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The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) today formally opened an election observation mission for the 30 November 2014 parliamentary elections in Moldova. The mission’s...Read More >>

  • Updated: Xarabank collects €222,890 in aid of Dar tal-Providenza

    Date: Sat, 06/07/2013 - 17:13

    The sum of €222,890 was collected on the first day of the volleyball marathon being held in aid of id-Dar tal-Providenza. The sum was collected during a special edition of Xarabank on national television.
  • School attack in Nigeria leaves 28 dead

    Date: Sat, 06/07/2013 - 16:25

    At least 28 children and their teacher were killed in an attack on a school in the Nigerian state of Yobe. The attack is suspected to have been carried out by Islamists where some of the victims were burned alive. The incident happened as militants arrived at the...
  • 'Italian Escobar’ caught in Colombia

    Date: Sat, 06/07/2013 - 10:46

    The alleged boss of Italy’s Calabrian mafia has been caught in Colombia. Roberto Pannunzi, who has been described as Europe’s most wanted drugs trafficker, is known as the Pablo Escobar of Italy. He was detained in a shopping centre in the capital, Bogota, authorities...
  • Construction and education stakeholders strive for greener buildings

    Date: Sat, 06/07/2013 - 10:00

    Stakeholders from the construction and the renewable energy industries and the local vocational education sector recently discussed the opportunities and challenges involved in reducing the carbon footprint of buildings.
  • Autistic children to be able to access school grounds after hours

    Date: Sat, 06/07/2013 - 09:45

    Primary schools in Attard, St Paul’s Bay, Marsaxlokk and Sannat will open during the evenings to make their school grounds available during the summer months for children diagnosed with autism. This initiative was announced by Minister for Education and Employment and...
  • 8,400 migrants land in Italy, Malta during past six months

    Date: Sat, 06/07/2013 - 08:31

    The UNHCR estimates that approximately 8,400 migrants and asylum-seekers landed on the coasts of Italy and Malta in the first six months of this year. The majority arrived in Italy (7,800), while Malta received around 600 migrants and asylum-seekers. Those making this...
  • Malta's newspapers review

    Date: Sat, 06/07/2013 - 08:22

    The Times leads with a picture of Pope John Paul II who will be made a saint. It also reports that the Bahamas villa was leased by John Dalli's daughter through a gold trader with links to charity. In another story it reports that the Prime Minister has been warned of...
  • Five children killed in Mexico shooting

    Date: Sat, 06/07/2013 - 06:00

    Five children are among seven people found dead with gunshot wounds in the Mexican state of Guerrero. Some of the victims had been shot in the head. The state has been beset by drug-related violence, and vigilante groups have formed in response. The ‘self-defence’...
  • Suicide bomber kills 12 at police station

    Date: Fri, 05/07/2013 - 21:00

    At least 12 people have been killed and a further five were wounded in a suicide attack at a police station in southern Afghanistan. Most of the victims are thought to be police officers who were having lunch at the time of the bombing.
  • Opening of the Hyperbaric unit at Gozo Hospital

    Date: Fri, 05/07/2013 - 18:21

    Health Minister Godfrey Farrugia this morning visited the Hyperbaric Unit in Gozo and inaugurated its reopening after it had been closed for the previous six months. The Unit has been fully operational since May 1.