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Live updates: Italy mourns earthquake victims

  • A day of national mourning is taking place in Italy after Wednesday's deadly earthquake
  • The number of people killed has risen to 290 people
  • A state funeral has been held in the city of Ascoli Piceno for 35 of the victims
  • Almost 400 remain injured in hospital
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Queen gives personal donation to help earthquake victims

The Queen has given a personal donation to help the search and rescue operation in Italy in the wake of a huge earthquake which killed at least 267 and left hundreds more badly hurt.

The Queen has given a donation to the Red Cross Credit: PA

Buckingham Palace said the unspecified amount was given to the British Red Cross, of which she is patron.

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have previously said they were "saddened to hear of the loss of life" and sent their "thoughts and prayers" to the "people of Italy, especially the family and friends of those affected".

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