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  • Dramatic footage of the Genoa bridge collapse from CCTV cameras

    Dramatic footage of the Genoa bridge collapse from CCTV cameras

    The Genoese Guardia di Finanza had released dramatic footage from CCTV cameras under the bridge which collapsed last week killing 43 people. The video captured the mundane moments before the catastrophe, with people running across the road...

  • At least eight dead as Italy white-water creek swells

    At least eight dead as Italy white-water creek swells

    Updated at 9.10pm At least eight people were killed in southern Italy on Monday when the level of a raging white-water creek in a deep mountain gorge swelled suddenly after heavy rainfall, officials said. The national civil protection department...

  • Trailblazing female skipper to launch book

    Trailblazing female skipper to launch book

    A trailblazing Maltese sailor will be launching a new book detailing her exploits as she and her husband sailed halfway around the world, with her in command. Christina Gillgren is used to breaking frontiers: back in the 1970s, then Christina...

  • Italy allows docking of ship with migrants, ends standoff with Malta

    Italy allows docking of ship with migrants, ends standoff with Malta

    Italy will let its coastguard ship carrying 177 migrants it rescued five days ago dock in Sicily, ending a standoff with Malta, its transport minister said on Monday, though it was not clear when and if the migrants would be allowed to...

  • Iconic 2CVs are faster than they look

    Iconic 2CVs are faster than they look

    An English race track accustomed to hosting the elite of British motorsport welcomed a souped-up collection of one of France's most iconic vehicles, often derided for their snail-like looks and speed, for the annual 24 Hour Citroen 2CV race this...

  • ‘Malta must register the unique, traditional ġbejna’

    ‘Malta must register the unique, traditional ġbejna’

    Malta is the only EU member state not to have a single traditional food product registered to protect its heritage, according to a sustainable farming campaigner who believes it is time the ġbejna was put on the list.  Jeannette Borg, who...

  • British woman survives 10 hours in the sea after falling off cruise ship

    British woman survives 10 hours in the sea after falling off cruise ship

    The 46-year-old British woman rescued from the Adriatic sea 10 hours after falling off a cruise liner off the coast of Croatia was in "excellent condition" on Monday afternoon, the director of the hospital treating her said. Irena Hristic said...

  • Turkey initiates WTO dispute complaint over additional US tariffs

    Turkey initiates WTO dispute complaint over additional US tariffs

    Turkey has initiated a dispute complaint with the World Trade Organisation against additional tariffs imposed by the United States on Turkish steel and aluminium imports, the WTO said on Monday. The move was previously flagged by Turkish officials...

  • Karozzin driver to face criminal action over dead horse

    Karozzin driver to face criminal action over dead horse

    The Animal Welfare Directorate has asked the police to begin criminal proceedings for mistreatment against the owner of the karozzin horse which collapsed and died in Floriana earlier this month.The environment ministry said on Monday a police...

  • Seeking a high point for your career?

    Seeking a high point for your career?

    A cliffhanging Swiss hotel and restaurant made famous by a National Geographic magazine cover is looking for new management after the family that ran it for the past 31 years called it quits. Nicole and Bernhard Knechtle-Fritsche are giving up the...

  • Mother would flee to police station with her 6-year-old in pyjamas

    Mother would flee to police station with her 6-year-old in pyjamas

    A foundation geared towards raising awareness about social issues that remain a taboo within our society is being launched by tenor Cliff Zammit Stevens this week. The Marcy Foundation, named after Mr Zammit Stevens’s late mother Marcelline, will...

  • Pope vows no more cover ups on sexual abuse

    Pope vows no more cover ups on sexual abuse

    Pope Francis, facing sexual abuse crises in several countries, wrote an unprecedented letter to all Catholics on Monday, asking each one of them to help root out "this culture of death" and vowing there would be no more cover ups. In a highly...

  • Over 210,000 cross to Gozo over Sta Marija week

    Over 210,000 cross to Gozo over Sta Marija week

    A total of 211,071 persons crossed to Gozo over Sta Marija week – in 56,528 vehicles – according to Gozo Channel. The ferry company operated 742 crossings on a shuttle basis, in order to cope with demand. Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana said that...

  • Gżira hotel refused permit for outdoor tables and chairs... despite nearby concessions

    Gżira hotel refused permit for outdoor tables and chairs... despite nearby concessions

    A hotel at Gżira seafront has been refused permission to set up tables and chairs outside its premises, despite arguing that many similar permits had already been granted along the same road. The Administrative Review Tribunal upheld a decision by...

  • "Abandoned" pigs to be confiscated by the authorities

    "Abandoned" pigs to be confiscated by the authorities

    “Abandoned” pigs discovered at a Mellieħa farm which drew concerns from animal welfare activists, are to be confiscated by the authorities, the police have confirmed.A police spokeswoman told Times of Malta that the farm had been investigated by...

  • Tears, joy as Korean families separated by war briefly reunite

    Tears, joy as Korean families separated by war briefly reunite

    Separated families from North and South Korea wept and embraced on Monday as the two countries held their first reunion in three years for relatives wrenched apart for decades by the Korean War. About 330 South Koreans embraced 185 relatives from...

  • Festa rivalry flares as a flower pot is smashed on a man's head

    Festa rivalry flares as a flower pot is smashed on a man's head

    A Vittoriosa man who allegedly hit a rival festa supporter with a flower pot ended up in court on Monday and will miss the forthcoming feast of St Dominic because of bail conditions restricting him to his home in the evenings. Sandro Calleja, a...

  • Man injured in fall

    A 41-year-old man was hospitalised on Monday morning after he fell at L-Aħrax in Mellieħa. The police said they were alerted at 5.30am when someone found the man after hearing his cries for help from behind a two-metre high boundary...

  • GRTU deems competition law proposals ‘positive’

    GRTU deems competition law proposals ‘positive’

    Proposals presented by the government to restore full powers to the competition watchdog, the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority,  have received the thumbs up by traders who described the move as a “positive” one. The Chamber of...

  • Half of homeless shelter residents are foreigners

    Half of homeless shelter residents are foreigners

    When 120 migrants were evicted from a Qormi cow shed, at least a quarter of them ended up on the streets. The case threw fresh light on the social reality that is driving desperate people to sleep in fields, on beaches, in cars or stables.  At...

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