Shoddy home renovations may have contributed to Italy toll

2016-08-28 11:37

Shoddy, price-cutting renovations, in breach of local building regulations, could be partly to blame for he high death toll from this week's devastating earthquake in central Italy, a prosecutor says.

Italy weeps for earthquake dead

2016-08-27 14:09

Italy has held a tear-drenched funeral for dozens of its earthquake victims as the country observed a day of mourning over a disaster that killed nearly 300 people.

Comfort food: Eat all'amatriciana to help quake victims

2016-08-26 19:06

Food lovers and chefs in Italy and beyond are urging restaurants to serve up more pasta all'amatriciana in a move to support the quake-hit home town of the hearty dish.

Italy quake survivor recounts 'evil murmur of moving walls'

2016-08-25 18:47

Among the survivors of the devastating earthquake which has struck Italy are nuns, at least one priest and even some people who had escaped unscathed from earlier quakes.

Italy quake kills over 150 as rescuers race to find survivors

2016-08-25 07:10

Rescuers worked into the early hours in a desperate search for survivors after a powerful earthquake shook central Italy, leaving at least 159 people dead and devastating several mountain villages.

Magnitude 6.1 quake rattles Rome, central Italy

2016-08-24 05:46

The mayor of the Umbrian town of Amatrice, hit hard by a 6.1 magnitude quake, says residents are buried under the debris of collapsed buildings and that "the town isn't here anymore".

Was 'Iceman Ötzi' a Copper Age fashionista?

2016-08-18 17:08

The 5 300-year-old Alpine mummy known as the Tyrolean Iceman died wearing leather clothes and accessories harvested from no less than five wild or domesticated species, a DNA analysis has revealed.

France's Hollande to meet pope after priest killing

2016-08-15 20:01

French President Francois Hollande will meet Pope Francis at the Vatican this week, his office said, with the two expected to discuss the fallout from the jihadist murder of a French priest.

Pope in surprise visit to ex-prostitutes

2016-08-12 21:46

Pope Francis has surprised 20 former prostitutes by knocking on their door in Rome and popping in for a chat.

VW fined by Italy watchdog over 'dieselgate'

2016-08-10 07:06

Volkswagen has been fined the equivalent of R14-million over its involvement in the massive engine-fixing scandal, reports the Italian competition authority.


Italy buries quake dead, recalls sisters embracing in rubble

2016-08-27 18:17

Italians observe a day of national mourning as leaders join grieving families for a state funeral for 35 of the 290 people killed in Wednesday's quake.

Aftershocks rattle Italy as national mourning begins

2016-08-27 08:55

Residents of an area struck by a destructive earthquake have been rattled yet again by a series of aftershocks overnight, the strongest measuring 4.2, as Italians began observing a day of national mourning

Search for quake survivors continues as aftershocks rattle Italy

2016-08-26 10:10

As the search for survivors grinds on, Italy's premier has pledged new measures and money to rebuild quake-devastated central Italy amid soul-searching over why the seismic-prone country has failed to ensure its buildings can withstand such catastrophes.

Italy quake toll surges to over 250

2016-08-25 10:57

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that shook central Italy rose to at least 247, officials said, as rescuers desperately searched for survivors in the rubble of devastated mountain villages.

Italy quake toll climbs: at least 18 dead

2016-08-24 10:18

At least 18 people have died after a powerful earthquake struck central Italy, according to local officials.

Biologists remove dead conjoined twin from endangered turtle

2016-08-18 18:37

Marine biologists in southern Italy have separated conjoined twin loggerhead turtles and released the surviving newborn into the Mediterranean Sea.

Domenicali: F1 'not the priority' for Lamborghini

2016-08-16 13:45

Stefano Domenicali is adamant that Lamborghini will not be entering Formula 1.

Italy confident of holding wine crown

2016-08-14 14:30

Italy will retain its crown as the world's biggest wine producer this year, the country's main agricultural body predicts.

Italian Olympic star takes stand against terrorism

2016-08-12 07:59

Italian star fencer medal winner Elisa de Francisca made an emotional call for a stand against terrorism and wore the European flag in tribute to the victims of the Paris and Brussels attacks as she collected her silver.

Italian sailor uses mouth-to-mouth to revive drowning kitten

2016-08-08 15:58

The Italian coast guard has rescued and revived a drowning kitten at a Sicilian port, after children on shore drew attention to its plight.

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