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Lesvos Court changes refugee trans female’s name and sex details
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Lesvos Court changes refugee trans female’s name and sex details

Panos - Feb 20, 2019

The Mytilene District Court allowed the legal change of identification details for a female transgender refugee on Tuesday, as the transgender support association and a legal team…

Twenty-nine buildings in Plomari, Lesvos evacuated following landslide
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Twenty-nine buildings in Plomari, Lesvos evacuated following landslide

makis - Nov 26, 2018

A meeting of experts held in the town of Plomari in Lesvos on Sunday, following a landslide on the island, has decided to evacuate 29 buildings, of…

Massive security operation on Lesvos for Greek PM Tsipras’ visit to crisis-battered isle
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Massive security operation on Lesvos for Greek PM Tsipras’ visit to crisis-battered isle

Panos - May 03, 2018

More than 300 law enforcement personnel will accompany and surround Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday during his same-day visit and address on the eastern Aegean…

Bodies found on Lesvos belonged to Turkish family escaping Erdogan regime
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Bodies found on Lesvos belonged to Turkish family escaping Erdogan regime

makis - Nov 23, 2017

The mystery of the identity of three bodies that had recently washed up on the shores of Lesvos at the Madamados beach has been solved after they…

Riots break out in Lesvos with refugees and migrants
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Riots break out in Lesvos with refugees and migrants

makis - Nov 20, 2017

Riots broke out last night at the Lesvos refugee-immigration reception and identification centre in Moria. According to police sources, the incident started at midnight and lasted until…

Conditions on Lesvos “explosive”, as refugees approach 6,000
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Conditions on Lesvos “explosive”, as refugees approach 6,000

makis - Sep 12, 2017

The living conditions on the island of Lesvos for the refugees and migrants are rapidly deteriorating, as the number of people arriving are rising. According to the…

Riots at Lesvos refugee hotspot underway
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Riots at Lesvos refugee hotspot underway

makis - Jul 10, 2017

Riots have broken out at the Moria refugee reception facility on the island of Lesvos. According to reports, the rebellion started when a group of immigrants moved…

3.7 tremor off the coast of Lesvos
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3.7 tremor off the coast of Lesvos

Panos - Jun 26, 2017

A 3.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Greek island of Lesvos, Monday morning at 8.54am. The tremor was located south of the island and…

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4.8 earthquake hits off Lesvos coast

Panos - Jun 22, 2017

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake was recorded southeast off the coast of the island of Lesvos, according to the National Geodynamic Institute on Thursday morning. The tremor had…

Island of Lesvos moved 4.4cm away from Chios after 6.3 earthquake
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Island of Lesvos moved 4.4cm away from Chios after 6.3 earthquake

Panos - Jun 21, 2017

The island of Lesvos has drifted 4.4 cm away from the island of Chios as a result of the powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake on June 12, scientists…

Lesvos earthquake: Victim bed ridden during tremor (video)
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Lesvos earthquake: Victim bed ridden during tremor (video)

makis - Jun 13, 2017

Eleni, 43, the unfortunate woman who was crushed under the rubble of her house in the village of Vrisa after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit off the…

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…