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  • Watch: Plastics have killed 20 turtles so far this year

    Watch: Plastics have killed 20 turtles so far this year

    Plastics have killed 20 turtles so far this year and another 40 were found injured, Nature Trust president Vincent Attard said. Mr Attard warned the number of turtles dying from ingesting plastic-related litter was on the rise. Fifteen turtles had...

  • Police sergeant bitten and left bruised

    Police sergeant bitten and left bruised

    A policeman was bitten and left bruised by a man last night, the Malta Police Association said. The police officer, sergeant Alexander Gauci, will now have to undergo tests in hospital. “He has six months until he knows everything is fine,” the...

  • Two cars catch fire in Ħamrun

    Two cars catch fire in Ħamrun

    Two cars caught fire in Ħamrun in the early hours of Friday morning, the police said.  A parked BMW caught fire at around 4 am and the fire soon spread to a nearby Alfa Romeo. Members of the Civil Protection Department were soon on site at...

  • Teenager to be charged with friend’s jet ski death

    Teenager to be charged with friend’s jet ski death

    A 19-year-old Dutchman is expected to be charged in connection with the tragic death of his teenage friend in Wednesday’s jet ski accident at St George’s Bay, Times of Malta has learnt. Sources said the suspect had failed a breathalyser test soon...

  • Nine emergency landings in South America as Chile receives 11 bomb threats

    Nine emergency landings in South America as Chile receives 11 bomb threats

    Updated at 4.50pm Chilean police arrested a 29-year-old man over bomb threats that grounded nine commercial airplanes in Chile, Peru and Argentina on Thursday. A specialist organised crime unit arrested the man in the northern Chilean city of...

  • Cyclist pedals 1300km to make it to 100km race and back

    Cyclist pedals 1300km to make it to 100km race and back

    A cyclist in Canada who won a 100km bicycle race pedalled 650km to make it to the starting line and another 650km back. 31-year-old Kyle Messier spent three-and-a-half days pedalling through rural Quebec to make it to the Big Red Gravel Run, a...

  • No further action by PA at sealed Qormi cow farm

    No further action by PA at sealed Qormi cow farm

    The Planning Authority will not be taking further action in the case of about 120 foreigners found living inside a cow farm that has now been sealed off. A spokesman for the planning watchdog told the Times of Malta on Thursday that while...

  • Today's front pages - August 17, 2018

    Today's front pages - August 17, 2018

    These are the top stories in local newspapers this Friday. The Times of Malta reports that the illegal economy is now worth at least €320m, with it having grown by €40m in just one year. The newspaper also reports from court, where a police...

  • Teenager hacks Apple's main network - Australian media

    Teenager hacks Apple's main network - Australian media

    Apple Inc said on Friday no customer data was compromised after Australian media reported a teenager had pleaded guilty to hacking into its main computer network, downloading internal files and accessing customer accounts. The boy, 16, from the...

  • Malta, Italy, in fresh tussle over migrants

    Malta, Italy, in fresh tussle over migrants

    Updated 9.42pm with more details - A fresh controversy has erupted between Malta and Italy over who should assume responsibility for 171 migrants picked up by the Italian Coast Guard after they refused help by Maltese rescuers. Italian Interior...

  • When killing storks was considered a prize catch

    When killing storks was considered a prize catch

    Storks have long been considered a prize catch on the island even though they were added to the list of protected birds in 1980, according to a veteran ornithologist who says rebel hunters must learn to follow the rules. At least four protected...

  • "Abandoned" pigs get food and water from volunteers

    "Abandoned" pigs get food and water from volunteers

    Volunteers are taking food and water to 35 “abandoned” pigs in Mellieħa, while calling for immediate action from the authorities. The animals’ plight was highlighted on Tuesday by the NGO Animal Liberation Malta, which said the pigs were found in...

  • Man drowns in Gozo

    Man drowns in Gozo

    A German man has died after finding himself in difficulties while swimming off Dwejra in Gozo. The incident happened at about 5pm. The man, 68, who was originally believed to be Dutch, died on the scene. The alarm was raised by his son, who...

  • EU spending caps not to blame for Italy bridge collapse - EU Commission

    EU spending caps not to blame for Italy bridge collapse - EU Commission

    The European Union on Thursday dismissed a suggestion that its budget rules had prevented Italy from spending enough to keep its infrastructure safe, two days after a bridge collapse in Genoa killed at least 38 people. The Italian...

  • It was a mistake, Edward Scicluna says of Casa 'hanging' comment

    It was a mistake, Edward Scicluna says of Casa 'hanging' comment

    Updated with minister's reaction  Finance Minister Edward Scicluna has described MEP David Casa as 'pathetic' for saying he had endorsed a Facebook comment for him to be hanged, insisting that this had been an obvious mistake and he meant no harm...

  • Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, dies at 76

    Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, dies at 76

    Aretha Franklin, the preacher's daughter whose powerful voice made her the long-reigning "Queen of Soul" with such hit songs as "Respect" and "Chain of Fools," died on Thursday at the age of 76, officials said. Franklin, who won 18 Grammys and had...

  • Aquarius leaves Malta despite fears it may be held over registration issues

    Aquarius leaves Malta despite fears it may be held over registration issues

    The migrant rescue ship Aquarius left Malta on Thursday after having disembarked 141 migrants on Wednesday afternoon. SOS Mediterranee, which operates the ship together with Medicins sans Frontieres, in a tweet acknowledged the role Maltese...

  • Mexican theme for this year's flower carpet in Brussels

    Mexican theme for this year's flower carpet in Brussels

    The theme of this year's flower carpet in Brussels is "Guanajuato, cultural pride of Mexico". The 1,800 square meters carpet was made with over 500,000 dahlias and begonias, painstakingly laid down on the Grand Place.

  • ‘Sick’ mulberry trees facing the axe in Żejtun

    ‘Sick’ mulberry trees facing the axe in Żejtun

    A number of historic mulberry trees in Żejtun will be axed as part of a project to reconstruct an arterial road, but the government is saying the trees were already doomed after having fallen prey to a pest. Moreover, State agency Infrastructure...

  • Horse races go ahead in the afternoon heat despite guidelines

    Horse races go ahead in the afternoon heat despite guidelines

    Updated 5.15pm with new video The Animal Welfare Commissioner has lamented a lack of regulations after the Santa Marija horse races in Victoria once again took place in the heat of mid-afternoon on the feast day, despite guidelines from the...

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