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2006-07-22 18:22:40

By Michele Kambas and Simon Bahceli LARNACA, Cyprus (Reuters) - Tiny Cyprus braced to take in nearly 10,000 more fugitives from Lebanon on Sunday as the United Nations urged international donors to send aid swiftly to the far greater numbers of people left behind. About 14 crowded vessels were expected to dock at the Cypriot ports of Larnaca and Limassol over the next 30 hours or so, part of a days-old mass evacuation involving dozens of countries from India to Sweden that shows no...

2006-04-18 07:20:00

By Michele Kambas TSERI, Cyprus -- Residents of a Cypriot village, intrigued for decades by a tale of buried treasure and an underground flight of steps leading nowhere, have decided to get to the bottom of the mystery. More than half a century after British colonial rulers forced them to abandon their last attempt to explore the site, residents of Tseri village in central Cyprus have begun excavating the 1,500-year-old tunnel and stairway. Antiquities officials say the stone structure is...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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