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'Daddy, the bridge is falling': Genoa survivors speak of their terror as Italy seeks answers

But in Genoa, a port city in northwest Italy where at least 39 people died after a highway bridge partially collapsed during a violent storm Tuesday, there was little reason to celebrate. As rescue workers continued sifting through piles of concrete, some chunks of debris three stories high, and authorities began the work of identifying […]

Footage captures moment bridge fell

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Genoa mayor says bridge collapse was 'not absolutely unexpected' as crews race to free victims

A major section of the bridge partially collapsed on Tuesday, sending vehicles hurtling toward the earth. Abandoned vehicles remain on the span, with one truck close to the edge. Some chunks of concrete are the height of a three-story building. The search-and-rescue mission is expected to last for days, Emanuele Gissi, an engineer with the […]

What happens next in Turkey? It probably won't be good

Turkish lira plummets again, hits record low The worst may be yet to come for Turkey. The Turkish lira has dropped more than 40% against the dollar since January, thrashed by a potent mix of confrontational politics, economic policy confusion and US interest rate hikes. The escalation of a political spat with the United States […]

Erdogan to US: You've stabbed us in the back

Turkish lira plummets again, hits record low Turkey’s currency dropped again Monday as the country wrestled with a crisis that has rattled markets around the world. The Turkish lira plunged as much as 11% against the dollar, hitting a record low, before recovering some of its losses in volatile trading. The lira had already plummeted […]

Opinion: This is the gift V.S. Naipaul gave me

On that day in October 1953, Naipaul was only 21 years old and he had just received the news of his father’s death. His telegram read: = HE WAS THE BEST MAN I KNEW STOP EVERYTHING I OWE TO HIM BE BRAVE MY LOVES TRUST ME = VIDO Naipaul didn’t go home; he wouldn’t, in […]

V.S. Naipaul, Nobel-winning novelist, dies at 85

He was 85. In awarding him the $ 1 million Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001, the Swedish Academy praised Naipaul for combining genres into his own style that compels readers “to see the presence of suppressed histories. … In a vigilant style, (he) transforms rage into precision and allows events to speak with their […]

CNN's rare view of contested Chinese islands

[unable to retrieve full-text content] High above one of the most hotly contested regions in the world, CNN’s Ivan Watson was given a rare look at the Chinese government’s rapidly expanding militarization of the South China Sea from a US reconnaissance plane. CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

CNN flies aboard a Navy plane that gets a look at China's rapidly expanding presence in the South China Sea. The crew receives multiple in-flight warnings.

Aboard a US Navy P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance plane, CNN got a view from 16,500 feet of low-lying coral reefs turned into garrisons with five-story buildings, large radar installations, power plants and runways sturdy enough to carry large military aircraft. During the flight the crew received six separate warnings from the Chinese military, telling them they […]

Congo President Joseph Kabila will not seek election for third term

Kabila instead nominated his interior minister Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary as his successor. The announcement reported in local media brought an end to speculation that Kabila would bypass the country’s two-term limit to stand in the December 23 elections. Kabila succeeded his father, Laurent, after his assassination in 2001 and has since maintained a strong grip […]