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1. Hidden threat: Trifluoroethanoic acid found in European drinking water

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/hidden-threat-trifluoroethanoic-acid-found-in-european-drinking-water

A recent study has uncovered a concerning issue in Europe's drinking water: the presence of trifluoroethanoic acid (TFA), a chemical that current tests don't detect. The study, conducted by PAN Europe, found TFA in tap water and bottled mineral water across several European countries....

2. Cyprus faces crisis with 120 illegal waste sites igniting fires

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-faces-crisis-with-120-illegal-waste-sites-igniting-fires

In Cyprus, there are approximately 120 illegal waste sites, with the Fire Service in the Nicosia district responding to 45 incidents in the past two years alone, as disclosed by the Parliamentary Environment Committee on Wednesday. MPs have urged relevant authorities to take decisive action....

3. King Charles' battle and Cyprus' cancer crusade

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/king-charles-battle-and-cyprus-cancer-crusade

The specter of cancer has reached even the ''semigod'' King Charles of Britain, sending shockwaves through the British populace and beyond....

4. Angels Pet Cemetery redefines pet farewell in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/angels-pet-cemetery-redefines-pet-farewell-in-cyprus

Angelos Petevinos, a devoted pet owner, found himself in a heart-wrenching situation a few years ago when his beloved dog, Sushi, fell seriously ill....

5. Tepco plant discharges radioactive water into Pacific

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/tepco-plant-discharges-radioactive-water-into-pacific

Japan has begun discharging more than 1m tonnes of tainted water into the Pacific Ocean from the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in a move that has prompted China to announce an immediate blanket ban on all seafood imports from Japan and sparked anger in nearby fishing communities....

6. Japan to release treated radioactive water from Fukushima plant

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/japan-to-release-treated-radioactive-water-from-fukushima-plant

After months of controversy and anticipation, Japan is set to begin releasing treated radioactive wastewater from its Fukushima nuclear plant later this week despite fierce objections from some countries....

7. Proper disposal of medical waste needed to prevent wastewater contamination

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/proper-disposal-of-medical-waste-needed-to-prevent-wastewater-contamination

Improper disposal of unused or expired medicines, whether in waste bins or down drains, poses significant risks, according to the Environment Department and Dr. Nikolas Dietis,...

8. Paphos: Vacation tragedy linked to medical mishap

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/death-linked-to-bottled-water-a-tragic-case

"The bottled water he drank in Paphos (combined with the inadequate medical care he received) was the reason for the infection that caused his death." Vacation Tragedy: Bottled Water and Medical Error Led to UK Tourist's Death" Subtitle: "Coroner's Inquest Reveals Untreated Water Contamination and Medication Mishap"...

9. Doubts raised over Larnaca airport breach story

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/doubts-raised-over-larnaca-airport-breach-story

A cloud of uncertainty has emerged over media reports about a serious security breach at Larnaca International Airport, with both airport and government officials in Cyprus raising a number of questions about the alleged incident...

10. Rainwater everywhere contains unsafe levels of 'forever chemicals'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/rainwater-everywhere-contains-unsafe-levels-of-forever-chemicals

Rainwater everywhere on Earth has been found to contain dangerous levels of man-made 'forever chemicals' linked to cancer and other illnesses, a study has found....

11. Monkeypox: 40 year old in good condition

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/monkeypox-40-year-old-in-good-condition

The 40-year-old who was diagnosed with monkeypox is in good condition, according to an official announcement made by the Ministry of Health on Tuesday afternoon....

12. European fruit contaminated with toxic pesticides

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/european-fruit-contaminated-with-toxic-pesticides

Shocking rise in toxic pesticides on European fruit, says study...

13. Study: Microplastics found in human blood for the first time

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/study-microplastics-found-in-human-blood-for-the-first-time

Microplastics – tiny pieces of plastic less than 0.2 of an inch (5mm) in diameter – have been found in human blood for the first time....

14. Five female-run businesses using design to create a waste-free world

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/five-female-run-businesses-using-design-to-create-a-waste-free-world

From ‘collaborating’ with bacteria to make material for trainers, to ‘unplastic’ made from brewery waste, these female-founded businesses enlist the power of creativity to do away with waste....

15. US anti-doping chief questions Valieva's drug regimen

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/us-anti-doping-chief-questions-valieva-s-drug-regimen

Kamila Valieva -- the teenage Russian figure skater at the center of a doping controversy roiling the Beijing Olympics -- had three substances that can be used to aid the heart in her testing sample,...

16. Cyprus rivers register one of the lowest levels of pharmaceutical contamination

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-rivers-register-one-of-the-lowest-levels-of-pharmaceutical-contamination

Cyprus is one of the few countries in the world with the lowest levels of pharmaceutical contamination in its rivers, a study of the Global Monitoring of Pharmaceuticals project showed....

17. Russian skater claims heart drug found in her system may have been her grandpa's

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/russian-skater-claims-heart-drug-found-in-her-system-may-have-been-her-grandpa-s

Scandal-hit Olympic ice skater Kamila Valieva may have failed a doping test because of her grandfather’s heart condition and the medication he takes, it has been claimed....

18. Scientists no longer dismissive of Deltacron

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/scientists-no-longer-dismissive-of-deltacron

Scientists are no longer dismissive of Deltacron, a merger of two coronavirus variants first pointed out by a Cypriot scientist, with British media reporting on a strain that appears after all to have evolved in someone who caught both at the same time...

19. Science wars continue over Cyprus’ DeltaCron

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/science-wars-continue-over-cyprus-deltacron

A recent study in Cyprus that made global headlines over a possible discovery of a mutation dubbed DeltaCron has been brought into question, with experts suggesting contamination in the lab could likely explain the new strain’s omicron-like genetic signatures within the delta genomes...

20. Bizarre security breach holds up Larnaca airport

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/bizarre-security-breach-holds-up-larnaca-airport

Passengers at Larnaca International Airport had to go through screening a second time due to strict protocols after an off duty police officer traveling with family used his clearance to skip security checks...

21. Investigation into toxic substance found in nasal swabs

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/investigation-into-toxic-substance-found-in-nasal-swabs

The Minister of Health is in contact with the Attorney General and the Chief of Police to investigate reports that a toxic substance was found in the swabs used to perform rapid tests....

22. House committee condemns sidelining of prison warden

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/house-committee-condemns-sidelining-of-prison-warden

There was an odd twist during a House committee hearing on Tuesday, after it emerged that the prison warden had been told to sit out a crucial part regarding ankle bracelet legislation, with members crying foul over the arrangement...

23. Limassol's Mediterranean Hospital put off sample-testing duty after contamination

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/limassol-s-mediterranean-hospital-put-off-sample-testing-duty-after-contamination

Limassol’s Mediterranean Hospital of Cyprus has been temporarily put off Covid-19 sample testing duty after its lab was found responsible for a number of false positive results as a result of sample contamination. ...

24. Sample contamination responsible for Monday's positive airport arrivals

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/sample-contamination-responsible-for-monday-s-positive-airport-arrivals

Health minister Constantinos Ioannou said Wednesday that the heightened concern caused by the 30 airport arrivals who tested positive on Monday led to repeat checks, with the 26 out of the 27 so far checked coming back negative for coronavirus....

25. Green Sea Turtle rescued in Limassol returns to the sea

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/green-sea-turtle-rescued-in-limassol-returns-to-the-sea

26. Boy in hospital after swallowing herbicide

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/boy-in-hospital-after-swallowing-herbicide

A six-year-old boy in Paphos is in critical condition after swallowing herbicide, with doctors worrying he might have suffered a serious case of stomach contamination...

27. UK charges two Russians for attempted murder of Skripals with nerve agent

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/uk-charges-two-russians-for-attempted-murder-of-skripals-with-nerve-agent

28. British jets in Cyprus take part in Syria operation

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/british-jets-in-cyprus-take-part-in-syrian-strike

Four British Tornado jets took off from RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus on Saturday to join precision strikes against Syria, jointly taken on by the US, the UK and France. ...

29. May says UK had no choice but to conduct missile strikes against Syria

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/may-says-uk-had-no-choice-but-to-conduct-missile-strikes-against-syria

More than 100 missiles fired from ships and manned aircraft, the allies struck three of Syria’s main chemical weapons facilities...

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