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Texas Senate honors Austin man killed in Greece

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Texas Senate honors Austin man killed in Greece

- “Bakari was one of our own,” said Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, noting that Henderson had been a messenger in the Senate and an intern for House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio. Watson also praised Henderson, 22, for a strong work ethic and introduced senators to Henderson’s parents, brother and sister — as well as other relatives and friends — who were in the Senate gallery
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2 aftershocks hit damaged Greek island of Kos

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2 aftershocks hit damaged Greek island of Kos

- KOS, Greece (AP) — Two strong aftershocks have struck the eastern Greek island of Kos within minutes of each other, sending startled residents and tourists scurrying away from homes and restaurants. A 4.4 magnitude tremor struck Saturday night at 8:09 p.m. (1709 GMT), followed by a 4.6 magnitude shock 16 minutes later, the Athens Geodynamics Institute reports. The first one was closest to the island, 20 kilometers (12
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Residents, tourists in Greece sleep outdoors after quake

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Residents, tourists in Greece sleep outdoors after quake

- KOS, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of people on the eastern Greek island of Kos have spent the night sleeping outdoors after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others across the Aegean Sea region in Greece and Turkey. Residents and tourists were too afraid to return to their homes and hotels, camping out instead in parks and olive groves, or slumbering in their cars or on lounge chairs
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Residents, tourists in Greece sleep outdoors after quake

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Residents, tourists in Greece sleep outdoors after quake

- KOS, Greece — Hundreds of people on the eastern Greek island of Kos have spent the night sleeping outdoors after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others across the Aegean Sea region in Greece and Turkey. Residents and tourists were too afraid to return to their homes and hotels, camping out instead in parks and olive groves, or slumbering in their cars or on lounge chairs
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Residents, tourists in Greece sleep outdoors after quake

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Residents, tourists in Greece sleep outdoors after quake

- KOS, Greece — Hundreds of people on the eastern Greek island of Kos have spent the night sleeping outdoors after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others across the Aegean Sea region in Greece and Turkey. Residents and tourists were too afraid to return to their homes and hotels, camping out instead in parks and olive groves, or slumbering in their cars or on lounge chairs
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Greek holiday isle of Kos battles to recover from deadly quake

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Greek holiday isle of Kos battles to recover from deadly quake

- ATHENS (AFP) - The Greek holiday island of Kos on Saturday (July 22) was struggling to recover from a quake that killed two people and injured hundreds, with tourists facing flight delays and the damaged main harbour closed for a second day. The 6.7-magnitude tremor also left hundreds more injured in the Turkish resort of Bodrum, just about 20km across the sea from Kos
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Residents, tourists in Greece sleep outdoors after quake

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Residents, tourists in Greece sleep outdoors after quake

- KOS, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of people on the eastern Greek island of Kos have spent the night sleeping outdoors after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others across the Aegean Sea region in Greece and Turkey. Residents and tourists were too afraid to return to their homes and hotels, camping out instead in parks and olive groves, or slumbering in their cars or on lounge chairs
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Residents, tourists in Greece sleep outdoors after quake

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Residents, tourists in Greece sleep outdoors after quake

- KOS, Greece (AP) — Hundreds of people on the eastern Greek island of Kos have spent the night sleeping outdoors after a powerful earthquake killed two tourists and injured nearly 500 others across the Aegean Sea region in Greece and Turkey. Residents and tourists were too afraid to return to their homes and hotels, camping out instead in parks and olive groves, or slumbering in their cars or on lounge chairs
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Holiday rep caught up in deadly earthquake which hit Greece and Turkey tells of terror

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Holiday rep caught up in deadly earthquake which hit Greece and Turkey tells of terror

- A holiday rep has described the terrifying moment she was woken up by a deadly earthquake which struck the Greek island Kos and Turkey. Hannah Wilson, from Sale , was among thousands who fled hotels in the Greek resort of Kos in the early hours of Friday morning as authorities evacuated the coast amid fears of a tsunami. The quake, said to have been up to a magnitude of 6
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Earthquake off Greek and Turkish coasts kills two tourists

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Earthquake off Greek and Turkish coasts kills two tourists

- KOS, Greece – A 6.7 magnitude earthquake rocked the Greek Island of Kos in the early hours of Friday, killing at least two people and injuring scores more, officials say. Mayor George Kyritsis told CNN Greece that at least two people — a Swedish and a Turkish national — have died. The quake’s epicenter was just 16.2 kilometers (10.1 miles) east-northeast of Kos, in the sea between Greece and Turkey, the US Geological Survey said
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If you’re heading to Greece or Turkey, can you cancel your holiday and get your money back?

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If you’re heading to Greece or Turkey, can you cancel your holiday and get your money back?

- THOUSANDS of British holidaymakers in Turkey and Greece have been caught up in an earthquake, which triggered a tsunami, early this morning. The disaster has killed two people and injured more than 120 others, as buildings collapsed on the Greek island of Kos. The 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck about 10 miles east of Kos but it was also felt on the island or Rhodes and Turkey, where the city of Bodrum was worst hit
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Earthquake kills 2 on Greek island, sends tourists panicking

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Earthquake kills 2 on Greek island, sends tourists panicking

- A powerful earthquake sent a building crashing down on tourists at a bar on the Greek holiday island of Kos early Friday, killing two and striking panic that reached the shores of nearby Turkey. Some 200 people were injured in the tumult. Rescue authorities said that two men — a Turk and a Swede — died in the collapse at the White Corner Club when the 6
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Earthquake kills 2 on Greek island, sends tourists panicking

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Earthquake kills 2 on Greek island, sends tourists panicking

- KOS, Greece (AP) — A powerful earthquake sent a building crashing down on tourists at a bar on the Greek holiday island of Kos early Friday, killing two and striking panic that reached the shores of nearby Turkey. Some 200 people were injured in the tumult. Rescue authorities said that two men — a Turk and a Swede — died in the collapse at the White Corner Club when the 6
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Earthquake kills 2 on Greek island, sends tourists panicking

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Earthquake kills 2 on Greek island, sends tourists panicking

- KOS, Greece A powerful earthquake sent a building crashing down on tourists at a bar on the Greek holiday island of Kos early Friday, killing two and striking panic that reached the shores of nearby Turkey. Some 200 people were injured in the tumult. Rescue authorities said that two men — a Turk and a Swede — died in the collapse at the White Corner Club when the 6
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The Latest: Kos quake victims airlifted to nearby hospitals

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The Latest: Kos quake victims airlifted to nearby hospitals

- KOS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on an earthquake that struck Turkey's Aegean coast and nearby Greek islands (all times local): Greek health officials say 13 people have been airlifted to hospitals in Athens and on the islands of Rhodes and Crete following Friday's pre-dawn earthquake that killed two people on Kos. A spokesman for a state hospital in the Cretan city of Iraklio said they had received four patients, including two people in critical condition, one with a head injury and one who had to have a leg amputated due to injury
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Earthquake kills 2 on Greek island, sends tourists panicking

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Earthquake kills 2 on Greek island, sends tourists panicking

- A powerful earthquake sent a building crashing down on tourists at a bar on the Greek holiday island of Kos early Friday, killing two and striking panic that reached the shores of nearby Turkey. Some 200 people were injured in the tumult. Rescue authorities said that two men — a Turk and a Swede — died in the collapse at the White Corner Club when the 6
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  • Texas Senate honors Austin man killed in Greece
    Texas Senate honors Austin man killed in Greece

    , mystatesman.com

    “Bakari was one of our own,” said Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, noting that Henderson had been a messenger in the Senate and an intern for House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio. Watson also praised Henderson, 22, for a strong work ethic and introduced senators to Henderson’s parents, brother and sister — as well as other relatives and friends — who were in the Senate gallery
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  • Texas Senate honors Austin man killed in Greece
    Texas Senate honors Austin man killed in Greece

    , mystatesman.com

    “Bakari was one of our own,” said Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, noting that Henderson had been a messenger in the Senate and an intern for House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio. Watson also praised Henderson, 22, for a strong work ethic and introduced senators to Henderson’s parents, brother and sister — as well as other relatives and friends — who were in the Senate gallery
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  • Takes a village: ‘Greek Freak’ got many assists growing up
    Takes a village: ‘Greek Freak’ got many assists growing up

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    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — He was just a scrawny, hungry kid, the son of migrants from Nigeria, trying to survive in Sepolia, a modest Athens neighborhood. The club coach who spotted 13-year-old Giannis Antetokounmpo and his brother kicking a soccer ball around a neighborhood field says the NBA All-Star grew up in constant fear of the police, and of being deported. At that time, Antetokounmpo had only dabbled in basketball
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  • Greece set to leave EU deficit blacklist
    Greece set to leave EU deficit blacklist

    , channelnewsasia.com

    BRUSSELS: The EU recommended on Wednesday (Jul 12) that three times bailed-out Greece has made enough progress in balancing its budget to be removed from special oversight of government spending. The move is a further boost for Athens days after it secured a fresh tranche of cash from its latest bailout to meet crucial debt payments and avoid a fresh crisis
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  • The treacherous journey of a child refugee: Kids fleeing war-torn Middle East gassed and shot at by cops
    The treacherous journey of a child refugee: Kids fleeing war-torn Middle East gassed and shot at by cops

    , mirror.co.uk

    This is the moment police turn their guns on children fleeing war in the Middle East and fighting to get to Western Europe against the odds. The footage shows terrified children having tear gas fired at them and shots can be heard whistling through the air. The dramatic scenes were captured at the makeshift Idomeni camp on Greece's northern border with Macedonia where a full scale riot erupted as refugees tried to storm the border with a train carriage and the Greek military were sent in with tear gas
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  • Austin man beaten to death in bar brawl in Greece was abroad to launch fashion line, family says
    Austin man beaten to death in bar brawl in Greece was abroad to launch fashion line, family says

    , mystatesman.com

    A 22-year-old man from Austin died early Friday after being beaten by a crowd while on vacation on the Greek island of Zakynthos, relatives told the American-Statesman. Greek news outlet Kathimerini.gr said Bakari Henderson was beaten by as many as ten people outside of a nightclub. Henderson’s family confirmed Friday he was the person killed in the incident. Bakari Jaward Henderson was in Greece working on a photo shoot to launch his new fashion line when he was beaten to death by as many as 10 people early Friday, Henderson’s family said in a statement
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  • Greek artist Jannis Kounellis dies in Rome at 80 - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU
    Greek artist Jannis Kounellis dies in Rome at 80 - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

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    MILAN (AP) - Greek artist Jannis Kounellis, a major exponent of the Italian art movement Arte Povera who made Italy his adopted home, has died in Rome at the age of 80. The Villa Mafalda hospital in Rome confirmed his death late Thursday, but declined to provide further details. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Twitter that Kounellis' death was "another great loss for our culture" and "leaves us
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  • Sozzled passengers booted off flight to Greek holiday island after getting hammered before boarding plane
    Sozzled passengers booted off flight to Greek holiday island after getting hammered before boarding plane

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    Sozzled passengers were removed from a flight to Crete from Birmingham Airport after they were deemed too drunk to fly. Sunseekers travelling to the Greek holiday island were delayed on Tuesday as two people were kicked off Monarch's ZB914 flight before take-off, the Birmingham Mail reports. One witness said: "very drunk woman thrown off the plane” and added one of those ejected “agreed to get off in the end” as her luggage was removed
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  • Greek police arrest ninth suspect over killing of US tourist
    Greek police arrest ninth suspect over killing of US tourist

    , channelnewsasia.com

    ATHENS: Greek police arrested a 33-year old Serb on Tuesday over the murder of a young American tourist on the Greek island of Zakynthos last week, bringing the number of people detained in the case to nine. The 22-year old tourist was beaten to death early on Friday outside a bar at Zakynthos' resort of Laganas, known for its rowdy nightlife
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  • Austin man beaten to death in bar brawl in Greece was abroad to launch fashion line, family says
    Austin man beaten to death in bar brawl in Greece was abroad to launch fashion line, family says

    , mystatesman.com

    A 22-year-old man from Austin died early Friday after being beaten by a crowd while on vacation on the Greek island of Zakynthos, relatives told the American-Statesman. Greek news outlet Kathimerini.gr said Bakari Henderson was beaten by as many as ten people outside of a nightclub. Henderson’s family confirmed Friday he was the person killed in the incident. Bakari Jaward Henderson was in Greece working on a photo shoot to launch his new fashion line when he was beaten to death by as many as 10 people early Friday, Henderson’s family said in a statement
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