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  • AMATRICE, Italy— The Latest on Italy's devastating Aug 24 earthquake:. Pope Francis says he plans to visit an area in Italy struck by a deadly earthquake to bring the people there the "comfort of faith." Italy's central Apennine mountains are a seismically active region that has suffered other earthquake tragedies in the past.

  • AMATRICE, Italy— Bulldozers with huge claws and other heavy equipment rolled through Italy's quake-devastated town of Amatrice on Sunday, pulling down dangerously overhanging ledges and clearing rubble as investigators tried to figure out if negligence in enforcing building codes added to the quake's high death toll. That bell tower also had been...

  • Search & clean up operations continue after Italy quake

    NBC's Lucy Kafanov reports from Italy on the aftermath of the deadly earthquake in Amatrice and Accumoli.

  • People stand next collapsed buildings following an earthquake in Amatrice, Italy, August 24, 2016.

    A 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked a swath of central Italy, burying residents under rubble as they slept. NBCNews reports.

  • Italy earthquake death toll reaches 247

    Paddy Agnew, Rome and Vatican correspondent at The Irish times, reports on the 6.2-magnitude earthquake which hit Italy Wednesday.

  • AMATRICE, Italy— Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors Thursday from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble. The magnitude 6.2 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. on Wednesday and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome, where residents woke to a long swaying followed by...

  • ROME, Aug 24- The earthquake that struck central Italy on Wednesday has killed at least 159 people, the country's civil protection agency said, raising a previous count of 124..

  • LONDON, Aug 24- A powerful earthquake in Italy on Wednesday is unlikely to force UnipolSai's 200 million euro catastrophe bond into default as the bond has low exposure to the affected region, the Italian insurer said. The earthquake devastated a string of mountainous towns in central Italy, killing at least 73 people, trapping residents under piles of rubble...

  • Dozens dead after 6.2 earthquake in Italy

    NBC's Bill Neely reports live from Amatrice, Italy with the latest earthquake details.

  • Powerful earthquake leaves at least 38 dead in Italy

    NBC's Lucy Kafanov reports a major 6.2-magnitude earthquake killed dozens of people in central Italy

  • LONDON, Aug 24- A powerful earthquake in Italy on Wednesday is not likely to force a 200 million euro bond issued to cover such risk into default as the bond has low exposure to the affected region, investors said. The earthquake devastated a string of mountainous towns in central Italy, trapping residents under piles of rubble, killing at least 38 people and...

  • Gilberto Saccorotti, a geophysics specialist at INGV, describes the situation on the ground in Italy after last night's earthquake.

  • Strong earthquake kills 13 in Italy

    A magnitude 6.2 quake was recorded in central Italy leaving at least 13 reported dead as rescue operations continue.

  • Footage from earthquake-hit town, Amatrice

    A strong earthquake brought down buildings in mountainous central Italy early on Wednesday. Here is live footage from Amatrice, one of the towns hit.

  • Italy hit by 6.2 magnitude earthquake

    A strong earthquake brought down buildings in mountainous central Italy early on Wednesday. Freelance Journalist, Paola Cuzzocrea talks about what she’s seen and heard.

  • Strong earthquake strikes central Italy

    An earthquake brought down buildings in mountainous central Italy early on Wednesday, trapping residents and sending people fleeing into the streets. CNBC’s Steve Sedgwick reports.

  • AMATRICE, Italy— The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy:. But an official with Italy's civil protection agency, Luigi d'Angelo, told Sky TG24 that about 35 people had been staying at the hotel, and most had managed to get out. Among the victims of an earthquake in Italy was an 18- month-old girl whose mother survived the deadly earthquake of 2009 in nearby...

  • AMATRICE, Italy— Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble Wednesday. The magnitude 6.2 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome, where residents woke to a long swaying followed by aftershocks.

  • ROME— The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy:. Sergio Pirozzi told state-run RAI radio and Sky TG24 that he needs heavy equipment to clear rubble-clogged streets to get to the injured. The quake struck central Italy, near Rieti, shortly after 3:30 a.m. and was followed by several aftershocks.

  • ROME— A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, levelling buildings in several towns as residents slept. The quake struck just after 3:30 a.m. and was felt across a broad section of central Italy, including the capital Rome where people in homes in the historic center felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. The U.S. Geological...