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7 Aug
Thousands of tourists and residents were evacuated and a thick cloud of smoke and ash hung over Athens Saturday as forests fires that have already killed two people raged for an 11th day in parts of Greece.
4 Aug
"Last night was hell": Standing in front of his burnt warehouse, in the midst of charred pine trees, Christos Sfetsas deplores the "enormous damage" in his village on the outskirts of Athens....
1 Aug
Japan's northern Hokkaido region was supposed to offer cooler climes for next week's Olympic marathons and race walks, but now the area is battling a heatwave.
23 May
Greek firefighters said Sunday they were slowly bringing under control a major forest fire in a nature conservation area near Athens as the government promised financial aid to those affected. 
15 Sep 2019
A force of over 160 firefighters on Sunday battled to contain a large fire near Athens blazing for a second day amid gale force winds, officials said. The fire department said the blaze burned in the mountains above Loutraki, a coastal resort some 62 kilometres (39 miles) west of Athens.
19 Jul 2019
A strong, shallow 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted Athens on Friday, knocking out phone connections and causing power outages and minor damage, as worried residents rushed into the streets.
14 Aug 2017
A wildfire was raging Monday on the coastal front of Athens, officials said, with summer homes under threat and a local village evacuated.
28 May 2016
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday wraps up a two-day trip to Greece by visiting the monastic community of Mount Athos, one of Orthodox Christianity's holiest sites.

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