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Porta Nocera, Pompeii. Image by Andrea Puggioni / CC BY 2.0
Further collapses at Pompeii ruins
Italy’s culture minister has called an emergency meeting after two separate parts of the Pompeii archaeological site collapsed over the weekend. On Saturday part of an arch supporting the Temple of Venus collapsed and, on Sunday, a large wall in the necropolis of Porta Nocera also collapsed. The damage is being blamed on unusually heavy rain which has fallen this winter. Read more: theguardian.com
New cable car for Berlin
Work will shortly begin on a new cable car over eastern Berlin. The €14-million transport link, connecting Neuen Grottkauer Stra