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Shakira and Gerard Pique overjoyed with purchase of luxury villa in Cyprus

Shakira, the world-famous Colombian songstress, has bought a villa in coastal Peyia, Paphos, according to reports in Cyprus local media. The property owned by Shakira and her partner, Barcelona football …

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Turkish-Cypriot teachers up in arms over teacher wearing hijab

Turkish-Cypriot Trade Unionist Selma Eylem said that teachers in the occupied part of Cyprus are up in arms over the appointment of a teacher who was appointed on 25 October …

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Concern over the plight of 8,500 missing domestic workers from Cyprus

The Cyprus House Ethics committee heard on Wednesday that around 8,500 domestic workers had been reported missing in the country. Zacharias Zachariou, chairman of the Ethnics committee said, nobody knows …

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Cyprus Halloumi Festival – not just about the cheese, but also about the ‘dream’ of Cypriot Australians

The Cyprus Halloumi festival took place over the weekend, but there was more to it than just halloumi. Cyprus Community of Melbourne President Stelios Angelodimou told Neos Kosmos that it …

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British alleged gang rape victim tells Cyprus court she was forced to sign retraction, which is written in broken English

The British teenager, who claimed she was gang-raped by Israeli teenagers at an Aya Napa beach resort in Cyprus, told court on Wednesday that Cyprus police forced her to sign …

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THI Australia supports mentoring for Greek students in remote communities

The Hellenic Initiative Australia announced it will be supporting an innovative education and youth empowerment program that connects students from remote and disadvantaged schools across Greece with mentors from around …

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Turkish navy surrounds Cyprus causing tensions to mount in the East Mediterranean

The Turkish Navy practically encircled Cyprus on Tuesday with almost 20 vessels, including frigates and submarines, in the area. The appearance of the vessels coincided with the launch of operations …

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Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades to appeal Turkish plans for reopening of Varosha

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades told reporters in New York that Cyprus intends to appeal to the UN Security Council over Turkish plans to reopen the ghost town of Varosha in …

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Mother-daughter arrested for taking photos in north Cyprus

A Greek Cypriot woman, 52, and her daughter, 20, were arrested in the Turkish Cypriot occupied north on Sunday for taking photos of the home where they lived in before …

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Cyprus serial killer Nicos Metaxas’ investigation costs at €664,490

The cost of the investigation into Greek Cypriot army officer Nicos Metaxas’ killings is proving to be a headache for the government of Cyprus. The 25-year-old National Guard captain was …