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21-Aug-2018 Rome

Flash floods kill 11 hikers in Italy

At least 11 hikers were killed in flooding caused by heavy rain in the southern Italian region of Calabria, officials said on Tuesday.The hikers were walking in the Raganello Gorge in Pollino National Park in the region when they were hit by a torrent swollen...

18-Aug-2018 Rome

Death toll in Italy bridge collapse rises to 41

The death toll in a bridge collapse in the Italian city of Genoa climbed to 41 even as preparations were underway for a state funeral for all the victims on Saturday.The toll was raised after rescuers found a vehicle with the bodies of another three people...

15-Aug-2018 Rome

Italy government demands resignations after bridge collapse kills 39

The Italian government on Wednesday demanded the resignation of the heads of the company that manages the country's highways, after the death toll in Genoa city's bridge collapse rose to 39, with rescuers continuing their search for possible survivors."The...

15-Aug-2018 Rome

Death toll in Italy bridge collapse rises to 37

The death toll in the collapse of a bridge in the Italian city of Genoa rose to 37 even as rescuers continue to search for possible survivors, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Wednesday.In a tweet, Salvini said the figure included three children...

14-Aug-2018 Rome

22 killed as highway bridge collapses in Italy

A section of a highway bridge collapsed in the Italian city of Genoa during heavy rain on Tuesday, plummeting vehicles up to 90 metres to the ground and killing at least 22 people, officials said.The vice minister for infrastructure, Edoardo Rixi, said...

06-Aug-2018 Rome

At least 67 injured in tanker explosion in Italy

At least 67 people were injured when a tanker that was transporting flammable contents along a ring-road exploded in Italy's Bologna city on Monday, emergency sources said.The Hazchem transporter exploded when it passed near a car dealership, triggering...

22-Feb-2018 Milan (Italy)

Kanika Kapoor attends Milan Fashion Week

Singer Kanika Kapoor, who has sung hits like "Baby doll", "Chittiyaan kalaiyaan" and "Desi look", attended the Milan Fashion Week on the invitation of luxury fashion house Moschino."I have been attending Milan Fashion Week for 15 years now. It is always special...

25-Jan-2018 Rome

3 killed in Italy train crash

At least three persons were killed and 100 injured in a commuter train derailment near Milan on Thursday.Firefighters were trying to free several people trapped in one carriage, between the stations of Treviglio and Pioltello, the Daily Star reported citing...

09-Jan-2018 Rome

169 mafia members arrested in Italy, Germany

Some 169 suspected members of the Italian 'Ndrangheta gang have been arrested in Italy and Germany as part of a joint operation, police said.German police arrested 11 of them in Baden-Wurttemberg, Bavaria, Hessen and North Rhine-Westphalia, the Federal Criminal...

07-Nov-2017 Rome

26 teenage girls found dead in Mediterranean Sea

 Italian authorities have launched an investigation into the cause of death of 26 teenage girls whose bodies were recovered in the Mediterranean Sea, the media reported on Tuesday.The girls, aged 14-18, were believed to have been migrants from Niger and Nigeria...

26-May-2017 Taormina (Italy)

Crowd applauds Trump in Taormina

US President Donald Trump on Friday was applauded by the crowd as he and other leaders attending the G7 summit toured the picturesque Sicilian coastal town of Taormina aboard golf carts."This is fantastic," Trump said as he travelled along Taormina's panoramic...

20-May-2017 Rome

Novak Djokovic eliminates Del Potro to advance to Italian Open semis

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, world no. 2, qualified for the Italian Open semi-final after his victory over Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro here on Saturday.The four-time Serbian champion defeated his Argentine rival 6-1, 6-4, after the game was suspended...

17-May-2017 Rome

Rafael Nadal in third round of Italian Open

Spanish tennis star and World No.4 Rafael Nadal reached the third round of the Rome Masters after compatriot Nicolas Almagro pulled out due to injury here on Wednesday.Almagro was trailing 0-3 to Nadal, a record seven-time champion, when he decided to withdraw...

15-May-2017 Rome

Motivated as ever to reclaim top spot : Novak Djokovic

Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic on Monday said he remains as motivated as ever to reclaim his old position at top of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings, although he has not played his best match this year."I felt that the start of the...

09-Feb-2017 Rome

Vatican corrupt, paedophilia 'an illness': Pope Francis

The Holy See is corrupt and the Catholic Church must weed out "ill" priests who sexually abuse children, Pope Francis said in an interview, excerpts of which were published Thursday by Italian daily Corriere della Sera."There is corruption in the Vatican....

21-Jan-2017 Rome

16 killed in Italy bus accident

At least 16 people were killed and 39 others injured on Saturday in a bus accident in the city of Verona, according to rescue officials.The victims were mostly young Hungarians returning home after a trip to France, Efe news reported. Italian news agency...

14-Jan-2017 Rome

Over 25,000 'lone' child migrants reached Italy in 2016 : Unicef

Some 25,800 unaccompanied minor migrants reached Italy in 2016, more than double the figure of 2015, the UN Children's Fund (Unicef) has said.The figure represented more than 90 per cent of a total of 28,200 children entering the country by sea in 2016, the...

03-Dec-2016 Rome

John Kerry presents proposals on Aleppo in line with Russia's stance

US Secretary of State John Kerry made suggestions on Aleppo in line with those of Russian experts, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Saturday.This came as Kerry on Friday met Lavrov here to ease the fighting in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo."Moscow...

07-Nov-2016 Rome

Human trafficking modern form of slavery : Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Monday decried people trafficking, calling it a "modern form of slavery", a "true crime against humanity" and a "scourge which especially affects women and children"."One of the most troubling of those open wounds (in the world) is the trade...

24-Oct-2016 Rome

5 killed in Malta plane crash

Five persons were killed on Monday when a plane crashed close to Malta International Airport, airport officials said.A Fairchild Metroliner aeroplane bound for Misrata, Libya, crashed at 7.20 a.m. (local time) shortly after takeoff, EFE news reported."We...

03-Oct-2016 Rome

Jesus would welcome gays and transgender people : Pope Francis

Jesus Christ would always help anyone find God, including homosexuals and people who have had gender reassignment surgery or who are considering it, Pope Francis has said."When a person who has this situation comes before Jesus, Jesus will surely not say:...

04-Sep-2016 Vatican City

Mother Teresa finally becomes Saint Teresa

Pope Francis on Sunday declared Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa, revered for her work among the poor in India, a Saint of the Catholic Church."We declare and define Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to be a Saint," the Pope said to a roar from the thousands...

04-Sep-2016 Vatican City

Mother Teresa finally becomes Saint Teresa

Pope Francis on Sunday declared Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa, revered for her work among the poor in India, a Saint of the Catholic Church."We declare and define Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to be a Saint," the Pope said to a roar from the thousands...

04-Sep-2016 Vatican City

Pakistani heaps praise on Mother Teresa

A leading Muslim philanthropist in Pakistan has described Mother Teresa as "a great social worker who dedicated her whole life to the service of humanity".Teresa did her work without any distinction of caste or religion, said Faisal Edhi, in a message...

04-Sep-2016 Vatican City

Nun to Saint: Mother Teresa timeline

Landmark events in the life of Mother Teresa who was declared a saint by Pope Francis at the Vatican on Sunday:* 1910: Born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje, present-day Macedonia, on August 26; Baptised on August 27* 1922-1923: At age 12, feels first call...

04-Sep-2016 Vatican City

Mother Teresa is declared Saint Teresa

Pope Francis on Sunday declared Mother Teresa of Kolkata, revered for her work among the poor, a Saint of the Catholic Church."We declare and define Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to be a Saint," the Pope said, to a roar from the thousands gathered at St. Peter's...

04-Sep-2016 Vatican City

Thousands arrive in Vatican for Mother Teresa's canonisation

Tens of thousands of people flocked to Vatican City's St Peter's Square on Sunday to watch Pope Francis declare Mother Teresa a saint.Pope Francis will celebrate a Mass and Canonisation on Sunday on the eve of Mother Teresa's 19th death anniversary. She died...

27-Aug-2016 Rome

Italy mourns quake victims, death toll rises to 290

Italy on Saturday observed a day of national mourning for the people who died when a powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit the mountainous central regions claiming the lives of 290 persons.Flags flew at half mast across Italy as the country remembered the...

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