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Kos Earthquake 6.4R leaves two dead tourists, dozens of injured LIVE reporting

Kos earthquake: Two dead, more than 120 injured, among them 5 in critical condition. Majority of the injured are tourists. Serious damages in the port of the island of Kos after a powerful earthquake stroke with 6.4 R short after midnight. One third of the island is without electricity. No …

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Serres: Bus on school trip overturns, nine children, five parents injured

A bus carrying elementary school pupils and parents to a daily excursion overturned on Friday morning near Serres in Norther Greece. Nine children and five accompanying parents were injured. The bus driver claimed that a truck was blocking the road. The accident occurred short before 10 o’ clock Friday morning …

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Chios: Clashes in VIAL hot spot, EASO staff evacuated, 3 injured

Clashes among refugees, garbage bins on fire, presence of riot police and EU asylum staff that left the hot spot of VIAL on the island of Chios. The incidents broke out after a group of refugee women protested the slow asylum procedures outside the mobile offices of EASO, the European …

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Powerful earthquake 6.1R hits the island of Lefkada – Two dead, 8 injuries (picts, video)

A powerful earthquake measuring 6.1 magnitude on Richter scale hit the island of Lefkada in the Ionian Sea, western Greece. The earthquake occurred at 9:10 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The earthquake occurred in a depth of 5 km and the epicenter was 23 km in the West of the island, …

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33. Athens Marathon with record participation – 19 hospitalized

43,000 runners, a record participation, joined the 33rd Athens Marathon – The Authentic on this sunny November morning. Greek Christoforos Merousis won the 42-kilometer race from the ancient battlefield of Marathon to Athens Panathinaic Stadium with an impressive time of two hours, 21 minutes and 22 seconds. Winner  Christoforos Merousis …

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UPD Powerful earthquake 5.7R rocks again Kefalonia, 16 injuries (video, pcts)

A week after the powerful 6R, another strong tremor rocked the island of Kefalonia with 5.7 R causing panic to the residents and serious damages to already damaged buildings and infrastructure. The earthquake occurred at 5:08 a.m. Monday morning and had the same epicenter as the one on January 26th …

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UPD Kefalonia earthquake: ferries to provide accommodation, ‘state of emergency’ (pics)

Two ferries will provide temporary accommodation to earthquake-hit residents who cannot return to their homes due to damages. “Superfast XI” with 700 beds already arrived, “Eleftherios Venizelos” with 1,300 beds is expected to reach Kefalonia within the next hours. According to Interior Minister Yiannis Michelakis already 500 people have sought …

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Greece 2013 – Public Hospitals: Doctors fix a wound with a …clothing button

A lot has been said and claimed about the material shortages in Greece’s public hospitals in times of loan agreements with international lenders and severe budget cuts. But doctors do the best they can in order to treat the pain of the troubled Greek patient, whether insured or not.  Doctors …

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UPD: Lamia: protesting farmers clash with riot police, 4 injured, 11 arrested (video)

Protesting farmers clashed with riot police at the Athens-Lamia highway near Anthili area on Wednesday morning. the situation got out of control when the farmers moved to the daily blocking of the highway in the context of their broader protests. The farmers hurled stones, oranges, wood pieces and other items …

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Komotini: 4 Policemen Injured, 50 Migrants Detained During Revolt in Detention Centre

Four police officers were injured and 50 migrants were detained during clashes in in Komotini detention centre, in North Eastern Greece. Some 400 migrants revolted over poor living conditions. Greek media report that the revolt started during a blessing ceremony of police academy students. Here is to note that the detention centre hosting …

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Athens – Protests: Clashes End Up in Injuries and Detentions

Nine people, 6 civilians and 3 policemen,  were injured during anti-austerity mass protests and clashes with riot police in downtown Athens on Thursday. Among the civilians, at least one had head injuries from police batons, while some suffered from respiratory difficulties due to tear gas. Two policemen suffered burns. Protester with provisional aid: …

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Athens: Stones and Tear Gas in Anti-Austerity Protests

Riot police made extensive use of tear gas against hooded people hurling stones and molotov cocktail-bombs. However, private Mega TV reported that tear gas was fired also against the normal protesters, unionists, unorganized demonstrators and members of left parties. Short before 2 pm, a group of people wearing hoods hurled …

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