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Fire in the Athens Suburb of Voula, No Homes Threatened

ATHENS — A fire that broke out on Sunday afternoon in the coastal Athens suburb of Voula is burning low-growing vegetation and does not pose an immediate risk to houses in the area, according to the fire brigade. The fire started in a location called Panorama.

A force of 20 fire fighters and 10 fire engines have been deployed to put out the flames, assisted by two fire-fighting airplanes and two helicopters. The fire-fighting effort is being made more difficult by strong winds blowing in the area.

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FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

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NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

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Fragile Cease-Fire Between Israel, Gaza Militants Holding

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A fragile cease-fire deal to end nearly three days of fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza held into Monday morning — a sign the latest round of violence may have abated.

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