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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.
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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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Rio de Janeiro Brazil: Tourist shot, killed by police on favela tour under investigation

The incident occurred during a morning of heavy rains and hours after a shootout between police and alleged narco-traffickers in the favela of Rocinha RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL. –   novedadesaca.mx (machine translated) A Spaniard who visited one of the largest favelas in Brazil as part of a tourist trip was killed by military police […]

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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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Dominican Republic: Topless Tourist Killed in accident (video)

mirror.co.uk / A topless tourist has been killed in a horror accident while she was hanging out of a car window. Natalia Borodin, wearing only a pair tiny white bikini bottoms, was filmed playing around on holiday as her female friend drove and filmed the action on a mobile phone. But the video ended with […]

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Las Vegas: Mass Shooting, dead, injured (videos)

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One Dead, One Injured in rockfall from El Capitan at Yosemite National Park

Barbara Campbell/npr.org / One person has been killed and another injured by a rockfall from El Capitan, according to authorities at Yosemite National Park in California. A statement says rangers are assessing the situation but the park remains open. “The release point appears to be near the “Waterfall Route”, a popular climbing route on the […]

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Brazil: Tourist river runner from UK murdered and dumped in Amazon River

telegraph.co.uk / Nicola Harley reported British teacher murdered by Amazon pirates refused offer of help from locals to accompany her as she canoed dangerous stretch of river – British canoeist Emma Kelty rejected an offer of safe passage through dangerous pirate infested waters prior to her murder over fears she was losing too much time […]

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Greece: Tourist from U.S. beaten, killed on Greek island (July 2017)

aol.com / The parents of a young tourist beaten to death in Greece said their son was more comfortable overseas because of the racial tensions in America. “He just felt it was safer over in Europe and overseas in general. He said with the climate for African-America males in the U.S. that he just felt […]

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Colombia: ELN Guerrilla group claims kidnapped Russian killed when trying to escape

Euronews/Reuters NORTHWESTERN JUNGLES, Colombia By Helen Murphy and Luis Jaime Acosta – Colombia’s ELN guerrilla group said a Russian-Armenian citizen it held hostage for six months was killed in April while trying to escape, a startling admission that risks throwing current peace talks with the government into jeopardy.  In a rare interview, a commander of […]

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Canary Islands, Spain: Tourist from Ireland murdered

islandconnections.eu reported…..The tourist, whose details have not been released by either the Irish or Spanish authorities, is believed to have been returning to his hotel around 5.30 a.m. after a night out in the resort when he and two friends, also Irish, became involved in a row with a group of men. During the argument, […]

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