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'The Week' Video News April 7-13th, 2014

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25-year-old British Woman Killed in Road Accident, Paphos

British woman Louise Sandra Slater, 25, has been killed in a road accident, said police.

The accident happened at 2.45am when her vehicle veered off Marathon road in Chlorakas and overturned, ending upside-down and throwing the victim out of the car.

UN Clears Up Landmines Near Deryneia, Mammari

cyprus deminingUNIFCYP said it has a new project to clear up landmines that may have drifted into the buffer zone near Deryneia and Mammari due to flooding.

Turkey laid 26,000 landmines along the Green Line in 1974 after it invaded the island. The UN has cleared over 25,000 landmines located in 26 minefields.

The work to clear the remaining mines will start on April 7th and be completed by the end of May.

March Unemployment Hitting Record Highs at 52,772

Cyprus' unemployment stays at record highs in March 2014.

At 52,772 persons, there was not much change in the number of unemployed during the month of March 2014 compared to February, according to the Cyprus Statistical Service's latest survey.

Seasonally-adjusted figures show that the number of registered unemployed for March 2014 increased to 50, 940 persons in comparison to 49,531 in the previous month.

In comparison with March 2013, there was a rise of 19,2% in unemployment, said CySTAT.

Censorship in Turkey - It Won't Work - Opinion

erdogan censorshipTurkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan censored his political critics just before the municipal elections in March by banning Twitter and Youtube, but what he doesn't realise is that it won't work.

Technically-speaking, there are 100 ways around this type of ban, so it really is a gigantic waste of time, as was proved in Syria when Assad tried to ban the entire Internet. This particular dictator's efforts only increased the criticism against him.

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Thought for Today - Love Finds Perfection

For better and worse, in good and bad times, it's so eagerly and easily promised on your wedding day. But what happens when your partner gets sick and your world changes from having a bright future into many years of hospital routines.

New Minister of Defence Appointed after Mitsopoulos Death

President Nicos Anastasiades has appointed economist-political scientist Christoforos Fokaides as the new minister of defence after Tasos Mitsopoulos died of a brain aneurysm last month.

His affirmation ceremony takes place on Monday, 7 April, at the Presidential Palace.

March Deflation at -2.3% compared to -2.6% in February

deflation cyprusDeflation for March was at -2.3 percent compared to -2.6 percent in February 2014, and 1.1 percent in March 2013, said the Cyprus Statistical Service (CySTAT).

Deflation was at -2.6 percent for the first quarter of 2014, according to the survey.

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for March 2014 increased by 1,15 units or 0,99% to 117,52 units compared to 116,37 in February 2014, said CySTAT. This is mainly due to increases in the prices of certain clothing and footwear items, air fares and petroleum products. Decreases have been recorded in the prices of certain vegetables and electricity, according to the survey.

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