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  • Inflation rises to two per cent in June

    Inflation rises to two per cent in June

    The annual rate of inflation in June rose to two per cent, according to the Central Bank of Malta. In its latest economic update, the CBM said its business conditions rose over the previous month and continued to “suggest above-average...

  • Fishing line and plastic claim rare turtle

    Fishing line and plastic claim rare turtle

    Updated 11.15am A 190kg juvenile female Leatherback turtle was found dead in the sea off Gozo on Wednesday, with fishing rope and a buoy strangling it. This rare species is one of the biggest turtles in the sea. The marine animal was spotted...

  • At least 48 killed in Kabul blast

    At least 48 killed in Kabul blast

    Weeks of relative calm in Kabul were shattered on Wednesday (August 15) by a suicide attack on an educational center in a mainly Shi'ite area in the west of the Afghan capital. At least 48 people were killed and 67 wounded, the health ministry...

  • Maltese family escapes Genoa bridge collapse after plan change

    Maltese family escapes Genoa bridge collapse after plan change

    A planned trip to the Genoa aquarium could have ended in tragedy for a Maltese family living in Italy who narrowly escaped being on the bridge that collapsed after deciding not to go because of bad weather. Malta’s Ambassador to Italy, Vanessa...

  • New Zealand bans foreigners from buying existing properties

    New Zealand bans foreigners from buying existing properties

    New Zealand's parliament passed a law on Wednesday to ban many non-resident foreigners from buying existing homes, completing the Labour-led government's election campaign pledge. Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's popular 38-year-old prime minister,...

  • Most overused pesticide linked to brain conditions in children

    Most overused pesticide linked to brain conditions in children

    A pesticide linked to potentially irreversible neurological impairments in children had the highest readings of all the overused chemicals on the island, the authorities have confirmed. The contentious insecticide, called chlorpyrifos, was thrust...

  • Candles spell 'Justice' to mark 10 months since Caruana Galizia murder

    Candles spell 'Justice' to mark 10 months since Caruana Galizia murder

    Glowing candles formed the word ‘Justice’ on the beach of Font Għadir in Sliema just before the break of dawn on Thursday, to mark 10 months since the assassination of the journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. The action, was carried out by...

  • Today's front pages: August 16, 2018

    Today's front pages: August 16, 2018

    These are the main stories featured in Thursday's newspapers: Times of Malta featured the jubilant arrival of migrants on a rescue ship after five days stranded at sea. Prominence was also given to the levels of pesticide found in locally-grown...

  • Prospects for cleaner air over Grand Harbour as new rules push cruise ships to LNG fuel

    Prospects for cleaner air over Grand Harbour as new rules push cruise ships to LNG fuel

    Tough new rules on marine fuel are forcing shipowners to explore liquefied natural gas as a cleaner alternative, in a development which will be welcomed in Malta, where fumes from cruise liners in Grand Harbour are reaching toxic levels 10 times...

  • Another two storks shot out of the sky

    Another two storks shot out of the sky

    Two white storks were shot out of the sky on Wednesday, raising to five the number of birds known to have been shot down since a flock of 18 arrived over Malta and Gozo last week. BirdLife Malta said the dead birds were found at Magħtab and a vet...

  • Migrants' boat intercepted just off Malta

    Migrants' boat intercepted just off Malta

    Updated at 6.40am on Thursday Two AFM patrol boats and a helicopter on Wednesday afternoon intercepted a small boat packed with migrants some two miles off Għar Hasan on the south-west coast of Malta. The boat was carrying 35 people. Some could be...

  • British police carry out raids after London attack

    British police carry out raids after London attack

    Police have searched two addresses after a 29-year-old man drove into pedestrians and cyclists near Britain's Houses of Parliament on Tuesday. He's been named as Salih Khater - a British citizen of Sudanese origin. His actions are being treated as...

  • Young man dies after being hit by jet ski

    Young man dies after being hit by jet ski

    A Dutch man, 19, died on Wednesday afternoon when he was hit by a jet ski in St George's Bay. The accident happened at about 3.30pm. The jet ski was being driven by another 19-year-old Dutch man. Both lived in Sliema. People who happened to be...

  • Competition watchdog set to rediscover its teeth, after two years

    Competition watchdog set to rediscover its teeth, after two years

    After waiting for more than two years, the competition watchdog may finally rediscover its teeth and be in a position to impose fines, thanks to changes to the law, parts of which had been declared unconstitutional. Still, no time frames have been...

  • Italy bridge operator in the spotlight as collapse death toll rises

    Italy bridge operator in the spotlight as collapse death toll rises

    Rescuers hunted for survivors among huge chunks of debris on Wednesday after a bridge collapse that killed 39, as furious government ministers rounded on the viaduct's operator, saying it should pay fines and compensation and lose its...

  • Watch: Aquarius reaches Malta, Italy agrees to take some of the migrants

    Watch: Aquarius reaches Malta, Italy agrees to take some of the migrants

    Men, women and plenty of children disembarked in Malta from the migrant rescue ship Aquarius on Wednesday afternoon, and the government announced a few hours later that Italy had agreed to join five other EU countries which have agreed to share...

  • Muja the alligator still alive and snapping in his 80s at Belgrade Zoo

    Muja the alligator still alive and snapping in his 80s at Belgrade Zoo

    American alligator Muja arrived at Belgrade Zoo on the eve of the Second World War and is believed to be the oldest of his kind in captivity, and still in good health with a hearty appetite for his age, his handlers said on Tuesday. Generations of...

  • An interactive take on the ultimate Maltese meal

    An interactive take on the ultimate Maltese meal

    The culinary and theatrical arts will become one in Teatru Malta’s latest production, a blend of a traditional dinner and contemporary performance at the Xwejni Salt Pans in Gozo. L-Ikla t-Tajba is described by the producers as an interactive...

  • Illegal cow farm housing case could end with nobody prosecuted

    Illegal cow farm housing case could end with nobody prosecuted

    Police investigations into the illegal accommodation of 120 foreigners in a cow farm in the limits of Qormi might not result in anyone being arraigned, sources said on Tuesday. Planning Authority enforcement officers and the police on Monday...

  • Japan's emperor expresses 'deep remorse' over WWII

    Japan's emperor expresses 'deep remorse' over WWII

    Emperor Akihito, in his last appearance as reigning monarch at an annual ceremony marking Japan's World War Two surrender, expressed "deep remorse" over the conflict, while Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed never to repeat the horrors of...