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Yes, for a multitude of reasons, Venice is really sinking

Venice - Most of us already know that Venice is sinking - However, the city has now become the poster child of the problems facing all coastal cities. "Acqua alta" conditions, the term locals use for when the water gets high, has become all too frequent.

Venice comes up for air after week of record flooding

Rome - Venice sought to return to normal life on Monday after a week of unprecedented flooding that devastated the city, submerging homes, business and cultural treasures.

Devastated Venice braced for third major flood

Venice - Venice was braced Saturday for an unprecednted third major flooding in less than a week, with sea water due to swamp the already devastated historic city where authorities have declared a state of emergency.

As tides rise, flooded Venice awash with colourful plastic boots

Venice - After a high tide swept through Venice causing widespread devastation, plastic boots are everywhere.

St Mark's closed as Venice faces more floods

Venice - Another exceptional high tide swamped flood-hit Venice on Friday, prompting the mayor to order St Mark's square closed after Italy declared a state of emergency for the UNESCO city.

Venice braces for more high water as alarms sound

Venice - Venice braced itself for more rising waters on Thursday as Italy's government prepared to take emergency measures for the canal city struck by an exceptional tide this week.

Climate change blamed for floods overwhelming Venice

Venice’s mayor declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after “apocalyptic” floods swept through the lagoon city, flooding its historic basilica and inundating squares and centuries-old buildings.

Flooding drowns St Mark's priceless mosaics in sewage

Venice - Dirty water swirls around marble tombs inside the 12th century crypt of St Mark's Basilica in Venice, which suffered untold damage when an unprecedented high tide swept through the city.

Climate change, corruption blamed for Venice flood devastation

Venice - Much of Venice was left under water after the highest tide in 50 years ripped through the historic Italian city, beaching gondolas, trashing hotels and sending tourists fleeing through rapidly rising waters.

Venice underwater as exceptional tide sweeps through canal city

Venice - Venice was hit by the highest tide in more than 50 years late Tuesday, with tourists wading through flooded streets to seek shelter as a fierce wind whipped up waves in St. Mark's Square.

Italy hit by heavy rains, flooding in Venice

Rome - Powerful rainstorms hit Italy on Tuesday, with the worst affected areas in the south and Venice, where there was widespread flooding.

Three killed in Venice offshore racing accident

Rome - Three people have been killed in Venice after a powerboat attempting to break an offshore record slammed into an artificial spit of land in the dark, Italian firefighters and media reports said Wednesday.

Mary Poppins shocker: 'I swear a lot' admits Julie Andrews

Venice - Mary Poppins, cover your ears.Hollywood legend Julie Andrews shocked the world Tuesday by confessing that she has something of a filthy mouth."I do swear a lot.

Polanski film premieres in Venice as scandal rages

Venice - Roman Polanski's new film premieres in Venice Friday after the defiant director lashed out at critics and as fury over his inclusion in the festival cast a shadow over the star-studded celebration of cinema.

Star-studded Venice opens under cloud of controversy

Venice - The glitzy Venice film festival opens Wednesday with fury over the inclusion of controversial directors Roman Polanski and Nate Parker adding to criticism about a lack of women directors in the running for its top prize.

Rape rows risk taking sheen off starry Venice film festival

Venice - The star-studded Venice film festival opens Wednesday with a row raging about the inclusion of controversial directors Roman Polanski and Nate Parker.

Brew hullabaloo gets German tourists kicked out of Venice

Rome - A couple of German tourists were ordered to leave Venice on Friday for brewing coffee at the foot of the famous Rialto bridge.The Berliners, 32 and 35, had stopped for a rest, downing their backpacks to prepare a cup of coffee using a little gas stove....

Gondoleering goddesses teach ancient art to the masses

Venice - "Big wave incoming, use your legs!" shouts Gabriella Lazzari, as her laughing students try out their new gondoleering skills in the sunshine of Venice's lagoon.

Deadly storms lash Italy leaving Venice afloat

Venice - At least five people died Monday in Italy as fierce winds and rains lashed much of the country and caused waters in the canal-ringed city of Venice to reach historic high levels.

Cuaron's Mexican 'masterpiece' wins Venice film festival

Venice - Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron won the Golden Lion top prize at the Venice film festival Saturday for "Roma", which critics called not merely a movie but "a vision".

Cuaron's Mexican 'masterpiece' wins Venice film festival

Venice - Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron won the Golden Lion top prize at the Venice film festival Saturday for "Roma", which critics have called not merely a movie but "a vision".

Radiohead frontman writes eerie score for horror film

New York - Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke on Tuesday announced his first film score as he put out an eerie first track to "Suspiria," a horror movie rooted in modern dance.

Hilarious royal comedy leads feisty female films at Venice

Venice - Wicked and powerful women took the Venice film festival by storm Thursday with a viciously funny British period comedy, "The Favourite", already being talked of as an Oscar contender.

Women directors slam 'toxic masculinity' of Venice film festival

Venice - The Venice film festival was slammed for its "toxic masculinity" as it opens Wednesday with just one female director represented among its most mouth-watering line-up in decades.

Glamorous Venice Film Festival courts controversy

Rome - Global superstars Lady Gaga, Ryan Gosling and Vanessa Redgrave descend on Venice this week as the annual film festival kicks off Wednesday to controversy over the inclusion of Netflix productions and there being just one female director in competition....

'The Shape of Water' by Mexico's Guillermo Del Toro wins Venice Golden Lion

Venice - "The Shape of Water," a dazzling sci-fi romance by Mexican director Guillermo Del Toro, won the coveted Golden Lion at the Venice film festival on Saturday.

A class act: how Britain has US to thank for movie legend

Venice - At 84, Michael Caine is still going strong as one of the most successful actors Britain has ever produced.

Director's despair sends Lawrence in new direction

Venice - Director Darren Aronofsky's says his latest film, "mother!", a dark, allegorical portrayal of an unravelling couple starring Jennifer Lawrence, was born of despair at the way the world is going."Most of my films take many many years to come to life.

New dimension to Jackson's 'Thriller' and story behind it

Venice - Director John Landis says his new 3D version of "Thriller" gives Michael Jackson fans chance to see the groundbreaking video how the late king of pop would have wanted them to.

Love, wrinkles and all, conquers Venice

Venice - Love conquers all, even when wrinkles become part of the equation.That's the message from Helen Mirren and from Venice, appropriately the world's oldest film festival.
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