Italian cruise ship may cause environmental disaster

Thursday, 19 January 2012 09:58
Rome, Jan 19: The Italian government has expressed concern that storms may cause fuel leaks from the cruise liner which ran aground off Italy’s western coast. “The ship is positioned near an escarpment, and may sink into deeper water with…

Hitler’s base up for rent

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 22:46
London, Jan 18: Poland has put up for rent Hitler’s Wolf’s Lair, the massive fortified base where the Nazi leader spent much of the war time and the scene of a famous assassination attempt, the Telegraph reported Wednesday. Anybody willing…

‘Authoritarian’ Italian cruise ship captain drove liner ‘like Ferrari’

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 18:11
London, Jan 18: The captain of a luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia that ran aground off the Italian coast last week, has been accused of skippering the liner “like a Ferrari” driver. According to Martino Pellegrino, one of the officers…

‘Fleeing’ Italy cruise ship captain was ordered to get back to sinking boat

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 12:08
London, Jan 18: As the luxury cruise ship lay crippled off the Italian coast with thousands of people scrambling to evacuate, a coast guard official repeatedly ordered the captain to get back on the sinking vessel, but he refused to…

Five more bodies found on wrecked Italian ship

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 02:25
Moscow/Rome, Jan 18: Rescuers found five more bodies Tuesday on the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship, bringing the overall toll to 11, Italy’s ANSA news agency said. All the five victims — four men and a woman — were wearing…

Rescuers blast holes in Italian cruise liner

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 19:20
Rome, Jan 17: Italian Navy specialists carried out two controlled explosions Tuesday to facilitate a search inside the cruise liner that capsized off the country’s coast. The operation will allow firefighters and divers to enter and search those parts of…

Captain blamed for Italy cruise ship accident

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 11:30
Rome, Jan 17: The head of the company that owns the cruise ship involved in a deadly accident off Italy’s Tuscan coast has blamed the captain for the disaster. “The procedures and strict training and rules that were given were…

European probe wraps up ‘Big Bang’ survey

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 10:34
London, Jan 17: A European space probe has completed its survey of the faintest remnants of light from the ‘Big Bang’ that created the Universe. The High Frequency Instrument on ESA’s Planck mission ran out of coolant on Saturday as…

29 missing in Italian cruise shipwreck

Tuesday, 17 January 2012 09:21
Rome, Jan 17: The number of people missing in the Italian cruise shipwreck near the coast of Tuscany rose to 29, Tgcom24 television reported citing local port authorities. The Costa Concordia liner with over 4,200 passengers on board, ran aground…

Italian cruise ship captain detained

Sunday, 15 January 2012 08:14
Moscow, Jan 15: Italian prosecutors have detained the captain of the luxury ship cruiser that ran aground near the coast of Tuscany early Saturday, Italian media reported. The 290-metre-long, 1,500-cabin Costa Concordia liner was on a Mediterranean cruise when it…