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  • Watch! Shocking CCTV footage shows moment Genoa bridge in Italy collapsed like pack of cards

    A shocking security footage has been released out which shows the moment the motorway bridge in Genoa collapsed on a street on August 14. A section of a viaduct on the A10 motorway collapsed last Tuesday in Genoa, with cars and trucks trapped among the rubble. The disaster occurred on a highway that connects Italy to France and other vacation resorts. At least 43 people lost their

  • Genoa bridge collapses, PM declares 12-month state of emergency after 39 dies

    Rome: Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Wednesday declared a 12-month state of emergency after a section of a motorway bridge recently collapsed in Genoa that claimed 39 lives. Conte further announced that he allocated five million euros for the smooth facilitation of search and rescue operations.

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    22 killed as highway bridge collapses in Italy

    Rome: A section of a highway bridge collapsed in the Italian city of Genoa during heavy rain on Tuesday, plummeting vehicles up to 90 metres to the ground and killing at least 22 people, officials said. The vice minister for infrastructure, Edoardo Rixi, said the death toll was expected to rise, while Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said it was likely to be “an immense tragedy”, the BBC reported.

  • Bridge collapses in Italy during heavy storm, 11 dead

    Milan: A bridge over an industrial area in the Italian city of Genova partially collapsed during a sudden and violent storm today, leaving vehicles crushed in the rubble below. Italian media reported that there were 11 deaths, but Maria Luisa Catalano, a police official in Genoa, said that authorities were still involved in rescue efforts and did not yet know the number of victims or injured.

  • Two groups of tourists brawl over selfie spot at Rome’s Trevi Fountain

    Rome: Two groups of tourists fought over a selfie spot here in Italy’s landmark Trevi Fountain, one of the most famous fountains in the world, media reports said. The fight broke out on Wednesday between a 19-year-old Dutch teen and a 44-year-old American woman.

  • Marco Asensio scores twice as Madrid topples Juventus

    Los Angeles : Substitute Marco Asensio made an immediate impact by scoring two early second-half goals as Real Madrid rallied to beat Juventus 3-1 in a pre-season exhibition contest on Saturday.

  • Italy eyes to host 2026 Winter Olympic Games, Winter Paralympic Games

    Rome: Italy is considering bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games and Winter Paralympic Games, the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) has said. The candidate cities are Cortina d’Ampezzo, Milan and Turin. CONI will decide between them at its next national council meeting, according to the ANSA news agency.

  • Swiss referendum is canary of debt problem

    The list of top ten countries with the highest debt to GDP ratio as compiled by the International Monetary Fund has three European nations (Greece, Italy and Portugal), and the number one slot belongs to Japan, whose ratio is nearly 240 per cent. Contrary to conventional expectations, these highly indebted countries are not among the poorest nations, or identified as reckless and spendthrift. Of course, there are also other countries such as

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: Germany to Argentina! Top 10 teams to look out for

    The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off on 14 June with the first match being played between hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia. 32 teams will be vying for the trophy in order to be crowned World Cup Champions. We have 32 of the world’s best teams going head to head in the biggest competition in football. National pride is at stake and tempers will flare, rivalries will be revisited and tension will be

  • FIFA World Cup 2018: Here is a look at 10 of the greatest World Cup matches

    FIFA World Cup is the show piece event of the most watched sport in the world. 2018 World Cup is just around the corner and we take a look at ten of the best World Cup matches every played. To be fair, 10 matches are not enough to do the justice what World Cup have produced over the decades but here are the 10 most memorable World Cup games of all times.

  • France look convincing for FIFA world cup after 3-1 win over Italy

    Nice: France prevailed 3-1 over Italy here in the hosts’ penultimate international friendly before heading to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Facing an Italian side that is rebuilding after failing to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years, the French looked solid overall in front of the roughly 35,000 spectators at Nice’s Allianz stadium on Friday evening, reports Efe news.

  • Italy beat Saudi Arabia 2-1 in pre-World Cup friendly

    Rome: Italy, who failed to qualify for the World Cup in Russia, struggled to defeat Saudi Arabia, who played their first friendly in preparation for the World Cup in Russia.

  • 4.7-Magnitude quake hits temblor-prone central Italy

    Milan: A 4.7-magnitude quake has hit an area of central Italy near Macerata which was struck by a series of powerful quakes in 2016. No deaths or injuries have been reported. Mayors in towns affected are reporting some damage from the temblor, which struck around dawn, and said that checks were under way.

  • Messi isn’t missed as Argentina down Italy

    Manchester : Ever Banega ensured Argentina weren’t derailed by Lionel Messi’s absence as the World Cup contenders clinched a 2-0 win over Italy in a friendly at the Etihad Stadium.

  • Europe’s populist tide sweeps Italy

    One of the reasons for decimation of centre-left and centre-right parties  is the resentment against the EU rule from Brussels, which makes it difficult for traditional parties to secure domestic support for policies that are generated within the context of the  EU and the euro single currency.