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  • Watch: Malta has a would-be world champion you may not have heard of

    Watch: Malta has a would-be world champion you may not have heard of

    He is one of Malta’s most successful international competitors, has followers around the world, and has just won $20,000 at his game’s world championships in London, but you’ve probably never heard of him. Kurt Fenech – or kurt0411 as he is known...

  • Aquarius registration strike-off would be 'a political manoeuvre' - migrant rescue NGO

    Aquarius registration strike-off would be 'a political manoeuvre' - migrant rescue NGO

    Updated - Adds reaction to Gibraltar government statement The migrant rescue ship Aquarius, currently at the heart of the second migrant standoff between Italy and Malta in as many months, has run into vessel registration problems and could be...

  • First MSSP overseas mission is 50 years old today

    First MSSP overseas mission is 50 years old today

    Fifty years ago today, the Missionary Society of St Paul set up its first mission in Peru. Since then, dedicated members have worked tirelessly to pass on their missionary zeal and love for those in need in different parts of the world. The...

  • Għargħur double murder - the accused had blood on his shirt and shorts

    Għargħur double murder - the accused had blood on his shirt and shorts

    Sufficient evidence exists for a man charged with the murder of his mother and aunt in Għargħur last month to be placed under a bill of indictment, a court declared on Monday. Kevin Micallef, a 42-year old self-employed man allegedly stabbed his...

  • Conditional discharge for drunken Paceville slasher

    Conditional discharge for drunken Paceville slasher

    A French student who slashed a Maltese man with a broken bottle in Paceville was conditionally discharged on Monday after a court heard how the victim had forgiven him and was not interested in further proceedings. Yanis Meherzi admitted the...

  • Man, 74, falls off scaffolding

    Man, 74, falls off scaffolding

    A 74-year-old man has been hospitalised after falling off scaffolding outside a hotel in St Paul's Bay. The police said the man had been doing maintenance work on the facade of the hotel when he fell a height of one storey. The accident happened...

  • AFM patrol boat rescues 114 migrants, brings them to Malta

    AFM patrol boat rescues 114 migrants, brings them to Malta

    A group of 114 migrants was brought to Malta on Monday afternoon after being rescued from a sinking dinghy 53 nautical miles south of Malta. The dinghy was spotted by a patrol boat of the Armed Forces of Malta which was on a routine patrol early...

  • Suspect put investigators on the right track after attempted burglary, court told

    Suspect put investigators on the right track after attempted burglary, court told

    A man admitted to his involvement in the attempted burglary of a house in Birkirkara but he got off with a suspended sentence after a court heard how he had fully cooperated with the police and had been 'practically coerced' to involve himself in...

  • Alleged stork poacher arraigned, denied bail

    Alleged stork poacher arraigned, denied bail

    Updated 4.30pm with details A 41-year-old from Dingli has been arraigned in court and charged with having killed protected storks. James Magri allegedly shot down three protected white storks on Friday, just a few hours after the birds had flown...

  • From the frying pan into the fire - migrants evicted from farm have nowehere else to stay

    From the frying pan into the fire - migrants evicted from farm have nowehere else to stay

    A Planning Authority clampdown on a Qormi farm which housed migrants in inhumane conditions has left several migrants without a roof over their head Some 120 African migrants were found living in squalor and evicted. A few of them managed to find...

  • Former porn actor flashed at children in Qormi supermarket, court told

    Former porn actor flashed at children in Qormi supermarket, court told

    A former porn actor who allegedly exposed his penis to two children at a local supermarket has been remanded in custody after pleading not guilty to defilement of the minors. Stevan Karanovic, a 57-year old Serb residing at Rabat, stands accused...

  • Aquarius denied entry to Malta and Italy - Doctors Without Borders

    Aquarius denied entry to Malta and Italy - Doctors Without Borders

    Updated 5.45pm  A sea rescue vessel carrying 141 men, women and children saved at sea has been denied entry into Malta and Italy.  The MV Aquarius has been stuck at sea since Friday, when it rescued migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean...

  • José Herrera hospitalised after car crash

    José Herrera hospitalised after car crash

    Environment minister José Herrera was briefly hospitalised after being involved in a car crash late last night. The government said in a statement that Dr Herrera was a passenger in a private car when it was involved in a road accident in the...

  • Fire put out at Pieta' motorbike shop

    Fire put out at Pieta' motorbike shop

    Firefighters were called to Pieta' on Monday morning after a fire broke out at a shop in the locality.  The flames were quickly put out before anybody was hurt, police said. A neighbour who lives nearby was treated for smoke inhalation, they added. 

  • Karozzin shelter full of parked cars - two days after protest

    Karozzin shelter full of parked cars - two days after protest

    Two days after a protest in Valletta over the wellbeing of karozzin horses, photos on Monday showed one of the shelters intended for the animals was fully occupied by parked cars, leaving the horses to wait in the sun. The situation reflects a...

  • Kitten beaten to death at Golden Bay, beachgoers claim

    Kitten beaten to death at Golden Bay, beachgoers claim

    A man allegedly beat a kitten to death outside a popular seaside restaurant on Sunday afternoon, horrifying patrons and prompting an outpouring of anger on social media. The act of animal cruelty took place just outside Golden Bay establishment...

  • Melita says its e-mail service will not be discontinued

    Melita says its e-mail service will not be discontinued

    Updated August 17 with Melita comments Melita has denied it has made a decision to stop its e-mail service, contrary to a recent news report.  "No such plans exist and customers can rest assured their e-mail service will not be discontinued," the...

  • E-bike rentals around Valletta now available

    E-bike rentals around Valletta now available

    Travelling around Valletta may have just got a bit easier as a new electric bicycle sharing system, operated by Malta Public Transport, was unveiled on Monday. Tallinja Bikes will have 40 e-bikes available for rent around the capital, with three...

  • Jewellery thief jailed for two years

    Jewellery thief jailed for two years

    A woman who admitted to stealing thousands of euros worth of jewellery from two stores in Valletta and Floriana has been jailed for two years. Alexia Margo Calleja, a 40-year old who told the court she has no roof over her head and struggles with...

  • Watch: Migrants found living "inhumanely" in cow stalls in Qormi

    Watch: Migrants found living "inhumanely" in cow stalls in Qormi

    Updated 1.15pm with PA statement Planning Authority enforcement officers and police clamped down on a farm in Qormi early on Monday morning, where around 120 immigrants were found to be living in inhumane conditions. The migrants have been evicted...

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