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  • Captain Jun 2, 2019

    5 Injured in Venice as Cruise Ship Slams Into Tourist Boat

    A towering, out-of-control cruise ship rammed into a dock and a tourist riverboat on a busy Venice canal on Sunday morning, injuring five people, officials said. The collision sparked new calls for placing restrictions on cruise ships in the famed city.

  • president Jun 2, 2019

    5 Injured in Venice as Cruise Ship Slams Into Tourist Boat

    A towering, out-of-control cruise ship rammed into a dock and a tourist riverboat on a busy Venice canal on Sunday morning, injuring five people, officials said. The collision sparked new calls for placing restrictions on cruise ships in the famed city.

  • Francis Dec 3, 2018

    Pope Says He’s Worried About Homosexuality in the Priesthood

    Pope Francis has been quoted in a soon-to-be published book as saying that having gays in the clergy “is something that worries me” and remarking that some societies are considering homosexuality a “fashionable” lifestyle. Italian daily Corriere della Sera’s website Saturday ran excerpts of the book in the form of an interview that Francis gave about religious vocations. Francis was...

  • Twitter Aug 14, 2018

    Italian Bridge Collapse Sends Cars Tumbling, Killing 39

    A 51-year-old highway bridge in the Italian port city of Genoa collapsed in a driving rain Tuesday, killing at least 39 people and injuring 15 others as it sent dozens of vehicles tumbling into a heap of concrete and twisted steel. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte called it “an immense tragedy … inconceivable in a modern system like ours, a modern...

  • Aug 14, 2018

    Highway Bridge in Italy Collapses in Storm, Killing at Least 20

    A bridge on a main highway between Italy and France collapsed Tuesday in the Italian city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 80 meters (262 feet) into a heap of rubble below. Officials confirmed that 25 people were killed in the incident, and several more are injured in serious condition.

  • Facebook Aug 14, 2018

    Bridge Collapses Over Italian City, Killing More Than 20

    A bridge over the Italian city of Genoa collapsed during a sudden, violent storm, opening up a huge gulf in the Morandi Bridge and killing at least 20 people.

  • Daniel Macht Aug 7, 2018

    Italian Prosecutors Investigate Fiery Crash Near Bologna

    Italy’s prime minister visited people who were injured when a truck carrying highly flammable gas crashed and exploded on a highway near Bologna, saying Tuesday it was important to understand what happened to prevent future tragedies. Prosecutors have opened an investigation of Monday’s accident, which was triggered when the tanker truck hauling liquefied petroleum gas, or LPG, rammed a truck...

  • Daniel Macht Aug 6, 2018

    Footage Shows the Moment Truck Exploded in Italy Highway Explosion

    A person died after a truck carrying explosive materials exploded on a highway in Italy, injuring 67 other people. Video released by emergency responders showed the moment the explosion happened, as well as a large crater where the highway used to be. Italian authorities first reported 2 killed in the explosion.

  • Daniel Macht Aug 6, 2018

    Tanker Truck Explosion in Italy Kills 1, Scores Hurt

    A tanker truck carrying a highly flammable gas exploded Monday after rear-ending a stopped truck on a crowded highway near the northern Italian city of Bologna. One person was killed, up to 70 injured and part of the raised expressway collapsed in the fireball. Police said the accident and subsequent fire and explosion injured between 60 and 70 people, some...

  • president Apr 1, 2018

    Pope in Easter Vigil Baptizes Nigerian Migrant-Hero

    Pope Francis on Saturday urged Catholics to not remain paralyzed in the face of the injustices around them as he baptized eight adults, including a Nigerian beggar who became a hero in Italy for having disarmed a thief with his bare hands. In an Easter Vigil homily, Francis challenged Catholics to not remain silent, as Jesus’ disciples were after his...

  • Mayor Feb 3, 2018

    Police: Extreme-Right Gunman Shoots 6 Africans in Italy

    An Italian gunman with extreme right-wing sympathies shot and wounded six African immigrants Saturday in a two-hour drive-by shooting spree, authorities said, terrorizing a small Italian city where a Nigerian man had been arrested days earlier in a teenager’s gruesome killing. Police photos showed the shooting suspect with a neo-Nazi tattoo prominently on his forehead as he sat in custody...

  • Department of State Sep 8, 2017

    2 US Students Accuse Italian Police of Rape in Florence

    Florence prosecutors on Friday were investigating allegations by two U.S. students that they were raped by Carabinieri policemen who escorted them home in a patrol car from a nightclub, allegations the U.S. State Department said it was taking very seriously. Italian authorities said the 21-year-old students were questioned by prosecutors for several hours Thursday about their allegations. The women accused...

  • Head Aug 27, 2017

    8 Mountain Climbers Die in 3 Accidents in European Alps

    Eight mountain climbers have died in three different accidents this weekend in the Austrian and Italian Alps. The Austrian Red Cross said five mountain climbers died Sunday in the Austrian Alps in Wildgerlostal on Mount Gabler, east of Innsbruck, and a sixth climber was severely injured, the Austrian news agency APA reported. The group of six men from Altoetting in...

  • Head Aug 22, 2017

    Italian Boy Credited With Helping Save Brother After Quake

    An Italian family of five was “reborn” after all three children buried in the rubble of their home by a 4.0-magnitude quake were pulled to safety Tuesday in a painstaking 16-hour rescue operation on the popular Mediterranean resort island of Ischia. The Toscano family’s happy ending brought cheers from the dozens of firefighters who worked through the night to extricate...

  • Facebook Aug 18, 2017

    Barcelona’s Victims: A Snapshot of the World

    The dead and injured in Barcelona were a snapshot of the world — men, women and children from nearly three dozen nations — testifying to the huge global appeal of the sun-kissed city. Families, friends and government officials from Paris to Sydney, San Francisco to Berlin scrambled Friday to discover whether their loved ones and citizens were among those mowed...

  • president Mar 16, 2017

    10 Injured By Volcanic Explosion on Italy’s Mount Etna

    Sicily’s Mount Etna volcano unleashed an explosion Thursday, hurling molten rocks and steam that rained down on tourists, journalists and a scientist who scrambled to escape the barrage. Ten people were reported injured. The tourists, who were drawn to Etna to observe the spectacle of the active volcano erupting, were caught by surprise when its flowing magma hit thick snow,...

  • JUDGE Feb 2, 2017

    New ‘Godfather’ Saga in Italian Mafia Stronghold of Corleone

    The Mafia stronghold of Corleone has produced another godfather saga, but this one is unlikely to end up as a movie. A parish priest’s allowed the son of Italy’s most notorious mobster to become his niece’s godfather during a baptism ceremony in December, but a bishop in Sicily is contesting the decision. Archbishop Michele Pennisi was quoted Thursday by the...

  • Twitter Dec 22, 2016

    Vogue Italia Editor Franca Sozzani Dies at 66

    Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani, who championed Italian fashion in the magazine she ran for 28 years, has died at the age of 66.

  • actor Feb 5, 2016

    Italian Investigators Unraveling Mystery of Actor Strangled Enacting a Hanging

    Italian authorities are trying to unravel the mystery of an actor who was strangled on a theater stage in Pisa during a hanging scene.

  • Attorney Jul 31, 2015

    Naomi Campbell Sentenced to Six Months in Italian Prison for Assault on Paparazzo

    Naomi Campbell has been convicted of assault by an Italian court after she scratched a paparazzo’s eye in August 2009.

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