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Italy hunts for blame in bridge collapse that killed 39

Genoa, Aug 16 : As more bodies were pulled Wednesday from a mountain of jagged concrete and twisted steel left by a highway bridge collapse that killed 39, prosecutors focused on possible design flaws and past maintenance of the heavily used span, and politicians squabbled over blame. Motorists, meanwhile, recounted miraculous escapes and the horror of seeing others plunge over ...

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Rescuers comb concrete and steel after bridge collapse

Rome, Aug 15 : Rescuers in Italy searched on Wednesday for a second day through tons of broken concrete and twisted steel for any more survivors and bodies after the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa which killed at least 37 people. The collapse of the Morandi Bridge sent dozens of cars and three trucks plunging as much as ...

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Indian oil tanker suffers explosion off Oman, 3 crew missing

Dubai, Aug 15 : An Indian shipping company says one of its crude oil tankers suffered an explosion off the coast of Oman and three of its sailors are missing. The Shipping Corporation of India says the explosion struck the MT Desh Vaibhav on Tuesday in the Gulf of Oman while it was en route to Fujairah on the eastern ...

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Taliban attacks kill 4 police in southern province

Kabul, Aug 15 : An official says Taliban attacks have killed four police in southern Zabul province. Provincial police chief Mustafa Mayar says the Taliban attacked security posts in the Zabul capital of Qalat early Wednesday, killing the four and wounding three other officers. He says the gunbattle lasted several hours during which the Taliban used artillery and heavy guns. ...

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Italian bridge collapse sends cars plunging, killing 26

Milan, Aug 15 : A 51-year-old highway bridge in the Italian port city of Genoa collapsed in a driving rain Tuesday, killing at least 26 people and injuring 15 others as it sent dozens of vehicles tumbling into a heap of concrete and twisted steel. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte called it “an immense tragedy … inconceivable in a modern system ...

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WH insists Trump’s no racist as he vilifies another minority

Washington, Aug 15 : President Donald Trump unloaded on former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman Tuesday, calling her a “crazed, crying lowlife” and “that dog,” as a clash rooted in the reality star’s accusations of racism focused new attention on his frequent disparagement of prominent African-Americans. The public conflict showed no signs of slowing, as Manigault Newman did another round of ...

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9 injured in apparent natural gas explosion in Denver

Denver, Aug 15 : Nine people were injured, one critically, by an apparent natural gas explosion in Denver on Tuesday, firefighters said. Capt. Greg Pixley, a spokesman for the Denver Fire Department, said seven bystanders were treated for minor injuries and released after a portion of a brick rowhouse was leveled in the blast just south of downtown. A man ...

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India will send manned flight into space by 2022

Traffic moves in front of an illuminated Vidhan Sabha building on the eve of Independence Day in Lucknow, India, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. New Delhi, Aug 15 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi says India will send a manned flight into space by 2022. The announcement came amid celebrations Wednesday of India’s independence from British colonialists in 1947. Modi’s speech was ...

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Cars plunge as highway bridge collapses in Italy; 22 dead

Milan, Aug 14 : A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed Tuesday in the Italian port city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 45 meters (nearly 150 feet) into a heap of rubble below. A transport official said at least 22 people were killed and eight injured in the tragedy. A huge ...

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Taliban storm Afghan army base, kill 17 troops

Kabul, Aug 14 : The spokesman for the Defense Ministry in Kabul says the Taliban have overrun a military base in northern Afghanistan, killing 17 soldiers and wounding at least 19 troops. Ghafor Ahmad Jawed says the insurgents overrun the base late on Monday night in Faryab province, in the district of Ghormach, after besieging it for three days. The ...

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