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  • 'New' police officers join force on part-time basis

    'New' police officers join force on part-time basis

    A group of 40 police officers who served in the force in the past took their oath to rejoin the force on a part-time basis today. They will be working 23 to 35 hours a week, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said. They will be supporting in...

  • How do Maltese youths spend their time online?

    How do Maltese youths spend their time online?

    Maltese youths are nearly 60 per cent more likely to use the internet to log on to social media than to search for information, a new study has found. A report by the EU’s addiction monitoring centre on 13 to 15-year-old children found that some...

  • 'Ugly' Great Wall of China repairs criticised

    'Ugly' Great Wall of China repairs criticised

    Chinese officials have been criticised over the smoothing-over of a crumbling but much-loved 700-year-old section of the Great Wall of China. The widely mocked project involved an five-mile unrestored Xiaohekou section of the wall that has become...

  • EU's post-Brexit Malta summit on February 3

    EU's post-Brexit Malta summit on February 3

    The EU summit on the union’s post-Brexit future is being held in Malta on February 3, European leaders agreed today. EU council president Donald Tusk said during a meeting with the Prime Minister earlier this month that Malta was the best country...

  • 1,800 signatures and counting for teachers' justice reform petition

    1,800 signatures and counting for teachers' justice reform petition

    A petition by the teachers’ union calling for a more efficient justice system has been signed by over 1,800 people since its launch two weeks ago. The Malta Union of Teachers is calling on Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, Opposition leader Simon...

  • Another protected bird shot

    Another protected bird shot

    Birdlife again called for the hunting season to be suspended this afternoon after it was earlier called upon to rescue a grey heron, another illegally shot protected bird. The bird was found bleeding and unable to fly in a farmhouse in Żejtun...

  • Tall building policy, new open spaces, proposed for Paceville in new masterplan

    Tall building policy, new open spaces, proposed for Paceville in new masterplan

    A holistic planning strategy which includes the revamp of open spaces and the creation of new ones, better traffic management and a tall-building policy are the main elements of a masterplan for Paceville  unveiled for public consultation...

  • Boy, 6, asks President Obama if young refugee could live with him

    Boy, 6, asks President Obama if young refugee could live with him

    A six-year-old boy has written to President Barack Obama asking if refugee Omran Daqneesh could live with him. Omnar is the five-year-old boy in Aleppo Syria, whose picture showing him sitting in an ambulance in shock as he tried to wipe the blood...

  • Allied Newspapers seeks refunds from Adrian Hillman

    Allied Newspapers seeks refunds from Adrian Hillman

    Allied Newspapers Ltd has filed a judicial letter through the civil courts demanding that its former managing director refund company money he used without authorisation.  The company is calling on Mr Hillman to repay amounts spent on company...

  • Motorcyclist critical after Birżebbuġa accident

    Motorcyclist critical after Birżebbuġa accident

    A 28-year-old motorcyclist from Tarxien is in a critical condition following a collision with a car this afternoon. The police said the accident happened in Triq Ħal Far, Birżebbuġa at around 1.30pm. The victim was riding a Yamaha Crypton that was...

  • Clown doctors hand 'more common sense'

    Clown doctors hand 'more common sense'

    More common sense: A better understanding of Emotional Well-being, a second self-help book written by Dr Edward Curmi and published by Dr Klown was today presented to parents of children at Mater Dei HOspital. The book speaks of challengers, such...

  • Kappara central strip being removed between this evening and tomorrow

    Kappara central strip being removed between this evening and tomorrow

    The Kappara contractor will remove the central strip in Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli, close to the National Pool between today at 8pm and tomorrow during the day. Traffic towards Paceville during the works will be diverted to one lane. Transport...

  • Website offers divers a visual guide to Malta's marine life

    Website offers divers a visual guide to Malta's marine life

    Amateur divers and snorkellers often find themselves spotting exotic sea creatures without quite knowing what it is that they've seen.  Now a newly-launched website is hoping to make it easier for people to identify the marine life they come...

  • Nigerian leader asks UN to help free abducted Chibok girls

    Nigerian leader asks UN to help free abducted Chibok girls

    Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari has invited the United Nations to help negotiations to swap the kidnapped schoolgirls from Chibok for detained leaders of Boko Haram, a government statement said. Mr Buhari's government has been criticised for...

  • Fish farm permits revoked by Planning Authority

    Fish farm permits revoked by Planning Authority

    Updated 3.05pm - Added detail  Four fish farm operators have had 10 permits revoked by the Planning Authority, although they have been given until the end of the year to relocate to an aquaculture zone further offshore.  The PA opted to revoke...

  • Boy, 6, in critical condition following Żejtun accident

    Boy, 6, in critical condition following Żejtun accident

    A six-year-old boy is in a critical condition after he was hit by a Mercedes-Benz car being driven by a 28-year-old Żejtun resident this morning. The accident happened at around 10.15am on Triq Santa Katarina in Żejtun, police said. The child was...

  • Fewer people at risk of poverty, Social Solidarity Minister says

    Fewer people at risk of poverty, Social Solidarity Minister says

    Updated 2.20pm with PN statement  Fewer people are at risk of poverty according to the latest survey published by the NSO, Social Solidarity Minister Michael Farrugia said today. Dr Farrugia said that the 2015 survey, based on 2014 income data,...

  • Art that tells the truth about war

    Art that tells the truth about war

    A man who moved to Europe from Syria in pursuit of artistic freedom is basing one of his next projects on Maltese culture, migration and the cult of St Paul . Khaled Barakeh first came to Malta in 2011 as part of a group of artists from the...

  • Germany tops EU asylum application stats in every category

    Germany tops EU asylum application stats in every category

    Germany alone registered more than 3 out of every 5 first-time asylum seekers in the EU during the second quarter of 2016, new figures released by Eurostat show. With 61 per cent of all applications, Germany was by far the busiest member state in...

  • Man dies as crane falls into the sea at Medserv freeport dock

    Man dies as crane falls into the sea at Medserv freeport dock

    Updated 2.05pm A 43-year-old Żejtun man died this morning after the crane he was manoeuvring toppled over and fell into the sea at the Medserv Operations dock at the freeport in Birżebbuġa. The incident happened at around 9.15am. Qualified first...

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