Tuesday 31 March 2015

The Members of the Council of the Restaurant Union of Paphos have visited yesterday the Paphos Gastronomy Center

The Members of the Council of the Restaurant Union of Paphos have visited yesterday the Paphos Gastronomy Center which will be operated from the Restaurant Union.

'World's strongest dwarf' to wed 6ft 3in tall transgender woman

A 4ft 4in tall dwarf who claims to be "the strongest man in the world" has revealed he hopes to break down further barriers by marrying his 6ft 3in transgender girlfriend.

Shocking video shows man come under brutal attack in city centre as crowd looks on

Police have launched an investigation after sickening images of a man being beaten up in the heart of Birmingham emerged on the net.

French voters ring changes and turn right

The perpetual ding-dong of French politics went from ding to dong on Sunday.
One side, the dingers, was cock-a-hoop.

The others, the dongers, swore they would be back next time.

Buhari extends lead in tight Nigerian election

Nigerian opposition contender Muhammadu Buhari built a lead of over 2.5 million votes with only six states uncounted on Monday, raising the prospect of a stunning ballot box victory for a man who first came to power three decades ago via a military coup.

One dead, two hurt as vehicle tries to ram U.S. spy agency gates

Two people tried to run their vehicle through the National Security Agency's gates near Washington on Monday before guards at the spy agency fatally shot one of them, said officials, who added there was no evidence of a link to terrorism.

Crash pilot had been treated for suicidal tendencies

The German pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps last week was treated for suicidal tendencies years ago before he received his pilot's license, German prosecutors said on Monday.

Monday 30 March 2015

Tsunami Warning After Papua New Guinea Quake

Vast swathes of the Pacific have been put on high alert for "hazardous" tsunami waves after a powerful earthquake in Papua New Guinea.

Thugs jailed for 'horror movie'-style bottle attack that sprayed blood across packed train

Three thugs have been jailed for a "horror movie"-style bottle attack that left blood sprayed across a packed train carriage.

Iran nuclear talks: World powers to meet foreign minister

Ministers from six world powers are expected to hold their first full session on Monday with Iran's foreign minister over its nuclear programme.

French local elections: Exit polls suggest Conservative win

France's Conservative UMP Party and its allies appear to have come first in the final round of departmental elections.

Dollar supported even as Yellen drives home message of patience

The dollar inched higher versus the yen and euro on Monday after the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve underscored the view that the Fed is likely to start raising interest rates gradually later this year.

Fighting and air strikes across Yemen; dialogue remains distant

Yemeni fighters loyal to the Saudi-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi clashed with Iranian-allied Houthi fighters on Sunday in Aden, the absent leader's last major foothold in the country.

Sunday 29 March 2015

Girl aged 6 'bundled into car boot and assaulted as she played on bike in broad daylight'

A man is being quizzed by detectives in connection with the abduction of a six-year-old girl who was dragged off the street.
Police said the man, from Accrington, Lancashire, has been arrested on suspicion of child abduction and is currently in custody.

Andreas Lubitz: Germanwings flight's last minutes revealed in chilling black box transcript

The dramatic last moments of the doomed Germanwings flight have been revealed in a chilling transcript of the black box recording that shows the captain screaming at Andreas Lubitz “Open the goddam door”.

Tunis Bardo Museum attack: Thousands join protest march

Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Tunis for an anti-terror march.

U.S. jobs to add heat to Fed lift-off debate

The state of the U.S. labor market in March will consume economists and investors in the week leading up to Easter, adding to the seesaw debate over when the Federal Reserve will spring its first interest rate hike.

Singapore stands still as nation bids farewell to founding father Lee

Grieving Singaporeans were joined by world leaders on Sunday to pay their final respects to the country's first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, as the nation came to a near-halt to honor its "founding father".

Saturday 28 March 2015

Τime changes tomorrow morning. Set your clocks one hour ahead

Daylight saving time goes into effect at 2 a.m. tomorrow. Remember the adage, "Spring forward, fall back," and set your clock ahead by one hour before you go to bed tonight.
The clock change slices an hour of shut-eye from your routine, so there are a lot of strategies available to help you manage the switch.

Gastronomy Center in Paphos

The first Gastronomy Center opens in Paphos at the old town. Its going to be a place that the visitors will taste traditional Cyprus food and have the opportunity to participate in seminars.

Dying bride organises dream wedding in 20 days after being given just six weeks to live

A terminally ill bride has been granted her dying wish of a dream wedding after being given just six weeks to live.
Mum-of-two, Natalie Price, 30, planned her wedding in just 20 days after being told her lung disease was terminal on March 6.

England 4-0 Lithuania: 5 things we learned as supersub Harry Kane's meteoric rise continues

As expected, England strolled to victory under the Friday night lights when the Three Lions eased to a 4-0 victory over an ordinary Lithuania side.

Germanwings plane crash: Andreas Lubitz scared ex-girlfriend reveals he had long planned 'spectacular and unforgettable event'

A former girlfriend of the killer co-pilot Andreas Lubitz said he had long planned a spectacular and unforgettable event and told how she was scared by his erratic behaviour.

Travel ban teenage girls from Syria trio's school

Four teenage girls barred from travelling abroad are pupils at the same east London school attended by three girls already thought to have fled to Syria.

Italian court acquits Knox and Sollecito of Kercher murder

Italy's top appeals court has overturned the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher.

Nigerian voters prepare to go to polls

Nigerians are about to go to the polls to elect a president, with incumbent Goodluck Jonathan facing a strong challenge from Muhammadu Buhari.

Friday 27 March 2015

Burnley abduction: Girl, 6, kidnapped in terrifying daylight grab then abandoned four miles away

Police have launched a manhunt after a six-year-old girl was abducted in Burnley.
The girl was taken by a man, possibly in a large dark-coloured car, from Nairne Street in Burnley, Lancashire, at around 4pm on Thursday.

Woman threw sulphuric acid into face of council gardener because she found the sound of his strimmer 'annoying'

A council gardener was scarred for life after a woman flung concentrated sulphuric acid in his face because she was 'annoyed' by the sound of his strimmer.

Boko Haram HQ Gwoza in Nigeria 'retaken'

The Nigerian army says it has retaken the north-eastern town of Gwoza, believed to be the headquarters of militant Islamist group Boko Haram.

Police seek two people reportedly missing after New York explosion

Two people were reportedly missing on Friday in the wake of an apparent gas explosion that destroyed four New York apartment buildings and injured 19 people, police said.

With Yemen strikes, Saudis show growing independence from U.S.

Saudi Arabia kept some key details of its military action in Yemen from Washington until the last moment, U.S. officials said, as the kingdom takes a more assertive regional role to compensate for perceived U.S. disengagement.

Torn-up sick notes show crash pilot should have been grounded

German authorities found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him on the day of the tragedy, which he apparently hid from the airline.

Thursday 26 March 2015

14-year-old girl's face pushed into broken glass in terrifying random attack

A girl of 14 had her face pushed into broken glass in a terrifying attack near a park.
The teenager was walking to meet a friend when the man pounced in Heaton Moor, Stockport.

MPs warn on growing numbers of British jihadists

Not enough is being done to prevent people leaving the UK to join Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a group of MPs has warned.

Dollar drifts lower, undermined by soft U.S. data

The U.S. dollar ground lower in small ranges on Thursday, edging towards a four-week low against the yen in the wake of disappointing U.S. data that suggested the greenback's recent rally is on ice for now.

Recording shows pilot locked out of Airbus cockpit before crash

Cockpit voice recordings from the German jet that crashed in the Alps showed one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not get back in before the plane went down, killing everyone onboard, the New York Times reported.

Saudi Arabia, allies launch air strikes in Yemen against Houthi fighters

Saudi Arabia and Gulf region allies launched military operations including air strikes in Yemen on Thursday, officials said, to counter Iran-allied forces besieging the southern city of Aden where the U.S.-backed Yemeni president had taken refuge.

Wednesday 25 March 2015

Cyprus President to Attend Armenian Genocide Centennial Commemorations

The President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades will visit Armenia from April 23 to 25 to participate in events commemorating the centennial anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the press office of VartkesMahdessian, Member of the Cyprus House of Representatives, reports.
According to the source,

Claudia Lawrence: Grandad arrested on suspicion of her murder released on bail

A grandad arrested on suspicion of murdering missing chef Claudia Lawrence has been released on police bail.

Watch driver caught speeding at 140mph on motorway with child in car with him

Shocking footage has been released of a dangerous driver caught speeding at 140mph with a six-year-old boy as his front-seat passenger.

Mum quizzed by police after bodies of two of her children found in bag in her freezer

A mother is being quizzed by police after they discovered the bodies of her two children in a bag in her freezer.

Germanwings Airbus A320 plane crash: Heartbreaking act of kindness costs schoolgirl her life

A schoolgirl almost missed getting onto the Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 - but WAS on board thanks to a heartbreaking act of kindness.

Brent slides, U.S. crude holds flat on resilient dollar

Brent crude oil fell on Tuesday as the dollar regained its footing against the euro and fears of global oversupply persisted, while U.S. crude was buoyed by strong domestic economic data.

Investigators seek clues into why jet ploughed into French mountainside

French investigators will sift through wreckage on Wednesday for clues into why a German Airbus ploughed into an Alpine mountainside, killing all 150 people on board including 16 schoolchildren returning from an exchange trip to Spain.

Tuesday 24 March 2015

Angelina Jolie makes the heartbreaking decision to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes after cancer cells are detected

Actress Angelina Jolie has revealed she has undergone surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes to avoid getting cancer.
The star, who is currently 39, says that her mother Marcheline Bertrand died when she was 49 and wanted to take the action now.

Hospital staff absences for mental health reasons double

Staff absences for mental health problems have doubled at hospital trusts across England in the past four years.

Tunisia's Bardo Museum to reopen after deadly attack

Tunisia's Bardo Museum is due to reopen less than a week after gunmen killed at least 22 people, mostly European tourists, in the capital Tunis.

Yemen foes square off as fears of war, Saudi-Iran rivalry grow

Yemen's top factions are squaring off for battle after months of skirmishes, turning respectively to neighboring SaudiArabia and its regional rival Iran for help in what may become all-out war.

Oil drops as Saudi output nears record, China demand worries drag

Oil prices dropped on Tuesday after activity in China's factory sector fell to an 11-month low and as Saudi Arabia said its production was close to an all-time high.

Turkey’s renewed effort to join EU opposed by Lobby of Cyprus

“It would appear that after its recent series of failures abroad and its problems at home, Turkey is beginning to mount another campaign for admission into the European Union and is asking the EU’s members to put pressure on Cyprus,” said Theo Theodorou, spokesman for Lobby for Cyprus.