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Vangelis Rochamis: Greece’s notorious prison-breaker passes away

Vangelis Rochamis, Greece’s notorious prison-breaker known also as the Greek  “Papillion” passed away at 73. With his robberies and especially with is numerous escapes from prisons, criminal Rochamis occupied the Greek authorities for more than two decades. He stayed 22 years in total in prison and managed to escape more …

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Tragic death of German tourist: Swept away by strong winds

A German tourist found a tragic death on Sunday, when she was swept away by the rough sea in the port of Kyparissia, south Peloponnese. The tragedy took place in front of her husband and pedestrians who were also walking on the pier. The 66-year-old German national was walking with …

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Norwegian man arrested for killing police officer charged with murder, attempted murder

The 44-year-old Norwegian national arrested for the fatal stabbing of a 32-year-old off-duty police officer in a bar fight, as well as for injuring a second man with a knife, appeared before a Thessaloniki public prosecutor on Friday. He was charged with one count of murder with intent and one …

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Spyros Fokas: The actor who bewitched international audience dies at 86

Actor Spyros Fokas died at the age of 86 on Friday. He was one of the few Greek actors to have an international career and played in many notable foreign films, such as “Rocco and his Brothers” or the Hollywood blockbusters “The Jewel of the Nile”(1985) and “Rambo III” (1988), …

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Greek-Lebanese shipowner found dead in his home in SE Athens

Greek-Lebanese shipowner Imad Zein was found dead in his house in Voula suburb of south-eastern Athens late Thursday afternoon. He was the head and co-founder of Naftomar Shipping & Trading company. The 63-year-old shipowner was found dead in the basement of his house by his wife and a member of …

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Gruesome death of butcher shop worker in the grinder

A 50-year-old woman found a gruesome death in a butcher shop in Messolonghi, western Greece, on Friday. She was caught into the mincing machine she was cleaning and died of extensive bleeding. The tragedy took place in front of the eyes of her 14-year-old daughter who was accompanying her mother …

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Marianna Vardinogianni passes away at the age of 80

Marianna Vardinogianni, an UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and active in many charities, passed away at the age of 80 in Athens on Monday. She had recently been hospitalized in a private hospital and her health condition had deteriorated to an extreme extent that she was on mechanical support, media report. Neither …

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Controversial politician and ex FM Theodoros Pangalos dies at 84

Veteran but also controversial politician, a former Foreign Minister and a historic member of socialist PASOK, Theodoros Pangalos passed away at the age of 84. His death was announced by his family in a post on social media. Theodoros Pangalos was born in Eleusis, western Attica and he was the …

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Rhodes: UK tourist struck by lightning while SUP paddling

A 26-year-old tourist from Great Britain was struck and killed by a lightning, while he was swimming on the island of Rhodes early afternoon Monday. The man was in the sea area of Agia Agatha and incident occurred short before 2 o’ clock During the rain the young tourist was …

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Myrsini Zorba, former culture Minister, passes away at 74

Former Culture Minister Myrsini Zorba, passed away at the age of 74. The news of her death was announced on her Facebook page.She was struggling with cancer in the last three years. A few hours before her death, Zorba posted a heartbreaking yet thoughtful post that “chemotherapy did not work …

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Businessman and publisher Giorgos Bobolas dies at 95

A prominent businessman and former publisher, Giorgos Bobolas has died at the age of 95, it was announced on Tuesday. The founder of the Technodomiki construction company, which merged with Aktor SA in 1999 to become Ellaktor, Bobolas also branched out into the media with the Pegasus publishing firm. Pegasus …

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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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Last of symbol “grannies of Lesvos” passes away at 93

Aimilia Kamvysi, the last survivor of the famous three “grannies of Lesvos”, passed away at the age of 93, it was announced on Sunday. She was one of the three “grandmothers of Sykamnia,” whose picture in the summer of 2015 amid the refugee crisis went viral worldwide. The three grannies …

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