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Flash flooding, drivers trapped in cars, train lines suspended, power outages, as torrential rain lashes CBD

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Victoria is bracing for potential further heavy rainfall after the State Emergency Service was inundated with more than 500 calls for help when a freak thunderstorm and torrential rain lashed Melbourne’s inner-city on Friday evening. Severe thunderstorm warnings remained in place on Friday night for Melbourne as well as central and western Victoria, including Ballarat, […]

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Victoria Hotspurs vs Nadur Youngsters FC 3-4

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Victoria Hotspurs vs Nadur Youngsters FC 3-4 GFA KO Division I: Q/final Victoria Hotspurs – FT (3-4) – Nadur Youngsters FC Referee: Mario Apap 5’ (0-1) Daniel Sowatey o.g. 24’ (0-2) Daniel Mateo Bustos 44’ (1-2) Stanimir Miloskovic 51’ (1-3) penalty Daniel Mateo Bustos 60’ (2-3) Ferdinado Apap 68’ (3-3) Elton Alexandre Da Silva 87’ […]

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Activist ‘assaulted’ during peaceful protest

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Report filed with Valletta police Updated at 4.30pm with PD statement An activist was ‘assaulted’ on Thursday while protesting in front of the Great Siege Monument in Valletta, the groups Repubblika and Occupy Justice said. They said in separate statements that while activists were protesting peacefully by placing flowers and candles at the foot of the monument, they […]

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May urges EU to help get Brexit ‘over the line’

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EU leaders say they want to help but ask how Updated Britain’s weakened prime minister, Theresa May, appealed to fellow EU leaders on Thursday for concessions to help her win support in parliament next month for a deal that can smooth Britain’s exit from the European Union. Arriving at a Brussels summit a day after […]

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Suspected Strasbourg shooter is dead – police

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More than 700 police involved in manhunt The suspected gunman, who killed three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg, has been killed, two police sources said on Thursday, ending his 48-hours on the run. Cherif Chekatt was killed in the Neudorf/Meinau area of the city after a police operation was launched around 9pm (8pm […]

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Il-Prinċep Karlu jfaħħar il-kuraġġ tal-insara persegwitati

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Minn Mario Schiavone Il-Prinċep Karlu f’laqgħa ta’ talb għall-insara persegwitati Il-Prinċep Karlu f’laqgħa ta’ talb għall-insara persegwitati Mexxejja tal-Knisja mil-Lvant Nofsani il-ġimgħa li għaddiet inġabru għal servizz fil-Kattidral ta’ Westminster li għalih attenda wkoll il-Prinċep ta’ Wales li hu l-eredi tat-Tron tal-Ingilterra. Waqt din il-laqgħa il-Prinċep Karlu faħħar il-kuraġġ u l-fidi tal-insara persegwitati madwar id-dinja […]

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Għal darb’oħra: Ħelikopter mhux disponibbli għal pazjent

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Minn Paul Cachia Għal darb’oħra l-ambulanza tal-ajru li titrasferixxi pazjenti bejn Malta u Għawdex “ma kinitx disponibbli”. Kelliem għal Steward Healthcare kkonferma li dan ġara l-Ħadd li għadda filgħaxija minħabba li l-ħelikopter kien għall-manutenzjoni. Madanakollu l-kelliem żied jgħid lil Newsbook.com.mt li l-pazjent li ddaħħal l-isptar ma kienx hemm bżonn li jiġi trasferit lejn l-Isptar Mater Dei b’urġenza […]

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Soru ‘Maltija’ tmut martri u ssir beata

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Minn Mario Schiavone 19-il martri Alġerin ġew ibbeatifikati f’ċerimonja lbieraħ, u fosthom kien hemm Soru Jeanne Littlejohn ta’ dixxendenza Maltija. F’ittra li bagħat fl-okkażjoni tal-beatifikazzjoni, il-Papa Franġisku qal li l-martirju u l-persekuzzjonijiet mhumiex affarijiet tal-passat u llum għadna nsofru minnhom, kemm jekk bit-tixrid tad-demm kif hu l-każ ta’ ħafna martri kontemporanji jew inkella b’mezzi sottili […]