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Three questions about the Italian referendum

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 3:29

We provide three answers about the Italian referendum and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's resignation.
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Italy PM Matteo Renzi delays resignation until budget is passed

Monday, December 5th 2016, 21:15

Italy's outgoing PM Matteo Renzi will resign after the 2017 budget is passed in coming days.
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Matteo Renzi's referendum defeat risks Italy political crisis

Monday, December 5th 2016, 12:11

Italian PM Matteo Renzi's referendum defeat leaves the country facing political uncertainty.
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Italy referendum: PM Renzi's future in the balance

Sunday, December 4th 2016, 22:02

Polls close in Italy in a referendum about reform, with the prime minister's future at stake.
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Italy's referendum: The scooter rider's guide

Friday, December 2nd 2016, 2:22

What's at stake in Sunday's Italian referendum? James Reynolds hopped on a scooter to find out.
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Migrant crisis: Italy sees record arrivals from North Africa

Monday, November 28th 2016, 22:44

Italy has seen a record number of migrants arriving from North Africa this year, official figures show.
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That's amore

Monday, November 28th 2016, 0:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's booming Italian population is being courted by politicians as a pivotal referendum draws near.
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Drone footage of devastating landslides in Italy

Sunday, November 27th 2016, 12:23

Heavy rains have caused landslides in the region of Liguria, as shown in this video footage released by firefighters.
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Extraordinary coincidence reunites migrant girl, 4, with mother

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 10:22

A four-year-old girl who travelled alone to Italy will be reunited with her mother after a twist of fate.
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Italian girl hailed for pocket money quake donation

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 14:38
related places: Norcia

Outpouring of gratitude for 10-year-old who sent five euros to quake-hit Norcia.
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Italian hotels offer free stay for couples who conceive

Saturday, November 19th 2016, 22:52
related places: Assisi

A group of hotels in the city of Assisi are offering a free holiday to couples who conceive there.
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Trump election: Italy's Berlusconi accepts comparisons

Saturday, November 12th 2016, 17:59

Disgraced Italian politician Silvio Berlusconi says he understands comparisons with Donald Trump.
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Trump election: De Niro offered Italy welcome

Friday, November 11th 2016, 23:27
related countries: United States United States

A small Italian town is offering US actor Robert De Niro refuge after Donald Trump's win.
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Italian court allows mother to give child her name

Wednesday, November 9th 2016, 2:32

An Italian law banning women from giving their surnames to their children is ruled unconstitutional.
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McDonald's sues Florence for 18m euros for blocking restaurant

Tuesday, November 8th 2016, 13:47
related places: Florence

McDonald's is suing Florence after the Italian city rejected its bid to open a branch in a historic square.
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Tornado lashes Italy

Monday, November 7th 2016, 8:54
related places: Ladispoli

Two people die as Italy is lashed by severe weather, including a tornado at Ladispoli on the coast.
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Italy: Clashes at anti-government march in Florence

Saturday, November 5th 2016, 22:40
related places: Florence

Protesters who are against a constitutional referendum have clashed with Italian police in Florence.
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Protesters turn out in Florence over Italian referendum

Saturday, November 5th 2016, 20:11
related places: Florence

Protesters opposed to a constitutional referendum in Italy clash with police in Florence.
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Vatican condemns radio station over anti-gay comments on quake

Friday, November 4th 2016, 20:50

The Vatican condemns a radio station after a broadcast says Italy's quakes were God's wrath for gay civil unions.
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Italy migrants: Amnesty accuses police of torture

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 9:14

A human rights organisation accuses Italian police of using violent tactics to fingerprint migrants.
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Italy quake: Strong tremor felt as far as Rome

Tuesday, November 1st 2016, 19:28
related places: Rome

Central Italy is hit by the strongest shock so far since the 30 October earthquake.
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Italy quake: Dog rescued from Norcia rubble

Tuesday, November 1st 2016, 16:47
related places: Norcia

A dog buried in the rubble from Sunday's earthquake in central Italy has been rescued by firefighters.
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Italy quake: At least 15,000 in temporary shelters

Monday, October 31st 2016, 15:03

Italian authorities say at least 15,000 are in temporary shelters after Sunday's earthquake.
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Italy quake: Thousands spend night in temporary accommodation

Monday, October 31st 2016, 10:37

Thousands are in makeshift and temporary accommodation after central Italy's latest earthquake.
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Italy quake: Aerial footage of devastation

Sunday, October 30th 2016, 20:25

Aerial footage shows the damage to villages in central Italy after a 6.6-magnitude earthquake.
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Italy quake: Norcia tremor destroys ancient buildings

Sunday, October 30th 2016, 15:19
related places: Norcia

Towns and villages in central Italy are rocked by the country's most violent earthquake in decades.
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Aftershocks feared in Italy quake in Norcia

Sunday, October 30th 2016, 13:43
related places: Norcia

A strong earthquake has struck near Norcia in central Italy, destroying numerous buildings.
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Italy quake: House collapse caught on camera

Sunday, October 30th 2016, 9:54
related places: Perugia

The moment a house in the Perugia region collapses is caught on camera, after a powerful earthquake strikes central and southern Italy.
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Brazilian held in Italy with liquid cocaine in trainers

Saturday, October 29th 2016, 19:12
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Fiumicino, Rome

A Brazilian man is caught at Fiumicino airport in Rome smuggling liquid cocaine in his trainers.
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Italian bridge collapses on busy road in Lecco

Saturday, October 29th 2016, 14:40
related places: Lecco

An investigation begins in Italy after a bridge collapses on a busy road, killing a driver.
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At Europe's frontier

Friday, October 28th 2016, 23:59
related places: Lampedusa

Every week, hundreds of people seeking asylum arrive on the Italian island of Lampedusa, many sick or injured. The island's chief doctor never misses a single landing.
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Italy police recover stolen manuscript after 30 years

Friday, October 28th 2016, 14:15

Italian art police recover a priceless manuscript after spotting it for sale online.
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Italy earthquakes: Widespread damage in historic towns

Thursday, October 27th 2016, 14:22

Historic buildings in central Italy are badly damaged by two earthquakes but nobody is killed.
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Italy earthquakes: Strong tremors shake central region

Thursday, October 27th 2016, 6:31
related places: Rome

Two strong earthquakes hit central Italy, damaging buildings and sending people into the streets.
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In pictures

Saturday, October 22nd 2016, 10:13
related places: Castel Gandolfo, Rome

Pictures of the Pope's summer residence in Castel Gandolfo near Rome, as it opens its doors to the public for the first time.
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Italy abortion row as woman dies after hospital miscarriage

Thursday, October 20th 2016, 10:59

Italian prosecutors begin an inquiry after a family's lawyer claims a woman pregnant with twins died because her doctor refused to take action.
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Blessing or curse?

Wednesday, October 19th 2016, 15:20

Barack Obama has weighed in on Italy's constitutional referendum. Matteo Renzi is thrilled but his opponents say it's a jinx.
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Obamas host final state dinner of presidency

Wednesday, October 19th 2016, 8:49

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed the Italian prime minister for the last official visit and state dinner of his presidency.
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Devil of a job

Monday, October 17th 2016, 23:13
related places: Rome

Fr Vincenzo Taraborelli is one of Rome's busiest exorcists, but aged 79 he says it is becoming very difficult to find younger recruits.
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Dario Fo: Italian playwright dies aged 90

Thursday, October 13th 2016, 9:33
related places: Milan

Dario Fo, the Nobel Prize-winning Italian playwright and actor famous for his cutting political satires, dies in Milan at the age of 90.
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UK school pupil ethnicity question angers Italy

Wednesday, October 12th 2016, 13:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ambassador criticises forms that singled out southern Italians as separate groups.
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Italy withdraws Rome 2024 Olympic Games bid

Tuesday, October 11th 2016, 21:44
related places: Rome

Italy's Olympic Committee officially withdraws its bid to stage the 2024 Games in Rome after the city council voted to oppose the candidacy.
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'We lost our town'

Monday, October 10th 2016, 0:07
related places: L'Aquila

Italy's devastating earthquake of 24 August will rumble on in the lives of survivors for many years - that is the all-too-painful lesson of L'Aquila, the BBC's Patrick Jackson reports.
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Mafia boss found in secret room in own house

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 11:11

A fugitive mafia boss is found hiding in a secret compartment in his own home after five years on the run, Italian police say.
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Italy mafia fugitive found hiding in secret room in own home

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 8:14

A fugitive mafia boss is captured hiding in a secret compartment in his own home after five years on the run, Italian police say.
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Italy earthquake: Pope Francis makes surprise visit to Amatrice

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 10:58
related places: Amatrice

Pope Francis makes an unannounced visit to Amatrice, the central Italian town devastated by an earthquake six weeks ago, to meet the families of victims.
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Mass migrant rescue in Mediterranean waters

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 9:58

The Italian coastguard has co-ordinated the rescue of more than 6,055 migrants in one of the biggest operations in a single day.
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Italian coastguard in mass migrant rescue

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 19:40

The Italian coastguard co-ordinates the rescue of more than 5,600 migrants, in one of the biggest operations in a single day.
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Elena Ferrante: Journalist defends unmasking 'anonymous' author

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 9:48

An Italian journalist who published the true identity of the "anonymous" author Elena Ferrante has said he did so because she is "a public figure".
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Stone v brick

Saturday, October 1st 2016, 23:08

Old stone houses proved no match for the 24 August earthquake in Italy but its engineers have made big strides in recent years, as Patrick Jackson reports from the Tronto Valley.
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Artful dodgers

Friday, September 30th 2016, 14:59
related places: Rome

It is unlikely that the mafia crime network acquired Van Gogh's sombre landscapes for the mastery of their brushstrokes, writes James Reynolds in Rome.
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Van Gogh paintings stolen from Amsterdam found in Italy

Friday, September 30th 2016, 13:51

Italian police recover from the Naples mafia two important Van Gogh paintings stolen in a 2002 raid on an Amsterdam museum.
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Brexit: Italian PM Matteo Renzi warns UK over EU rights

Thursday, September 29th 2016, 10:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

It will be "impossible" for Brexit talks to result in a deal that gives Britons more rights than others outside the EU, Italian PM Matteo Renzi says.
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Italy earthquake: The family living in their garden

Thursday, September 29th 2016, 6:53

Roberta Pompa has been living with her young children in their back garden since the earthquake in central Italy on 24 August.
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Feeling the cold

Wednesday, September 28th 2016, 23:22

People who lost their homes in the Italian earthquake disaster are still living in tents but they have the support of a vast relief team.
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Grim odyssey

Monday, September 26th 2016, 23:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Austria Austria, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Udine

Asylum seekers - mainly Afghan and Pakistani men - leave Austria for Italy, but they face bleak conditions in the city of Udine, Bethany Bell reports.
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Italy court orders man to buy feminist books for underage victim

Saturday, September 24th 2016, 9:55

An Italian judge orders a man convicted of using an underage prostitute to buy her feminist literature.
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Italian driver races China daredevil road in record time

Friday, September 23rd 2016, 7:20
related countries: China China

An Italian driver races China's Tongtian Road, considered one of the world's most dangerous, in record time.
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Rome Olympic chief's fury at mayor's bid veto

Thursday, September 22nd 2016, 7:19
related places: Rome

The Italian Olympic chief reacts angrily to the Rome mayor's decision to say no to the city's bid to host the 2024 Games, saying he will fight on.
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Rome 2024 Olympic bid collapses in acrimony

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 19:25
related places: Rome

Rome is set to drop its bid to host the Olympics in 2024 after its anti-establishment mayor said it would be "irresponsible" to be a candidate.
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Two Italians kidnapped in southern Libya

Monday, September 19th 2016, 18:24
related countries: Canada Canada, Libya Libya
related places: Ghat

Two Italians have been kidnapped in Libya, the Italian foreign ministry says.
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