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Pope to wash Rome prisoners' feet

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 12:10
related places: Rome

Pope Francis will celebrate Mass on the Thursday before Easter next week by washing the feet of prisoners in a youth detention centre, the Vatican says.
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Italian sprint legend Mennea dies

Thursday, March 21st 2013, 11:22

Italy's former 200m world record holder and Olympic champion Pietro Mennea dies, aged 60.
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Robson reaches Miami second round

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 22:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Laura Robson beats Camila Giorgi, of Italy, 6-2 4-6 6-3 to reach the second round of the Miami Masters.
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O'Driscoll hit with three-week ban

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 15:09
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ireland centre Brian O'Driscoll is suspended for three weeks for stamping in the Six Nations match against Italy.
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Italian president in coalition push

Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 14:47

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano holds talks with political leaders to try to form a new government after February's election stalemate
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Papacy begins with plea for poor

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 11:51
related places: Rome

Pope Francis inaugurates his papacy at a Mass in Rome, calling on global leaders and all people of the world to defend the poor and the weak.
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VIDEO: Key moments from Pope's inauguration

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 11:12
related places: Rome

The inauguration Mass for Pope Francis has been held in St Peter's Square in Rome, marking the official start of his papacy.
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Italy condemns India 'violation'

Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 0:21
related countries: India India

Italy accuses India of violating international law on diplomatic immunity by preventing its ambassador from leaving the country.
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Monday, March 18th 2013, 13:16
related countries: India India
related places: Rome

India's Supreme Court rules that Italy's ambassador has no legal immunity, in a row over Rome's refusal to return two Italian marines charged with murder.
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VIDEO: Crowds hear Pope's Angelus prayer

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 16:54
related places: Rome

Pope Francis has delivered the Angelus prayer and blessing before a crowd of many thousands gathered in St Peter's Square in Rome
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Crowds hear Pope's Angelus prayer

Sunday, March 17th 2013, 14:48
related places: Rome

Pope Francis delivers the traditional Angelus prayer and blessing before a crowd of many thousands gathered in St Peter's Square in Rome.
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Italy 22-15 Ireland

Saturday, March 16th 2013, 16:22
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Rome

Italy beat Ireland for the first time in Six Nations history in what could be Brian O'Driscoll's final game for the Irish.
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India airport alert on Italy envoy

Friday, March 15th 2013, 20:01
related countries: India India

Airports across India are ordered to stop Italian ambassador Daniele Mancini if he tries to leave the country, a home ministry official tells the BBC.
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Impasse as Italy's parliament meets

Friday, March 15th 2013, 14:59

The new Italian parliament meets for the first time since inconclusive elections, but cannot agree on a government or even who should be speaker.
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VIDEO: 'We are friends', Pope tells cardinals

Friday, March 15th 2013, 11:34
related places: Rome

Pope Francis has been addressing cardinals from around the world at the Vatican's Apostolic Palace in Rome.
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Francis marks first day with Mass

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 16:57
related places: Rome

Pope Francis spends his first day as head of the Catholic Church meeting people in Rome before a Sistine Chapel Mass with cardinals.
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Is India in breach of Vienna convention over Italian envoy?

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 13:08
related countries: Austria Austria, India India
related places: Vienna

Andrew North asks if India is in breach of Vienna convention
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Sexton back as Ireland face Italy

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 12:33
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Fly-half Jonathan Sexton and winger Craig Gilroy return as Ireland finish their Six Nations campaign against Italy.
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India orders Rome envoy not to leave

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 7:25
related countries: India India
related places: Rome

India's Supreme Court orders Italy's ambassador not to leave the country after Rome refuses to return two marines charged with murdering two fishermen.
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Argentina's Bergoglio elected Pope

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 2:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rome, Pope

Argentina's Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is elected as the Catholic Church's new Pope Francis, the first Latin American in the role.
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How a Tuscan wine said No to recession

Thursday, March 14th 2013, 0:18

How a top Italian wine defied the downturn
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VIDEO: Faithful wait for Pope vote in Rome

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 14:26
related places: Rome

Black smoke has risen from the Sistine Chapel for a second day signalling no agreement among cardinals voting for the next Pope.
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Papal conclave resumes at Vatican

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 10:11
related places: Rome

Cardinals begin their second day of deliberations over who should be the new Pope, after the first round of voting proved inconclusive.
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Indian PM warns Italy over marines

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 8:13
related countries: India India

India's prime minister warns "there will be consequences" unless Italy returns two marines charged with the murder of two Indian fishermen in Kerala.
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Cardinals begin vote for new Pope

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 18:42
related places: Rome

Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, where they will vote to decide who will be the next leader of the world's 1.2bn Roman Catholics.
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India and Italy killings row deepens

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 17:06
related countries: India India

India summons the Italian ambassador to express its anger that two Italian marines charged with murdering fishermen have not returned to face trial.
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Nibali beats Froome to Italy win

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 16:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali holds off the challenge of Britain's Chris Froome to win the Tirreno-Adriatico race.
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Vatican department above gay sauna

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 10:39
related places: Rome

A historic palazzo in Rome that houses a key Vatican department is also the home of what claims to be the "the number one gay sauna in Italy".
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VIDEO: Cardinals attend Mass before conclave

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 9:55
related places: Rome

Cardinals gathered in Rome to elect a new Pope have been attending a special Mass in St Peter's Basilica.
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VIDEO: Cardinals set to elect new pope

Tuesday, March 12th 2013, 6:47
related places: Rome

Cardinals gathered in Rome to elect a new pope will begin voting later on Tuesday, with no clear frontrunner in sight.
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Italy blocks Indian trial of marines

Monday, March 11th 2013, 18:04
related countries: India India

Two Italian marines, charged in India with the murder of two fishermen, will not be returning to India to face trial, Italy's foreign ministry says.
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Medical checks on Berlusconi ordered

Monday, March 11th 2013, 16:19

A court in Italy orders medical checks to be carried out on Silvio Berlusconi to verify that he cannot attend a trial because of health problems.
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Nigeria hostages are feared dead

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 22:48
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A Nigerian militant group's claims to have killed seven foreign hostages it seized last month are credible, Western governments say.
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England must improve - Lancaster

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 19:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Lancaster

Coach Stuart Lancaster admits England need to improve in next week's Six Nations finale with Wales after a tense win over Italy.
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England 18-11 Italy

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 16:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Toby Flood kicks six penalties as England keep their Grand Slam hopes alive with an unimpressive 18-11 Six Nations win over Italy.
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Froome takes lead in Italian race

Sunday, March 10th 2013, 16:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Chris Froome moves into the overall lead of the Tirreno-Adriatico in Italy after finishing sixth on stage five.
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Froome second after Italy stage win

Saturday, March 9th 2013, 17:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Chris Froome wins the fourth stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico to move up to second in the overall standings.
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Pope election to begin on Tuesday

Friday, March 8th 2013, 20:52
related places: Rome

Roman Catholic cardinals will begin electing a new pope on Tuesday 12 March, they announce after talks in Rome.
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VIDEO: Catholic church in LA awaits Rome discussion

Friday, March 8th 2013, 7:23
related places: Rome

As cardinals in Rome discuss the future of the church, high on their list of priorities is tackling the ongoing fall out from the clergy sexual abuse crisis.
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Berlusconi convicted over wiretap

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 22:16

Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is convicted and sentenced to a year in jail over an illegal wiretap.
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VIDEO: Berlusconi convicted over Italy wiretap

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 17:31

Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been convicted and sentenced to a year in jail over an illegal wiretap.
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VIDEO: New Pope's robes made in S, M and L

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 12:23

It has yet to be decided who the new Pope will be, but the robes that the next leader of the Catholic Church will wear have already been designed and made in Italy.
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Carrefour suffers in weak eurozone

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 10:46
related countries: Spain Spain

Carrefour, Europe's biggest supermarket chain, says the year ahead will be tricky as recessions in Italy and Spain have hit demand.
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Italian bank director found dead

Thursday, March 7th 2013, 10:17
related places: Monte, Siena

The communications director of the world's oldest bank, Italy's Monte dei Paschi di Siena, is found dead in an apparent suicide.
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US cardinals cancel press briefing

Wednesday, March 6th 2013, 17:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rome

US cardinals in Rome cancel a popular daily press briefing as the conclave approaches after stories about the confidential process appear in the media.
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'Mafia assets' of 450m euros seized

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 20:24

Italian police say they have seized 450m euros ($590m; £390m) of assets and arrested 20 people in a series of anti-mafia raids.
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VIDEO: Meet the Colombian 'Billy Elliot'

Tuesday, March 5th 2013, 13:41
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Cuba Cuba, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Colombia's Fernando Montano talks to the BBC about how, after deciding at the age of four that he wanted to become a professional ballet dancer, he travelled the world from Cuba to Italy before ending up in the UK where he is now the only Colombian d
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Berlusconi 'hosted prostitution'

Monday, March 4th 2013, 23:25
related places: Milan

Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi hosted prostitution parties at his Milan villa, where he paid women with favours and cash, prosecutors at his trial say.
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Cardinals in Rome for new Pope talks

Monday, March 4th 2013, 13:34
related places: Rome

Roman Catholic cardinals are beginning the process of electing the next Pope following the historic resignation of Benedict XVI.
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Italian election lessons for Europe

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 20:00

Growing despair that Europe is not working, says Gavin Hewitt
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Italian composer Trovajoli dies

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 17:40
related places: Rome

Italian composer Armando Trovajoli - who wrote the music for about 300 films as well as a celebrated serenade to Rome - dies at the age of 95.
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Italy president urges responsibility

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 16:32

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano appeals to political leaders for realism and a sense of responsibility in resolving their post-election deadlock.
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President rejects new polls in Italy

Friday, March 1st 2013, 16:58

The prospect of an early repeat vote in Italy to break the February election gridlock recedes after the outgoing head of state rejects the idea.
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US extends aid to Syrian rebels

Friday, March 1st 2013, 0:01
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Rome

Secretary of State John Kerry says the US will provide "non-lethal" support to Syrian rebels for the first time, as well as extra aid to the opposition.
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Benedict vows obedience to next pope

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 15:32
related places: Rome

Benedict XVI vows "unconditional obedience and reverence" to his eventual successor as pope on his final day in office at the Vatican.
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Farrell 50-50 for England v Italy

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 14:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fly-half Owen Farrell is rated 50-50 for England's Six Nations match with Italy on 10 March because of a thigh injury.
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The rabble-rouser shaking up Italian politics

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 13:33

The rabble-rouser shaking up Italian politics
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VIDEO: Kerry holds talks with Syrian opposition

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 6:36
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Rome

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Rome for his first meeting with key figures in the Syrian opposition.
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Grillo snubs deal with Italian left

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 20:57

Italian comedian-turned-politician Beppe Grillo, whose movement holds the balance of power in parliament, rules out a coalition with the centre-left.
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Bumpy ride ahead for Italy after indecisive election

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 13:55

Bumpy ride ahead for Italy after indecisive polls
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Surge in Italy's borrowing costs

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 11:19

Italy's borrowing costs rise sharply but the government sells all the bonds on offer, in the first test of its ability to borrow money long-term after the election.
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