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Doctor being held until trial

 

THE COURT decided yesterday that the 56-year-old Larnaca gynaecologist who has been arrested for alleged multiple sexual assaults will be kept in the central prisons until he appears at the Criminal Court for a trial on December 8. 

He faces 210 charges relating to rape, sexual abuse of patients between the ages of 17 and 50, indecent assault, and illicit use of drugs. 

The gynaecologist was arrested in October after a 26-year-old patient complained that she woke up during ‘surgery’ to discover he was naked, on top of her. 

The court decided on Thursday to refer him to the criminal court. 

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Why I didn’t wear my poppy…

LAST SATURDAY, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 2011 I was on a motorway in Flanders. A gloomy mist made the flat fields atmospheric and the driving treacherous: easy to imagine the rat-ridden trenches and the stench of despair.

The poppy I had bought lay on the car seat. I was finding it hard to wear. For it felt this simple symbol, created to remember those perished in the polders around me in the “war to end all wars” was assuming a national endorsement for military action.  A seal of approval, like the scarlet wax my grandmother pressed on brown paper parcels.

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Merkel and Cameron differ on euro crisis weapons

THE leaders of Germany and Britain sent out conflicting signals yesterday about how to solve the eurozone’s debt crisis and admitted they had failed to narrow differences over the introduction of a financial transaction tax in Europe.

At a news conference in Berlin, British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel tried to paper over divergent views on European policy that have sparked a war of words between politicians and media in both countries.

But they could not mask differences over how the single currency bloc’s debt crisis should be handled, with Cameron calling for “decisive action” to stabilise the eurozone and Merkel making clear she favoured a “step-by-step” approach.

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Extreme weather to worsen with climate change

AN increase in heat waves is almost certain, while heavier rainfall, more floods, stronger cyclones, landslides and more intense droughts are likely across the globe this century as the Earth’s climate warms, UN scientists said yesterday.

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) urged countries to make disaster management plans to adapt to the growing risk of extreme weather linked to human-induced climate change, in a report released in Uganda.

The report gives differing probabilities for weather events based on future greenhouse gas emissions scenarios, but the thrust is that extreme weather is likely to increase and that the likely cause is humans.

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Norway mobilises for oil push into Arctic

NORWAY unveiled a 20-year plan to unlock offshore Arctic oil and gas resources and channel them to worldwide markets, a project the foreign minister said may cost billions of dollars and bring rivalries over Arctic resources to a head.

“It is the project of a generation,” Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere said in an interview. “As the ice melts, new transport routes are opening up, resources are becoming accessible and human activity is drawn to this region.”

The 134-page white paper said massive infrastructure building, research investment, a new fighter-jet fleet and careful diplomacy will help bring “a new industrial era in the high north”, including an island group where jurisdiction is contested.

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Tried and Tested: Deep intensive face mask

What is it supposed to do?

At this time of year, even those blessed with the most flawless of complexions might just find themselves sporting a blemish. The change in temperature, diet and pace from the long hot summer is likely to have a detrimental effect on the skin. A facial, penetrates the layers of the skin which are hard to reach during the daily washing, cleansing, toning and moisturising routine. It forces the body to expel toxins, leaving your skin clean and clear and noticeably glowing.

 

Is there any science behind it?

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Significant date chosen for local EP release

Last week saw the hotly anticipated release from hip-hop performer Anthony ‘Sniper’ Melas, which was marked with a series of global events. Judging by this highly-produced effort, Sniper may have a hit on his hands says PETROS IACOVIDES

Few doubt that that Ayia Napa based Sniper is currently at his most creatively inspired, with the video for his new single becoming something of a web sensation, securing more than 110,000 hits on YouTube in just a week.

The EP titled ‘11’ and accompanying video, which has the production values of a Hollywood blockbuster, is the most polished, confident and arguably most ambitious work the performer has produced to date.

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