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Italy towns under lockdown as first European coronavirus death reported

Rome - An Italian man became the first European to die after being infected with the coronavirus Friday, just hours after 10 towns in the country were locked down following a flurry of new cases.

10 Italian towns in lockdown over coronavirus fears

Rome - Authorities in northern Italy on Friday ordered the closure of schools, bars and other public spaces in 10 towns following a flurry of new coronavirus cases.

Children in rural areas have better motor skills

A study reveals that children living in rural areas outperform those living in metropolitan areas when it comes to motor skills and other elements of physical fitness. The differences in relation to the living environment were found to be significant.

Regime seizes two towns from rebels in Syria's Ghouta: monitor

Beirut - Syria's regime retook two more towns in Eastern Ghouta on Saturday, a war monitor said, pressing an offensive to capture the rebel enclave on the doorstep of Damascus.

Urbanization makes its mark on evolution

Washington - Urbanization, that is human development in the form of towns and cities, is affecting evolution, according to a new scientific study. The researchers say this has implications for sustainability and human well-being.

Plans to build a new generation of 'healthy towns'

London - Is it possible to design and engineer a town to be healthy? This is what the British government is considering for a series of new building projects.

Op-Ed: Why are some big towns growing into small cities?

Mankato - Small cities are growing in numerous locations throughout the U.S. Some cities like Mankato, MN are leading the way, but what can urban planners learn?

More than 600,000 join rallies in French towns outside ParisĀ 

Paris - More than 600,000 people rallied against terrorism in towns around the country outside of Paris on Sunday, according to an AFP tally.

US landslide towns divided by mud, united by grief

Arlington - "We're still in shock, really," says Ben Sullivan. As the likely death toll from the monster landslide in the picture postcard valley town of Oso climbs into the dozens, that's a common feeling round here, more than a week after the catastrophe.

Small Towns Face Losing Their Libraries

A community in southern Oregon is bracing for the very real possibility that its entire library system will soon be closing down.

Towns isolated, thousands without power as storm wallops B.C.

Entire towns remained cut off and thousands of British Columbians were still without power early Thursday after a powerful Pacific storm packing strong winds and heavy rains walloped the province.

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