A man is rescued alive from the ruins following an earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy. REUTERS

Italy mourns quake victims

ROME. – Italy yesterday declared a day of mourning for victims of a devastating earthquake as hopes of finding any more survivors dwindled and the confirmed death toll rose to 267. Flags will f...

Dilma’s days numbered

BRASILIA. – Brazil’s Senate opened the impeachment trial of suspended President Dilma Rousseff (pictured below)yesterday and will hear witnesses for and against the leader who is expected to be...
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Pre-dawn quake kills 73

ROME. — A powerful pre-dawn earthquake devastated mountain villages in central Italy yesterday, leaving at least 73 people dead, dozens more injured or trapped under the rubble and thousands temporar...

Media biased towards Clinton: Poll

WASHINGTON. — Nearly four in ten voters believe that the US media is biased towards Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US election, said a new poll.

UN admits role in Haiti cholera epidemic

PORT AU PRINCE. — A United Nations acknowledgement that it played a role in introducing cholera to Haiti and vows to aid victims were welcomed Friday in the Caribbean nation, which has experienced th...

Sarkozy announces new presidential bid

PARIS. — Former French leader Nicolas Sarkozy yesterday announced he will seek his party’s nomination to stand in next year’s presidential election. “I have decided to be a candidate in the 2017 pres...

Turkey seeks to identify IS child bomber

ANKARA. — Turkish authorities scrambled yesterday to identify a child suicide bomber acting on the orders of Islamic State jihadists who killed 54 people including several children at a Kurdish weddi...