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Murder probe

Police seek husband of woman knifed to death on Rhodes Police on the Dodecanese island of Rhodes yesterday were investigating the murder of a 30-year-old Albanian woman whose body was found in her home at Afandou, in the island’s northeast, with several stab wounds in her back and chest. The mother of two was found by her brother. Her estranged husband, also Albanian, is a prime suspect and was being sought yesterday by police. University exams Results available from today The results of senior high school pupils who sat university entrance exams earlier this summer will be available from 10 a.m. today, the Education Ministry said yesterday. Teenagers will be able to see their results either at their schools or by logging on to the ministry’s website (www.ypepth.gr) and entering their eight-digit candidate code and the first four letters of their surname, first name, father’s name and mother’s name. Speedboat fatality A 27-year-old woman sustained fatal injuries off the coast of Faliraki, a popular tourist resort on Rhodes, when she was hit by a speedboat while swimming, local police said. The woman, whose nationality was not clear, was transferred to a local hospital but was declared dead on arrival. Local police are questioning the 41-year-old man who had been driving the speedboat at the time of the collision. Flu patient A 25-year-old Albanian man receiving treatment in an Athens hospital for a serious heart condition has been transferred to the intensive-care unit after testing positive for swine flu, it emerged yesterday. The man has severe breathing problems and has been fitted with a pacemaker, according to doctors. The development came just a day after a 23-year-old man with serious heart problems died from complications related to swine flu. Ferry upheaval Some 800 passengers were trapped for hours on a high-speed ferry sailing into the port of Aghios Constantinos, central Greece, late on Sunday after the vessel’s ramp got stuck. Ferry workers eventually managed to open a passenger door for travelers to disembark. Yesterday morning another 195 passengers were delayed when a high-speed ferry en route to Piraeus from Hydra suffered engine failure. The vessel was towed to Poros where passengers boarded buses to Piraeus. Rearranged fixtures The two Super League soccer games, including the AEK vs Olympiakos derby, postponed as a result of the wildfires in Attica have been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 23. Panionios will also host PAOK on the same date, a month later than the ties were due to take place. The matches were put off at the last minute on Sunday after the league decided that it would be inappropriate to play in Athens given the destruction in the city’s suburbs. Hot wheels A local bus caught fire while on its regular route in Thessaloniki yesterday. Authorities said that one of the vehicle’s tires began to burn as it was traveling through the Ilioupoli neighborhood. The driver stopped the bus and all the passengers got off safely. The blaze was put out by the fire service.