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Search for Italy avalanche survivors makes headway; Migrants pitch in

Jan 22, 2017

Search for Italy avalanche survivors makes headway; Migrants pitch in

Using saws, shovels and their gloved hands, rescue workers advanced slowly Saturday through the wreckage of an avalanche-hit hotel in earthquake-ravaged central Italy, where they searched for signs of more survivors among the 23 missing guests and staff. Falling snow reduced visibility and raised ...

Jan 22, 2017

Ants are expert navigators, even walking backwards: study

Despite their tiny size, ants are sophisticated navigators that can find their way even while walking backwards, and these skills could help inspire better robots, scientists say. The findings in this week’s edition of the journal Current Biology are based on a colony of ...

Jan 22, 2017

Seven held over $72 million Amsterdam diamond heist from 2005

Seven people have been arrested over the robbery of $72 million (67 million euros) in jewelry, one the world’s biggest ever heists, from Amsterdam’s airport nearly 12 years ago, authorities said Saturday. The diamonds and jewelry were taken during the hold up of a ...

Jan 22, 2017

Massive Antarctic ice shelf ready to break apart

A chunk of ice half the size of Jamaica which is breaking away from West Antarctica is now attached to its parent ice shelf just by a thread, scientists reported Friday. Covering 5,000 square kilometers (1,900 square miles) and nearly 100 stories deep, the ...

Tornado rips through southern Mississippi, killing four

Jan 22, 2017

Tornado rips through southern Mississippi, killing four

Four people were killed, roofs were ripped from homes and churches, and trees were torn from the earth early Saturday when a tornado hitting in the dark of night ripped through a region in southern Mississippi, officials said. Four people died after the twister ...

Jan 22, 2017

Trucker loses trailer full of marbles in Indiana

A trucker has lost his marbles in the Indianapolis area. State police tell TV station WXIN that a truck carrying 38,000 pounds (17,200 kg) of marbles lost its trailer Saturday on southbound Interstate 465, near Pendleton Pike. The marbles were on the shoulder and ...

Turkey vote paves way for referendum on Erdogan's powers

Jan 22, 2017

Turkey vote paves way for referendum on Erdogan's powers

Turkey will hold a referendum this spring on dramatically expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s powers after a parliamentary vote early Saturday backed changes that could leave him in power until 2029. The government insists the proposals to create an executive presidency will ensure simpler ...