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Doomed liner's captain trades blame with shipowners


The operators of the Costa Concordia faced questions over their share of the blame for the shipwreck, as divers recovered another body from the stricken liner on Sunday, bringing the known death toll

Hard disk from shipwreck may shed light on captain's role


Divers have salvaged a hard disk from Italy's capsized cruise ship with video footage that could shed light on the captain's actions, as another body was pulled from the wreckage.

The discovery of a

Italy rescuers say search suspended as cruise ship shifts


Rescuers looking for the 20 people still missing from the stricken cruise liner Costa Concordia on Wednesday suspended their search as the vessel shifted, a spokesman said.

"Instruments indicated the

Italian cruise disaster: Captain arrested, survivors recall 'scenes like Titanic'


The captain of a luxury cruise liner that keeled over off Tuscany, killing three people and leaving 41 unaccounted for, was arrested Saturday as survivors told of scenes ‘like the Titanic’.


Two Koreans, Italian found alive in Italy cruise disaster


Two South Korean honeymooners were rescued on Sunday from a cruise ship wreck on an Italian island as emergency crews searching for dozens missing said they could hear another voice inside.


Prosecutor says Costa Concordia captain abandoned stricken ship early

An Italian prosecutor has confirmed allegations from passengers and others that the captain of the cruise ship ‘Costa Concordia’ abandoned the stricken liner before all the passengers had left.


Italian shock photographer launches penis calendar

Italian shock photographer Oliviero Toscani has done it again - this time with a calendar featuring 12 penis close-ups in an ad for a group of companies that make naturally-tanned leather.

The flambo

Manchester City's knockout stage hopes rocked by Napoli


Napoli stunned Manchester City 2-1 at the San Paolo stadium here on Tuesday to leave the English Premier League leaders' Champions League hopes in the balance.

Napoli now lead City by a point heading

US, British forces free hijacked Italian ship off Somalia


Italy's defence ministry said on Tuesday that British and US commandos had freed an Italian vessel with a crew of 23, which had been hijacked by eleven pirates off Somalia.

The ship's crew also inclu

To control pollution, Italian city bans cars on Sunday

In an effort to control dangerous levels of pollution, the Italian city of Milan is set to ban vehicles from the street on Sunday - for up to 10 hours, the BBC has reported.

The measure was first imp

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