Daily Archives: June 24, 2001

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CY hit by another ‘air rage’ incident

A CYPRUS Airways flight from Stansted was forced to make an emergency landing in Salonica after a group of passengers became unruly, the airline said yesterday. It was the second such incident in two weeks.

The plane was on its way to Larnaca on Friday night when it was forced to land in Greece at 10pm.

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US Embassy steps up security after attack warning

SECURITY measures in and around the United States Embassy in Nicosia have been stepped up after reports of possible terrorist attacks against American interests in the Middle East.

The embassy’s two entrances were blocked with vehicles and the presence of security guards was more than evident yesterday.

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Denktash appeal over the missing

TURKISH Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash said yesterday he will complain to a European court over the number and fate of missing people from the north.

“We have made a decision to open cases at the European Court of Human Rights over our missing people, the injustice and damage they (the Greek Cypriots) did to us,” Denktash said.

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Arsonists torch cars near airport

ARSONISTS yesterday torched three cars parked near the salt lake outside the airport at Larnaca.

Two of the cars, whose owners are thought to be abroad, were gutted while the third was badly damaged.

Passers-by noticed the fire at around 2.55am.

The fire service put out the blaze and prevented it from spreading to adjacent vehicles.

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Police launch anti-drugs campaign

POLICE are organising an Anti-Drug Week to coincide with World Anti-Drugs Day on Tuesday.

The Drug Squad will be holding several events from June 23 to 29 in an effort to educate and inform the public about the dangers of drug abuse.

The sale of raffle tickets will begin tomorrow with each ticket bearing an anti-drugs message.

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House damaged in fire

LIMASSOL police are investigating a house fire in the Pelekanos area, outside Eftagona village.

The fire began in the kitchen of a prefabricated house at around 10.30pm on Friday. The house was empty at the time, and Fire Department officers from Limassol and Eftagona quickly extinguished the blaze.

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Large Rhodes quake felt in Cyprus

THE Geological Survey Department yesterday had recorded an earthquake measuring five on the Richter scale.

The earthquake’s epicentre was between Cyprus and the Greek island of Rhodes, 255 kilometres west of the Paphos coast.

The 9.53am quake was felt slightly in Nicosia and other parts of the island.

No injuries or damage was reported.

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