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  • Watch: Imagine if we planted 10 trees instead of complaining about those cut down

    Watch: Imagine if we planted 10 trees instead of complaining about those cut down

    There was a point some years ago when social media seemed to be overwhelmed by howls of protest about trees getting cut down. Adrian Gatt read the comments with equal measures of outrage and frustration. One particular source of irritation was...

  • British Opposition takes a step towards second Brexit referendum

    British Opposition takes a step towards second Brexit referendum

    Britain's Opposition Labour Party has tabled a Commons amendment to the government's EU withdrawal deal, which it claims prevents the chaos of no deal and includes the option of a second referendum. The amendment was presented as MPs derided Prime...

  • Two cars destroyed in separate fires

    Two cars destroyed in separate fires

    Investigations are underway after two parked cars in separate locations were destroyed by fire on Monday-Tuesday night. The first blaze, at about 10.30pm, destroyed an Opel Astra parked in Triq Lapsi, Siġġiewi. The second incident occurred in Triq...

  • Missing girl Mia,12, returns home

    Missing girl Mia,12, returns home

    A 12-year old girl who was reported missing on Monday has returned home, the police confirmed on Tuesday morning. Mia O’Connell was last seen close to St Catherine’s Secondary School in Pembroke at 7.50am. on Monday   The same girl was reported...

  • Young woman has mobile phone stolen at knifepoint

    Young woman has mobile phone stolen at knifepoint

    A Danish woman had her mobile phone stolen at knifepoint in Gzira late on Monday, the police said. The incident happened at about 11.30pm in Victory Street as the woman, 19, was smoking a cigarette outside her apartment.  The man initially...

  • Mixed reaction to proposal for Marsalforn breakwaters

    Mixed reaction to proposal for Marsalforn breakwaters

    A proposed dual breakwater system to shelter Marsalforn from rough seas has been received with mixed feelings amid concerns that the project would turn the popular bathing spot into a port or perhaps a yacht marina.  Unveiled by the Gozo Ministry...

  • 14 dead after fire on two vessels during gas transfer near Crimea

    14 dead after fire on two vessels during gas transfer near Crimea

    Fourteen people were killed and five are missing off Russia-annexed Crimea in the Black Sea after a fire engulfed gas tankers sailing under the flag of Tanzania, authorities said. "There are 11 bodies," Alexei Kravchenko, spokesman for Russia's...

  • Tourist killed as window falls from Hong Kong hotel

    Tourist killed as window falls from Hong Kong hotel

    A tourist has died in Hong Kong after a hotel window fell on top of her as it was being cleaned. A hotel employee who was cleaning the window was arrested and released on bail on Tuesday as investigators try to work out what caused the fatal...

  • Today's front pages - January 22, 2019

    Today's front pages - January 22, 2019

    The following are the top stories in Malta's newspapers on Tuesday. Times of Malta reports that resistance to antibiotics is costing Malta €3 million a year. It also reports that fuel will not be sold from petrol stations after 6pm as station...

  • Government 'paving a path for abortion', Opposition MP claims

    Government 'paving a path for abortion', Opposition MP claims

    Opposition MP Robert Cutajar said in Parliament on Monday he was voicing the concern of many Maltese that the government would be paving a path for abortion to make Malta more "modern".  Asserting his pro-life beliefs, he was joined by fellow...

  • World's 26 richest own same as poorest half of humanity - Oxfam

    World's 26 richest own same as poorest half of humanity - Oxfam

    The world's 26 richest people now own the same wealth as the poorest half of humanity, Oxfam said Monday, warning that "out of control" inequality is stoking popular anger and threatening democracies. "We are seeing rich people running away with...

  • Fuel will not be available after stations close

    Fuel will not be available after stations close

    Fuel will not be available after pumping stations close at 6pm, the GRTU said on Monday night.In a statement following a lengthy meeting with station owners, the chamber said the action would start on Tuesday, with no termination date given. The...

  • Capital's rebirth is Valletta 2018's legacy, minister says

    Capital's rebirth is Valletta 2018's legacy, minister says

    The legacy of Valletta 2018 would be the rebirth of Malta’s capital city, culture minister Owen Bonnici said in Parliament on Monday, dismissing claims the project had fallen flat.  Winding up amendments to the Cultural Heritage Act, Dr Bonnici...

  • Half of missing people last year were minors

    Half of missing people last year were minors

    Minors accounted for nearly half of all people who went missing last year, according to official figures.Data tabled in Parliament by family minister Michael Farrugia in answer to a question by PN MP Karol Aquilina shows that 798 people were...

  • Theresa May promises new EU talks in bid to salvage Brexit deal

    Theresa May promises new EU talks in bid to salvage Brexit deal

    Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday she would seek further talks with Brussels to salvage her Brexit deal, but offered no new solutions to break the deadlock, just 10 weeks before Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union. MPs in the...

  • Liverpool's Milner sent off by his former PE teacher

    Liverpool's Milner sent off by his former PE teacher

    Liverpool midfielder James Milner was shown a red card by his former PE teacher over the weekend, in what will have been an uncomfortable flashback to his schoolboy youth. Milner, 33, walked straight down the tunnel without waiting for referee Jon...

  • Journalists' lobby condemns The Shift News cyber attacks

    Journalists' lobby condemns The Shift News cyber attacks

    The Institute of Maltese Journalists (IĠM) has condemned recent cyber attacks on The Shift News, which the website says followed reports on corruption in the government deal on three of Malta’s public hospitals. The Shift News reported that it had...

  • 'Neville Gafà offered Libyans money not to testify' - medical visa libel case witness

    'Neville Gafà offered Libyans money not to testify' - medical visa libel case witness

    Libyan nationals, eager to testify about how they allegedly paid a government official for medical visas which should have been issued for free, are currently facing great pressure not to do so. This was alleged on Monday morning by Ivan Grech...

  • Migrants need better access to health care in Europe: WHO

    Migrants need better access to health care in Europe: WHO

    Europe must guarantee migrants better access to medical care, the World Health Organisation urged Monday, and highlighted massive disparities in access to health services in different countries. "To improve their (migrants') health, it is...

  • Total lunar eclipse woos sky watchers

    Total lunar eclipse woos sky watchers

    An unusual set of celestial circumstances came together over Sunday night and the wee hours of Monday for sky watchers in Europe, Africa and the Americas, where the moon was fully obscured before lighting up again with a faint red glow. In the...

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