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  • ‘Egrets shot on Gozo’

    A British tourist residing in Gozo reported seeing two hunters gunning down two little egrets at Xatt l-Aħmar, in Għajnsielem, on Monday. Anne Hunt said she and her husband were enjoying watching four little egrets that perched themselves on top...

  • Pistorius gets five years for killing his girlfriend

    Pistorius gets five years for killing his girlfriend

    Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius started his five-year jail sentence yesterday for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, marking the end of a trial that has gripped South Africa and millions around the world. His uncle, Arnold...

  • Moas saves 274 people

    The Migrant Offshore Aid Station (Moas) rescued 274 people, including 200 Syrians, from a 15-metre wooden boat in distress on Monday. The MY Phoenix, the 40-metre vessel used by Moas, was directed to the migrant boat by Rome’s maritime rescue...

  • Announcements

    APAP BOLOGNA. On October 19, at his residence, Magistrate Emeritus JOSEPH APAP BOLOGNA, aged 66, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends and comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his beloved wife...

  • Two stoned for adultery

    A man and a woman have been stoned to death for adultery in separate executions in jihadist-controlled areas of Syria, a monitoring group reported yesterday. The man was executed in Idlib province in an area controlled by Islamist groups including...

  • Gonzi hits out at claim

    Ex-prime minister Lawrence Gonzi yesterday denied he was ever in possession of documents that spoke of corruption in fuel procurement. He was reacting to comments made in Parliament by Education Minister Evarist Bartolo. Dr Gonzi insisted he had...

  • Joseph Apap Bologna

    Mark Said writes: Death should be a daily reminder for us all. We do not know if today will be our last day in this world. It so happened with Joseph Apap Bologna. For Mariella, Louisa and Paul, losing a close family member through death brings...

  • Woman killed as storm batters UK

    Woman killed as storm batters UK

    A pedestrian died yesterday after being hit by a tree that fell into a road as the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo brought high winds to Britain. The woman died at the scene in Kensington, west London, London Ambulance Service said. The London Fire...

  • ‘PN aimed to increase pension age and NI’

    ‘PN aimed to increase pension age and NI’

    The Nationalist Party had made a clear declaration on television that it would raise the retirement age to 66 and increase the NI contribution for employers and employees, Social Solidarity Minister Michael Farrugia told Parliament last...

  • Libyan army liberates a ghost town in Benghazi

    Libyan army liberates a ghost town in Benghazi

    Sitting in one of the last buildings still intact after months of fighting near Benghazi’s airport, Libyan army special forces commander Wanis Bukhamada presides over a world of destruction. His forces managed to stop an offensive of Islamist...

  • Speaker to examine papers laid by Mizzi

    Speaker Anġlu Farrugia yesterday said he would study documents presented by Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi in defence of his comments on Monday regarding former Energy Minister George Pullicino, before deciding whether Dr Mizzi should be...

  • Ebola nurse in Spain cleared of disease

    A Spanish nurse infected with Ebola in Madrid while caring for a priest who later died of the virus has been cleared of the deadly disease after testing negative two times in a row, doctors said yesterday. “We consider her cured of the Ebola virus...

  • Scholarships on climate change

    Malta will be awarding scholarships to more vulnerable and developing countries as part of its commitments to the UN Conference on Climate Change and to the EU. Environment Minister Leo Brincat gave the information in reply to a question by MP...

  • Designer to the stars dies

    Designer to the stars dies

    Oscar de la Renta, one of the most sought-after fashion designers of the last half-century, dressing American first ladies and Hollywood stars in his classic silhouettes, died at the age of 82. An individual taking calls at the designer’s...

  • 50 drivers have licence suspended for exeeding points threshold

    50 drivers have licence suspended for exeeding points threshold

    50 drivers have had their licences suspended this year because they went over the 12-point limit, Transport Minister Joe Mizzi said. He explained in reply to a parliamentary question that all new driving licences are being issued under the points...

  • €197,000 for Harrison’s childhood terraced home

    €197,000 for Harrison’s childhood terraced home

    The childhood terraced home of the late Beatles guitarist George Harrison sold at auction tonight for €197,000. The property, at 25 Upton Green in the Speke area of Liverpool, was the musician’s home for a decade from 1949 after his parents Harold...

  • Just capital!

    Just capital!

    Valletta has been placed fifth in Lonely Planet's top 10 cities to visit in 2015. Washington places first, followed by El Chalten in Argentina, Milan, Zermatt in the Swiss mountains and then Valletta. Plovdiv in Bulgaria is sixth followed by...

  • Developers complain of excessive bureaucracy in meeting with PM

    Developers complain of excessive bureaucracy in meeting with PM

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told members of the Malta Developers Association that he continued to question certain bureaucratic procedures and whether they offered solutions to real problems. The Prime Minister told the more than 150 members of...

  • Power supplies suspended for unpaid bills

    A total 1,662 accounts had their power supplies suspended for unpaid bills since March 2013, Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi told Jason Azzopardi (PN) in reply to a parliamentary question.    

  • Submarine fibre-optic cable study

    Amended - The government is in the process of  issuing a tender for a feasibility study on the laying a submarine fibre-optic cable to enhance connectivity between Malta and Gozo, Investment Minister Chris Cardona said in reply to a Parliament...