Latest Limassol Stories

2006-07-21 02:50:39

By Michele Kambas LIMASSOL, Cyprus (Reuters) - Thousands of tired, frightened evacuees fleeing Israel's bombardment of Lebanon flooded into Cyprus on Friday, sparking warnings by officials that the small island may not be able to cope with the influx. Around 1,000 Americans, visibly relieved to have escaped the relentless aerial bombing, disembarked overnight in the port of Larnaca from USS Nashville after being rescued by U.S. Marines. About the same number arrived at the port of...

2006-02-04 11:36:42

By Jean Christou LARNACA, Cyprus (Reuters) - Marcos Baghdatis was greeted by hundreds of cheering fans at Larnaca airport when he returned home to Cyprus following his heroics at the Australian Open. The 20-year-old fought back the tears as he was reunited with his family for the first time since his defeat by world number one Roger Federer in the Open final on January 29. "It's very emotional to be back," Baghdatis told the crowd. "I'm a little overwhelmed and I'm not sure what to...

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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'