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  • Philippines braces for impact of 'very destructive' typhoon

    Philippines braces for impact of 'very destructive' typhoon

    Philippine authorities evacuated more areas on Friday and warned an estimated 5.2 million people in the path of a "very destructive" typhoon to stay indoors, as the country braced for heavy rain and damage to infrastructure and crops. Super...

  • A bike path made entirely of used plastic opens in Holland

    A bike path made entirely of used plastic opens in Holland

    Dutch cyclists rode down the world's first bike path made entirely of discarded plastic this week, in a move aimed at reducing the millions of tonnes wasted every year. The 30-metre cycling path in the 1,300-year-old northern town of Zwolle...

  • Provision of accommodation crucial to English-language market

    Provision of accommodation crucial to English-language market

    The provision of accommodation is a crucial factor in the success of the English-language teaching market, and will be one of the aspects taken into account in a comprehensive national review of the sector being undertaken by Deloitte. James...

  • Kitchen hand denied bail over restaurant theft

    Kitchen hand denied bail over restaurant theft

    A kitchen hand at a local restaurant was remanded in custody after denying in court that he had helped himself to his employer’s takings. Michael Wubshet Bekele, a 30-year-old living in Msida, was arraigned on Friday over charges of aggravated...

  • HIV medication should be free - LGBTIQ action plan

    HIV medication should be free - LGBTIQ action plan

    Updated 1.40pm HIV medication should be free, an action plan for LGBTIQ equality published on Friday is recommending.  The action plan calls for both PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) and PrEP drugs to be provided free-of-charge. PEP medication is...

  • Malta's property prices are climbing faster than Hong Kong's - report

    Malta's property prices are climbing faster than Hong Kong's - report

    House prices in Malta have shot up more than in any other country in the world, a new report has found.  According to a Knight Frank LLP Global House Price Index published Friday, Malta has edged out Hong Kong to take the prize for territory or...

  • PN parliamentary group ‘in disarray’, MPs claim

    PN parliamentary group ‘in disarray’, MPs claim

    MPs within the Nationalist Party are critical of the leadership’s reluctance to assemble the entire parliamentary group for regular meetings, multiple frustrated PN parliamentarians told the Times of Malta. Sources within the parliamentary group...

  • No-deal Brexit would spell doom for UK property market, BoE governor warns ministers

    No-deal Brexit would spell doom for UK property market, BoE governor warns ministers

    Britain's property market would crash and mortgage rates spiral up in the event of a chaotic no-deal Brexit, with house prices falling 35 percent over three years, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney told ministers, The Times newspaper...

  • Labour costs rose by 3 per cent in year's second quarter

    Labour costs rose by 3 per cent in year's second quarter

    Labour costs in Malta grew at a slightly faster pace than the EU average in the second quarter of 2018, new data provided by Eurostat shows. Costs grew by 3 per cent between April and June when compared to the same period the previous year. Costs...

  • Watch: Muscat unhappy with 'heavy-handed' police

    Watch: Muscat unhappy with 'heavy-handed' police

    Updated 11.25am - Added video Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on Friday said he was disappointed by police’s “heavy-handedness” during a protest at the planning authority. The police dragged protesters out of the Planning Authority premises on...

  • Patients in chronic pain face month-long wait

    Patients in chronic pain face month-long wait

    Patients enduring chronic pain have to wait at least a month to receive treatment at hospital, Times of Malta has learnt, with over 300 people currently on the waiting list. Sources who spoke to the Times of Malta said that their doctors were...

  • Van crashes through central strip on Regional Road

    Van crashes through central strip on Regional Road

    A van crashed into a central strip on Regional Road on Friday morning, forcing police to close one lane to traffic and delaying morning commutes.  The van was being driven in the direction of the Santa Venera tunnels when its driver lost control...

  • Watch: High-tech graphics depict hurricane damage like never before

    Watch: High-tech graphics depict hurricane damage like never before

    Understanding the devastating power of a hurricane can be difficult without having had the first-hand experience of living through one. Now a US TV station has deployed new graphic technology to visually portray the horrific effects a tropical...

  • 'When used as a weapon, media leads to hate speech' - President

    'When used as a weapon, media leads to hate speech' - President

    Media, when used as a weapon, often led to misinformation and hate speech, creating social tension and stress, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca warned. “Free speech is not a free-for-all - free speech is the manifestation of sharing diverse views in a...

  • Watch: Hurricane Florence crashes into the Carolinas

    Watch: Hurricane Florence crashes into the Carolinas

    Updated 2.18pm Hurricane Florence crashed into the Carolinas as a giant, slow-moving storm on Friday, threatening catastrophic flooding while leaving scores in need of rescue from rising waters and hundreds of thousands without power. The centre...

  • Young man stabbed on Manoel Island

    Young man stabbed on Manoel Island

    A young man was seriously injured on Thursday evening when he was stabbed following an argument on Manoel Island. The 22-year-old, who is from Gambia, was found injured by Sliema police, who were called to the scene at around 8.10pm. His aggressor...

  • World trade system is not perfect and could be reformed - China

    World trade system is not perfect and could be reformed - China

    The current world trade system is not perfect and China supports reforms to it, including to the World Trade Organisation, to make it fairer and more effective, Beijing's top diplomat said. China is locked in a bitter trade war with the United...

  • Sightseeing tour bus tragedy: Transport Malta puts blame on driver

    Sightseeing tour bus tragedy: Transport Malta puts blame on driver

    Transport Malta says that last April’s sightseeing bus accident, in which two tourists died when the vehicle hit a tree, was solely due to the driver’s negligence. Replying to accusations levelled against it in a judicial protest filed by the bus...

  • Today's front pages - September 14, 2018

    Today's front pages - September 14, 2018

    These are the leading stories in local newspapers this Friday. The Times of Malta reports on the confrontation between police and protesters at the Planning Authority on Thursday, in which people protesting a fuel station application hearing were...

  • Watch: Gżira United president to meet UOM over ground project

    Watch: Gżira United president to meet UOM over ground project

    Gżira United president Sharlon Pace said that he is planning to hold talks with officials from the University of Malta over his plans of turning the current stadium at Tal-Qroqq into state-of-the-art sport facilities. Pace on Thursday addressed...

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