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Wildfire on Kythira under control after 8% of the island burned down

The large wildfire on the island of Kythira has been finally taken under control. However, the damage is immeasurable. At least 8% of the island has been burned down. The wildfire that broke out on Friday had no active front on Tuesday morning. The fire is fully demarcated, only small …

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Ten injured when American Airlines flight from Athens hits ‘extreme turbulence’

Ten people have been hospitalized after an American Airlines flight from Athens, Greece, experienced extreme turbulence prior to landing in Philadelphia, USA. Flight 759, an Airbus A330-300, left Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport at 11:39 a.m. local time bound for Philadelphia International Airport. The aircraft encountered the turbulence shortly before …

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Wildfire rages on the island of Kythira for second day (picts, video)

Fire fighters have been struggling all day and all night to extinguish the huge wildfire that broke out on the island of Kythira on Friday morning. One settlement was evacuated, power outages occurred. It is not a majestic sun set – it’s a horrific wildfire The fire broke in the …

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18-year-old tourist who fell in coma in Malia dies in UK hospital

The 18-year-old British tourist who fell in coma in Malia on the island of Crete died in a hospital in UK. On July 11st, the young woman fell into coma after she had inhaled laughing gas while she was on summer vacation in Malia, a resort popular among young tourists. …

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West Nile virus kills two women, as disease breaks out again after two years

One elderly woman from Argolida in Eastern Peloponnese died from West Nile virus infection on Wednesday.  She is the first victim this year of the disease that is transited through the bite of a mosquito infected with the virus. The 90-year-old woman was infected with the West Nile virus, got …

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Brainless perpetrators throw stones at trucks on the Ionian Highway

Horror on the Ionian Highway. Brainless perpetrators threw stones at trucks driving through the Ionian highway. The attacks occurred late Monday night. According to information obtained by  local media agriniopress.gr, five trucks suffered damages. The attacks occurred at the height of  the city of Messolonghi. Truck drivers are upset and …

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Wildfires burn down pine forest on Spetses, rage in SE Attica

Wildfires season: Wildfire rage on several fronts in South-Eastern Attica and on the island of Spetses in the Saronic Gulf. Huge operations under way with firefighters, water dropping aircraft and helicopters. The fire on one of the most beautiful islands in the Saronic Gulf broke in the area Agioi Anargyroi  …

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Bishop Prokopios, 78, found drowned in the sea area of Thasos

Bishop Prokopios, the Metropolitan of the Metropolis of Filippoi, Neapolis and Thasos, was drowned in the sea off the island of Thasos on Saturday. The body of 78-year-old Bishop Prokopios was found floating in the sea area Kallirachi in the island of Thasos in the northern Aegean Sea. His body …

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Chalkidiki: Camping gas explodes inside tent, 5 injuries

Panic in Kavouropetres, Chalkidiki, when a bottle of camping gas exploded inside a tent on Saturday. The father and one of the children of a 5-member family of Serbian tourists suffered serious injuries and were airlifted to a hospital in Thessaloniki. A second child has multiple injuries. The mother was …

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Greece to sell seven TV licenses for €35mln each in new auction

The National Council for Radio and Television (NCRTV) has set the starting price for each of seven national television content licenses put up for auction at 35 million euros – or 245 million euros in total. In a letter sent to Digital Policy and Media Minister Nikos Pappas, the NCRTV …

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Local businessman, Air Force major die in TL 20 Ultralight aircraft crash

A TL 20 Ultralight aircraft crashed in agricultural area near Larissa, Central Greece, on Wednesday night. The pilot and one passenger were killed. The debris was located around 3 a.m. on Thursday, near Dendra. The aircraft disappeared from the radar short before it was scheduled to arrive to its destination …

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Crowds pilgrim to a boiled chestnut blessed by Elder Paisios!!!

A chestnut blessed by Greece’s most profit bringing saint was put on display in Agios Dimitrios Church in the city of Agrinio in Central Greece on July 11th. The chestnut attracted hundreds of faithful Greeks who lined up to see, touch and probably kiss in respect the precious fruit that …

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Anarchists raid Bank of Greece in downtown Athens

Security measures in the building of the Bank of Greece in downtown Athens are not as good as they should be. A crowd of anarchists from the well-known group Ruvikonas entered the Bank of Greece on Wednesday noon. Some 20 people entered the Bank of Greece from a side entrance …

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