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Epirus: Huge rescue operation for snowed-in horses (video)

Twenty horses have been snowed in on the mountains of Epirus in Western Greece and their lives were at risk due to heavy snow and lack of grazing opportunities. A huge rescue operation was set up to move the horses in safety. The horses were trapped in the snow in …

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Arta: Historic stone Bridge of Plaka collapses due to floods

The historic stone bridge of Plaka in Arta, western Greece has been standing over Arachthos river for 148 years. It was the biggest one-stringer bridge in the Balkans. It was constructed by Constantinos Bekas in 1866. The famous pedestrian’s stone bridge collapsed today after strong rainfalls had been falling in …

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Arta: school teacher incites pupils to beat 8-year-old classmate

A primary school teacher, 50, was arrested in Arta, Western Greece, for inciting pupils to beat their 8-year-old classmate. According to local media, the teacher urged the pupils of the 2. grade class to slap the boy for punishment, because he had attempted to leave the class before the school …

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