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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 03-08-16
From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>
 Weather forecastA fine and hot day is forecast, with local cloudy patches on the mainland later in the afternoon.
Temperatures in Athens will range from 24 to 38 degrees centigrade, and in Thessaloniki from 22 to 35 degrees.
(16/8/2003 9:15:00 μμ)
 Earthquake damage assessed on Lefkada islandAssessment of the damage in Lefkada, following Thursday's 6.4-Richter earthquake is continuing at a fast pace, and on Monday, financial aid will be distributed to those whose homes were damaged or destroyed. Initially, 600 euros will be paid to those left homeless by the quake and another 6,000 euros when household damages are evaluated. At the same time, loans will be made available on favourable terms for repairs and rebuilding of houses.
(16/8/2003 9:16:00 μμ)
 Athens centre closed to traffic for cycling raceThe centre of Athens will be closed for part of today and most of tomorrow for cars, taxis, buses and trolleys, due to trials for an international cycling championship. From 4 to 7pm today, traffic was halted, and parking in certain streets will not be allowed from 3pm today to 9pm tomorrow. Circulation of vehicles will not be permitted tomorrow from 8am to 9pm.
For changes in urban bus schedules, the public can call 185
(16/8/2003 9:20:00 μμ)
 12 illegal immigrants arrested off Chios coastThe Greek Coastguard today arrested 12 illegal immigrants ' 11 Afghans and one Palestinian, who had set out from the coast of Turkey in inflatable boats and were heading for the island of Chios. The 12 are being interrogated by the island's port authorities.
(16/8/2003 9:20:00 μμ)
 North America back to normal after massive blackoutLife returned to normal today for millions caught in the worst blackout in North American history, but isolated outages continued in communities from Michigan to Connecticut and Ontario, Canada. Meanwhile, a task force searched for a cause, while public officials tried to assess the financial cost
(16/8/2003 9:22:00 μμ)
 Iraqi royal says US troops should let Iraqis run their affairsUS troops should step back and let Iraqis run their own affairs, or risk being equated in Arab minds with the Israeli forces in Palestinian territory, leading member of Iraq's former royal house said today. However, Sharif Ali bin Hussein stressed that the Americans should remain for now to provide stability
(16/8/2003 9:25:00 μμ)
 Palestinians invite Syria and Lebanon to join peace effortsThe Palestinian Authority told Syria today it wanted to cooperate with Damascus and Beirut on Arab-Israeli peace efforts, about a decade after the Palestinians went solo in their talks with the Jewish state
(16/8/2003 9:27:00 μμ)
 South Koreans hold anti-US rallyAbout 1,500 South Korean activists formed a human chain near the main US military base in Seoul today, demanding that the United States stay out of inter-Korean matters, ahead of talks on North Korea's nuclear program on August 27-29. The rally was the latest in a series of demonstrations against the 37,000-strong US troop presence in the South
(16/8/2003 9:29:00 μμ)