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A complaint was made last year over a Captain Cook statue erected in 1879 in Australia's largest city Sydney, because the engraving on the monument's base says: "Discovered this territory, 1770". Aboriginal people had lived on the continent for an estimated 60,000 years before Cook dropped anchor ...
A stand-off between Peyia municipality and Leptos developers has left visitors to the popular blue-flagged Coral Bay beach without access to kiosks and forced to use stinking toilets. The two kiosks selling food and drinks on the beach remain closed even though the tourist season has started, and ...

The march is a symbolic walk of about 4km through various cities and towns held in memory of Christodoula, a cancer patient who died alone and helpless under an orange tree in the village of Sotira in 1974. "The walk is a reminder to the public that cancer patients are not alone and they can help ...
Further along the busy road, which is home to many of the town's hotels, apartments, restaurants, bars and cafes, guests at a newer complex are ... When contacted by the Cyprus Mail and informed about the illegal rubbish, the head of the municipality cleanliness department said he would forward ...
Crystal Palace and Huddersfield Town look to have winnable games against Leicester City and Everton respectively while Brighton and Hove Albion travel to Burnley. Time was when Manchester United v Arsenal at this time of the year would have been a title decider but on Sunday most interest will ...
The issue raised by the construction of a new House of Representatives has highlighted a serious problem that Cyprus faces with its sustainable ... Yiorkadjis said the Nicosia municipality had for decades supported development and rejuvenation of the old town and Green Line areas so they would not ...

Protesters on Thursday urged ethnically-split Cyprus' government and breakaway Turkish Cypriot authorities to step up their protests against a nuclear power plant Russia is building on Turkey's Mediterranean coastline. Around 250 Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot protesters on Thursday linked ...
Mayor of Paphos Phedonas Phedonos said the new lifeguard system was announced without any prior notice, and if implemented would mean the municipality having to cough up thousands of euros more to cover additional costs, which on some beaches is totally unnecessary. "In the new national plan ...
Europe's top human rights body says Cyprus police must effectively address incidents of physical abuse against detainees amid "credible allegations" that officers, slapped, punched and kicked people in custody, including foreign nationals. In a report Thursday, the Council of Europe's Committee for ... rights police
Cyprus' Finance minister said that, "It is a step of significance, which further opens the way for the expansion of the economic, the commercial, the financial ties between our governments (...) This is a relationship that we want to sustain regardless of the UK's forthcoming exit from the EU. Despite the exit, we ... rights police
France's interior ministry said on Twitter on Friday that security officials were carrying out an operation at a supermarket in town of Trebes in southern France. The UNSA police union also said on Twitter a police operation was underway after an individual had earlier shot at four officers in the Carcassone ... rights police
Protesters marched into City Hall during the day shouting “It's a phone, not a gun” and demanded to see the police chief. “I have four grandbabies who are black and I don't want them taken,” said protester Tami Collins, 47, who is white. Sacramento police said the shooting stemmed from a report of ... rights police
The district administration is also examining the possibility of suing the municipality in connection with work done in front of the Cavo Maris hotel, and Konnos beach, the ministry said. The ministry said it would take all necessary measures when needed, including to restore an area or take someone to court. rights police
Turkish Cypriot daily Yeni Duzen on Friday reported that Ozersay, who visited the Maronite villages of Ayia Marina and Asomatos on Thursday, said that the new 'government' would announce in the coming days practical adjustments improving the previous administration's decision to impose a customs ... rights police
“Yesterday, a letter from the attorney-general suspended indefinitely the case against all of the defendants including the mayor, the city council, the municipality of Paphos and the contractor,” one of the defendants, Andreas Chrysanthou, a Paphos councillor, told the Cyprus Mail on Wednesday. rights police
Limassol is one of the world's top 100 cities ACCORDING to a survey conducted by Mercer, Limassol is one of the top 100 cities in the world for its Quality of Living Index, which considers the quality of life that a city has to offer. The survey is one of the world's most comprehensive and is conducted annually ... rights police
The WiFi4EU programme offers vouchers worth €15,000 for municipalities to set up Wi-Fi hotspots in public spaces, including libraries, museums, public parks, squares. Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the WiFi4EU initiative aims at connecting “every European village and every city with ... rights police

Now, the village is a ghost town. The abandoned structures face prime views of the very dam that damned them into abandonment. Old stone houses and slightly newer, more modern models alike erode and decay. The weathered buildings stand like sad, forgotten memorials to the people who once called the settlement ... rights police
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he was expecting to hold a campaign rally in a European city next month ahead of June elections despite a ban by some Western countries on Turkish politicians campaigning abroad. "God willing, in May, we will hold our first meeting in a closed ...
Third-tier Wigan Athletic lived up to the billing as Manchester City's bogey team by beating the 10-man Premier League leaders 1-0 in a stunning FA Cup fifth round upset on Monday. Will Grigg coolly slotted home the winner in the 79th minute to trigger chants of 'Will Grigg's on fire' around the DW Stadium.
Turkey-led forces will begin besieging the Syrian town of Afrin in the coming days as part of Turkey's operation to drive the Kurdish YPG militia out of the region in north-west Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday. Turkey began an operation last month with allied Syrian rebels against the YPG, ...
18 (Xinhua) -- Cyprus' southern coastal city of Limassol held its annual carnival parade on Sunday, just 36 hours after a heavy downpour had turned many ... Cypriot parliament had to change the legislation to bring a two-round presidential election forward by two weeks so that the voting would not interfere ...
Concerted efforts are underway by local business owners and authorities to encourage visitors to visit the recently upgraded Tala Square in the heart of the popular Paphos village. Local councillor Cathi Delaney said that Tala, along with a number of other villages, is suffering from the fallout of uncertainty ...
In the reconstruction of the city must participate both the Greek Cypriots and the Turkish Cypriots, along with others, so that there will be substantial benefits to ... Famagusta will be suitable for the establishment of a bi-communal Centre for Cyprus Studies and related educational and cultural activities for the ...
A NEW website will be launched next month to help promote Paphos old town, the head of the Friends of the Old Town Association said this week. ... “If acceptable with the municipality, we may ask them to cover windows with thematic pictures, such as places of interest or maps, something like that,” ...
In the area near the city's old port, several restaurants suffered a lot of damage from the torrents and the cars swept by the rushing water. Customers were forced to climb on chairs and tables to escape the rushing water flooding the establishments. Dozens of cars were also damaged after they got caught up ...
Dustmen from all districts are holding meetings with their trade unions from Sek and Peo, in a bid to convince municipalities to proceed with clustering of garbage collection services instead of assigning the job to private companies. Scores of dustmen that work at the Larnaca municipality gathered on Friday ...
Manchester City are sweeping all before them this season but talk of a possible unprecedented quadruple might need to be postponed at least until after Monday's trip to FA Cup bogey side Wigan Athletic in the fifth round. Roberto Martinez's relegation-bound Wigan upset the odds to beat Roberto ...
In the marina of the island state's second largest city super-yachts are berthed in front of €15m villas. Photograph: f8grapher/Getty Images/iStockphoto. Nearly five years on from Cyprus's near financial collapse and bailout, Limassol is undergoing a property development boom fuelled by Russian money.
President Tayyip Erdogan warned on Wednesday that Turkey would extend its military operation in Syria to the town of Manbij, a move that could potentially bring Turkish ... “Turkey has not been able yet to shore up its control over any of the villages it has advanced on,” said the Observatory's Abdulrahman.
Technopolis 20 Cultural Centre really is the place in Paphos where entertainment never slows down. The centre offers workshops to expand our knowledge, exhibitions to inspire us, theatrical performances to perhaps help us make sense of our own lives, but its musical offerings are what get our feet ...
Steeped in myth, coveted by every conqueror with an eye for a prize, Cyprus' tumultuous and multilayered past has left ancient riches strewn across this island. Neolithic dwellings, Bronze Age and Phoenician tombs, remnants of once-mighty city- kingdoms, Roman mosaics, mountaintop castles and ...
MEPs are set to visit Cyprus in early May to attempt to enter the fenced off town of Varosha, in the occupied Famagusta area, Akel MEP Takis ... “Unless this descent (on the island) of Europe is not combined with a mass support of the idea of our city being returned and of a settlement solution, then the ...
A couple walks past a mosque in the mixed village of Pyla, which lies in the UN-patrolled buffer zone that slices across the island of Cyprus. “Pyla is the only place in the buffer zone where the two communities live together,” Greek Cypriot mayor Simos Mytides told AFP Men play backgammon at a Greek ...
24 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese dance and song troupe performed in Limassol, a city on the southern coast of Cyprus on Wednesday ahead of the onset of the ... The ambassador recalled that there have been numerous performances by Chinese groups in almost all Cypriot cities in 2017, as part of the Heart to ...
Manchester City reached the League Cup final, shattering second-tier Bristol City's hopes of a remarkable upset, as the Premier League leaders survived a late fightback to win 3-2 on Tuesday and clinch the tie 5-3 on aggregate. City appeared to be cruising when goals from Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero ...
He headed up a renovation project for Budapest's Buda city centre, and along with Eden City is involved with a number of other projects in Europe, including hotel and housing construction. Sources close to the investor, who wish to remain unnamed said that the company is being granted a town planning ...
A Russian teenager attacked a group of younger students with an axe, injuring six people, before setting his school on fire, investigators said on Friday. Russia's Investigative Committee said the attacker, a ninth-grader, attacked a group of seventh-grade students with an axe at a school just outside the ...
What Povek fails to understand is that Cyprus society is not what it used to be in the 1980s. Conditions are different and ... The first reason for shops leaving the city centre is extremely expensive rents in combination with the difficulty to find locals suitable for their offer. Cyprus has a strange mentality ...
Cyprus has still a lot way to go on environmental protection, especially with regard to its EU goals, Environment Commissioner Ioanna Panayiotou said on ... that the Island Plan – a town planning law that sets out economic, cultural, social and population planning objectives for rural areas – materialises.
... the border village of Sugedigi firing on Friday morning into Afrin region, and the YPG militia said Turkish forces had fired 70 shells at Kurdish villages in Afrin starting at midnight. ... They said the FSA rebels would deploy near the town of Azaz, where Kurdish shelling overnight struck a psychiatric hospital.
PAPHOS municipality has relaunched a new tender process for the rental of shop units at the historic Ibrahim's Khan in the old town after the original one was considered too narrow. Municipal officer, Doxa Economidou, told the Cyprus Mail that last year's tender was cancelled for a number of reasons.
Limassol municipality is looking to rekindle the interest of cruise organisers for the city to become a top cruise destination, the mayor said on Wednesday. ... Mayor of Limassol Nikos Nicolaides and representatives of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber held a meeting on Wednesday focusing on a series of ...
Kosovan Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic, who was standing trial over the killings of ethnic Albanians during the 1998-99 war, was shot dead outside his party office in the northern town of Mitrovica on Tuesday, a state prosecutor said. In a protest against the killing, Serbia said it would quit the ongoing round of ...
Arequipa Governor Yamila Osorio said on Twitter that a 55-year-old man died in the town of Yauca after being crushed by rock. ... On Twitter, President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said he would travel to the towns of Acari and Chala “to verify the magnitude of the damages and send the corresponding ...
Apart from being a photographer, Argyrou is a speaker at seminars on communication, public relations and marketing in Cyprus and abroad. ... The exhibition and the tours are part of 'Photographing the villages of Paphos, Meeting the tradition,' which was set as a target challenge for young people in ...
Liverpool scored three times in nine minutes on the way to a dramatic 4-3 win over Manchester City on Sunday which ended the Premier League leaders' unbeaten start to the season. Liverpool struck after less than 10 minutes when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain surged forward from midfield to collect a neat ...
Chelsea were held to a goalless draw at home by 10-man Leicester City on Saturday, handing the advantage to Manchester United in what has become a race for second place in the Premier League behind runaway leaders Manchester City. The champions struggled for much of the game against the ...
The Cyprus Symphony Orchestra will take us to the city of Vienna, with a new year's concert on Wednesday in Nicosia and on Thursday in Limassol. The orchestra will be joined by soloist Giovanni Galetti on the bassoon, under the baton of Jens Georg Bachmann, for two performances. Called A Postcard ...


 

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