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People spend night outdoors after magnitude 6 earthquake in Thessaly

Thousands of people spent the night outdoors late Wednesday after a powerful earthquake was felt across the region, damaging homes and public buildings. The magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck at 12.16pm …

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Victoria Police appeal quashed after hosing, stepping and assaulting Greek Australian disability pensioner

Two Victoria Police officers were found guilty of unlawful assault for punching and hosing down a disabled pensioner have had their appeals thrown out in court. Senior constables Brad McLeod …

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Tsiknopempti, today is the time to sizzle sausages and steak

Today, Thursday 4 March is the pinnacle of carnival time (apokries) in Greece. The special day on the Greek Orthodox Calendar is known as Tsiknopempti (Τσικνοπέμπτη) – a day especially …

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Greece has been struck by a 6 magnitude earthquake

An earthquake of magnitude 6 occurred  27 km northwest of Larissa, Greece, the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) reported. The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath …

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Australian top chef cooks Greek to honour Greece’s Independence Day

Those acquainted with the humble beginnings and unquestionable talent of Malaysian-born chef Cheong Liew, were not surprised when the 72-year-old culinary icon took on the challenge of ‘Going all Greek’. …

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Counsellor explains why it takes so long for victims to come forth

As a senior sexual assault counsellor working with Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, I often sit across from people on the worst day of their life. The trauma of being …

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Melbourne landmarks to light up in Grecian colours as gov’t seals commitment for Greek Independence festival

Victoria is the place for multicultural events, with a mosaic of cultural festivals paying homage to people’s heritage from around the world. To further facilitate this, Victoria’s Multicultural Affairs Minister Ros …

A degree promises a better life but social mobility has a downside too

Higher education has long been associated with the promise of a good life. Participation, however, has no guarantees. Former prime minister Gough Whitlam argued that Australia’s higher education system was …

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The almond tree in Greek mythology

In Greek mythology, as in many myths and popular folk traditions around the world, plants, rivers, lakes and other elements of the natural world are viewed as animate beings. They …

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Pontian women of Australia celebrating their heritage on International Women’s Day

The Australian Federation of Pontian Association’s (AFPA) want to make sure their youth are being heard and in their effort to do so, their member associations have nominated five young …

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