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Italy

Postby Beaver » Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:07 am

Sad news from Rome. No relation to the Massimo who posts here, of course.

Italian police arrest homeless man in death of UW student
http://www.channel3000.com/news/italian ... t/40361708

"Police identified the suspect as Massimo Galioto, a 40-year-old from Rome. In a statement Tuesday, police said he was taken into custody because he was "seriously implicated" in the murder."

Update: http://www.channel3000.com/news/Autopsy ... s/40381496

"In an interview a day earlier, with Italian RAI state TV, Pennachioli said Solomon had been robbed by two Moroccan men, and that after he descended from the bridge to one of the Tiber's banks, he was "agitated, and had a fight" with Galioto. "It ended badly," she said on RAI. Solomon "pushed, Max pushed back. He pushed a second time. Max pushed again," Pennachioli told RAI. Solomon was "drunk and tumbled over" into the water, she said.

Although most of the river winds through the city placidly during summer, just downstream where the alleged scuffle took place is a small rapid, and concrete and rocks line much of the Tiber's banks. Solomon's credit cards were used on Friday in Milan, and police are investigating whether other, still unidentified people, had robbed him."

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Re: Italy

Postby Mad Howler » Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:39 am

Doesn't it feel about right how data has come back in this case?
i.e. - the Italians are using enhanced survailance to the benifit of the public (it's touching WI presently & I'm impressed).
We are not allowed to let that happen here - it seems.
Sad but - sadly understandable ;(

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Re: Italy

Postby msnflyer » Sun Jul 10, 2016 1:03 pm

Being drunk and alone in a foreign country opens the door for all kinds of negative consequences. Tragic ending.

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Re: Italy

Postby Beaver » Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:58 am

More bad news from scenic Italy.

At least 20 killed in Italy train collision
http://www.channel3000.com/news/some-ki ... s/40467282

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Re: Italy

Postby massimo » Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:37 am

What's this now? A bad news from Italy thread? I won't stand for it!

Pasta helps you lose weight, Beav, why no mention of that recently breaking news?

http://www.italiangoodnews.com/

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Re: Italy

Postby Beaver » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:56 pm

I enjoy pasta but can't eat it often...too many carbs. Bad news for tourists in central Italy.

Italy earthquake leaves 63 dead, towns in ruins
http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/23/europe/it ... index.html

"A strong, shallow earthquake devastated towns in central Italy early Wednesday, killing at least 63 people and leaving rescuers desperately digging through the rubble to free survivors. The 6.2-magnitude earthquake badly damaged villages in a mountainous rural area of central Italy, a popular vacation spot usually bustling with tourists during the summer break. CNN affiliate Rai reported 63 dead, but the toll is expected to rise as rescue teams reach the remote sites where the damage is worst."

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Re: Italy

Postby massimo » Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:48 pm

It's a great time to be turning 18 years old in Italy!

Culture bonus!

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Re: Italy

Postby Beaver » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:41 am

Culture bonus sounds nice. We should do that here.

Italy earthquake death toll revised down to 241
http://www.thelocal.it/20160825/italy-q ... -survivors

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Re: Italy

Postby Beaver » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:08 am

It doesn't look or sound like the hotel was crushed, so if they are inside seems they would be alive.

Many feared dead in hotel buried by avalanche
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world ... 34626.html

"Help, we're dying of cold," one couple trapped inside wrote to rescuers, according to Ansa. Another man, identified by news reports as Fabio Salzetta, sent a text message saying he had escaped with a maintenance worker, but others were trapped inside."

Italy avalanche survivors reveal how they sucked on dirty snow as they waited for rescuers
http://www.news.com.au/world/europe/ita ... 3e3cd44bf4

"It emerged last night the hotel’s owners had sent an email to authorities for help evacuating guests hours before the disaster. It described how power had been off since 7am due to the heavy snowfalls and the constant tremors were “worrying” guests and staff."


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