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  • More than 300 migrants intercepted off Libya - coastguard

    More than 300 migrants intercepted off Libya - coastguard

    The Libyan coastguard said 324 migrants were picked up on Monday trying to leave the North African country on board two rubber boats. Libya's western coastline is the main departure point for migrants attempting to reach Europe by sea to seek...

  • Vodafone, Melita and GO all interested in more spectrum

    Vodafone, Melita and GO all interested in more spectrum

    As would be expected, the Malta Communications Authority has received submissions from all the three local telecom companies, interested in getting more spectrum to use for the provision of wireless broadband. Vodafone Malta, Melita and GO are...

  • 17 killed as rubbish mound collapses in Mozambique

    17 killed as rubbish mound collapses in Mozambique

    As many as 17 people have died after heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of rubbish in Mozambique's capital. Authorities believe more bodies could be buried at the Hulene garbage dump on the outskirts of Maputo, and a search...

  • How drama is helping domestic violence victims

    How drama is helping domestic violence victims

    Domestic violence survivors cannot always explain in words how they have been broken by the abuse. So some have turned to dramatherapy, finding in that activity the trust, care and lack of judgement they so badly missed in their abusive...

  • Trump backs effort to improve gun background checks - White House

    Trump backs effort to improve gun background checks - White House

    The White House said on Monday that President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve federal background checks for gun purchases, days after a shooting at a Florida school killed 17 people. Trump spoke to Senator John Cornyn, a Republican, on...

  • Tap water to be same quality everywhere

    Tap water to be same quality everywhere

    Uniform quality drinkable water will soon flow through the taps of every home in Malta according to plans unveiled by the Water Services Corporation on Monday. Addressing a press conference, WSC chief executive Richard Bilocca said the corporation...

  • British football coach sentenced to 30 years

    British football coach sentenced to 30 years

    Serial paedophile Barry Bennell has been branded "the devil incarnate" by a judge who jailed him for 30 years for abusing 12 young footballers he coached. The former Crewe Alexandra coach and Manchester City scout was convicted at Liverpool Crown...

  • Paqpaqli victims recount the horror as supercar span out of control

    Paqpaqli victims recount the horror as supercar span out of control

    Car brakes, screeching tyres, a Porsche Spyder out of control, an instinctive attempt to get out of the away and finally darkness as the vehicle spun out of control, ploughing into bystanders. This was the vivid account narrated by Gustav Cauchi,...

  • Three companies rewarded for green initiatives

    Three companies rewarded for green initiatives

    Green Skips, Food Factory and Natural Health Malta have won their respective categories in the 9th edition of the Environment Award for Industry, organised by the University of Malta’s Cleaner Technology Centre. The awards highlight policies,...

  • KFC forced to close outlets after it runs out of chicken

    KFC forced to close outlets after it runs out of chicken

    KFC has been forced to close a raft of stores after a new delivery contract with DHL resulted in chicken shortages across the country. The company said that of those outlets that were still open, many were offering a limited menu or had cut their...

  • French ice dancer suffers Olympics wardrobe malfunction on live tv

    French ice dancer suffers Olympics wardrobe malfunction on live tv

    The first notes of Ed Sheeran's Shape Of You had just played when Gabriella Papadakis suddenly became aware that people were about to see a whole lot more of her shape than she had planned. The French ice dancer's glittering emerald costume at the...

  • Six Maltese had rights breached over seized land, European court rules

    Six Maltese had rights breached over seized land, European court rules

    A delay in granting compensation to six Maltese nationals who had been deprived of land in Żabbar breached their right to have the property protected, the European Court of Human Rights ruled. The case was referred to the Strasbourg-based Court by...

  • Watch: Delia files legal challenge to strike down hospitals contracts

    Watch: Delia files legal challenge to strike down hospitals contracts

    Updated at 4.15pm with government reaction Updated 3.45pm with Labour reaction Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia filed a court application on Monday calling for the hospitals contracts signed between the government and Vitals Global Healthcare...

  • New bar platform in the street is branded "madness" as council objects

    New bar platform in the street is branded "madness" as council objects

    The St Julian's council will be writing to the authorities to formally object to a new platform set up outside a bar in St George's Road. Mayor Guido Dalli told Times of Malta when contacted that the council had not been informed about the...

  • Court sentence over loud music 'will not set a precedent'

    Court sentence over loud music 'will not set a precedent'

    A recent court judgment which ordered a bar owner to pay damages over loud music disturbances is not being viewed as setting a precedent which could impact the future of the entertainment industry, according to the GRTU. Philip Fenech, vice...

  • Five admit shooting and stabbing orangutan in Borneo

    Five admit shooting and stabbing orangutan in Borneo

    Four Indonesian farmers and a 13-year-old boy have admitted they stabbed, clubbed and shot a critically endangered orangutan at least 130 times with an air gun to protect their pineapple crop. Villagers spotted the wounded orangutan in a lake in...

  • David Casa testifies behind closed doors on FIAU report

    David Casa testifies behind closed doors on FIAU report

    MEP David Casa spent over an hour giving evidence behind closed doors before the inquiring magistrate on Monday morning where he presented him with the FIAU report which he claims links Minister Konrad Mizzi with corruption. Mr Casa said he could...

  • Southern Mexico hit by second earthquake in a week

    Southern Mexico hit by second earthquake in a week

    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 has struck the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, days after a more powerful tremor hit the same area, the US Geological Survey said. The epicentre of the quake, which struck just before 0700 GMT on...

  • Kidney transplant inmate has to wait even longer for justice

    Kidney transplant inmate has to wait even longer for justice

    Updated at 2pm: Adds lawyer's comments The kidney transplant inmate whose health continues to degenerate as he waits for a lifeline out of jail will have to wait until next month for his constitutional case to resume after Monday's sitting was...

  • Researchers practice living on Mars in Israel's desert

    Researchers practice living on Mars in Israel's desert

    Israeli researchers on Sunday ended a unique experiment, simulating what it would be like to live on Mars. The experiment was held in Israel's Negev desert, near the isolated town of Mitzpe Ramon, whose surroundings resemble the Martian...