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Murray beaten by Ferrer in Rome

Thursday, April 29th 2010, 17:40
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Rome

Andy Murray is defeated 6-3 6-4 by Spain's David Ferrer in the third round of the Rome Masters.
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Live text - Murray v Ferrer

Thursday, April 29th 2010, 15:55
related countries: Spain Spain, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number one Andy Murray takes on Spain's David Ferrer for a place in the last eight of the Rome Masters.
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Murray v Seppi as it happened

Tuesday, April 27th 2010, 20:28

Britain's Andy Murray ends a run of three defeats with a straight-sets defeat of Italian Andreas Seppi in his opening match at the Rome Masters.
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Gulbis shocks Federer in Masters

Tuesday, April 27th 2010, 18:27
related countries: Latvia Latvia

Roger Federer is out of the Rome Masters after losing to Latvia's Ernests Gulbis in the second round.
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Italian FA probes match-fix claim

Wednesday, April 21st 2010, 17:50

The Italian football federation is examining fresh accusations that more clubs were involved in the 2006 match-fixing scandal.
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Afghanistan frees Italy aid staff

Sunday, April 18th 2010, 15:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Rome

Afghanistan frees three Italian aid workers held in connection with an alleged plot to kill a provincial governor, Rome says.
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Al-Qaeda frees Italians in Mali

Friday, April 16th 2010, 19:04
related countries: Mali Mali

An Italian couple who were abducted by al-Qaeda militants are released in Mali after four months in captivity.
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Al-Qaeda frees Italians in Mali

Friday, April 16th 2010, 19:04
related countries: Mali Mali

An Italian couple who were abducted by al-Qaeda militants are released in Mali after four months in captivity.
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Leak probed in Italy train crash

Tuesday, April 13th 2010, 9:58

Italian prosecutors are investigating whether a landslide that derailed a train may have been caused by irrigation water.
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Fatal train crash in north Italy

Monday, April 12th 2010, 17:18

A landslide derails a regional train in northern Italy, killing at least nine people and injuring about 30, Italian media say.
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Italians held over Afghan 'plot'

Saturday, April 10th 2010, 21:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Three Italian medical workers are arrested in Afghanistan in connection with an alleged plot to kill a provincial governor.
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L'Aquila marks quake anniversary

Tuesday, April 6th 2010, 5:50
related places: L'Aquila

The Italian city of L'Aquila is marking the first anniversary of the earthquake that killed 300 and left 60,000 homeless.
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Sex abuse furore 'like anti-Semitism'

Friday, April 2nd 2010, 21:35
related places: Rome

A key Vatican figure compares attacks on the Pope and Church over sex abuse to anti-Semitism, sparking angry reaction.
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When the toads flee, an earthquake may be imminent

Wednesday, March 31st 2010, 8:13
related places: L'Aquila

Common toads can sense an impending earthquake, fleeing their colony days before seismic activity strikes.
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Mourinho fed up with Italian game

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 21:51

Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho has sparked speculation about his future in Italian football after insisting: "I don't like it and it doesn't like me."
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Mourinho fed up with Italian game

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 21:51

Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho has sparked speculation about his future in Italian football after insisting: "I don't like it and it doesn't like me."
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Collapse at Nero's golden palace

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 18:10
related places: Rome

Part of the ceiling over the palace of the Roman emperor Nero in Rome collapses, prompting concern over the site's stability.
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Berlusconi makes election gains

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 15:05

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's alliance makes strong gains from the centre-left in regional polls.
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Low turnout in Italian elections

Sunday, March 28th 2010, 21:23

Turnout is reported to be low on the first day of Italian regional elections seen as a major test for PM Silvio Berlusconi.
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Vatican call for 'housecleaning'

Saturday, March 27th 2010, 15:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Vatican

A top Vatican cardinal calls for "housecleaning" as child sex abuse cases from Italy to the US pile pressure on Pope Benedict.
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Ghanaian immigrant to Italy names his son Silvio Berlusconi

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 23:17
related countries: Ghana Ghana

A Ghanaian immigrant to Italy names his son Silvio Berlusconi, despite the prime minister's tough policy on immigration.
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Mass Rome rally backs Italian PM

Sunday, March 21st 2010, 7:41
related places: Rome

Tens of thousands of people rally in support of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in Rome, ahead of key regional elections.
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Live Six Nations - France v England

Saturday, March 20th 2010, 14:01
related countries: France France, Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

France seal the Grand Slam with a 12-10 victory over England in Paris after Scotland beat Ireland and Wales beat Italy.
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Facebook betrays whereabouts of mafia fugitive

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 15:44

Italian police use social networking site Facebook to track and trap one of the country's most-wanted mafia fugitives.
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World's shortest man dies aged 21

Monday, March 15th 2010, 18:46
related places: Rome

The world's shortest man, He Pingping, who was just 74.6cm tall, has died at the age of 21, Guinness World Records says.
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Beckham poised to miss World Cup

Monday, March 15th 2010, 8:45
related places: Chievo

David Beckham's dream of playing in a fourth World Cup with England looks to be over after he tears an Achilles tendon in AC Milan's 1-0 win over Chievo.
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In pictures

Sunday, March 14th 2010, 6:47
related places: Caravaggio

Secrets of Italian artist Caravaggio in the frame
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Thousands protest against Italy's PM

Saturday, March 13th 2010, 22:15
related places: Rome

Tens of thousands of Italians stage a protest in central Rome against the government of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
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Purple People

Saturday, March 13th 2010, 10:29

The new mass movement against Italy's Berlusconi
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Google to scan old Italian books

Wednesday, March 10th 2010, 22:55

Italy signs a deal with Google to put online the contents of its two national libraries, including works by Dante and Galileo.
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Spanish hostage in Africa freed

Wednesday, March 10th 2010, 13:59

A Spanish woman aid worker kidnapped in West Africa last year has been freed, the Spanish government says.
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EU rules against Italy over Naples rubbish

Thursday, March 4th 2010, 10:02
related places: Naples

The EU's top court says Italy breached an EU directive on waste disposal by allowing piles of rubbish to litter Naples in 2007-2008.
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'Iran arms runners' held in Italy

Wednesday, March 3rd 2010, 14:26
related countries: Iran Iran

Two Iranians and five Italians have been arrested by Italian police on suspicion of trafficking arms to Iran, police say.
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Rome protests against Berlusconi

Saturday, February 27th 2010, 22:18
related places: Rome

Thousands of Italians protest in Rome against what they say are PM Silvio Berlusconi's attempts to evade justice.
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Italy 16-12 Scotland

Saturday, February 27th 2010, 15:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pablo Canavosio's try proves the difference as Italy record their first Six Nations win of the season and leave Scotland without a point.
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Live Six Nations - England v Ireland

Saturday, February 27th 2010, 12:52
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Rome, Twickenham

England host Ireland at Twickenham after Italy beat Scotland in Rome in the Six Nations on Saturday.
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Saturday, February 27th 2010, 0:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, mired in fraud charges, compares Italian prosecutors and judges to the Afghan Taliban.
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Berlusconi lawyer to hear final fate

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 7:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK tax lawyer David Mills could learn on Thursday whether his conviction for bribery is to be upheld in Italy.
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Italy oil spill reaches River Po

Wednesday, February 24th 2010, 14:13

An oil spill reaches Italy's River Po after the suspected sabotage of a former refinery leads to a massive leak.
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Google bosses convicted in Italy

Wednesday, February 24th 2010, 12:38

Google executives are convicted in Italy after a video showing an autistic teenager being bullied was posted online.
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Italy 12-17 England

Sunday, February 14th 2010, 16:18
related places: Rome

England make it two wins out of two in the Six Nations but they have to survive a brave Italian fightback before securing a nervy victory in Rome.
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Live Six Nations - Italy v England

Sunday, February 14th 2010, 13:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Rome

England seek a second successive win as they take on Italy in the Six Nations in Rome.
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Italian police seize counterfeits

Saturday, February 13th 2010, 17:46

Police in Italy seize tonnes of fake goods, in the latest in a series of counterfeit scams there.
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The ugly game

Saturday, February 13th 2010, 3:11

How seriously does Italy take racism in football?
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US museum 'must return' Greek statue

Friday, February 12th 2010, 0:12
related countries: Greece Greece

A judge in Italy orders the Getty Museum in Los Angeles to return an ancient Greek bronze statue.
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Italy embassy in Iran 'targeted'

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 15:42
related countries: Iran Iran

Dozens of people including pro-government militia try to attack the Italian embassy in Iran, Italy's foreign minister says.
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Italy 'to punish reckless skiers'

Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 12:17

Italy's government is to consider new laws to jail skiers and snowboarders who trigger deadly avalanches.
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O'Driscoll frustrated after Ireland win

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 17:31
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Brian O'Driscoll describes Ireland's display as "mediocre" after the Grand Slam holders labour to beat Italy 29-11 in Saturday's Six Nations opener.
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Live - England v Wales

Saturday, February 6th 2010, 13:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England beat Wales 30-17 on the opening day of the 2010 RBS Six Nations, after champions Ireland labour to a 29-11 win over Italy.
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The slice is right: Naples cheers as pizza gets protected status

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 23:45
related places: Naples

Naples celebrates official EU recognition for the Italian city's most famous culinary creation: the pizza.
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Italy MPs back trial delay bill

Thursday, February 4th 2010, 11:23

Italian politicians back a law that would spare Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from prosecution while in office.
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Controversial Mussolini iPhone app withdrawn

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 22:20

A controversial iphone application that allows users to download speeches by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini is withdrawn.
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Ferrero pulls out of Cadbury race

Monday, January 25th 2010, 8:23
related places: Ferrero

Italy's Ferrero formally declares itself out of the Cadbury takeover race, leaving Kraft as the only bidder.
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Haiti quake op 'lacks leadership'

Monday, January 25th 2010, 7:57
related countries: Haiti Haiti, United States United States

A senior Italian official strongly criticises the Haiti earthquake relief operation and the role of US forces there.
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Italy 'opens new paparazzi probe'

Saturday, January 23rd 2010, 19:08

Italian prosecutors reportedly begin a fresh investigation into paparazzi blackmail, including a case involving a Fiat heir.
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Knox may face charges of slander

Thursday, January 21st 2010, 15:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Amanda Knox, convicted of killing British student Meredith Kercher in Italy, could now face slander charges.
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Pope defends Vatican WWII record

Sunday, January 17th 2010, 19:20
related places: Rome

The Pope defends the Vatican against accusations of indifference during the Holocaust, on a visit to a Rome synagogue.
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Pope set for Rome synagogue visit

Sunday, January 17th 2010, 3:20
related places: Rome

Pope Benedict XVI will pay a historic visit to the synagogue in Rome, amid controversy over an earlier Pope's wartime record.
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Berlusconi bribe trial postponed

Friday, January 15th 2010, 14:04
related places: Milan

Italian prime minister's corruption trial is suspended until the end of February, pending an appeal by his co-defendant.
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Earring seized from Maradona fetches five times asking price

Thursday, January 14th 2010, 17:33

A diamond earring seized from Diego Maradona fetches 25,000 euros - five times its asking price - at auction in Italy.
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