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Body of second missing woman from capsized dinghy found on Lesvos coast

Greek authorities found on Thursday the body of a second woman who went missing when a dinghy carrying dozens of migrants capsized off the island of Lesvos on Wednesday.

The body was found on a rocky beach at Xambella, at the eastern coast of the island, according to state-run news agency ANA-MPA.

One migrant dies off Lesvos, another missing

The body of one of the two women that went missing after a dinghy carrying migrants boat sank off the northeastern coast of the island of Lesvos on Wednesday morning was recovered later in the day. 

A search and rescue operation by the Hellenic Coast Guard and the European Union border agency Frontex was ongoing in the area late on Wednesday to locate the other woman.

Two Turks suspected on trafficking held on Lesvos

Two Turkish nationals, 33 and 35, that were arrested on November 17 on the island of Lesvos say they are members of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP).

They were nabbed on charges of facilitating the illegal entry into Greece via Lesvos of two compatriots. They face felony charges and have been placed in pre-trial detention.

Thirty-six migrants rescued from boat off Lesvos

The Greek Coast Guard rescued 36 migrants from a dinghy off the northwest coast of the island of Lesvos on Sunday.

The migrants - 16 men, 10 women (among them 2 pregnant) and 10 minors - from Iran and Afghanistan were transported to the port of Petra for a medical check, before being taken to the Megala Therma camp, northern Lesvos, where they will be quarantined.

NGO sued over Lesvos post

The Regional Authority of the Northern Aegean said on Monday that it was taking legal action against a nongovernment organization called Moria Corona Awareness Team after it referred to "the Greek side of the island" of Lesvos in a post on its Facebook page last Thursday, thereby implying that there is a non-Greek side of the island. 

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