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At least four killed in Cyprus flooding

Divers search a swollen river in Kyrenia, north Cyprus, December 6, 2018. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou ATHENS (Reuters) – At least four people were killed in flooding in northern Cyprus as hail and rain hammered the island, Turkish Cypriot media reported on Thursday. The victims died when their car was swept away during heavy rain late on Wednesday, media reported. Cyprus residents ...

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Prince William and Kate thank British troops in Cyprus

Britain’s Prince William and Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge meet with families and members of service personnel from RAF Akrotiri, a British military base in Cyprus, near the city of Limassol, Cyprus, December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou ATHENS (Reuters) – Prince William and his wife Kate visited British military personnel based on Cyprus on Wednesday to thank them for their ...

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Prince William and Kate bring gifts to RAF base in Cyprus

Image copyright Getty Images Now that’s what you’d call a truly royal mail service. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited Cyprus to deliver gifts to UK service personnel who will be on duty – and away from family – at Christmas. Prince William and Catherine had collected the presents from those family members when they hosted a party ...

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Smugglers use drone to fly drugs over militarized Cyprus frontier

ATHENS (Reuters) – Smugglers attempted to use a drone to fly illegal drugs over the frontier separating Turkish Cypriot northern Cyprus with the rest of the island, one of the most heavily guarded areas in Europe, Turkish Cypriot media reported. Police in Northern Cyprus were questioning a suspect alleged to have taken delivery of narcotics from a drone which had ...

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Cyprus hands Egyptian plane hijacker over to Cairo – statement

CAIRO (Reuters) – Cyprus has handed over to Cairo an Egyptian man who hijacked an airliner to the island in 2016 using a fake explosive belt, Egypt’s state prosecutor said on Saturday, after a court ruling cleared the way for his extradition. The prosecutor said in a statement that Seif Eldin Mustafa was handed over to an Egyptian Interpol team ...

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Eastern Mediterranean faces security threat from Cyprus operations, Turkey’s Erdogan says

LONDON (Reuters) – The eastern Mediterranean region will face a sustained security threat if Cyprus continues unilateral operations there, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan greets his supporters during a ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey May 4, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer Erdogan, on an official visit to Britain, made the comment in a speech at the Chatham ...

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