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Actor Daniel Craig inspects UN's mine-clearing work in Cyprus

Actor Daniel Craig's globetrotting has brought him to Cyprus - but not to film any scene as superspy James Bond.

Craig was on the island to inspect the United Nations' work to clear minefields, a vestige of conflict that divided this east Mediterranean state along ethnic lines.

The UN said Craig inspected a live minefield now being cleared by a Cambodian de-mining team.

He also toured the UN-controlled buffer zone that separates an internationally recognised Greek Cypriot south from a breakaway Turkish Cypriot north.

Cyprus was split in 1974 when Turkey invaded after a coup by supporters of union with Greece.

The actor's Cyprus trip is his first since being appointed UN Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards.


From Belfast Telegraph