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  • Drugs hidden in nooks and crannies around Paceville for runners to collect

    Drugs hidden in nooks and crannies around Paceville for runners to collect

    Drug dealers in Paceville allegedly devised a scheme whereby small quantities of drugs were hidden in nooks and crannies around the entertainment hub to reduce the risk of being caught out, a Magistrates’ Court heard on Thursday. This information...

  • Watch: ‘Alfa male’ Aaron turns car into towable grill

    Watch: ‘Alfa male’ Aaron turns car into towable grill

    Aaron Pisani loves his Alfas so much he eats with them and will soon be sleeping in one of them. The 35-year-old has 13 Alfa Romeos and a half. He has turned the latter into a grill and tows it behind his Alfa 156. Mr Pisani is now transforming a...

  • Newspaper editorials across US rebuke Trump

    Newspaper editorials across US rebuke Trump

    Hundreds of US newspapers devoted print space on Thursday to a coordinated defense of press freedom and a rebuke of President Donald Trump for saying some media organisations are enemies of the American people. The Boston Globe and the New York...

  • Karachi's rooftop cattle get a crane lift to the ground

    Karachi's rooftop cattle get a crane lift to the ground

    Residents of Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, watched as cattle were lowered by crane from the top of a four-storey home ahead of the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha. Unlike other Muslims who buy animals for slaughter a few days before the...

  • Court upholds request for Egrant report case to be heard with urgency

    Court upholds request for Egrant report case to be heard with urgency

    The court on Thursday upheld a request to discuss with urgency a constitutional application filed by Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia seeking a complete copy of the Egrant inquiry report. Earlier this month, Dr Delia initiated proceedings...

  • Women charged with murder of N. Korean to testify in Malaysia trial

    Women charged with murder of N. Korean to testify in Malaysia trial

    Two women charged with murdering the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un must answer for their role in a well-planned conspiracy, a Malaysian judge said on Thursday, but added that the evidence did not prove a political...

  • New €10,000 interface can detect high-risk oil spill areas

    New €10,000 interface can detect high-risk oil spill areas

    Marine biologist Alan Deidun has developed a new online interface to help identify maritime risks from oil spills. The €10,000 interface, called Biodivalue, is based on the existing automated information system (AIS) used to identify vessels...

  • Italian police say 38 died in Genoa bridge collapse

    Italian police say 38 died in Genoa bridge collapse

    The Italian police said 38 people died this week in the port city of Genoa when a concrete bridge collapsed, revising an earlier count of 39 victims. They included three children, aged eight, 12 and 13. Italian rescuers have been working since...

  • Alleged shooter of two storks netted by police

    Alleged shooter of two storks netted by police

    Last updated at 9.17pm with FKNK statement - The alleged shooter of two storks shot down on Wednesday has been apprehended by the police, according to Animal Rights Parliamentary Secretary Clint Camilleri. The two storks raised the number of...

  • Watch: New video shows trees torched by stray petard

    Watch: New video shows trees torched by stray petard

    Updated 5.31pm with new video, statement by Environment Authority A stray petard from the feast of Santa Marija is being blamed for setting off a fierce fire in the Nature 2000 site at Il-Maqluba, which was still smouldering on Thursday...

  • Inflation rises to two per cent in June

    Inflation rises to two per cent in June

    The annual rate of inflation in June rose to two per cent, according to the Central Bank of Malta. In its latest economic update, the CBM said its business conditions rose over the previous month and continued to “suggest above-average...

  • Fishing line and plastic claim rare turtle

    Fishing line and plastic claim rare turtle

    Updated 11.15am A 190kg juvenile female Leatherback turtle was found dead in the sea off Gozo on Wednesday, with fishing rope and a buoy strangling it. This rare species is one of the biggest turtles in the sea. The marine animal was spotted...

  • At least 48 killed in Kabul blast

    At least 48 killed in Kabul blast

    Weeks of relative calm in Kabul were shattered on Wednesday (August 15) by a suicide attack on an educational center in a mainly Shi'ite area in the west of the Afghan capital. At least 48 people were killed and 67 wounded, the health ministry...

  • Maltese family escapes Genoa bridge collapse after plan change

    Maltese family escapes Genoa bridge collapse after plan change

    A planned trip to the Genoa aquarium could have ended in tragedy for a Maltese family living in Italy who narrowly escaped being on the bridge that collapsed after deciding not to go because of bad weather. Malta’s Ambassador to Italy, Vanessa...

  • New Zealand bans foreigners from buying existing properties

    New Zealand bans foreigners from buying existing properties

    New Zealand's parliament passed a law on Wednesday to ban many non-resident foreigners from buying existing homes, completing the Labour-led government's election campaign pledge. Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand's popular 38-year-old prime minister,...

  • Most overused pesticide linked to brain conditions in children

    Most overused pesticide linked to brain conditions in children

    A pesticide linked to potentially irreversible neurological impairments in children had the highest readings of all the overused chemicals on the island, the authorities have confirmed. The contentious insecticide, called chlorpyrifos, was thrust...

  • Candles spell 'Justice' to mark 10 months since Caruana Galizia murder

    Candles spell 'Justice' to mark 10 months since Caruana Galizia murder

    Glowing candles formed the word ‘Justice’ on the beach of Font Għadir in Sliema just before the break of dawn on Thursday, to mark 10 months since the assassination of the journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. The action, was carried out by...

  • Today's front pages: August 16, 2018

    Today's front pages: August 16, 2018

    These are the main stories featured in Thursday's newspapers: Times of Malta featured the jubilant arrival of migrants on a rescue ship after five days stranded at sea. Prominence was also given to the levels of pesticide found in locally-grown...

  • Prospects for cleaner air over Grand Harbour as new rules push cruise ships to LNG fuel

    Prospects for cleaner air over Grand Harbour as new rules push cruise ships to LNG fuel

    Tough new rules on marine fuel are forcing shipowners to explore liquefied natural gas as a cleaner alternative, in a development which will be welcomed in Malta, where fumes from cruise liners in Grand Harbour are reaching toxic levels 10 times...

  • Another two storks shot out of the sky

    Another two storks shot out of the sky

    Two white storks were shot out of the sky on Wednesday, raising to five the number of birds known to have been shot down since a flock of 18 arrived over Malta and Gozo last week. BirdLife Malta said the dead birds were found at Magħtab and a vet...

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