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The blood moon rises behind the Saentis Alpstein, Canton of Appenzell, Switzerland, 27 july 2018. Photograph: Christian Merz/EPA.

A blood-red moon dazzled star gazers across much of the world on Friday when it moved into Earth’s shadow for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Ce(...)

Firefighters and volunteers fighting flames  at the village of Kineta near Athens, Greece. Terrified residents fled to the sea to escape the flames. Photograph: Getty Images

This week’s fires in Greece left death and devastation in their wake. Thousands of people fled their homes, and more than 80 were killed as the flames(...)

A woman wearing a mask walks in front of her burnt house in Neos Voutzas, near Athens, on Thursday following this week’s devastating wildfires. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

The first fire alarm sounded in Kineta, a town an hour west of Athens, the capital, at 12.30pm on Monday. Then, at 4.57pm, authorities received calls (...)

Firefighters try to extinguish flames during a wildfire at the village of Kineta, near Athens, on July 24th, 2018.  Photograph: Valerie Gache/AFP/Getty Images

Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras took political responsibility on Friday for a wildfire that killed at least 87 people and led to opposition acc(...)

Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp and Zoe Holohan were in Mati, about 30km east of Athens, when a devastating fire hit the small resort town.

Classmates of the Irishman who died in Greek wildfires this week have set up a fundraising page in his memory. Students from the MBA course at the Na(...)

A woman stands on the debris inside a fire damaged house in Rafina, Attica, on Thursday. Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/EPA

Greece has a civil protection plan. But the long document was virtually worthless on Monday as a killer fire burnt at least 83 people to death. With(...)

Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp was on his honeymoon with his new wife Zoe Holohan in Mati when a devastating fire hit the town on Monday.

Tributes have been paid to the “selfless” Irishman who was killed in the Greek wildfires less than five days after his wedding, including one from TV3(...)

Burnt-out cars parked outside a football stadium following a wildfire at the village of Rafina, near Athens. Photograph:  Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

Greece said on Thursday it suspected arson was behind a devastating forest fire which killed at least 83 people and turned the small town of Mati east(...)

People stand by the shore as a wildfire burns in Mati, Greece on Monday. Photograph:  Kalogerikos Nikos/via Reuters

They nearly reached the water. As wind-fuelled wildfires that killed at least 76 people in holiday areas outside Athens bore down on their seaside res(...)

 Brian O’Callaghan-Westropp who died in wildfires in Greece, and his wife Zoe Holohan. Photo: Facebook page of Brian O’Callaghan Westropp

An Irish honeymooner who died in the Greek wildfires was a selfless charity volunteer who may have gone to help others after making sure his new wife (...)

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