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Greek fires threaten monastery

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Firefighters in Greece are still battling fierce wildfires whipped up by strong winds.

In Nea Makri, south of Marathon, local authorities said a blaze stretching for four kilometres was tearing down a hillside towards some houses.

A dozen nuns were evacuated from the nearby Monastery of Saint Ephrem.

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