Your morning briefing to start your day informed.
Latest: Tens of migrants this morning were cleared out of a block of apartments by the police in Triq il-Halel Bugibba. Police officers from the immigration section as well as members of the Rapid Intervention Unit raided the block at 6am. It is understood that five migrants were found in each room, and each were paying €200 every month, TVM reports.
International leaders gathering at the G7 summit are reportedly nearing an agreement to help fight fires in the Amazon rainforest.
Israeli Air Force drones hit a military position belonging to a Palestinian group in Lebanon, near the Syrian border, early on Monday.
Hong Kong police said on Monday they arrested 36 people, the youngest aged 12, after violence during anti-government demonstrations escalated as protesters hurled Molotov cocktails at security forces who responded with water cannon and tear gas.
The authorities in Chad have closed the borders with Libya, Sudan, and the Central African Republic for security reasons.
A helicopter and an ultralight plane have collided mid-air in Mallorca, killing at least seven people.
At least 62 people have died in Sudan as flash flooding across the country causes devastation to people’s homes and livelihoods in the northeast African country.
Countries have agreed to strengthen protections for 18 threatened species of sharks and rays, including those hunted for their meat and fins
After 40 uninterrupted days of treatment against leukaemia Bologna’s coach Sinisa Mihajlovic lead his team in their debut match against Verona. The match ended in 1 – 1.
Malta’s Newspaper Review
In Malta’s newspapers, we read that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said that the government is proactive on migrant rescue issues in order to safeguard the national interest. Muscat said that it is useless stamping your feet before such situations.
In another story we read that Malta’s Prime Minister said he is confident AUM will meet its commitments in time. We also read that studies show that many women avoid breast cancer screening out of fear.
The PN is demanding the regularisation of massage parlours following reports of rising sexually transmitted disease cases.
On This Day
On This Day, in 1978 Albino Cardinal Luciani was elected pope as John Paul I, but he died of a heart attack 33 days later.
Thought For The Day
“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand”.