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VIDEO: Lifejacket 'mountains' on Greek island

Friday, October 30th 2015, 12:12

Tens of thousands of lifejackets abandoned on the Greek island of Lesbos by migrants have been described as an "ecological timebomb".
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Twenty-two migrants drown near Greece

Friday, October 30th 2015, 11:38
related places: Kalymnos

At least 22 migrants - many of them children - drown in a new boat tragedy off Greece, whose PM scorns EU leaders' handling of the crisis.
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Ten dead in Greece boat sinkings

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 17:08

Ten people, including children, die in four separate boat sinkings off Greece, with reports that many more may still be missing.
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VIDEO: The constant flow of migrant boats

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 10:21

More than 4,000 migrants and refugees have had to be rescued by the Greek Coast Guard off the shores of Lesbos this month alone.
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VIDEO: Migrants left to 'fend for themselves'

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 6:29
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A large boat used by traffickers to smuggle migrants into Greece from Turkey has been seized by the authorities.
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Migrants grieve and wait on Greek island

Saturday, October 24th 2015, 0:08

Migrants face grief and illness on tiny Greek island
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VIDEO: Cars swept away in Athens flooding

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 11:04
related places: Athens

Flash floods hit western part of Athens, Greece, after heavy rainfall.
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VIDEO: Greek island of Lesbos 'overwhelmed'

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 22:37

Ian Pannell reports on the still-rising number of migrants arriving in Lesbos - and the strain it is taking on both the authorities and refugees.
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Migrant arrivals to Greece top 500,000

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 15:16

The number of migrants who have arrived in Greece this year tops half a million, with 8,000 arriving each day, according to UN figures.
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Migrant stories: The pull of Europe

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 23:41

Five new arrivals in Greece tell their stories
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Northern Ireland 3-1 Greece

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 20:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Northern Ireland qualify for their first major championships since 1986 by beating Greece 3-1 at Windsor Park.
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VIDEO: 'Europe needs solidarity over migrants'

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 5:24
related countries: Austria Austria

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann calls for European solidarity over the migrant crisis on a visit to the Greek island of Lesbos.
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VIDEO: Fresh wave of migrants arrive in Lesbos

Monday, October 5th 2015, 6:20

There has been another big surge of migrants arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos, one of the main routes by which they are reaching Europe.
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VIDEO: Dogs 'victims of Greek debt crisis'

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 6:10

Among the many problems brought on by the Greek debt crisis is a surging population of stray dogs, as Emilia Papadopoulos reports.
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Ancient tomb 'for friend of Alexander'

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 19:03

An archaeologist investigating an ancient Greek tomb from Alexander the Great's era suggests it was a shrine for his closest friend Hephaestion.
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Greek tragedy for education opportunities

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 23:14

Debt crisis has been 'catastrophe' for Greek students
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Arsenal 2-3 Olympiakos

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 21:24

Arsenal are bottom of Group F after a shock Champions League defeat by Greek side Olympiakos at Emirates Stadium.
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Migrants drown off Turkish coast

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 13:09
related countries: Turkey Turkey

More than a dozen migrants trying to reach Greece drown after their boat sinks off the Turkish coast.
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VIDEO: Greek coastguard: Migrant boats 'unsafe'

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 11:44

Greek coastguard on Lesbos, Antonios Sofiadelis, explains why so many migrants are dying on a short crossing that should be simple and safe.
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VIDEO: Migrants' hopes of reaching EU 'dashed'

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 18:04
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Syrian migrants camped out on Turkey's frontier with Greece are being bussed to other locations in the country after the EU strengthened border controls, as Mark Lowen reports.
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AUDIO: Girl migrant 'travelled alone for two weeks'

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 15:10
related countries: Iran Iran

A girl migrant tells the BBC how she travelled alone from Iran to Greece for two weeks, despite being just 12 years old.
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New Greek minister quits in tweets row

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 10:55

A junior minister in the new Greek government resigns in a row over anti-Semitic and homophobic remarks less than 24 hours after being appointed.
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VIDEO: Drone footage shows migrants' arrival

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 7:04

Matthew Price looks at one of the Greek hotspots for migrants entering Europe.
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VIDEO: Lesbos struggles as 4,000 arrive daily

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 20:43

The Greek island of Lesbos is still struggling to keep up with the steady flow of migrants and refugees.
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Greece's Tsipras 'vindicated' by victory

Monday, September 21st 2015, 12:01

Greece's Alexis Tsipras says his left-wing Syriza party has a "clear mandate" after winning a second general election in less than nine months.
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Migrants die in Turkey ferry collision

Monday, September 21st 2015, 1:12
related countries: Turkey Turkey

At least 13 migrants trying to reach Greece drown off the coast of Turkey as their dinghy and a ferry collide, the Turkish coastguard says.
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Polls close in tight Greek election

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 16:50

Greece holds its fifth election in six years, with a tight finish predicted between the left-wing Syriza party and conservative New Democracy.
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VIDEO: Tsipras fighting for political life

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 5:05

Greece is holding its fifth general election in six years, after the Syriza government lost its majority and called snap elections.
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Can Alexis Tsipras rise again?

Saturday, September 19th 2015, 1:40

Bruised Tsipras seeks return to power in Greece
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VIDEO: Has Greece fallen out of love with Syriza?

Friday, September 18th 2015, 23:06
related places: Athens

BBC News asked the people of Athens if they had fallen out of love with Syriza.
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Campaigning ends ahead of Greek vote

Friday, September 18th 2015, 20:31

The main parties competing in Greece's election hold final rallies ahead of Sunday's vote, with polls giving left-wing Syriza a slight advantage.
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Yarmouk pianist's perilous journey to Greece

Friday, September 18th 2015, 2:26
related countries: Syria Syria

Following a famed pianist's journey from Syria to Greece
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Migrant crisis on Greek islands eclipses election

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 23:36

Migrant crisis on Greek islands eclipses general election
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Tsipras snubs 'unnatural' coalition

Monday, September 14th 2015, 21:45

The leader of Greece's left-wing Syriza party Alexis Tsipras rules out forming a coalition with his main conservative rival in a debate.
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Smugglers 'deliberately holed boat'

Monday, September 14th 2015, 21:18
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi migrant tells of seeing children drown off Greek island
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VIDEO: Smugglers 'deliberately holed boat'

Monday, September 14th 2015, 17:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

A man who survived after a boat crowded with refugees and migrants from Iraq and Syria sank near a Greek island, says he believes the smugglers deliberately holed the boat.
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Profile: Vangelis Meimarakis

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 23:28

Surprise election challenger takes Greece back
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VIDEO: One Syrian's tragic bid to reach Europe

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 22:28
related countries: Syria Syria

The family of a young Syrian man, who drowned crossing a river in Greece, have spoken about their perilous journey to reach Europe.
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VIDEO: Caring for isolated refugee children

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 23:01

Sociologist Sissy Levanti describes the challenges faced by the unaccompanied child refugees she cares for in Greece.
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VIDEO: 'An exhausted quiet' on Greek migrant ferry

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 17:31
related countries: Syria Syria

The BBC's Fergal Keane joins migrants, mainly from Syria, making the ferry crossing from the Greek island of Lesbos to the mainland.
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VIDEO: Shouts of joy as migrants reach Lesbos

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 22:07

The Greek government and the UN refugee agency have brought in extra staff and ships to deal with thousands of stranded migrants on the island of Lesbos.
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VIDEO: 'There's no happiness. I miss my son'

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 14:18

The Greek government and the UN refugee agency have brought in extra staff and ships to deal with some 25,000 stranded migrants on the island of Lesbos.
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VIDEO: Old stadium to process Lesbos migrants

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 14:53

The BBC's Jonny Dymond reports from an old football stadium that is being used as a processing centre on the Greek island of Lesbos.
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Greece acts over Lesbos migrant crisis

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 8:46

Greece and the UN bring in extra staff to deal with some 25,000 migrants on Lesbos, amid warnings that the situation there is getting out of control.
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VIDEO: Greek island becomes giant campsite

Monday, September 7th 2015, 12:55
related places: Athens

Thousands of migrants and refugees have gathered in tents on Lesbos, Greece, in the hope of travelling on to Athens and northern and western Europe.
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Greece cancer patients denied treatment

Sunday, September 6th 2015, 12:08

Cancer patients suffer in Greece's failing health system
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