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PAPADOPOULOS BODY

Cypriot police say corpse at cemetery may be ex-president's Cypriot authorities indicated last night that have found the body of late President Tassos Papadopoulos three months after it was snatched from his grave. Police said a body was found in a Nicosia cemetery and that it was likely to be that of Papadopoulos. «Acting on information that we have received, a body was found at a Nicosia cemetery. Preliminary indications show that it is likely to be that of late President Tassos Papadopoulos,» police spokesman Michalis Katsounotos was quoted as saying by the CNA news agency. DNA testing had not been conducted. Water shortages Works on EYDAP network The water supply to many districts in western Attica is expected to be seriously disrupted between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. tomorrow as technical works get under way, the Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company (EYDAP) said yesterday without elaborating on the reason for the works. According to EYDAP the areas likely to be affected include Aspropyrgos, Elefsina, Nea Peramos and the small island of Salamina. Patra quake A moderate earthquake, measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale, struck the area between Nafpaktos and Patra, in western Greece, shortly after 3 p.m. yesterday. The tremor, which was felt across the Peloponnese and in other parts of the mainland, did not cause any major damage or injuries. Armed raid A would-be robber who held up a branch of Alpha Bank in Nea Kifissia, northern Athens, early yesterday afternoon was caught after police chased and cornered him. The suspect netted an unspecified sum after threatening bank clerks at gunpoint at around 1 p.m. He fled in a car which police quickly traced and chased in a patrol vehicle. According to police, the perpetrator started throwing wads of cash out of the car window during the chase. He eventually lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree. Anti-racism rally Residents of Hania as well as teachers and students staged a demonstration in the Cretan port yesterday to protest a string of racist attacks in the area in recent weeks, culminating at the end of last month in an attack on a teacher who had swastikas carved into her skin. «We are marching today to remind young people that their grandfathers fought so that the swastika would not fly on flags in the Cretan sky,» a protest organizer said. Police said they believe the perpetrators had targeted the 27-year-old teacher because she had been offering Greek language lessons to the children of immigrants. Safety net A Thessaloniki prosecutor yesterday asked the police to provide better protection to striking Egyptian fishermen in the village of Nea Michaniona. The fishermen, who number some 300, have been on strike since the beginning of the year, demanding better pay and conditions from the owners of the vessels they work on. However, they have been physically attacked in recent days and chief prosecutor Dimitris Papageorgiou has asked police to deploy officers to protect the fishermen and prevent any further attacks. The strike has been deemed legal by a Thessaloniki court of first instance.

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