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Migration Minister reassures “no new hot spots on the islands, no asylum seekers returns”

Migration Minister, Dimitris Vitsas, dismissed dress reports that new hot spots will be established on the islands or that asylum seekers returns from Germany will be place on the five islands. In a letter to the mayors of the islands that have received the majority of refugees and migrants, that …

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Greek and foreign doctors revive “Hippocratic Oath” ceremony on Kos (video)

The heads of Greek and foreign medical associations, along with dozens of doctors from Greece and abroad, participated in a ceremony reviving the Hippocratic Oath in its original birthplace, in the ancient Asclepion on the island of Kos where Hippocrates – the ‘father’ of modern medicine – once lived and …

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Prominent hotel group in Kos up for auction for outstanding bank loans

Several hotel units in Greece are set to go on the auction block in the upcoming period, with most coming under foreclosure due to defaults on bank loans. According to narfemporiki, one company in bankruptcy liquidation is the Lakitira S.A. company, which managed three units on the holiday island of …

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Earthquake strikes the island of Kos with 4.5R magnitude

An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale stroke in the sea area off the island of Kos in the Dodecanese on Tuesday noon. The Earthquake occurred at 12:36 noon time, the epicenter was 36 km east of the island. The tremor was especially felt in Kos due to the …

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Earthquake 6.6R caused soil deformation in Kos, subsidence and uplift in Kara Ada

The powerful earthquake that stroke with a magnitude of 6.6 R caused distortions of the geological morphology on the island of Kos and the small Kara Ada islet outside the port of Bodrum in Turkey. Experts from the Remote Sensing Research Team of Harokopio University in Kallithea, Athens, found out …

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Kos Earthquake: Swedish and Norwegian victims still in critical condition

Two of the victims seriously injured during the earthquake on the island of Kos on Friday are still in critical condition. The 21-year-old Swedish man injured with multiple trauma and brain bleeding remains intubated. The 23-year-old Norwegian man who underwent amputation in both legs is in the Intensive Care Unit …

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Kos earthquake: Airport traffic with minor delays, sea traffic with small boats via Kalymnos & Nissyros

Transportation to and from the island of Kos is at 90 percent through the airport, Athens News Agency reported on Friday after the earthquake 6.6R caused serious damage at the port of the island. Smaller boats transfer passengers from and to Kos via the islands of Kalymnos and Nissyros, which …

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Earthquake 6.4R triggers mini tsunami, floods coastal roads in Greece and Turkey

The powerful earthquake of 6.4R that stroke the island of Kos trigger a tsunami of 70 cm height. the phenomenon has been confirmed by the director of the Geodynamics Institute of the National Observatory of Athens, Akis Tselentis, and seismologist Gerasimos Papadopoulos. The tsunami carried small fishing boats ashore. Bigger …

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Kos Earthquake 6.4R leaves two dead tourists, dozens of injured LIVE reporting

Kos earthquake: Two dead, more than 120 injured, among them 5 in critical condition. Majority of the injured are tourists. Serious damages in the port of the island of Kos after a powerful earthquake stroke with 6.4 R short after midnight. One third of the island is without electricity. No …

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Baker Arvanitakis receives EESC Prize for helping refugees & migrants on Kos

Dionysis Arvanitakis, a 77-year-old baker from the island of Kos, is the second winner of the Civil Society Prize with which the EESC rewards the most outstanding examples of solidarity with migrants. Dionysis Arvanitakis is a 77-year-old Greek baker who at the height of the refugee crisis was baking over …

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Ben Needham’s toy car discovered during Kos search

Ben Needham’s toy car was discovered at secret fly-tipping dump just hours before cops called off Kos search.With just hours to go before they called of their Ben Needham search, British police feared they would find no clues as to what happened to the missing toddler. But then came the …

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Ben Needham: Police digs land plot on Kos, finds light coloured fabric & dozens of bones

British and Greek police teams digging an olive grove on the island of Kos discovered pieces of light coloured fabric. 21-month-old Ben Needham  was wearing a white T-shirt when he went missing on the island of Kos in July 1991. According to Daily Mail, Ben was wearing a white buttoned …

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Kos: Missing UK toddler Ben Needham might have been accidentally killed by a digger driver

For 25 years the mother of missing toddler Ben has been waiting for the good news. That Ben was still alive. But now British investigators probing the case claim that the twenty-one-month-old boy was killed by a local digger driver. The British investigators have told Ben’ mum to “prepare for …

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