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  • 'Hold the compass or die': jailed migrants recount ordeal

    'Hold the compass or die': jailed migrants recount ordeal

    Gambian Cherno Jallow, Senegalese Cheikhaya Dieng, and Ivorian Fofana Lamine, are finishing 44-month jail sentences in Italy after people smugglers forced them to navigate boats across the Mediterranean. Shortly before they were due to be...

  • PN proposes ‘hybrid’ system to address e-counting mechanism flaws

    PN proposes ‘hybrid’ system to address e-counting mechanism flaws

    The Nationalist Party is proposing a “hybrid system” to resolve what it claims to be serious issues in the electronic counting system, set to be used in the upcoming European and council elections. Under this system, each ballot is manually...

  • Man walks free after being found not guilty of drug trafficking

    Man walks free after being found not guilty of drug trafficking

    A man charged with drug-trafficking, facing the prospect of life imprisonment, walked out of court free late on Monday night after a week-long trial which ended in a 'not guilty' verdict.  Edward Cardona, 36, from St Paul’s Bay, stood accused of...

  • Paris ties Singapore, Hong Kong as world's priciest cities

    Paris ties Singapore, Hong Kong as world's priciest cities

    Paris has climbed to the top of the world's priciest city for expatriates, tied first with Singapore and Hong Kong according to a survey Tuesday that named the capital of strife-torn Venezuela as the cheapest. The French capital was the only...

  • Three isolated cases of measles reported

    Three isolated cases of measles reported

    Public Health authorities are investigating three separate, unrelated, confirmed cases of measles, as precautions are taken to ensure these cases remain isolated. In 2018, there were five imported cases and one case of local transmission. Since...

  • Two hospitalised after car smashes into barrier in Marsa

    Two hospitalised after car smashes into barrier in Marsa

    Updated 12.20pm Two pensioners have been hospitalised after their car hit concrete barriers being used to separate lanes during roadworks on Triq Aldo Moro in Marsa. The car, a Mercedes Benz, overturned, trapping the 76-year-old driver from...

  • Watch: Indonesia flood death toll rises to 89, dozens missing

    Watch: Indonesia flood death toll rises to 89, dozens missing

    At least 89 people are known to have died after flash floods and landslides tore through Indonesia's Papua region, with the toll expected to rise further as rescuers hunt for dozens still missing, the national disaster agency said Tuesday. Scores...

  • Myanmar court jails Rakhine leader for 20 years for treason

    Myanmar court jails Rakhine leader for 20 years for treason

    A Myanmar court on Tuesday sentenced a prominent ethnic Rakhine leader to 20 years in jail for treason, a verdict likely to intensify anger amid fighting between the ethnic group and the army. Security forces tried to calm hundreds of supporters...

  • Lija residents fight plans for five-storey block and boutique hotel

    Lija residents fight plans for five-storey block and boutique hotel

    Lija residents are objecting to plans for a five-storey apartment block in a street just outside the village core which currently features only two-storey terraced houses. Residents say the proposal in Triq tal-Mirakli, similar to several that...

  • Giant squid gets makeover before showtime

    Giant squid gets makeover before showtime

    A little elbow grease, some formaldehyde, and a lot of ingenuity - that's what it took for taxidermists at the Museum of Natural History to prettify a giant squid along with a coelacanth, a rare fish known as the "living fossil". Six metres long -...

  • Turkish ‘village’ units to be turned into classrooms

    Turkish ‘village’ units to be turned into classrooms

    A construction firm which planned to build a makeshift ‘village’ to host Turkish construction workers is in pole position to turn some of its ‘unused’ prefabricated units into classrooms for government schools. UNEC Ltd a few weeks ago hit the...

  • Today’s front pages: March 19, 2019

    Today’s front pages: March 19, 2019

    These are the stories which made it to the front pages of Tuesday's newspapers: The Times of Malta reports that the prefabricated units that were to be used to house Turkish temporary workers will instead be used as classrooms. It also features...

  • Karadzic trial to close, but Bosnia's divides remain open

    Karadzic trial to close, but Bosnia's divides remain open

    Widows of the Srebrenica massacre hope he will die in prison, while Bosnian Serbs have honoured Radovan Karadzic with a university dorm in his name. Ahead of his final verdict in a UN court, the former Bosnian Serb leader continues to divide the...

  • Mapfre MSV Life plc declares 2018 bonuses

    On March 5, 2019 Mapfre MSV Life plc announced the bonus rates for With Profits Plans for the year ended December 31, 2018.  A Regular Bonus Rate of 2.35 per cent was declared on the company’s core products namely the comprehensive flexi plan...

  • Italian ship rescues migrants as Rome vows to 'stop' them landing

    Italian ship rescues migrants as Rome vows to 'stop' them landing

    An Italian charity ship rescued some 50 migrants at sea off Libya Monday, prompting Rome to warn it was ready to "stop once and for all" such private vessels from bringing those saved to Italy. Italy's hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has...

  • Prisoner stopped from harming himself in lock-up

    Prisoner stopped from harming himself in lock-up

    A 19-year-old Maltese man was stopped from harming himself while he was being held in custody at the police headquarters. The police managed to stop him in time but the man was sent to Mater Dei as a precaution. The incident took place at 7pm on...

  • Gozo ferries 13 times more polluting than the vehicles they carry

    Gozo ferries 13 times more polluting than the vehicles they carry

    Updated 8.20pm The Gozo ferries churned out 13 times the pollution that their cargo of vehicles would generate if they drove through a tunnel instead, a town hall debate on the proposed permanent link heard on Monday night. The debate, organised...

  • Delay or no-deal? Brexit scenarios in the balance

    Delay or no-deal? Brexit scenarios in the balance

    With less than a fortnight until Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29, the Brexit process remains mired in uncertainty. Here are some of the ways it could play out: Short Brexit delay Prime Minister Theresa May last week agreed...

  • Dead whale in Philippines had 40 kg of plastic in stomach

    Dead whale in Philippines had 40 kg of plastic in stomach

    A starving whale with 40 kilos of plastic trash in its stomach has died after being washed ashore in the Philippines, activists said Monday, calling it one of the worst cases of poisoning they have seen. Environmental groups have tagged the...

  • Local enforcement agency accounts should be scrutinised – MP

    Local enforcement agency accounts should be scrutinised – MP

    The Opposition would be demanding that the accounts of the Local Enforcement System Agency (LESA) be tabled in the House of Representatives, said MP Robert Cutajar. Mr Cutajar referred to the LESA reform in negative terms, arguing that local...

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