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VIDEO: Footage of migrant boat capsize released

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 17:44

The Italian navy has released footage of a migrant boat that capsized on Wednesday.
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Orphan who moved Italy starts new life

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 14:51
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A Nigerian baby girl who survived a shipwreck in the Mediterranean goes to a foster family in Sicily, after touching Italian hearts.
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Migrant boat capsize caught on camera

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 21:04

The deadly capsizing of a migrant boat in the Mediterranean is caught on camera by the Italian navy as it rescues 550 people.
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Italy protest over 'mafia exam rigging'

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 15:46
related places: Rome

Protests are held in Rome after it emerged that Italy's mafia may have organised large-scale cheating during an entry exam for prison guards.
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Knox sues Italy for murder case 'abuse'

Wednesday, May 18th 2016, 15:57

The European Court of Human Rights allows Amanda Knox to make a legal complaint against Italy's investigation of the murder of Meredith Kercher.
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Rome metro dig unearths Roman barracks

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 9:58
related places: Rome

Excavation work for a new metro line in Rome unearths a huge army barracks from the reign of Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd Century AD.
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Banksy art to go on display in Rome

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 9:50
related places: Rome

Artworks by street artist Banksy from international private collections are to go on display in Rome.
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Italy birth rate forces benefits review

Sunday, May 15th 2016, 15:16

Italy's health minister outlines plans to double child benefit payments in attempt to combat an "apocalyptic" decline in country's birth rate.
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Top Italian fertility doctor arrested

Saturday, May 14th 2016, 17:47
related places: Milan

Controversial Italian fertility doctor Severino Antinori is arrested after a woman said he had forcibly removed eggs from her at his Milan clinic.
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VIDEO: Water cannon used at Rome protest

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 22:33
related places: Rome

Police in Rome dispersed a crowd of housing activists with water cannons, leaving some protesters to protect themselves with an inflatable boat.
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VIDEO: Rescued migrants 'lined up' on war ship

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 15:26

The BBC's Christian Fraser reports from the Mediterranean, where rescued migrants are lined up aboard an Italian war ship.
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VIDEO: Stolen paintings 'found in plastic bags'

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 7:08
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Ukrainian authorities say they have recovered 17 paintings - worth more than €17m (£13m; $18m) - that were stolen from an Italian museum in 2015.
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Ukraine recovers stolen masterpieces

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 0:32
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine says it has recovered 17 paintings - including works by Tintoretto and Rubens - stolen from an Italian museum and worth more than €16m (£13m; $18m).
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Italian MPs back same-sex unions

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 16:04

Italy's parliament paves the way for same-sex civil unions in a vote of confidence for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
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Afghans held in Italy 'targeted London'

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 11:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bari

Police in Bari, southern Italy, arrest two Afghans suspected of plotting jihadist attacks in Italy, France and the UK.
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Gucci sorry for funeral fakes warning

Friday, May 6th 2016, 8:38
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Italian luxury goods maker Gucci apologises for sending warning letters to Hong Kong shops selling paper versions of its products as offerings to the dead.
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VIDEO: Rome revels in Ranieri's Leicester triumph

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 14:16
related places: Ranieri, Rome

Rome, the hometown of Premier League-winning manager Claudio Ranieri, is also claiming Leicester City's unlikely triumph as its own.
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Italian food theft ruled 'not a crime'

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 10:59

A homeless man did not commit a crime when he stole small quantities of food, an Italian court rules, because he clearly acted out of need.
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Chinese police to patrol Rome and Milan

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 1:52
related countries: China China
related places: Milan, Rome

Four Chinese police officers are to conduct trial patrols with Italian police in Rome and Milan to help Chinese feel safer.
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Scores missing after migrant boat sinks

Saturday, April 30th 2016, 19:33
related countries: Libya Libya

Eighty-four migrants are missing after their inflatable dinghy sank off the Libyan coast, the International Organization for Migration says.
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Concordia skipper's appeal to begin

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 7:12

An appeals trial is beginning in Italy of captain Francesco Schettino, who has been given 16 years in jail for the 2012 Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster.
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Austria passes tough new asylum law

Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 15:36
related countries: Austria Austria

The Austrian parliament passes a controversial new law restricting asylum rights and allowing most claimants to be rejected directly at the border.
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Migrant surge to Italy 'to continue'

Friday, April 15th 2016, 11:36

A massive recent surge in migrants travelling to Italy by sea is set to continue, the International Organization for Migration warns.
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Leonardo da Vinci's 'relatives' named

Friday, April 15th 2016, 9:25
related places: Vinci

Italian researchers say they have identified 35 living people, including director Franco Zeffirelli, who are related to Leonardo da Vinci.
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VIDEO: Europe's migration crisis grows again

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 21:40

Almost 19,000 migrants have reached Italy by sea in the three months to the end of March, nearly double the number for the same period last year.
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Libya migrant build-up alarms EU

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 16:54
related countries: Libya Libya

The number of would-be migrants in Libya is alarming, according to the EU, as Italy rescues 4,000 from the Mediterranean in two days.
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Egypt's Sisi hits back at criticism

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 14:43
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Egypt's President Sisi hits back at criticism over the decision to hand two islands to Saudi Arabia and over the investigation into an Italian student's murder.
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'Lost Caravaggio' found in French loft

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 13:29
related countries: France France
related places: Caravaggio

A painting that may be by the Italian master Caravaggio and worth £94m is found in the loft of a house in southern France.
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Italy sets up bank rescue fund

Monday, April 11th 2016, 22:31

Italy's financial industry has agreed a government-backed plan to set up a rescue fund to help weaker banks.
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Egypt denies Italian request in probe

Saturday, April 9th 2016, 21:01
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Egypt rejects Italy's request for phone records relating to the death of Italian student Giulio Regeni in Cairo earlier this year.
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Italy recalls Egypt envoy over murder

Friday, April 8th 2016, 19:23
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Italy recalls its ambassador to Egypt for consultations over the murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni in Cairo.
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Mafia boss's son's interview sparks fury

Thursday, April 7th 2016, 15:16

There has been outrage in Italy after state television interviewed Giuseppe Salvatore Riina, a convicted mobster and son of a notorious Mafia boss.
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Egypt to share student murder findings

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 23:06
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo, Rome

Egyptian officials are to brief Italian counterparts in Rome on progress in an investigation into the brutal Cairo murder of student Giulio Regeni.
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Dung clue to Hannibal's Alpine crossing

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 11:48
related places: Rome

Scientists may be closer to revealing the route taken by Hannibal as he crossed to Alps to attack ancient Rome.
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Giulio Regeni murder: Family in Italy expects Egypt answers

Monday, April 4th 2016, 23:22
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Murdered Italian's family seeks answers from Egypt
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Clashes at pro-migrant rally in Alps

Sunday, April 3rd 2016, 19:31
related countries: Austria Austria

Austrian police clash with people demonstrating against the closure of Europe's frontiers at the Brenner Pass border crossing with Italy.
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Former Italy coach Maldini dies at 84

Sunday, April 3rd 2016, 8:38

Former AC Milan defender and Italy coach Cesare Maldini dies at the age of 84.
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Rome pensioner takes migrant SOS call

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 11:41
related places: Rome

A pensioner in Rome raises the alarm after receiving a call, apparently made at random, from migrants on a sinking boat in the Mediterranean.
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Nurse held in Italy for 13 murders

Thursday, March 31st 2016, 9:02

A registered nurse is arrested in Italy on suspicion of murdering 13 patients, in a case described as "the killer on the ward", police say.
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Threat to show murdered Italian's body

Wednesday, March 30th 2016, 11:44
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The family of murdered Italian student Giulio Regeni threatens to release a photo of his body if Egypt fails to uncover the truth behind his death.
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Maserati recalls 21,000 cars in China

Tuesday, March 29th 2016, 5:33
related countries: China China

Italian luxury car maker Maserati is recalling nearly 21,000 cars in China over a design defect that could increase the risk of a collision.
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Pope condemns failure to help migrants

Sunday, March 27th 2016, 11:13
related places: Rome

Pope Francis condemns those who fail to help migrants, during his traditional Easter speech in Rome.
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VIDEO: Pope urges hope after Brussels attacks

Sunday, March 27th 2016, 4:03
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels, Rome

Pope Francis has celebrated Easter ceremonies in Rome amid under security, following the terror attacks in Belgium.
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Egypt arrests in Italian student case

Saturday, March 26th 2016, 17:01
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian prosecutors have ordered the detention of four people in relation to the murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni, officials say.
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VIDEO: CCTV shows armed Italy art theft

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 22:28
related places: Castelvecchio, Verona

CCTV shows several thieves stealing paintings off the walls of the Castelvecchio museum in Verona, Italy.
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VIDEO: Hunting for migrant boats high above sea

Wednesday, March 16th 2016, 14:35
related countries: Libya Libya

The EU naval force targeting migrant smuggling gangs says there has been a sudden increase in the number of boats attempting to cross from Libya to Italy.
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Tuesday, March 15th 2016, 16:18

More than two dozen top tennis players should be investigated for possible links to betting rings, an Italian prosecutor says.
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Italians killed on anti-poaching patrol

Monday, March 14th 2016, 16:26
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

An Italian father and son living in Zimbabwe have been shot dead by wildlife rangers during an anti-poaching patrol, officials say.
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Can Starbucks succeed in Italy?

Sunday, March 6th 2016, 0:07

Is it possible for an Italian to enjoy a Starbucks coffee?
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Naples up in arms over saint's jewels

Saturday, March 5th 2016, 21:39
related places: Naples

Concern that control over a priceless treasure in Naples is being passed to the Church sparks a protest at the Italian city's cathedral.
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Two Italian workers freed in Libya

Friday, March 4th 2016, 12:26
related countries: Libya Libya

Two of the four Italian workers kidnapped in Libya have been freed, a local military official says, a day after two others were possibly killed.
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VIDEO: Cardinal: 'I should have done more'

Friday, March 4th 2016, 0:15
related places: Rome

Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell admits he did not act after a boy told him about a paedophile priest, as abuse survivors fly to Rome to face him.
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How to fake a US presidential campaign

Thursday, March 3rd 2016, 0:31
related countries: United States United States

How an Italian novelist faked a US presidential campaign
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VIDEO: No arrests in Cairo over academic's death

Monday, February 29th 2016, 15:18
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

One month after the brutal killing of Italian researcher Giulio Regeni in Cairo, the authorities in Egypt say they have no made arrests.
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Starbucks to open first shop in Italy

Monday, February 29th 2016, 10:50

Starbucks is taking its boldest step yet by expanding into Italy - the birthplace of the espresso.
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Trump retweets fascist parody account

Sunday, February 28th 2016, 21:24

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump retweets a quote attributed to Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini.
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Italian Senate backs civil unions bill

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 18:34

The Senate in Italy approves a watered-down bill allowing civil unions for same-sex and heterosexual couples.
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How an eight-year-old boy invented a new word

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 17:17

How an imaginative eight-year-old invented a new Italian word
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Italy punished for CIA 'abduction'

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 13:26
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Milan

The European Court of Human Rights condemns Italy over what it says was the "abduction" of an Egyptian imam by the CIA in Milan in 2003.
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Italian writer Umberto Eco dies at 84

Saturday, February 20th 2016, 1:15
related places: Rose

The Italian writer and philosopher Umberto Eco, best known for his 1980s novel The Name of the Rose, dies at the age of 84.
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