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Sunday, April 18, 2010

North Cyprus holding landmark presidential vote

Polls accept opened for presidential elections in Northern Cyprus that may accept a above appulse on the affairs of reuniting the Mediterranean island.The frontrunners are the incumbent, Mehmet Ali Talat, and the Turkish Cypriot prime minister, Dervis Eroglu.Mr Talat favours reunification and afterpiece ties with Europe while Mr Eroglu is a nationalist, who supports a two-state solution.Cyprus has been disconnected back 1974 afterwards Turkish troops invaded.When Turkish Cypriots voted Mr Talat into appointment they hoped he would affiliate Cyprus and appropriately accompany to an end decades of all-embracing abreast imposed on the unrecognised Turkish Republic in the arctic of the island, the BBC's Tabitha Morgan letters from Nicosia.But admitting years of negotiations with the Greek Cypriot leadership, he has not been able to bear on his promises

Pope Meets With Clerical Abuse Victims

Pope Benedict XVI met with a accumulation of accounting corruption victims Sunday and promised them the Catholic Church would apparatus "effective measures" to assure adolescent bodies in the future.The Vatican said Benedict bidding his "shame and sorrow" at the affliction the men and their families suffered and prayed with them during the affair at the Vatican's admiral in Malta.It was the aboriginal time Benedict had met with corruption victims back the common accounting corruption aspersion engulfed the Vatican beforehand this year.He prayed with them and assured them that the Church is doing, and will abide to do, all in its ability to investigate allegations, to accompany to amends those amenable for corruption and to apparatus able measures advised to aegis adolescent bodies in the future," a Vatican account said.Victims' advancement groups accept accepted that the Vatican booty accurate accomplish to assure accouchement and abolish calumniating priests, adage the pope's expressions to date of adherence and abashment are absurd unless absolute activity is taken.