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'I grieve for Tiziana'

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 23:37

How did Italy view the suicide of a young woman whose sex videos spread over the internet?
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Four questioned in Italy after woman's suicide over sex video

Thursday, September 15th 2016, 17:35

Four people are being investigated in Italy in connection with the suicide of a young woman who battled for months to have a sex video removed from the internet.
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TV pundit dropped over Mussolini tattoo

Wednesday, September 14th 2016, 19:56

Paolo Di Canio is suspended from his role as a Sky Italia pundit after showing on air a tattoo referring to Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.
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Charlie Hebdo sued by quake-hit Amatrice over cartoon

Monday, September 12th 2016, 14:56
related places: Amatrice

A controversial cartoon in the Charlie Hebdo weekly showing victims of last month's Italian earthquake sparks legal action from the town of Amatrice.
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Cat rescued from rubble 16 days after Italy quake

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 17:36
related places: Amatrice

A cat is rescued from the rubble of a house 16 days after an earthquake hit the Italian city of Amatrice.
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Giulio Regeni: Egypt says it investigated murdered student

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 12:42
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian police investigated Italian student Giulio Regeni shortly before his abduction, torture and murder, Egyptian prosecutors say.
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Ruling Rome

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 23:06
related places: Rome

James Reynolds reports on the difficulties facing Rome's new mayor Virginia Raggi, who has come unstuck within weeks of taking up the post
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Swedish Nobel judges fired in Karolinska medical scandal

Tuesday, September 6th 2016, 15:05
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Two judges are asked to leave a Swedish panel that picks the Nobel prize for medicine in a scandal over a disgraced Italian transplant surgeon.
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Italy quake: Dog survives nine days in Amatrice rubble

Saturday, September 3rd 2016, 9:49
related places: Amatrice

A golden retriever has been rescued from the rubble of an earthquake that struck central Italy more than a week ago.
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Humble sophisticate

Friday, September 2nd 2016, 23:18
related places: Rome

David Willey, who has reported from Rome for the BBC during five decades, shares his memories of meeting Mother Teresa.
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Charlie Hebdo Italy earthquake cartoon sparks anger

Friday, September 2nd 2016, 17:17

Satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is criticised for its latest cartoon which depicts Italian earthquake victims as types of pasta.
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Italy's PM criticises government led fertility campaign

Friday, September 2nd 2016, 11:49

Italy's prime minister criticises a controversial campaign promoted by his health minister which encourages couples to have more children.
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Video replays used for first time during France's 3-1 win over Italy

Friday, September 2nd 2016, 6:19
related countries: France France

Fifa president Gianni Infantino says "football history" was made after video replays are used for the first time in an international match.
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'10,000 migrants saved off Libya coast' - Italy coastguard

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 17:57
related countries: Libya Libya

Many of the 6,500 people rescued in the Mediterranean earlier this week have started arriving at ports in Sicily, as Ed Thomas reports.
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Mussolini message to future revealed under Rome obelisk

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 12:10
related places: Rome

Two scholars reveal the text of a parchment hidden in 1932 beneath a Rome obelisk eulogising Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.
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Italy earthquake: State funeral for 37 victims in Amatrice

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 18:29
related places: Amatrice

A state funeral for 37 victims of the Italian earthquake is held in Amatrice, the town that bore the brunt of the disaster.
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Migrant crisis: 'They couldn't wait... they threw themselves into the water'

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 8:22
related countries: Libya Libya

Laura Lanuza, from charity Proactiva Open Arms, describes the scene as thousands of migrants were rescued from boats near the Libyan coast.
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Thousands of migrants rescued off Libya

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 6:11
related countries: Libya Libya

About 6,500 migrants are rescued in a series of 40 co-ordinated operations off the coast of Libya, the Italian coast guard says.
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Italy earthquake: Wooden houses planned for survivors

Monday, August 29th 2016, 13:22

Italy plans to build simple, wooden chalet-style huts within three months for the 2,500 people displaced by the 24 August earthquake.
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Italy earthquake: Drone reveals church interior

Monday, August 29th 2016, 11:10
related places: Accumoli

Drone footage from Italian firefighters shows the devastation in Accumoli, one of the towns hit by the earthquake on 24 August which left at least 290 dead.
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Italy earthquake: Museums to donate Sunday revenue to quake relief

Sunday, August 28th 2016, 11:44

Sunday's proceeds from state museums across Italy are to be donated to relief work in the earthquake zone as the country rallies around those affected.
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Italy earthquake: Mass funeral for 35 victims

Saturday, August 27th 2016, 13:19

A mass funeral is held in Italy for 35 of the 290 people known to have died in the Italian earthquake on Wednesday.
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Funerals held in Italy as search for survivors continues

Saturday, August 27th 2016, 8:17

Funerals for some of the victims of Wednesday's earthquake are being held in Italy, while rescuers continue the search for more survivors.
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Italy quake: Emergency declared as hopes for more survivors fade

Friday, August 26th 2016, 19:21

Italy declares a state of emergency in the regions worst hit by Wednesday's earthquake, in which at least 268 people died, as hopes fade of finding survivors.
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'They all died in their sleep'

Friday, August 26th 2016, 16:03
related places: Amatrice

An Italian man who survived the earthquake in Amatrice, killed more than 200 people, describes the "shocking and traumatic" effect it has had on the close-knit community.
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Embracing couple among victims

Friday, August 26th 2016, 14:08

As hopes fade of finding more survivors of the devastating 6.2-magnitude earthquake that hit central Italy, details emerge of the dead.
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Italy quake: The ancient village destroyed

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 22:32

Damian Grammaticas reports from an ancient village that has been all but destroyed by the earthquake which hit central Italy on Wednesday.
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98 aftershocks in 36 hours

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 22:10

How 98 aftershocks rocked devastated areas of central Italy in the first 36 hours after the earthquake.
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Italy earthquake: Aftershocks hamper rescue efforts

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 20:00

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: Moment of aftershock caught on film

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 14:31

The BBC's James Reynolds tells of feeling the ground move during one of the aftershocks following Italy's deadly earthquake.
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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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Drone footage reveals quake destruction

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 10:01
related places: Pescara

Drone footage shows extent of Italy quake destruction in Pescara del Tronto
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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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Aerial shots

Thursday, August 25th 2016, 6:56
related places: Amatrice

Aerial shots reveal the devastation in Amatrice following Wednesday's earthquake which killed at least 247 people in central Italy.
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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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Man pulled from rubble

Wednesday, August 24th 2016, 16:40
related places: Accumoli

Man pulled from rubble in Accumoli nine hours after central Italy was hit by magnitude 6.2 earthquake.
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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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