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Our thoughts with those suffering from crisis, says Cyprus President in Easter message


President Anastasiades expressed “boundless pride for our people, who during these difficult times have affirmed the inexhaustible sentiments of humanity and solidarity they possess.”
FAMAGUSTA GAZETTE
• Sunday, 20 April, 2014
PRESIDENT EASTER TELEVISION BROADCAST
The President expressed his thanks to all the institutions, volunteers, organized groups and individuals for their “valuable contribution to support our fellow citizens in need.”
President Nicos Anastasiades, in his televised Easter Message to the people of Cyprus, expressed the hope that the Resurrection of Christ will mark the beginning of the end of the great hardships that Cyprus is facing, while expressing confidence that the people of Cyprus will manage to overcome the economic problems in spite of the great difficulties ahead.

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A solution is just the start: could the South Africa experience help the Cyprus process

April 19, 2014

A solution is just the start: could the South Africa experience help the Cyprus process Andreas Mavroyiannis and Kudret Ozersay are off to South Africa next week

By Stefanos Evripidou

THE TWO negotiators in the peace process will head to South Africa next week to hear how seemingly insurmountable obstacles were overcome through difficult negotiations, which ended apartheid and introduced democracy to the country of 51 million people.

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Orthodox worshippers flock to Famagusta

April 18, 2014

Orthodox worshippers flock to Famagusta

By Constantinos Psillides

THOUSANDS of Greek Cypriots, most refugees, flocked to the Ayios Giorgos Exorinos church in Famagusta where they attended a Good Friday service at their historical place of worship for the first time in decades.

The service, the first since 1957 at the church in the medieval town, should send a message of hope and reunification, said leaders of both major parties AKEL and DISY on their way to the thronged church and its courtyard.

More than 4,000 people attended the service that started at around 5pm and was set to run for three and a half hours.

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Everest avalanche kills at least 12 Sherpa guides

Surendra Phuyal in Kathmandu says climbers gathered ahead of May’s peak climbing season

At least 12 local guides have been killed after an avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest, Nepali officials say.

The avalanche struck around 06:45 local time (01:00 GMT) in an area known as the “popcorn field”, just above Everest base camp at 5,800m (19,000ft).

A spokesman for Nepal’s tourism ministry told the BBC some missing climbers had been rescued, but more are still missing.

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Famagusta Good Friday service ‘a grand event’, despite changes to route

April 17, 2014

Famagusta Good Friday service ‘a grand event’, despite changes to route

By Staff Reporter

THE Good Friday service at the Ayios Giorgos Exoronis church in Famagusta, the first since 1957, should be seen as a message of reconciliation, Famagusta Mayor Alexis Galanos said yesterday.

Around 3,000 people, including foreign dignitaries are expected to attend the service tomorrow.

“It is indeed a grand event, much bigger than us,” Galanos told a news conference.

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राजदूत नियुक्ति : आठ दशकका अनुभव

ऐतिहासिक परिप्रेक्ष्यमा जाने हो भने विशेष दूत पठाउने चलन मल्लकालदेखि नै चलेको पाइन्छ । आवासीय मिसनको अभ्यास भने धेरै पछि सुरु भएको हो । यसको अभ्यास मिलानले सन् १४५५ बाटै सुरु गरे पनि कंग्रेस अफ भियनाले सन् १८१५ मा कूटनीतिक पदहरूको परिभाषा गरे पनि यो विस्तारै त्यसअघिदेखि नै सुरु हुँदै आएको हो । सन् १८१९ सम्म कतिपय देशमा मन्त्री तहको प्रतिनिधित्व हुन्थ्यो । राजदूत तहमा सम्बन्ध बस्न थालेको धेरै पछाडिको कुरा हो ।
हामीले उत्तर र दक्षिण दुवैतिर दूत पठाउँथ्यौं ।

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तेमाल गाङ प्रदर्शित

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काठमाडौ, वैशाख ३ -
राजधानीका बौद्ध र स्वयम्भूमा लाग्ने तेमाल जात्राको अवसर पारी बुधबार ‘तेमाल गाङ ः द ल्यान्ड अफ तामाङ सिभिलाइजेसन’ डकुमेन्ट्री प्रदर्शन गरिएको छ ।

नाङसल क्लबले राष्ट्रिय सभागृहमा कसन्र्टसहित ३५ मिनेटको डकुमेन्ट्री देखाएको हो ।

तीर्थमान वल तामाङ निर्देशित डकुमेन्ट्रीमा तामाङ समुदायको उद्गम स्थल मानिने काभ्रेको तिमाल क्षेत्रको रहनसहन, सम्पदा, इतिहासदेखि वर्तमान अवस्थासम्म केलाउने प्रयास गरिएको छ ।

क्लबले नै बनाएको डकुमेन्ट्रीमा बौद्ध गुरु पद्मसम्भवले तपस्या गरेको गुफा, तेमालका अन्तिम राजा रेन्जिन दोर्जेको सन्दर्भ, बुद्धचित्त मालाको बोटसँग तामाङ सभ्यताको सम्बन्ध लगायत सन्दर्भ पनि समेटिएका छन् । ‘तामाङको रिमठिम हराए तेमाल जानु भनिन्छ,’ निर्देशक तामाङले भने, ‘तेमालमा के रहेछ त भनेर खोतल्ने क्रममा डकुमेन्ट्री बनेको हो ।  एक वर्ष लाएर खिचिएको हो ।’

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Parties agree to form special court to take up conflict-era cases

ASHOK DAHAL

KATHMANDU, April 16 : Leaders from the ruling and main opposition UCPN (Maoist) have agreed to amend the bill on Truth and Reconciliation Commission to pave the way for formation of a special court to take up conflict-era cases.

The leaders, however, couldn´t reach consensus on settling the dispute over the arrest of 13 Maoist cadres for their alleged involvement in the murder of Krishna Prasad Adhikari in 2004. The government has already filed a case against the 13 accused at the Chitwan District Court.

CP Mainali of the ruling CPN-ML, who was present during the interparty talks, said they have agreed to form a special court to take up insurgency-era cases.

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Cyprus News Round Up

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16 April 2014

1. President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades continues his official visit to the United Arab Emirates and on Wednesday he addressed a business forum in Dubai, organised by the Cypriot and Dubai Chambers with the participation of a large number of Cypriot businessmen. On Tuesday, President Anastasiades met the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Cyprus and Abu Dhabi signed a bilateral agreement for cooperation in the air travel services sector and Memoranda of Understanding on energy, tourism, education and science.

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