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  • Delia demands inquiry into why PA board member was flown in by private jet to vote on db project

    Delia demands inquiry into why PA board member was flown in by private jet to vote on db project

    Updated Wednesday 10.22am   Opposition leader Adrian Delia had called for an independent inquiry into why a board member of the Planning Authority was flown to and from Malta on a private jet on Thursday last week to be present for a vote that...

  • Moroccan woman dies after navy fires at speedboat carrying migrants

    Moroccan woman dies after navy fires at speedboat carrying migrants

     A Moroccan woman died and three people were injured when the Moroccan navy opened fire on Tuesday at a speedboat with illegal migrants onboard, an interior ministry official said. The boat's driver, a Spanish national, refused an order to stop...

  • Superyacht Indian Empress sold once more to pay debts

    Superyacht Indian Empress sold once more to pay debts

    A court has, for the second time, authorised the sale of the superyacht Indian Empress, after a bank found a private buyer who offered €35 million. The 95-metre luxury vessel, which used to be owned by Indian businessman and former politician...

  • Man rescued after being carried out to sea - Ships diverted from harbour as big waves pound the coast

    Man rescued after being carried out to sea - Ships diverted from harbour as big waves pound the coast

    A foreign man was carried out to sea by a strong wave off St Julian's early on Wednesday and needed to be rescued by helicopter. The incident happened at about 3am off the Cavalieri Hotel when the man somehow found himself in the sea. Policemen...

  • Today's front pages - September 26, 2018

    Today's front pages - September 26, 2018

    Good morning, the following are the top stories in some of  Malta's newspapers. Times of Malta reports that €200m in 'lost' taxes are now being collected thanks to legislative changes and a crackdown on evaders. The newspaper also reports how a...

  • Cosby accuser: You will always be 'unforgivable'

    Cosby accuser: You will always be 'unforgivable'

    "You will always be an unforgivable, disgusting, sexual deviant," Bill Cosby accuser Sunni Welles said after Cosby was sentenced to state prison for up to 10 years. He was marched out of court in shackles after a judge branded him a "predator" and...

  • Mcast flooded by ‘bullying’ claims against HR director

    Mcast flooded by ‘bullying’ claims against HR director

    An inquiry set up two months ago to investigate claims of administrative wrongdoing at Mcast has been inundated with reports by lecturers and other staff members claiming “bullying tactics” and “injustices” by the head of the Human Resources...

  • Pope defends China deal on bishops, says he will have final say on names

    Pope defends China deal on bishops, says he will have final say on names

    Pope Francis on Tuesday defended a landmark deal between the Vatican and China on the appointment of bishops, saying he, and not the Beijing government, will have the final say on who is named. In his first public comments on the deal signed in...

  • Bill Cosby sentenced to 3 to 10 years in prison for sexual assault

    Bill Cosby sentenced to 3 to 10 years in prison for sexual assault

    Updated 8.49pm - Popular TV comedian Bill Cosby was sentenced to between three and 10 years in prison on Tuesday for sexually assaulting a woman, capping the once-beloved actor's downfall from "America's Dad" to convicted felon. Cosby, 81, was...

  • Council, residents, objects to plans for Mellieħa complex

    Council, residents, objects to plans for Mellieħa complex

    The Mellieħa council is objecting to the construction of an eight-storey complex on the grounds that the development is too massive and would be in breach of various planning policies. A number of residents have also expressed concerns about the...

  • Ex-tourism minister put on €100 an hour retainer

    Ex-tourism minister put on €100 an hour retainer

    Former tourism minister Edward Zammit Lewis, who lost his Cabinet post after failing to make it to Parliament at the last general election, is getting paid €100 an hour by Identity Malta – a government agency – for consultancy services. According...

  • Why is it so hard for women to escape domestic violence?

    Why is it so hard for women to escape domestic violence?

    When Laura (not her real name) first told her mother that her husband of six months was becoming aggressive, her mother’s reply was short and blunt: she was exaggerating and trying to invent problems. Fast forward 12 years and Laura considers...

  • Migrants in centres denied access to basic amenities

    Migrants in centres denied access to basic amenities

    A study has found serious shortcomings at migrant centres, including overcrowding, lack of privacy, denial of access to basic amenities and limited sanitation. The study, carried out in 2016 and published last month, was based on interviews with...

  • One million trees to be planted in ambitious afforestation project

    One million trees to be planted in ambitious afforestation project

    One million trees will be planted around Malta over the next 10 years as part of a private afforestation project aimed at rehabilitating the island’s countryside.The ambitious long-term project was announced on Tuesday as a collaboration between...

  • Italy publishes report blaming Autostrade for failings in bridge collapse

    Italy publishes report blaming Autostrade for failings in bridge collapse

    Updated 8.45pm with company's reaction below - Italy published a report on Tuesday into road operator Autostrade per l'Italia's role in last month's deadly bridge collapse, laying out evidence that Rome is expected to use to strip the company of...

  • Shoplifter makes off with €1,900 worth of goods from six outlets

    Shoplifter makes off with €1,900 worth of goods from six outlets

    A shoplifter who stole clothes, perfume and shoes from The Point shopping mall has been handed a suspended sentence after admitting to her wrongdoing. Magistrate Caroline Farrugia Frendo heard how Simona-Corina Stefanidis, 42, a Romanian national,...

  • Lands in jail after resisting take-off

    Lands in jail after resisting take-off

    A man who allegedly kicked up a racket and tried to escape police as he was about to be deported to Tunisia was remanded in custody on Tuesday after pleading not guilty to charges. Tunisian-born Mahdi Ouerfelli, 28, had been detained at the Safi...

  • Steel beam falls on man at Ħal Far factory

    Steel beam falls on man at Ħal Far factory

    Updated at 5pm with video A steel beam crashed down on a man at a Ħal-Far steelworks factory on Tuesday afternoon, trapping him beneath it. Police and paramedics were dispatched to E&L Enterprises shortly after 4pm following reports of the factory...

  • Trump rejects any meeting with Iran's Rouhani at UN

    Trump rejects any meeting with Iran's Rouhani at UN

    US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would not meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as world leaders gathered in New York but signalled he was open to a future meeting, despite simmering tensions over Tehran's nuclear deal. In remarks to...

  • "Beluga whale" spotted in the River Thames near London

    "Beluga whale" spotted in the River Thames near London

    A beluga whale was spotted on Tuesday near barges in the River Thames near London, hundreds of miles from its normal Arctic habitat, naturalists said. "Can't believe I'm writing this, no joke - BELUGA in the Thames off Coalhouse Fort," ecologist...

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