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Thought for Today - Be Special Today - Be You!

Be special today, act in a way that you aim for your highest desires, be truthful to yourself and remember that you are here to make the difference. Don’t try to be as anyone else but be fearless and realize your own unlimited potential.

Man Arrested on Suspicion of the Murder of Bulgarian Beauty Queen - Polis

daniela mitovaA 25-year-old Paphos man has been arrested on suspicion he was involved in the hit-and-run murder of 28-year-old Bulgarian beauty queen Daniela Mitova, whose body was found on July 17th at the side of the road nearby a campsite in Paphos.

The suspect's truck was also taken in for examination by Paphos CID, according to a report by the Cyprus News Agency.

Songwriter Eleni Skarpari Releases Debut Album 'Heart of Stone'

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Eleni Skarpari's band Echo Wants Her Voice Back is known on the London music scene for the lead singer's phenomenal voice and folk noir style, and this summer, the Greek-Cypriot singer came home to launch her debut CD 'Heart of Stone'.

A letter from the past - remembering Cyprus' heritage of war

cyprus sarah fenwickI was eight years old when I wrote my first impassioned letter about how shocked I was about the attempt to assassinate President Makarios and the ensuing invasion of Cyprus in 1974. Dear Mum, I wrote, isn't it horrible that they tried to kill the president?

The terrible situation experienced by the Greek-and-Turkish Cypriot refugees during the 1974 invasion by Turkey awoke in me the awareness that it is very important to stand up for human rights, and is one of the reasons I entered journalism. The first letter I wrote to the Cyprus Weekly about the need for peace on our island was published sometime back in 1991, and I've never stopped reminding everyone of the need for peace.

Limassol Pensioner Killed in Road Accident

road safety cyprusDamianos Roumbas, 75, was killed in a road accident on July 19th on the Limassol-Platres road, after losing control of his vehicle and crashing into a sign on the side of the road, said police.

The pensioner was rushed to hospital but succumbed to his injuries in Limassol General a few hours later.

Police are investigating the cause of the accident.

In related news, drivers under the influence of alcohol are set to receive 300 euro fines and a penalty of three points from the police and up to six points from the courts.

Gold begins the week with a spectacular fall

gold,eurusd,usdchfWritten by Jameel Ahmad, Chief Market Analyst at FXTM

Markets have commenced the week with an unexpected start following a spectacular drop in Gold during the Asian session that sent the yellow metal to a new milestone five-year low at $1080.

Gold dropping so sharply is a surprise and while the reports that China Gold reserves were half the expected level might have inspired additional selling pressure, it is the repeated comments of commitment from the Federal Reserve that they will begin raising US interest rates at some point this year that have continuously pressured Gold in recent months.

Cyprus Marks Sad 41st Anniversary of Turkish Invasion

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As Cyprus marks the sad 41st anniversary of the Turkish invasion in 1974, President Nicos Anastasiades expressed the hope that the current round of peace talks will create a modern country in which the human rights of all are respected.

"It is a day of terribly sad memories. Forty-one years later, the memories are still fresh, at the same time, our obligation and duties are even more of a priority," said the president.

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