Shoddy home renovations may have contributed to Italy quake toll

Aug 28, 2016

Shoddy home renovations may have contributed to Italy quake toll

Shoddy, price-cutting renovations, in breach of local building regulations, could be partly to blame for he high death toll from Wednesday’s devastating earthquake in central Italy, according to a prosecutor investigating the disaster. As questions mount over the deaths of nearly 300 people, prosecutor ...

Italy buries victims of devastating earthquake

Aug 28, 2016

Italy buries victims of devastating earthquake

Mourners in Italy prayed, hugged, wept and even applauded as coffins carrying victims of the country’s devastating earthquake passed by at a state funeral Saturday, grieving as one nation after three desperate days of trying to save as many people as possible. In the ...

Survival of buried quake victims depends on many factors

Aug 27, 2016

Survival of buried quake victims depends on many factors

How long can people survive in the rubble of an earthquake? A week or more under the best circumstances, some experts say, if the trapped victims aren’t seriously injured and have air to breathe and the weather isn’t too hot or too cold. In ...

Italy mourns quake dead as hope for survivors wanes

Aug 27, 2016

Italy mourns quake dead as hope for survivors wanes

Hopes were fading Saturday of finding more survivors under the rubble of central Italy’s devastating earthquake. The first funerals for victims were held Friday as the country prepared for an emotionally charged day of mourning. Flags were to fly at half-staff across the country ...

Questions mount after Italy quake

Aug 26, 2016

Questions mount after Italy quake

The death toll from a powerful earthquake in central Italy rose to 250 on Thursday as rescuers continued a grim search for corpses and powerful aftershocks rocked the devastated area. The bulk of the confirmed deaths were in the small town of Amatrice, where ...

Renzi faces challenges over economy following deadly quake

| Aug 25, 2016

Renzi faces challenges over economy following deadly quake

The powerful earthquake that hit central Italy early Wednesday morning, killing at least 247 people, will pose a challenge to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi as he tries to speed up the country’s economy and overhaul its political system. The quake struck at 3:36 a.m. ...

Powerful quake flattens villages in central Italy

Aug 24, 2016

Powerful quake flattens villages in central Italy

A powerful magnitude-6.2 earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, devastating mountain villages and leaving at least 37 people dead. Local officials indicated the death toll was likely to rise. Numerous buildings collapsed in small communities close to the epicenter of the quake in a ...

Iceman 'Otzi' wore fur that fashionistas crave

Aug 19, 2016

Iceman 'Otzi' wore fur that fashionistas crave

The 5,300-year-old Alpine mummy known as the Tyrolean Iceman died wearing leather clothes and accessories harvested from no fewer than five wild or domesticated species, a DNA analysis published Thursday revealed. Frozen solid after being fatally wounded by an arrow in the back, the ...