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The Week Video News July 20-27th, 2014

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Deadly Road Accident in Sotira

Pensioner Vassilis Giannaki, 78, was killed in a road accident in Sotira on July 17th when his car was hit by a vehicle which veered into his lane.

Putin Blames Ukraine for Attack on Malaysian Airlines Flight

putin blames ukraine for mh17 crashRussian President Vladimir Putin has blamed the Ukrainian government for the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, saying: “Obviously, the state over whose territory it happened bears responsibility for this terrible tragedy."

All 298 passengers on board the flight were killed in the crash in Donetsk, 50km from the Ukraine-Russia border.

Malaysian Prime Minister Mohammad Najib Abdul Razak has launched an investigation into the tragedy, suspected to have been the actions of pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine. The OSCE, which is already present in Ukraine, is coordinating an operation to remove the bodies.

Netanyahu Orders Ground Invasion of Gaza

israel invades palestine gazaIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered a ground invasion of Gaza, in which five Palestinian civilians and one Israeli soldier have already been killed, adding to the recent death toll of 114 Gazans, 88 of which were civilians and 30 were children.

"Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon instructed this evening the IDF to commence ground action to strike at the terrorist tunnels from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory," said a statement from the Israeli government at around 11pm on July 17th.

Cyprus Makes Significant Bailout Progress - Mario Draghi

mario draghi anastasiadesECB chief Mario Draghi has acknowledged that Cyprus has made significant progress on its bailout programme and said that the European Central Bank is ready to cooperate and help the government and Cyprus Central Bank to solve the remaining problems.

Mr. Draghi met with President Nicos Anastasiades, Central Bank chief Chrystalla Georghadji and Finance Minister Haris Georgiades in Frankfurt this morning, to discuss the situation in the financial sector.

Troika Fifth Review Focus on Non-Performing Loans

Representatives of the EU/ECB/IMF Troika are in Cyprus for their fifth review of the island's bailout progress, and are focusing on the high level of non-performing loans, which reached 15.4 billion euros in 2012.

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Thought for Today - Take Good Care of Yourself

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Young Woman Killed on Troodos-Astromeriti Road

Galata resident Maria Chrysi, aged 26, was killed in a road accident at 8.25am in the same spot on the Troodos-Astromeritis road where her brother died in a similar tragic event, said police.

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