Relatives attend funeral mass for victims of the recent earthquake in Italy

Italy to hold mass funeral for earthquake vicitms

18.01 More than two dozen coffins were laid out in a marquee today ahead of a state funeral for some of the victims of an earthquake which levelled communities in central Italy last week, killing at least 292 people.

Lucy's upper-arm bones were shattered by the impact of the fall

Mysterious death solved three million years later

29 Aug Lucy, an ancient ape-like human relative, met a brutal end when she plummeted from a tree, new analysis of the famous fossil suggests, resolving the three million-year-old mystery of how she died.

Members of the forces loyal to Libya's UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) prepare their weapons as they gather in the coastal city of Sirte

34 killed, 180 wounded in Libya clashes with IS

28 Aug At least 34 Libyan fighters were killed and more than 180 wounded today as they closed in on the last so-called Islamic State militant holdouts in the coastal city of Sirte, according to field hospitals.

Pope Francis said he wants to go to the earthquake zone to bring comfort to the survivors

More bodies beneath rubble in Italy quake zone

28 Aug Rescuers believe they have found more bodies buried deep in the rubble of the ruined town of Amatrice, five days after a devastating earthquake struck central Italy, killing at least 290 people.

The Turkish-backed forces first seized the Syrian border town of Jarablus from so-called Islamic State militants before pushing south into areas held by Kurdish-aligned militias

35 killed as Turkish army moves further into Syria

28 Aug Turkey's army and its allies have thrust deeper into Syria, seizing territory controlled by Kurdish-aligned forces on the fifth day of a cross-border campaign that a monitoring group said had killed at least 35 villagers.