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  • Man denies raping 12-year-old girl

    Man denies raping 12-year-old girl

    A man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl yesterday has insisted he never met the child in question. Alhasan Ali, a 29-year-old who lives in Marsascala, stands charged with sexually abusing the child in Qormi yesterday.  He denied the accusation...

  • Interview: 'We need to go back to the drawing board'

    Interview: 'We need to go back to the drawing board'

    As the Nationalist Party conducts a soul-searching exercise to elect its new leader, one of the contenders, Alex Perici Calascione, tells Kurt Sansone that he will adopt a bottom-up approach to politics. You formed part of the party’s...

  • Man turned violent after being kicked out of house, court told

    Man turned violent after being kicked out of house, court told

    A 29-year-old who allegedly turned violent when evicted from his Luqa apartment early this morning stands accused of slightly injuring a police officer and the apartment's owner.  Police were called to the residence at 6am this morning, where...

  • Suspected dealer offered drugs to plainclothes officers

    Suspected dealer offered drugs to plainclothes officers

    A man accused of cocaine-related charges inadvertently approached plainclothes police officers and offered to sell them drugs, a court heard today.  23-year-old Abdelkader Chergui, who lives in Ħal Far, stands accused of dealing cannabis and...

  • Gozo Bishop warns against 'cheap hope' and 'prophets of doom'

    Gozo Bishop warns against 'cheap hope' and 'prophets of doom'

    From a nation in “urgent need of hope” to Church attitudes that snuff out faith, Gozo Bishop Mario Grech has delivered a lengthy treatise on hope. In a pastoral letter read out in Gozitan churches over the weekend, Mgr Grech also cautioned against...

  • FBI probes deadly violence at white supremacist rally

    FBI probes deadly violence at white supremacist rally

    US authorities will today investigate the violence stemming from a white nationalist rally yesterday that killed one person, injured more than 30, and challenged US President Donald Trump's leadership. The unrest in the southern college town...

  • Naked or clothed: strip club rules under consideration

    Naked or clothed: strip club rules under consideration

    Rules for adult entertainment clubs will determine whether entertainers can perform naked, semi-naked or clothed. The rules, which are still under consideration, target gentlemen’s clubs, to be classified as adult entertainment outlets under a new...

  • Fitch upgrade will encourage foreign investors, says Muscat

    Fitch upgrade will encourage foreign investors, says Muscat

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has hailed the upgrading of Malta’s credit rating by Fitch as a testament to the government’s “strong economic strategy”.In a brief telephone interview on One Radio today, Dr Muscat said the news would help to increase...

  • What did MPs declare in campaign funds?

    What did MPs declare in campaign funds?

    Friends, family members, businessmen and even a State entity chairman donated tens of thousands of euros to the individual electoral campaigns of the 67 newly elected MPs, the deputies’ declarations show. Labour’s Parliamentary Secretary, Silvio...

  • Customs seize undeclared cash from airport traveller

    Customs seize undeclared cash from airport traveller

    Updated 1.30pm - Added court details A man waiting to board a flight to Istanbul was caught with more than €11,000 in cash in his hand luggage last night.  Ramadan Innedem, 48, was found to be carrying €11,300, 2,060 Egyptian pounds and 140...

  • Ohio's final survivor returned to Grand Harbour

    Ohio's final survivor returned to Grand Harbour

    A part of World War II hero Allan Shaw will remain in Malta forever, as his children Peter and Patricia plan to scatter some of his ashes in Grand Harbour at a private ceremony. The last survivor of the crew aboard the battered tanker SS Ohio,...

  • What happened this week

    What happened this week

    What made the headlines Air Malta breaks even in second quarter: Air Malta managed to break even between April and June 2017 for the first time in around 10 years, according to leaked details from the accounts obtained by the Times of Malta. The...

  • Man sets house on fire while trying to burn wasp nest

    Man sets house on fire while trying to burn wasp nest

    A man in Canada who tried to get rid of a wasp nest inside his house by pouring gasoline over it ended up setting his house on fire instead. The Ontario resident's plan went up in flames when embers from the fire he ignited fell into the wall...

  • Watch: Gas explosion that blew up house caught on CCTV

    Watch: Gas explosion that blew up house caught on CCTV

      The moment a gas blast destroyed half of one house and wrecked another in the UK has been caught on camera. The footage shows the huge explosion in Ryhope, Sunderland, as pieces of the house are sent flying through the air. But despite the...

  • Today's front pages

    Today's front pages

    Good morning. This is a summary of the leading stories in today's local newspapers.  The Sunday Times of Malta leads with news that PD's Godfrey Farrugia has not excluding a bid to take over the party reins once his partner Marlene quits the role...

  • Godfrey Farrugia does not exclude running for PD leader

    Godfrey Farrugia does not exclude running for PD leader

    Godfrey Farrugia does not exclude contesting the Democratic Party leadership when his partner Marlene Farrugia relinquishes the post in October. In a surprise decision communicated on Facebook yesterday, Marlene Farrugia said she will step down as...

  • 'We cannot even open our windows at night'

    'We cannot even open our windows at night'

    Mosta residents feel they are being dealt a raw deal amid no enforcement at a construction site close to their homes as their complaints fall on deaf ears. Those living close to the development in the area known as taż-Żokkrija vented to their...

  • Students present biomedical engineering research in Seville

    Students present biomedical engineering research in Seville

    Three Maltese students, alumni of the University of Malta, recently presented their biomedical engineering research at the congress of the European Society of Biomechanics in Seville, Spain. Andre Attard and Carl Muscat presented cutting-edge...

  • 19th Sunday in ordinary time: Living wisely, creatively

    Today’s readings: 1 Kings 19, 9.11-13; Romans 9, 1-5; Matthew 14, 22-33. Rough patches come our way unexpectedly. They can be time consuming, they drain our energy and joy of living, they can even upset our belief system. In today’s Scriptures we...

  • Applications for liberal arts and science units

    Applications for liberal arts and science units

    University rector Alfred Vella recently presented certificates of achievement to 176 students who successfully completed one or more units forming part of the University’s Programme in the Liberal Arts and Sciences (Plas) during the last academic...

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