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DNA of human skeletons discovered in India linked to modern day Greeks, researchers find

One of two piles of human skeletons discovered by researchers on the shores of Roopkund Lake in northern India are believed to be the remains of Greeks. Researchers analysed the …

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Helicopter crash near Greek island resort, three killed

A helicopter crash near the Greek island of Poros has proven fatal, resulting in the death of the Greek pilot, 57, and two Russian passengers, aged 56 and 24. The …

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Preventing smoking in schools high on Greek Education Ministry’s agenda

Students smoking in schools has been an ongoing concern in Greece. To help tackle the issue head on, Education Minister Niki Kerameos met with pulmonologists Panagiotis Behrakis, Chair of the Health …

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Meet Greece’s first museum education dog, helping to increase participation and learning

The University of Crete’s Museum of Natural History has had a new, and rather unique, member join its team: Ravel, an affectionate Labrador. The first museum education dog in Greece, …

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Pregnant woman killed in train collision in Greece

A collision between a car and an intercity train conducting the Alexandroupoli-Thessaloniki on Monday afternoon, resulted in the tragic death of a pregnant woman according to reports. The intercity rail …

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Greek NGO Metadrasi receives $2million, the world’s biggest humanitarian award

Greek NGO Metadrasi received a $US2 million prize, the world’s biggest humanitarian award. The group won the Hilton Humanitarian Prize offered by the Conrad N Hilton Foundation for its “innovative …

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Seven Greek maths whizzes from Thessaloniki bring back five medals from international comp

A group of students from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) brought home five medals from the International Mathematics Competition-IMC in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. The seven maths whizzes competed against the …

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Beaches in Greece and Cyprus named among world’s Top 50

A hot spot for summer, it’s not surprising Greece’s beaches are continuously being named among the world’s best. Drawing on votes from their readers, aggregated scores from previous media results, …

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Greece’s controversial Bishop Ambrosios tenders resignation

Bishop Ambrosios of Kalavryta and Aegialeia announced his resignation to parishioners during Sunday’s service in the church of the Dormition of Virgin Mary at the town of Kalavryta in the …

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Greek gov’t to meet urgently on Monday over Samothrace’s transport issues

Greece’s state Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis has called an urgent meeting on Monday 19 August do tackle the recent transportation problems on the island of Samothrace. The cut off, caused by …