Italy bridge: State of emergency follows Genoa disaster

Italy bridge: State of emergency follows Genoa disaster

Image copyright EPA Image caption Work is still going on to try to find survivors Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has declared a 12-month state of emergency in the Liguria region in response to the motorway bridge collapse in Genoa. He also said he would make €5m ($5.7m) available from central funds. The regional government […]

Putin to attend Austrian minister’s wedding

Putin to attend Austrian minister’s wedding

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ms Kneissl (left) invited Mr Putin (2nd left) to attend her wedding during his visit to Austria earlier this year, Russian officials say Russian President Vladimir Putin will be a surprise guest at Saturday’s wedding of Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl, Moscow has confirmed. “Yes, he will drop by on […]

Mystery Russian object alarms US

Mystery Russian object alarms US

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US says it does not know what the satellite is or why it is behaving strangely A mysterious Russian satellite displaying “very abnormal behaviour” has raised alarm in the US, according to a State Department official. “We don’t know for certain what it is and there is no […]

Italy bridge: Grief and anger over collapse in Genoa

Italy bridge: Grief and anger over collapse in Genoa

Image copyright EPA Image caption Work is still going on to try to find survivors Grief in Italy for the 39 victims of a collapsed motorway bridge in Genoa has been mixed with anger that such a vital structure could have simply given way. Rescuers say there is little hope for more survivors underneath the […]

Lira rallies after Turkey raises tariffs on US imports

Lira rallies after Turkey raises tariffs on US imports

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Erdogan has accused the US of seeking to “stab [Turkey] in the back” Turkey’s move to increase tariffs on US imports has helped boost its weakened currency. A decree signed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan raised the tariffs on cars to 120%, on alcoholic drinks to 140% and on […]

Omagh anniversary: Bomb ‘could have been prevented’

Omagh anniversary: Bomb ‘could have been prevented’

Image copyright PA Image caption The Omagh bombing was carried out by dissident republicans several months after the signing of the Good Friday Agreement The Omagh bomb could have been prevented if the security forces had acted differently, a former police ombudsman has claimed. Baroness Nuala O’Loan made the comments on the 20th anniversary of […]

UK police raids after Westminster ‘attack’

UK police raids after Westminster ‘attack’

Media captionThe car can be seen crashing into a barrier Police are searching three addresses in the Midlands after a man was arrested on suspicion of terrorism following a car crash outside Parliament. The 29-year-old British suspect is not believed to be known to MI5 or counter-terrorism police. A vehicle swerved into cyclists and pedestrians […]

Italy bridge: Bridge rescuers search into the night in Genoa

Italy bridge: Bridge rescuers search into the night in Genoa

Image copyright EPA Image caption Floodlights are guiding the night search Rescuers in the northwest Italian city of Genoa are searching into the night for possible survivors after the dramatic collapse of a motorway bridge. Police say at least 26 people were killed and 15 badly hurt, when dozens of vehicles fell 45m (148ft). Reports […]

Italy bridge: Dozens feared dead in Genoa as motorway collapses

Italy bridge: Dozens feared dead in Genoa as motorway collapses

Media captionParts of the bridge can be seen collapsing A motorway bridge has collapsed in the northwest Italian city of Genoa, killing 26 people and badly injuring 15, police told the BBC. Dramatic video footage captured the moment of the disaster when one of the huge supporting towers crashed down during torrential rain. Cars and […]

Italy bridge: Genoa motorway collapse kills 35

Italy bridge: Genoa motorway collapse kills 35

Media captionParts of the bridge can be seen collapsing A motorway bridge has collapsed in the northwest Italian city of Genoa, killing at least 35 people as vehicles plummeted to the ground, emergency services say. Dramatic video footage captured the moment of the disaster when one of the huge supporting towers crashed down during torrential […]

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