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Casein was detected in biscuits sold in JUMBO toys stores

The Greek Food Standards Agency (EFET) informed via the Early Warning System for Food and Feed (RASFF) on the movement of chocolate biscuits, in which the presence of milk ingredient (casein) was detected. This substance, however, was not indicated on the product label. Casein is a component that can cause health problems to people who are allergic or intolerant to ...

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Man released after wrongfully spending 33 years in prison

A man has been released from a Virginia prison after serving more than three decades for crimes authorities now say he didn’t commit. Keith Allen Harward walked out of the Nottoway Correctional Center on Friday after the Virginia Supreme Court agreed that DNA evidence proves he’s innocent of the 1982 killing of Jesse Perron and the rape of his wife ...

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The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Committee unveiled logos

Tokyo 2020 Olympics has unveiled a shortlist of four new logo designs, after the original logo by Japanese designer Kenjiro Sano was abandoned following accusations of plagiarism from the Belgian designer Olivier Debie. “We have implemented a series of format and design checks on all entries, and have received the cooperation of design experts during the design checks,” said a ...

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Refugees clash again with police forces in Idomeni (video)

Refugees who were gathered at the Greece-FYROM border in the Greek town of Idomeni, tried to cross to the other side and clashed with FYROM police. On Sunday morning, a delegation of five refugees approached the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia border and asked for permission to cross so they can continue their journey to central Europe. The FYROM police refused ...

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Philippines troops and Abu Sayyaf militants clash

Clashes between Philippines troops and Abu Sayyaf militants on a southern island killed 23 people Saturday, an army spokesman said Sunday. The number of dead included 18 soldiers and five Muslim rebels linked to the Islamic State group. The assault, which continued for ten hours after the military attacked a stronghold of Abu Sayyaf rebels on the island of Basilan, ...

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More than 100 killed in Kerala after fire broke out

At least 100 people are feared dead after a massive fire swept through a temple in Kerala state of India. The incident took place on Sunday morning in the coastal town of Paravir when a spark from the show ignited a separate pile of fireworks that was being stored at the Puttingal temple complex, officials said. The officials further added ...

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Five migrants drowned after a speedboat taking them to Greece sank

Five migrants – four women and one child – drowned when their boat capsized off the Greek island of Samos close to Turkey’s coast, Greek coast guard officials said on Saturday. Nine other migrants were rescued, the officials said, and coast guard vessels assisted by a helicopter were searching for more survivors. The death toll has exceeded 3,000 so far as ...

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Greece launches new scheme for online applications through its consular services

Greek ministries of the Interior and Foreign Affairs on Friday launched an initiative that will allow Greeks living abroad to apply for official certificates and documents online from the country’s consular services around the world. The new scheme will operate in pilot mode for a week at the Greek Consulate in Dusseldorf, which is home to hundreds of Greeks who ...

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Eurosport will show elite European Athletics events until 2019

  Through a press release, Eurosport has announced the extention of its multiplatform rights for elite-level championships organised by European Athletics. The European-wide agreement, acquired from the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), covers a series of top athletics events over the next four years. Kicking off with the 2016 European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam from July 6-10, the agreement also includes the ...

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