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Missing 60-year-old British expat found dead in Platanias, Crete. Suicide?

A missing British expat was  found  dead on Friday afternoon. He had reportedly committed suicide. The 60-year-old man had been living along his British wife in a village of Platanias municipality during the last few years. The man left his home last Sunday. Concerned about his disappearance, his wife turned …

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Dramatic moments on board when Blue Star Patmos runs aground off Ios island

Ferry BLUE STAR PATMOS remain aground off the island of Ios on Thursday morning and inspection is expected to continue during the day. On board is half of the 87-member crew, while the other half and the 205 passengers were evacuated short after the accident occurred in the early morning …

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Risk in Maries averted, local authorities speak of “arson mafia” behind the fires on Zakynthos

“I estimate that 10,000 stremmata has been burned down in the last three days,” mayor of Zakynthos Pavlos Kolokotsas told media on Monday, as the wildfires on the island continue to rage for third consecutive day. “It is a major ecological disaster, a perennial pine forest is on fire right …

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Scotland Yard is looking for Madeleine’s secret in Athens

Scotland Yard is looking for the secret of British toddler Madeleine McCann in Athens after a witness contacted the team Grange. A Greek newspaper revealed that a German citizen living in Athens contacted  “Team Grange” claiming he had information about the case as he was in nearby area when 3-year-old …

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UPD3 Village on Zakynthos evacuated as raging wildfire has burned down houses

The small village of Anafonitria in the northwest part of the island of Zakynthos is being evacuated as the raging wildfire has been threatening houses and human lives. Already some houses have been burned down. The fire broke out short before 12 noon Saturday in a forest and low vegetation …

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Hundreds of children evacuated from summer camp as wildfire rages in Sofiko, Corinth

Hundreds of children from a summer camp were evacuated as a huge wildfire rages in Sofiko, Corinth in Northeastern Peloponnese. The fire broke out in an inaccessible pine forest area late afternoon near the village of Ano Almyri and spread quickly because strong wind blowing with intensity of 5 Beaufort. …

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Greek Church warns of fraudsters posing as fundraisers for “burned” monasteries

The office of Greek Archbishop Ieronymos and the Archdiocese of Athens said on Saturday that they have never authorized anyone to raise money on their behalf to repair damage incurred by monasteries in the recent fires. The Archdiocese of Athens issued a statement on Saturday in response to reports that …

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Heroes of Greece: A Tribute to Firefighters – Video by Luke Brown

Hundreds of firefighters have been fighting all through the summer against the wildfires across Greece. Every summer the same story. They spend exhausting hours and even days inside the fire fronts that burn down hundreds of thousands of acres every year. They do more than just their best to prevent …

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One dead as car crashes in bus carrying Belgian tourists to Knossos

A very serious accident between a private car and a touristic bus carrying 38 Belgians to archeological site of Knossos occurred in Hersonisos on the island of Crete on Saturday morning. Dead is the car driver, while three of the bus passengers were slightly injured and taken to the general …

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Local authorities cry “Arson!” as two more wildfires rage in Kefalonia

One more horror night for the island of Kefalonia after two wildfires broke out at the same time in Karavado and Pastra (Alimmatas) in the south of the island around 9 o’ clock on Thursday night. Firefighters and volunteers rushed to take the fire under control before it could reach …

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Locals and tourists evacuated as wildfire rages in Kefalonia (pictures, video)

Homes and tourist facilities were evacuated late Wednesday night after a wildfire threatened houses in Lourdas in the south of the island of Kefalonia in the Ionian Sea. Also the village of Simotata is to be evacuated. People on the streets waiting to be trasnfered to safety. Two more fires …

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