Daily Archives: July 15, 2009

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Strangled and thrown in a well

THE BODY of a Romanian mother of three was pulled from a well in Potamia in the Nicosia district in the early hours of yesterday after an all-night search following an alleged murder confession by her Turkish Cypriot husband.

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Central Bank receives mixed support in Vgenopoulos row

HOUSE Institutions Committee chairman and EVROKO MP Rikkos Erotokritou gave lukewarm support to the Central Bank and its Governor Athanasios Orphanides yesterday, apparently suggesting that Orphanides was exercising his powers “as if he were running his own business”, and proposing that his discretionary power be restricted.

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Woman claims she was abused from age of five

A MAN was yesterday remanded in custody for six days following allegations from a woman that she had been systematically assaulted by him since she was five years old.

The exact relationship of the man to her has not been specified; however reports on state television suggest that he is believed to have been a figure in her close family circle.

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H1N1 cases spread north and south

FIFTY PEOPLE were examined yesterday morning for the HIN1 virus 31of whom were confirmed as being infected. This brings the total number in Cyprus to 297. Among the 31 new cases of HIN1 virus 15 were Cypriot.

Until today 580 people were examined for the HIN1 virus. Already 204 people have been released after treatment.

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Sexual exploitation of women on the decrease

THE NUMBER of women sexually exploited has dropped significantly compared to last year, the House Human Rights Committee heard yesterday.

According to Maria Kyraizi from the social welfare department the number of reported cases so far this year is eight, a dramatic drop from the 104 last year.

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Big Mak settles in to new home

THE CONTROVERSIAL statue of Archbishop Makarios, known as ‘Big Mak’ which had graced the grounds of the Archbishopric in Nicosia has finally been re-homed between the Kykkos Monastery and Throni and placed in what will be a specially-constructed square where a new generation of visitors can admire it…or not.

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2 much traffic delays 2+ tryout

ONE OF the most talked about pilot projects for tackling road congestion has been pushed back for a third time by the authorities who say more time is needed before the “2+ Lane” system can be introduced.

Communications Minister Nicos Nicolaides said yesterday that traffic flow in the capital had simply not dropped as much as predicted by the ministry for this time of year.

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‘Black anniversaries’ marked

POLITICAL PARTIES yesterday began the annual condemnation of the 1974 ‘black anniversaries of the July 15 coup and the July 20 Turkish invasion.

They said that difficult times were ahead for Cyprus and all parties must work together particularly as negotiations were taking place.

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