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Strike off- Athens rubbish to be collected Athens rubbish collectors have called off a 48-hour strike planned to start today. But they said they would walk out of the job on October 15 unless their demand for a collective work contract for 2001 is met. Archbishop Warns against anti-Muslim hatred Archbishop Christodoulos told an Athens congregation yesterday that the perpetrators of the September 11 attacks on the USA should be punished, but warned against indiscriminate hatred for Muslims. We must not allow hate, or even suspicion, to dwell in our hearts against the entire Muslim world, he said. There can be no collective responsibility (for the attacks). Hotel death. An English tourist was killed early yesterday morning in the Ayia Napa resort on Cyprus after falling from his first-floor hotel room balcony in an apparent attempt to climb into an adjacent room where his friends were having a party. Daniel John Williams, 27, of Ipswich, fell on his head and died immediately. Peace concert. Hundreds of Athenians attended an anti-war concert in central Syntagma Square organized on Saturday night by Synaspismos Left Coalition, in a peaceful event that enjoyed the backing of labor unions and the Greek branch of Amnesty International. Organizers condemned the September 11 attacks in the United States but urged against US military retaliation against Afghanistan. Samina service. A memorial service was held on the islands of Samos and Ikaria yesterday for the 80 victims of the Express Samina ferry sinking on September 26, 2000. Several of the dead were from the two islands. Wife killer. A Xanthi bank employee shot his wife dead with a shotgun early yesterday morning following a fight over how to redecorate their house. Theodoros Karpouikidis, 45, killed his wife Theodosia, 39, as she was having a bath. He told police that he had been worked up after having had a similar argument with his father. Afghans arrested. A coast guard patrol off the island of Kos yesterday arrested 31 Afghan illegal immigrants aboard a wooden fishing boat 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) off the coast.