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Rescuers work among the rubble and wreckage of the Morandi motorway bridge in Genoa on August 17, 2018, three days after a section collapsed. Rescue workers in Genoa have toiled for a third night in the wreckage of a collapsed bridge, continuing the desperate search for people still missing after the accident, which left at least 38 people dead. Italy's populist government intensified its attacks on the viaduct operator amid rising anger over the tragedy and the structural problems that have dogged the decades-old Morandi bridge, which buckled without warning on August 14, sending about 35 cars and several trucks, along with huge chunks of concrete, plunging 45 metres (150 feet) onto railway tracks below. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLO

Genoa toll hits 43 as search for answers ramps up

The toll of Genoa’s bridge collapse rose to 43 Sunday as rescuers confirmed they had found the remains believed to be of a missing family, a day after Italy held a funeral for the disaster victims.
This general view taken on August 15, 2018, shows an abandoned truck on the Morandi motorway bridge after a section collapsed in the north-western Italian city of Genoa. The number people of killed during the collapse of a bridge in the Italian port city of Genoa has risen to 38, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said. A vast span of the Morandi bridge caved in during a heavy rainstorm in the northern port city on August 14, sending about 35 cars and several trucks plunging 45 metres (150 feet) onto the railway tracks below. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHE

Death toll rises to 35 in Italy bridge collapse

A frantic search was underway Wednesday for survivors under the shattered remains of a motorway bridge in Genoa as the death toll rose to 35 and investigators probed what caused the catastrophic collapse.
The flames' brightness of a wildfire close to Monchique, in the Portuguese Algarve, is seen on the sky on August 4, 2018. A village in a tourist area in southern Portugal was evacuated as more than 400 firefighters tackled a forest fire, emergency services said. With Europe still on high alert during a record-breaking and deadly heatwave, Portugal has seen the mercury reach almost 46 degrees Celcius -- with more hot days to come. CARLOS COSTA / AFP

Europe sizzles in heatwave as wildfire hits Portugal

Europe sweltered through an intense heatwave on Sunday, with soaring temperatures contributing to forest fires, nuclear plants closing and even threatening the Netherlands' supply of fries, although some countries experienced a slight respite.

Oil spill disasters in the past 50 years

Concerns are growing over an oil slick off China’s east coast after an Iranian tanker, the Sanchi, exploded and sank a week ago following a collision at sea.

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Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang continued outstanding early-season form for German outfit Borussia Dortmund with a hat-trick at the weekend.

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Algerians protest against President Bouteflika’s bid for fifth term

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Elections: Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf urges politicians to maintain peace, adhere to rule of law

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