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  • "Immense tragedy": motorway bridge collapses over Genoa, 35 confirmed dead

    "Immense tragedy": motorway bridge collapses over Genoa, 35 confirmed dead

    Update 8 with latest death toll, new pictures A motorway bridge collapsed on Tuesday in torrential rain near the northern Italian port city of Genoa, with the ambulance services saying that dozens had perished. By 5.45pm, 35 had been confirmed...

  • Malaysian women to be caned for 'attempting lesbian sex'

    Malaysian women to be caned for 'attempting lesbian sex'

    Two Malaysian women convicted for attempting to have lesbian sex will be fined and caned, a prosecutor said on Tuesday, in a rare case against gay people in the Muslim-majority country. Islamic enforcement officers in the conservative northeastern...

  • Tal-Barrani crash leaves one hospitalised

    Tal-Barrani crash leaves one hospitalised

    A 63-year-old man was hospitalised on Tuesday after he was involved in a crash on the Tal-Barrani road. The collision happened at around 10.45am when the 63-year-old, who was driving a Toyota Funcargo multifunctional minivan, collided with a...

  • Attard council comes out against Central Link project

    Attard council comes out against Central Link project

    Attard’s local council has come out against a major road building project planned for the town, saying that it goes against the government’s own transportation policies. In a motion passed on Monday, councillors said that while traffic problems...

  • Boy, 11, hacks into replica US vote website in minutes at convention

    Boy, 11, hacks into replica US vote website in minutes at convention

    An 11-year-old boy managed to hack into a replica of Florida's election results website in 10 minutes and change names and tallies during a hackers convention, organisers said, stoking concerns about security ahead of nationwide votes. The boy was...

  • Airport braces itself for 28,000 passengers on Sunday

    Airport braces itself for 28,000 passengers on Sunday

    The August rush at Malta International Airport will peak on Sunday, with around 180 aircraft take-offs and landings getting an estimated 28,000 passengers to their holiday destination, or back home at the end of their summer break. August is a...

  • Watch: Police arrest man for terrorism offences as car hits UK parliament barriers

    Watch: Police arrest man for terrorism offences as car hits UK parliament barriers

    Update 14 at 3.14pm  Police arrested a man on suspicion of terrorism offences on Tuesday saying he appeared to deliberately drive into cyclists before ramming a car into security barriers outside the British parliament in what appeared to be the...

  • Toddler, 3, hit by car in Victoria

    Toddler, 3, hit by car in Victoria

    Updated 11.40am A three-year-old boy was lucky to escape with just slight injuries after he was hit by a car in Victoria on Monday evening.  Police said they were called to Triq it-Tiġrija at around 6.45pm. The child, who is understood to be...

  • Woman plays same song at full volume for 16 years

    Woman plays same song at full volume for 16 years

    After 16 years of being forced to hear Verdi’s opera La Traviata from dusk till dawn, residents of a quiet street in a southern Slovakian town can finally get some peace and quiet. A woman in the town of Sturovo played the same four-minute aria...

  • Proposed child protection bill could lead to a system breakdown, Salesians warn

    Proposed child protection bill could lead to a system breakdown, Salesians warn

    The proposed Child Protection Bill could pile additional pressure on social workers, risking a breakdown in the child protection system, the Salesians Care Commission is warning. The Commission of the Salesians of Don Bosco, with a long history in...

  • Today's front pages - August 14, 2018

    Today's front pages - August 14, 2018

    The Times of Malta leads with news of Monday’s raid of a cow farm which was illegally housing more than 100 people, with the newspaper reporting that immigrants ended up locked out without documents or money. The newspaper also reports from the...

  • China says its human rights critics have 'ulterior motives'

    China says its human rights critics have 'ulterior motives'

    Anti-China forces are behind criticism of policies in the far western region of Xinjiang, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Tuesday, after a UN panel aired accusations that a million ethnic Uighurs may be held in internment camps there. China...

  • Watch: Malta has a would-be world champion you may not have heard of

    Watch: Malta has a would-be world champion you may not have heard of

    He is one of Malta’s most successful international competitors, has followers around the world, and has just won $20,000 at his game’s world championships in London, but you’ve probably never heard of him. Kurt Fenech – or kurt0411 as he is known...

  • Watch: Baltimore police beating video goes viral, officer resigns

    Watch: Baltimore police beating video goes viral, officer resigns

    Interim Baltimore Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle says a viral video of a police officer beating a man is "extremely disturbing" and unacceptable. Speaking at a news conference on Monday, Tuggle said he has accepted the officer's resignation. The...

  • Aquarius registration strike-off would be 'a political manoeuvre' - migrant rescue NGO

    Aquarius registration strike-off would be 'a political manoeuvre' - migrant rescue NGO

    Updated - Adds reaction to Gibraltar government statement The migrant rescue ship Aquarius, currently at the heart of the second migrant standoff between Italy and Malta in as many months, has run into vessel registration problems and could be...

  • Too many Spaniards in Spanish hotel, tourist complains

    Too many Spaniards in Spanish hotel, tourist complains

    A British woman has claimed her holiday to Benidorm, in Spain, was ruined because her hotel had 'too many Spaniards in it' the Daily Mirror reported.  Freda Jackson, 81, said that Spanish people should go somewhere else for their holidays and she...

  • First MSSP overseas mission is 50 years old today

    First MSSP overseas mission is 50 years old today

    Fifty years ago today, the Missionary Society of St Paul set up its first mission in Peru. Since then, dedicated members have worked tirelessly to pass on their missionary zeal and love for those in need in different parts of the world. The...

  • Għargħur double murder - the accused had blood on his shirt and shorts

    Għargħur double murder - the accused had blood on his shirt and shorts

    Sufficient evidence exists for a man charged with the murder of his mother and aunt in Għargħur last month to be placed under a bill of indictment, a court declared on Monday. Kevin Micallef, a 42-year old self-employed man allegedly stabbed his...

  • Conditional discharge for drunken Paceville slasher

    Conditional discharge for drunken Paceville slasher

    A French student who slashed a Maltese man with a broken bottle in Paceville was conditionally discharged on Monday after a court heard how the victim had forgiven him and was not interested in further proceedings. Yanis Meherzi admitted the...

  • Very public eco-friendly urinals peeve Paris residents

    Very public eco-friendly urinals peeve Paris residents

    A new set of eco-friendly but completely exposed urinals deployed on the streets of Paris are provoking uproar from locals. One of the bright red "urinoirs" installed on the Ile Saint-Louis, not far from Notre Dame cathedral and overlooking...