Greece steps up efts to deal with refugee influx :35:6 Huge number of refugees from the wartorn Middle East continue to arrive in Greece, crossing the dangerous sea channel between Turkey and Greece in inflatable boats. The refugee influx has ced Greece to step up efts to ease pressure on its eastern islands which lack enough infrastructure to cope with the crisis.It's another passenger ferry packed with refugees.Nearly ,500 refugees on board the passenger ferry "Eleftherios Venizelos" arrived at Greece's mainland on Thursday. From Athens, they can continue their journey towards central and northern Europe.The ship is one of three ships Greece is using to transfer migrants from its eastern Aegean islands, including Lesbos, Kos and Chios.Seventeen yearold Muhammad from Afghanistan said his family paid two thousand US dollars the monthlong journey that landed him from Kabul to Lesbos."They must care about us and they have to take us to some place to be, us to be safe, our future and ... that's all because we are here to be safe, there's nothing us just..." Afghan refugee Muhammad said.The refugees are primarily Afghans, Syrians and Iraqis fleeing war, repression and poverty.More than four million Syrians alone have fled their country because of the fighting."We have the most dangerous organisations all over the world, the extreme organizations: Daesh or Islamic State. Yes, exactly. In Raqqa the situation, crisis, many crises in Raqqa, the situation is very, very bad," A Syrian refugee said.According to the International Organization Migration, a record number of over 30thousand refugees and migrants have reached Europe via the Mediterranean this year. That's more than double of the number of arrivals in . And of those, over 300thousand came via Greece.The ed Nations refugee agency has warned that the current flow of up to 8,000 migrants each day into Europe may only be the "tip of the iceberg". The agency has urged governments to work together to bring an end to the Syrian civil war to prevent bigger movements of people.CCTV9英语新闻：普京称将全力确保索契冬奥会安全 08 ::39 CCTV9英语新闻：普京称将全力确保索契冬奥会安全Putin vows to ensure security of Sochi Olympics by all means Less than a month from the opening of the Sochi Winter Olympics, the Russian inmation office invited 6 international news organizations to interview President Vladimir Putin. As the only Asian media organization present, CCTV was able to ask President Putin about the security issue at the Sochi Olympics. Putin said Russia will not be afraid of terrorists, and will secure the games by all means necessary."If we allow ourselves to show weakness, to show fear, and have others witness our fears that will meet the wishes of the terrorists. I think the international commy should be ed in humanity, economy, politics and other sectors to fight this kind of slaughtering of innocents, and antihuman actions. Of course, we are the host, it is our mission to ensure the safety of everyone who attends the games, both the athletes and visitors. And we will fulfil that by all means," Putin said.South Korea’s alliance with the U.S. has become a key factor in next week’s presidential election, because of Trump. South Korean presidential candidate Sim Sangjung of the Justice Party pledged on Thursday to overhaul the bilateral alliance if elected next week, according to a report by Yonhap News Agency. “The controversy over the cost of THAAD is a morning call announcing the start of an overall reexamination of the South KoreaU.S. alliance,” Sim said. “If the two countries’ interests are different, the alliance should be adjusted.” Presidential frontrunner Moon Jaein of the Minjoo Party supports the alliance, but thinks the relationship should not be lopsided. He accused Trump of acting “unilaterally and without close bilateral consultations” after demanding South Korea pay billion the U.S. missile defense system, The New York Times reported.
Putin declared the Games open at the Fisht Olympic Stadium following a speech by Olympic chief Thomas Bach, who stressed "the Olympics are about building bridges to bring people together."
LOS, Oct. (Xinhua) A total of 7 people were killed by unknown gunmen in Bachi District of Riyom local government area in central Nigeria's Plateau State, a local official said on Tuesday.
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