Italy quake victims offered 100-per-cent state compensation packages

The entire cost of repairing buildings damaged by a massive earthquake in central Italy will be borne by the state, the Italian government decided Tuesday, approving a relief package for victims...

Magnitude-5.7 quake hits southern Japan

A magnitude-5.7 quake struck off Okinawa in southern Japan on Monday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

Italy quake reconstruction work to cost at least 3-4 billion euros

Repairing the damage done by last month's earthquake in central Italy will cost at least 3-4 billion euros (3.3-4.5 billion dollars), the head of the national civil defence agency said on Friday...

About 50 people injured in Macedonia earthquake

An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale struck an area just outside Macedonia's capital Skopje on Sunday, leaving about 50 people injured, local Sitel TV reported.

Fourteen killed, hundreds injured in Tanzania earthquake

Ten people were killed Saturday when a 5.7-magnitude earthquake hit north-western Tanzania, police said.

Earthquake measuring 6.1 hits northern Peru

An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale hit the north of Peru on Saturday morning.

Earthquake rattles Oklahoma, neighbouring states in central US

An earthquake registering 5.6 magnitude shook the central United States on Saturday.

Tsunami warning issued for New Zealand after 7.1-magnitude quake

A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the north-eastern coast of New Zealand early Friday, the US Geological Survey said.

New Zealand hit by 5.7-magnitude earthquake

New Zealand’s North Island was struck by a 5.7-magnitude earthquake on Thursday morning, but there were no initial reports of damage.

Italy bishop at state funeral: Blame man, not God for quake tragedy

God cannot be blamed for the deadly earthquake that has devastated central Italy, a Catholic bishop said Tuesday, as he officiated a state funeral in Amatrice, the remote hilltop town worst hit by...

Italy quake survivors force U-turn over burials as more bodies found

The Italian government was forced into an embarrassing U-turn Monday, after the remote mountain community that suffered the heaviest death toll from last week's earthquake protested proposals to...

Venice Film Festival tones down the glitz amid Italy quake gloom

The world's oldest cinema fair is set to quietly launch its traditional mix of blockbusters and independent productions on Wednesday as Italy recovers from a deadly earthquake.

Italy seeks exception from EU deficit rules for quake safety spending

The Italian government will seek a derogation from European Union deficit rules to launch a multi-billion-euro programme to make its building stock more earthquake proof, two officials said on...

At least sixteen foreigners among victims of Italy's earthquake

The death toll from the massive earthquake that struck central Italy, which stands at 291 according to the latest count, includes at least 16 foreign nationals from Romania, Britain, Spain, Canada...

Italy mourns for quake victims as toll passes 290

Victims of the massive earthquake in central Italy were given state funerals in an emotional ceremony Saturday, in a day of national mourning that saw the provisional death toll from the tragedy...