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Elephants, rhinos, hippos roamed the Pinios River valley, central Greece

One of the things that would sound really strange to today’s Greeks would be to expect to see in the countryside elephants, hippos, and bison, but things were not always this way according to current research – wild mammals found today in Africa and in Asia were once roaming in …

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Turkish asylum seekers attacked by masked men, pushed back from Evros shore

A group of Turkish asylum seekers claimed that following an attempt to cross the Turkish border via the Evros River in northeastern Greece on Friday evening, they were pushed back to the Turkish side after being beaten by masked men with batons, the IPA news agency reported. Tuğba Özkan, a …

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Migrant woman, two underage children missing when dinghy capsizes in Evros river

A migrant woman and her two underage children are reportedly missing in the Evros river the natural border between Greece and turkey. A 50-year-old Iraqi national reportedly turned to authorities saying that his wife and two children aged 12 and 3 went missing while they were crossing the river and …

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Big subsidence on Mesogeion Ave, one of Athens main roads (video)

A huge hole appeared on Mesogeion Avenue one of the main roads of Athens linking the city center to the suburbs in North-West. The asphalted ground reportedly sank in a dept of  two meters. The subsidence occurred on Mesogeion Street in the height of Zagoras street in Ambelokipoi district of …

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Tragedy in Evros: Bodies of mother and baby recovered, two children still missing

The body of the 36-year-old mother and the youngest among the three missing children, 12-month-old Bekir  have been  recovered on the Turkish side of the Evros river on Friday afternoon more than 24 hours after the boat capsized/ Turkish media report that the mother was holding the baby in her …

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Turkish mother, 3 children missing after boat capsizes in Evros river (video)

A woman and three children are reportedly missing after a boat carrying several Turkish asylum seekers capsized in Evros river along the natural border between Greece and Turkey. the boat was reportedly carrying 9 people, all Turkish citizens fleeing purge. “A boat carrying Turkish purge victims was capsized on Evros …

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Fewer refugees arrive in Greece via Evros river but problems remain

Fewer refugees arriving in Greece from Turkey through the Evros river, but problems remain, says the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in a report. The international agency urges efforts to ensure access to asylum and timely registration in Greece’s north-eastern Evros region. As dawn breaks over Greece’s north-eastern Evros region, …

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(Upd) Mornos Water pipeline breaks down – Residents Flee

A sixty meters rift broke in the Mornos pipeline that carries water to the Greek capital. Masses of water were released flooding fields, houses and shops. Panic broke out among the residents  who were warned almost at the last minute to  flee the rushing water. Most affected was the Saranti village …

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