A Cypriot army captain who confessed to killing seven foreign women and girls will remain in police custody for another eight days as investigators continue to build their case against the man who is believed to be the east Mediterranean island's first serial killer.
Cyprus' Antiquities Department says a reliquary case containing the partial remains of nine Orthodox Christian saints that was stolen from a church in the ethnically split island's breakaway north has been returned to Church authorities.
The Latest on mass migration to Europe (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Cyprus authorities say a police vessel has rescued 14 people believed to be migrants in waters approximately 53 kilometers (33 miles) off the island nation's southeastern tip.
Cyprus' president has slammed Turkey for an "unprecedented escalation of illegal action" in the eastern Mediterranean, equating Ankara's bid to drill for gas in waters where the Mediterranean island nation has exclusive economic rights as being tantamount to a new invasion.
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