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Easter marked across Turkey

Easter, one of the main holidays in the Christian world, was celebrated yesterday across Turkey and Northern Cyprus.
Daily Sabah: April 21, 2014

Rocket ‘War’ Lights Up Greek Sky

Handmade rockets are fired at two rival churches in an annual event on Chios Island, Greece. The side with the most direct hits of the opposing church is crowned the winner.
NBC News: April 20, 2014

Three seriously injured by firecracker on Santorini

An American tourist is being hospitalized at the intensive care unit of Venizelion Hospital of Heraklio (Crete).
April 20, 2014

Ecumenical Patriarch's message for Easter

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in his message on Sunday for Easter noted that "despite the apparent technological progress of the human society, despite the declarations for human rights and for religious freedom,
April 21, 2014

Miners' descendants to gather for Greek Easter service on 100th anniversary of Ludlow Massacre

Linda Linville climbed down the steep stone steps into the dugout on the southern Colorado prairie Sunday where one branch of her family was wiped out in one day 100 years ago.
The Register-Guard: April 21, 2014

Video: How Greek Easter looked … in 1947

'Easter in Greece (1947)' is one of the 400 or so British Pathé newsreel films relating to Greece uploaded to YouTube on Thursday
Enet: April 19, 2014

Former leper colony of Spinalonga, now a UNESCO-listed site, gets improvements

Sixteen buildings of the former leper colony of Spinalonga, an island off northeastern Crete that has been designated an archaeological site, will be reinforced and cleaned up as part of works to promote the island as a tourist destination.
April 17, 2014

Judges warn GD holdups over lifting of immunity could lead to suspects' release

The magistrates handling the investigation into the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party’s alleged illegal activities warned Parliament Wednesday that some of the suspects in the case could be released from custody before their trials begin.
eKathimerini: April 17, 2014

Greeks, Turks unite in condemning Islamophobic attack

Both Greeks and Turks unified on Tuesday in condemning Sunday's Islamophobic attack in a northern Greek city, where unidentified people placed a pig's head at the entrance of a mosque frequented by ethnic Turks.
April 16, 2014

Pair get life for Pakistani worker's murder

Dionysis Liakopoulos, 26, and Christos Stergiopoulos, 30, found guilty of murdering Shehzad Luqman, 27, in a knife attack in January 2013
Enet: April 16, 2014