Aghajanian: she lived with her family in Cyprus until the Turkish invasion, and eventually settled in West Sussex

Astrid Aghajanian: Survivor of the Armenian genocide who narrowly escaped death

Astrid Aghajanian was one of the few remaining survivors of the Armenian genocide and was believed to be the last living in Britain. In 1915, when the Ottoman rulers began their systematic annihilation of the Armenians living in Anatolia, Astrid's father was shot and Astrid, her mother, grandmother and baby brother were deported and force- marched into the Deir ez-Zor desert.

The Real Madrid manager said he would 'respect' Apoel Nicosia

Jose Mourinho will field strong Real Madrid team tonight despite 3-0 lead

Jose Mourinho said yesterday that Real Madrid would give Apoel Nicosia the respect they deserve by fielding a strong team in tonight's Champions League quarter-final second leg at the Bernabeu, despite holding a healthy 3-0 advantage from the first match.

Gambling grans' case is dropped

Gambling charges against 40 elderly women, including a 98-year-old, who held weekly poker-and-bridge parties in Cyprus, were dropped yesterday by the country's Attorney General.

Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring his - and Barcelona's - second goal

Sanchez puts Barca in driving seat

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Students can improve their global contacts and language skills while working towards a UK standard degree

International bright young things

From Europe to the Far East, British universities are enticing students overseas to their outreach campuses

The Old Bailey heard Asil Nadir stole up to £150m from Polly Peck, which funded a lavish lifestyle

Nadir 'used stolen cash to boost shares'

Asil Nadir squandered millions of pounds of stolen money on luxury London homes, country estates, racehorses and antiques, the Old Bailey heard yesterday.

Asil Nadir 'stole to boost share price'

Tycoon Asil Nadir used millions of pounds he stole from his Polly Peck empire to bolster its share price, the Old Bailey heard today.

Asil Nadir in Northern Cyprus, where he fled in 1993

After 19 years, Asil Nadir's day in court arrives in £150m fraud saga

Biggest trial of its kind begins for the Cypriot businessman behind the Polly Peck empire

Asil Nadir 'stole £150m from Polly Peck'

Business tycoon Asil Nadir stole just under £150 million from his business empire for himself, his family and friends, the Old Bailey heard today.

Denktash, left, meets the then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan at the United Nations in 2000

Rauf Denktash: Politician who fought to establish the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

Rauf Denktash was the first president of the unrecognised Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). His consistent purpose was to destroy for ever the concept of a single Cypriot nation state, common to both Greeks and Turks.

Andy Murray is congratulated by Marcos Baghdatis

Andy Murray storms into Brisbane International semi-finals

Top seed Andy Murray showed no mercy to doubles partner Marcos Baghdatis today as he cruised to a 6-2 6-2 victory in the quarter-finals of the ATP Brisbane International.

Enda Stevens becomes Villa's first January signing

Aston Villa sign left-back Enda Stevens

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish is hoping left-back Enda Stevens can quickly adjust to the demands of the Barclays Premier League after completing his move from Shamrock Rovers.

Cyprus could need bailout after blast

Cyprus may need foreign financial aid unless drastic action is taken to deal with the impact of an explosion which decimated its largest power station, central bank governor Athanasios Orphanides has warned.

Seized gunpowder explodes killing 12 at Cypriot naval base

A huge explosion ripped through a naval base in Cyprus early yesterday as a fire ignited a seized Iranian weapons cache, killing at least 12 people including the head of the navy.

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UK firm Biscuiteers is giving cookies a makeover - from advent calendars to doll's houses

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The King's School is way ahead of the pack when it comes to using the latest classroom technology

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