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  • Prince Charles makes 'generous' donation for Valletta Anglican cathedral restoration

    Prince Charles makes 'generous' donation for Valletta Anglican cathedral restoration

    Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales has signalled his support for the St Paul’s Anglican Pro-Cathedral Save Valletta’s Skyline Restoration Appeal by making a generous personal donation. Prince Charles first worshipped at the cathedral while still...

  • Freeport to build Birzebbuġa promenade garden; gets licence extension

    Freeport to build Birzebbuġa promenade garden; gets licence extension

    Malta Freeport is to build a garden and recreational facility on the Birzebbuġa promenade as part of its commitment towards the community, Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi said. The initiative will see the development of an abandoned stretch of land...

  • Hundreds feared buried alive in Sierra Leone mudslide

    Hundreds feared buried alive in Sierra Leone mudslide

    Hundreds of people are believed to have been killed when a mudslide struck the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown, Vice President Victor Foh said. The Red Cross put the number of bodies so far at the central morgue at 179. Earlier, an...

  • Six accused of savage Paceville assault

    Six accused of savage Paceville assault

    Six men were accused in court today of involvement in the savage beating of two foreign men, the footage of which was captured on CCTV and went viral on social media. Inspector Trevor Micallef accused Simon Cassar of Swatar, William Briguglio of...

  • Zuma wants those who voted against him must be punished

    Zuma wants those who voted against him must be punished

    South Africa's President Jacob Zuma wants the African National Congress to identify and punish party members who voted against him in a no-confidence motion in parliament last week. Some 30 ANC lawmakers supported the opposition motion in a secret...

  • UK parliament's "Big Ben" bell to fall silent next week

    UK parliament's "Big Ben" bell to fall silent next week

    The "Big Ben" bell in the British parliament's famous clock tower will cease its regular bongs at noon on August 21, falling silent for most of the next four years while renovation works are carried out, the House of Commons said today. The...

  • Watch: Fisherman gave his lunch to starving men lost for two days

    Watch: Fisherman gave his lunch to starving men lost for two days

    Tony Zammit, the fisherman who found the two young men missing for more than two days, said he lowered them a sandwich and a bottle of water using a piece of string as they were starving and suffering from dehydration. Speaking to the Times of...

  • Yemen records 500,000 cholera cases - WHO

    Yemen records 500,000 cholera cases - WHO

    More than half a million people in Yemen have been infected with cholera since the epidemic began four months ago and 1,975 people have died, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said today. Each day there are more than 5,000 new cases of the...

  • Gozo Channel to add extra trips on Wednesday

    Gozo Channel to add extra trips on Wednesday

    Gozo Channel will be running ferry trips every 30 minutes on Wednesday August 16, anticipating the heavy traffic after the Santa Marija holiday. It said that there would be trips at 6am, 6.30am, 7am and 7.30am from Mġarr and at 6.30am, 7am and...

  • ‘I hope it doesn’t happen when we have 400 migrants’

    ‘I hope it doesn’t happen  when we have 400 migrants’

    The head of mission on board the rescue vessel left stranded in the open sea in the midst of a diplomatic standoff between Malta and Italy fears it could happen again when the boat is teeming with migrants. “We only had three on board, and they...

  • Marsaxlokk's Il-Ballut area being ravaged by arson

    Marsaxlokk's Il-Ballut area being ravaged by arson

    The Environment Resources Authority is going to take steps to protect the Natura 2000 site at Il-Ballut in Marsaxlokk, but Nature Trust-FEE is pleading for immediate action, saying recent fires show how urgent the situation has become. “Malta has...

  • Driver accused of plowing car into protestors faces US court

    Driver accused of plowing car into protestors faces US court

    A man said to have harbored Nazi sympathies as a teenager before a failed bid to join the US Army is due in court to face charges he plowed his car into protesters opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia, killing a woman and injuring...

  • Watch: Cockroach infestation could be resolved in hours, experts say

    Watch: Cockroach infestation could be resolved in hours, experts say

    Intensive construction is exacerbating pest problems in tourist hotspots like Sliema and Valletta, worrying businesses and frustrating residents. The Times of Malta was contacted by several businesses experiencing increasing problems with...

  • St Julian’s residents sleepless as debris removed at night-time

    St Julian’s residents sleepless as debris removed at night-time

    A building contractor was allowed to operate heavy machinery well into the early hours last week, keeping St Julian’s residents awake for two nights. Residents of Birkirkara Road said they were informed it was Transport Malta that had issued the...

  • Thousands of sea turtles lay eggs on protected Mexican beach

    Thousands of sea turtles lay eggs on protected Mexican beach

    Mexico's beautiful Playa La Escobilla was crawling with nesting marine turtles this weekend as they emerge from the sea to lay their eggs on the sandy beaches in their annual migration during the months of August and September. Members of the...

  • Firefighters battle spreading wildfire near Athens

    Firefighters battle spreading wildfire near Athens

    Firefighters today battled to contain a wildfire northeast of Athens as high winds caused the blaze to spread overnight after it damaged dozens of homes at a coastal village northeast of the Greek capital. More than 160 firefighters with 68 fire...

  • Clarks in sexism row over girls' shoes

    Clarks in sexism row over girls' shoes

    Footwear firm Clarks has sparked a sexism row after naming a girls' shoe range Dolly Babe and a boys' line Leader. Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was among those to criticise the well-known company, which has apologised for any offence...

  • Tourists rescued by elephants from flooded Nepal safari park

    Tourists rescued by elephants from flooded Nepal safari park

    Elephants were pressed into service to rescue hundreds of foreign tourists trapped in a Nepal jungle safari park, officials said, as the death toll from flash floods and landslides after four days of heavy rains rose to 70. In Sauraha, 80 km (50...

  • "They kept encouraging each other to stay alive" - missing men found after two days

    "They kept encouraging each other to stay alive" - missing men found after two days

    Updated Monday at 10.05am  Two young men have been found alive, more than two days after being reported missing off Blata tal-Melħ in a case which gripped the country. Nick Johnson, 21, and Mark Petric, 19, are being hospitalised for exposure to...

  • Horses will race in early afternoon despite the heat

    Horses will race in early afternoon despite the heat

    Despite guidelines from the veterinary authorities that the Santa Marija horse races should be held in the morning or late afternoon, the traditional event in Victoria is planned for 2.30pm tomorrow. In recent years, the organisers of the...

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