Italy won the European volleyball championship Sunday, beating Russia 25-22, 14-25, 15-25, 25-19, 15-10 in the final to win its second straight continental title and sixth overall.
Russia, a 12-time European champion, was the only team to beat Italy in the qualifying at Rome's sports palace. Serbia-Montenegro, which had lost to Italy on Saturday in the semifinals, won the bronze medal by defeating Spain 25-18, 25-21, 25-22, AP reports.
In Bolivia, at least seven people were killed at El Alto State University on Tuesday, March 3. The tragedy took place during a student meeting on the fifth floor of the building