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Greek seismologist Vassilis Papazachos dies at 92

Famous Greek seismologist Vassilis Papazachos, the emeritus professor who was inextricably linked to Thessaloniki and its residents with the great earthquake of 1978, died at the age of 92 on Thursday morning. Vassilis Papazachos was born in 1930 in Smokovo, Karditsa, where he finished Primary School and graduated from the …

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Priest’s mysterious death in Athens: Suicide or Homicide?

The mysterious death of an high-ranking clergyman in his home in downtown Athens is puzzling the Greek Police that examines the possibility of a homicide. 52-year-old archimandrite Chrysostomos Levogiannis was found in his home at Amerikis Square in Kypseli district of the Greek capital by his cleaner at Wednesday noon. …

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Tragedy off Acropolis: Woman dies after fall; Spanish tourist or Athenian resident?

A young woman, allegedly a tourist, died after she fell 20 meters off the rock of Areios Pagos, north-west of the Acropolis of Athens short after noon on Tuesday. The woman estimated in her 30’s was unconscious when the fire service and an ambulance arrived, and did not respond to …

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Body of missing German mountain climber found on Crete

The body of a missing German mountain climber was recovered from the Vorizia gorge on the island of Crete on Thursday, The 53-year-old man pn vacations on Crete went missing on September 2 Firefighters and police were alerted on Thursday after a body, believed to be that of the missing …

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Emblematic director of Acropolis Museum, Dimitris Pandermalis, passes away

The president of the board of directors of the new Acropolis Museum and Archaeology Professor Dimitris Pandermalis, has died at the age of 82. He died in Thessaloniki following a few days of hospitalization. “History can make us wiser,” the emblematic archaeology professor said once about people’s relationship with the …

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Femicide in Greece: Two women stabbed to death on Crete & Zakynthos within 12 hours

Femicide: Two women were stabbed to death by their husbands within twelve hours. The victims were living on the islands of Crete and Zakynthos in the family homes. One woman had asked for divorce, the other one had filed to local police against her husband for domestic violence. A 56-year-old …

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Man beats his bed-ridden mother to death: 3rd case of matricide in July

A 59-year-old man in northern Greece brutally beat his 84-year-old bed-ridden mother to death on Tuesday. The body was discovered by the second son of the woman who informed the police. The perpetrator had chronic issues with alcoholism and aggressive behavior and he was treated in a psychiatric clinic in …

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Greece records first death of a child from acute hepatitis

Greece’s National Health Care organization EODY announced the death of a child from acute hepatitis on Wednesday afternoon. The victim was a baby just 13-months old. It is the first death of acute hepatitis recorded in the country. EODY statement: Today, the first death of a child was recorded in …

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Leading Greek mountaineer Antonis Sykaris dies in the Himalayas

Leading Greek mountaineer  Antonis Sykaris has died in the Himalayas, a post on his instagram account announced on Tuesday morning. “Unfortunately the worst that could happen during a mountaineering expedition happened,” the post said. “It’s the worst thing that can happen to a mountaineering expedition. Antonis lost his life while …

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Angry mob shouts “Death!” for woman charged with daughter’s murder

An angry mob spent almost the whole night outside the house of the woman who has been charged with the murder of her 9-year-old daughter Georgina, while police investigates the suspicious deaths of the family’s two younger girls. The mob, estimated some 500 mostly young people, kept calling for the …

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23-year-old beats his grandmother to death over a glass of water

A 23-year-old man has beaten his grandmother to death because she asked him for a glass of water in the middle of the night. The man is said to have been suffering from serious mental illness and had been hospitalized in a psychiatric facility issues in the past. According to …

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Police officer among suspects arrested for the death of Roma man in West Athens

A police officer is one of the two suspects arrested and taken to prosecutor on Tuesday for the death of a 44-year-old man, a member of the Roma community, in the suburb of Menidi, west Athens. According to media reports, the man was attacked and beaten on Sunday afternoon and …

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European Parliament President David Sassoli dies at 65

The president of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, died in the early hours of Tuesday (11 January) in hospital in Italy, his spokesperson announced on Twitter. Sassoli, who was 65-years-old had been in hospital since December 26, where he was being treated against a dysfunction of his immune system. Before …

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Former President of the Hellenic Republic, Karolos Papoulias, passes away

Former President of the Hellenic Republic Karolos Papoulias passed away at the age of 92 on Sunday. Papoulias served two terms as president, from 2005 to 2015. He was a longstanding member of PASOK and held various ministerial appointments in his long political career, mainly in the Foreign Ministry and …

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