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Cyprus held to disappointing stalemate against Estonia
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:58:56 +0000 - MAR_8713

Cyprus were only able to manage a 0-0 draw against Estonia in their fifth World Cup 2018 qualifier, a result which dispels any realistically hope of qualification. Having only mustered one win in their previous four qualifiers, a home victory was a must for Christakis Christoforou’s men against fellow strugglers Estonia. And despite the visitors […]

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Take your pick of plays in Nicosia
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:04:36 +0000 - The Notary

Four plays will start in Nicosia over the next few days and give Nicosians a chance to catch stories of drama, longing, anguish and passion. The Egomio Cultural Centre has two plays coming up. The first, Chess Story, will have its premier tomorrow and will run for six performances until April 10 and the second […]

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Kidney charity to supply two more dialysis units
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:45:22 +0000 - Graham Brown receiving treatment

Paphos hospital needs help upgrading renal unit By Bejay Browne A PAPHOS charity is again stepping in to donate two further lifesaving dialysis machines for Paphos renal unit, which the government is unable to fund, according to the charity head. Graham Brown, the chairman of the Paphos Kidney Association, who has hereditary polycystic kidney disease […]

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Thousands demonstrate in London against leaving the EU
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:35:06 +0000 - Demonstrators take part in a Unite for Europe march, as they head towards Parliament Square, in central London

Thousands of people marched through London on Saturday to protest against Britain leaving the European Union, just four days before Prime Minister Theresa May launches the start of the formal divorce process from the bloc it joined 44 years ago. The Unite for Europe march was due to end with a rally in Parliament Square, […]

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Russia’s defeat raises World Cup alarm bells
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:24:46 +0000 - Russia, jeered off the field at the end of the game, have won just three games in 12 over the past year

Jonathan Kodjia and Wilfried Zaha scored stunning goals as the Ivory Coast beat Russia 2-0 in Krasnodar, a result that raised the alarm bells for the World Cup hosts. Aston Villa striker Kodjia produced a forceful strike after shrugging his way past the home defence to open the scoring on the half hour and Crystal […]

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WTA boss keen to let coaches instruct players from stands
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:17:35 +0000 - Serena Williams with her coach Patrick Mouratoglou

The governing body for women’s tennis (WTA) is considering changing the rules to allow coaches to instruct players from the stands, its chief executive Steve Simon said. Under the existing rules, players are allowed to take on-court coaching timeouts during WTA events, but can be fined for attempting to communicate with coaches while they are […]

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Iraqi forces pause Mosul push over civilian concerns
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:43:25 +0000 - Displaced people are checked by Iraqi forces as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul

Iraqi government forces paused in their push to recapture western Mosul from Islamic State militants on Saturday because of the high rate of civilian casualties, a security forces spokesman said. The halt was called as the United Nations expressed its profound concern over reports of an incident during the battle on March 17 that killed […]

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Britain’s anti-EU UKIP party loses only lawmaker
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 14:27:33 +0000 - UKIP's Douglas Carswell is quitting the party to become an independent MP

Britain’s UKIP party, widely credited as having been a major factor behind the country’s decision to leave the European Union, lost its only lawmaker on Saturday when Douglas Carswell announced he was leaving the party. Carswell, 46, defected to UKIP from the Conservative party led by then Prime Minister David Cameron in August 2014 and […]

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Barcelona to name one of its stadiums after Cruyff
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:35:07 +0000 - Jordi Cruyff, son of legendary former Dutch player and coach Johan, gives a speech during a tribute in Barcelona on Saturday

La Liga champions Barcelona will pay tribute to visionary midfielder and coach Johan Cruyff by naming one of their new stadiums after the late Dutchman and his statue will also be erected at the Camp Nou. The club are planning to relocate their Mini Estadi, the home of their B team and occasional venue for […]

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Escaped convict remanded after capture
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:20:53 +0000 - Irakli Guruli after his capture on Friday

A 29-year-old Georgian man who was recaptured after he escaped from prison on Wednesday has been remanded in custody for eight days, police said on Saturday. Irakli Guruli, escaped from the Central Prison on Wednesday afternoon and fled north where he was caught on Friday. Within hours he was back in prison now facing charges […]

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Paint captures lives still in motion
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:30:37 +0000 - copy1DSC_1458

After celebrating its 40th birthday, Gloria Gallery in Nicosia will continue to promote new Cypriot artists and give them an outlet to show their work on Tuesday with the opening of the solo painting exhibition by Alexandros Grant Michaelides. In this new collection, Michaelides concentrates on the theme of the current worldwide migration issue. The […]

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Greek foreign minister attends March 25 celebrations
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:21:49 +0000 - Greek Foreign Minister Nicos Kotzias and Archbishop Chrysostomos II attending the March 25 parade in Nicosia on Saturday

Cyprus on Saturday marked Greek Independence Day with school parades and other events in all districts of the Republic. In Nicosia, the parade was attended by Greek Foreign Minister Nicos Kotzias, who travelled to Cyprus at the invitation of Archbishop Chrysostomos. “It is the second time I have attended a student parade in Cyprus,” the […]

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Turkey warned to focus on solution to resolve energy dispute (Updated)
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:09:32 +0000 - Turkey’s latest outburst followed a meeting in New York between President Nicos Anastasiades and representatives of ExxonMobil

  If Turkey cares about Turkish Cypriots it would do well to solve the Cyprus problem so that they too enjoy what they are entitled to, deputy government spokesman Victoras Papadopoulos said on Saturday. He was commenting on Turkish warnings relating to the Republic’s search for natural gas, which Ankara is disputing and has been […]

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Paphos bikers publish handbook for safe motorcycle riding
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:02:17 +0000 - Paphos bikers publish handbook for safe motorcycle riding

  TWO experienced Paphos bikers have published a definitive handbook for the advanced rider trainer with the aim of saving lives and are now setting off on a two-week European road trip to help promote the book this month. Retirees, Steve Tucker, 61, and David Rainford, 63, of ‘RoSPA (royal society for prevention of accidents) […]

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EU leaders seek unity in Rome, despite Brexit and protests
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 10:03:08 +0000 - EU leaders stand inside Orazi and Curiazi hall during their meeting on the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, in Rome, Italy

Leaders of the European Union met in Rome on Saturday to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the bloc’s founding treaty and demonstrate that the EU can survive the impending departure of major power Britain. Under heavy security as the Italian capital braced for anti-EU protests later in the day and the risk of attacks such […]

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Hamilton grabs pole, Vettel raises Ferrari hopes
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:57:27 +0000 - Lewis Hamilton won a tight battle for pole position between Mercedes and Ferrari at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton took pole for Mercedes at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Saturday but Sebastian Vettel raised hope of a Ferrari renaissance by grabbing a spot on the front row. Hamilton’s flying lap of one minute 22.188 seconds set a new record at Albert Park but was only 0.268 seconds in front of German […]

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Police investigate attack
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:50:17 +0000 - Larnaca hospital

Α 43-year-old man was in serious condition in hospital after he was allegedly assaulted in the early morning hours of Saturday while in a field in Larnaca. CID officers were called to Larnaca general hospital after the man was admitted at around 1am with two injuries to his chest and abdomen, caused by a sharp […]

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Earth hour to be marked around Cyprus on Saturday night
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:35:36 +0000 - President Anastasiades at last year's Earth Hour

  THE Green party, along with the municipalities of Nicosia and Paphos, are organising two major events to mark the annual Earth Hour on Saturday when lights are switched off for an hour in public buildings and the public is encouraged to do the same at home. In Nicosia, the event will be held at […]

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Police seize weapons, issue warrant for British man
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:29:18 +0000 - File photo

Paphos police have issued an arrest warrant for a 69-year-old British permanent resident after finding firearms at his home in Peyia. Acting on a tip, on Friday afternoon CID officers searched the home of the man, currently in the UK, in the presence of his wife. Officers found a small leather bag containing a loaded […]

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Pentadaktylos mountain range under threat, report warns
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:24:33 +0000 - Pentadaktylos mountain range is home to 14 important habitat types

The Pentadaktylos mountain range is a biodiversity hotspot of great value for Cyprus, Europe and the world but is at risk of being destroyed by excessive quarrying, overgrazing, littering, illegal hunting, domestic development and military activities, a report prepared by the office of the environment commissioner has warned. The report was delivered on Friday by […]

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