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Emma Morano, last person alive born in 1800s, turns 117

Updated : Nov 29, 2016

By : AFP

Category : World

Emma Morano, last person alive born in 1800s, turns 117

An alert and chatty Italian woman, Emma Morano, on Tuesday celebrates her 117th birthday as the last known person alive who was born in the 19th century. #NewsTracker #Guinness World Records #italian #Shareworthy #Emma Morano #Oldest person alive
Renzi should stay in power even in defeat - Italian minister | Reuters

Updated : Nov 25, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Renzi should stay in power even in defeat - Italian minister | Reuters

By Crispian Balmer and Giselda Vagnoni | ROME ROME Prime Minister Matteo Renzi should not leave Italy in the lurch if he loses a forthcoming referendum but should remain in charge to help overcome the fallout, Industry Minister Carlo Calenda said on Friday.Renzi says he will quit if voters reject his constitutional reform package at the Dec. 4 ballot, and financial markets are jittery over the prospect of political instability as opinion polls point to probable defeat for the government.In a interview with Reuters, Calenda said he remained optimistic that the 'Yes' camp would prevail, arguing that Italians would ultimately back the plans to curb the role of the upper house Senate and reduce the powers of the regions. But he said Renzi should back away from his threat to resign regardless."My personal opinion is that Renzi should stay," he said, speaking in his 1930s-era office on Rome's upmarket Via Veneto, with huge designs by Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci covering the walls.Some opposition parties want immediate national elections a year ahead of schedule if Renzi loses the referendum. #United States #Government #United Kingdom #President #Foreign policy #italian
About 100 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean - aid group | Reuters

Updated : Nov 17, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

About 100 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean - aid group | Reuters

ROME Six migrants died and up to 100 more were missing and feared dead after their rubber boat sank in the Mediterranean on Thursday, the president of the Italian unit of aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said.A British navy ship rescued 27 people and recovered six bodies about 20 miles from the coast of Libya early on Thursday morning, MSF Italy president Loris De Filippi said.The new disaster adds to a death toll which aid groups had put at 240 for the three days ending on Wednesday, as migrants continue to leave Libya despite rough seas.The migrants were transferred to the MSF ship Bourbon Argos, one of several aid agency vessels operating in the area. Survivors told staff that another 90 to 100 people had also been on board and had died #Business #markets #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #President #italian
Religious life turned upside down by Italian earthquake | Reuters

Updated : Oct 31, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Religious life turned upside down by Italian earthquake | Reuters

By Isla Binnie | NORCIA, Italy NORCIA, Italy Sunday's earthquake struck the medieval walled town of Norcia as nuns, monks and priests were heading to morning prayer services, giving them just enough time to flee as the walls around them plunged to the earth.The quake hit the same central regions that have been rocked by repeated tremors over the past two months. Although it was bigger than an Aug. 24 earthquake that killed almost 300 people, no-one died on Sunday, but there was huge damage.Weakened by repeated powerful jolts in recent weeks, many of Norcia's churches, monasteries and chapels were wrecked."We thought it was the end of everything," said 74-year-old Sister Maria Raffaella Buoso, sitting on a bench outside the walls of Norcia after being evacuated from the Monastery of the Poor Clares of Santa Maria della Pace. #India #Business #Europe #markets #United Kingdom #italian
New strong earthquake hits central Italy, buildings collapse | Reuters

Updated : Oct 30, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

New strong earthquake hits central Italy, buildings collapse | Reuters

By Crispian Balmer and Philip Pullella | ROME ROME A strong earthquake measuring 6.6 magnitude struck central Italy on Sunday, causing the collapse of more buildings in small cities and towns already shaken by tremors in the past two months, although there no immediate reports of casualties.It was a bigger quake than one which hit central Italy on Aug. 24, killing almost 300 people. #Business #Middle East #Italy #Entertainment #italian #Austria
Bangladesh opposition leader accused of Italian's murder in attack claimed by Islamic State

Updated : Oct 25, 2016

By : IANS

Category : World

Bangladesh opposition leader accused of Italian's murder in attack claimed by Islamic State

Seven persons, including an opposition party leader, were on Tuesday indicted in a case filed into the killing of Italian citizen Cesare Tavella in Dhaka's diplomatic enclave Gulshan on 28 September last year in an attack claimed by the Islamic State (IS). #Bangladesh #NewsTracker #Khaleda Zia #Dhaka #italian #islamic-state #Qayyum
Some 2,200 migrants rescued in Mediterranean, 16 bodies recovered | Reuters

Updated : Oct 25, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Some 2,200 migrants rescued in Mediterranean, 16 bodies recovered | Reuters

ROME About 2,200 migrants were plucked to safety in the central Mediterranean in 21 rescue missions on Monday and 16 bodies were recovered, the Italian Coast Guard said.A statement said Coast Guard ships as well as fishing boats, merchant ships and vessels from humanitarian organisations took part in the separate operations under direction of the Coast Guard command in Rome.The central Mediterranean route between North Africa and Italy is a highly perilous one for migrants. More than 3,100 people have gone missing or died this year while trying to use this route to reach Europe by boat, the International Organization for Migration estimates. #India #Business #Europe #markets #Africa #italian
Over 5,600 migrants plucked from sea in a single day, nine dead | Reuters

Updated : Oct 04, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Over 5,600 migrants plucked from sea in a single day, nine dead | Reuters

ROME At least 5,650 migrants were rescued on Monday as they tried to reach Europe on about 40 boats, one of the highest numbers in a single day, Italy's coast guard said.A spokeswoman said at least nine migrants had died and a pregnant woman had been taken by helicopter to a hospital on the Italian island of Lampedusa, halfway between Sicily and the Libyan coast.One coast guard ship rescued about 725 migrants on a single rubber boat, one of some 20 rescue operations during the day. Three were still under way and the spokeswoman said the number saved could reach 6,000 by the end of the day.About 10 ships from the coast guard, the navy and humanitarian organisations were involved in the rescues, most of which took place some 30 miles off the coast of Libya. #India #Europe #markets #Africa #Argentina #Entertainment #italian