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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 05-08-19

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From: The Cyprus News Agency at <http://www.cyna.org.cy>


CONTENTS

  • [01] Investigations continue into Helios air crash
  • [02] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [03] No toxic fumes detected in crash victims, voice recorder found
  • [04] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [05] Cyprus Foreign Ministry welcomes Israeli withdrawal from Gaza
  • [06] Cypriot tourists dead in Sharm el-Sheikh bus crash

  • [01] Investigations continue into Helios air crash

    1235:CYPPRESS:01

    Investigations continue into Helios air crash

    Nicosia, Aug 19 (CNA) -- As bereaved relatives of the victims of Sunday's air tragedy bury their dead, experts in Greece and Cyprus continue their painstaking investigations into the cause of the Helios Airways Boeing 737 that killed all 121 passengers and crew on board, when it crashed into a mountainside north of Athens.

    Today Cyprus police are taking to Athens, where authorities lead the investigations into the air crash, 133 DNA samples from relatives of the victims to help the identification process of bodies not yet identified.

    [02] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
    1445:CYPPRESS:02
    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Aug 19 (CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: INDICES BASE VALUES: FTSEMed=5000, OTHERS=1000 TRADED VALUE 366.717,11 GSE GENERAL INDEX 87,66 0,33 328.520,52 FTSE/CySE 20 423,26 0,42 284.559,83 MAIN MARKET INDEX 1.266,98 0,48 292.608,78 PARALLEL MARKET INDEX 1.059,22 1,34 3.507,70 INVESTMENT COMPANIES MARKET INDEX 977,84 -0,24 12.370,91 MAIN AND PARALLEL MARKETS INDEX 1.258,99 0,50 296.116,48 BANKS INDEX 1.308,13 0,53 218.017,79 HOTELS INDEX 1.111,74 3,49 11.684,94 ALTERNATIVE MARKET INDEX 967,76 -0,58 34.984,90 FTSE Med (18/8/2005) 8.299,02 1,40 * The second column presents the percentage variation of the indices as compared to the last meeting.

    [03] No toxic fumes detected in crash victims, voice recorder found

    1540:CYPPRESS:03

    No toxic fumes detected in crash victims, voice recorder found

    Athens, Aug 19 (CNA) Tests so far carried out on victims of a Cyprus airliner crash have shown no carbon monoxide poisoning, forensic experts in Athens said today.

    After six days of search, the cockpit voice recorder was found, raising hopes that the last conversations would shed light on Sunday's air disaster when an Helios Airways Boeing 737 crashed into the mountainside, near Athens, killing all 121 people on board.

    The other ''black box'', which records flight data, had already been located.

    [04] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
    1650:CYPPRESS:04
    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Aug 19 (CNA) - Today's weather and temperatures for Cyprus, according to the Meteorological Service at Larnaca International Airport are: Temperatures (degrees Celcius) --------------------------------------------------------------- Station Maximum Minimum Weather (At 1200 UTC) --------------------------------------------------------------- Nicosia 35 21 FINE Larnaca 32 22 FINE Limassol 32 24 FINE Paphos 30 20 FINE ---------------------------------------------------------------

    [05] Cyprus Foreign Ministry welcomes Israeli withdrawal from Gaza

    1700:CYPRESS:05

    Cyprus Foreign Ministry welcomes Israeli withdrawal from Gaza

    Nicosia, Aug 19 (CNA) --The Republic of Cyprus welcomes the start of the Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and four settlements in the West Bank.

    In an official statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus said ''we look forward to a smooth and successful completion of the process of withdrawal'' and ''we consider this an important step in the direction of furthering the prospects of peace, security and stability in the region''.

    [06] Cypriot tourists dead in Sharm el-Sheikh bus crash

    2030:CYPRESS:06

    Cypriot tourists dead in Sharm el-Sheikh bus crash

    Nicosia, Aug 19 (CNA) At least 7 Cypriot tourists were killed and 3 others injured when their bus crashed in Egypt, officials say.

    Permanent Secretary of Cypriot Foreign Ministry Sotos Zakheos said that according to reports from a military hospital in Egypt, 13 Cypriots were returning to Sharm el-Sheikh from an excursion to St Catherine monastery at Mount Sinai, when their minibus overturned.

    Cyprus' Ambassador in Cairo Phaedon Anastasiou is on his way to the area to provide assistance to Cypriot nationals.

    The names of the victims have not been released, pending notification of their next of kin.


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