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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 09-06-24

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  • [01] Political Turmoil Continues in Iran
  • [02] 66 H1N1 Cases in Greece

  • [01] Political Turmoil Continues in Iran


    The political turmoil in Iran keeps going strong, after the 12 June presidential election. Opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi, who has led massive protests over what he says was a rigged election that returned Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to power, claimed that 25 journalists and employees working in pro-Mousavi newspaper Kalemeh Sabz were seized on Monday.

    Authorities in Iran have suspended the operation of the said newspaper, while the state-run media are constantly blasting Mousavi. In the meantime, the Tehran regime has raised obstacles in the work of the foreign correspondents sent in the Asian nation to cover the elections. Greek-British journalist Jason Athanasiades, who works for Washington Times was arrested on Tuesday, while BBC's permanent correspondent in Tehran was kicked off the country.

    And one defeated candidate, former Revolutionary Guards chief Mohsen Rezai, has withdrawn his protest about election irregularities. "(Iran's) political, social and security situation has entered a sensitive and decisive phase, which is more important than the election," Rezai said in a letter on Tuesday to the Guardians Council, the top election body.

    News item: 23988

    [02] 66 H1N1 Cases in Greece

    Eight new H1N1 cases have been confirmed lately in Greece, raising the number of the people infected to 66. All eight patients came to Greece from abroad, including the USA, Australia and Britain. The Health Ministry keeps noting that the situation in under control and that the symptoms developed are mild.

    The new cases are a 46-year-old male of Greek origin who returned from the USA, a 19-year-old woman of Greek origin who returned from Britain, an 18-year-old male of Greek origin who returned from Australia, a 15-year-old US citizen who came from the USA, three members of a Greek family, who returned from the USA and a 12-year-old girl of Greek origin who was close to an infected person in the States.

    Health agencies in Greece have aid that they are on standby to address any cases.

    Patients Died in Argentina and Australia

    Argentina has suffered 17 deaths from the dangerous virus since 15 June, with the confirmed cases standing at 1,294. It is the third country in the world, after Mexico and the USA, in the death toll.

    Thousands of patients developing mild symptoms are packing the hospitals, with authorities postponing the surgeries to find as many beds as possible.

    In Australia, a 50-year-old woman, who suffered from a chronic disease, died, raising the death toll in the country to three.

    News item: 23985

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