Seven countries, including Italy, France and the UK, have joined the American effort to arm the Kurdish forces in northern Iraq against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a terrorist outfit that has gained control of large parts of Syria and Iraq.
Italy`s maritime search and rescue service saved 3,500 migrants and found 19 corpses in the Mediterranean Sea since Friday as thousands attempted to cross to Europe by boat over the weekend, the Italian navy said.
Italian authorities on Wednesday said that they had found the bodies of two pilots after a pair of Tornado fighter jets crashed following a mid-air collision, while two other crew members were still missing.
The proposed dropping of probe against defence major Finmeccanica by Italian prosecutor will not affect the probe of CBI into alleged bribery in the purchase of 12 VVIP helicopters from its sister concern AgustaWestland.
Italy`s notorious shipwreck captain, accused of a fatal delay in sounding the alarm as his Costa Concordia cruise liner sank, has sparked outrage by giving a lecture to students on best emergency practices.
Congress leader Rajeev Shukla on Wednesday stated that his party`s stand has been vindicated in the VVIP chopper case, following the Italian prosecutors shelving proceedings against Finmeccanica and also criticised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for insulting Congress leaders unnecessarily.
The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner limped into its last port on Sunday, when it was towed to the northern Italian city of Genoa to be broken up for scrap, two-and-a-half years after running aground and sinking with the loss of 32 lives.