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Rescued Sea Bird becomes the symbol of Salamina oil spill

A young sea bird was rescued by a photographer covering the oil spill in Salamina on Tuesday. The kingfisher or Alceonida  – Alkioni as we call these birds in Greek – was trapped in what it used to be the sea. It was stuck in the black sticky masses covering …

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Two children, two adults drowned trying to reach Lesvos

A girl, estimated between 4 and 6 years old, another child, a man and a woman were pulled dead from the sea area east off the island of Lesvos after a boat carrying refugees capsized. The plastic dingy had left the Turkish coast with eleven refugees on board. The shipwreck …

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UPD 10 dead, 340 rescued after boat carrying 700 migrants sinks off Crete

Four bodies were recovered and more than 300 people have been rescued so far after a boat carrying some 600-700 migrants sank 75 nautical miles south of Crete in the area of Kalon Limenon. The 25-meter long vessel has reportedly sent a distress signal early Friday morning. The boat was …

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Incredible rainfall floods Crete; monster abandons puppy in the storm

 Strong rainfall and gale winds hit the island of Crete Tuesday night causing unprecedented floods and putting people and animals in danger. The area most affected is the Irakleion prefecture where firefighters rescued some 60 people: men, women, children and elderly have climbed to roof tops to escape the water …

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Crete: 17-month old migrant baby girl survives 4 days in the sea in the arms of rescuer, 19

It sounds unbelievable. A 17-month old baby girl survived four days among the waves of the Mediterranean Sea after the boat carrying her parents and several hundreds migrants from Syria sank between Crete and Malta. The testimony of her rescuer Doa Al Zamel, 19, is creepy. Nearly 500 migrants form …

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Tilos: dramatic migrants’ rescue amid sea waves (videos)

A bunch of people are struggling between the sea and the rocks. Men, women, children and elderly are trying to reach a small boat moving like a nut shell between the waves. The people are undocumented migrants who have entered Greece illegally. 43 men, women, children and elderly, who left …

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Rhodes: Animal lover raises orphan bat baby

A woman found a lonesome tiny bat baby on her balcony. The animal lover did not how to take care of the newborn orphan and called “Anima”, the animal welfare society for wold birds in Athens. She has been feeding the little black cutie with the bottle and milk for …

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Crete: 331 human fates loaded on a fishing boat wreck

I guess that’s what we call  “A picture is worth one thousand words”. Three hundred thirty one people, among them more than one hundred women and children, all loaded on a boat wreck. Three hundred thirty one people in search of a better life – no matter what the risks …

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Athens: Deaf-mute woman threatening to commit suicide rescued

That was a very loud cry for help by somebody who literally cannot speak. A woman climbed a metal sculpture installation at Omonia square in downtown Athens on Tuesday morning and was threatening to jump. When the fire brigades and the police arrived to the spot, the deaf mute woman started to drop …

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