Greece battles wildfires for third day, site of ancient Olympics saved | The World

ABC News (Australia) published this video item, entitled “Greece battles wildfires for third day, site of ancient Olympics saved | The World” – below is their description.

More than 100 wildfires are burning across Greece during its worst heat wave in decades. Sweden and Cyprus have both sent water-bombing planes to help battle the blazes that have destroyed hundreds of homes. Firefighters were called to the west of the country overnight, where a fire front threatened the historic site of the ancient Olympic games. Tyson Whelan reports.

ABC News (Australia) YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

About This Source - ABC News (Australia)

The video item below is from ABC News (Australia). ABC News is a public news service in Australia produced by the News and Current Affairs division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Recent from ABC News (Australia):

  • Tracking Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout: September 25 | ABC News
  • Climate strike sees tens of thousands protest across the globe | ABC News
  • Police crack down on protesters at St Kilda beach | Melbourne protests | ABC News
  • In This Story: Australia

    Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world’s sixth-largest country by total area.

    7 Recent Items: Australia

  • Tahlia McGrath builds her perfect batter | Direct Hit
  • Fears AFL grand final will trigger super spreading event | Coronavirus | 9 News Australia
  • AFL Grand Final showdown kicks off in Perth | 7NEWS
  • Melbourne protesters outnumbered by police at Luna Park | 9 News Australia
  • New predictions that Sydney property market could be heading for a crash | 7NEWS
  • Prescribed burns underway in Adelaide ahead of bushfire season | 7NEWS
  • Missing jet skier found on nature reserve | 9 News Australia
  • In This Story: Cyprus

    Cyprus, officially called the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean.

    The Republic of Cyprus is de facto partitioned into two main parts: the area under the effective control of the Republic, located in the south and west and comprising about 59% of the island’s area, and the north, administered by the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, covering about 36% of the island’s area. Another nearly 4% of the island’s area is covered by a UN buffer zone.

    The Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia, remain under the UK’s control according to the London and Zürich Agreements.

    The Republic of Cyprus has been a member of the Commonwealth since 1961 and joined the European Union on 1 May 2004.

    2 Recent Items: Cyprus

  • #UNGA76 General Debate Live (Greece, Pakistan, Palestine & More) – 24 September 2021
  • 🇨🇾 Cyprus – President Addresses United Nations General Debate, 76th Session (English) | #UNGA
  • In This Story: Greece

    Greece is a country in southeastern Europe with thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Influential in ancient times, it’s often called the cradle of Western civilization. Athens, its capital, retains landmarks including the 5th-century B.C. Acropolis citadel with the Parthenon temple. Greece is also known for its beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos.

    2 Recent Items: Greece

  • 🇬🇷 Greece – Prime Minister Addresses United Nations General Debate, 76th Session (English) | #UNGA
  • New Greek camp: Asylum seekers moved to facility
  • In This Story: Sweden

    Sweden is a Scandinavian nation with thousands of coastal islands and inland lakes, along with vast boreal forests and glaciated mountains. Its principal cities, eastern capital Stockholm and southwestern Gothenburg and Malmö, are all coastal. Stockholm is built on 14 islands. It has more than 50 bridges, as well as the medieval old town, Gamla Stan, royal palaces and museums such as open-air Skansen.

    2 Recent Items: Sweden

  • Greta Thunberg leads youth climate strike in Berlin for 1st time since pandemic
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden – Prime Minister Addresses United Nations General Debate, 76th Session (English) | #UNGA
  • Leave a Comment

    We don't require your email address now, just your name. BUT, if you do add it, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.