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January 2009 Week 2

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ATHENS - Greeks and residents in the country often have to jostle with tourists to find space on public beaches being taken by businesses in violation of the Constitution but if you know where to look some unspoiled spots can be found.

KOS - A one-year-old girl on the island of Kos died from choking on food, a forensic examination determined, and there weren’t any signs of sexual abuse which was originally thought involved.

BARCELONA, Spain  — Casper Ruud took his revenge against Stefanos Tsitsipas by winning the Barcelona Open final in straight sets on Sunday for his biggest career title, a week after losing to the Greek in the Monte Carlo Masters final.

DENVER  — Unlike their crowd that drowned out the Los Angeles Lakers' pregame introductions, the defending NBA champion Denver Nuggets were a little late to the playoff party Saturday night.

MADRID — With a late strike by Jude Bellingham, Real Madrid took a huge step toward winning the Spanish league.

NICOSIA, Cyprus  — The United Nations' refugee agency said Friday that Cypriot efforts at sea to stop numerous Syrian refugee-laden boats departing Lebanon from reaching the European Union-member island nation mustn’t contravene international human rights laws or put passengers at risk.

JERUSALEM  — Iran's supreme leader on Sunday dismissed any discussion of whether Tehran's unprecedented drone-and-missile attack on Israel hit anything there, a tacit acknowledgment that despite launching a massive assault, few projectiles actually made through to their targets.

DALLAS  — The United Auto Workers' overwhelming election victory at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee is giving the union hope that it can make broader inroads in the South, the least unionized part of the country.

In recent years, the interest in genealogy has skyrocketed as more and more people are utilizing technology to learn as much as possible about their family history.

BOSTON – On Saturday, April 20, at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New York, Father Anthony Vrame was ordained Bishop of Synada, a prominent ancient see.

The Saturday of Lazarus, when Jesus raised his friend Lazarus from the dead foreshadows the Resurrection of Jesus.

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Indians Vote in the First Phase of the World’s Largest Election as Modi Seeks a Third Term

NEW DELHI (AP) — Millions of Indians began voting Friday in a six-week election that's a referendum on Narendra Modi, the populist prime minister who has championed an assertive brand of Hindu nationalist politics and is seeking a rare third term as the country's leader.

More People are Evacuated after the Dramatic Eruption of an Indonesian Volcano

MANADO, Indonesia (AP) — More people living near an erupting volcano on Indonesia's Sulawesi Island were evacuated on Friday due to the dangers of spreading ash, falling rocks, hot volcanic clouds and the possibility of a tsunami.

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