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More than 200 Dead in Indonesia Earthquake

More than 200 people have been killed by an earthquake that hit the island of Java in Indonesia. Many of the victims were children who were trapped under rubble when the school buildings collapsed. The quake, which had a magnitude...

Greek Authorities Present New Contingency Plans for Natural Disasters

The director of Greece's General Secretariat for Civil Protection, Phoebos Theodorou, presented two new comprehensive government plans for addressing floods and wildfires in the country on Monday. The new contingency plans have the code names ''Dardanus'' and ''Iolaus.'' The presentation of the...

Greece Expresses Solidarity with Indonesia After Tsunami

Greece's  Ministry of Foreign Affairs  expressed its condolences and solidarity with the Indonesian people who are suffering from the devastating tsunami which hit the country on Saturday after the eruption of the Anak Krakatau volcano. According to BBC.com, Saturday's tsunami struck...

10 Pictures Show the Catastrophe in Skopelos, the 'Mamma Mia' Island in Greece

    Skopelos Island, the island where "Mamma Mia" was filmed was hit by an unprecedented storm that has caused authorities to declare the island under state of emergency. The continuous heavy rainfall turned the roads parallel to the coast into rushing...

Greek-Canadian Storm Chaser Explains Charms of Danger and Adventure

Greek-Canadian George Kourounis is an adventurer, a TV presenter, a storm chaser and explorer, a photographer and a writer. He has travelled all over the world chasing after extreme weather phenomena, such as tornadoes, floods, giant hails, dust storms,...