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  • Police believe thieves steal Venezuela zoo animals to eat them

    Police believe thieves steal Venezuela zoo animals to eat them

    Venezuela authorities are investigating the theft of animals from a zoo in western state of Zulia that were likely snatched to be eaten, a further sign of hunger in a country struggling with chronic food shortages. A police official said two...

  • Philippine police say 25 criminals killed overnight

    Philippine police say 25 criminals killed overnight

    Twenty-five criminals were killed overnight in the Philippine capital Manila, police said today, including 14 in anti-drug operations in a second night of heavy bloodshed this week as a fierce war on drugs intensifies. The killings across Manila...

  • 'Humiliating' drug trafficking rampant during feasts, bishop says

    'Humiliating' drug trafficking rampant during feasts, bishop says

    Bishop Mario Grech denounced rampant drug trafficking at village feasts, calling it humiliating and diabolical. In a homily during Mass in Victoria on the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady, Mgr Grech drew comparisons with the apocalyptic...

  • Announcements

    AGIUS. On August 16, at Mater Dei Hospital, MICHAEL, of Żabbar aged 78, ex-Dockyard worker, went to meet the Risen Lord. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife Rita, his children John and Mariella Shaw, his granddaughter Emma, his sister Carmen wife...

  • Psychological artworks

    Psychological artworks

    Local artist Mark Mallia is displaying his latest works in the exhibition Black Canvas. Mallia is a versatile artist whose work, often psychological and with a tendency to lean towards the gothic, provides its audience with an array of surprises.

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    Drug trafficking is rife at feasts, the Times of Malta reported this morning, acompanied by a warning from the Gozo Bishop on the situation in the sister island. It also features an article on lampuki catches, which have fallen by 60 per cent in...

  • An evening with the Royal Ballet

    An evening with the Royal Ballet

    Dancers from the world-famous Royal Ballet in London will tomorrow grace the Pjazza Teatru Rjal stage in a new production called Anno. The show is choreographed by Royal Ballet first artist Erico Montes Nunes. Born in São Paulo, Montes trained in...

  • Comino feast

    Comino feast

    The Comino Feast is being held for the third year running, with a programme of activities being held between today and Saturday. Religious functions in honour of St Mary kick off today at 7pm and will be followed by outdoor activities aimed at...

  • Trump's business councils are disbanded after CEOs quit in protest

    US President Donald Trump is disbanding two high-profile business advisory councils after corporate CEOs quit in protest over his remarks blaming violence in the Virginia city of Charlottesville not only on white nationalists but also on the...

  • Philippine police kill 32 in drug war's bloodiest day

    Philippine police kill 32 in drug war's bloodiest day

    Warning: Video contains graphic images 32 people were killed by police in dozens of anti-drug operations in Bulacan, a province north of the capital Manila. Provincial police chief Romeo Carabat said 109 petty criminals had been arrested and...

  • Back home - Tritons are brought back to Valletta fountain

    Back home - Tritons are brought back to Valletta fountain

    The three huge figures that form the Tritons fountain in Valletta City Gate were put back in place today as a €4 million restoration project nears its conclusion. Concrete which partly filled them to hold them to the ground was removed. The...

  • Decomposing body found at sea off Portomaso

    Decomposing body found at sea off Portomaso

    The decomposing body of a man was found a mile out at sea near Portomaso this evening and brought to land on an AFM launch. Police confirmed that the body was discovered at about 6.45pm, but could give no details on its identity. A magisterial...

  • Delia calls for court reforms, including possible second law courts building

    Delia calls for court reforms, including possible second law courts building

    PN leadership candidate Adrian Delia has listed reforms he would like to see carried out in the law courts. Speaking at a press conference, he also hit out at the government for spending just 9 euro per year on training for each member of the...

  • Listen: Maltese murderer allowed to stay in Australia despite deportation order, radio host claims

    Listen: Maltese murderer allowed to stay in Australia despite deportation order, radio host claims

    A court in Australia has overturned a minister's decision to deport a Maltese man who in 1991 brutally murdered his wife, a talkback radio host has claimed.  2GB radio host Ray Hadley has said that Frederick Chetcuti will be allowed to stay in...

  • Woman found in Paceville garbage truck apologises in court

    Woman found in Paceville garbage truck apologises in court

    A woman filmed naked inside the back of a garbage truck in Paceville acted wildly after drinking too much alcohol, a court heard today. The 36-year-old Polish woman sat silently throughout the hearing and was handed a suspended sentence by...

  • Small cabin cruiser sinks at Ghadira Bay

    Small cabin cruiser sinks at Ghadira Bay

    A small cabin cruiser listed, turned turtle and sank in calm waters at Għadira Bay this afternoon. No one appeared to be on board the anchored vessel as it slipped under the sea surface within a few minutes.  

  • Trump praises N.Korean leader's decision not to fire missiles towards Guam

    Trump praises N.Korean leader's decision not to fire missiles towards Guam

    US President Donald Trump has praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a "wise" decision not to fire missiles towards the U.S. territory of Guam and for easing escalating tension between the two countries. Reclusive North Korea has made no...

  • 'Hero' accused of stealing from Manchester attack victims

    'Hero' accused of stealing from Manchester attack victims

    A man hailed as a "homeless hero" after the Manchester Arena bombing has appeared in court accused of stealing from two of the victims of the attack. Chris Parker, 33, is alleged to have stolen a purse and its contents belonging to the grandmother...

  • Watch: Motorcycle gang robs top London diamond showroom

    Watch: Motorcycle gang robs top London diamond showroom

    A luxury jewellery store on one of London's most prestigious streets has been targeted by robbers on motor scooters who used hammers to smash through counter displays. Boodles, which specialises in diamonds, confirmed there was a robbery at its...

  • PN pushes for judge Mizzi to recuse himself from Panama Papers case

    PN pushes for judge Mizzi to recuse himself from Panama Papers case

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil today insisted that a judge married to a Labour Party MEP should recuse himself from hearing appeals linked to Panama Papers-related charges.  Dr Busuttil wants Mr Justice Antonio Mizzi to recuse himself in a case...

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