An avalanche triggered by a series of earthquakes on Wednesday hit a hotel close to the Gran Sasso mountain in the Abruzzo region in Italy, leaving “many” dead and several others missing.
Officials say tremors are aftershocks to August earthquake that struck Italy.
Some 928 aftershocks strike around Amatrice since Wednesday quake.
Strong aftershocks felt overnight as 4,300 rescuers dig through rubble.
U.S.G.S. locates epicenter at Norcia about 105 miles northwest of Rome.
More than 2,000 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean on Wednesday.
Italy’s unemployment rate has reached 11 percent, with its banking sector crippling under massive bad debts.
Tied contest after five rounds of voting prompted "symbolic" proposal.
Virginia Raggi wins 67% of votes to become Rome's first female mayor.
Mered Medhanie organized a boat transit in which 359 migrants died.
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