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  1. Sirens stun San Ġiljan to take top spot

    Sirens underlined their recent improvement when beating San Ġiljan 9-8 in a tactical masterclass, to confirm that their victory over Neptunes in the preliminary round was no fluke. The win ensured that the St Paul’s Bay side leapfrogged the Saints...

  2. Watch: Migrants found living in stables in Marsa

    Last updated at 7.12pm with PN, PL statements below Migrants have been found living in squalid conditions in a stable in Marsa, housed in units with filthy mattresses, mouldy walls and clothes hanging off nails.  Dozens of police, immigration and...

  3. Taiwan asks HK, China to help fight $30m online love scams

    Taiwan urged China and Hong Kong on Tuesday to work together to investigate a spate of financial love scams that have caused over $30 million in losses to Taiwanese targets. Fighting this new type of cross-border fraud will require the cooperation...

  4. New Zealand cops nab penguin prowlers in sushi stall

    A pair of New Zealand penguins that broke into a sushi stall at Wellington's busiest railway station have been returned to their natural habitat. Police said they initially received a report about a little blue penguin in the city centre over the...

  5. Last month was hottest June since 1923

    Following a rather cool and stormy May, June brought the heat back to the Maltese Islands, raising the average air temperature to 26.3°C. Last month was, in fact, the hottest June recorded on the Maltese islands since 1923. The first heatwave of...

  6. Fifty years after Moon mission, Apollo astronauts to meet at historic launchpad

    Fifty years ago on Tuesday, three American astronauts set off from Florida for the Moon on a mission that would change the way we see humanity's place in the universe. The crew's surviving members, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, are set to...

  7. Sudan protesters, army rulers ink power sharing deal: AFP

    Sudan's protesters and ruling generals Wednesday inked a power sharing deal, paving the way for a civilian administration, a key demand of demonstrators since president Omar al-Bashir was deposed in April. The two sides initialled a document...

  8. Malaysia to challenge EU palm oil curbs at WTO

    Malaysia will lodge a complaint with the World Trade Organisation over the European Union's plan to phase out the use of palm oil in biofuels, a minister said Tuesday. The Southeast Asian country is the world's second biggest palm oil producer...

  9. Italian author Camilleri, creator of Montalbano detective, has died    

    Updated 12pm Italian author Andrea Camilleri, who earned worldwide acclaim for his series of 30-odd whodunnits starring inspector Salvo Montalbano in the fictitious Sicilian city of Vigata, died Wednesday aged 93. Born in Porto Empedocle, Sicily,...

  10. What Western civilisation owes to Islamic cultures

    Algebra, alchemy, artichoke, alcohol, and apricot all derive from Arabic words which came to the West during the age of Crusades. Even more fundamental are the Indo-Arabic numerals (0-9), which replaced Roman numerals during the same period and...