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  • Valletta bastion scarred with concrete mixture

    Valletta bastion scarred with concrete mixture

    Updated 3.50pm A historic bastion beneath the Mediterranean Conference Centre has been marred by liquid concrete.  The water-diluted mixture was poured down a water culvert by a contractor carrying out works at the MCC and ended up streaming down...

  • On-site inquiry into Daphne murder held

    On-site inquiry into Daphne murder held

    An on-site inquiry was held on Wednesday morning as part of the compilation of evidence into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia. Inspector Keith Arnaud started off at the vantage point in Bidnija, overlooking the area where her car was exploded...

  • Daphne murder suspect insists that her laptop is needed for investigations

    Daphne murder suspect insists that her laptop is needed for investigations

    One of the men accused of being involved in the car bomb which murdered Daphne Caruana Galizia filed a judicial protest against the police commissioner on Wednesday for failing to ensure that all evidence be gathered for investigative purposes. In...

  • Woman found dead at sea off Marsaxlokk identified as missing Italian

    Woman found dead at sea off Marsaxlokk identified as missing Italian

    Updated at 6pm The corpse found at sea off Munxar, Marsaxlokk, on Wednesday morning, has been identified as that of the 60-year-old Italian woman who went missing while swimming off Marsalforn last Sunday. An AFM helicopter and patrol boats had...

  • Bad handwriting misled Marco Polo scholars for centuries

    Bad handwriting misled Marco Polo scholars for centuries

    On January 9, 1324, the Venetian traveller, merchant and writer Marco Polo was preparing for his final journey - to the afterlife that he as a God-fearing Christian was certain existed. Aged 70, Polo summoned a priest-notary to his home in Venice...

  • South Korea says discussing peace deal with N.Korea ahead of summit

    South Korea says discussing peace deal with N.Korea ahead of summit

    South Korea said on Wednesday it is considering how to change a decades-old armistice with North Korea into a peace agreement, as US officials confirmed an unprecedented top-level meeting with the North Korean leader. US Secretary of State nominee...

  • Paceville criminality down thanks to higher police presence – minister

    Paceville criminality down thanks to higher police presence – minister

    The amount of criminality in Paceville has gone “substantially”, Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia said, attributing this to more police on patrol. MP Edward Zammit Lewis asked about the police presence in a parliamentary question. Dr...

  • Third time lucky for Pjazza San Franġisk?

    Third time lucky for Pjazza San Franġisk?

    A tender for the stairs in Pjazza San Franġisk in Victoria is being issue for the third time, after the second call was cancelled. MP Chris Said posed a parliamentary question to Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana, asking why the tender for the...

  • Spoof movie posters earn Simon Busuttil a police call up

    Spoof movie posters earn Simon Busuttil a police call up

    Updated 10.15am Former Opposition leader Simon Busuttil has been summoned to Valletta police station to be questioned on Thursday over the use of his car when posters were put up to mark Daphne Caruana Galizia's six-month murder anniversary on...

  • Second part of restoration works grant scheme closed

    Second part of restoration works grant scheme closed

    A Planning Authority has closed a second part of a scheme to assist tenants to restore old houses, following overwhelming response. The scheme, Irrestawra Darek, which had four categories, was opened on April 2. The category for private owners of...

  • Woman killed when engine explodes on Southwest flight

    Woman killed when engine explodes on Southwest flight

    An engine on a Southwest Airlines flight with 149 people aboard exploded and broke apart in mid-air on Tuesday, killing one passenger and nearly sucking another out of a shattered window, according to airline and federal authorities and witness...

  • Watch: Marsh Harriers released after six months of rehabilitation

    Watch: Marsh Harriers released after six months of rehabilitation

    BirdLife volunteers have released two Marsh Harriers in the wild after rehabilitation. The birds were set free on Comino after six months of care. Both birds were found weak and exhausted from their migration journey last September.  See video...

  • 21 killed in India as truck carrying marriage party falls off bridge

    21 killed in India as truck carrying marriage party falls off bridge

    At least 21 people were killed and over a dozen injured when as a truck carrying a marriage party fell off a bridge in India's central Sidhi district. There were around 40-45 people in the truck. Fourteen were undergoing treatment at the district...

  • PBS told to take legal action against former CEO Bundy

    PBS told to take legal action against former CEO Bundy

    An “irregular” car contract awarded by former PBS chief executive John Bundy should be probed and all legal action deemed appropriate after such investigation” should be taken, the State broadcaster has been told. Upholding a decision by the...

  • Puppet plays mother as zookeepers hatch plan to save endangered magpie

    Puppet plays mother as zookeepers hatch plan to save endangered magpie

    Zookeepers in the Czech Republic have turned to a puppet in an effort to save the critically-endangered Javan green magpie. Officials saved one egg after the parents threw a second out of their nest. The magpie chick which hatched a month ago is...

  • Former US First Lady Barbara Bush dies at 92

    Former US First Lady Barbara Bush dies at 92

    Former First Lady Barbara Bush, the only woman to see her husband and son sworn in as US president died on Tuesday night at the age of 92.  The office Office of George H.W. Bush released a statement, saying: "A former first lady of the united...

  • Today's front pages - April 18, 2018

    Today's front pages - April 18, 2018

    Good morning, the following are the stories making the front pages in Malta's newspapers. The newspapers are dominated by revelations yesterday by the Daphne Project, the exception being l-orizzont, whose focus is elsewhere. Times of Malta says...

  • Three balconies collapse in Marsascala

    Three balconies collapse in Marsascala

    Updated at 10.15pm No one was injured when three balconies collapsed in Marsascala on Tuesday evening. The balconies of a block of apartments in Triq is-Silla corner with Triq il-Ħut, collapsed at around 8.15pm. A resident said a loud noise was...

  • Iceland company to resume commercial hunting of fin whales

    Iceland company to resume commercial hunting of fin whales

    A whaling company in Iceland said it is preparing its fleet to bring back the commercial hunting of fin whales after a two-year freeze. Whaling company Hvalur hf said it is readying two vessels for the 100-day summer whaling season. Fin whale...

  • Opposition walks out of Parliament after Cardona revelations

    Opposition walks out of Parliament after Cardona revelations

    Updated 8.45pm with Adrian Delia's press conference Opposition MPs walked out of Parliament on Tuesday evening after a request for a statement on allegations that Economy Minister Chris Cardona was seen drinking with one of the men accused of the...