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  • Husband fights protection order, saying it breaches his rights

    Husband fights protection order, saying it breaches his rights

    A married man who moved out of the matrimonial home after his marriage ended on the rocks, is calling for the revocation of a temporary protection order, claiming it breached his fundamental rights. Abdusalem Moamer Mohammed filed a constitutional...

  • Close to 3,000 drug offenders handed second chance since 2015

    Close to 3,000 drug offenders handed second chance since 2015

    Close to 3,000 drug offenders have appeared before a justice tribunal rather than a court and were given the chance to reform themselves as a result of the drug laws reform enacted four years ago. Under this system, those charged with simple...

  • Indian politicians banned for firebrand election comments

    Indian politicians banned for firebrand election comments

    India's election watchdog on Monday banned two outspoken politicians from campaigning in the country's national vote for making provocative speeches which it said could stir communal unrest. The measures came after the Supreme Court called on the...

  • Degiorgio brothers granted bail in money laundering case, but will remain behind bars

    Degiorgio brothers granted bail in money laundering case, but will remain behind bars

    Two of the alleged murderers of Daphne Caruana Galizia have been granted bail in money laundering proceedings but they will still remain behind bars, having been repeatedly denied bail in the murder case.   Mr Justice Giovanni Grixti observed that...

  • Urgent road works start in Buġibba/Qawra

    Urgent road works start in Buġibba/Qawra

    Infrastructure Malta has started extensive works on several streets in the Buġibba/Qawra area after blaming the council for their extensive deterioration. The agency said works are being carried out at  Triq Isourd, Triq Toni Bajada, Triq Ċensu...

  • Council’s Spinola embellishment project scrapped

    Council’s Spinola embellishment project scrapped

    Infrastructure Malta has scrapped plans by the St Julian’s council to embellish Spinola Square and has begun its own project which it aims to complete by summer. The roads agency said the council’s plans would have created more traffic and...

  • World's largest air purifier choked on debut

    World's largest air purifier choked on debut

    Red-faced Hong Kong officials admitted on Tuesday that a record-breaking air filter for a new bypass under the city broke down shortly after it began operating. Hong Kong opened a long-awaited $4.6 billion tunnel under a 3.7 kilometre (2.3 mile)...

  • 2.3% increase in passengers on the Gozo ferries

    2.3% increase in passengers on the Gozo ferries

    The number of passengers using the Gozo ferries rose by 2.3 per cent to 1,146,490 during the first quarter of the year compared to the same three months last year. The highest number of passengers was recorded in March - 477,945 or 41.7 per cent...

  • Għaxaq double murder: 'We never suspected a thing,' relatives say

    Għaxaq double murder: 'We never suspected a thing,' relatives say

    Joseph Bonnici, who is accused of murdering his mother and sister in Għaxaq last month, faced the court again on Monday as the compilation of evidence against him continued. What emerged on Monday: Following the murder, the accused visited his...

  • Watch: Roadworks not to blame for fatal accidents - minister

    Watch: Roadworks not to blame for fatal accidents - minister

    None of the weekend’s traffic collisions had anything to do with ongoing roadworks, Transport Minister Ian Borg said on Monday. Addressing a business breakfast on roads overhaul, Dr Borg weighed in on the roadside fatalities over the weekend,...

  • New road projects will mean 12 more minutes of weekly leisure time for drivers - study

    New road projects will mean 12 more minutes of weekly leisure time for drivers - study

    Seven major roadworks projects currently underway will save Maltese drivers 5 million hours on the road every year once completed, a government-commissioned study has found. The economic impact study found this translated to 12 more minutes of...

  • Two hurt in Birkirkara bypass crash

    Two hurt in Birkirkara bypass crash

    Two persons were hospitalised after a four-car collision on the Birkirkara bypass early on Monday. A 26-year-old from Balzan and a 48-year-old from Marsascala were injured in the crash, just before 8am. The drivers of the other two vehicles were...

  • Nurse kidnapped by IS five years ago may be alive

    Nurse kidnapped by IS five years ago may be alive

    A New Zealand nurse believed abducted with two drivers by Islamic State militants in Syria in 2013 may still be alive, the International Committee of the Red Cross has revealed for the first time in an appeal for news of her whereabouts. Louisa...

  • Migrant rescue ship's crew denied permission to disembark in Malta

    Migrant rescue ship's crew denied permission to disembark in Malta

    Crew members of an NGO ship which rescued 64 migrants off Libya have been refused permission to disembark in Malta. The migrants on board the German-registered MV Alan Kurdi were transferred to Malta by patrol boats from the edge of territorial...

  • Cocaine worth €10.3m found in three containers at Freeport

    Cocaine worth €10.3m found in three containers at  Freeport

    Customs inspectors on Sunday seized 76 packets of cocaine weighing 91.2kg with a street value of €10.3 million. The drugs were hidden in three containers at Malta Freeport. The discovery raised the amount of drugs seized by inspectors so far this...

  • Malta considers UK, Italy models for economic crime-fighting

    Malta considers UK, Italy models for economic crime-fighting

    Authorities have studied the set-up of economic crime fighting institutions in the United Kingdom and Italy to see whether the models can be replicated in Malta. “At the moment we have stand-alone institutions [such as the Financial Intelligence...

  • Today's front pages - April 15, 2019

    Today's front pages - April 15, 2019

    The following are the top stories in Malta's newspapers on Monday. Times of Malta leads with a rally held by anti-abortion activists who insisted abortion must be taken off the political table. It also reports how some 50 migrants were found...

  • Case of scabies reported at Birżebbuġa primary school

    Case of scabies reported at Birżebbuġa primary school

    Birżebbuġa primary school has reported a case of scabies. The Education Ministry confirmed it was following up the case, along with the Health Ministry.  “When a child or educator is confirmed to have scabies, the Infectious Disease Prevention and...

  • ‘The capital is alive’

    ‘The capital is alive’

    As Valletta mayor Christian Micallef enters his fourth month at the helm of the local council, he shares his vision for tackling problem areas that create tensions between residents and business-owners. Interview by Ramona Depares. On Monday, it...

  • Watch: Pete Buttigieg launches his US presidential campaign before huge crowd

    Watch: Pete Buttigieg launches his US presidential campaign  before huge crowd

    Pete Buttigieg, the liberal mayor of a small American city in the conservative bastion of Indiana, officially launched his presidential bid Sunday, joining a crowded field of Democrats vying for their party's nomination in 2020. The 37-year-old...

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