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By Amna Nawaz
The battle for Venice’s future was stark as the MSC Orchestra set sail with some 1,000 passengers. The voyage heralded the return of cruise ships to the historic city of canals after more than 18 months, but the vessel reignited…
By Colleen Barry, Associated Press
In our news wrap Monday, Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard warned protesters they will face “decisive” action if nationwide unrest does not stop. Angered by a 50 percent hike in gasoline prices, people occupied streets and set fire to cars and…
The historic flooding has sharpened calls to create an administration that recognizes the uniqueness of Venice, for both its concentration of treasures and its increasing vulnerability.
VENICE, Italy — Venice was hit Sunday by a record third exceptional tide in the same week while other parts of Italy struggled with a series of weather woes, from rain-swollen rivers to high winds to an out-of-season avalanche. Stores…
By Colleen Barry, Luca Bruno, Associated Press
In our news wrap Friday, officials said a 16-year-old student clearly planned an attack on his Southern California high school but haven’t yet determined a motive. The suspect remains in critical condition. Also, Iraqi security forces shot and killed three…
By Giada Zampano, Associated Press
A cabinet meeting approved a special decree that included 20 million euros ($21.7 million) in immediate financial aid aimed at helping the city recover.
In our news wrap Wednesday, new Israeli airstrikes targeting Islamic Jihad fighters in the Gaza Strip killed 26 people, including at least three minors, in the area's heaviest recent fighting. Israel’s defense minister urged against Palestinian reprisals. Also, protests in…
The water was so high that nothing less than thigh-high boots afforded protection.
By Cain Burdeau, Luca Bruno, Associated Press
A towering, out-of-control cruise ship rammed into a dock and a tourist river boat on a busy Venice canal on Sunday morning, injuring four tourists and sparking new calls for placing restrictions on cruise ships in the famed but strained…
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