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  • Police may lose out to sportsmen at Ta’ Kandja shooting range

    Police may lose out to sportsmen at Ta’ Kandja shooting range

    Policemen fear the new Ta’ Kandja shooting range will be of little benefit to them, amid concerns the facility will be mostly used as a sport venue despite forming part of the police academy. Announced by the government in May last year at the...

  • Fibre optic cable link will not mean roads being dug up

    Fibre optic cable link will not mean roads being dug up

    The fibre optic cable from Gozo to Malta will be routed through trenches along the side of the road, and will not require any streets being dug up, Transport Minister Ian Borg reassured on Wednesday. Replying to a parliamentary question by MP...

  • First person convicted for Nigeria's Boko Haram schoolgirl kidnap

    First person convicted for Nigeria's Boko Haram schoolgirl kidnap

    Nigeria has convicted the first person to be brought to justice for the Chibok girls kidnapping, a crime that made Islamist militant group Boko Haram notorious around the world, the justice ministry said. As part of a mass trial of suspected...

  • Watch: Four days delay means no chance for AFM gunner to get remedy

    Watch: Four days delay means no chance for AFM gunner to get remedy

    A former gunner, discharged from the Armed Forces of Malta over a leaked footage on the internet, had his civil case for a remedy rejected by the court since the suit had been registered four days too late. Joshue Agius, engaged with the AFM in...

  • Over 200 more nurses since 2015

    Over 200 more nurses since 2015

    There are 213 more nurses now than there were in 2015, according to Health Minister Chris Fearne. Replying to a parliamentary question posed by MP Godfrey Farrugia, he said that 574 nurses were recruited by the Health Department between 2015 and...

  • Progress on global goals 'unacceptably slow' for women, says UN

    Progress on global goals 'unacceptably slow' for women, says UN

    Women are being left behind in the United Nations' ambitious goals to solve hunger, injustice and other global ills, and they remain poorer, sicker and more vulnerable to violence than men, the UN women's agency said on Wednesday. Progress to date...

  • Buġibba trial: Second death too much of a coincidence

    Buġibba trial: Second death too much of a coincidence

    A forensic expert, called to investigate the death of a man inside a Buġibba apartment two years ago, explained in court how his suspicions had been aroused when he realised that eight months previously he had investigated a similar death inside...

  • Bulebel extension area should be protected for posterity

    Bulebel extension area should be protected for posterity

    Updated with parliamentary question at 6pm The Żejtun council has added its voice to those protesting against plans to extend the Bulebel industrial estate, saying that it should be removed from the development zone and protected for future...

  • Talks over standards commissioner start but no dates yet set

    Talks over standards commissioner start but no dates yet set

    Having failed to appoint a commissioner for standards by the end of last summer, as the Prime Minister had promised, the government now says the post will only be filled when there is agreement with the Opposition. However, the Nationalist Party...

  • Romance, candles, wine leads to ... Well, you know the rest!

    Romance, candles, wine leads to ... Well, you know the rest!

    Valentine's Day leads to a small - but noticeable - baby boom, figures have shown. NHS England said there was a 5% rise in conceptions in the period surrounding February 14. Data from 2015 showed there was an average of 15,427 conceptions each...

  • Paqpaqli crash: Confusion emerges over way Community Chest Fund is run

    Paqpaqli crash: Confusion emerges over way Community Chest Fund is run

    There was confusion over the way in which the Malta Community Chest Fund was being run, with various members on the board of administrators testifying on Wednesday that they were not quite sure who issued instructions or who reported to whom. This...

  • Adding dragons to the Carnival mix

    Adding dragons to the Carnival mix

    Chinese New Year and Maltese carnival celebrations crossed paths in Valletta with guest performers from China showcasing their culture on the streets of the capital. The Zhejiang Wu Opera Troupe staged a show at Pjazza Teatru Rjal on Tuesday, the...

  • Anger as Naxxar trees are removed

    Anger as Naxxar trees are removed

    Six bay trees have been uprooted from Naxxar Square to the anger of residents. The local council said that the six trees, which were removed from the upper part of Labour Avenue on Wednesday morning, would be transferred to a suitable location at...

  • Watch: Three shot near US National Security Agency

    Watch: Three shot near US National Security Agency

    Updated 5pm Several people were injured during a Wednesday morning shooting at the US National Security Agency headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland, the agency said. The incident occurred about 7 a.m. ET (1200 GMT) when a vehicle tried to enter...

  • UK tells charities: no more cash if you don't come clean on abuse

    UK tells charities: no more cash if you don't come clean on abuse

    Britain will stop funding overseas aid agencies if they fail to learn the lessons from Oxfam's sex abuse scandal, and the government will discuss possible prosecutions with law enforcement, the British development minister said on Wednesday. Penny...

  • Man jailed two years for injuring two people in fight

    Man jailed two years for injuring two people in fight

    Being in a state of intoxication is no excuse or legal defence to the use of violence, a magistrate said on Wednesday as he sent a man who grievously injured two people to two years in jail. Duale Abokor Mustafa, a 37-year old Somali residing at...

  • Caruana Galizia earned her memorial - MEP

    Caruana Galizia earned her memorial - MEP

    Slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia earned her memorial and it is was very good idea to commemorate her, MEP Petra Kammerevert said. Ms Kammerevert is in Malta as part of a delegation visiting for the Valletta 2018 Capital of Culture...

  • MUT portrayed jacuzzi situation inaccurately, says Education Ministry

    MUT portrayed jacuzzi situation inaccurately, says Education Ministry

    The Malta Union of Teachers “portrayed the situation inaccurately” when it said that a jacuzzi in the Helen Keller Resource Centre was putting students and educators at risk, Education Ministry permanent secretary Frank Fabri said. At a press...

  • Kuwait commits funding to help Iraq reconstruction efforts

    Kuwait commits funding to help Iraq reconstruction efforts

    Kuwait's ruling emir has said his oil-rich nation will give one billion US dollars in loans and one billion dollars in direct investments to help rebuild Iraq, a stunning donation as only a generation ago Saddam Hussein invaded the small, oil-rich...

  • MEPs slam Pilatus Bank in letter to European Banking Authority

    MEPs slam Pilatus Bank in letter to European Banking Authority

    Twenty-two MEPs from across political groups have expressed serious concerns over the fact that Pilatus Bank continues to operate in the EU. In a letter to the European Banking Authority the MEPs who formed part of the PANA Committee of Inquiry as...