Sergio Mattarella Italy President

Italy's President asks former IMF economist to form government

Two of the big winners from the vote -- populist Five Star Movement (M5S) and the far-right League party -- attempted to join forces but abandoned efforts after their nomination for Finance Minister, 81-year-old Paolo Savona, was shot down by Mattarella. 27 days ago
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In photos: Rat snake causes panic in Jammu and Kashmir school

Rat snakes (Ptyas mucosa) are commonly found in urban areas but are often mistaken as cobras because of their similar appearance. Sightings of rat snakes are increasing these days as the reptiles often wander into human habitation due to depletion of natural prey base. 27 days ago