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Police seeking rape suspect
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 20:27:45 +0000 -

POLICE are seeking a man suspected of kidnapping and rape, a crime committed in Paphos on April 24. The suspect has been named as Zacharias Kleanthous, 24, from Episkopi. Anyone with information on the suspect’s whereabouts is urged to call Paphos CID at 26806021, their nearest police station, or the Citizens Hotline at 1460.

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SAS cancels flights as pilot strike deadline nears
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 19:16:16 +0000 -

Airline SAS said on Thursday it will cancel 205 flights from midnight until noon Friday as a precautionary measure in case of a threatened pilots’ strike. Swedish, Danish and Norwegian pilot unions earlier this month called a strike if there was no agreement on wages and other terms after an earlier round of talks broke […]

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China considers Cyprus a ‘strategic partner’
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 18:02:57 +0000 -

China considers Cyprus a strategic partner, President Xi Jinping said on Thursday during a meeting in Beijing with President Nicos Anastasiades, expressing at the same time its “unwavering support” for a solution to the Cyprus problem. A Cyprus presidency statement said that during the meeting, the relations between the two countries were reconfirmed and bilateral […]

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Macron offers tax cuts to quell ‘yellow vest’ protests
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 16:56:25 +0000 -

French President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Thursday to cut tax further and said the French would have to work more as he outlined his response to months of anti-government protests that have challenged his authority. Two years into his presidency, Macron is under pressure to deliver policies to quell the five-month old “yellow vest” movement, […]

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Hunt says he would leave EU with no deal
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:15:27 +0000 -

British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday he would opt to leave the European Union without a deal if he was faced with a choice between a no-deal Brexit or not leaving the bloc at all. Britain’s exit from the EU has been delayed until as late as Oct. 31 after parliament rejected Prime […]

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Over 80 per cent of those granted protection status in Cyprus last year were Syrians
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 14:55:46 +0000 -

The 28 Member States of the European Union (EU) granted protection status to 333,400 asylum seekers in 2018, down by almost 40 per cent from 2017 when the figure was 533,000. In Cyprus, the three main nationalities granted protection status in 2018 were Syrians 1,000, or 82 per cent, Somalian 35, or 3 per cent, […]

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Amnesty: US killed 1,600 civilians in Raqqa
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 14:40:42 +0000 -

The U.S.-backed assault to drive Islamic State from its Syrian capital Raqqa in 2017 killed more than 1,600 civilians, 10 times the toll the coalition itself has acknowledged, Amnesty International and the monitoring group Airwars said on Thursday. Amnesty and Airwars, a London-based group set up in 2014 to monitor the impact of the U.S.-led campaign against […]

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Third body found, may be as many as 7 (Update 3)
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 14:25:24 +0000 -

Police on Thursday found the body of a woman at a firing range at Orounta after they were led there by a 35-year-old man held in connection with two other murders, as media reports citing police sources suggested that the number of victims linked to the same suspect could be as many as seven. State […]

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Police association say missing persons cases were hindered by data restrictions (Updated)
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:15:58 +0000 -

The police association on Thursday rebuffed criticism over its members’ handling of a missing person’s case, which ended up being murder, possibly the work of a serial killer, blaming legal restrictions that prohibited disclosure of phone data. Defending its members against scathing criticism suggesting they did close to nothing to determine the fate of the […]

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Ugandan mum struggles with 38 kids
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 12:35:56 +0000 -

Mariam Nabatanzi gave birth to twins a year after she was married off at the age of 12. Five more sets of twins followed – along with four sets of triplets and five sets of quadruplets. Three years ago, however, the 39-year-old Ugandan was abandoned by her husband, leaving her to support their surviving 38 […]

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Plant of the week: Popular berry has long history as tonic for children
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 12:31:25 +0000 -

Name: Blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum) Otherwise known as: Quinsy Berries Habitat: A deciduous shrub of the Grossulariaceae family, growing to about 2m in moist hedgerows in Europe and Asia. It has alternate three- to five-lobed leaves, which are coarsely toothed with little yellow glands on the underside. It produces racemes of small white flowers that transform […]

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Choose your future – European Parliament launches short film to get out the vote
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 12:07:21 +0000 -

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Solskjaer concedes Man City have set a new standard
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 12:02:33 +0000 -

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made no attempt to disguise the gulf in quality between his team and Manchester City, describing Pep Guardiola’s side as “the best team in the country” after they won 2-0 at Old Trafford on Wednesday. “They have set the standard in the last two seasons and I don’t know […]

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Homicides in England hit highest in a decade
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 11:56:01 +0000 -

The number of homicides in England and Wales hit their highest level in a decade, official statistics showed on Thursday, as authorities struggle to halt a surge in fatal stabbings. The Office for National Statistics said homicides – which includes murders and manslaughter – had been rising since March 2014, in contrast to falling numbers […]

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British experts to help in Metaxas investigation
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 10:40:05 +0000 -

Five experts will be arriving from the UK next week to assist the authorities in the investigation relating to the murders of Filipino women, police said on Thursday. Police said in a statement they had asked for the help of British experts specialising in the form of crime currently being investigated by the authorities who […]

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Around 60,000 people registered on Gesy so far
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 10:16:33 +0000 -

By Philippe Orphanides More than 40,000 people registered on the first day the national health scheme (Gesy) registration webpage opened for the public, despite some teething problems. Health Insurance Organization deputy director, Andreas Papaconstantinou, said Thursday morning that about 15,000 people had registered by midday and the number almost tripled by the evening, totalling over […]

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No citizenship applications received from Libya, minister says
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 09:52:22 +0000 -

Cyprus has not received a request from Libya asking the government not to grant citizenship to four of its nationals, nor were any applications made, Interior Minister Constantinos Petrides said on Thursday. The minister was commenting on a report in The Libya Observer that his Libyan counterpart, Fathi Bashagha, had asked him not to issue […]

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City and Liverpool dominate PFA Team of the Year
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 08:39:04 +0000 -

Manchester City and Liverpool’s thrilling battle for Premier League supremacy has unsurprisingly led to the teams dominating the Professional Footballers’ Association top-flight Team of the Year 2019. England forward Raheem Sterling is among six City representatives while fellow Britons Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson are two of four inclusions from Liverpool. However, Mohamed Salah is […]

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Learning mathematics by doing mathematics
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 08:25:43 +0000 -

‘The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics.’ – Paul Halmos (1916 – 2006) By Elena Kotsovos At the International School of Paphos, we use realistic situations as a means of allowing children to develop their mathematical skills. Concepts and challenges are presented in a meaningful way, in order to engage and motivate […]

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Police seize 3.5kg of cannabis, detain two suspects
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 08:10:17 +0000 -

Police arrested two individuals in connection with possession of 3.5 kilos of cannabis late on Wednesday in Nicosia. Following a tip-off, members of the drug squad searched a country house in a village belonging to a 34-year-old woman at 11.45pm. Inside the house they found a 23-year-old man, a resident of Nicosia, and a suitcase […]

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