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Orthodox Church of Cyprus urges believers to abstain from liturgies

The Church of Cyprus has called on believers to abstain from all liturgies for three weeks until 10 April to contain the spread of coronavirus. Archbishop Chrysostomos praised the government …

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‘I need to feel whole’: Cypriot woman in search of twin she thought was deceased

On 20 December, 1965, a woman gave birth to twin baby girls in Athens, Greece. But amid the joy there was heartbreak – the mother was informed that one of …

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Erdogan, bilateral relations and migration on Cypriot Parliamentary Speaker’s agenda during visit to Australia

The impending visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to Australia was a key talking point during a meeting between Speaker of Cyprus’ House of Representatives, Dimitris Syllouris and members …

Sport

Cyprus sailing hero readies himself for Olympics in Melbourne regatta

Sailing has never been a pastime that many people in Cyprus paid any attention to but one man has single-handedly put the island on the map with his achievements – …

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President of the Cypriot Parliament, Dimitris Syllouris set to visit Australia in February

President of the House of Representatives in Cyprus, Dimitris Syllouris is set to visit Australia next month, following an invitation by the Australian Parliament. The Solidarity Movement MP will be …

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Russia denies stories it will recognise Turkish-occupied Cyprus

A Russian foreign ministry spokesperson has denied reports that Moscow planned to recognise Turkish-occupied Cyprus in exchange for Turkey recognising the independence of Abkhazia, a disputed autonomous republic that was …

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Cyprus sailing hero to be welcomed in Melbourne ahead of Olympics

A commemorative stamp has been issued for his 2012 Olympic exploits and, no wonder, because Pavlos Kontides has put Cyprus on the map and now the Cypriot community of Melbourne …

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Gay inmates make prison history by getting married inside a Cyprus jail

Former heroin addict Kevork Tontian, 34, and Brazilian drug-smuggling Wemson Gabral da Costa, 30, met during a game of bingo in a Cyprus prison. They fell in love and the …

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New rape victim says she was raped while on holiday in Cyprus, points to culture that’s “not right”

A woman told the BBC she was raped while on holiday in Cyprus, but was “discouraged” by police in Scotland from pursuing the case. The rape took place during a …

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British teen accused of lying in Cyprus gang rape case gets “second chance” and heads back home

A British teen, who has not been named, was allowed to return to the UK from Cyprus after she was spared jail following a harrowing five-month ordeal on the island. …