Italy Apulia train crash probe focuses on alert system

They are looking into one of the black boxes recovered at the scene of the collision, on a remote single-track line north of the city of Bari.

The system relied on telephone calls and "human error" remains the main line of inquiry, reports say.

Dozens of rescue workers are still searching the wreckage.

The inquiry is focusing on the lack of automatic signalling system on a small part of the Italian railway network.

Italian mafia boss dies in jail

Provenzano, dubbed "The Tractor" for his ruthless trait of mowing people down, was arrested and jailed in 2006 after spending 43 years on the run.

He took over command of the Sicilian Mafia in 1993 after the arrest of ex-boss Salvatore "Toto" Riina.

Provenzano was serving a life term for several murders, including the 1992 killings of top anti-Mafia judges Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino.

He was suffering from bladder cancer and serious cognitive impairment and had spent the last two years in a prison hospital ward, Italian media report.

Spain and Italy advance to last 16

Croatia's match against the Czech Republic was held up for several minutes after their fans threw flares on to the pitch and began fighting among themselves.

Eight flares and other objects landed on the pitch near to riot police, who had been deployed in front of the section housing Croatia fans.

The trouble broke out in the dying minutes of a game that Croatia were leading 2-1.

Adele shimmers onstage

The British singer wore a shimmery blue and black dress as she took to the stage at the historic Arena di Verona, the latest stop on her world tour.

The 28-year-old star appeared to be in high spirits as she serenaded the sold-out crowd.

Adele's custom Burberry gown featured black side panels and blue, pink and green shimmering sequins as she performed at the unique outdoor venue, which was built by Ancient Romans in the 1st century.

The London-born singer wore her strawberry blonde hair down in a stylish bob, and added gold earrings and long, dark nails. 

Italy regain one captain but are likely to lose another

Parisse was a very welcome arrival at Italy’s hotel on Tuesday, when after a wait of over two weeks the team's Illustrious long-time captain finally joined up with Jacques Brunel’s squad. 

While Italy played France and Canada, the 32-year-old number eight was back home in Paris recuperating and then training under the auspices of his club side, Stade Francais, following surgery earlier in September. On Monday he was finally given the all-clear to join up with the Azzurri, and less than 24 hours later he jumped on Eurostar to whizz to London. 

Beyoncé, Jay Z, Blue Ivy and Kelly Rowland enjoy vacation

The belated birthday girl appeared relaxed and happy, surrounded by hubby Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy. The trio was joined by fellow Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowlands and her family—including husband Tim Witherspoon and baby son, Titan. The families traveled in a luxury yacht through the Mediterranean, stopping in Nerano for lunch at the top-rated Italian gem, "La Conca del Sogno." Translation: the conch of a dream. It certainly looks like the lunch of our dreams!