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August 15, 2018

London authorities mull making car-free area around Houses of Parliament after alleged terror attack

Jack Taylor/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The morning after a 29-year-old man allegedly crashed his silver Ford Fiesta outside the Houses of Parliament, authorities are discussing the possibility of making the area a car-free zone. Speaking on Wednesday to Sky News, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said "there may well be a case" for making parts of Westminster pedestrian-only. "We've got to do that carefully. We shouldn't just take an on-the-hoof response to what was a very disturbing inc..
August 15, 2018

Deaths up to 39 in Italian bridge collapse amid fear more of span could fall on any survivors

Awakening/Getty Images(GENOA, Italy) -- The Italian port city of Genoa began two official days of mourning Wednesday amid an urgent search for survivors of a catastrophic bridge collapse that has claimed at least 39 lives, including three children, authorities said. “It continues to be a rescue operation until they have searched all the rubble,” Italian fire official Emmanuelle Gissi told ABC News. “They finished one side of the river bank and moved to the other side.” About 400 rescue workers r..
August 14, 2018

US-Turkish relations spiraling amid tit-for-tat penalties over detained pastor

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- While still nominally allies, the U.S. and Turkey's relationship is continuing to fall apart amid new economic penalties in the continued fight over an American pastor detained in Turkey. Andrew Brunson has been at the heart of the ongoing fight after the U.S. sanctioned two top Turkish officials for his continued detention, and Turkey's vow to retaliate, even as its currency plummets. Even though a meeting between National Security Adviser John Bolton ..
August 14, 2018

At least 26 dead after cars plunge off collapsed bridge in Italy: Officials

Italian National Police(GENOA, Italy) -- A section of a towering highway bridge collapsed in Italy Tuesday, sending vehicles plunging nearly 300 feet to the ground and killing at least 26 people, officials said. The collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa occurred around midday during strong storms moving through the area of northwest Italy, according to authorities. At least 30 vehicles were on the bridge in a port section of the city when the span gave way, Amalia Tedeschi, a firefighter, told..