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European stocks opened lower on Wednesday, as investors tread cautiously ahead of a key speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday.
A strong earthquake brought down buildings in mountainous central Italy early on Wednesday. Here is live footage from Amatrice, one of the towns hit.
A 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck the centre of Italy. Several people are reported to have been killed and the death toll is expected to rise.