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Wildfires rage “in decreasing intensity” in Athens North, Zakynthos and Peloponnese

Greece’s Fire Service said on Wednesday it was close to containing a wildfire that is burning north-east of Athens for a fourth day as well as the wildfires on the island of Zakynthos and Ilia in South Peloponnese. According to a statement issued 2:30 pm on !6. August, the Fire …

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12 wildfires rage on Zakynthos: “Most likely Arson,” say the Fire Service

One after the other, wildfires have broken out in the north and the south of Zakynthos. They rage for the third consecutive day. The Greek Fire Service and local authorities suspect deliberate arson as cause for the wildfires that burn down forest land. What is puzzling is that nine diferent …

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UPD Wildfires rage on Zakynthos, firefighters deployed from other regions

Four fire fronts have been raging on the island of Zakynthos after one more wildfire broke out in the south-west of the island Saturday afternoon. Due to the strong winds of up 6 Beaufort, the blaze in Agalas-Koiliomenou area spread quickly and went out of control. Firefighters deployed from other …

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Typical Greek: How do we know an angry taxi driver is Greek? VIDEO

How do we know an angry taxi driver somewhere in the world is Greek? No, not because he appeals to Jesus… Not because he looks like a Greek… Not because he is angry like a Greek. In the following video, the taxi driver has a dispute with a pedestrian. The …

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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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City of Athens opens A/C halls for vulnerable, appeals “Water for Strays” during heat wave

Prolonged heat wave: The Athens Municipality has opened six air-conditioned halls across the city especially for the vulnerable groups of the society who cannot afford to have an A/C or even a fan run in their homes. The halls will be open from 08:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m.  all thought …

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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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18-month-old baby in serious condition after ‘father’ gives it drugs

An 18-month-old baby was submitted to hospital in half-coma after the mother’s partner gave him drugs to keep it calm. The baby was initially taken to a hospital in Lamia, Central Greece, and from there to a hospital in Athens due to the severity of its health condition. The 17-year-old …

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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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Prosecutor launches criminal investigation on website claiming ‘9.5R earthquake in Crete’

The prosecutor of Herakleio, Crete, launched a criminal investigation and assigned the Department of  Electronic crime at Greek Police to urgently investigate the alleged claims that a very strong earthquake of 9.5 R would strike the island of Crete in August. At first stage, the Electronic Crimes Department will seek …

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