Refugee ship leaves island for Greek mainland

August 19, 2015 6:32 AM

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ATHENS A passenger ship carrying Syrian migrants set sail from the Greek island of Kos on Wednesday, heading for the mainland as authorities struggle to cope with a wave of arrivals.

The Greek coast guard's office said the ship, which has acted as a floating accommodation and registration center since Sunday, was heading for the northern port of Thessaloniki, Greece's second biggest city.

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