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Feeling miserable? You should have not moved abroad says new study


The migrants were asked how happy they were on a scale of one to 10 compared with 56,000 people who stayed in the northern countries.
FAMAGUSTA GAZETTE
• Wednesday, 23 April, 2014
*”Migration itself can be disruptive to other dimensions of people’s lives – social ties, sense of belonging – possibly with consequences for their happiness”.
*90,000 Britons abandoned their Mediterranean dreams in Spain last year.
Britons that migrate to the Mediterranean are less happy than if they had stayed at home a new academic study has found.

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Everest avalanche: NMA refutes media reports of expedition abandonment

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KATHMANDU, APR 23 – The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) on Wednesday said that it has not received any confirmation regarding the abandonment of the expeditions on Mount Everest .

Issuing a press statement today, the NMA said the news dissemination about the abandonment of the expedition is false and does not ‘hold any sense’.

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Swedish UN-veterans returning to Cyprus after 40 years

April 22, 2014

Swedish UN-veterans returning to Cyprus after 40 years

By Staff Reporter

Next month, 125 Swedish UN-veterans are returning to Cyprus,  40 years after they witnessed the invasion of the island in the summer of 1974.

It will be the largest reunion ever of Swedish peacekeeping forces outside of Sweden.

Sweden was one of the first troop-contributing countries to UNFICYP. Between 1964 and 1993, a total of 27,981 Swedish military and police officers served in Cyprus.

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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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