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Workers build a new school in Amatrice, Italy. Photograph: Alessandro Di Meo/EPA

Even as Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi was holding a meeting on Wednesday intended to promote a 10-year reconstruction project in the aftermath o(...)

The Romolo Capranica school in Amatrice, where €500,000 of reconstruction work did little to offset damage when the earthquake struck. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty

In his homily during Tuesday’s funeral of earthquake victims in Amatrice, the Bishop of Rieti, Domenico Pompilli, observed that “it is not the earthqu(...)

 Relatives of earthquake victims sit in a tent next to coffins of their loved ones before a mass funeral in quake-devastated Amatrice, central Italy,  August 30th, 2016. Construction crews worked through the night to build a tent complex to host the service after outraged residents rejected the government’s plan to hold the service in a distant airport hangar. Photograph: Massimo Percossi/EPA

As if things were not already bad enough after the recent earthquake, the rains came down here in Amatrice this afternoon. Just as hundreds of peopl(...)

Members of the Italian fire brigades operate near civic tower, in the earthquake-stricken town of Amatrice, on Monday. Photograph: Massimo Percossi/EPA

Paddy Agnew in Rome Faced with a citizens’ protest in the earthquake-hit town of Amatrice, Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi on Monday intervened to(...)

Rescue workers with sniffer  dogs following an earthquake in Amatrice, Italy. The dogs have a tough time dealing with dust in their noses. Photograph: Ciro De Luca/Reuters

On the day after Italy’s most recent deadly earthquake, which at the latest count has claimed 241 lives, Amatrice was given yet another ugly reminder (...)

People stand in front of a damaged church in Amatrice on Wednesday after a powerful earthquake rocked central Italy. The earthquake left at least 38 people dead and  scores of buildings destroyed. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images.

On the road to Rieti on Wednesday morning, the traffic was all going the other way. In the wake of the massive earthquake which claimed 38 lives in ce(...)

The Chicago Rose Maggie McEldowney was crowned the Rose of Tralee 2016 on Tuesday night.

1. Central Italy has been struck by a massive earthquake, registering 6.2 on the Richter scale, with 10 people reported dead. Given that the e(...)

Pizza and pasta are two elements of a cuisine that has made Italy famous worldwide, but how much do we really know about the complexity of this proud (...)