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Belarus police detain dozens of protesters at anti-government rally

Belarus police detained dozens of protesters on Saturday as thousands of people gathered in the capital Minsk demanding the release of a jailed opposition...

Three more test positive to Covid-19, all with travel history

Three more people tested positive to Covid-19, all with travel history, the Health Ministry said on Saturday, from a total of 2,320 tests performed. This...

AstraZeneca resumes trials of COVID vaccine halted by patient illness

AstraZeneca has resumed British clinical trials of its COVID-19 vaccine, one of the most advanced in development, after receiving the green light from safety...

French police use tear gas as yellow vests return to Paris

French authorities deployed a heavy police presence in Paris and used tear gas on Saturday as the "yellow vest" movement returned to the capital...

British design revolutionary Terence Conran dies aged 88

Terence Conran, a renowned designer and restaurateur credited with modernising British retail and decor, has died aged 88, his family said on Saturday. Conran launched...

PDs: ‘GHS beneficiaries in need of training’

GHS Personal Doctors (PDs) are unhappy with the system's beneficiaries at a rate of more than 80%, a new survey by the International Institute...

Police fire teargas as migrants demand to leave Greek island after fire

Greek police fired teargas on Saturday during a protest by angry migrants left homeless by a blaze at Europe's largest refugee centre, who demanded...

Man in serious condition after Voroklini motorcycle accident

A 49 year old motorcyclist from Larnaca is being treated at the Nicosia Hospital ICU in serious condition following an accident on Friday afternoon...

Osaka ‘a Jesse Owens of Japan’ for racial injustice stand

Naomi Osaka has been the dominant storyline of the 2020 U.S. Open, both for on-court performances that mean she will be playing in Saturday's...

US special navy forces in joint military drills with Cyprus National Guard

Two Combatant Craft Medium transport vessels of the US special navy forces are in Cyprus to participate in joint military drills with the National...

Paphos hotels occupancy rate below 20% in September, October-hoteliers

Occupancy at Paphos hotels will be below 20% in September and October, President of Paphos Hotels Association Thanos Michaelides has told CNA. Michaelides said that...

U.S. lawmakers quiz Disney CEO over Xinjiang connection to “Mulan”

A group of bipartisan U.S. lawmakers urged Walt Disney Co CEO Bob Chapek to explain the company's connection with "security and propaganda" authorities of...

Latest on the worldwide spread of coronavirus

Top US government infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Friday he disagreed with President Donald Trump's assessment the United States has "rounded...

114 Georgian nationals repatriated on charter flight from Cyprus

Cyprus in collaboration with the EU border and coast guard agency FRONTEX performed a voluntary repatriation of 114 Georgian nationals on Friday night who...

Few fined after hundreds of checks for compliance to Covid-19 decrees

Police released on Saturday its daily report on those caught flouting decrees put in place to curb the spread of Coronavirus. According to the report,...

U.S. has expelled 8,800 migrant children under coronavirus rules

President Donald Trump's administration has expelled about 8,800 unaccompanied migrant children intercepted at the U.S.-Mexico border since March 20 under rules seeking to limit the spread of...

Canoe-kayak championship in progress in Yermasoyia

The Pancyprian Canoe-Kayak Championship organised by the Cyprus Canoe Federation kicks off today at Yermasoyia dam, the CNA reports. According to the Federation's relevant press...

Afghan peace talks open in Doha, 19 years after 9/11 triggered war

The opening ceremony for talks between the Afghan government and Taliban insurgents began in Qatar's capital Doha on Saturday, marking the start of negotiations...

East Med tensions, the Cyprus issue and bilateral ties on the agenda of Pompeo’s visit to Cyprus

The rising tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean caused by Turkey’s illegal actions, the state of play in the Cyprus problem, as well as the...

Cyprus government employment rises in August due to temporary employees

Employment of the Cypriot government rose to 52,146 persons in August 2020, marking an annual increase of 0.9% or 441 persons owing to increased...

Temperature edges down, possible showers in the afternoon

Today will be mainly fine but isolated showers are likely in the mountains and inland, the Met Department said in its morning report, without...

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18 year old critical following motorbike accident

  An 18 year old is in intensive care following a road accident late yesterday afternoon in Larnaca. He ran into a vehicle while attempting to...

Home party in Larnaca ignores Covid directives, fourteen charged

  Authorities in Larnaca found 20 people at a home party and charged most of them, as the town has come under stricter Covid directives...

Fire near Kourris dam under control

  A fire that broke out late yesterday afternoon, near the Kourris dam in the Limassol district was placed under control just before midnight, after...

Temperatures up over the next three days, dust on Monday

  The summer is still very much with us, as a low pressure system affecting Cyprus subsides tomorrow and a warm air current will take...

Military plane carrying air force cadets crashes in Ukraine, killing 25

  A military transport plane carrying air force cadets crashed and burst into flames near a highway in northeastern Ukraine yesterday evening, killing at least...