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Elderly tourists die in Greece as toll rises to five

At least five tourists have died in Greece and others are missing as temperatures soar, according to media reports. “Many tourists underestimate the effort associated with a walk in direct …

Historic church in Ithaca, with ties to Australia heading towards oblivion and ruin

Ithaca's Agia Marina church, built by Greek-Australian philanthropist Antonis Lekatsas, remains unrepaired after cyclone and earthquake damage, leaving local and diaspora communities disheartened
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Actress Rebel Wilson visits the Acropolis

Aussie actress Rebel Wilson is in Athens visiting the Acropolis while on a European vacation. Wilson took to social media to share photos visiting the site, posting a series of …

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Tsitsipas wins in opening grass season match at Halle Open

Stefanos Tsitsipas has begun his grass season in winning fashion at the Halle Open, defeating home country wild card Henri Squire 7-6(7), 7-6(2). The Greek saved a set point in …

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Father Emmanuel Bardalez and a taste of Greece in Belize

Billy Cotsis continues his odyssey in the Americas, this time he was on a quest for Hellenic heritage in the Caribbean
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Teenage gymnast Emmanuela Frroku earns place for the Paris Olympics

The prodigy of rhythmic gymnastics, Emmanuel Frroku, has achieved the ultimate dream as she officially earned a ticket to the Paris Olympics. Emmanuela was officially given her ticket on Tuesday …

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Ambulance service demands reach unprecedented levels

Demand for ambulances in Victoria has surpassed the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the parents of a young child forced to drive her to hospital because the nearest ambulance …

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Stergios Marios Bilas wins more gold for Greece at 2024 European Championships

Greece has won its third gold medal at the 2024 European Championships with Stergios Marios Bilas earning a win in the men’s 50 butterfly. Bilas’ gold medal win came with …

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Greece’s Apostolos Papastamos wins gold at 2024 European Championships

Apostolos Papastamos has won gold at the 2024 European Championships, recording a top-10 time in the world. The Greek swimmer set the ninth-fastest time in the world this year, with …

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Australian tourists charged ridiculous cab fare by Greece’s taxi ‘mafia’

A pair of Australian tourists fell victim to an outrageous cab fare after encountering ‘taxi mafia’, which saw a trip from Piraeus to Pangrati in Athens come to 350 euros, …

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Mitsotakis: “Russia-Ukraine war is a ‘global issue'”

Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has reaffirmed the belief in bring a fair and lasting peace in the war in Ukraine, stressing that the conflict is a global issue. Mitsotakis …

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China-Australia relations ‘renewed and revitalised’

Australia’s relationship with China is on a path of “steady improvement”, Beijing’s second-most powerful leader said following talks with top Australian politicians. Chinese Premier Li Qiang arrived at Parliament House …

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Sinking ad numbers signal tougher times for job seekers

Job hunters still have more choice of open roles compared with pre-pandemic levels, even as the average number of ads each week continues to fall. Since the end of 2023, …

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Global audiences suspicious of AI-powered newsrooms

Global concerns about the use of AI in news production and misinformation are growing, with Australians among the most wary of artificial intelligence, particularly in political coverage. The annual Digital …

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Parthenon sculptures recreated from 3D scans to initiate potential return to Greece

Archaeologist Roger Michel and his team have tasked themselves with resolving the Parthenon sculptures issue, using the latest technology to create replicas in a bid to convince the British Museum …

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