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Lesvos: Navy ship to transfer new arrivals to “pre-deportation” camps

A ship of the Greek Navy arrived at the port of Mytilini in Lesvos on Wednesday morning. The ship will house hundreds of refugees and migrants who arrived on the island after March 1, but they are not allowed to submit asylum application following a recent government decision to temporarily …

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Flooded streets on Rhodes? No problem, if you have a canoe (videos)

Heavy rain fell on the island of Rhodes and flooded several local rivers and streams on Saturday. The mud waters did not take long and made their way to settlement and villages, thus causing also power outages. It was a matter of time, for streets and roads to turn into …

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Rhodes: Powerful winds hinder planes from landing, ferries from docking

Passengers on a flight from Athens to the island of Rhodes experienced tough moments on Friday night. Due to bad weather and powerful winds, the airplane could not land at “Diagoras” airport on the island. The crew reportedly made three attempts to land, however, without success.   Ultimately, the Aegean …

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Earthquake strikes with 4.8R the island of Karpathos, felt on Crete, Rhodes

An earthquake hit with 4.8 Richter the island of Karpathos early Friday evening. Its epicenter was in the maritime area, 39km North-West of the island. The focal depth of the tremor that stroke at 6:02 p.m. was 12.6 km. The tremor was strong and was felt also on the islands …

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Turkey “eliminates” Greece’s Kastellorizo in effort to delineate its EEZ

Turkey escalates its provocations and inflammatory rhetoric towards Greece by claiming that Greek islands in the East Aegean Sea, in general, and the small island of Kastellorizo, in particular, do not have a continental shelf and therefore are partly within Greek territorial waters. It is the first time, Ankara explicitly …

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Storm strikes Rhodes: Floods, power outages, one woman dead (videos)

Roads in the city of Rhodes and in villages turned into rivers when storm “Geryon” hit the island in the south Dodecanese early Monday evening. One woman with disabilities was found dead in her flooded home in Ialyssos. Local authorities urge citizens to not move around. The 75-year-old woman died in …

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Black out on the islands of Rhodes and Halki

It was short after 2:30 on Wednesday afternoon when power went out on the islands of Rhodes and Halki, in South Dodecanese. A total black out that has left thousands of households, businesses, hotels and shops without electricity. According to local media, both power plants of the island, in Soroni …

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Earthquake rattles the island of Rhodes with 5.1R on Oct3

An earthquake with magnitude 5.1 on Richter scale rattled the island of Rhodes on Thursday morning. The earthquake occurred at 07:45 a.m. Its epicenter was in the sea area 37km South-East off the island. The focal point was 16,8 km. It was of long duration, local media report. Two-three aftershocks …

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Earthquake rattles Rhodes and Karpathos with 4.9 Richter

An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale rattles the islands of Rhodes and Karpathos in the south-eastern Aegean Sea on Wednesday. The tremor occurred in the sea area between Rhodes and Karpathos at 02:58 early Wednesday afternoon. The epicenter was 46 km North-East of Karpathos and 98km South-West of …

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Air Force helicopter transfers Israeli patient from cruiser to Rhodes hospital

Α Israeli citizen, passenger on a cruse ship sailing off the island of Rhodes in the South-East Aegean Sea, felt sick on Thursday morning. His transport ta hospital was considered necessary. A Super Puma Helicopter of the Greek Air Force was assigned with the transfer of the 88-year-old Israeli man. …

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Bodies of three men found on beaches on the island of Rhodes

The bodies of three men were found on two beaches on the island of Rhodes over the weekend, the Greek Coast Guard said in a statement. The first body was found Saturday afternoon on Afantou beach on the eastern side of the island. A Turkish phone card was found in …

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Rhodes: Powerful winds up to 12 Beaufort cause damages, infrastructure problems

Stormy winds blowing with intensity up to 11 and 12 Beaufort caused several problems on the island of Rhodes in the south-east Aegean Sea on Tuesday night. Trees were uprooted, traffic signs flew through the air, shop windows broke and huge waves flooded the harbor area. Due to nature’s force, …

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Sahara Dust covers the islands of Crete and Rhodes (pictures)

The sky over the islands of Crete and Rhodes in the south Aegean Sea has been covered with billions of Sahara dust particles coming from North Africa. While large parts of Greece are dealing with huge volumes of rain, Crete and Rhodes have been under attack by billions of particles …

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