Greek divers recover body offshore from wildfire devastation

The official death toll from the blaze 18 miles east of Athens remains at 91.

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Greek PM visits area damaged by deadly forest fires

Dozens of people were killed by wildfires whipped by gale force winds last week.

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Fundraising webpage for Greece victim Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp set up

A fundraising webpage for the Irishman who died in Greek wildfires less than a week after getting married has attracted thousands of euro in donations within hours of being launched.

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Charity warns of fake fundraising page for Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp

A charity has warned people to be aware of a fraudulent page which claimed to be raising money in memory of Brian O'Callaghan-Westropp who died in the Greek wildfires.

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Forensics experts work to identify the dead after Greek fire

The death toll stands at 83 following the devastating wildfires that struck north-east of Athens.

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Fire victim Brian was family’s second son to die

The mother of Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp, the Irishman who died in a wildfire in Greece, has lost both her sons in the last 20 years.

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Greek authorities believe wildfire that killed at least 83 people was started deliberately

A minister said there were ‘serious indications’ the blaze had been started deliberately.

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Rescue crews search for more victims following Greece wildfires

A fire broke out north east of Athens in the area of Rafina.

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Brian O'Callaghan-Westropp's mother travelling to Greece as efforts being made to repatriate his body

Efforts are being made to repatriate the body of the Irishman who died in the Greece fires.

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Frantic relatives search for missing family members following Greece wildfires

Hundreds fled to nearby beaches, with many swimming out to sea to escape the ferocious flames and choking smoke that killed 81 people.

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Fishermen joined rescue mission as people fleeing Greek fires headed into sea

Tawefik Halil and other fishermen joined the recovery effort.

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Latest: Newly wed Brian O'Callaghan-Westropp confirmed dead in Greece wildfire

Irishman Brian O'Callaghan-Westropp has been confirmed dead after he was reported missing following wildfires in Greece.

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Rescue crews search for missing after scores killed in Greek wildfires

The death toll rose to 79 as crews searched more areas affected by the fires.

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Government helping Irish people caught up in Greek wildfires as death toll rises to 74

Government officials are providing help to a number of Irish people caught up in wildfires sweeping through Greek towns which have killed more than 70 people.

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With a massive wildfire now contained after raging for two days near Athens, the Greek government was facing a different kind of firestorm today as media lambasted its response.

Greece wildfires nearly out as pressure increases on government

With a massive wildfire now contained after raging for two days near Athens, the Greek government was facing a different kind of firestorm today as media lambasted its response.

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Desperate Greeks struggle as fires continue to spread

Exhausted Greek firefighters battled around the clock for the fourth day to try and contain massive blazes north of Athens today.

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Greece residents flee wildfires

Dozens of wildfires broke out across Greece, torching olive groves, cutting off villages and sending residents fleeing as one of the largest blazes swept perilously close to the capital's northern suburbs.

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Barroso promises EU aid for Greek fire victims

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso toured fire damaged areas in southern Greece by helicopter today, and promised aid to relieve areas where 64 people died and an estimated 190,000 hectares (469,000 acres) of forest and farmland were destroyed.

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All major Greek fires not under control

All major blazes in Greece were under control today, and firefighters were working to extinguish smaller fires in the southern part of the country.

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Greek PM promises to rebuild after fires

Firefighters battled the country’s last major blaze in southern Greece today, after managing to bring under control hundreds of others that for one week ravaged large parts of the country and killed at least 64 people.

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Fires contained as Greek officials focus on relief effort

Greece’s fire department said all major blazes were “generally receding,” but authorities remained on high alert for possible rekindling of the massive fires that have killed at least 64 people before a new heat wave forecast for the weekend.

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Greek president: 'Fires are a national catastrophe'

Greece’s president today described the fires ravaging his country’s forests as a national catastrophe, as thousands of firefighters – hundreds of them brought in from other countries – fought to control blazes that have burned nearly 500,000 acres.

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Strong earthquake strikes fire-ravaged Greece

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 struck fire-ravaged southern Greece today, the Athens Geodynamic Institute said.

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Foreign firefighters battle Greek blazes

Foreign firefighters and aircraft joined the battle today against blazes in southern Greece that have killed 64 people.

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Helicopter rescue for trapped Greek villagers

Firefighters scrambled a helicopter to rescue people trapped by flames in a southern Greek village today, while dozens of fires burned out of control after killing 63 people.

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Fire breaks out near Athens as death toll hits 61

A fire broke out on the fringes of Athens today, burning down a slope of Mount Ymittos and bearing down on a suburb of the Greek capital as wildfires which have killed at least 61 people ravaged vast areas of the country.

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Prosectuor orders terror probe over forest arson attacks

A top prosecutor ordered an investigation today into whether this summer’s arson attacks in Greek forests could be considered terrorism, the Public Order Ministry said.

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Battle to save Athens Olympic site from fire

Firefighters backed by aircraft prevented the birthplace of the ancient Olympics from being consumed by flames as Greece’s worst wildfires in memory blazed across the country and the death toll climbed to 60.

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Death toll rises in Greek forest fires

Fires tore through parched forests and swallowed villages across Greece, bearing down on communities near Ancient Olympia in the south today. At least 49 people were dead.

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At least 44 dead in Greek forest fires

Forest fires that have claimed at least 44 lives raged uncontrolled across vast areas of southern Greece today, fire chiefs in the country said.

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Fire threatens Athens as death toll rises

Forest fires that have claimed at least 40 lives raged uncontrolled across vast areas of southern Greece today as a new blaze threatened buildings on the fringes of Athens.

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Greek fire death toll rises to 37

The death toll from forest fires that have raged uncontrolled across vast swathes of southern Greece rose to 37 people, the fire department said today.

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Greek resort blaze 'under control'

A forest fire at a Greek holiday resort which led to the evacuation of hundreds of tourists is being brought under control.

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Tourists evacuated as fire tears through Greek resorts

Hundreds of tourists and residents have been evacuated as a forest fire swept through resorts in northern Greece, destroying homes and cars.

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