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Eight acquitted of drug smuggling over lack of access to lawyer during interrogation

A court has acquitted eight people of drug smuggling, in a case dating back 17 years, laying the blame squarely at the feet of...

Man dies of smoke inhalation from fire in neighbouring apartment in Marsascala

A man died early this morning from smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in an apartment in a neighbouring apartment, the police said.The...

Holy Week traditions: Is-Salib tal-G?olja

This weekend will see thousands of candles and traditional torches lit along the winding footpath leading to Salib tal-Gћolja (The Laferla Cross) Siggiewi, as...

St Patrick’s Day in Malta – how it started, and where it’s going

St Patrick’s Day –17 March – has become a day of international acclaim, celebrated with enthusiasm around the world every year, and with Malta...

The murder of the century: 58 years since the murder of Twannie Aquilina

As the sun set over Malta on 23 August 1960, it seemed like any other typical warm summer's day.  The tranquillity and stillness of...

Malta ranks 20th in the Financial Secrecy Index

Malta has ranked in the top 20 of the Financial Secrecy Index, out of 112 jurisdictions.The Financial Secrecy Index ranks jurisdictions according to their...

Great Siege ‘news item’ Maps get UNESCO status

Four maps of the great siege produced in 1565 have achieved UNESCO status, Minister for Culture Owen Bonnici announced this morning.The maps, one of...

Exploring another side of the sex industry: the online boom of escort services in...

A current topic of debate on the island is prostitution - whether to recognise sex work as being a job like any other or...

V18 proverb sculptures vandalized within hours of being installed

Several sculptures that are part of a cultural project in Valletta were vandalized within hours of being installed. The sculptures are part of the...

Updated (2): 24-year-old man dies ‘after being punched’ during argument in Paceville

A 24-year-old man from Swieqi died early on Sunday morning after being involved in an argument in St Julian’s, the police said. The accident...

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