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Italy earthquake: Aftershocks hamper rescue efforts

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 16:36

Hundreds of aftershocks rock areas of central Italy devastated by an earthquake that left at least 250 people dead, hampering rescuers.
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Italy earthquake: Death toll passes 240 as rescue efforts continue

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 13:35

The death toll in the Italian earthquake reaches 241 as rescuers continue efforts to find survivors in the rubble of Amatrice and nearby small towns.
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Children pulled from Italian earthquake rubble alive

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 9:11

Footage shows children being pulled from Italian earthquake rubble alive
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Earthquake causes houses to crash down hillside in Italy village

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 22:43

In Pescara del Tronto, all the houses have collapsed so that the village no longer exists. Damian Grammaticas reports.
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Pulled from the wreckage of her convent in Amatrice

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 22:31

At least 120 people have been killed after a powerful earthquake struck central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday.
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Italy earthquake: Death toll rises to at least 159

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 22:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Perugia, Rome

At least 159 people have been killed and more than 360 injured in a 6.2-magnitude quake in central Italy, officials say.
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The scene as a survivor is pulled from the rubble in Amatrice - James Reynolds reports

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 13:54
related places: Amatrice

The BBC's James Reynolds finds rescue workers in the quake-hit Italian town of Amatrice pulling a survivor from the rubble.
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In the heart of earthquake-hit Amatrice in Italy

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 11:30
related places: Amatrice

The BBC's James Reynolds reports from Amatrice, which has been one of the worst areas affected by an earthquake in central Italy.
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Italy earthquake: Race to rescue survivors

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 8:48
related places: Amatrice

Survivors of a magnitude 6.2 earthquake in the Italian town of Amatrice have been pulled to safety by rescuers.
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Inside quake-hit Italian holiday home: 'It stood up pretty well'

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 6:46
related places: Le Marche

Deputy editor of The Times, Emma Tucker, shows the BBC the damage caused by an earthquake in the house where she is staying in the Le Marche region of Italy.
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Lake Como, Italy, the latest migrant frontline

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 23:16
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Hundreds of migrants are sleeping rough on Lake Como in Italy after the Swiss authorities tightened restrictions on border crossings.
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BBC finds lone child migrants on Italy's streets

Monday, August 22nd 2016, 18:49
related places: Catania

Around 15,000 unaccompanied minors have arrived in Italy this year alone, double the number from last year. Chris Buckler reports from the port of Catania in Sicily.
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Pope Francis makes surprise visit to former prostitutes

Friday, August 12th 2016, 22:15
related places: Rome

Pope Francis surprises 20 former prostitutes by popping in for a visit and chat at their safe house in the Italian capital, Rome.
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Zika found to remain in sperm for record six months

Friday, August 12th 2016, 14:49

Zika virus is found in the sperm of an Italian man six months after his first symptoms, twice as long as in previously reported cases.
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Rio Olympics: Italian fencer dedicates medal to terror dead

Thursday, August 11th 2016, 17:12

Italian fencing silver medallist Elisa di Francisca waves an EU flag at the Rio Olympics, saying a united Europe can beat Islamist terrorism.
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Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 21:08
related places: Corleone

Italy dissolves the municipal administration of Corleone, believing the Sicilian town's government has been infiltrated by the mafia.
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Pogba and poverty

Tuesday, August 9th 2016, 11:28

Italian club Juventus have sold Paul Pogba for €105m - so how long would Italians have to work to afford him in a country with record levels of poverty?
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Kitten revived by Italian coastguard's kiss of life

Sunday, August 7th 2016, 14:09

A one-month-old kitten who fell into the water in Sicilian harbour, has been rescued and resuscitated by Italian coastguard officers.
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Two British climbers found dead on Matterhorn

Saturday, August 6th 2016, 19:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The bodies of two British climbers who went missing on Thursday have been found on the Matterhorn, Italian rescue workers say.
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Cargo plane overshoots runway in Italy

Friday, August 5th 2016, 15:11
related places: Bergamo, Orio al Serio

A DHL cargo plane skidded off the runway at Bergamo's Orio al Serio airport and crashed into a road.
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Child's eye view

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 23:36

A former BMW design chief quit his job and moved to an Italian village, where his focus shifted from cars to benches... giant benches, where adults can sit and enjoy the view with dangling legs.
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Italy adopts new law to slash food waste

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 18:04

Italy cuts red tape and renames the humble doggy bag in a bid to tackle the country's mountain of food waste.
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IS in Libya: Italy offers US airspace and airbases

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 15:45
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

The Italian government says it will "positively consider" allowing US forces to launch attacks on the so-called Islamic State in Libya from Italy.
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Migrant sea rescue - as it happened

Wednesday, July 20th 2016, 6:28

Italy's Coast Guard handles dozens of distress calls from migrants every day - in this case from 100 migrants who say they are at imminent risk of drowning.
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Cash revolution

Friday, July 15th 2016, 1:45

The economy of a small town in southern Italy, which is home to a group of asylum seekers, has been boosted by the legal spending of fake money.
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Italy rail crash: Andria station master 'let crash train go'

Thursday, July 14th 2016, 10:09
related places: Andria

An Italian station master admits he allowed a train to go on a single track, shortly before a deadly collision with an oncoming train, reports say.
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Italian mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano, 83, dies in jail

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 11:50

Notorious Italian mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano, who was captured in 2006 after 43 years on the run, has died in a prison hospital aged 83.
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Italy Apulia train crash probe focuses on alert system

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 9:18
related places: Bari

The investigation into Tuesday's head-on train crash in southern Italy that killed 27 people is focusing on the antiquated alert system on the line.
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Italian PM Renzi visits Puglia train crash site

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 1:07

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi visits the site where at least 25 people died in a head-on collision between two passenger trains.
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Aerial footage shows Italy train crash scene

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 22:07

At least 23 people have been killed, and dozens injured , after two trains collided head on in southern Italy.
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Italy train crash: 'Twenty-three killed' near Bari in collision

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 18:50
related places: Bari

Twenty-three people have been killed and many more hurt in a head-on collision involving two passenger trains in southern Italy, officials say.
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Italy economy: IMF says country has 'two lost decades' of growth

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 10:55

Italy's economy will not return to its pre-2008 crisis levels until the mid-2020s, the IMF says, implying nearly "two lost decades".
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Banking is tanking

Saturday, July 9th 2016, 23:50

Italy's banks, struggling with a burden of bad debt, are the latest trouble spot for the eurozone.
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Italy: Brexit 'may not happen'

Saturday, July 9th 2016, 12:10

Italy's foreign minister Paolo Gentiloni has suggested Brexit may not happen.
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Into battle

Friday, July 8th 2016, 23:12

Italian PM Matteo Renzi is beset with problems, from a rising protest party to banks threatened by bad loans and a referendum that could bring an end to his leadership.
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Italy migrants: Nigerian killed in Fermo race attack

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 18:53
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Fermo

A man is held by Italian police investigating the killing of a Nigerian immigrant which the government has condemned as a racist attack.
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Berlusconi: AC Milan sold to Chinese consortium

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 0:31
related countries: China China

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says he has sold football club AC Milan to a Chinese consortium.
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Germany beat Italy on penalties

Saturday, July 2nd 2016, 22:52
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany miss three penalties in a shootout but still beat Italy 6-5 to reach the semi-finals of Euro 2016.
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Migrants die as dinghy sinks off Libya

Thursday, June 30th 2016, 11:04
related countries: Libya Libya

At least 10 people drown when their inflatable boat capsizes, as Italy raises to the surface a boat that sank with the loss of 700 lives.
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The Italian navy raises boat that sank in April 2015

Thursday, June 30th 2016, 10:46

The Italian navy has brought to the surface a boat that sank in April 2015 with the loss of more than 700 lives.
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Bethlehem angel

Tuesday, June 28th 2016, 23:14

Italian restoration workers at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem have uncovered a mosaic of an angel that was previously hidden beneath plaster.
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Italian PM suggests UK students could have EU passports

Tuesday, June 28th 2016, 18:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi has suggested that UK students wanting to study in Europe could receive passports from other European Union countries.
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Bangladesh charges seven over killing of Italian aid worker

Tuesday, June 28th 2016, 9:27
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladeshi police charge seven people, including an opposition politician, over the murder of an Italian aid worker.
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Spaghetti western star Bud Spencer dies

Tuesday, June 28th 2016, 8:20

Italian actor and filmmaker Bud Spencer, who starred in a number of spaghetti westerns, dies aged 86.
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EU leaders reject informal talks with UK

Monday, June 27th 2016, 20:41
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The European Union will not hold informal talks with the UK until it triggers Article 50 to leave, Germany, France and Italy insist.
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Euro 2016: Spain face 'almost perfect' Italy in last 16

Sunday, June 26th 2016, 21:19

Spain striker Alvaro Morata warns his side face an "almost tactically perfect" Italy in their last-16 tie.
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Germany 3-0 Slovakia

Sunday, June 26th 2016, 18:49
related countries: Germany Germany, Slovakia Slovakia, Spain Spain

World champions Germany overwhelm Slovakia in Lille to set up a Euro 2016 quarter-final against Italy or Spain.
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Italian mafia boss caught after 20 years on run

Sunday, June 26th 2016, 14:29

One of Italy's most wanted mafia bosses is caught after 20 years on the run, with the authorities finding him asleep in his bed.
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Migrant crisis: 4,500 rescued in Mediterranean in one day

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 19:35

The Italian navy and coastguard say they have rescued about 4,500 migrants from dozens of small boats in the Mediterranean during the course of Thursday.
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The language of watermelon tapping

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 0:40
related countries: China China

An Italian supermarket causes a social media storm in China by urging customers not to knock watermelons to test their ripeness.
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Late goal sees Republic of Ireland advance

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016, 21:44
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Sweden Sweden

The Republic of Ireland will play hosts France in the last 16 of Euro 2016 after Robbie Brady heads a late winner against Italy.
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Croatia condemn Spain to Italy last-16 tie

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 22:11
related countries: Croatia Croatia, Spain Spain

Spain will play Italy in the last 16 of Euro 2016 after a late Croatia winner condemned them to second in Group D.
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Tricky task for Rome's first female mayor

Monday, June 20th 2016, 13:11
related places: Rome

Virginia Raggi has been elected Rome's first female mayor, taking 67% of the vote and promising a clean up.
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Italy elections: Big wins for Five Star protest party

Monday, June 20th 2016, 9:49
related places: Rome

The anti-establishment Five Star Movement wins key mayoral races in the capital, Rome, and Turin, cementing its role in Italian politics.
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Rome: What's at stake in Italian capital's mayoral vote?

Sunday, June 19th 2016, 10:45
related places: Rome

BBC News examines what is at stake in Sunday's run-off mayoral election in the Italian capital of Rome.
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Italy: Christo 'walk on water' project opens on Lake Iseo

Saturday, June 18th 2016, 18:06

Thousands of people try out the latest installation by conceptual artist Christo - a 3km (1.9 mile) walkway on water in northern Italy.
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Italy's Berlusconi recovering from four-hour heart surgery

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 14:07

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is recovering after a four-hour operation to replace a defective heart valve.
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Italian paper criticised for Mein Kampf giveaway

Saturday, June 11th 2016, 18:04

An Italian newspaper has come under fire for offering free copies of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf with one of its paid supplements.
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Migrant crisis: 'People-smuggler' says he is wrong man

Friday, June 10th 2016, 12:50

A man extradited to Italy accused of being a top people-smuggler tells police his arrest was a case of mistaken identity.
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Italy politics: Silvio Berlusconi to have heart surgery

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 17:08

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is to have heart surgery after an attack that could have killed him, his doctor says.
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