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ROME - Finger-pointing heats up as political leaders pin responsibility to private road companies, as the death toll rises to 39, report government officials. 

 Motorways for Italy is the private company which is being held responsible for the poor maintenance of the Morandi bridge, as well as many others which they manage across Italy. Many stretches of Italian highways and infrastructure were sold off by the 2015 Renzi government in an attempt to reduce public debt.  

15 Aug 2018
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 GENOA – Scores of people have died after a section of a motorway viaduct bridge collapsed sending up to 40 cars and vehicles plunging some 150 feet to the ground, police and rescue teams said Wednesday. 
 
 So far, 39 people - three of which are children - have been confirmed dead in the accident that happened around 11.30 am Tuesday when the 50-year-old bridge gave way in heavy rain, police said. The death toll is expected to climb as 16 more are in hospital, 12 in a critical condition.
 
14 Aug 2018
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ROME – Local staff at the Catholic Relief Services in Sudan are increasingly concerned about being obliged to undertake birdwatching excursions into dangerous war zones with the Vatican-linked charity’s flamboyant East Africa regional director, David Orth-Moore, CRS sources say.

11 Aug 2018
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ROME - Two children have been killed and their 49-year-old mother has been left seriously injured during a train accident in Brancaleone in Reggio Calabria after crossing the tracks on the way to the sea, medics said on Thursday.

9 Aug 2018
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ROME – Customs police in Palermo followed and seized a ship holding around 20 tonnes of cannabis before arresting the entire crew, officials said on Thursday.

 The ‘Remus’ ship in question was flying the Panama flag and travelling from Palma in Gran Canaria towards Tuzla in Turkey via Alessandria in Egypt. The customs police discovered 20 tonnes of cannabis immersed in thousands of litres of petrol and promptly arrested the entire crew, composed of 11 sailors from Montenegro.

9 Aug 2018