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Yorgen Fenech stocked up on grenades, guns and poison following Galizia murder

Yorgen Fenech stocked up on grenades, guns and poison following Galizia murder
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A year after journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered, Yorgen Fenech purchased an arsenal of grenades, poison, machine guns, pistols and around 800 bullets. The purchases were made on the dark web and paid for by using cryptocurrency Bitcoin, as revealed by deputy attorney general Philip Galea Farrugia as Fenech faces trial for complicity in the murder of Galizia. 

Two grenades, two Glock pistols, two machine guns, Scorpions (a type of rifle), silencers for the pistols and around 800 bullets were purchased. A separate purchase resulted in Fenech receiving an email assuring him that a 20-gram shipment of potassium cyanide has been shipped to him. The chemical releases a highly toxic gas. The purchases were made in November 2018, which happens to be the same month Times of Malta and Reuters revealed Fenech was the owner of secret offshore company 17 Black. 

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Watch: Former couple awkwardly draw each other at snooker British open

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Mark Allen beat ex-girlfriend Reanne Evans 3-2  in their first game against each other. The pair don’t have the best of relationships and this was seen when Reanne rejected Mark’s fist bump before the game.

 

Mark and Reanne broke up back in 2008, but are still in a child maintenance dispute over their 14-year old daughter. After the win, Mark told the press “It was awful and I wouldn’t want to do it again really,” he also went on to compliment his opponent “She potted some brilliant balls under pressure. That puts you under pressure because then your safety has to be pinpoint and mine wasn’t quite there.”

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Reanne Evans also didn’t want the match as she told the press “No one wanted that match but you have to respect the top players. I am absolutely gutted but I am really proud at the same time. Reanne is one of the sole female representatives in snooker. The 12-time champion is very vocal about the pay gap between men and women, as even she admitted that when she won her championship she received a prize of £450 whilst Ronnie O’Sullivan received £250,000 when he won his championship.

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“She was very unfortunate not to go on and win 3-1…I just want to play snooker.
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Malta’s civil service dealt with 50 fires a week this summer

Malta’s civil service dealt with 50 fires a week this summer
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The Civil Protection Department has answered around 513 calls of countryside or rubbish dump fires between the 1st of June and 10th of August. Despite on a smaller scale when compared to the massive international fires ravaging Europe, 112 has reported a significant increase in such cases. 

Television Malta was informed by the Department’s Chief Assistance and Rescue Officer Kevin Pace how the number of fires reported this year is average, with the past six months’ average standing at 543. 

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Pace also revealed how despite some of these fires being accidental, many of them are because of irresponsibility. Dumping combustable material in grass and then igniting fires with the dry grass serves as field, with BBQs being the major source of such fires. 

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82 COVID-19 cases registered overnight with 71 recoveries

54 COVID-19 cases registered with 57 recoveries
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Malta has registered 82 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 3,192 swab tests, while 71 patients have recovered. No deaths were registered in the past 24 hours. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

As of Monday Tuesday 17th August 2021, 787,194 vaccine doses were administered of which 409,095 were 1st doses. 406,325 people are currently fully vaccinated.

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To date, Malta has registered 35,516 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 34,072 have recovered, 433 died and 615 are still active.

Mater Dei Hospital is currently treating a total of 37 COVID-19 positive patients, one of whom is in the ITU.

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