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A volunteer cleans the road in Bhaktapur past the earthquake

Nepal: after the earthquake

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on 25th April 2015. Many buildings in the older parts of Kathmandu are now rubble, including the Dharahara tower, a 19th century 62-metre tall building...

Photos and text by Suvra Kanti Das

Wreckage of a Dream: human trafficking from Africa to Europe

“Wreckage of a dream” is the end of a travel and a reflection on the uncertain route taken by the migrants from the North African Coasts and arriving in Europe. Here is where they start their other odyssey...

Rana Plaza building collapse, two years on

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On 24th April 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, collapsed killing more than 1100 people, and 2500 more people were rescued from under its rubble. About a hundred people are still missing ...
Onna, The village erased by earthquake. L'Aquila

Onna, the village erased by earthquake. Italy

The small village of Onna was almost completely erased by the earthquake that struck the Abruzzo region in Italy on April 6, 2009. 85% of its old buildings collapsed, killing 40. In 1944 Onna already suffered from its tragedy...

Text and photos by Riccardo Budini
L'Aquila earthquake: the interiors of the houses, fled on a deadly night of six years ago

L'Aquila, ghost city for six years and on. Italy

Red Zone, cordoning off the medieval center of L’Aquila: the wounds inflicted by the lethal earthquake seem slow to heal. The city, fled on a deadly night of six years ago, still remain suspended in time, showing the signs of an abruptly interrupted life.

Text and photos by Riccardo Budini
Bangladeshi blogger Oyasiqur Rahman Babu is hacked to death

Bangladeshi blogger Oyasiqur Rahman Babu is hacked to death

Bangladeshi blogger Oyasiqur Rahman Babu has been hacked to death today at about 9:45am at the Tejgaon Indsutrial area. Two Madrasa students have been detained...
10 people died in a stampede, Bangladesh

10 Pilgrims Die In Stampede, Bangladesh

At least 10 devotees died during the ‘Astami snan’, the Hindu holy bath in the Old Brahmaputra River, at Langalbandh, Narayanganj.
Petrol bomb attack Bangladesh

4 die on Petrol Bomb Attack, Bangladesh

Ten people, including eight workers, suffered burn injuries in a petrol bomb attack on a sand-laden truck at Moghirdhal. As the truck reached Moghirdhal around 8:00pm, miscreants hurled petrol bomb at it on Magura-Jessore highway in Sadar upazila on Saturday night

Przemek: a Roma Thai boxer tackling understanding between communities

Przemek Kierpacz and his family are Polish Roma who have been living in the UK for a number of years. Przemek is an advocate for Roma Support Group, a NGO promoting an understanding of Roma culture in the UK...
Statue of Asclepius, Centrale Montemartini, Hall of the Machines

Centrale Montemartini, one of a kind Museum

WORLD CULTURES AND HERITAGE - On October 31, 1997 the exhibition "Le macchine e gli dei" opens. During the broadening works of the "I Musei Capitolini", an important part of its collection was transferred...

Text and photos by Riccardo Budini
Rescuers in the Zasyadko Coal mine, Ukraine

30 miners feared dead after Zasyadko coal mine gas blast

Dozens of miners are trapped underground and 30 feared dead after a suspected gas blast at a coal mine in a rebel-held region of east Ukraine, with rescuers saying the chance of finding many survivors was slim.

Protests in Bangladesh after Avijit Roy assassination

Many people gathered in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on February 27th 2015, to protest against the assassination of the US-Bengali blogger Avijit Roy, murdered on Thursday evening.