2h ago
       

Death toll rising in Italy bridge collapse amid desperate search for survivors

The Italian port city of Genoa began two official days of mourning Wednesday amid an urgent search for survivors of a catastrophic bridge collapse that has claimed at least 39 lives, including three children, authorities said. Stefano Rellandini/Reuters The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the Italian port city of Genoa, Italy, Aug. 14, 2018. Reuters Rescuers work at the scene of the collapsed Morandi Bridge in the Italian port city of Genoa, Italy Aug. 14, 2018.
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21h ago
       

At least 22 dead after cars plunge off collapsed bridge in Italy: Prime Minister

Massimo Pinca/Reuters The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the Italian port city of Genoa, Italy Aug. 14, 2018. Andrea Leoni/AFP via Getty Images A picture taken on Aug. 14, 2018, in Genoa, Italy, shows a section of a giant motorway bridge that collapsed earlier injuring several people. Stefano Rellandini/Reuters The collapsed Morandi Bridge is seen in the Italian port city of Genoa, Italy, Aug. 14, 2018.
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2d ago
       

US soldier in Afghanistan dies from roadside blast

A U. S. Army soldier has died from wounds sustained when a roadside bomb detonated near him while he was on patrol in southern Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced Monday. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, where he served as an engineer sergeant. He was selected for Army Special Forces and was assigned to Joint Base Lewis - McChord and B Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) as an engineer sergeant.
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3d ago
       

Russian nationalists hope for return of a czar

Ekaterina Anchevskaya/Reuters Valeriy, a member of the Union of Orthodox Banner-Bearers, prepares a banner for a morning procession to commemorate 100 years since the killing of Tsar Nicholas II, in Spaso-Andronikov Monastery, in Moscow, July 17, 2018. Ekaterina Anchevskaya/Reuters Local churchgoers attend a procession organised by the Union of Orthodox Banner-Bearers to commemorate 100 years since the killing of Tsar Nicholas II, in Spaso-Andronikov Monastery in Moscow, July 17, 2018. Ekaterina Anchevskaya/Reuters A flag belonging to the members of the Union of Orthodox Banner-Bearers is seen at Spaso-Andronikov Monastery during the preparation for a procession to commemorate 100 years since the killing of Tsar Nicholas II, in Moscow, July 17, 2018.
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6d ago
       

Dog DNA used to track down owners who don't clean up after their pets

Officials in the small Italian town of Malnate have a novel approach to finding out which dog owners don't clean up after their pets: use the dog's DNA. The city’s 2,156 registered dogs had to submit a saliva sample and owners who did not voluntarily bring their dogs within the allotted time were fined $58 for non-compliance with the new ordinance. City officials estimate that the dog population in Malnate increases by 150 dogs each year.
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1w ago
       

German couple convicted of rape, online sale of young son

The couple allowed four other men to sexually abuse the boy — among them a German soldier, a Swiss man and a Spaniard who admitted paying the couple 10,000 euros ($11,560) to rape the boy multiple times and was convicted in a separate trial Monday. The mother was often near the scene of the abuse by other men "to exert a calming influence on her child," and in the case of one client participated herself, the court said. Officials took the boy away from his mother in March last year following vague indications from police that he might be at risk, but a local court sent him back weeks later on condition that she not allow any contact between the child and her partner.
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1w ago
       

At least 2 dead as massive explosion rips huge hole in highway

Giorgio Benvenuti/EPA via Shutterstock A firefighter walks under a partially collapsed motorway after an explosion following a road accident in Bologna, Italy, Aug. 6, 2018. Polizia Di Stato/EPA via Shutterstock An image taken from a video made available by the Italian national police force shows a partial collapsed section of the motorway bridge of the Casalecchio A1-A14 junction following a road accident in Bologna, Italy, Aug. 6, 2018. Giorgio Benvenuti/EPA via Shutterstock Emergency services move an injured person on a stretcher following a road accident near Bologna, Italy, Aug. 6, work near the motorway after an accident caused a large explosion and fire on the outskirts of Bologna, Italy, Aug. 6, 2018.
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1w ago
       

Powerful quake rocks Indonesian tourist island, 82 dead

A powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing at least 82 people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities on Monday said thousands of houses were damaged and the death toll could climb. The quake, measured at 7. 0 magnitude by Indonesian authorities and a still-powerful 6. 9 by the U. S. Geological Survey, struck early Sunday evening at a depth of 10. 5 kilometers (6 miles) in the northern part of Lombok and triggered a tsunami warning. Frightened people poured out of their homes to move to higher ground, particularly in North Lombok and Mataram, the capital of West Nusa Tenggara province.
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1w ago
       

Indonesia issues tsunami warning after earthquake strikes off Lombok island

A magnitude 7. 0 earthquake rocked Indonesia's popular tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, according to the United States Geological Survey. ABC News A magnitude 7. 0 struck off the north coast of Indonesia's Lombok island, Aug. 5, 2018. Johannes P. Christo/Reuters A policeman examines debris that fell and crushed parked motorbikes following a strong earthquake on nearby Lombok island, at a shopping center in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia, Aug. 5, 2018.
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2w ago
       

Thailand's rescued cave boys end stay at Buddhist temple

With their heads bowed and wearing orange robes, the members of the boys' soccer team rescued from almost three weeks trapped in a cave in northern Thailand on Saturday completed their time as novice Buddhist monks. The July 25 ordination of 11 boys of the Wild Boars soccer team along with the 25-year-old coach was especially dedicated to a former Thai navy SEAL, Saman Gunan, who died while diving during a volunteer mission to supply the cave with oxygen tanks essential to a successful rescue. While there has been some criticism that the government wants to control the narrative of the boys' ordeal to exploit for political purposes — Thailand's military rulers are seeking to booster their popularity ahead of a possible election next year — psychologists agree that the boys may be vulnerable to post-traumatic stress disorder.
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