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Puppies found in Italy avalanche hotel boost hope for survivors

Penne - Rescuers recovered three puppies from under the rubble of Italy's avalanche-hit hotel Monday sparking fresh hopes some of the 22 people still missing after five days could be found alive.

Hope flickers as Italy avalanche survivors tell of trauma

Penne - Survivors of Italy's avalanche disaster on Sunday recounted how they ate snow to stay hydrated and sung to keep their spirits up while huddling in pitch black, cramped cavities in the mangled wreckage of the Hotel Rigopiano.

Rescuers cling on to hope in Italy avalanche disaster

Penne - Rescuers pulled four people alive from an avalanche-hit Italian hotel on Saturday and clung on to hopes of saving some of the 23 people still missing three days after the disaster struck.Saturday's rescues lifted the total number of survivors to 11.

Migrants pitch in on Italy avalanche relief effort

Penne - A group of asylum-seeking African migrants on Saturday joined volunteers helping the relief effort at an avalanche-hit hotel in earthquake-ravaged central Italy..

Rescuers cling on to hope in Italy avalanche disaster

Penne - Rescuers pulled four people alive from an avalanche-hit Italian hotel on Saturday and clung on to hopes of saving some of the 23 people still missing three days after the disaster struck.Saturday's rescues lifted the total number of survivors to 11.

16 killed as Hungarian school coach crashes in Italy

Verona - At least 16 people died when a coach bringing Hungarian teenagers home from a skiing trip crashed and burst into flames on a northern Italian motorway overnight, authorities said Saturday.

Eight survivors found in Italy avalanche hotel

Penne - Two young children were among eight people pulled alive Friday from the ruins of a mountain hotel in central Italy, nearly two days after it was buried under a devastating avalanche.

Honour for Cameroonian who shed light on Italy's 'modern slavery'

Rome - It was a passion for football that made Cameroonian Yvan Sagnet want to pursue his studies in Turin, home to Italy's most famous club, Juventus.

Breaking point nears for Italy's quake survivors

Montereale - For Italian mother Tamara Ottaviani, the latest earthquakes to pound her mountain village might just have been the final straw.

Italy avalanche leaves 25 feared dead in mountain hotel

Rome - Several children were among the missing Thursday after a devastating avalanche buried an Italian mountain hotel with more than 25 people believed to be trapped inside.

Deadly quake nightmare returns to haunt Italy

Italy - Italy was hit by four earthquakes in four hours, killing one and bringing terror to snowbound mountain areas still recovering from last year's series of deadly tremors.

Italy quake nightmare returns in deep mid-winter

Italy - Earthquakes brought an icy chill of terror to snowbound central Italy on Wednesday as four powerful shocks reverberated through an area still recovering from deadly tremors last year.

Italy toasts its real-life Sherlock Holmes

Rome - With his Sherlock Holmes-style penchant for using multiple disguises to help crack his cases, Giuseppe Dosi was no ordinary policeman.And nearly 36 years after his death, Italians are still discovering the secrets of the "artist detective".

Over 180 feared dead from migrant boat disaster in Mediterranean

Rome - Four people died and nearly 180 are missing, presumed dead, after Saturday's migrant ship capsize in the Mediterranean, officials said Tuesday after interviewing a handful of survivors.

Pope admits to 'darkness' in own faith

Guidonia - Pope Francis admitted on Sunday to sometimes having "darkness" cloud his own faith, while warning against "Christian parrots" who pay lip service to the church without acting on its values.

Scores missing in migrant crossing in Mediterranean: Italy

Rome - The Italian coastguard said on Saturday nearly a hundred people were missing after a boat with migrants sank off the Libyan coast."The bodies of eight people have been recovered.

Italy court rejects labour law referendum

Rome - Italy's constitutional court on Wednesday rejected a petition calling for a referendum on a key plank of labour market legislation that was a flagship reform of ousted premier Matteo Renzi.

'Bunga bunga' bribes trial on hold, Berlusconi ruling nears

Rome - Silvio Berlusconi will learn by the end of this month if he is to stand trial for allegedly buying the silence of call girls and others who attended his infamous "bunga bunga" sex parties.

Italian PM says he's well after surgery on blood vessel

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Wednesday he was feeling well following emergency surgery on a blocked blood vessel.

London-based Italians arrested for cyber-spying on top politicians

Rome - Italian police on Tuesday announced the arrest of a London-resident nuclear engineer and his sister on suspicion of running a cyber snooping operation targeting politicians, public bodies and companies.
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