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Italy to hold mass funeral as search for bodies continues

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AMATRICE, Italy Italy hurriedly revised preparations for a mass funeral for earthquake victims on Tuesday after protests by bereaved relatives, as crews continued to dig for bodies under mounds of rubble.

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Renzi to present national plan to strengthen Italy's quake defences 29 Aug 2016

ROME Prime Minister Matteo Renzi promised on Monday to present a national plan to make Italy safer against earthquakes as rescuers continued to search for bodies after last week's quake that killed at least 292 people.

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Italy's vulnerable beauty lacks funds and attention against earthquakes 29 Aug 2016

ROME The basilica of Saint Benedict in the medieval town of Norcia swayed but held up last week when a 6.2 magnitude earthquake rocked mountainous central Italy.

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New tans, same old 'polycrisis' as Europe's summer ends 29 Aug 2016

BRUSSELS The European Union grinds back into action this week after its August break, still dazed by Britain's midsummer vote to quit the EU and facing much the same "polycrisis" as a year ago: a mass of refugees, a fragile economy, hostile Russians and, yes, those Brits, now more awkward than ever.

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More bodies located beneath rubble in Italy quake zone 28 Aug 2016

AMATRICE, Italy Rescuers believe they have found more bodies buried deep in the rubble of the ruined town of Amatrice, five days after a devastating earthquake struck central Italy, killing at least 290 people. | Video

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L'Aquila is grim reminder of struggle facing Italy's quake-hit towns 28 Aug 2016

L'AQUILA, Italy Seven years after being devastated by an earthquake that killed more than 300 people, L'Aquila's abandoned city centre is a stark reminder of the struggle facing Italian towns hit by a quake last week.

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Italy quake death toll hits 281, state funeral planned 26 Aug 2016

PESCARA DEL TRONTO, Italy Hopes of finding more survivors from Italy's powerful earthquake faded on Friday, with the death toll rising to 281 and the rescue operation in some of the stricken areas called off. | Video

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Italy's earthquake shakes even the dead 26 Aug 2016

SANT'ANGELO, Italy The earthquake that brought disaster to a cluster of mountain communities in central Italy this week did not even spare the dead.

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African migrants go to Italian quake zone to help survivors 26 Aug 2016

PESCARA DEL TRONTO, Italy African migrants hoping to start a new life in Italy after risking their lives crossing the Mediterranean have headed to the area of Wednesday's earthquake, helping local people who lost everything in the disaster. | Video

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Prada predicts return to growth in 2017 after first-half profits slump 26 Aug 2016

PARIS Italian luxury goods maker Prada predicted a return to sales and profit growth next year, partly helped by improved sales trends in China, after posting a 25 percent drop in first-half underlying earnings and net profit.

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Turkey signals no let up in Syria campaign, despite Western concerns

ISTANBUL Turkey's army chief signalled no let up in a Syria offensive Washington has criticised for targeting U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters as well as jihadists, and said its successes showed last month's failed coup had not dented the military's power. | Video