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  • Message of condolence from the Archbishop of Australia for the death of Mikis Theodorakis

    With his melodies, he touched the souls of all the Greeks and people around the world. With his struggles for democratic and patriotic ideals, he inspired and became a timeless example for the young of many generations. With courage and altruism, he defended his “great utopia of life” – the unity of the Greek nation.…

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  • Facebook Users Said No to Tracking. Now Advertisers are Panicking

    When users get asked on iPhone devices if they’d like to be tracked, the vast majority say no. That’s worrying Facebook Inc.’s advertisers, who are losing access to some of their most valuable targeting data and have already seen a decrease in effectiveness of their ads. The new prompt from Apple Inc., which arrived in an…

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  • Victoria closes NSW border over coronavirus fears

    Victorians were given just hours to return from NSW and the ACT as the border effectively shut over fears COVID-19 could leak out of Sydney. The entirety of NSW and the ACT became red zones under Victoria’s travel permit system from 11.59pm on Sunday, as the southern state’s school holidays ended. Victoria’s acting chief health…

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  • Assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse sparks international outcry

    Haitian President Jovenel Moise has been shot dead by gunmen with heavy-calibre weapons in his private residence overnight, sparking an international outcry amid fears of a descent into chaos in the impoverished country. The assassination, which drew condemnation from the US and neighbouring Latin American countries, followed a spate of gang violence in Port-au-Prince in…

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  • Death toll in Florida building collapse rises to 12 with 149 missing

    SURFSIDE, Fla., June 29 (Reuters) – Another body was recovered on Tuesday from the ruins of a Florida condominium tower, the mayor said, raising the death toll in the collapse to at least 12 with 149 people still listed as missing. The latest casualty of the disaster, which could ultimately rank as the worst accidental…

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  • Search for survivors continues as Florida building collapse death toll grows to nine

    As the death toll rose to nine with more than 150 people still missing, rescue teams on Sunday kept picking through the rubble of the Florida apartment building that collapsed three days ago, as questions swirled about the tower’s structural integrity. Officials in Surfside, the shore town near Miami where the building stood along the oceanfront,…

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  • McAfee found dead in cell after Spanish court allows extradition

    Antivirus software pioneer John McAfee was found dead in his prison cell near Barcelona on Wednesday, according to press reports, hours after Spain’s High Court ruled he could be extradited to the United States, where he faced tax evasion charges that carried a sentence of up to 30 years. McAfee apparently hanged himself, his lawyer…

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  • Greece: Priest arrested after acid attack on bishops

    Police have arrested a priest after he threw acid on seven bishops who had gathered for disciplinary hearing against him at an Athens monastery. A policeman who ran to help the bishops, as well as two lawyers, were also injured in the attack, which took place at Petraki Monastry, the headquarters of the Orthodox Church…

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  • Caroline Crouch’s husband led to jail after testimony

    The 33-year-old man who police said he has confessed to killing his young British wife and mother of an infant, Caroline Crouch, was led to detention pending trial on Tuesday, with the agreement of a prosecutor and a court official. On his way to jail, he told journalists at the courthouse, “A big apology.” Babis…

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  • Foreign ministry blasts Cavusoglu’s ‘Turkish minority’ statements

    Greece’s foreign ministry reacted strongly Sunday to repeated statements by Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu referring to a “Turkish minority” during his Sunday visit to Thrace by accusing him of repeatedly distorting reality. Cavusoglu, who has arrived in Athens, visited earlier Sunday, among others, a minority school, the tomb of Sadik Ahmet, once a member…

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