parish feast of The Nativity of Our Lady celebrated on September 8, Banda Vittorja will be performing in Akkademja Mużikali tonight. A 60-element strong band will be under the baton of Mro Roderick Bugeja, the musical director...

  • Workshop and retreat focuses on Gurdjieff’s postures

    German movements’ teacher Maja Moser, assisted by pianist Szilard Toth, will be leading a weekend workshop to introduce influential Russian thinker George Ivanovich Gurdjieff’s self-development method by working on a set of movements from the...

  • Waterspout caught on camera in Gozo

    Waterspout caught on camera in Gozo

    A number of waterspouts were seen out at sea off Ta’ Sanap cliffs in Gozo. This photo, by reader Joseph Agius, was taken from Munxar at Paround 6pm.

  • What is a crane doing on protected cliffs?

    What is a crane doing on protected cliffs?

    Environmentalists have expressed shock at the sight of a crane on the Natura 2000 site at Migrah Ferħa, an important breeding site for the Scopoli shearwater. Alan Deidun, an environmentalist who is also an associate professor at the University of...

  • Residents consider action over gas tank near Citadel

    Residents consider action over gas tank near Citadel

    Victoria residents are mulling further action after the Planning Authority approved the installation of a 3,000-litre gas tank in the centre of the Gozitan capital, close to the recently restored bastions of the Ċitadella. The underground LPG...

  • Apple issues iPhone security update after spyware found in Middle East

    Apple issues iPhone security update after spyware found in Middle East

    Apple is issuing a security update after powerful spyware was found targeting an activist's iPhone in the Middle East. Computer forensics experts said the software takes advantage of three previously undisclosed weaknesses in Apple's mobile...

  • Revoked permit for Paceville kiosk re-issued despite objections

    Revoked permit for Paceville kiosk re-issued despite objections

    A recently revoked permit for a kiosk in the heart of Paceville has been re-issued despite the objections of the St Julian’s local council and the recommendation of the Planning Authority case officer. The kiosk in Ross Street, corner with St...

  • Maltese aviation authorities probed on Libyan airline

    Maltese aviation authorities probed on Libyan airline

    The civil aviation authorities have been asked by Brussels to ensure the operating licence granted to Medavia is still in line with EU rules, Times of Malta was told. Brussels has asked the government to provide it with details on the licence...

  • As, Bs and Os, please donate blood

    As, Bs and Os, please donate blood

    If you are a donor and your blood type is O or A negative, encourage your relatives who have never donated to sign up at the blood donation unit in Guardamangia. “While the national reserve is adequate, there is a deficit of the less common blood...

  • Coffee consumption research brews up theory it's in our DNA

    Coffee consumption research brews up theory it's in our DNA

    Researchers have identified a gene that appears to curb coffee consumption. People with a DNA variation in a gene called PDSS2 tend to drink fewer cups of coffee, a study has found. Experts claim the findings suggest the gene reduces the ability...

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