ITALY, Aug 18: Italian President Sergio Mattarella is due to preside over a state funeral for 18 of the victims of Tuesday's bridge collapse in Genoa.

HONOLULU, Aug 18: Slowing activity at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has prompted scientists on Friday to downgrade their alert level for the mountain.

WASHINGTON DC, Aug 18: The US has ended funding for stabilization projects in Syria, as President Trump looks to withdraw from the long-running conflict. The move comes as allies step up their contributions.

WELLINGTON, Aug 18: A high school football stadium was evacuated after gunshots rang out during a practice football game in South Florida on Friday night in what authorities say stemmed from an altercation between students.

Rescuers have used helicopters and boats to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed more than 320 people, officials said.

SAN JOSE, Aug 18: A strong earthquake shook southern Costa Rica near the border with Panama on Friday evening, toppling items from store shelves and knocking out power in places, but authorities said there was no major damage or reports of serious injuries.

NEW DELHI, Aug 17: The body of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee  has been cremated at Smriti Sthal on the banks of Yamuna in Delhi, with full military honors.

WASHINGTON, Aug 17: The Defense Department says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won’t happen in 2018.

ITALY, Aug 17: Serious questions were being raised Friday in Italy over how one of Genoa’s main motorways gave away without warning on Tuesday, causing the death of 39 people.

SYRIA, Aug 17: The warning sent to Abdulkarim al-Ismail’s Facebook came just before the warplanes would fly overhead and dropped their load. He knew he had eight minutes at most to move his wife and two children down the basement.