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Fire in Egypt Church Kills 41, Injures Dozens

At least 40 people have died and dozens were injured after a fire broke out at a church in the city of Giza, Egypt. 

Athens Leads Global Initiative Against Extreme Heat

Athens will be leading the global initiative against extreme heat in urban environments, known as City Champions For Global Heat Action.

The Japanese Ship that Saved Greeks During the Smyrna Catastrophe

The story of the Japanese ship that saved Armenians and Greeks from genocide after the Smyrna Catastrophe was the theme of a Tokyo lecture.

New UNESCO World Heritage Sites Include Greek Inscriptions in Saudi Arabia

Nine new sites, including Greek inscriptions on a cliff in Saudi Arabia, have now joined the list of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.

Alert Over New Zoonotic Virus Discovered In China

Scientists are on alert over a newly-discovered virus in eastern China, which made at least 35 people sick.

Last Surviving Soldier from Battle of Crete Dies

New Zealand's and perhaps the world's last surviving soldier of Second World War heroic Battle of Crete died at the age of 104. On Sunday, Cyril Henry Brant Robinson, passed away at the retirement community of Whangamata Moana House, New Zealand. Robinson...

Life in Taiwan Under the Threat of China

A Greek-Cypriot expatriate in Taiwan says that life on the island continues as usual despite China's threats to invade. But what are the similarities and differences between life in Taiwan and Greece and Cyprus? By Alex Matsangou News of House Speaker...

The Biggest Basilica Cistern of Constantinople Re-opens

The biggest Byzantine Basilica Cistern in Constantinople opens its doors once again after five years of renovation. For a long time, it was an unknown construction to the Ottoman residents of the city. By Dimosthenis Vasiloudis The Basilica Cistern is one...

Almost 30% of All Tree Species in the Wild are Facing Extinction

Almost 30 percent of tree species in the wild are facing extinction, according to a report published by the Botanic Gardens Conservation International. The group's report, entitled "the State of the World's Trees," concluded that 17,510 out of Earth's 58,497...

Tuskless Female Elephants Evolving in Response to Poaching

In a completely unforeseen but welcome development as conservationists try to stop the poaching of elephants for their ivory tusks, tuskless female elephants are now evolving in a national park in Mozambique. However, this otherwise hopeful story doesn't end there,...

China Fires Ballistic Missiles During Massive Drills Near Taiwan

China has fired ballistic missiles during its military drills in the sea area off Taiwan as tensions increase after the recent visit of the US Congressional delegation led by Nancy Pelosi in Taipei. Reuters reported that China launched several Dongfeng...

Edible Insects: New Frontier For Western Cuisine Has Ancient Roots

With the green light for the production and introduction of the first edible insects into European markets, conflicting opinions were rife.

US Warns of Al Qaeda Retaliation After Zawahiri Killing

The US has warned Americans traveling abroad that they face an increased risk of violence after the US announced the killing of Ayman al Zawahiri, the chief of Al-Qaeda. His killing in a drone strike in Kabul over the weekend...

China Launches Massive Military Drills as Pelosi Visits Taiwan

China has launched a massive air and naval exercise around Taiwan and has branded a landmark visit to Taipei by US Speaker Nancy Pelosi as "extremely dangerous." China accused Pelosi, the most senior US politician in twenty-five years to visit...

The Stunning, Greek-inspired Architecture of the Ancient City of Petra

The stunningly-beautiful ancient city known as Petra in southern Jordan is a world treasure like none other on the globe. The ancient rock city is built into the dramatic pink-colored stone of Jabal Al-Madbah mountain, facing outward to a...