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Pedestrians swept away in downtown Athens as DANIEL floods Greek capital (videos)

Storm weather Daniel reached Greek capital Athens with a heavy downpour on Wednesday afternoon that lasted no longer than 15 minutes, however, they were enough to flood many streets in downtown and the suburbs, mostly main streets. Ποτάμια οι δρόμοι στο κέντρο της Αθήνας #ΚΑΚΟΚΑΙΡΙΑ_DANIEL #κακοκαιρια #ΑΘΗΝΑ #Αττικη pic.twitter.com/3EPj77x5Z3 — …

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Fires reignite in West Attica, Rhodes, Lakonia (videos)

Fires in Mandra and Dervenochoria in West Attica, on the island of Rhodes and Lefkochoma near Sparti in Lakonia reignited on Thursday afternoon and citizens were again ordered to evacuate as the flames started to spread out of control. Western Attica Video: Agios Ioannis Korakas, west of Mandra. The fire …

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Thessaloniki: Patients, staff evacuated after fire in private clinic (videos)

Some 40 patients, among them a woman in labor and a patient on a surgery table,  as well as staff members were evacuated when a fire broke out in a private clinic in Thessaloniki on Tuesday morning. The Fire Service responded immediately and ambulances rushed to the clinic to transfer …

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Rena Koumioti dies at 81: Videos with her top 10 songs

Rena Koumioti, one of the most significant singers of the New Wave genre in Greece passed away at the age of 81. Her death was announced in a post on Facebook on Monday. Koumioti was one of the foremost representatives of the Greek New Wave in the 1960s and 1970’s. …

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Riot Police attacks peaceful protesters, truck races through crowd (videos)

Videos shows riot police attacking peaceful protesters, among them elderly, with batons and tear gas in downtown Athens as thousands of Greeks march expressing their rage for the train collision and demanding justice for the victims and not cover-up. Video via avgi.gr: Peacefull protesters march towards Syntagma Square chanting slogans, …

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Protests in Greece turn violent as anger over train crash grows (videos)

As anger in the society grows, thousands of Greeks took to the streets of several cities on Friday to protest the tragic death of 57 people caused by a head-on train collision on March 1. As no other expected, in some cities, protests turned violent. In Athens, Thessaloniki and Larissa …

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Storm EVA hits Piraeus and the Cyclades islands (videos, picts)

Streets in the port of Piraeus turned into rivers and a garbage bin took a lonesome ride between cars and their motorists struck in the waters, as storm EVA reached Attica on Sunday. The storm affected mainly the south suburbs and meteorologists had warned of flooding phenomena. It needed just …

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Over 30 migrants die in two shipwrecks off Kythera and Lesvos (videos)

More than 30 migrants are believed to have died in two shipwrecks off the island of Kythera in south Peloponnese and Lesvos in the eastern Aegean Sea in less than 12 hours. Residents of a Greek island pulled shipwrecked migrants to safety up steep cliffs in dramatic rescues after two …

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1,152 cannabis plants in Cretan Monastery; rosaries on branches (videos)

An unprecedented finding in a monastery on the island of Crete: 1,152 cannabis plants. Many of them had rosaries on their branches  – most likely for a divine blessing for a good harvest…? The plants are estimated to bring one ton of hashish and around 2 million euros revenues when …

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Torrential rain floods Thessaloniki; over 800 calls to Fire Service (pcts,vids)

A heavy rainstorm hit the urban complex of Greece’s second biggest city Thessaloniki turning streets into rivers, sweeping away vehicles, flooding homes and shops, and even the landmark of the city , the White Tower. Power outage recorded in some of the residential and commercial areas. The rain started around …

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Impressive and scary waterspout in Halkidiki (pcts, vids)

An impressive and at the same time terrifying waterspout was formed close to the coast on the first “leg” of Halkidiki peninsula on Sunday morning. Immediately sunbathers at the beach of Xenia by the village of Paliouri in the south of Kassandra grabbed their mobiles to capture the spectacular phenomenon. …

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Police brutality against protesters; they even use teargas at people on wheelchair (videos)

Riot police was filmed and pictured using extensive violence against protesters in downtown Athens on Thursday evening.Officers were seen brutally beating demonstrators, photo-reporters and journalists and did not hesitate to fire tear gas even against a man on wheelchair. Χημικό των #ΜΑΤ σε ανάπηρο διαδηλωτή. Ασχολίαστο… #ΕΛΑΣ #Αστυνομια #MAT @kmitsotakis …

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Antonov plane with 8 crew members crash in Kavala, N. Greece (videos)

An Antonov airplane with 8 crew members crashed off the city of Kavala, Northern Greece, about an hour before Saturday midnight. The plane was flying from Serbia to Jordan with reportedly 12 tons of dangerous material. Eyewitnesses said that the plane was on fire when it came down. The Antonov-12 …

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