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Florence Italy: Tourist struck by falling debris from famous church, killed

Tourist killed by falling masonry/debris at famous Florence church

theguardian.comDeath of Spaniard struck in Basilica di Santa Croce raises questions about state of Italy’s ageing and fragile monuments

A 52-year-old tourist from Spain has been killed by falling masonry in one of Florence’s most famous churches, the Basilica di Santa Croce.

The fatal accident at the church where Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei and Niccolo Machiavelli are buried raised questions about the state of Italy’s many ageing and fragile monuments.
Saving Italy’s cultural heritage by modern means
The country’s culture minister, Dario Franceschini, speaking from New York, said prosecutors would conduct an investigation to determine whether faulty maintenance was to blame.Read Article

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Greece: Tourist from UK savagely attacked by wild dogs while hiking, killed

theguardian.com reported a British woman, believed to have been mauled to death by a pack of wild dogs in northern Greece, has been identified as Celia Lois Hollingworth. Greek police investigating the incident confirmed the dismembered body of the 63-year-old Briton were found at the weekend. “A shoe, bag, hat and passport were discovered by […]

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Mallorca, Spain: Teen Tourist from Scotland Allegedly Gang Raped on Beach

POLICE in Mallorca are looking for three men after a 19-year-old Scottish female claimed she was gang-raped on a beach in Magaluf. rtnnewspaper.com / Though police have been given a photo of one of the men who allegedly attacked the teen, a spokesman for the Guardia Civil confirmed that they were yet to make any […]

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Italy: Four Immigrants Arrested in Rape of Polish tourist

abcnews.go.com / A Congolese asylum-hopeful with permission to stay in Italy for humanitarian reasons was nabbed aboard a train by police early Sunday as the last of a gang of four young males suspected of raping a Polish tourist on a beach, beating her companion unconscious and raping a Peruvian woman barely an hour later […]

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Europe: U.S. extends travel alert, terrorists continue to focus on tourist sites as attack targets

ETRUBO NEWS – The US has extended a European travel alert for its citizens, warning that terrorists continue to focus on tourist sites as attack targets, and that those traveling to the continent should “exercise additional vigilance” around such areas. The alert, issued Thursday, cites “widely reported incidents” in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, […]

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Copenhagen Denmark: Police on outlook for stolen Belgian tourist bus

Police call for public to help find missing tourist bus Authorities don’t think theft connected to a terror plot, but they’re not taking any chances Police in Copenhagen have reached out to the public to help find the missing Belgian tourist bus stolen late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning. The police said the theft looks ordinary […]

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German tourist dies mountain climbing, heart attack, falls ten meters

romania-insider.com – A German tourist has died in Romania’s Piatra Craiului Mountains after suffering a heart attack and falling off a cliff, reports local Mediafax. He had to be taken out by helicopter. Ioan Pivoda, the head of the mountain rescue department in Zarnesti, told local Mediafax that the heart attack killed the 67-year-old German […]

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Romania: Tourist from killed in paragliding accident

A 59-year-old Romanian-born Australian citizen died on August 30 in a paragliding accident in the area of the Borsa ski slope, in Northern Romania Maramures county, Mediafax reported. The Police is looking into the causes of the accident. The paramedics from the Maramures Ambulance Service (SAJ) performed CPR maneuvers for 40 minutes, after which they […]

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Stockholm Sweden: Police Officer stabbed in neck by knifeman (Tourist Area)

A KNIFEMAN slashed a police officer the neck in the Swedish capital Stockholm this morning. thescottishsun.co.uk / A massive emergency response rushed to Medborgarplatsen Square — one of the largest in the city — at around 10:30am local time Cops arrested one suspect and confirmed a colleague was injured. “It seems to be a completely […]

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Austrian Alps: Five Climbers killed, plunge to their death tied together

.mirror.co.uk / Five climbers have been killed in a horror accident in the Austrian Alps, it is reported. The victims are believed to have plunged to their deaths while roped together. A sixth person was seriously injured in the tragedy, which occurred in the so-called Mannlkarscharte, a gap in the mountains, southwest of Salzburg, today. […]

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