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ATHENS, Greece - Sections of an ancient Greek theater were discovered on Thursday during construction work in an Athens suburb, archaeologists said. Until now, only two such buildings were known in the ancient city where western theater originated more than 2,500 years ago. Fifteen rows of concentric stone seats have been located so far in the northwestern suburb of Menidi, according to Vivi Vassilopoulou, Greece's general director of antiquities. "Another section appears to lie under a...
GRAMMATIKO, Greece (Reuters) - Rescue workers have found no survivors of the Cypriot airliner which crashed north of Athens on Sunday scattering debris over a wide area and said they did not expect to find any. "We have not found any survivors," a Greek fire department spokesman told Reuters. "Rescue teams are continuing to search, but it's difficult to expect to find survivors."
By Brian Williams ATHENS (Reuters) - A Cypriot airliner carrying 121 people crashed north of Athens on Sunday after losing contact with air traffic control minutes before it went down. A Greek police spokeswoman said there were no immediate reports of survivors. Two Greek F-16 fighter jets were scrambled after the Helios Airways jet, en route from Larnaca in Cyprus to Prague via Athens, lost contact with the control tower at Athens international airport. One of the F-16 pilots...
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