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Lesvos rocked by early morning tremor
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Lesvos rocked by early morning tremor

makis - Feb 23, 2017

The eastern Aegean island of Lesvos was jolted early on Thursday morning by an earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale. According to the Athens Geodynamic Institute,…

Second strong quake, measuring 5.3 Richter, hits Lesvos
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Second strong quake, measuring 5.3 Richter, hits Lesvos

makis - Feb 06, 2017

A second strong quake, measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale, shook Lesvos at 1 p.m. on Monday just a few hours after a 5.1-magnitude tremor hit the…

Second man dies at Lesvos migrant camp
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Second man dies at Lesvos migrant camp

Sokratis - Jan 28, 2017

A 46-year-old Syrian man was found dead in his tent in the Moria refugee camp on Lesvos on Saturday morning. He was the second person to die…

Lesvos mayor grants prize money to two fishermen who saved hundreds at sea
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Lesvos mayor grants prize money to two fishermen who saved hundreds at sea

Sokratis - Jan 14, 2017

Authorities on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos have announced that the money from the 2016 Olof Palme prize awarded to its mayor and his counterpart in…

Lesvos groups to lobby against more migrant camps
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Lesvos groups to lobby against more migrant camps

makis - Dec 21, 2016

Professional groups on Lesvos have decided to come together to lobby for the island – where most refugees arriving from Turkish shores make landfall – not to…

Lesvos: 12 Syrian and Afghan refugees enroll in school
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Lesvos: 12 Syrian and Afghan refugees enroll in school

makis - Nov 10, 2016

Twelve children refugees from Syria and Afghanistan have enrolled in the 8th primary school of Mytilene on Lesvos. According to the Ethnos newspaper, the 12 refugee children…

Pakistani boy gang-raped in Greek migrant camp, police says
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Pakistani boy gang-raped in Greek migrant camp, police says

Panos - Sep 28, 2016

Four Pakistani minors have been arrested for allegedly gang-raping a 16-year-old Pakistani boy in a Greek migrant camp, police said Wednesday. "The four minors, aged 16 to…

Fire ravages 60% of hot spot facilities at Moria
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Fire ravages 60% of hot spot facilities at Moria

makis - Sep 20, 2016

Rumors circulating regarding imminent mass deportations to Turkey appear to have fueled clashes between refugees and the police at the Moria hot spot on Lesvos. About 300…

Police arrest Iraqi for sale of fake IDs on Lesvos
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Police arrest Iraqi for sale of fake IDs on Lesvos

Panos - Sep 12, 2016

A 35-year old Iraqi man was arrested by Greek police on the island of Lesvos for allegedly possessing four fake Italian IDs. The Mytilene police detained the…

Lesvos visitors at a record low this August
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Lesvos visitors at a record low this August

Panos - Sep 06, 2016

Mytilini airport data showed on Monday that last month was the worst August on record for Lesvos tourism. The island that has been flooded with refugees and…

Arrivals rise as Lesvos officials monitor activists
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Arrivals rise as Lesvos officials monitor activists

Panos - Aug 09, 2016

There was a notable rise Monday in the number of refugees reaching the Greek islands over the previous 24 hours, as local officials on the island of…

Coast Guard succesfully concludes search for refugees off Lesvos
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Coast Guard succesfully concludes search for refugees off Lesvos

makis - Aug 04, 2016

A search and rescue operation was launched on Thursday morning about two miles off the coast of Lesvos, after their boat appears to have turned over, has…

Over 700 refugees arrive on Lesvos after failed coup in Turkey
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Over 700 refugees arrive on Lesvos after failed coup in Turkey

makis - Jul 25, 2016

The Coast Guard rescued a total of 345 refugees attempting to cross over from Turkey to the islands of Lesvos, Kos and Samos over the weekend. Since…

Coast Guard: About 100 migrants and refugees arrive on Lesvos
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Coast Guard: About 100 migrants and refugees arrive on Lesvos

makis - Jul 22, 2016

Two boats carrying about 100 migrants and refugees arrived from Turkey on the island of Lesvos on Friday. In the past 10 days about 430 migrants and…

Bodies recovered off Lesvos belonged to Syrian family from Aleppo
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Bodies recovered off Lesvos belonged to Syrian family from Aleppo

makis - Jul 14, 2016

The four bodies recovered off the coast of the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos on Wednesday belonged to a Syrian family from Aleppo, authorities announced on Thursday.…

Police officer serving on Lesvos commits suicide
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Police officer serving on Lesvos commits suicide

makis - Jul 14, 2016

A 42-year-old police officer serving on the Aegean island of Lesvos allegedly used his service gun to commit suicide, authorities said on Thursday. The body of the…

Four dead, including two children, after migrant boat overturns off Lesvos
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Four dead, including two children, after migrant boat overturns off Lesvos

makis - Jul 13, 2016

Authorities recovered the bodies of four people, including two children, and rescued six people after a boat carrying migrants overturned off the coast of the eastern Aegean…

Migrants rescued as boat runs aground near Lesvos
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Migrants rescued as boat runs aground near Lesvos

Panos - Jun 16, 2016

Greece’s coast guard says it rescued about 60 migrants or refugees from a sailboat which ran aground off the coast of the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos,…

Galinos: Lesvos will not be turned into a new Alcatraz
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Galinos: Lesvos will not be turned into a new Alcatraz

Panos - Jun 07, 2016

The Mayor of Lesvos Spyros Galinos gave a stern response to Austria’s Foreign Affairs Minister Sebastian Kurz, underlining that the Aegean island will not “be turned into…

Refugees on Lesvos want to be allowed leave the island
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Refugees on Lesvos want to be allowed leave the island

makis - May 16, 2016

Tens of Iraqis and Syrians gathered in the central square of Mytilene on Lesvos late on Sunday afternoon, to protest that they are refugees and not criminals.…