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  • Italian ex-militant Battisti arrested in Bolivia

    Italian ex-militant Battisti arrested in Bolivia

    Cesare Battisti, an Italian sought by Rome for four murders attributed to a far-left group in the 1970s, was in Bolivia and will be extradited to Brazil and then likely to Italy, a senior aide to Brazil's new president said Sunday. Italy has...

  • Today's front pages - January 13, 2019

    Today's front pages - January 13, 2019

    The following are the main stories in Sunday's newspapers. The Sunday Times of Malta says the PN’s treasurer warned party leader Adrian Delia last summer that finances would run dry by next month. In another story, the newspaper says another...

  • PN funds run dry by February, party warned

    PN funds run dry by February, party warned

    The PN’s treasurer warned party leader Adrian Delia last summer that finances would run dry by next month, according to a leaked email. A party spokesman has however reassured The Sunday Times of Malta that finances have since improved and the...

  • Trump says no emergency declaration to end US govt shutdown

    Trump says no emergency declaration to end US govt shutdown

    President Donald Trump said he was holding off on declaring a state of emergency to end the partial US government shutdown that dragged into a 23rd day Sunday, as he insisted on $5.7 billion to build a Mexico border wall that congressional...

  • Esplora staff to be trained to improve fruit of school visits

    Esplora staff to be trained to improve fruit of school visits

    The Institute of Education (IfE) will over the next three years offer training to staff and collaborators at Esplora Interactive Science Centre, Kalkara, in various learning approaches, school syllabi and curricula. The aim is to  improve their...

  • CPE seminar on budgetary measures

    A Continuing Professional Education seminar entitled ‘Budgetary Measures’ will be held on January 31 from 3 to 5pm by the University of Malta’s Department of Accountancy in collaboration with Malta University Consulting Ltd. It will take place at...

  • St Isidore statue restored

    St Isidore statue restored

    The restored statue of St Isidore the Farmer was inaugurated at St Francis church in Victoria last Sunday. In February 2017, Fr Guardian Joseph Xerri of the Conventual Franciscans asked then Gozo Minister Anton Refalo to sponsor the restoration of...

  • The Baptism of the Lord: Passion for justice

    Isaiah 42, 1-4.6-7; Acts 10, 34-38; Luke 3, 15-16.21-22. Scripture throughout inspires a capacity to transform the world which seems never to transpire in the way we project and live our religion. Today’s celebration of the baptism of the Lord is...

  • Science and biology students learn about Chinese Traditional Medicine

    Science and biology Form 4 students at St Margaret College Senior Secondary School Verdala, Cospicua, were recently given a special lecture about the benefits and practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The lecture, delivered by Dr Duan...

  • Epiphany concert

    Epiphany concert

    An Epiphany concert in aid of the JP2 Foundation was held at St Anthony of Padua church in Għajnsielem. Miriam Christine Borg and Victorio Gauci performed a selection of Christmas and religious hymns, including Panis Angelicus, Ave Maria, O Holy...

  • Robotics and all that

    Robotics and all that

    The debate is on about robotics and artificial intelligence (AI). A number of conferences around the world are addressing issues related to the ethical questions being posed by the advent of the fourth industrial revolution. The impact on society...

  • Maltese geologist awarded PhD of ‘outstanding’ research

    Research recently conducted by Maltese geologist Daniel Sultana for the award of a PhD from the Department of Earth Sciences at the Royal Holloway University, London, was described as outstanding in both depth and quality by his examiners, Prof.

  • From Bethlehem to Għajnsielem

    From Bethlehem to Għajnsielem

    The 10th edition of Bethlehem f’Għajnsielem came to a close last Sunday with the arrival of the Three Wise Men. Their voyage to Gozo had started from Tel Aviv, Israel, on January 4. They began their journey to Gozo last Sunday, travelling on...

  • Quotes and news - January 13, 2019

    During Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, Pope Francis said: “We might think that it would have been better had the star of Jesus appeared in Rome, on the Palatine Hill, where Augustus ruled over the world;...

  • School creates reading hub with recycled material

    School creates reading hub with recycled material

    Mosta Primary A school recently embarked on a project to design a space within its premises into a ‘detoxifying reading hub’ where pupils would feel safe, welcome and encouraged to read. The aim was to make reading fun by integrating spaces and...

  • Magi in Qala

    Magi in Qala

    The triumphal arrival of the Magi, riding on horses, took place in Qala Square before a sizeable crowd. The Three Kings offering their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to Baby Jesus.

  • The Three Wise Men in Xagħra

    The Three Wise Men in Xagħra

    The arrival of the Three Wise Men was also re-enacted at Victory Square, Xagħra. Mario Agius and his daughter Graziella Casha, depicting Mary and Joseph, carrying Baby Jesus, played by one-year-old Matthias Casha, made their way to Xagħra...

  • Trump blasts FBI probe into whether he worked for Russia

    Trump blasts FBI probe into whether he worked for Russia

    President Donald Trump blasted the FBI Saturday, insisting it acted "for no reason & with no proof" when it opened an investigation into whether he was acting on Russia's behalf after he fired the agency's director, James Comey, in May 2017. The...

  • Tunisia sentences 41 to death over 2014 attack on army

    Tunisia sentences 41 to death over 2014 attack on army

    A Tunisian court has sentenced 41 jihadists to death over an attack that killed 15 soldiers on the border with Algeria in 2014, prosecutors said Saturday.  The sentences for the men, only two of whom are currently in custody, were delivered in the...

  • Young asylum seeker who defied family arrives in Canada

    Young asylum seeker who defied family arrives in Canada

    A young Saudi woman who caused a sensation by defying her family and seeking asylum abroad was welcomed with open arms in Toronto Saturday at the end of an exhausting international odyssey. Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland greeted Rahaf Mohammed...

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