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Rescuers believe they have located more bodies in the ruined town of Amatrice, five days after a devastating earthquake struck central Italy, killing at least 290 people. Residents of the hill town said up to 10 people were still missing and emergency services said they might have located three corpses in Amatrice's Hotel Roma, which, like much of the historic center, was wrecked by Wednesday's quake. The Civil Protection Department lowered the official death toll on Sunday to 290 from a previously given 291.
BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey-backed Syrian rebels seized a number of villages and towns from Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria on Sunday amid Turkish airstrikes and shelling that killed at least 35 people, mostly civilians, according to rebels and a monitoring group.
The Latest on Italy's devastating Aug 24 earthquake (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Pope Francis says he plans to visit an area in Italy struck by a deadly earthquake to bring the people there the "comfort ...