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Little England

Dean Kalimniou
Mikra Agglia 1a LL

Little Britain is a British character-based comedy sketch show, comprising sketches involving exaggerated parodies of British people from all walks of life in various situations familiar to the British people. Little England, on the other hand, is a Greek film by Pantelis Voulgaris, comprising an inordinately long narrative of affluent pre-war bourgeois Andriots, in various situations familiar to the Greek ... Read More »

Anniversary of SIEV X sinking a time for reflection

Arnold Zable
Amal Basry 1a LLLL

The notebook is blue, the spine reinforced with tape. The covers are fraying at the edges. The pages list every person assisted by the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre since June 2001, the month it was opened. The notebook is full. It contains 7579 names. Pick any name at random and Kon Karapanagiotidis,  chief executive and founder of the centre, knows ... Read More »

Your Pizza Is Probably a Greater Threat to Your Health Than Ebola

Matt Saccaro

Bad news, pizza fans: The box your pizza came in could be a greater threat to your health than Ebola. Pizza boxes (and other kinds of food packaging) harbor what are called perfluorochemicals or PFCs. Manufacturers employ PFCs for several reasons, but the primary role of PFCs is to make products resistant to water and grease. Now do you see ... Read More »

Home Office ‘chaos’ over asylum appeals

Jamie Doward
Theresa May 1a LLL

Theresa May’s department withdraws thousands of asylum refusals before appeals, leaving people in legal limbo Jump to comments Thousands of decisions by the Home Office to refuse asylum seekers and migrants permission to remain in the UK have been withdrawn before a series of appeals. A letter to Labour MP Paul Blomfield from Home Office minister James Brokenshire, filed in ... Read More »

As a Briton, I hang my head in shame. We must return the Parthenon marbles

Helena Smith
The marbles were created for the Parthenon in Athens

Now Amal Clooney has reignited the debate over the Parthenon’s crowning glory, it’s time we rectified a historic wrong. Reunite these ancient sculptures with their home Almost every day I take a walk around the Acropolis. “Around” is the operative word, because the Greeks have gone to great lengths to unite their Athenian antiquities with a pedestrian path. At the ... Read More »

Tίθεται σε ισχύ αύριο η τουρκική οδηγία προς ναυτιλλομένους

Cy EEZ South 1a LLLLLL

Στην “πρίζα” βρίσκεται η Λευκωσία ενόψει των τουρκικών κινήσεων στην Αποκλειστική Οικονομική Ζώνη της Κύπρου, καθώς αύριο τίθεται σε ισχύ η τουρκική οδηγία προς ναυτιλλομένους. Το ορόσημο της 20ης Οκτωβρίου έφτασε και η προσοχή της Λευκωσίας είναι στραμμένη στις επόμενες τουρκικές κινήσεις στην κυπριακή ΑΟΖ. Αύριο, τίθεται σε ισχύ η παράνομη τουρκική navtex για έρευνες από το Μπαρμπαρός νοτίως της ... Read More »

US confirms sharing intel with Syrian Kurds against ISIL

Marie Harf 1a LLLLLL

Washington has confirmed that it has been sharing intelligence and information with the Syrian Kurdish fighters against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants. “We do get intelligence from, get information from a wide range of people – obviously, look for it anywhere we can get it. So yes, there is some intelligence and information sharing going ... Read More »

Why we should still hang our heads in shame over SIEV X

Phillip Adams
The Australian 1a logo LL

WHILE we mourn the dead children of MH17 and Gaza, let us remember the dead children of SIEV X. That’s the name, the infamous name given to a nameless Indonesian boat that left Bandar Lampung on an October day 13 years ago – and was to become the name of a great tragedy when, a day after its departure for ... Read More »

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