Italy bridge: Genoa motorway bridge collapses kills at least 11

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The shattered bridge spanned a stream into which much of the rubble fell A motorway bridge has collapsed near the Italian city of Genoa, sending vehicles plummeting some 100m (328ft) to the ground and killing at least 11 people, local media report. Italian Transport Minister Danilo Toninelli said it was […]

Lira crisis: Turkey to boycott US electronic goods over sanctions

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Erdogan has accused the US of seeking to “stab [Turkey] in the back” Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said his country will boycott US electronic products, after Washington imposed punitive sanctions on Ankara. “If [the US] has the iPhone, there’s Samsung on the other side,” Mr Erdogan said, […]

Vienna ranked as most liveable city in the world

Image copyright Getty Images The Austrian capital, Vienna, has beaten Australia’s Melbourne to be named the world’s most liveable city. It’s the first time a European city has topped the rankings of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) annual survey. The worldwide league table ranks 140 cities on a range of factors, including political and social […]

Venezuela crisis: Maduro to curb fuel subsidies

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Maduro made the announcement in a televised speech Venezuela’s president has said its subsidised fuel prices should rise, to stop smugglers cheating the country out of billions of dollars. “Gasoline must be sold at an international price to stop smuggling to Colombia and the Caribbean,” Nicolás Maduro said in […]

IS conflict: Up to 30,000 fighters in Syria and Iraq – UN

Image copyright Amaq/Twitter Image caption IS has defeated militarily in Iraq and most of Syria Between 20,000 and 30,000 Islamic State (IS) militants remain in Syria and Iraq despite the group’s recent losses, according to a United Nations report. The report says that while many fighters, planners and commanders have been killed, some IS members […]

Turkey accuses US of ‘stab in back’ as currency woes persist

Image copyright Reuters Moves to ease Turkey’s economic woes have failed to stop market turmoil as the country’s row with the US deepens. Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said on Monday that the US was seeking to “stab it in the back”. The US last week imposed sanctions on Turkey over its refusal to extradict […]

Fancy Greek island life? Cat care into the bargain

Image copyright God’s Little People Cat Rescue Image caption Just a handful of the cats at the sanctuary in Greece Who hasn’t dreamed of giving the rat race up to live on a sunny island? Well, now you can do just that – as long as you like cats. A lot. A job at a […]

Nobel Prize-winning author VS Naipaul dies aged 85

Image copyright Getty Images Novelist Sir VS Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize in literature, has died aged 85, his family have said. Sir Vidia, who was born in rural Trinidad in 1932, wrote more than 30 books including A Bend in the River and his masterpiece, A House for Mr Biswas. His wife, Lady […]

Venezuela ‘drone attack’: Maduro would accept FBI help to investigate

Image copyright Reuters Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has said he would allow US FBI agents into the country to help investigate the alleged assassination attempt against him a week ago. The president said he believed that the people involved had fled to Florida, Peru and Colombia. The US has indicated it will co-operate with investigations, […]

Yemen war: Children killed in air strike on bus

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Red Cross said a hospital it supports in Saada had received dozens of casualties Dozens of people, many of them children, have been killed or wounded in a Saudi-led coalition air strike in rebel-held northern Yemen. The bus was travelling through Dahyan market in Saada province at the time. […]

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