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Somalu ta’ 21 sena ma nstabx ħati li qabbad in-nar fiċ-ċentru miftuħ ta’ Ħal Far b’periklu għal dawk li kienu reqdin fil-kontejners. Madankollu huwa xorta waħda ntbagħat ħames xhur ħabs wara li ammetta li kien fis-sakra u m’obdiex l-ordnijiet tal-awtoritajiet. Il-każ imur lura għas-sigħat bikrin tad-29 t’Awwissu 2015, meta Abdiaziz Anis Abdulahi, li kien jgħix fiċ-ċentru miftuħ, mar fl-uffiċju tad-detenzjoni...

Paris has launched a new colour-coded sticker scheme to restrict car use in its latest attempt to curb air pollution many Parisians blame for coughing fits, eye irritation and runny noses. The "Crit'Air" system bans all diesel-fuelled cars registered between January 1997 and December 2000 - identifiable by a grey sticker on the windscreen - from the capital. About 6 percent of...

Fi grupp għal dawk li jħobbu l-annimali fuq is-sit soċjali ta’ facebook tpoġġa dan ir-ritratt ta’ ‘djar’ għall-qtates li jgħixu bla saqaf fuq rashom u li l-unika tama ta’ ħajja jridu jsibuha fit-toroq Maltin. Kienu bosta l-kummenti ta’ tifħir u pożittivi dwar dawn ix-xelters għall-annimali fil-bandli ta’ San Ġwann. Il-maġġoranza ta’ dawk li kkummentaw appellaw lill-Kunsilli Lokali tal-lokalitá tagħhom, biex...

Ħelikopter tas-salvataġġ li kien qed jgħabbi sitt persuni ġġarraf fiż-żona muntanjuża fiċ-ċentru tal-Italja. L-istazzjon nazzjonali Rai qiegħed jirrapporta li l-ħelikopter kien qed jgħabbi xi persuni li weġġgħu f’inċident waqt li kienu qed jiskijjaw. Ir-rapporti qalu li s-salvataġġ ma kellux rabta mal-inċident riċenti tal-valanga fl-istess żona. Kelliem għall-protezzjoni ċivili qal li jinsab informat bl-inċident tal-ħelikopter iżda ma kellux aktar dettalji dwar il-każ.

A rescue helicopter carrying some six people has crashed in central Italy, according to developing news reports.   The aircraft went down near the Campo Felice ski resort. The incident is not related to the rescue efforts underway at a hotel that was buried under a snow avalanche last week. According to Ansa, the helicopter fell from a height of around...

An emergency services helicopter has crashed in the province of L'Aquila.The rescue helicopter, carrying six people, was in the process of taking an injured person from a piste at the Campo Felice ski resort, sources said.It came down from a height of around 600 metres.

An eight-floor, 3-star hotel could replace a Sliema townhouse built in 1861 if the Planning Authority approves a 2016 application The house earmarked for demolition was one of the first dwellings built in Sliema A 150-year-old building in Sliema risks being demolished and replaced by an eight-floor hotel, with the Planning Authority set to make a decision tomorrow, amidst opposition by...

Is-Segretarju Parlamentari għall-Biedja, Sajd u Drittijiet tal-Annimali Roderick Galdes ippreżenta programm ta’ ħidma lill-Kunsill tal-Ministri. Dan kien l-ewwel kunsill tal-ministri ippresedut mill-Presidenza Maltija fil-bini l-ġdid tal-Kunsill, Europa Building. Huwa spjega l-prijoritajiet ewlenin fil-qasam tal-agrikoltura, li jsegwu bir-reqqa s-sitwazzjoni tas-swieq u tan-negozjati, kif ukoll li jaslu għal deċiżjoni dwar il-produzzjoni agrikola, il-foresti, ir-reżistenza antimikrobika u l-mediċini veterinarji.   Fil-qasam tas-sajd, il-Presidenza Maltija se...

Sevilla players in party mood after a win. Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli has taken less than seven months to make his mark at the Spanish team after steering them to a club-record 42 La Liga points at the halfway stage of the season. Sampaoli’s side came from behind to win 4-3 at Osasuna on Sunday, beating their 39-point haul from 19...

Donald Trump came through on a campaign pledge, pulling the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal In his first executive act as President of the United States, Donald Trump came through on a campaign pledge, pulling the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and said he is prepared to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement....

Even as Malta's population hovers just shy of half a million, we've got very different ways of pronouncing certain things in our country. From food choices to well-known places, the results are sometimes as confusing as they are hilarious.  But how do you pronounce these surnames? Tag someone who always has trouble with people pronouncing their surnames! READ NEXT: QUIZ: How Maltese Is Your Sex Life?

Climate change, the circular economy, low carbon emissions, and anti biotic risks infections are the main environmental priorities during Malta's EU Presidency, Minister Jose' Herrera told MEPs during his grilling with committee on the environment, public health, and food safety.The Minister was praised by a number of his peers for the ambitious program Malta has outlined in its...

The amount of enterprises using computers and internet for business purposes in 2016 stood at 97.1% and 96.5% respectively, according to a NSO survey High levels of computer use was present throughout all enterprise size classes and economic activities The National Statistics Office survey on ICT usage and e-commerce among enterprises conducted in 2016 found that the vast majority of enterprises  used...

Is-Soċjetà Mużikali Marija Reġina se tippreżenta Akkademja Mużikali nhar is-Sibt, 28 ta’ Jannar, taħt il-Patroċinju tal-President ta’ Malta, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, bħala bidu għal programm ta’ ċelebrazzjonijiet li qegħdin ifakkru żewġ anniversarji importanti Marsin – l-40 Sena mill-Fondazzjoni tal-istess Soċjetà Mużikali kif ukoll il-50 Anniversarju mit-twaqqif tal-Parroċċa ta’ Marija Reġina fil-Marsa. Il-programm mużikali li se tesegwixxi l-Banda Marija Reġina, taħt...

Bejn id-21.00 u l-4.00 se jkun qed isir xogħol ta’ manutenzjoni mir-roundabout ta’ Triq Reġġie Miller sal-mini tal-Universitá minn Transport Malta. F’dawn is-sigħat, it-traffiku se jgħaddi minn Triq Reggie Miller peress li din il-parti tat-triq se tingħalaq għat-traffiku. Minn għada filgħodu,  it-traffiku se jibqa’ għaddej b’mod normali fuq żewġ karreġġjati f’kull direzzjoni.

Badly-needed maintenance work is due to be carried out tonight on the Regional Road between the Kappara roundabout and Tal-Qroqq tunnels, south bound. Traffic will be diverted to Triq Reggie Miller.   From tomorrow morning, traffic will proceed on two lanes on both directions as usual, however drivers will note that the construction site close to the petrol station area has...

  Transport Malta will carry out maintenance work from the roundabout in Triq Reggie Miller to the University tunnels, direction to Valletta, tonight between 21:00hrs and 04:00hrs.  Since part of this road will be closed during works, traffic will be diverted onto Triq Reggie Miller. Works will be carried out if weather permits. From tomorrow morning, traffic will proceed on two...

Ħames persuni oħra nstabu bla ħajja qalb il-fdalijiet tal-lukanda fl-Italja, wara li spiċċat taħt is-silġ kawża ta’ valanga. Dan ifisser li t-total ta’ vittmi issa tela’ għal erbatax. Dan ifisser li wara sitt ijiem ta’ operazzjoni ta’ salvataġġ, fadal ħmistax-il persuna irrapportati nieqsa. Il-ħaddiema tas-salvataġġ stqarru li xorta waħda għad hemm it-tama li jinsabu aktar persuni ħajjin. Bħalissa għaddejja operazzjoni diffiċli biex ikunu...

Heritage NGOs are rallying as the Planning Authority prepares to green-light the destruction of yet another 150-year old townhouse, this time in one of the oldest parts of Sliema. The house in St Mary’s Street, part of a well-preserved row of historic houses marred only by one newer development, will make way for an eight-storey apartment block, which will become...

Associated Press Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 12:18 Last update: about 29 minutes ago The death toll from an avalanche in central Italy climbed to 14 on Tuesday as hopes began to fade that any of the 15 people still missing might be found alive under a mountain resort buried by tons of snow and rubble. Firefighters located half a dozen bodies...

It was a long time coming for Venus Williams, who reached her 21st Grand Slam semifinal but her first at the Australian Open in 14 years. CoCo Vandeweghe advanced to her first major semifinal, anywhere, beating Grand Slam winners in back-to-back rounds. The one sure outcome when they meet this week will be an American in the final at Melbourne...

Il-President il-ġdid tal-Amerka, Donald Trump, waqqaf il-finanzjamenti federali li jmorru għal gruppi internazzjonali li joffru s-servizzi tal-abort u jipprovdu informazzjoni dwar l-abort. Il-kelliem għall-midja ta’ Trump qal li l-President irid jaqbeż għall-Amerikani kollha, anke għal trabi li għadhom ma twieldux. Donald Trump huwa kontra s-servizzi tal-abort fl-Istati Uniti. L-ordni eżekuttiva li ffirma Trump, magħrufa bħala Mexico City Policy żgur li ma niżlitx...

Education Minister Evarist Bartolo today insisted that he had fought against corruption throughout his 25-year parliamentary career and his track record on the subject “spoke for itself.” Mr Bartolo was being grilled by MEPs in the European Parliament committee for culture. He was accompanied by Justice and Culture Minister Owen Bonnici. The subject of corruption was raised by PN MEP Therese...

Stephen Calleja Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 12:00 Last update: about 10 minutes ago Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has refused to be interviewed on the online programme produced and presented by The Malta Independent, the now familiar INDEPTH. He has also shied away from confronting Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil in what remains as the most popular TV discussion show Xarabank, although...

Online-only bank under controllership of PWC says it will challenge request to ECB to remove banking licence The online-only bank Nemea taken under the controllership of PricewaterhouseCoopers has said it disagrees with the decision by the Malta Financial Services Authority to ask the European Central Bank to withdraw its licence.Nemea plc has appealed the MFSA’s decisions to appoint a competent...

Associated Press Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 11:59 Last update: about 20 minutes ago A survey shows that the economy of the 19-country eurozone began 2017 with relatively strong growth. The so-called purchasing managers' index, a gauge of activity in the manufacturing and services sectors, edged down to 54.3 points in January from the previous month's 54.4, which was the highest level...

Din is-sena l-Awtorità ta’ Malta dwar il-Komunikazzjoni se tiftaħ il-kategorija ta’ ‘L-Aqwa Kampanja fuq il-Midja Soċjali’ fi ħdan l-eBusiness Awards tal-2016 għall-votazzjoni tal-pubbliku għall-ewwel darba. L-MCA spjegat li din hija kategorija li se tinvolvi l-parteċipazzjoni tal-pubbliku u sservi wkoll biex tqis l-impatt li qed iħallu dawn il-kampanji. Għalhekk, se jkun il-pubbliku stess li jiddetermina r-rebbieħ b’50% tal-voti. L-erba’ finalisti ta’ din...

Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu has joined Milan on loan until the end of the season, the Premier League club have announced yesterday. The 22-year-old joined the Toffees from Barcelona on a permanent deal in July 2015 having previously spent the 2013-14 campaign on loan at Goodison Park. He scored eight goals across his 75 competitive appearances for Everton but will now...

Emanuel Coleiro, 59, lost his life in a motoring accident while driving in the north of Italy The photo, published by Italian media, features a heavy vehicle that was involved in a separate highway incident on the same day Two motorists have died in an Italian highway accident that claimed the life of a Maltese driver.The accident happened on Monday, 23...

A Maltese truck driver, Emmanuel Coleiro, 59, has died in a crash involving two trailers on an Italian highway. The incident, which left two men dead, took place on a stretch of motorway between Torino and Piacenza. Italian media outlets say one of the trucks, carrying building materials, overturned. The second lorry crashed into the wreckage a few moments later....

EU affairs minister meeting in Malta insist that, as long as the United Kingdom is a member state, it cannot negotiate trade deals with third party countries such as the US or Australia EU ministers insist UK must respect EU law European laws must be respected until the United Kingdom is officially out of the European Union, EU affairs ministers have...

A Maltese trucker, Emanuel Coleiro, died yesterday when his trailer overturned on a motorway near Torino. Three vehicles were involved in the crash, at about 3pm. Another man also died in the crash. Mr Coleiro was driving a trailer used by the Fahrenheit company.

Three men have been arrested in Sweden on suspicion of taking part in a rape that was streamed live on a closed Facebook group. Police spokeswoman Lisa Sannervik said the investigation into a serious sexual offence is in a preliminary phase. A teenager and two men in their 20s were arrested in the city of Uppsala, north of Stockholm, after police...

While another substance-filled holiday season has drawn to a close, The Malta Independent met with Chair of the National Centre for the Freedom from Addictions (NCFA) Dr Anna Vella to gauge what the prevalence of drug driving is in Malta, and understand why it is not given much attention in the same way that drink-driving does. Dr Vella has 20...

Il-Partit Nazzjonalista għadu midjun ma’ Żaren Vassallo, il-bniedem li mar tajjeb mid-‘deal’ tal-Lowenbrau u li kien imwiegħed kompromess. Ikkonfermat dan il-President tal-Eżekuttiv tal-Partit Nazzjonalista Ann Fenech għall-mistoqsijiet ta’ ONE NEWS. Għalkemm issa bidlet il-verżjoni oriġinali u qed tgħid li dak id-dejn ma jinkludix il-kwart ta’ miljun ewro li Żaren Vassallo ta ftit tal-jiem wara li ngħalaq id-deal tal-Lowenbrau. Wara li ftit tal-jiem...

l-Grupp Filateliku taż-Żejtun se jkun qed joħroġ żewġ bolol personalizzati u żewġ kartolini biex ifakkar żewġ anniversarji importani li għandhom x’jaqsmu mal-istorja postali fiż-Żejtun. Waħda mill-bolol qed tfakkar it-80 sena anniversarju mill-ġurnal filateliku The Melita Post, li ħareġ l-ewwel darba fl-1937, mill-Malta Philatelic Society Zeitun. Filwaqt li l-bolla ‘l oħra li turi l-emblema tal-Grupp Filateliku taż-Żejtun qed tfakkar il-15-il sena anniversarju mit-twaqqif ta’ din il-Grupp fl-2002. Filwaqt...

The Nationalist Party today said that Justice Minister Owen Bonnici’s bubbles on the Lowenbrau land deal continue to burst in his face. The latest declaration on the value of the land by the dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Alex Torpiano, as reported by The Malta Independent, is another occasion that shows how wrong the minister is. ADVERTISEMENT Owen Bonnici has abandoned...

Sewwieq Malti ta’ madwar 60 sena tilef ħajtu f’inċident tat-traffiku fl-Italja. Fl-inċident tilfu ħajjithom żewġ persuni. Kelliem għall-Ministeru tal-Affarijiet Barranin kkonferma ma’ dan is-sit li r-raġel tilef ħajtu f’inċident wara li nqaleb bi trailer fl-autostrada minn Torino għal Piacenza.

Bormliż ta’ 59 sena tilef ħajtu f’inċident tat-traffiku l-Italja li ħalla żewġ vittmi. Il-każ seħħ ilbieraħ fuq l-A21, minn Torino għal Piacenza. Il-ħabta kienet bejn żewġ vetturi kbar. Trailer li jġorr il-karozzi u ieħor, dak misjuq mill-Malti, li kien qed iġorr il-merkanzija. Il-vittma huwa Emanuel Coleiro.

Hollywood star Ewan McGregor refused to appear on Good Morning Britain because of host Piers Morgan's comments about the women's marches. Screen grabbed image taken from the Twitter page of Ewan McGregor, who refused to appear on Good Morning Britain. Morgan had previously voiced his displeasure at the protests which took place around the world, saying: "I'm planning a men's march to protest...

The survey on ICT Usage and e-Commerce among Enterprises employing a minimum of 10 persons in 2016 revealed that 97.1 per cent of enterprises used computers, while 96.5 per cent also used the internet. ICT Usage and e-Commerce in Enterprises: 2016 Computer and Internet Usage Results showed high levels of computer use throughout all enterprise size classes and economic activities. Shares of...

Vitaly Mutko – Russia FA chief. Russia’s deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko has revealed the draw for the 2018 World Cup is set to take place in the Kremlin on Friday, December 1. The date was already known but the confirmation of the venue – the official residence of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the heart of Moscow – underlines the...

Bernie Ecclestone kien sfurzat jirriżenja mir-rwoli kollha tiegħu fi ħdan il-kumpanija Formula 1 hekk kif il-kumpanija Liberty Media lestiet it-take over kollu għal madwar 7 biljun ewro. Ecclestone, li għandu 86 sena issa nħatar f’kariga onorarja ta’ chairman emeritus u se jkun qed jaqdi fir-rwol ta’ konsulent fuq il-Bord tal-F1 u xejn iktar. Chase Carey iċ-Chairman ta’ Liberty Media se jkun...

Malta's EU presidency is turning into a nightmare for Valletta residents who need to access their homes, the local council said today. Despite several meetings with the presidency team to limit the negative effects of on residents, any measures are being neutralised by the aggressive clearance of vehicles from roads, the Valletta council said in a statement. Long stretches of roads including...

Il-bidu ta’ sena skolastika rat il-bidu tal-proġett “tablet per child” għall-istudenti tar-raba’ sena. Liema proġett qed jintlaqa’ tajjeb ferm mill-istudenti, ġenituri u għalliema. Dan jidher biċ-ċar fil-kummenti li fost oħrajn qed isiru fuq is-sit soċjali facebook dwar dan il-proġett. Dan li jidher fir-ritratt kien propju wieħed mill-kummenti ta’ omm sodisfatta b’dan il-proġett. Hija spjegat li t-tablet hija kompluta b’kollox, inkluż...

Il-Qorti Suprema fl-Ingilterra għadha kif iddikkjarat li l-Gvern ta’ Theresa May mhux se jkun jista’ jiskatta l-Artiklu 50 jew il-proċess Brexit mingħajr l-approvazzjoni tal-Membri Parlamentari kollha.  Lura f’Diċembru, il-Gvern Ingliż appella kontra deċiżjoni tal-Qorti għolja biex ikun jista jingħata bidu għall-Brexit. Iżda l-Gvern ta’ Wales qal li jekk il-poter tal-Parlament mhux se jkun rispettat, Brexit mhu se tkun tiswa’ xejn....

Parliament must vote on whether the government can start the Brexit process, the UK's Supreme Court has ruled The UK government cannot trigger Article 50 without act of parliament The UK’s Supreme Court has ruled by eight votes to three that government cannot trigger Article 50 without act of parliament.The judgement means Theresa May cannot begin talks with the EU until...

On Sunday evening, many people defied the cold and the rain and walked in protest at St Julian’s to protest against the sending back of nine Mali migrants back to their country… Certainly, the people who walked in St Julian’s number far more than the nine Malians. Then again, it is not a question of numbers, but more of principle. Even...

Britain's Supreme Court says that the government can't trigger Brexit without an act of Parliament. Supreme Court President David Neuberger says the vote was a majority of 8-3. British Supreme Court unanimously rules there's no need to consult Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland on Brexit. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page...

Iż-żieda ta’ €7.5 miljun approvata f’Diċembru għall-baġit ta’ Jobsplus kienet meħtieġa prattikament biex tkompri l-ispejjeż marbuta mal-Community Work Scheme. Dan joħroġ minn informazzjoni mogħtija fil-Parlament mill-Ministru għax-Xogħol Evarist Bartolo fi tweġiba għall-mistoqsija tad-Deputat Nazzjonalista Edwin Vassallo. Il-Community Work Scheme kienet iċ-ċentru ta’ kontroversja hekk kif taħt din l-iskema, madwar 600 persuna qiegħda ġew allokati ma' diversi kunsilli lokali u organizzazzjonijiet mhux...

L-Istudji mill-Università ta’ Malta dwar il-ġeoloġija ta’ qiegħ il-baħar bejn Malta u Għawdex bi tħejjija għall-proġett tal-mina li għandha tgħaqqad iż-żewġ gżejjer għadhom għaddejjin. Dan joħroġ minn informazzjoni mogħtija fil-Parlament mill-Ministru għat-Trasport Joe Mizzi fi tewġiba għall-mistoqsija tad-Deputat Nazzjonalista Chris Said. Mizzi semma tliet studji differenti: Passive seismic measurements fuq l-art f’Malta, Għawdex u Kemmuna li għadhom għaddejjin, studju biex issir...