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Huge landslide in Amyntaio lignite coal mine, dozens evacuated (videos, pictures)

A huge landslide occurred in the lignite coal mine of Amyntaio in Western Macedonia on Saturday morning. Big masses of soil were detached and moved some 40 meters. Dozens of residents of the nearby village Anargyroi have been evacuated. The problem seems to be a chronic one, with authorities to …

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Soldiers safely diffuse 250-kg WWII bomb, transfer it for controlled detonation (pictures)

Greek soldiers safely defused a 250-kilo bomb from the World War II found under a petrol station in Thessaloniki. Prior to the bomb neutralization operation, more than 72,000 people, including refugees and migrants form a hot spot nearby, were evacuated. “End good, all good!” Sunday afternoon, Regional Governor Apostolos Tzitzikostas …

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Greece WWII Bomb: Phase I of neutralization concluded, 72,000 evacuated (pcts, video)

Thousands of Greeks evacuated their homes on Sunday morning to allow army experts defuse a World War II bomb found under a petrol station in Kordelio suburb of Thessaloniki, in Northern Greece. Refugees and migrants in the hot spot Softex, an abandoned factory, were also evacuated. In the biggest evacuation …

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Greece evacuates 72,000 people after WWII bomb found under fuel station(picts, videos)

The biggest evacuation of civilians in peacetime is underway in the city of Thessaloniki, northern Greece, after authorities discovered  a 250-kilo unexploded bomb from the Second World War. More than 72,000 people are expected to leave the suburb of Kordelio and surrounding area and return to their homes after army …

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Police evacuates paramilitary squat “Hot Spot for Greeks only”

Riot police squads and dozens of policemen moved to squat of Votanikos and evacuated the area from occupiers with paramilitary features. The operation was launched very early in the morning on Friday, after several media reported about the illegal occupation increasing pressure to authorities. The police asked the occupiers wearing …

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Idomeni evacuation in slow pace as many reluctant to move to new camps

Evacuation of Idomeni continues also on Wednesday although in slower pace than on Tuesday, the first day of the massive operation to have 8,500 refugees and migrants transferred to organized camps.   From idomeni to Sindos camp – via @Antolalto  Police tries to convince more and more people to leave …

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Evacuation of Idomeni camp: aerial video of police operation

Greek police released footage of the refugees and migrants evacuation from Idomeni camp. The footage was shot by police helicopters that have been monitoring the operation since Tuesday morning. Evacuation of 8,119 refugees and migrants started short after 6 a.m. on Tuesday. According to authorities schedule a total of 2,000 …

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Idomeni Camp: Evacuation of 8,199 refuges & migrants started

All eyes are on Idomeni camp this morning, where the evacuation started in the morning. Buses keep coming empty and leave the area full with people, taking them to organized facilities. The first buses take the people in the broader area of Thessaloniki, in Northern Greece. With the help of …

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Ten riot police squads deployed to Idomeni refugee camp, evacuation to start on Tuesday

Ten riot police squads left Athens this morning and are expected to take position at the refugees camp of Idomeni that will be evacuated from the 8.500 men, women and children living there since last February. Other police forces from Northern Greece will be deployed in the area for “as …

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Two Greeks arrested after making joke of “bomb in suitcase” at Copenhagen Airport

There is always a Greek somewhere in the world… Most of these Greeks we are proud of become famous due to extraordinary achievements in science and culture. But there are also these “other Greeks”, the “jokesters” who think the whole world is a joke and that making fun is the …

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Greece set to evacuate more Greeks & Foreigners from Libya

While the majority of Greek expats has been evacuated from Libya there are still 10 Greeks, 20 Greek Cypriots and38 Europeans  enclosed in the dessert at a construction site. Now they have been instructed to move some 50 km into a nearby town with airport big enough for a C-130 …

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Greeks evacuated from Libya report about the chaos

230 Greeks have been evacuated from Libya with three C-130 and two ships. Among the rescued is a employee at the Greek embassy in Tripoli, who got shot on the shoulder and the leg while driving through the streets of Tripoli.  However there are still 10 Greeks enclosed in the Sahara …

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Greek C-130’s on their way to Libya – Greeks there complain

Three C-130 aircraft have left Athens for Libya this morning in order to evacuate some 300 Greeks living and working in the chaos-driven country. They are expected to land at the airport of Tripoli and Sabha at 12 noon  and return the same day. According to Foreign Ministry estimations 100 …

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