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Archives April 14, 2013 posted by

Helios orphans fall victim to haircut


ON AUGUST 14, 2005, 33 children were orphaned overnight, their lives irrevocably changed.

These children are the living victims of the fateful Helios Airways crash that killed all 121 passengers onboard the Boeing 737 aircraft, including their parents and, in many cases, their siblings. 

On March 16, 2013, the majority of these same children became victims once again. This time, instead of being robbed of their parents, they stand to lose the compensation awarded to them following their parents’ death as part of the brutal haircut on bank deposits.

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Archives November 5, 2011 posted by

Colombians cheer killing of FARC rebel leader


Colombians rejoiced at the killing of top FARC rebel leader Alfonso Cano and hoped the biggest blow yet against Latin America’s longest insurgency could herald an end to nearly five decades of war.

In a triumph for President Juan Manuel Santos’ government, forces bombed a FARC jungle hideout in southwestern Cauca region on Friday, killing several rebels, officials said.

Troops then rappelled down from helicopters to search the area, killing the Marxist rebel boss in a gun battle.

Pictures of his dead body — with his trademark beard shaven off — were broadcast on television. Six laptop computers were found along with 39 memory sticks, cellular phones and cash in pesos, dollars and euros, Pinzon said.

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Archives August 8, 2011 posted by

Tevez back in ‘expensive’ Manchester and its wet weather

Unsettled striker Carlos Tevez returned to Manchester City on Monday and the English city he had sworn he would never return to.

The Argentine has made no secret of his desire to leave the big-spending Premier League club, complaining of home sickness and saying there was nothing to do in Manchester and that the weather was bad.

Television pictures showed Tevez arriving at the club’s training ground after a holiday following his spell on international duty at the Copa America, having missed City’s 3-2 defeat by Manchester United in the Community Shield on Sunday.

There has been daily speculation in the newspapers about the future of Tevez, who had seemed poised for a move to Corinthians before the Brazilian club pulled out last month.

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