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'Thousands' of bridges in Italy may be at risk, experts warn

Unknown numbers of people were still missing two days after a highway bridge in northern Italy gave way, authorities said, as experts warned Thursday that thousands of other bridges in Italy could be at risk of collapse.

Genoa bridge collapse came after years of warnings

Italians are asking how an accident like Genoa's bridge collapse could happen in a modern industrialized country. But there had been warnings for years.

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Genoa Bridge Collapse: Rescuers Use Drones to Survey Damage

Emergency workers in Italy continue to dig through the bridge’s rubble, as focus turns to the structure’s troubled past.

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Italy bridge collapse: 'We just ran for our lives'

Nicola and Lisa Henton-Mitchell survived the bridge collapse with their two children in Genoa.

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Kabul suicide bomber kills 48 in tuition centre attack

Many of those killed are believed to be teenagers who were preparing for university entrance exams.

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Italy Bridge Collapse Leaves 37 Dead

Buildings and vehicles were crushed by the collapse in Genoa, while some people somehow survived. An official said that the bridge had shown previous ...

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Pier Collapse at Spain’s Vigo Music Festival Injures More Than 300

The accident occurred in the northwestern city of Vigo during a closing concert by the Spanish rap artist Rels B. No fatalities were reported.

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Hospital Blaze in Taiwan Kills 9 and Injures Dozens

The fire broke out in the early morning hours in a room for patients with chronic or long-term illnesses.

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Vigo festival collapse in Spain injures hundreds

A platform gives way during a concert at an urban sports and music festival in Vigo, northern Spain.

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Arms depot blast in Syria's Idlib province kills 39 - monitor

Dozens of people are still missing after the blast in rebel-held Idlib, reports say.

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Hippo bite kills Chinese tourist in Kenya

The animal turned on the Chinese man after he got too close with his camera at Lake Naivasha.

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Shooting in New Brunswick, Canada, Kills 4, Including 2 Officers

The police in Fredericton, the capital of New Brunswick, said they had taken one person into custody.

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Saudi-led air strike kills 29 children in Yemen

The bus was hit at a market in Dahyan, in the northern province of Saada.

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Yemen war: Saudi-led air strike on bus kills 29 children

The children, all under the age of 15, died in a Saudi-led coalition attack in the rebel-held north.

Yemen rebels say Saudi coalition airstrike in north kills at least 40

Yemen's rebel-run Al Masirah TV aired dramatic images of wounded children, their clothes and schoolbags covered with blood as they lay on hospital stretchers.

South African student kills herself after alleged rape

The death of a 23-year-old student, who killed herself two months after she alleged she was raped has renewed anger over sexual violence against ...

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Airstrike by U.S.-backed Saudi coalition on bus kills dozens of Yemeni children

The attack was the latest to strike civilians trapped in Yemen’s civil war.

Contaminated food kills at least 9 people at funeral in Peru

At least nine people died and dozens more became ill after eating contaminated food at a Peruvian funeral.

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Hailstorm kills two animals and injures 14 people at a zoo in Colorado

Two animals died and 14 people were injured after hailstones reported to be the size of baseballs hit a zoo in Colorado.

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Israeli tank fire kills two Hamas militants in Gaza

Israel says the militants fired at its troops, but Hamas says there were taking part in an exercise.

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Summer heat kills off Finland's mosquitoes

The unusually warm summer weather is ravaging insect pests, but unfortunately, other bugs are thriving.

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U.S. Airstrike Kills Afghan Forces Amid Battle With Taliban

As the Taliban attacked a district 50 miles outside the capital, Afghan forces called for American help. But the strike mistakenly hit a police ...

Indonesia earthquake: Thousands await rescue after quake hits resort islands Bali and Lombok

First responders are racing to evacuate hundreds of people affected by a deadly earthquake that rocked some of Indonesia's most idyllic islands late ...

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Bologna crash: Tanker truck fireball kills two and injures dozens

Dozens more are injured as a truck collides with a lorry on a motorway bridge, triggering an explosion.

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Italy road crash near Foggia kills 12 African farm labourers

A van packed with farm labourers collided head-on with a lorry in southern Italy.

At least 2 dead, dozens injured in Italian highway explosion

At least 67 people were injured in the incident, which included the collapse of part of a highway overpass, Italian police said.

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