Three puppies rescued from Italy avalanche rubble gives rescue crews ‘hope’

Three puppies rescued from Italy avalanche rubble gives rescue crews ‘hope’

Three sheepdog puppies have been rescued from the rubble of Hotel Rigopiano in Pescara, Italy, which was struck by an avalanche on 18 January. Seven people are known to have died in the disaster, but another 22 remain missing, and rescue crews say it is a race against time to find them. One firefighter at the scene, Fabio Jerman, said finding the animals was an “important sign of life” and gave hope to those searching for the missing people. The dogs were reportedly found in the boiler room of the hotel, and it is thought that their survival could indicate that air pockets remain in the wreckage. Jan 24, 2017
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton collapses mid-speech

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton collapses mid-speech

Mark Dayton, 69, the Governor of Minnesota, has collapsed while giving his State of the State address. Dayton fainted at the Minnesota State Capitol building in St Paul on 23 January. His chief of staff Jamie Tincher later confirmed that the governor quickly recovered and walked out of the building after a medical examination. Jan 24, 2017