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  • Watch: Bikers unite for Santa Marija

    Watch: Bikers unite for Santa Marija

    Updated 12.40pm with video Hundreds of motorcyclists roamed the island on Wednesday morning as they rode their bikes from Mġarr to Dingli for an annual charity ride in celebration of the Feast of Santa Marija. In its third edition, the charity...

  • Watch: Tanker that ran aground in Qawra pulled to sea

    Watch: Tanker that ran aground in Qawra pulled to sea

    Update 3 at 1.48pm A tanker that ran aground at Qawra Point was pulled out to sea on Wednesday morning and towed to Grand Harbour, six months after it hit the rocks during a vicious February storm. The 885-tonne, 60-metre Hephaestus was rigged to...

  • 'I begged my captors to kill me': child migrants tell Aquarius crew they were kidnapped

    'I begged my captors to kill me': child migrants tell Aquarius crew they were kidnapped

    Child asylum seekers rescued by the Aquarius sea rescue vessel have told crew members they were kidnapped and faced extortion, according to Doctors Without Borders. The NGO, which jointly operates the vessel together with SOS Mediterranee, said...

  • Priests abused thousands of children over decades in Pennsylvania - state investigation

    Priests abused thousands of children over decades in Pennsylvania - state investigation

    Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania sexually abused thousands of children over a 70-year period and silenced victims through "the weaponization of faith" and a systematic cover-up campaign by their bishops, the state attorney general said on...

  • Today's front pages - August 15, 2018

    Today's front pages - August 15, 2018

    Horrific images from the bridge collapse in Genoa dominate local newspapers’ front pages on Wednesday. Here’s a look at what made the headlines. The Times of Malta leads with news that changes to local competition law have been finalised after a...

  • Anger over plans for Tigné offices

    Anger over plans for Tigné offices

    Plans to develop new offices at the Tigné business centre, eliminating public space that formed a key part of the original designs, have drawn widespread objections from residents. The objectors argue that the development would deprive residents...

  • Death threats for judge who granted bail to child abuse suspects in New Mexico

    Death threats for judge who granted bail to child abuse suspects in New Mexico

    A New Mexico judge received death threats on Tuesday a day after she granted bail to two men and three women charged with child abuse and accused of training children at their compound to carry out attacks, court officials said. Police raided the...

  • WSC to invest in latest sewage treatment technology

    WSC to invest in latest sewage treatment technology

    As part of its Net Zero Impact Utility project, the Water Services Corporation is set to invest an initial €4 million in the latest sewage treatment technology. The technology allows for easy retrofitting of existing plants which will result in...

  • Chile asks Vatican for info on sex abuse cases, steps up raids

    Chile asks Vatican for info on sex abuse cases, steps up raids

    The Chilean government asked the Vatican on Tuesday to hand over documents related to accusations of sex abuse committed by clergy in Chile against minors, as local prosecutors stepped up raids of Roman Catholic Church offices in Santiago. Chilean...

  • Venezuelan president's alleged Malta money laundering 'worrying' - PN

    Venezuelan president's alleged Malta money laundering 'worrying' - PN

    Updated 8.14pm with government reaction - Opposition leader Adrian Delia has expressed concern over reports that Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and his colleagues laundered over €511million through a company in Malta.   In a statement also...

  • Ensure dignified housing for all, NGOs insist after migrant evictions

    Ensure dignified housing for all, NGOs insist after migrant evictions

    NGOs have called on the government to fulfil its “legal and moral responsibility” and ensure access to dignified housing for all, after a raid on an Qormi farm that left some 80 African migrants homeless.Planning Authority enforcement officials on...

  • Erdogan says Turkey will boycott US electronic products

    Erdogan says Turkey will boycott US electronic products

    President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday Turkey would boycott electronic products from the United States, retaliating in a row with Washington that helped drive the lira to record lows. The lira has lost more than 40 percent this year and crashed...

  • Attorney General says no need for Egrant case to be heard with urgency

    Attorney General says no need for Egrant case to be heard with urgency

    The Attorney General has rebutted a call made in court by Opposition leader Adrian Delia for a case in which he requested a copy of the Egrant inquiry report to be heard with urgency.    On August 9, Adrian Delia presented an application before...

  • Watch: Delicate operation to refloat tanker nears conclusion

    Watch: Delicate operation to refloat tanker nears conclusion

    A delicate operation to refloat a small tanker that has been grounded on Qawra Point since February is entering its final stages. The 885-tonne Hephaestus was thrown onto the rocks at Fra Ben in a vicious storm on February 10. The crew managed to...

  • Restored railway carriage is back at Birkirkara station

    Restored railway carriage is back at Birkirkara station

    The only surviving Malta Railway carriage has returned to Birkirkara station after a five-year restoration project. The Birkirkara (Birchircara) station was one of the most important stations on the single railway line which ran between Valletta...

  • Aquarius to be allowed into Malta, migrants to be shared among EU countries

    Aquarius to be allowed into Malta, migrants to be shared among EU countries

    Updated 3.24pm A migrant rescue ship stranded for four days at sea is to be allowed into Malta to disembark 141 migrants, who will then be shared by several countries, the government said on Tuesday. The decision ends a standoff which had seen...

  • Man injured in St Julian's traffic accident

    Man injured in St Julian's traffic accident

    A 42-year-old man from Birkirkara was seriously injured on Tuesday morning when he was hit by a car in Old College Street, St Julian's. The police said the car, a Renault Clio, was being driven by a 31-year-old South African national who lives in...

  • Youths set fire to cars in violence in Swedish city of Gothenburg

    Youths set fire to cars in violence in Swedish city of Gothenburg

    Groups of youths set fire to cars as they went on the rampage in the Swedish city of Gothenburg and a few surrounding towns on Monday night, in attacks Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said looked organised. Sweden has seen a rise in violence in areas...

  • A killed kitten sparks a trial by social media

    A killed kitten sparks a trial by social media

    Stephanie Cassar was at her Golden Bay restaurant on Sunday evening when she heard that a man had killed a kitten just outside. “I went round and saw a group of people standing there,” she told the Times of Malta. “There was a dead cat on the ground.

  • Pedestrian bridge planned for Vjal l-Avjazzjoni

    Pedestrian bridge planned for Vjal l-Avjazzjoni

    Plans have been submitted to build a 34-metre long pedestrian bridge across Gudja’s Vjal l-Avjazzjoni. As proposed, the bridge will be accessed using spiralling access ramps which conform to disability access guidelines, to allow pedestrians and...