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  • Crash victims put in refrigerated wagons

    Crash victims put in refrigerated wagons

    Dozens of bodies from the site where a Malaysian airliner crashed in eastern Ukraine were loaded into refrigerated wagons at a rebel-held rail station early yesterday to be sent home for burial. But their departure from the war zone was delayed as...

  • At least 62 dead in Israeli attack on Gaza suburb

    At least 62 dead in Israeli attack on Gaza suburb

    At least 62 Palestinians were killed yesterday in Israeli shelling of a Ga­za neighbourhood that left bodies strewn in the streets and thousands fleeing for shelter to a hospital packed with wounded, Palestinian witnesses and officials said. The...

  • Heavy clashes erupt over Tripoli airport – four dead

    Heavy clashes erupt over Tripoli airport – four dead

    Heavy fighting erupted yesterday around Tripoli International Airport, where rival militias have been battling for control, killing at least four people and forcing thousands from their homes, local residents and witnesses said. The airport...

  • Christians in Iraq’s Mosul forced to flee

    Christians in Iraq’s Mosul forced to flee

    A senior Iraqi bishop urged the world to act yesterday after Islamic hardliners drove Mosul’s Christians from the northern Iraqi city, effectively ending a presence there dating back to Christianity’s earliest years. “The world must act, speak...

  • Death toll 31; more migrants rescued

    Death toll 31; more migrants rescued

    A group of 83 migrants was brought to Malta by the AFM at around lunchtime yesterday just hours after a dilapidated fishing boat full of corpses from an earlier rescue operation was towed in at Hay Wharf. The group, which included women and two...

  • Snowden wants to develop anti-surveillance technology

    Snowden wants to develop anti-surveillance technology

    Edward Snowden, a former US spy agency contractor who leaked details of major US surveillance programs, called on supporters at a hacking conference to spur development of easy-to-use technologies to subvert government surveillance programs around...

  • Minister should accept blame for Skola Sajf, says PN

    Rather than trying to shift the blame onto others by opening an inquiry, the government should assume responsibility for the Skola Sajf fiasco, the Nationalist Party said yesterday. The popular State summer school programme was put on hold for one...

  • Likely loser in Indonesia election says he will not accept result yet

    Likely loser in Indonesia election says he will not accept result yet

    The Indonesian ex-general widely thought to have narrowly lost this month’s bitterly contested presidential election will not accept the official result until allegations of cheating are investigated, one of his top aides said yesterday. The...

  • Costa Concordia almost ready for its final voyage

    Costa Concordia almost ready for its final voyage

    The massive hulk of the Costa Concordia was nearly ready to be towed away from the Italian island where it struck a rock and capsized two-and-a-half years ago, killing 32 people, officials said yesterday. The rusting prow of the once-gleaming...

  • Iran set to eliminate sensitive uranium stockpile

    Iran moved to eliminate its most sensitive stockpile of enriched uranium gas under an interim nuclear deal with six world powers reached last year, according to a monthly UN nuclear watchdog update obtained by Reuters yesterday. The report by the...

  • Hamas home-made rockets bypass crumbling supply

    Hamas home-made rockets bypass crumbling supply

    Palestinian Hamas fighters once tried in vain to copy Israel’s iconic submachine gun, the Uzi. Twenty years on, their home-made rockets streak more than 100 kilometres from Gaza towards the northern Israeli city of Haifa. The variety and range of...

  • Piano’s The Shard on buildings prize shortlist

    Piano’s The Shard on buildings prize shortlist

    Skyscraper The Shard and the London Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park have been shortlisted for British architecture’s top prize. The Riba Stirling Prize – whose nominees also include Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre, the Library of Birmingham, the...

  • Judge Gino Camilleri dies aged 64

    Judge Gino Camilleri dies aged 64

    The two major political parties have paid tribute to Mr Justice Gino Camilleri, who died yesterday aged 64 following a long illness. Though his condition had severely impaired his mobility, Mr Justice Camilleri insisted on carrying out his duties...

  • World briefs

    World briefs

    Actor James Garner, the wisecracking star of Maverick who enjoyed a long career on the small and big screen, has died aged 86. He was found dead of natural causes at his home in Brentwood, Los Angeles, last night, police officer Alonzo Iniquez said.

  • Website helps you pick perfect beach

    Website helps you pick perfect beach

    Have you ever wondered which beach would be best for a swim on a gusty day but could not get your head around matching the wind’s direction to the calmer seaside spots? Thanks to a team of young web developers, there is now a website which helps...

  • AD urges reversal of autumn wild bird trapping decision

    Alternattiva Demokratika is urging the government to reverse its decision to allow bird trapping in autumn. Instead of promoting nature appreciation and conservation through educational programmes and activities such as bird watching, the...

  • Quest for indoor pool for Gozo swimmers goes on

    Quest for indoor pool for Gozo swimmers goes on

    As four-year-old plans for an indoor pool in Gozo gather dust, about 150 swimmers are desperate for proper facilities that would enable them to practise water polo and other water sports all year round. Not even in summer are they guaranteed that...

  • China investment in waste-to-energy plant must wait

    China investment in waste-to-energy plant must wait

    Cooperation on a waste-to-energy plant agreed in the memorandum of understanding signed between Malta and China still depends on further studies and analysis, according to the Environment Minister. A waste-to-energy plant falls under one of the...

  • Campaign to thank woman for extolling virtues of Malta

    Campaign to thank woman for extolling virtues of Malta

    The Maltese were so grateful for a mention on viral social content website Buzzfeed that some of them decided to turn the island’s reputation for hospitality into reality by setting up a crowd-funding campaign to give the article’s author a free...

  • Announcements

    CALLEJA. On July 18, at Mater Dei Hospital, LINA, née Pandolfino, aged 77, of Birkirkara, widow of Albert, passed away peacefully, comforted by the rites of Holy Church and surrounded by her family. She leaves to mourn her loss her beloved...