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Drawing out children's trauma in quake-hit Italy

Amatrice - Inside a shady tent in the middle of quake-hit Amatrice, a little girl hunches over a table drawing a picture of the soaring mountains overlooking this small Italian town.

Shoddy home renovations may have contributed to Italy quake toll

Rome - Shoddy, price-cutting renovations, in breach of local building regulations, could be partly to blame for the high death toll from this week's devastating earthquake in central Italy, according to a prosecutor investigating the disaster.

When death comes to stay: one Italian village's story

Saletta - Nowhere was hit harder by the earthquake that brought death and devastation to a remote corner of central Italy this week than Saletta.And if you listen to the locals, the tiny mountain hamlet is never going to recover from the wounds it has suffered.

Funeral tears as Italy says farewell to quake dead

Ascoli Piceno - Italy on Saturday bid a tearful farewell to dozens of those who died in the earthquake as the nation mourned the victims of a disaster that claimed nearly 300 lives.

Comfort food for Italy earthquake survivors

Accumoli - In a children's play park in the tiny Italian village of Illica, survivors of this week's earthquake are enjoying a meal that gives new meaning to the term "comfort food".

Italians in quake zone urged to disable Wi-Fi passwords

In the wake of the recent earthquake in central Italy, the Italian Red Cross and other agencies are asking people in the region to disable their Wi-Fi passwords to facilitate communication. But security experts warn there are dangers in doing this.

Hope for survivors fades as Italy quake toll hits 267

Amatrice - An increasingly forlorn search for victims of the earthquake that brought destruction to central Italy entered a third day Friday as the confirmed death toll climbed to 267.

Angels on two wheels scour Italy trails for quake survivors

Amatrice - They are angels without wings who come on two wheels, scouring the Italian mountains for victims of the deadly earthquake who are stranded in places inaccessible to other rescuers.

Italy's cooks take to the stoves for quake victims

Rome - More than 700 Italian restaurants have added spaghetti all'amatriciana to their menus in solidarity with the victims of an earthquake that destroyed the birthplace of the famous pasta dish.

Questions mount as Italy quake toll hits 250

Amatrice - The death toll from a powerful earthquake in central Italy rose to 250 on Thursday as rescuers continued a grim search for corpses and powerful aftershocks rocked the devastated area.

Italy quake toll climbs to at least 159: official

Rome - The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck a remote area of central Italy climbed to at least 159 late Wednesday, said the head of the country's civil protection agency, Fabrizio Curcio.

'We only heard their cats': quake sorrow of Italian village

Italy - Sitting with his brother on a bench in Illica, one of the Italian mountain villages devastated by a powerful earthquake on Wednesday, Guido Bordo clasps and unclasps his hands repeatedly.

18 dead as Italy struck by powerful quake

Rome - A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake devastated mountain villages in central Italy on Wednesday, leaving at least 18 people dead and many more unaccounted for.

At least two dead in Italian earthquake: media

Rome - At least two people died after a powerful earthquake struck central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday, local media reported.

Afghan travels 400km belted to underside of lorry

Rome - An Afghan migrant travelled 400 kilometres (250 miles) along an Italian highway strapped by leather belts to the bottom of a lorry, police said Tuesday.

'Big Three' leaders insist EU not finished after Brexit

Ventotene - The leaders of Italy, France and Germany insisted Monday that Britain's shock decision to quit the European Union would not kill the bloc.

Big three tackle EU future on symbolic island

Naples - The leaders of Italy, France and Germany meet Monday to lay the groundwork for a summit aimed at salvaging the European project in the wake of Britain's shock vote to leave.

Syrian baby, 5-year-old dead in migrant boat capsize

Rome - Two Syrian girls, one of them an eight-month-old baby, are among up to six people who died when a boat carrying would-be migrants to Europe capsized off Libya Thursday, rescuers said.

Italian bishop launches crusade against Pokemon Go

Rome - An Italian bishop has threatened legal action against Pokemon Go, saying the "diabolical" game has turned its army of smartphone-wielding players into "walking dead", reports said Thursday.

Pope meets French President after priest murder

Rome - Pope Francis on Wednesday granted French President Francois Hollande a private audience, three weeks after Islamist militants killed an elderly French priest by slitting his throat in front of worshippers.
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