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  • Thousands march in Boston to protest hate speech

    Thousands march in Boston to protest hate speech

    Updated 9.40pm Thousands of people took to the streets of Boston today to protest hate speech a week after a woman was killed at a Virginia white-supremacist demonstration, and their shouts drowned out the "Free Speech" rally that sparked their...

  • Rotting cow head remains in Buskett, one week after it was discovered

    Rotting cow head remains in Buskett, one week after it was discovered

    The Animal Welfare Directorate has yet to clear the remains of the head of a cow in Buskett, despite the director insisting it should have been removed immediately. This newspaper reported earlier this week that a woman had stumbled upon the skull...

  • Lija slip road has made riding even more dangerous for cyclists

    Lija slip road has made riding even more dangerous for cyclists

    Cycling advocates have postponed a protest ride as they await a meeting with the Transport Minister. Earlier this summer, the local community of bicycle commuters raised concern about the new layout at the airport roundabout and how cyclists would...

  • Alcohol pulled off the shelves in Turkmenistan's capital

    Alcohol pulled off the shelves in Turkmenistan's capital

    Alcohol stores have been closed down and alcoholic products taken off the shelves of shops in the capital of Turkmenistan ahead of a major international athletic completion next month. Merchants at several stores said authorities had ordered...

  • Three hospitalised following Paola car crash

    Three hospitalised following Paola car crash

    Updated 7.10pm  An elderly woman was seriously injured today in a car crash on Vjal Santa Lucija in Paola.  The accident happened at around 1pm, police said, and involved a Nissan March driven by a 46-year-old man from Birżebbuġa and a Kia Pride...

  • Mater Dei gets a POYC one-stop shop

    Mater Dei gets a POYC one-stop shop

    Patients eligible for medicines paid for by the public purse can as of next week obtain or renew their schedule 5 card (kartuna s-safra) at Mater Dei hospital.  A one-stop shop that forms part of the government's Pharmacy Of Your Choice scheme has...

  • As tension grips Barcelona, locals remain defiant

    As tension grips Barcelona, locals remain defiant

    Barcelona woke up grieving yesterday, but the Catalan capital also put on a brave face, according to a Maltese tourist holidaying in the city. Phil Saliba, who is in Barcelona with his girlfriend, spoke of an atmosphere marked by tension, grief...

  • Summer carnival to be held next week

    Summer carnival to be held next week

    Malta's fifth summer carnival will open on Friday August 25 in St Paul's Bay and end two days later in Marsascala, the government announced today.  This year's summer carnival will feature 11 floats and 10 dance companies, as well as the...

  • Scouts beat the heat by camping on water

    Scouts beat the heat by camping on water

    If you thought pitching a tent in the summer heat was a breathless task, try doing it on water.  For the fourth consecutive year, 20 young adventurers from Mosta Scout Group are camping on a double floating raft camp. The raft camp took 100...

  • Most PN proposals to improve parliament work included in PL manifesto - government

    Most PN proposals to improve parliament work included in PL manifesto - government

    Most of the proposals made by the Nationalist Party to make parliament more effective were actually included in the Labour Party manifesto, the government said. The PL's proposals included constitutional reform, parliamentary scrutiny of...

  • Sant’Antnin fire leading to recyclable waste backlog

    Sant’Antnin fire leading to recyclable waste backlog

    A fire which gutted the Sant’Antnin waste plant in Marsascala last May has led to a piling up of rubbish at the Magħtab waste treatment facility, the Times of Malta has learnt. According to a spokeswoman for the government’s waste treatment...

  • Denied cooperation, anti-migrant ship lashes out at Malta

    Denied cooperation, anti-migrant ship lashes out at Malta

    Updated 6.20pm - Added Defend Europe statement The owners of a controversial anti-migrant ship have lashed out at Malta after they were denied any cooperation by the local authorities. In a statement which followed a series of tweets throughout...

  • Many stabbed in Russian city, police shoot man dead

    Many stabbed in Russian city, police shoot man dead

    Updated 4.50pm From seven to eight people were wounded in a knife attack in the Russian Siberian city of Surgut, local criminal investigators said today, adding that the attacker had been shot dead by police. The militant Islamic State group,...

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  • Finland knife attack suspect targeted women, police say

    Finland knife attack suspect targeted women, police say

    Updated 7.15pm  Finnish police said today that a man suspected of knife attacks that killed two people in the city of Turku appeared to have specifically targeted women. The 18-year-old Morcaan suspect arrested after being shot in the leg by...

  • Webcams improve early bonding between parents, premature babies - study

    Webcams improve early bonding between parents, premature babies - study

    Webcams can help improve early bonding between parents and premature babies, researchers from Glasgow Caledonian University have found. The majority of parents quizzed in the study, published in BMC Pediatrics, benefited from seeing their baby 24...

  • ‘We must encourage more deaf children into sport’

    ‘We must encourage more deaf children into sport’

    The only athlete representing Malta at the Deaflympics is calling for better recognition of local deaf sports people and better education that would encourage deaf children to practise sports. George Vella, 37, has just returned from the 23rd...

  • Investigate Smart City deal now, PD asks authorities

    Investigate Smart City deal now, PD asks authorities

    The Public Accounts Committee and the Auditor General should investigate the Smart City deal as soon as possible, since the land could be the subject of irreversible land speculation, the Democratic Party has warned.  "This matter should be deemed...

  • Bannon returns to right-wing website after being pushed out of Trump team

    Bannon returns to right-wing website after being pushed out of Trump team

    Steve Bannon has returned to the conservative website Breitbart News after being pushed out of Donald Trump's team following a turbulent seven months. The blunt-spoken and divisive strategist, who rose from the Trump campaign to a top White House...

  • Plans for resort, spa in Dingli draw protests

    Plans for resort, spa in Dingli draw protests

    Environmental organisations are protesting plans to build a new “eco-resort and spa” in place of a disused explosives factory close to Dingli cliffs. The planning application submitted by La Toc Hotels, which also operates the La Falconeria hotel...