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Migrant child dies after days without food & water at the sea

A  4-year-old girl was airlifted from a boat south of Crete to the hospital of Chania, earlier on Tuesday. The child was onboard of a boat carrying migrants. The girl was unconscious when the crew of a helicopter of the Greek Air Force picked her up. The child was without …

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Two cruise-ships dock at Souda port, Crete, due to strong winds

Two cruise-ships made an unscheduled arrival at the port of Souda, Chania on the island of Crete, due to the strong winds blowing in the Aegean Sea. According to the chief of the Port Fund of the region of Chania, Dimitris Virirakis, the two cruiships, «MSC SINFONIA» and  «RHAPSODY OF …

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Chania airport temporarily closed after US Air Force fighter jet reports landing problem

The airport of Chania was closed on Monday afternoon after a US Air Force fighter jet reported a technical problem that would hindering it form landing. Arrivals and departures were temporarily halted, while also vehicle traffic to and from the airport was stopped. According to local news website flashnews.gr, it …

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Court vindicates two animal shelters on Crete after false charges

Α local court on Crete unanimously ruled in favor of the directors of two animal shelters in Chania region, dismissing all charges of profiteering from the placement of animals, mostly dogs, abroad. The presidents of two animal welfare associations that maintained their accommodation in Souda and Nerokourou, as well as …

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Civil Protection extends “mini lockdown” in Chania and Zakynthos

Greece’s Civil Protection extended on Thursday the “mini lockdown” imposed on the island of Zakynthos and the Regional Unit of Chania, Crete, a week ago. The extension of the restrictions such as night curfew and music ban follows a recommendation by the Committee of Infectious Diseases and the Protection of …

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Coronavirus outbreak in children summer camps in Chania and Halkidiki

Coronavirus outbreak with dozens of infected children in Chania and Halkidiki have set Greek health authorities on alert on Friday. Affected are two children summer camps in Chania, western Crete, and Halkidiki, Central Macedonia. The camp in Chania was shut down after over 30 children aged  were tested positive for …

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French tourist Violet Gigano, 29, missing; huge search operation in Chania

Authorities in the Prefecture of Chania on the island of Crete has launched a huge search operation to locate 29-year-old French tourist Gigano Violet who has been missing since June 24, the day she had last spoken with her family in France. She was planning to visit Elafonisi. Gigano’s rented …

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