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Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation: News in English, 03-10-15

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From: The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation at <http://www.cybc.com.cy/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Headlines lunch
  • [02] Homicide Limassol
  • [03] Mideast wrap
  • [04] IRAQ VOTE
  • [05] SPACE CHINA
  • [06] BOLIVIA
  • [07] NAZI DOG
  • [08] TAILER
  • [09] Weather lunch Wednesday 15/10/03

  • [01] Headlines lunch

    Michalis Aristotelous, alias "Pistas", 23 from Limassol was murdered last night in Zakaki, in a killing that marks a grim reminder that the city's notorious underworld is back in action,

    Four security guards were killed by an apparent roadside bomb attack against a convoy of U.S. diplomatic vehicles in the Gaza Strip,

    The head of the Iraqi governing council sees elections by 2004, China put its first man in space, sending a single astronaut on a 21-hour odyssey around the Earth four decades after the Soviet Union and the United States pioneered manned space flight.

    and

    A British war hero, said to have been the inspiration behind secret agent James Bond, has died aged 90.

    [02] Homicide Limassol

    Michalis Aristotelous, alias "Pistas", 23 from Limassol was murdered last night in Zakaki, in a killing that marks a grim reminder that the city's notorious underworld is back in action. Police arrested Michalis Loullis, 26, also from Limassol, who was with the victim at the time of the murder. In statements to our station, the Limassol police superintendent Yiorgos Papageorgiou stated that Loullis was driving a car, with Aristotelous in the front seat and that he suffered light injuries from a fall. He also said that drug substances were found at the scene of the crime, an underground apartment building parking lot. According to preliminary reports, two gunmen shot Aristotelous and Loullis with automatic rifles. However, police have no such information at the moment. Michalis Loullis was remanded in custody by the Limassol district court. Aristotelous was a nephew of Yiorgos Ioannou, alias Kotsouthkias, who was murdered in 1998, outside a bar. The police had arrested Pavlos Hadjikostas, alias Michalos, in connection with the killing. Michalos was murdered less than three weeks ago. Aristotelous was one of the main suspects called in for questioning.

    [03] Mideast wrap

    Four security guards were killed by an apparent roadside bomb attack against a convoy of U.S. diplomatic vehicles in the Gaza Strip.

    The convoy included officials from U.S. Middle East envoy John Wolf's office and from the CIA, but added that Wolf was not in the convoy at the time of the blast.

    A silver Cherokee jeep used by American diplomats was completely destroyed by the blast, which left a crater from what appeared to be a roadside bomb that sprayed blood and wreckage metres away.

    Their nationalities were not immediately known though the radio said they were security guards working for the Americans.

    The incident occurred in the Gaza Strip about two kilometres south of the Erez Crossing to Israel.

    [04] IRAQ VOTE

    The United States called a vote for later today, on a resolution aimed at getting U.N. approval of its occupation and reconstruction of Iraq after rejecting proposals by key countries to add a timetable for self-rule.

    The measure is virtually assured of the minimum nine votes needed for adoption in the 15-member U.N. Security Council. But it is unclear whether France, Germany, Russia, China and Syria will support the draft or abstain, thereby lessening the impact of the resolution.

    Yesterday, France, Russia and Germany, which opposed the war in Iraq, submitted six amendments. But they dropped previous crucial demands that the United Nations play a central role in Iraq's reconstruction and that a provisional Iraqi government take office within five months.

    Still, the United States and Britain, while incorporating some suggestions, refused to yield power to a provisional Iraqi government in the coming months.

    With President George W. Bush under pressure from the growing cost of the Iraq occupation in U.S. lives and money, the resolution could pave the way for other nations to contribute troops and cash.

    Under the U.S. draft, co-sponsored by Britain, Spain and Cameroon, the 25-member Iraqi Governing Council must produce by Dec. 15 a timetable for drafting a constitution and holding elections.

    [05] SPACE CHINA

    China put its first man in space, sending a single astronaut on a 21-hour odyssey around the Earth four decades after the Soviet Union and the United States pioneered manned space flight.

    The Long March 2F rocket carrying "taikonaut" Yang Liwei lifted off into a clear blue sky over the Gobi desert at four in the morning and entered its predetermined orbit 10 minutes later.

    Official media quickly declared the launch a success.

    Yang, 38, is part of an historic mission which, if completed successfully, will make China just the third nation to put a man into space and bring him back to Earth, over 40 years behind the former Soviet Union and the United States.

    Shenzhou V gave a boost to the leaders of the world's most populous nation. President Hu Jintao, who witnessed the lift-off, spoke of the "glory of our great motherland".

    [06] BOLIVIA

    Bolivia's embattled government appealed for calm as thousands of miners, peasants and farmers marched toward La Paz to join a popular revolt as the death toll in clashes with troops hit 53.

    Rights officials said at least one worker was killed in the suburb of El Alto as thousands protested unpopular President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada's free market policies and failure to tackle endemic poverty in South America's poorest country.

    The protests of the past month, which have choked food and fuel supplies into the paralyzed capital, were sparked by plans to export natural gas to the United States, with many Bolivians fearing the benefits would not reach the broad population.

    The president shelved the gas project on Monday, but opposition to the gas plan exploded to include a myriad of other gripes in an economy that has been stagnant for the past 20 years.

    A total of 60 percent of the population scrape by on 2 dollars a day or less.

    [07] NAZI DOG

    A German man who taught his dog Adolf to give a Hitler salute by raising his right paw has been charged with violating Germany's anti-Nazi laws.

    Police investigated after members of the public complained they had seen the man giving the stiff-arm "Hitler salute" and telling his dog: "Adolf sit, give me the salute!".

    As he was questioned by police the man ordered his dog to give them the Hitler salute as well.

    Germany has strict laws banning the use of Nazi symbols, but the man identified only as Roland T. told Bild newspaper he didn't understand what the fuss was about.

    Pictures in Bild showed the dog, a German shepherd crossbreed, giving the salute. His owner is shown with a Hitler-style moustache.

    The trial is set to start tomorrow.

    [08] TAILER

    And finally, A British war hero, said to have been the inspiration behind secret agent James Bond, has died aged 90.

    Former Royal Navy Lieutenant Commander Patrick Dalzel-Job carried out a series of daring exploits behind enemy lines during the Second World War including some while serving under author Ian Fleming, who created the 007 character.

    According to a report in the Guardian, although he never claimed to be the real James Bond, Fleming had told him he was the model for the heroic spy.

    Dalzel-Job's real life adventures certainly read like a James Bond novel.

    In one of most daring exploits in 1940, he disobeyed orders to rescue all the women, children and elderly residents from the Norwegian town of Narvik in local boats just before it was destroyed in a German bombing raid.

    [09] Weather lunch

    It will be mainly fine this afternoon, with patchy clouds. Winds will be light to moderate northwesterly to southwesterly, force three to four, over slight seas. Temperatures will reach 29 degrees inland and the south coast, 27 on the west coast and 20 on the mountains. Tonight, fine weather will continue, with some patchy clouds. Winds will be light northwesterly to northeasterly, force two to three, over calm to slight seas. Temperatures will drop to 15 degrees inland, 17 on the coasts and ten on the mountains. The fire hazard is very high in all forest areas.
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