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Locals hail patricide of Zakytnhos, as second case of child abuse shocks Greek society

Gathered outside the Justice building in Zakynthos, relatives and friends  applaud and cheer “Bravo!”, “Alexis, we stand by you”, “We love you”, “Congratulations” as police helps a young man in handcuffs out of a car and takes him to prosecutor. “I am proud of my brother,” his step-sister told local …

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Pagourtzis’ father apologizes for rampage in Santa Fe, says for him “son is a victim”

Two days after the rampage in the high school of Santa Fe, the father of the 17-year-old shooter, Dimitris Pagourtzis, still cannot believe what happened. “I have a funeral here, I have no joy, I feel the pain of the others, but I also have pain… I lost my child, …

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Santa Fe school shooting: Suspect Gunman is 17-year-old Greek-American, Dimitrios Pagourtzis

The suspect in a deadly shooting rampage at high school in Santa Fe, Texas, Friday morning has been identified as 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, US and international media report. Eight to ten people, mostly students, were killed and 12 were injured, after the teenager of Greek origin entered the classroom shouting …

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Dementia sufferer murders 77-year-old wife in their home in Athens

An 80-year-old man has killed his wife in their home in the district of Agios Panteleimonas in Athens. The victim was found by her son on Thursday morning. Police found that the woman was beaten on the face and the head with fists as wells as with the TV remote …

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Greece’s pensioners protest further pension cuts of up to 18%

Hundreds of pensioners took to the streets of downtown Athens on Tuesday morning to protest the upcoming further cuts in their pensions. Pensioners from the private and public sector demand that the so-called Katrougalos law is not implemented, fearing that they will lose two to three month pensions in a …

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Newborn in Garbage: Police arrests mother and grandmother

Greek police has arrested the 19-year-old mother and the 54-year-old grandmother of the newborn that was found in a garbage bin in Petroupolis suburb of West Athens in February. Autopsy had revealed that the baby boy was born alive but was murdered right after his birth. Cause of death was …

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IOCC Supporters Surpass $1 Million Challenge Gift to Aid Families in Greece

Supporters of International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) have donated more than $1.2 million under the Jaharis Family Foundation Inc.’s $1 million matching challenge gift to Orthodox humanitarian and development organization in order to help people in need in Greece.  The amazing amount was donated between October 2017 through February 2018. …

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22-year-old student confesses to have thrown newborn away

A 22-year-old student has reportedly confessed to be the mother of the newborn baby boy thrown away and left to die in the cold. Police took to interrogation the young mother on Tuesday afternoon. The woman has told police that that she gave birth in the bath tab of her …

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Autopsy indicates newborn was born alive, left to die in the cold

Creepy details about the death of the newborn baby boy found in the open space of a residential building in South Athens. According to the autopsy conducted on Monday, the baby boy was born alive, it was healthy and most probably died after being left for some 12 hours outdoors. …

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UNICEF terminates cooperation with branch in Greece due to “financial irregularities”

United Nations children aid organization UNICEF has announced it terminates cooperation with its National Chapter in Greece on suspicion of financial irregularities. In a statement, the UNICEF said an audit conducted by the UN agency revealed “financial irregularities,” but the international organization refrained from elaborating on the kind of irregularities. …

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Toddler drowns in hotel swimming pool where mother works as cleaner

A four-year-old girl was drowned in the swimming of a hotel facility where her mother was working as part of the housekeeping and cleaning staff. The mother would take the little girl to work as she had nowhere to live it. The tragedy occurred on Monday in Migli Vigla on …

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Inmate Dimakis on 30. day of hunger & thirst strike over right to education

Thirty days ago, convict Vassilis Dimakis started a hunger strike and twenty two days later also a thirst strike claiming his right for educations. While Dimakis’ health condition is at critical point, the Courts and Prison Councils have already denied him educational permitting, the third one his lawyers have submitted. …

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Peculiar practices: Priest claims to heal pain with miracle pestle!

We have heard of Saint’s holy relics and of icons that work wonders and heal the sick faithful. But a miracle pestle? Apparently yes. A priest in Kyllini, South Peloponnese, claimed he could heal people suffering from health problems with a brass pestle that would make the impossible come true. …

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Additional 800 police officers on patrol to protect citizens from crime

More than 800 police officers will be withdrawn from the service of VIP persons and buildings and be deployed to Patrol Service on the streets, Minister for Citizens Protection, Nikos Toskas, announced on Thursday. The measure comes amid increasing crime in Athens and broader Attica and sharp criticisms by opposition …

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