Alberto Riva

Europe

The Italian earthquake has killed at least 247 people

24 hours after the quake that struck central Italy, the death toll is climbing quickly and authorities say it will get worse.
Alberto Riva
8.25.16
Europe

Town devastated by earthquake is home to a beloved Italian tradition

Amatrice, almost destroyed by a quake that killed at least 120, is not on guidebooks — but Italians know it as the birthplace of pasta amatriciana.
Alberto Riva
8.24.16
Europe

See the destruction caused by the Italian earthquake

As the sun rose on Wednesday over central Italy, the immense extent of the damage became painfully clear.
Alberto Riva
8.24.16
italy

Earthquake flattens towns near Rome, killing dozens

Hundreds are still buried under the rubble, and authorities say the death toll may climb. Another quake in the area killed 300 people in 2009.
Alberto Riva
8.24.16
middle east

Russia is now bombing Syria from Iran

Until now, Russia has been using an airbase in Syria to bomb Assad's enemies. Taking off from Iran means adding a new dimension to the war.
Alberto Riva
8.16.16
VICE News

Why Russia's naval exercise off the Syrian coast is a big deal

The live-fire exercise is labeled as a drill against possible terrorism risks, but it's also a show of force close to Russia's only warm-water naval base overseas.
Alberto Riva
8.15.16
middle east

Syrian rebels say they broke the siege of Aleppo

A rebel success would be the first victory for the group that replaced al-Qaeda's Syrian offshoot, but the Assad regime says the claims aren't real.
Alberto Riva
8.6.16
United Arab Emirates

A jet with 300 people crashed in Dubai, and everybody got out alive

A Boeing 777 belonging to Emirates crash-landed and caught fire. The crew managed to evacuate everybody in time, but a firefighter was killed.
Alberto Riva
8.3.16
TURKEY

Erdogan calls state of emergency, says 'other countries' behind failed coup

The president didn't say what countries he suspects of trying to topple him. Now, he has the power to bypass parliament, for at least three months.
Alberto Riva
7.20.16
Europe

The Italian Navy rescued 1,000 migrants in a single day

More migrants are attempting the dangerous Mediterranean crossing from Libya after the eastern overland route through Greece became a much harder option.
Alberto Riva
7.19.16
Europe

An ax-wielding Afghan refugee attacked passengers on a German train

A 17-year old Afghan man who had come to Germany as a refugee wounded at least three people seriously. His motive is still unclear.
Alberto Riva
7.18.16
middle east

NATO is sending its radar planes to coordinate airstrikes against the Islamic State

The E-3 AWACS flying radars going to Turkey this fall may have an unofficial side job: Keeping an eye on Russian warplanes in Syria.
Alberto Riva
7.10.16
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