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Source: Common Domain

Searching the Amalfi Coast for Long-Lost Family Ties

Saturday 20:00 GMT

WHILE searching for our roots on a recent pilgrimage to southern Italy, my family and I realized we’d have to take the good with the bad and, at times, the ugly.

We took a train south and rented a van to explore the Salerno province, which encompasses the Amalfi Coast (I was elected to drive along the terrifyingly steep cliffs), and based ourselves at Palazzo Suriano in the small town of Vietri sul Mare.

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Source: Reuters

President Trump, First Lady to visit storm-ravaged Florida Panhandle

Tuesday 08:04 GMT

U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will travel to Florida’s storm-ravaged Panhandle on Monday, the White House announced, in the president’s first tour of the destruction left by the deadly Hurricane Michael.

The president’s exact itinerary was not released late on Sunday but he and the first lady are scheduled to arrive at Elgin Air Force Base in the Panhandle about 11:30 a.m.

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Source: Global News

Earthquake early-warning system installed off coast of British Columbia

Today 00:36 GMT

An earthquake early-warning system tested off British Columbia’s coast could give residents anywhere from 20 seconds to two minutes to prepare before a quake.

The early-warning system can help reduce deaths, injuries and property losses, trigger trains to slow down, stop bridge and tunnel traffic, open bay doors at fire and ambulance halls, halt landings for incoming air traffic, and even allow surgeons to stop delicate procedures, the release says.


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