Italy fireworks factory blast toll rises to nine

Jul 26, 2015

Italy fireworks factory blast toll rises to nine

The death toll from an explosion at a fireworks factory in southern Italy has risen to nine after one of those hurt succumbed to his injuries Sunday, a hospital source said. Seven people were killed on the spot and several others were injured on ...

Inflatable sinks off Libya; 40 migrants feared dead

Jul 24, 2015

Inflatable sinks off Libya; 40 migrants feared dead

Up to 40 migrants who were seeking to reach Europe are feared dead after their inflatable dinghy sank off the coast of Libya, according to survivors interviewed by the U.N. refugee agency Thursday. “My colleagues are interviewing the survivors … who arrived this afternoon ...

Joint operation rescues 2,700 migrants in 13 boats off Libya

Jul 16, 2015

Joint operation rescues 2,700 migrants in 13 boats off Libya

Around 2,700 migrants were rescued from 13 boats near the coast of Libya on Wednesday, Italy’s Coast Guard said. A German navy vessel and a search and rescue ship deployed by medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres participated in the rescues along with the Italian ...

Jul 11, 2015

Blast at Italian Consulate in Cairo kills at least one

An explosion Saturday morning in downtown Cairo killed at least one person and heavily damaged the building housing the Italian Consulate. Heath Ministry official Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar said at least one person was killed in the blast. An Egyptian security official said one civilian and ...

Jul 9, 2015

€1.6 billion in assets seized from Mafia family in Sicily

Italian authorities said Wednesday they had seized assets worth more than €1.6 billion ($1.75 billion) from a family of five Sicilian pensioners believed to have links to a prominent Mafia clan. The huge sweep of businesses, property and bank accounts “represents, in total value, ...

An age apart: Two women witness three centuries

Jun 30, 2015

An age apart: Two women witness three centuries

When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in the world with birthdates in the 1800s. The ...

Jun 29, 2015

Italian Coast Guard: Single-day joint effort rescues 2,900 migrants

Italian Coast Guard ships and vessels from a multination naval mission and humanitarian organizations rescued at least 2,900 migrants Sunday from 21 boats launched by smugglers from Libyan shores, authorities said. The coast guard said the rescues were carried out by military vessels from ...

Jun 21, 2015

Italy to resume RWC training after money dispute

The Italian Rugby Federation says the Azzurri’s Rugby World Cup preparation will resume on Sunday, a week after training was suspended due to a financial squabble. The federation says all 40 players in the northern town of Villabassa will receive a financial prize. The ...