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Our View: Booming tourism industry needs to avoid rip-off mentality of the past
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:00:29 +0000 -

ANOTHER tourism record was set last month when the number of arrivals exceeded the 500,000 mark for the first time ever. Arrivals increased by 10 per cent in July compared to last year, reaching 531,030. Last year was a record year in term of arrivals but will be topped in 2017, considering that figures are […]

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Apollon net late winner, AEK stumble away
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:28:15 +0000 -

Apollon earned a dramatic 3-2 victory over FC Midtjylland in the Europa League playoff first leg while AEK lost 3-1 away at Viktoria Plzen, though an away goal still leaves the Larnaca side in with an outside chance of turning things around in the reverse fixture. Charalampos Kyriakou got Apollon off to an ideal start […]

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Facebook tests adding news stories customised to users’ interests
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:54:28 +0000 -

Facebook Inc is testing a feature in the Facebook News Feed that provides customised links to news on topics of interest to individual users, as the company continues to search for ways to increase the amount of time that people spend using the world’s largest social media network. The offering, called “Featured Topic,” is being […]

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President condemns Barcelona attack
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:58:46 +0000 -

President Nicos Anastasiades on Thursday condemned the `heinous terrorism act` in Barcelona. `Condemning in the strongest terms the heinous terrorism act in #Barcelona. My sincere condolences to the government & people of #Spain` he wrote in his personal account on Twitter.

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Merkel, called ‘traitor’, defends refugee stance in rowdy east Germany
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:51:40 +0000 -

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was greeted with shouts of “traitor” by a rowdy group of right-wing protesters in east Germany on Thursday as she defended her decision to allow hundreds of thousands of refugees into the country. Roughly five weeks before an election in which she is expected to win a record-tying fourth term, Merkel […]

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Over 30 detained so far in the north with alleged Gulen ties
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:40:03 +0000 -

THIRTY-SIX people have been detained in the north and over 200 questioned on suspicion of being members of Feto, a movement led by Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen, which has been outlawed by Turkey as a terrorist organisation. Eighteen soldiers, including a lieutenant colonel, three colonels and most recently two sergeants, have been arrested in connection […]

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No information so far that Cypriots among Barcelona victims
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:40:59 +0000 -

There is no information so far about Cypriots being among the victims of the apparent terrorist attack in Barcelona, the foreign ministry said on Thursday. In a written statement, the ministry said it was monitoring the situation closely in coordination with the republic’s embassy in Spain and the Spanish authorities. “So far there is no information […]

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Cypriot film wins HBO award at Sarajevo
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:26:36 +0000 -

A SUPERNATURAL crime thriller produced by Cypriots has won the HBO Europe Award at Midpoint Launch programme at the Sarajevo Film Festival. Created in 2015 by Andreas Kyriacou, Frixos Masouras, and Haris Ayiotis The Midnight Shift, follows a small-time criminal cursed to be a modern version of the ancient mythical ferryman Charon, who transports the […]

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Van ploughs through crowd in Barcelona, killing about 12
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:26:35 +0000 -

A van mowed through crowds of tourists on Barcelona’s most famous avenue on Thursday, killing about a dozen people in an attack that was claimed by Islamic State. The head of the Spanish region of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, said at least 80 people had been taken to hospital and around 12 had died. He said […]

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Lighter gloves spell quick end of Mayweather, says McGregor
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:46:52 +0000 -

Mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor is happy about the switch to lighter gloves for his Aug 26 fight against undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather and says his opponent will now struggle to make it past the second round. The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Wednesday, just 10 days before the hotly anticipated Las Vegas fight, approved requests […]

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Messi and Ronaldo duel to be world’s best again
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:38:57 +0000 -

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will again be duelling for the title of world’s best footballer after their names once again headed the shortlist on Thursday for The Best Fifa Men’s Player. The pair, who have dominated the global award in its varied forms for a decade, will be favourites to collect yet another accolade […]

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Trump digs in against critics of his Charlottesville violence response
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:14:20 +0000 -

US President Donald Trump hit back on Thursday at critics of his response to racial violence in the Virginia city of Charlottesville, and defiantly reiterated his opposition to the removal of monuments to the pro-slavery Civil war Confederacy. Trump has been engulfed in controversy, strongly rebuked by members of his own Republican Party and snubbed […]

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Rape victim, 10, delivers baby after India court bars abortion
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:06:34 +0000 -

A 10-year-old rape victim who was denied an abortion by India’s top court gave birth on Thursday in a case that has drawn outrage about the sexual abuse of children. The girl did not know she was pregnant and was unaware she had delivered a baby; her parents told their daughter she was undergoing stomach […]

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Celik says talks are over, Cavusoglu says Greek Cypriots making excuses
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:51:04 +0000 -

Turkey’s EU Minister, Omer Celik said on Thursday that the Cyprus settlement talks were “not suspended, nor frozen”, but “over”. In his statements following his meeting with UK’s Minister of State for Europe, Sir Alan Duncan in Turkey, Celik, according to Anadolu news agency, said that the talks were over. He added that despite the […]

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Pensioner stole from church collection box
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:36:02 +0000 -

A 73-year-old man who stole €300 from a church collection box in the Paphos district on August 14 was arrested on Wednesday evening and remanded for one day on Thursday. According to police, the man admitted taking the money from a locked box in the Ayios Raphael church in Pachyammos.

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Queen’s Baton Relay arrives in Cyprus on September 25
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:20:31 +0000 -

The Queen’s Baton Relay arrives in Cyprus on September 25 for the last leg of its European tour ahead of the 21st Commonwealth Games. The 2018 Games will be held in Gold Coast, in Queensland, Australia and Cyprus will participate with 40 athletes. According to an announcement from the Cyprus Commonwealth Games Association, the relay started […]

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Hunters warned about forest fires or engaging in other punishable activities
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:11:23 +0000 -

A fine of € 21,586 was imposed on a person for a poaching in a village in the Larnaca district, the Game Fund warned on Thursday. In a statement, the Game Fund called on all those who will start hunting on August 20, the start of the season, to observe all written and unwritten laws […]

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Spurs seek to make most of Chelsea’s woes
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:21:05 +0000 -

Tottenham Hotspur begin life at Wembley Stadium on Sunday when they take on Chelsea, hoping to quickly quash talk of discomfort at their temporary home by taking advantage of their rivals’ current problems. Spurs, who finished runners-up to Antonio Conte’s champions, were unbeaten at White Hart Lane last season but managed just one win from […]

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Malala ‘excited’ after winning place at Oxford University
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:15:09 +0000 -

Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize when she was 17, said on Thursday she was “excited” after winning a place to study at Oxford University. Yousafzai said she had been accepted at Oxford to study Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. She joined thousands of other students in Britain in discovering where […]

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US says joint S.Korea war games not on the negotiating table
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:08:31 +0000 -

The United States and South Korea will go ahead with joint military drills next week, the top US military official said on Thursday, resisting pressure from North Korea and its ally China to halt the contentious exercises. North Korea‘s rapid progress in developing nuclear weapons and missiles capable of reaching the US mainland has fuelled a rise in tensions in recent […]

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