Angry Italian’s bury their bridge victims

Genoa : With anger and grief, Italians began burying some of their dead from the Genoa highway bridge collapse, holding funerals in the victims hometowns. Several angry families rebuffed the offer of a state funeral and the cardinal of Naples was merciless in his condemnation of negligence by Italian officials. Saturday has been declared a
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San : Visitors were flocking to the Huntington Library in Southern California to get a whiff of a so-called corpse flower, known for the rotten stench it releases when it blooms. The flower, nicknamed “Stink,” began blooming unexpectedly, Huntington spokeswoman Lisa Blackburn said. “We thought we had a few more days to go. But it
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Washington : Global ratings agency S&P cut Turkey’s debt grade for the second time in four months, moving it further into junk territory and predicting the country will go into recession next year. The agency downgraded the rating a notch to ”B+” and pointed to the weakening of the Turkish lira in the past two
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San Jose : A strong earthquake shook southern Costa Rica near the border with Panama, toppling items from store shelves and knocking out power in places, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage. The US Geological Survey reported that the quake that occurred last evening had a magnitude of 6.0 and
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Tuxtla Gutierrez : Mexican authorities said they found 122 sea turtles dead on a beach in the southern state of Chiapas, mostly from an endangered species. The cause of death was not immediately clear, though around 10 percent of the turtles had wounds to the head or shell and showed signs of injuries from fish
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Mecca : Mansour al-Amer swipes a card to reveal a narrow sleep pod, reminiscent of Japan’s famed capsule hotels. The kingdom has plans to introduce capsule rooms in the western city of Mina in the coming days, as an estimated two million Muslim faithful gather for the six-day hajj, one of the five pillars of
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Taipei : Taiwan is responding to China’s arms buildup by developing missiles and interceptors of its own that could reduce Beijing’s military advantage over the self-ruled island, defense experts say. Since President Tsai Ing-wen took office in 2016, Taiwan has deployed one set of missiles, perfected another and sped production of a third, the analysts
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Islamabad : Imran Khan, Pakistan’s cricket legend, is set to be sworn-in as the country’s 22nd prime minister, a day after he won the backing from the newly-elected Parliament. Khan, 65, who won a simple majority from lawmakers in a confidence vote will be administered oath by President Mamnoon Hussain. He will be sworn-in three
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Jakarta : A strong earthquake located far below the Earth’s surface shook an area in Indonesia’s Flores Sea, causing shaking on land but no damage, officials said. The US Geological Survey said the quake yesterday had a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 and was located 109 kilometers northwest of the village of Kampungbajo in central Indonesia
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Mexico City : Mexican marines seized a record 50 tons of crystal meth from a drug lab in the state of Sinaloa, authorities said. The military said it detected the lab in the town of Alcoyonqui, near the state capital Culiacan, and raided it. “A clandestine narco-lab and two underground store rooms were secured and
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