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The island of Salamis or Salamina in Greece

Greek City Times 20 Sep 2021
Salamis is the largest Greek island in the Saronic Gulf. Sometimes the island is also called Salamina, after the capital ... The capital of the island is called Salamina and lies on the west side of the island. The main port of Salamis is situated on the east side of the island and is called Paloukia ... Sights of the island of Salamis or Salamina in Greece.

Yeni Şafak claims U.S. wants military bases on Greek islands opposite Turkey

Greek City Times 20 Sep 2021
Entitled “Athens Gives Islands to the Pentagon ... “With more than 10 NAVTEX‘s issued since September 2020, these violations have been highlighted and reported in twelve islands, including Lemnos, Lesvos and Samothrace, which are calling for their immediate demilitarization,” the report concluded.

Volcano erupts on Spanish island; lava threatens homes

Dawn 20 Sep 2021
A volcano on Spain’s Atlantic Ocean island of La Palma erupted on Sunday after a weeklong buildup of seismic activity, prompting authorities to speed up evacuations for 1,000 people as lava flows crept towards isolated homes on the mountain. The Canary Islands Volcanology Institute reported the eruption on Cumbre Vieja, which last erupted in 1971.

The Canaries are safe and the volcano is a great show, says minister

Metro USA 20 Sep 2021
“The island is open,” Maroto told Canal Sur radio, calling the eruption “a wonderful show” ... About 360 tourists were evacuated from a resort in La Palma following the eruption and taken to the nearby island of Tenerife by boat on Monday, a spokesperson for ferry operator Fred Olsen said.

Pulau Bidong remains top destination for history, nature enthusiasts

Malaysian National News Agency 20 Sep 2021
Although not as popular as other resort islands in Terengganu, Pulau Bidong, once called ‘a second life’ island by Vietnam war refugees has remained to be the top choice especially for history and nature lovers ... “The cleanliness aspect will also be given priority because we do not want the island to be carpeted with garbage.

Emergency Crews Mobilized After Volcano Erupts on Spanish Island

The Daily Telegraph Australia 20 Sep 2021
Multiple government agencies responded, including the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (Involcan), the local council, civil protection units, firefighters and police ... The Spanish government also called up support from the Military Emergency Unit (UME) on the neighboring islands of Tenerife and Gran Canaria.

Coast Guard, Beach Haven Fire Department rescue 6 after boat crash

Atlantic City 20 Sep 2021
... to navigation in the vicinity of Ham Island in the bay early Sunday, according to a news release. The Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay Command Center received a call at 12.18 a.m., stating a person overheard a large crash and several calls for help in the vicinity of Ham Island.

Taiwan threatens to take China to WTO in new spat over fruit

Asahi News 20 Sep 2021
TAIPEI/BEIJING--Taiwan threatened to take China to the World Trade Organization on Sunday after Beijing said it would suspend sugar apple and wax apple imports from the island on pest concerns, in the latest spat between the two over fruit ... The island is also known for its mangoes.

Inquiry needed into Australia’s silence on West Papuan massacre, human rights groups say

The Observer 20 Sep 2021
A newly released unredacted intelligence report, shared with the Guardian, shows the Australian government had compelling evidence that the Indonesian military fired live rounds indiscriminately into a group of unarmed West Papuan demonstrators on the island of Biak on 6 July 1998.

Hundreds more prisoners released from Rikers under new NY Governor

Hot Air 20 Sep 2021
Not long after being sworn in, she ordered the release of a large batch of prisoners at Rikers Island ... Kathy Hochul acted to immediately free several hundred parolees from Rikers Island and made arrangements to move several hundred more from the notorious jail complex to state lockups to ease the unsafe conditions at the troubled facility.

Political Scene: Window opens on how McKee, challengers spend their days

The Providence Journal 20 Sep 2021
The daily schedules his staff distributed to the Rhode Island press corps during his first six months in office listed "public" events only, such as ... The other was a Labor Day thank you to frontline workers, teachers, medical professionals, public employees "and everyone who has kept Rhode Islanders safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.".

Madhya Pradesh: Stuck on muddy road, woman dies at childbirth in Chhatarpur

The Times of India 20 Sep 2021
BHOPAL. A woman in labour died in a village in MP’s Chhatarpur district on Saturday because bad roads prevented her from reaching a hospital in time ... Gomti Rai, 38, lived on this inaccessible ‘island’. She went into labour around 4pm on Saturday. Villagers called 108 but the ambulance driver said he couldn’t reach her home because of the mud ... .

Can we live with COVID-19? Singapore tries to blaze a path

Al Jazeera 20 Sep 2021
The government has called the increase a “rite of passage” as the island nation adapts and adjusts its hoped-for model of living with – as opposed to eradicating – the virus and its variants ... Wallace Woon/EPA] ... “We were visited regularly at our home either in person or by video call, and we received texts and calls daily,” Chan told Al Jazeera ... .

Opinion/Conley: RI's noble reasons for resisting the Constitution

The Providence Journal 19 Sep 2021
In defiance of the convention directive, Rhode Island held its own referendum in March 1788.  With the Constitution’s supporters, called Federalists, boycotting the balloting, the proposed basic law was rejected by a vote of 2,714 to 238 — a margin of 11 to 1.

Volcano eruption on Spanish island of La Palma forces evacuations

Finger Lakes Times 19 Sep 2021
The fire brigade was fighting forest fires caused by the eruption, while a large ash cloud could be seen over the island, home to the Cumbre Vieja volcanic ridge ... Authorities on the small island with approximately 83,000 residents called on people to remain calm as the eruption is not particularly explosive so far.