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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. …

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Expert witness said that British woman could have been drugged before alleged gang rape in Cyprus

An expert has criticised the way in which the investigation into the alleged ‘gang rape’ of the British teenager at an Ayia Napa hotel in Cyprus was handled. Forensic pathologist …

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UK calls for Cyprus to reconsider gang rape case, while public opinion in Israel turns against 12 Israelis

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has conveyed “very serious concerns” about the treatment of a young woman, 19, by Cypriot authorities after she was convicted of lying about being gang-raped …

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Greece to sign natural gas deal with Cyprus and Israel in January

The Greek government announced on Sunday that it will sign an agreement in the new year for a large pipeline project with Cyprus and Israel that will transport gas from …

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Greek-Cypriot arrested for 645kg BBQ ecstasy haul from Limassol-Sydney

Cyprus police arrested a Greek Cypriot businessman, aged 30, on Friday in connection to the ecstasy-filled barbecues shipped from Limassol to Sydney. The man, the registered owner of the barbecues …

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Cyprus signs deal with Chinese-led multinational consortium to build first LNG terminal

The government of Cyprus has signed a 290-million euro deal with a Chinese-led consortium to build the island nation’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal. The gas will be mostly …

Cypriot judge rules against British girl who said Israeli teenagers gang raped her

A Cyprus judge has ruled against a young British woman accused of fabricating a story about being gang raped. The young woman, 19, said in July that she had been …