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Wildfire rages on Greek island of Evia, smoke reaches Athens

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ATHENS (Reuters) – A wildfire fanned by strong winds razed tracts of pine forest on the Greek island of Evia on Tuesday, leading to villages being evacuated and to an appeal from the authorities for assistance from its European partners. Flames rise next to a house as a wildfire burns at the village of Kontodespoti, Read More

Wildfire rages on Greek island Evia, smoke reaches Athens

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The Acropolis hill with the Parthenon temple is covered with smoke from a wildfire burning the Island of Evia, in Athens, Greece August 13, 2019.REUTERS/Costas Baltas ATHENS (Reuters) – A large wildfire fanned by strong winds burned tracts of pine forest on the Greek island of Evia, firefighters said on Tuesday, with evacuation ordered of Read More

Greece battles wildfire on Evia island, smoke blankets Athens

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Smoke rises inside a burned house during a wildfire on Mount Hymettus, near Athens, Greece, August 12, 2019. REUTERS/Costas Baltas ATHENS (Reuters) – A large wildfire fanned by strong winds destroyed tracts of forest on the Greek island of Evia, firefighters said on Tuesday, as authorities prepared to evacuate two villages potentially in the path Read More

Firefighters tackle blaze on Mount Hymettos near Athens

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ATHENS (Reuters) – A large fire fanned by strong winds that spread quickly over the slopes of Mount Hymettos near Athens was subsiding by early Monday, authorities said. Some 141 firefighters aided by five firefighting aircraft and five helicopters fought the blaze that started after midnight in the city’s eastern suburb of Paiania, the fire Read More

‘We are overwhelmed’: Firefighters battle huge blaze on holiday island

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About 1,000 people have been forced to flee a huge mountain fire on the holiday island of Gran Canaria. Troops have been drafted in to help 200 firefighters battle the blaze, which currently spans nearly 2,500 acres, about 20 miles from the capital Las Palmas. Helicopters and planes are being used to drop water on Read More

Hundreds evacuated as wildfire rages on holiday island

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Hundreds of people have been forced to flee a huge mountain fire on the holiday island of Gran Canaria. Troops have been drafted in to help firefighters battle the blaze, which currently covers some 900 hectares in Artenara, about 20 miles from the capital Las Palmas. Helicopters are being used to drop water in a Read More

Indian Su-30 crashes into field & burns, both pilots survive

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An Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jet has crashed during a routine training mission, the IAF said, noting that both pilots ejected before the plane hit the ground and burst into flames. The incident happened shortly after takeoff from Tezpur air-base at 8:00 pm local time Thursday. Both pilots survived the crash and were Read More

New York retail icon Barneys files for bankruptcy

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NEW YORK/PARIS (Reuters) – Barneys New York Inc filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday and put itself up for sale, pushed to the brink by falling revenue and soaring rent at its stores that caused many vendors to effectively stop shipping merchandise to the luxury department store chain. Barneys, which plans to slim down to Read More

Not so green after all: Five ‘eco-friendly’ products that actually harm the environment

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The green brigade of climate activists and canny corporations are constantly pushing products and ideas that are seen as kinder to our planet. However many of these are far less eco-friendly than we’re being led to believe. The latest example came just this week when a study published in Environmental Research Letters found that the Read More

Army & navy called in to save 700 people stranded on flooded train in India (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

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Hundreds of passengers in India spent over 15 hours without food or drinking water after their train got stuck in a giant lake created by torrential rain. Army and navy units were deployed to the scene. The long-distance Mahalaxmi Express left Mumbai for Kolhapur in India’s western coastal Maharashtra state on Friday night, but managed Read More