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Malta, a predominantly Catholic nation, is set to vote for same-sex marriage.

However, the Catholic Church is objecting the motion.

When the Labour government won its second term last month, it promised to introduce the legislation as its first law, which the opposition party equally supports.

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However, many are questioning whether the law will pass unanimously or if there will be any opposing votes.

The Bill, which will be voted on later today, is piloted by Malta's Equality Minister Helena Dalli, as she wants to "modernise the institution of marriage."

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This will be the latest turn-around in the country, since divorce wasn't legalised until 2011.

Adoption among gay and lesbian men and women in civil unions was only introduced in 2014.



At least five people have died after a plane crash in Malta.

Local media reports that the aircraft was operated by the French government. 

The plane went down in shortly after take-off from Malta International Airport at around 7.20am local time (6.20am Irish time) today and is now Malta's worst peacetime air accident. 

A witness told the Times Of Malta the propeller plane suddenly tipped to its right side and "went straight down to the ground", exploding into flames.

Further footage taken from another plane on the tarmac showed the wreckage burning in a field.

Airport officials said the flight was heading for the city of Misrata in Libya. It is thought all the dead are French and were crew. 


All departures and arrivals at Malta International Airport have now been stopped. Flights are currently being diverted to Sicily.

Live information can be found here.