Mount Etna, Europe's biggest and most active volcano, has erupted again, showering volcanic ash on towns dotting the mountain's slopes and nearby Taormina on the island of Sicily.
Mount Etna erupted for the 16th time this year on late Saturday and Sunday morning sending plumes of ash and streams of lava high into the sky over much of eastern Sicily.
35-year-old detained after witnesses in refugee centre claim he was captain who started fatal fire on vessel
Migrants were crammed into small vessel that caught fire close to the coast of Italy
Judge has expressed concerns over the warrant used in his arrest
Ian Austin, a former aide to Gordon Brown, posted tweet after the Conservatives poached Barack Obama's campaign chief, Jim Messina, for the 2015 battle
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If you’ve been to any of the bigger tourist attractions in the capital of late, you’ll know that the ticket prices at the Tower of London are criminal and the queues at the London Eye are enough to drive anyone to murder. But there’s plenty on offer for tourists who want to something a little bit different… and a good bit darker. My book, Criminal London, a Sightseer’s Guide to a Capital of Crime, gives the low-down on the capital’s low-life.
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There is one vital ingredient to every snowshoeing trip. And that's snow. Pulling back the curtains of my hotel room window, I gazed out at the sheer slopes of Mount Etna. There wasn't a flake to be seen. Did Luca, my guide, have some bad news? "Don't worry," he said, while loading our snowshoes into the van.
Even in winter, this Sicilian city charms with colourful festivities, delicious food and dramatic scenery, says Duncan Garwood.