Earthquake In Italy News
Dogs Sniff for Late Pope's Stolen Blood
Dozens of police with sniffer dogs searched the area around the church of San Pietro della Ienca in the central mountainous Abbruzzo region of Italy for a stolen relic containing a fragment of cloth stained with the blood of the late Pope John Paul II....
Scientists Convicted of Manslaughter for Failing to Predict Italian Quake
Giustino Parisse knelt by his children's beds, trying to relax them. They had been jolted awake by a small earthquake near the picturesque Italian town of L'Aquila. He told them that scientists and local officials had appeared on TV, saying there was nothing to worry about. So, on their advice, he
Marsquake? How Rumblings Could Bolster Hope for Life on Mars
A pair of long gashes in the surface of Mars associated with a towering volcano shows evidence of marsquakes that could have occurred within the past few million years, and perhaps within modern times, according to new research. If such activity is recent, and it can be traced to the volcano, it
The Italian Village That's Amore for Gaddafi
The flamboyant Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has fallen in love in Italy . Not with an Italian beauty but with an undiscovered mountain town in central Italy. He was smitten with the tiny town of Antrodoco last summer when he made a brief stop on his way to earthquake stricken L'Aquila,
Can Toads Predict Earthquakes?
ABC's Lauren Stiffelman reports from London: Toads may be the key in predicting earthquakes days before they hit, according to scientists, making the amphibians a potentially useful ally. In the study published in the Journal of Zoology, a colony of...
A Trip Across Silvio Berlusconi's Italy
A Grand Tour Sampling the Delights and Meeting the People of Berlusconi's Italy
Disaster insurance losses seen at $11B in 1st half
Natural disasters and severe weather caused insurers above-average losses of $11 billion in the first half of this year, with a winter storm in southwestern Europe and tornadoes in the U.S. incurring heavy costs, a leading reinsurer said Monday. Munich Re AG said the costs between January and June
G-8's Broken Promises to Africa
Some Leaders Have Failed to Deliver Fully on Their 2005 Pledge of Aid to Africa, Making Many Wary of New Commitments
President Obama Meets Pope Benedict at the Vatican
President Obama today met with Pope Benedict XVI for the first time at the Vatican, where the two leaders discussed a number of common ground issues such as combating poverty worldwide and nuclear arms control . In their 30-minute meeting, the two men also confronted issues like abortion and stem
G-8 Day Two: President Obama Calls for Nations to Take Action to Fight Climate Change
President Urges World Leaders To Share Green Technologies with Developing Nations