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Death toll rises in Greek wildfire

by Les Sillars
Posted 7/30/18, 12:12 pm

Fire officials in Greece on Monday raised the death toll to 91 from a wildfire that raged through a coastal area east of Athens last week, in what is considered Europe’s deadliest forest fire in more than a century. But the tally may not be complete: A Hellenic Fire Service spokeswoman said authorities have not yet indentified 28 sets of remains and 25 people are reported missing.

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Turkish authorities to release Brunson, place him under house arrest

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by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/25/18, 09:43 am

TURKEY: Turkish news outlets report that authorities have released American pastor Andrew Brunson from jail and placed him under house arrest. No confirmation as yet from U.S. officials or any other signs that the transfer has occurred. The judges ruled for him to remain in pretrial detention pending his next court appearance on Oct.

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Hundreds trapped by deadly fires in Greece

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/24/18, 12:40 pm

At least 74 people have died in wildfires that raged through seaside resorts near Athens, Greece. The blazes that broke out Monday were the deadliest in decades to hit the country, which endures fires every year. This round trapped thousands of people on beaches, roads, and in homes. Coast guard boats patrolled the shores near areas hit by fires Tuesday after more than 700 people trapped by quick-moving blazes needed rescuing from beaches or the sea. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras declared three days of national mourning for those killed.

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