Italy motorway bridge collapses near Genoa, so far no victims reported

ROME (Reuters) – A motorway bridge collapsed on Tuesday near the northern Italian port city of Genoa, local police and fire brigade officials said, adding that no dead or injured had so far been reported. Italian television showed images of the collapsed bridge, which was built on the A10 toll motorway in the 1960s. Restructuring work on the bridge was carried out in 2016. Reporting by Massimiliano Di Giorgio, writing by Gavin Jones, editing by…

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Motorway bridge collapses in Genoa, Italy

Image copyright Polizia di Stato Image caption Police shared this photo of the bridge after its collapse A major bridge has collapsed near the city of Genoa, Italian police say. The bridge, a part of the A10 motorway, is about 100 metres tall, Italian media say – and there are unconfirmed reports that cars may have been involved. Photographs from the scene show huge sections of rubble on the ground underneath the middle of the…

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Elon Musk Promises a New Feature to Improve Tesla Charging Journeys

Elon Musk plans to make charging the Tesla that little bit better. The CEO responded to a user request on Monday, asking for a way to provide feedback on destination chargers. Describing it as a “good idea,” Musk’s pledge to add the feature could make journeys better for the nearly 400,000 Tesla vehicles on the road. The feature, as described by Josh Cunningham, would add the ability to rate, comment and suggest updates for Tesla’s…

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Erdogan says Turkey will boycott U.S. electronics, lira steadies

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday Turkey will boycott electronic products from the United States, retaliating in a dispute with Washington that has helped drive the lira to record lows. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses businessmen in Trabzon, Turkey August 12, 2018. Murat Kula/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS The lira has lost more than 40 percent this year and crashed to an all-time low of 7.24 to the dollar early on Monday, hit…

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Swedish gangs set 80 cars on fire in several cities

Image copyright EVN Image caption Dozens of vehicles were set ablaze one after another in western Swedish cities Dozens of cars have been set alight in Sweden overnight, in what police say may be a co-ordinated criminal action. Up to 80 vehicles were badly damaged by gangs of black-clad youths, beginning at about 21:00 local time (19:00 GMT). Most of the damage took place in the western city of Gothenburg, but incidents were also reported…

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‘My Ears Ache To Hear Your Voice’

Nearly three weeks since Samantha “Sam” Sayers disappeared while hiking in Washington state’s North Cascades, her mother made a birthday wish for the young woman on Monday.  Lisa Sayers expressed her thoughts about her missing daughter’s 29th birthday on Facebook:  “I only have one wish … for you to come home safe and sound. My ears ache to hear your voice and that incredible laugh and my eyes yearn to see the sparkle in your…

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South Korea marks first ‘comfort women’ day, joined by protestors in Taiwan

SEOUL/TAIPEI (Reuters) – People in South Korea and Taiwan unveiled monuments and staged protests on Tuesday to mark Japan’s wartime use of “comfort women”, a euphemism for girls and women forced to work in Japan’s wartime brothels. Protesters hold pictures of “comfort women” and of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe outside Japan’s de facto embassy in Taipei, Taiwan August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu In South Korea, a new monument was unveiled as part of its…

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Firefighter killed battling largest blaze in California history

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A firefighter has been killed battling the largest wildfire in Californian history that has been stoked by prime fire weather conditions as it has destroyed dozens of homes. The unidentified firefighter was killed on Monday while battling the Ranch Fire, one of two blazes that make up the Mendocino Complex, which has already charred about 349,000 acres (141,200 hectares), the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal…

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UK PM May: My thoughts are with those injured in Westminster incident

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said her thoughts were with those injured in an incident outside parliament on Tuesday after two people were taken to hospital when a car crashed into security barriers. Police officers stand at a cordon after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, Britain, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay Neither of those hurt were believed to have suffered serious injuries. Parliament is in recess…

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‘NO TAPES,’ Trump Tweets As He Brags Omarosa Called Him A Civil Rights Champ

President Donald Trump lashed out at fired White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman on Monday evening as he declared for the first time that there are no tapes of him used a racial slur on the set of “The Apprentice” reality TV show. He repeated an insult that Manigault Newman is “wacky” in a tweet, this time adding that she is “deranged.” Yet he also pointed out the many “wonderful and powerful things” the former “Apprentice”…

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