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24th Sep 2020

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Syrian swimmer hero in Greek prison

Sara Mardini and her sister, who competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics, in 2015 saved 18 refugees by swimming their raft to a Greek island. Mardini, who has a hero status in Germany for her efforts, has since returned to Greece to help others. Police now accuse the 23-year old of people smuggling and is in jail. "She is in a state of disbelief," her lawyers told the Guardian.

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Legal complaint filed with EU Commission over migration

The European Commission is being legally pressed to investigate alleged infringements by Greece on migration and asylum - following reports of push-backs and the denial of basic rights for people demanding international protection.

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Coronavirus: Will a second wave divide Europe again?

Experts are now warning of the "very serious" surge in Covid-19 cases in Europe - where new weekly cases exceede those reported in March. The worst-hit countries are Spain and France - while Italy is resisting the much-feared second wave.

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