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  • Hundreds injured as Spanish festival platform collapses into sea

    Hundreds injured as Spanish festival platform collapses into sea

    Hundreds of people were hurt, five seriously, when a wooden platform collapsed at a seaside music festival in northwestern Spain on Sunday night, state television RTVE reported. There were no reports of any fatalities from the incident which...

  • Msida mini-market caught selling contraband alcohol

    Msida mini-market caught selling contraband alcohol

    Hundreds of bottles of contraband alcohol were found on the shelves of an Msida mini-market after an intense period of surveillance by the Customs Department.A total of 268 bottles were found on the shelves along with 163 excise bands that were...

  • Whose ducks are they anyway? Environment watchdog cries ‘fowl’

    Whose ducks are they anyway? Environment watchdog cries ‘fowl’

    Some 300 ducks that have taken up residence near the Salini nature reserve face an uncertain future after the Environment and Resources Authority ordered their relocation. Joe Schembri, an elderly man who has taken care of the ducks for the past...

  • Blaze at Taiwan hospital kills 9; cause being investigated

    Blaze at Taiwan hospital kills 9; cause being investigated

    Updated at 10.25am A fire at a hospital in Taiwan in the early hours of Monday killed nine people and injured 15 and an investigation has been launched into the cause of the blaze, authorities said. Premier William Lai said the health ministry was...

  • If pigs could fly...

    If pigs could fly...

    You're not seeing things: flying pigs have once again entertained the crowds at the Queensland Royal Exhibition Show, known locally as the EKKA, in Brisbane. After a three-year break, the Vandeleur family - primarily 10-year-old Mater - were back...

  • Clear skies thrill Perseid crowds in Dwejra

    Clear skies thrill Perseid crowds in Dwejra

    Crowds gathered at Dwejra to watch the annual Perseid meteor shower were treated to a clear sky, making it a night to remember. The so-called Perseids meteor shower returns to the skies every August, and is best viewed in the northern hemisphere...

  • ‘Superficial’ Vitals decision sparks appeal

    ‘Superficial’ Vitals decision sparks appeal

    The Times of Malta has filed a court appeal over a “superficial” decision by the Data Protection Appeals Tribunal denying access to a memorandum of understanding signed as part of the Vitals Global Healthcare hospital deal. VGH bowed out of the...

  • Today's front pages: August 13, 2018

    Today's front pages: August 13, 2018

    The prime minister's claim that there were more forged signatures in the Egrant documents dominated the Times of Malta, accompanied by a story about the latest migrant rescue, which leaves 141 in need of a 'safe port'. The Malta Independent picks...

  • Splits deepen over British minister Johnson's burqa comments

    Splits deepen over British minister Johnson's burqa comments

    Former British foreign minister Boris Johnson returned from his summer holiday to face both criticism and support over his remarks about burqas, amid deepening divisions in Britain's ruling Conservative Party on Sunday. Johnson, seen as the...

  • Israel steps in to stop the Dead Sea from dying

    Israel steps in to stop the Dead Sea from dying

    Israel is looking to auction off the rights to mine the Dead Sea years earlier than scheduled in a bid to maintain one of the country's biggest businesses without worsening an environmental tragedy. The Dead Sea's mineral-rich waters are today...

  • I will not be bullied into silence - Kristina Chetcuti

    I will not be bullied into silence - Kristina Chetcuti

    Columnist Kristina Chetcuti said on Saturday she would “not be bullied into silence”, after coming under severe fire for her opinion piece in last week’s edition of The Sunday Times of Malta. In the opinion piece, entitled ‘On being a martyr’, the...

  • How yoga helped a woman cope with mental health issues

    How yoga helped a woman cope with mental health issues

    As Malta witnesses an increased drive towards mental health awareness, with the need for improved psychiatric services recently flagged by the medical sector, stories emerge highlighting not only the problems that patients face but also the...

  • Toxic fumes on Gozo Channel?

    Toxic fumes on Gozo Channel?

    As passengers enter the car decks of Gozo Channel ferries in greater numbers than usual for the Santa Marija holiday, they will almost be able to taste the toxic fumes in the air. They may also be greeted by the sight of crew members marshalling...

  • Handpicked boss of MFSA given €11,500 monthly salary

    Handpicked boss of MFSA given €11,500 monthly salary

    The newly appointed chief executive officer of Malta’s independent financial services regulator, the Malta Financial Services Authority, has been given a basic salary of €115,000 a year. That’s in addition to a raft of perks and fringe benefits...

  • Trump backs boycott of Harley Davidson in steel tariff dispute

    Trump backs boycott of Harley Davidson in steel tariff dispute

    President Donald Trump backed boycotting American motorcycle manufacturer Harley Davidson Inc on Sunday, the latest salvo in a dispute between the company and Trump over tariffs on steel. The Wisconsin-based motorcycle manufacturer announced a...

  • Gozo and the Santa Marija holiday: it’s a love-hate affair

    Gozo and the Santa Marija holiday: it’s a love-hate affair

    Gozitans have developed a love-hate relationship with the Santa Marija summer break, as hordes of Maltese holidaymakers prepare to cross over for their annual spell of a few days on the sister island. This year, the public holiday falls on a...

  • The week at a glance - August 12, 2018

    The week at a glance - August 12, 2018

    Ferris sticks to his testimony The police on Wednesday questioned Jonathan Ferris on his Egrant inquiry testimony for three hours, with his lawyer Kris Busietta (left) telling journalists the former FIAU manager had stuck to what he already told...

  • You cannot ignore 141 rescued at sea, Aquarius tells EU governments

    You cannot ignore 141 rescued at sea, Aquarius tells EU governments

    Two humanitarian NGOs have called on European governments to agree on a safe port where a vessel carrying 141 rescued migrants can dock. Doctors without Borders (MSF) and SOS Mediterranee, two NGOs which jointly operate the sea rescue vessel...

  • Watch: NASA launches probe to 'touch the Sun'

    Watch: NASA launches probe to 'touch the Sun'

    NASA launched a space probe early on Sunday that will go closer to the Sun than any spacecraft before, the agency announced. The craft will endure extreme heat while zooming through the solar corona to study the Sun's outer atmosphere that gives...

  • 'They say they have been turned into plastic'

    'They say they have been turned into plastic'

    Grace wears a uniform to work these days, keeping down a stable job which is finally allowing her to make rent. The former sex worker is still worried, however: a string of criminal charges related to her previous life could quite easily unravel...