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Cyprus: Drunk Russian Tourist alleges attacked in ambulance

cyprus-mail.com reported a 47-year-old Russian tourist in Ayia Napa has claimed he was attacked and robbed by the driver and nurse of an ambulance that was called to transfer him to a private hospital when he was drunk.
The tourist, staying at a hotel in Ayia Napa, reported that on Saturday he was picked up by the ambulance of a private hospital and was attacked by the two men in it, who also used a spray to immobilise him and took his wallet with €2,000 and STG£80 in cash, two credit cards, a ring and his watch. Read Article

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Russian drowns in rough seas off the coast of Cyprus

According to eturbonews.com, a Russian tourist drowned in stormy seas in the Pernera area of Paralimni on Sunday, despite the best efforts by the coast guard to rescue him. Ildar Giatulov 52, and two other Russians went swimming around 3.30 in the afternoon. The sea was very rough and winds were very strong. At one [...]

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21 Nations across the Middle East declare Polio emergency

As reported by Shanghaidaily.com, The World Health Organization says 21 nations in the Middle East and nearby regions are jointly declaring the eradication of polio as an emergency priority, and are singling out Pakistan as a key part of the problem. The UN’s health agency’s statement said yesterday the joint resolution by nations in WHO’s [...]

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Malta: Two foreigners arrested for assaulting police officers

Times of Malta reports that two foreigners ended up in court today after assaulting the police when drunk in separate incidents early morning. Briton Michael Gill, 41, currently living in St Paul’s Bay, admitted to slightly injuring a taxi driver, resisting and assaulting the police in Paceville. He was sentenced to a nine-month jail term [...]

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Israel: Hiker airlifted after stepping on land mine planted in abandoned building

Timesofisrael.com reported that, a hiker was moderately injured Wednesday afternoon after he trod on a mine inside an abandoned building in the Jordan Valley. The man, in his mid- 30s, stepped on the landmine while walking through an abandoned building in Moshav Yardena, south of the Sea of Galilee. According to Channel 2, the man’s [...]

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Cyprus: British tourist drowns after saving another man from swift currents

Telegraph.co.uk reports that Keith West, 50, from Sheffield, had entered the sea on the first day of his holiday, after seeing a man in difficulty. He managed to pull the man to safety but lost his own footing and was dragged underwater by the current. A lifeguard went into the water to search for him, [...]

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Migrant boat rescued from rough seas off the coast of Malta

Al Jazeera reports that more than 128 migrants have been rescued after their raft sank off the Mediterranean coast of Malta, amid a fresh appeal by the country’s prime minister to Europe to take action to manage the growing influx of refugees. Winds and seas were rocking the raft when it was spotted by a [...]

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Migrant boat from Africa capsizes in the Mediterranean, hundreds left in the sea

NBC News reports that a migrant boat capsized between Sicily and Tunisia on Friday and hundreds of people were in the sea, the Italian navy said, and the national news agency ANSA said corpses had been spotted. The incident came just over a week after at least 319 people drowned when a boat carrying Eritrean [...]

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Iranian tour bus overturns in Turkey killing two and injuring dozens more

According to trend.az, a passenger bus with Iranian tourists overturned in Turkish Kirikkale province, İnternet Haber news portal reported on Saturday. Two Iranian citizens were killed and around 27 people were injured as a result of the accident. Health state of the six injured is extremely serious. It was reported that the bus was heading [...]

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Lebanon: Syrian national kidnapped by armed men in Zahle

Dailystar.com.lb reported that, a Syrian national was kidnapped in the Bekaa Valley overnight Thursday, the National News Agency reported. Syrian national Ahmad Hassoun filed a complaint at the Zahle police station alleging that his brother, Ibrahim, was kidnapped by five armed men driving a gray Range Rover in the city of Zahle. Read article

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