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  • Islamic State militants targetted by Lebanese army, Hezbollah

    Islamic State militants targetted by Lebanese army, Hezbollah

    The Lebanese army launched an offensive against an Islamic State enclave on the northeast border with Syria as Hezbollah simultaneously announced an assault on the militants from the Syrian side of the border. The Lebanese army was targeting...

  • Barcelona van attacker may still be alive, on the run - police

    Barcelona van attacker may still be alive, on the run - police

    The driver of the van that ploughed into crowds in Barcelona, killing 13 people, may still be alive and at large, Spanish police said, denying earlier media reports that he had been shot dead in a Catalan seaside resort. Josep Lluis Trapero,...

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    The aftermath of the Barcelona terrorist attack features prominently among the main stories and pictures of today's newspapers. Times of Malta says 25 people were treated for salmonella at Mater Dei Hospital in June and July, the highest number in...

  • Cases of salmonella patients at Mater Dei hit three-year high

    Cases of salmonella patients at Mater Dei hit three-year high

    Twenty-five people were treated for salmonella at Mater Dei Hospital in June and July, the highest number in the past three years, Times of Malta has learned. Figures supplied by the Health Ministry show that while the number treated for food...

  • Announcements

    ZAMMIT PULO. On August 17 at Mater Dei Hospital, CARMEL of Birkirkara, aged 79, ex-Principal Nursing Officer, passed away comforted by the rites of Holy Church, whilst surrounded by his family. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife Connie, his...

  • Celebrating a 20-year career in opera

    Celebrating a 20-year career in opera

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of Joseph Calleja’s public debut in the world of opera. To commemorate this occasion, world-renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli has been invited as special guest for the annual Joseph Calleja Concert. Calleja began...

  • Gozo Brass Festival

    Gozo Brass Festival

    The Gozo Brass Festival 2017, which kicked off last Saturday, features four brass bands playing at Mġarr and Marsalforn bays on different dates this month. Three Gozitan bands – Brass Delights, D Capitals and Brass Tubes – and Stardust Brass from...

  • Pre-literature festival talk

    Pre-literature festival talk

    A number of events are taking place in the run-up to the Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival, which is being held between August 24 and 26 at Fort St Elmo, Valletta. In the first event, entitled High Literature/Pop Culture, Ramona Depares will...

  • Pharmacies open tomorrow

    Empire Pharmacy, 46, Melita Street, Valletta (2122 5785);Lister Pharmacy, 678, St Joseph High Road, Ħamrun (2124 5627);Evans Pharmacy, 96/98, St Sebastian Street, Qormi (2148 7020);Brown’s Pharmacy 32, Fleur-de-Lys Road, Birkirkara (2148 8884);St...

  • Feasts tomorrow

    ■ St Helen, Birkirkara■ The Assumption of Our Lady, Mġarr, Malta; Dingli; Żebbuġ, Gozo■ St Leonard, Kirkop■ Our Lady of Lourdes, Paola■ Stella Maris, Sliema

  • 'Are they bothering you?' Msida fireworks enthusiasts' couldn't-care-less attitude to mess

    'Are they bothering you?' Msida fireworks enthusiasts' couldn't-care-less attitude to mess

    The Msida garden remains littered with large metal drums, stones and a wooden pole left there by fireworks enthusiasts four weeks after the locality’s feast. A defiant Raymond Sultana, who heads the Msida St Joseph Fireworks Group, provided no...

  • Azure Window used to promote conference about sea conservation

    Azure Window used to promote conference about sea conservation

    The Azure Window appeared in anything from perfume adverts to episodes of hit TV series Game of Thrones.  Now, almost six months since its sudden collapse and disappearance, the European Union's maritime and fisheries department has found a...

  • Watch: NIMBY in Ta' Giorni as man chucks rubbish over wall

    Watch: NIMBY in Ta' Giorni as man chucks rubbish over wall

    Updated 8.15pm A man in Ta' Giorni has been caught taking the notion of Not In My Backyard to a whole new level.  In video uploaded to Facebook, the man can be seen chucking rubbish over the back wall of a private yard and into an abandoned field...

  • Donald Trump fires strategist Steve Bannon

    Donald Trump fires strategist Steve Bannon

    Updated 8.50pm President Donald Trump today fired Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist in the latest high-level White House shakeup, removing a powerful and controversial figure known for far-right political views. Bannon was a force behind some...

  • 'You can't live in fear': Defiance in EU capitals following Barcelona attacks

    'You can't live in fear': Defiance in EU capitals following Barcelona attacks

    Dan Creasey was in a bar close to his coffee stall in London's Borough Market when three Islamists ploughed a van into pedestrians before stabbing revellers and tourists. Two months later, he is back at work in the 1,000-year-old market, feels...

  • Getaway driver tells court she was misled

    Getaway driver tells court she was misled

    A woman who admitted to being involved in two violent thefts that took place last November was handed a suspended sentence today.  Lucienne Lia, 27, of Qormi, was identified by police as the getaway driver in two robberies which happened within a...

  • Dozens testify in inquiry into passport sale kickback claims

    Dozens testify in inquiry into passport sale kickback claims

    Scores of company representatives testified in a marathon court hearing today as the inquiry continued behind closed doors into allegations of kickbacks from the sale of citizenship scheme. The court process was triggered off following claims by...

  • Dogs sniffed out cocaine and heroin hidden in car chassis, court told

    Dogs sniffed out cocaine and heroin hidden in car chassis, court told

    Police dogs put to work on cars arriving from Sicily sniffed 18kg worth of cocaine and heroin out of a car's chassis, a court heard today.  Mark Dominic Vella, 53 and from Manchester, stood silent throughout the hearing on his lawyer's advice, not...

  • Two dead, six hurt in Finland knife attack

    Two dead, six hurt in Finland knife attack

    Updated 8.35pm A man with a knife killed two people and wounded at least six in a stabbing rampage in a market square in the Finnish city of Turku today, police said. Police shot the suspected attacker in the leg and arrested him. They said they...

  • Drug mule lied under oath, says man caught in cocaine sting

    Drug mule lied under oath, says man caught in cocaine sting

    A man sentenced to 13 years behind bars for conspiring to import cocaine has filed an appeal, claiming the jury's star witness lied under oath and that the guilty verdict had been reached on the basis of assumptions. Last month, Stephen Egbo, 39,...