Daily Archives: February 17, 2004

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Levent: ‘no’ vote is a trap

THE EDITOR of Turkish Cypriot daily Afrika and prospective MEP candidate for Cyprus, Sener Levent, yesterday warned Greek Cypriots against voting ‘no’ in the referendum on the UN Secretary-general Kofi Annan’s plan to unify the island.

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Greek Press

SIMERINI: “Charred body found in Potamia”. Two hunters found the charred remains of a 30-year-old woman on Sunday morning in a field near the Koundourgioti area in Potamia. The woman appears to have been sexually assaulted and strangled at another location and then taken to and burned in the field. Police found a can of petrol and a packet of cigarettes next to the victim’s body.

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EU pets: part two – walking the dog across the border

FACT OF THE DAY: Last Saturday we talked about the protection of farm animals and wildlife afforded by the EU. Any legislation on animal welfare is highly commendable, but what happens when 25 member states open their borders and people throughout the Union are suddenly free to move around any which way but backwards? What will happen to our pets?

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News in brief 2

Boost for children’s hospital MAKARIOS hospital’s paediatric department was yesterday donated over £20,000 worth of medical equipment, including seven intravenous drips and a heart monitor. The handing over ceremony took place yesterday afternoon in the presence of Health Minister Dina Akkelidou.

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News in brief

Hit and run A MAN was hospitalised at the weekend after his motorcycle collided with a car that drove away after the incident. The accident took place on the Frenarous–Derynia on Saturday night. The man was taken to Paralimni and then Larnaca hospital where he was kept for observation. Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

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Woman’s burned body remains a mystery

THE CHARRED remains of a young woman were discovered by a group of hunters early on Sunday in a field in Potamia village. Hunter Christos Minas and his relative came across the burned body at 9.10am and immediately called the police who visited the scene along with the CID and the criminology department to gather evidence.

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Cold snap is over… for now

THE NEXT few days will see an increase in the temperature that will exceed the seasonal average of 17º C, according to the weather services. Loizos Stephanou from the weather services said that there would be more snow on the higher grounds and some rain on lower grounds before the weather stabilizes. “The temperature will rise and the cold we’ve experienced recently is over.

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Vulture gets clucky

A VULTURE being kept in the Limassol zoo has laid an egg. The zoo’s vet, Lambros Lambrou, said that in an effort to help it lay a second egg, it was decided the bird be sent to a special unit where the first egg can hatch and the offspring can be raised.

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IRS returns millions in unfair taxes

THE INTERNAL revenue service could be forced to return up to £1 million to make up for unfairly taxing people in four cases where money had been received in the form of inheritance tax on shares, the House Finance Committee heard yesterday.

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Experts deliver study on reunification cost

FOREIGN experts have completed a study on the economic and monetary policy of a federal government in the event of a settlement on the island, Finance Minister Marcos Kyprianou said yesterday. Kyprianou made the comments shortly after meeting with the EU Commissioner for Internal Markets Fritz Bolkenstein.

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