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At embattled Hong Kong university, a dramatic escape (Update)
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 19:40:04 +0000 -

By James Pomfret and Jessie Pang Dozens of Hong Kong protesters staged a dramatic escape from a university campus sealed off by police on Monday by shimmying down plastic hosing from a bridge and fleeing on waiting motorbikes as the police fired projectiles. Many more anti-government protesters remained trapped inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic...

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Nobel prize winner calls for end to party influence at launch of new movement
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 19:32:25 +0000 -

The way forward for Cyprus is an economic reform programme completely independent of party influence, Sir Christopher Pissarides said on Monday at the official launch of the New Wave movement. New Wave: The other Cyprus was announced earlier this year by former rector of the University of Cyprus, Constantinos Christofides,...

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Akel says it fears whitewash in ‘spy van’ probe (Updated)
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 17:11:16 +0000 -

Authorities said on Monday they are looking into all facets of the ‘spy van’ operated by a company owned by an ex-Israeli intelligence officer, as main opposition Akel hinted there is much more to the affair than meets the eye and cautioned against a whitewash. Speaking to reporters, justice minister...

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Test of jamming system in prison causes Ayios Andreas phone shut down (Updated)
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:30:37 +0000 -

By Nick Theodoulou and George Psyllides Mobile telephony connectivity problems in the Ayios Andreas area of Nicosia were caused by a jamming system being installed at the nearby central prison, the transport ministry said on Monday. The ministry said in a statement that interference in the smooth operation of mobile...

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The peculiar story of George Petikas comes to life
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:18:23 +0000 -

After three successful performances in Athens, the play Anamisis Ntenekes returns to Cyprus for a limited number of performances in Nicosia and Limassol. The play is a theatrical adaptation of Yiannis Makridakis’ novel of the same name which tells the true story of a man who broke the law for...

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Health minister confident Gesy hiccups can be overcome
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:02:06 +0000 -

Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou conceded on Monday that public hospitals still had problems some five months after Gesy came into force, but changes were being made and time was needed to change the civil service mentality. “It is not easy to change mentality from one day to the next,” Ioannou...

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Trump tweets he might be willing to testify
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 15:24:39 +0000 -

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said that he might be willing to testify in the impeachment inquiry over his dealings with Ukraine “even though I did nothing wrong.” Democrats leading the impeachment process in the U.S. House of Representatives have not formally called Trump as a witness in the...

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More awards for South African Cypriot sibling maths geniuses
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 15:05:40 +0000 -

Two third-generation Cypriot siblings living in South Africa were awarded the ‘Champion of Champions Trophy’ at the International Abacus and Mental Arithmetic Championship in Dubai recently where they competed along with their country’s national team. Michaela Kapnias, 15, and her brother Vasilios, 12, displayed a talent for maths early on...

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Mayor to meet planning authorities over developer’s request to expand Coral Bay resort
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:58:05 +0000 -

Peyia mayor will meet with town planning authorities in Nicosia in the coming weeks to highlight the community’s concerns over a big developer’s application to build three tall buildings in the area. The Cyprus Mail first reported in February that Leptos developers had applied for an ambitious expansion of its...

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It’s not just Kouris river, it’s the whole island that suffers from fly tipping
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:45:48 +0000 -

Well from the dam down to Erimi bridge looks like a landfill site, and that area has nothing to do with the bases. This section is purely down to locals dumping their old furniture, kitchen appliances, building rubble, car parts and garden refuse. There are two businesses on the Kantou...

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Paphos ceremony to remember car crash victims
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:39:37 +0000 -

An event is being held in Paphos on Monday evening to remember road traffic victims as part of ceremonies to mark the international day for road accident victims, which occurred on Sunday, November 17. The ceremony will be held in Paphos at Kennedy square at 6pm on Monday evening. Members...

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Four killed at California backyard party, gunman on the loose (Update 1)
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:20:32 +0000 -

A gunman was still on the loose overnight after opening fire at a family party in a backyard in Fresno, California late on Sunday, killing four people and wounding six, police said. The gunman walked into the backyard where a gathering of about 35 family and friends was watching a...

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Pope Francis welcomes Anastasiades to Vatican, will visit Cyprus in 2020
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:17:21 +0000 -

During an official visit to the Vatican on Monday, President Nicos Anastasiades extended an invitation to Cyprus to Pope Francis for 2020, which has been accepted by the pontiff. Accompanied by his wife Andri, Anastasiades arrived at the Vatican on Monday morning together with Cypriot ambassador to the Holy See...

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Anastasiades says he’s saddened by Turkish FM’s negative comments
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:06:08 +0000 -

President Nicos Anastasiades said on Monday that statements by Turkish officials signalled they would not return to the negotiating table unless its conditions were satisfied. In a written statement, Anastasiades said he was saddened by the latest statement by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu who said the matter of political...

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Urgent need for national strategy for sexually abused children
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:00:19 +0000 -

Cyprus saw 368 recorded cases of sexual harassment against children in two years yet less than 11 per cent proceeded to court according to data revealed by the Children’s House on Monday. The Children’s House was created by the NGO Hope for Children in collaboration with “Foni”, the group responsible...

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PM Johnson steers clear of Prince Andrew scandal
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 13:52:59 +0000 -

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson refused on Monday to get dragged into a scandal surrounding Prince Andrew, who has faced a backlash after an interview in which he denied having sex with a teenage girl and spoke of his relationship with U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein. Andrew, Queen Elizabeth’s second son,...

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Check mate: how to wear the heritage trend
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 13:52:52 +0000 -

By Katie Wright If there’s one thing fashion designers are good at, it’s reinvention – and many of the big names were in a retrospective mood at the autumn/winter shows, taking traditional British fabrics and prints and giving them a new lease of life. Big names like Gucci’s Alessandro Michele,...

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Students mark 1973 Athens Polytechnic uprising
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 13:23:51 +0000 -

Students on Monday held a demonstration near the US embassy in Nicosia to mark the anniversary of the 1973 Polytechnic uprising in Athens against the military dictatorship that ruled Greece between April 1967 and July 1974. The protesters placed a Cypriot and Greek flag on the barricades placed by the...

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Tsitsipas sets sights on grand slam success after ATP Finals victory
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 13:04:41 +0000 -

Stefanos Tsitsipas set his sights on grand slam success after his stunning “rollercoaster” victory over Dominic Thiem at the ATP Finals. The 21-year-old from Athens came of age at London’s O2 Arena, becoming became the youngest winner of the prestigious season-ending tournament since Lleyton Hewitt in 2001, and the youngest...

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In praise of the Norwegian education system
Mon, 18 Nov 2019 13:02:37 +0000 -

An alternative is offered by the Norwegian system where public tuition at all levels is free, including master studies. Students pay only for books. A competition of sorts comes from private schools, that may have special curricula which are not part of the public. AOO Prudent Norway benefit from the...

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