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18 August 2017

1. Russia, UK, France and China assure Morphou refugees of their support to a Cyprus solution

Russia, China, France and the United Kingdom have expressed their support for a solution that would reunify Cyprus, divided since the 1974 Turkish invasion. Their support was expressed to a Morphou municipality delegation, headed by its Mayor Viktoras Hadjiavraam. The delegation of the Turkish occupied town of Morphou handed over a petition on Wednesday to all five permanent member states of the UN Security Council condemning the 43rd anniversary since the Turkish invasion and occupation of their beloved home town, Morphou.

2. Turkish occupied Pyroi Council hands over petition to Government and Parliament

The Community Council of the Turkish occupied village of Pyroi, in Nicosia district, visited on Wednesday the Presidential Palace and the Parliament and handed over a petition on the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of the occupation of the village by the Turkish troops.

3. IDMC: More than 9 mln displaced in first half of 2017, refugees in Cyprus at 272,000

Conflict, violence and disasters have caused more than 9 million new internal displacements globally in the first half of 2017, according to new estimates released by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

4. Six out of ten serious crime cases solved in the first half of 2017, police say

Police have solved 1530 out of the 2481 cases of serious crime registered during the first six months of 2017, which accounts for 61.67% of the cases, according to statistical data released by the police.

5. Cyprus participating in UN Conference on Geographical Names

A report on the activities of Cyprus and a publication on Marine Toponyms were submitted at the 11th UN Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names (UNCSGN) by President of the Cyprus Permanent Committee for the Standardization of Geographical Names (PCSGN) Andreas Hadjiraftis, who was also elected Vice-Chairman of the Conference.CNA

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