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Italian couple and son die at Solfatara volcano crater

Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 13:48
related places: Naples

The Italian family were visiting the popular tourist site at Solfatara near Naples.
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North Italian city of Bolzano bans cricket in parks

Tuesday, September 12th 2017, 12:26
related places: Bolzano

The game is mostly popular with immigrants and has been banned after a boy was hit by a ball.
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Italy has three chikungunya fever cases in Anzio

Friday, September 8th 2017, 18:29
related places: Anzio, Rome

Three people have caught mosquito-borne fever in Anzio, just south of Rome.
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Rare malaria death of girl in northern Italy puzzles doctors

Tuesday, September 5th 2017, 11:20

The little girl had not been abroad and northern Italy is malaria-free.
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Rocco Morabito: Italian mafia boss held in Uruguay

Monday, September 4th 2017, 10:02
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

Rocco Morabito of the 'Ndrangheta mafia is one of Italy's five most wanted criminals.
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Italy drought: Rome forced to cut water pressure at night

Tuesday, August 29th 2017, 9:52
related places: Rome

It has hardly rained in Rome for months, so the city's water company is to lower supplies at night.
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Freight trains: The new immigration front line?

Sunday, August 27th 2017, 23:05
related countries: Austria Austria

The Austrian authorities are struggling to prevent migrants travelling from Italy to Austria via goods trains.
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Police and refugees clash in Rome

Thursday, August 24th 2017, 17:30
related places: Rome

Officers using water cannon and batons evict 100 people from a square they had been occupying.
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Orange boom

Wednesday, August 23rd 2017, 23:08

The Italian island has found a range of innovative and sustainable ways of re-using citrus rinds.
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Ischia earthquake: Three brothers freed from rubble

Tuesday, August 22nd 2017, 14:38
related places: Ischia

Three boys are pulled alive from rubble on the island of Ischia, after a major tremor killed two women.
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Baby rescued from Italian earthquake

Tuesday, August 22nd 2017, 7:01
related places: Ischia

The earthquake on the Italian island of Ischia has left many people injured.
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The migrants making a clean sweep in Rome

Saturday, August 19th 2017, 23:11
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Rome

Two Nigerian men are paying their way in the city by volunteering to clean up the streets.
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Distress calls

Wednesday, August 16th 2017, 23:49

Italian prosecutors are investigating him and others for aiding and abetting illegal immigration.
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Italy official defends killing rare bear after man mauled

Monday, August 14th 2017, 11:55

A rare female brown bear had to be shot in the Italian Alps as it threatened humans, a governor says.
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Russians held over Italian's death at Lloret de Mar nightclub

Monday, August 14th 2017, 10:17
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Lloret de Mar

Niccolò Ciatti was kicked in the head at a nightclub in the Spanish resort of Lloret de Mar.
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McAlpine village?

Thursday, August 10th 2017, 23:17

Legend has it that a group of Scots settled in the Italian Alps in 1525 and never left. Could it possibly be true?
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Heatwave in Italy closes summer ski resort

Wednesday, August 9th 2017, 21:06

The hot weather conditions in southern Europe aren't just affecting low-lying areas.
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Milan kidnap case model Chloe Ayling 'feared for life'

Monday, August 7th 2017, 15:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British model allegedly kidnapped in Italy says it was a "terrifying experience".
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Switzerland plane crash: Two teenagers and pilot dead

Friday, August 4th 2017, 15:19

Two teenagers and a pilot die in an accident near the Italian border during aviation summer camp.
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Migrant crisis: Libya strongman Haftar warns Italy over ships

Thursday, August 3rd 2017, 9:49
related countries: Libya Libya

Italian ships in Libyan waters that return migrants will be "repelled", Field Marshal Haftar said.
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Migrant crisis: Italy approves Libya naval mission

Wednesday, August 2nd 2017, 18:31
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Lampedusa

The Italian parliament backs a plan aimed at stopping migrants crossing the Mediterranean.
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'Madonna of the Pedalo' blesses Italian bathers

Tuesday, August 1st 2017, 11:21

Priest takes statue of the Virgin Mary to the waters for annual blessing.
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Rome Airport luggage thefts caught on CCTV

Monday, July 31st 2017, 18:12
related places: Rome

Baggage handlers at Rome's Fiumicino Airport are caught in the act.
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Migrant crisis: Italy backs force to police Libya shore

Friday, July 28th 2017, 13:46
related countries: Libya Libya

Italy's cabinet backs sending ships, planes and personnel - but Libya denies asking for such help.
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Italy drought: Water cuts pose Rome 'health risk'

Wednesday, July 26th 2017, 20:01
related places: Rome

Italy's health minister warns against water rationing in the city as the drought bites.
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Italy bank hit by major data breach

Wednesday, July 26th 2017, 13:00

Data from 400,000 accounts belonging to Italy's biggest bank are thought to have been exposed.
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Third Australian politician hit by dual citizenship row

Tuesday, July 25th 2017, 12:14
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Matthew Canavan quits as resources minister after learning he may also have Italian citizenship.
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Robbers in Donald Trump masks blow up cash machine

Tuesday, July 25th 2017, 8:55
related countries: United States United States

Robbers in Italy wear masks with the US president's face, in an apparent nod to the film Point Break.
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Pope Francis shuts off Vatican fountains amid Italy drought

Tuesday, July 25th 2017, 6:45

The move is in line with Francis's teachings on the environment, Vatican Radio says.
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Rome hit by water rationing as Italy struggles with drought

Monday, July 24th 2017, 14:10

The cost to Italy's agriculture is estimated to be about €2bn ($2.3bn; £1.8bn), farmers say.
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Superyacht hub

Sunday, July 23rd 2017, 23:11
related places: Viareggio

How Italian seaside city Viareggio became a hub for the superyacht manufacturing industry.
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Rome corruption ring jailed after marathon trial

Thursday, July 20th 2017, 13:55
related places: Rome

For years the tentacles of the group, run by a one-eyed criminal, ran deep inside Rome's City Hall.
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Surviving the deadliest migration route from Libya to Italy

Tuesday, July 18th 2017, 23:23
related countries: Libya Libya

The UN refugee agency says traffickers on the migrant route from Libya are becoming ever more ruthless.
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Briton and Italian die in beach rescue near Brindisi

Tuesday, July 18th 2017, 21:33
related places: Brindisi

The pair had gone to help the tourist's daughter when she got into difficulties in rough seas.
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Woman on Rome metro dragged along platform by train

Monday, July 17th 2017, 9:13
related places: Rome

The driver on the Rome metro was unaware that the woman's bag had got trapped in the train door.
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Child migrants rescued from the sea by Italian coastguard

Thursday, July 13th 2017, 21:40

The Italian coastguard has released dramatic footage showing child migrants in the sea being rescued.
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Italian uproar over fascist-themed beach near Venice

Tuesday, July 11th 2017, 10:09
related places: Venice

Italy's politicians argue over anti-fascist laws after police raid a resort praising Mussolini.
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Naples building crumbles - eight missing

Friday, July 7th 2017, 9:17

Italian rescuers search the rubble of an apartment block where two families lived.
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Italy-Austria tension over border troops at Brenner Pass

Tuesday, July 4th 2017, 15:23
related countries: Austria Austria

Italy summons Austria's ambassador as Austrian troops are put on alert to block migrants.
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Scientists explain ancient Rome's long-lasting concrete

Tuesday, July 4th 2017, 12:23
related places: Rome

Researchers unlock the chemistry of Roman concrete which has resisted the elements for thousands of years.
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Italian firefighters rescue cow by helicopter

Monday, July 3rd 2017, 16:24

A cow takes to the air as Italian firefighters rescue her by helicopter from a ravine.
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Europe migrant crisis: Italy threatens to close ports as ministers meet

Sunday, July 2nd 2017, 11:28

Italy says the arrival of huge numbers of people is unsustainable, ahead of crisis talks in Paris.
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Migrant crisis: Italy threatens to shut ports

Wednesday, June 28th 2017, 22:19

Foreign vessels may be blocked from landing, reports say, as Italy reaches "saturation point".
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Italian father in passionate vaccines plea to Veneto governor

Wednesday, June 28th 2017, 16:05

Falling vaccine rates are a "mortal danger to my daughter", a father warns an Italian regional leader.
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Berlusconi hails Italy poll revival as Renzi loses ground

Monday, June 26th 2017, 15:31

The ex-leader celebrates local election wins in 16 out of 22 cities with two other parties.
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Italy forced to bail out two more banks for 5.2bn euros

Sunday, June 25th 2017, 18:39
related places: Rome, Vicenza

Rome will spend at least 5.2bn euros to rescue Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca.
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Pesto excluded from liquid ban by Italian airport

Thursday, June 22nd 2017, 10:30
related places: Genoa

Genoa airport in northern Italy now allows pesto in hand luggage in exchange for a charity donation.
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Anita Pallenberg, model and Rolling Stone girlfriend, dies aged 73

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 9:03
related places: Rome

The actress had three children with Keith Richards and appeared with Mick Jagger in Performance.
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Restorers battle to fix thousands of pieces after last year's quake

Wednesday, June 14th 2017, 0:10

More than 4,000 earthquake-damaged artefacts are being brought back to life in central Italy.
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Don't send more migrants, Rome mayor tells Italy's government

Tuesday, June 13th 2017, 21:48
related places: Rome

Virginia Raggi says social tensions could flare as Italy's government readies for more arrivals.
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Parents eye Austrian asylum in Italy vaccination dispute

Friday, June 9th 2017, 16:53
related countries: Austria Austria

Parents in Italy opposed to child vaccinations say they plan to seek asylum in nearby Austria.
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Football fans hurt in stampede

Sunday, June 4th 2017, 13:53
related places: Turin

About 1,500 football fans were injured in the Italian city after a firecracker caused panic.
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Turin stampede: '1,500 injured' at Juventus screening

Sunday, June 4th 2017, 10:55
related places: Turin

Football fans were watching the Uefa Champions League final when a firecracker sparked panic.
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Holy wonder

Saturday, May 27th 2017, 23:24
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russians have been venerating the rib of one of their most revered saints, St Nicholas the Wonder Worker, which is in Moscow on loan from Italy.
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Trump 'determined to pursue peace' after Pope meeting

Wednesday, May 24th 2017, 17:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pope

US president says he is "more determined than ever" to seek global peace after his Vatican audience.
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Donald Trump meets Pope Francis in Rome

Wednesday, May 24th 2017, 8:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rome, Vatican

The US president is greeted by Pope Francis at the Vatican, on the third leg of his maiden overseas trip.
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Nicky Hayden: Ex-MotoGP champion dies after collision

Monday, May 22nd 2017, 17:56

Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden dies aged 35, five days after being involved in a crash while cycling in Italy.
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Russian faithful flock to St Nicholas relics

Monday, May 22nd 2017, 15:12
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Bari, Moscow

Crowds of Moscow pilgrims queue to see the relics of St Nicholas, sent on loan from Bari in Italy.
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Novak Djokovic hires Andre Agassi; loses Italian Open final to Alexander Zverev

Sunday, May 21st 2017, 17:15

World number two Novak Djokovic says Andre Agassi will be his new coach after the Serb loses in the Italian Open final to Alexander Zverev.
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Christian healing

Saturday, May 20th 2017, 0:27

Russians will soon celebrate the arrival of bone fragments of St Nicholas in a special casket from Italy.
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Migrant in Greece: 'It is very dangerous here'

Tuesday, May 16th 2017, 0:06
related countries: Greece Greece

Many migrants in the port of Patras, Greece, are prepared to take huge risks to try to reach Italy.
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Costa Concordia captain's sentence upheld by Italy court

Friday, May 12th 2017, 18:50

Italy's highest court confirms the captain of the ill-fated cruise ship will be jailed for 16 years.
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