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; and Palestine. He would often fight the enemies himself, amongst his loyal soldiers and kinsmen; their battles were all victorious and with vast success, gaining large treasures and booty. These treasures and loot probably never found their way back to Norway, as Sigurd left almost everything he had looted and gained back in Constantinople. On his way to Jerusalem (''Jorsalaland'') he visited King Roger II of Sicily in his castle at Palermo. Upon arriving

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1123023 title Επιστρέφουν οι "Δαίμονες" date 30 December 2009 last Bounias first Alkinoos publisher ''Espresso (List of newspapers in Greece)'' language Greek accessdate 28 September 2011 Vissi has defended the play, saying "I did something important

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under Head Coach Remond Safi. They are known as the Liban Espoir and regularly tour other countries. In 2003 they toured Morocco, and then in 2005 they toured England and Wales, playing numerous matches against the England Lionhearts, Welsh Presidents XIII and Rugby League Conference teams. In 2006 they recorded their first victory on tour in Cyprus against a British combined services team. In 2007 they beat the main Serbian national team (Serbia national rugby league team) 16-14

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to 1974. He served as Hungary's ambassador to the United Nations from 1974 to 1980 and as Hungary's deputy foreign minister again from 1980 until 1984. While in this position, he served as president of the United Nations General Assembly

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conducted uniform policing duties at the nation's main airports. In 1964 Commonwealth Police (including a number of state police sworn in as special COMPOL members) deployed to Cyprus as part of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus. In addition to providing physical security at many key government locations, the Commonwealth Police also took on a greater role in providing close personal protection to senior politicians and diplomats. '''Turkish people''', also known as the "'''Turks'''" ( WikiPedia:Cyprus Dmoz:Regional Middle East Cyprus Commons:Category:Cyprus

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the end of Frankish rule (4th century–1489). Poèmes d'amour written in medieval Greek Cypriot date back from the 16th century. Some of them are actual translations of poems written by Petrarch, Bembo, Ariosto and G. Sannazzaro. Th. Siapkaras- Pitsillidés, Le Pétrarchisme en Cypre. Poèmes d' amour en dialecte Chypriote d' après un manuscript du XVIe siècle, Athènes 1975 (2ème édition) Many Cypriot scholars fled Cyprus at troubled times such as Ioannis Kigalas

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began to decline in the 18th century and the industry did not revive until 1872, when a school of lacemaking was opened. Lacemaking on the island boomed again, but few now make lace in the traditional manner as it is extremely time-consuming and therefore expensive. WikiPedia:Cyprus Dmoz:Regional Middle East Cyprus Commons:Category:Cyprus

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to answer for his conduct. Featured articles Bengtsson has produced many featured articles, but is best known for his coverage of Turkey's invasion of Cyprus and his coining of "ghost town" to describe Famagusta in 1974. Featured articles by Jan-Olof Bengtsson Life and career Adebibe was born in Bethnal Green, in Tower Hamlets (London Borough of Tower Hamlets), London, England. Adebibe is of Irish (Irish people), Cypriot (Cyprus) and Moroccan (Morocco) origins. WikiPedia:Cyprus Dmoz:Regional Middle East Cyprus Commons:Category:Cyprus

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extensive modifications. Some of the emigrants went first to Cyprus, but the climate there did not suit them. Meanwhile, the rest of the community chose Canada for its isolation, peacefulness, and the fact that the government welcomed them. Around 6,000 migrated there in the first half of 1899, settling on land granted to them by the government in what is now Manitoba and Saskatchewan. More people, including the Cyprus colony, joined later that year, bringing the total count

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, drawing portraits for his board and lodging. As Undersecretary-General, Urquhart's main functions were the direction of peacekeeping forces in the Middle East and Cyprus, and negotiations in these two areas; amongst others, his contributions also included work on the negotiations relating to a Namibia peace settlement, negotiations in Kashmir, Lebanon and work on peaceful uses for nuclear energy (nuclear power). At 11:00 am on Thursday October 13, 1977, Lufthansa flight LH181 ''Landshut'', a Boeing 737, took off from Palma de Mallorca en route to Frankfurt with 86 passengers and 5 crew, piloted by Jürgen Schumann, with co-pilot Jürgen Vietor at the controls. About 30 minutes later as it passed over Marseilles, the aircraft was hijacked by four militants calling themselves "Commando Martyr Halime". Their leader was a Palestinian (Palestinian people) named Zohair Youssif Akache (23), who adopted the alias (pseudonym) "Captain Martyr Mahmud". The other three were Suhaila Sayeh (Souhaila Andrawes) (22) a Palestinian, Wabil Harb (23) and Hind Alameh (22) who were both Lebanese (Lebanese people). Akache (Mahmud) burst into the cockpit with a loaded pistol in his hand and ordered Vietor to join the passengers, leaving Schumann to take over the flight controls. Mahmud ordered Schumann to fly to Larnaca in Cyprus but was told that they had insufficient fuel and would have to land in Rome first. The ''Landshut'' landed in Larnaca, Cyprus, at 8:28 pm. After about an hour, a local PLO representative arrived at the airport and over the radio tried to persuade Mahmud to release the hostages. This only provoked a furious response from Mahmud who started screaming at him over the intercom in Arabic (Arabic language) until the PLO representative gave up and left. The aircraft was then refueled and Schumann asked flight control for a routing to Beirut. He was told that Beirut airport was blocked and closed to them and Mahmud just said to him that they would go to Damascus instead. The ''Landshut'' took off at 10.50 pm heading for Beirut but was refused landing permission. After also being denied landing permission in Damascus, Baghdad and Kuwait they headed for Bahrain. Between 1840 and 1856 plantations of several non-native tree species were introduced to the area to satisfy the fuel-wood demand. These included 4 Wattle (Acacia) species (Black Wattle (Acacia mollissima), Silver Wattle (Acacia dealbata), Green Wattle (Acacia decurrens) and Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon)), Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus), Cyprus, Indian Long leaf Pine (Chir Pine) and Thorny Gorse (Common Gorse). Eucalyptus became the preferred plantation tree. '''Vasili''' is a small village in Cyprus, near the Leonarisso and Lythragomi villages. Since 1974 Vasili has been occupied by Turkey and the legal owners of the village have been forced to leave their land. The new album ''Karavan (Karavan (album))'' (''Caravan'') was recorded in Cyprus and produced by Saša Habić. ''Karavan'' at Discogs After the album was released, Kanjevac ended his cooperation with the band. During the summer, a tour was organized, and the album was promoted with a large number of free concerts, one of them being a concert in the park outside Belgrade's Old Palace (Old Palace (Belgrade)). At the time, Galija began to promote Socialist Party of Serbia, which has provoked a part of the critics and fans, who have proclaimed Galija a "state's band". WikiPedia:Cyprus Dmoz:Regional Middle East Cyprus Commons:Category:Cyprus


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'''Cyprus''' ( Cyprus is the third largest and third most populous island (List of islands in the Mediterranean) in the Mediterranean, and a member state of the European Union. It is located south of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, northwest of Israel, north of Egypt and east of Greece.

The earliest known human activity (Prehistoric Cyprus) on the island dates to around the 10th millennium BC. Archaeological remains from this period include the well-preserved Neolithic village of Khirokitia, and Cyprus is home to some of the oldest water wells in the world.

Cyprus was placed under British administration (Cyprus Convention) on 4 June 1878 (formally annexed by Britain on 5 November 1914, in response to the Ottoman government's decision to join World War I on the side of the Central Powers) until it was granted independence (London and Zurich Agreements) in 1960, Cyprus date of independence (click on Historical review) becoming a member of the Commonwealth (Commonwealth of Nations) in 1961. In 1963, the 11-year intercommunal violence (Cypriot intercommunal violence) between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots started, which almost sparked a war in 1964 between Turkey and Greece. The intercommunal violence, attempted coup by Greek forces and subsequent Turkish invasion led to the displacement (Cypriot refugees) of over 150,000 Greek Cypriots Barbara Rose Johnston, Susan Slyomovics. ''Waging War, Making Peace: Reparations and Human Rights'' (2009), American Anthropological Association Reparations Task Force, p. 211 Morelli, Vincent. ''Cyprus: Reunification Proving Elusive'' (2011), DIANE Publishing, p. 10 and 50,000 Turkish Cypriots, Borowiec, Andrew. ''Cyprus: A Troubled Island'' (2000), Greenwood Publishing Group, p. 125 and the establishment in 1983 of a separate Turkish Cypriot political entity in the north (Northern Cyprus). These events and the resulting political situation are matters of a continuing dispute (Cyprus dispute).

The Republic of Cyprus has ''de jure'' sovereignty over the island of Cyprus and its surrounding waters, according to international law, except for the British Overseas Territory of Akrotiri and Dhekelia, administered as Sovereign Base Areas. However, the Republic of Cyprus is ''de facto'' partitioned into two main parts; the area under the effective control of the Republic, comprising about 59% of the island's area, and the Turkish-controlled area in the north,

Cyprus is a major tourist destination in the Mediterranean. On 1 January 2008, the Republic of Cyprus joined the Eurozone.

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