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California oil spill kills fish, damages wetlands

A large oil spill off the southern California coast left fish dead, birds mired in petroleum and wetlands contaminated, prompting local officials to call it an environmental catastrophe.

The U.S. Coast Guard, heading a clean-up response involving federal, state and city agencies, said on Sunday there was an around-the-clock investigation into how the spill occurred.

Gucci launches Vault vintage site during Milan Fashion Week

Gucci on Sept. 25 launched an e-commerce site featuring refurbished vintage Gucci pieces alongside capsule collections by young designers chosen by Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele.

Michele said the project was born out of his life-long obsession with collecting fashion, including Gucci items before he ever joined the brand.

President of hospital doctors – We will all get a third dose of vaccine

The president of hospital doctors union EINAP, Matina Pagoni, announced the third dose of vaccination for everyone, speaking to the MEGA television.

"Of course we will undergo a third installment. We have been saying this for a long time. We are waiting for the Vaccines Committee, which are late in their suggestions ", noted Ms. Pagoni, saying that the issue will proceed in October.

California man pleads guilty to hate crime for attack at Turkish restaurant

A man who attacked five people last year at a Turkish restaurant in the U.S. state of California and made death threats agreed to plead guilty to federal criminal charges in a hate crime case. 

According to a plea agreement filed Monday in U.S. District Court, William Stepanyan, a Glendale city resident, has agreed to plead to one count of conspiracy and one hate crime charge.

Romania's canoeing legend Patzaichin, dead at 71

Romania's multiple Olympic canoeing medallist Ivan Patzaichin has died at the age of 71, the Romanian Olympic Committee (COSR) announced on its Facebook page on Sunday. "He's a legend ... a champion has turned into a star. Ivan Patzaichin has left us. His story is the story of success, common sense and fine character.

Orchestra director Cristian Macelaru to get Vest Timisoara University honorary doctorate

Musical director of the National Orchestra of France Cristian Macelaru, a world-renown conductor, will join the gallery of ambassadors of the Vest University of Timisoara (UVT), by receiving a UVT honorary doctorate at a time to be determined.