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The slogan of the 100th anniversary of Bahrain Police

The slogan of the 100th anniversary of Bahrain Police

The Ministry of Interior celebrates the centenary of the formation of Bahrain police that reflects sacrifices, the performance of duties and allegiance to His Majesty the King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalif...

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14 Nov 2019

Worst floods for 50 years bring Venice to 'its knees'

Worst floods for 50 years bring Venice to 'its knees'
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The worst flooding to hit Venice in more than 50 years has brought the historic city to its knees, its mayor said on Wednesday.

"Venice is on its knees,'' Mayor Luigi Brugnaro tweeted. "St. Mark's Basilica has sustained serious damage, like the entire city and its islands."
The crypt of St. Mark's Basilica was inundated for just the sixth time in 1,200 years.
Local authorities in the Italian lagoon city called for a state of emergency to be imposed, as an elderly man was left dead in the floods. The unnamed man was killed on Tuesday night while he was trying to run electric pumps at his home on the island of Pellestrina, Alessandro Bertasi, spokesman for Venice's mayor, told CNN.
The popular tourist destination was struck by an exceptionally high tide on Tuesday night, which peaked at 187 centimeters (73.6 inches), according to a statement by Venice's government Wednesday morning.
It is the worst flooding in Venice since 1966, when the city was hit by tides up to 194 cm (76.4 inches) high, according to government statistics.

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