Footage shows rescue personnel airlifting child as people wait next to partially deflated rubber dinghy on Aegean coast
Arm points to existence of at least seven statues from Greek shipwreck, already the source of most extensive and exciting
The U.N. refugee agency is urging Greek authorities to speedily transfer thousands of refugees and migrants living under grim conditions on Greek islands to the mainland where they can receive better care.
The agency acknowledges that about 6,000 asylum seekers have been moved to the mainland since mid-October. But, it notes, that still leaves some 10,000 living…
On This Day
- 395: Upon the death of Theodosius I, the Roman Empire was permanently split into West and East. Some historians consider this event the beginning of the Byzantine Empire.
- 1822: Ali Pasha was beheaded by the Turks on a small island of Lake Pamvotis. The severed head was sent to Sultan Mahmud II in Istanbul.
- 1827: Georgios Karaiskakis defeated the Turkish army at Distomo possibly saving the Greek Revolution from being extinguished in Rumeli.
- Births: Nikos Nioplias, football player and coach (1965).
- Deaths: Theodosius I, Byzantine emperor (395), Ali Pasha (1822), Petrobey Mavromichalis, Maniote leader during the Greek Revolution (1848), Antonis Travlantonis, author (1943).