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We have started to collect the most important news related to Italy in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Italy: news

Djokovic sets up Federer meeting

Friday, May 1st 2009, 21:03

Reigning champion Novak Djokovic will play Roger Federer in the semi-final of the Rome Masters, while Rafael Nadal also reaches the last four.
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Serie A to form breakaway league

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 19:32

Serie A, Italy's top football division, is poised to split from Serie B to form a new championship.
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Italy frees Achille Lauro hijacker

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 16:12

Italy frees the leader of a Palestinian group which hijacked the Achille Lauro cruise liner in the Mediterranean Sea in 1985, after nearly 24 years in jail.
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Beijing medallists test positive

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 12:49
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, China China
related places: Beijing

Bahrain athlete Rashid Ramzi, who won gold in the 1500m, and Italian cyclist Davide Rebellin, who won a silver, are among the six athletes who are found positive for doping in re-testing of Beijing samples.
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Cyclist Rebellin tests positive

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 8:25
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Olympic cycling road race silver medallist Davide Rebellin from Italy is among the six athletes who are found positive for doping in retesting of Beijing samples.
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Sharing the pain

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 18:46

Pope Benedict tours Italy's quake-devastated region
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Pope urges quake area 'rebirth'

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 13:33

Pope Benedict XVI tells survivors of the recent quake in central Italy that they must work for the area's "rebirth".
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Spanish capture 'Somali pirates'

Monday, April 27th 2009, 21:14
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Spain Spain

Spanish forces arrest nine Somalis suspected of being the pirates who attacked an Italian cruise ship.
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Italian cruise ship foils pirates

Sunday, April 26th 2009, 14:52
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

A captain of an Italian cruise ship gives the BBC a dramatic account how his crew fended off a pirate attack off the coast of Somalia.
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'Suicide bid' in abandoned children's case

Sunday, April 26th 2009, 7:13
related countries: Germany Germany

A German man attempts to kill himself after he and his girlfriend abandoned three children at a restaurant in Italy, reports say.
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From 'palazzo' to pastures new

Saturday, April 25th 2009, 10:43
related places: Rome

As he prepares to leave Rome, David Willey reflects on the microcosm of daily life in a former Roman palace.
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US and Russia hold nuclear talks

Friday, April 24th 2009, 13:27
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Rome

Negotiators for the US and Russia meet in Rome to begin work on a new treaty to curb nuclear weapons.
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Pizzeria children 'abandoned over money'

Friday, April 24th 2009, 9:50
related countries: Germany Germany

A German couple who left three children in an Italian pizzeria have told police they fled because they had no money, reports say.
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Italian police find German couple

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 15:51
related countries: Germany Germany

Italian police say they have found a German couple who vanished in northern Italy on Sunday, leaving three children behind.
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Rome wants G8 talks in quake town

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 13:05
related places: L'Aquila

Italy's cabinet backs plans by PM Silvio Berlusconi to move a G8 summit to the earthquake-hit town of L'Aquila.
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Philippines mulls hostage rescue

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 15:15
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Jolo

Philippine security forces on the southern island of Jolo are ordered to prepare to rescue an ailing Italian hostage.
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Italy takes in stranded migrants

Monday, April 20th 2009, 11:29
related countries: Malta Malta
related places: Lampedusa

Italy agrees to accept 140 migrants rescued off the coast of Lampedusa, ending a four-day stand-off with Malta.
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Backpackers killed in beach crash

Sunday, April 19th 2009, 9:37
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two tourists, a British man and an Italian woman, die on a beach in Australia after a vehicle swerves to avoid a wave.
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Row strands saved migrants at sea

Sunday, April 19th 2009, 7:53
related countries: Malta Malta, Turkey Turkey

Scores of migrants are stranded on a Turkish cargo ship as a row rages between Italy and Malta over who will accept them.
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Pope to visit Italian quake zone

Saturday, April 18th 2009, 15:38

Pope Benedict is to pay a short visit to the site of the earthquake in central Italy at the end of April, the Vatican announces.
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Live text - Murray v Fognini

Thursday, April 16th 2009, 16:44

Andy Murray resumes his rain-delayed match with Italy's Fabio Fognini in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters.
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EU acts to curb Italy milk scam

Wednesday, April 15th 2009, 16:07

The EU's anti-fraud body Olaf welcomes an Italian court ruling on a milk quota scam, which has paved the way for recovering millions of euros.
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Nadal & Federer win clay openers

Wednesday, April 15th 2009, 14:13

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer open their clay-court seasons with comfortable second-round victories at the Monte Carlo Masters 1000.
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Italy quake survivors mark Easter

Sunday, April 12th 2009, 12:39

People made homeless by the recent earthquake in the Italian city of L'Aquila celebrate Easter Mass in tent cities.
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Italian town launches quake probe

Saturday, April 11th 2009, 16:41

Officials in central Italy examine allegations that poor building work worsened the damage caused by Monday's earthquake.
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Mass funeral for Italy quake dead

Friday, April 10th 2009, 15:59

A state funeral is held in Italy for 205 victims of the devastating earthquake, as the country observes a day of mourning.
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Italy extends quake rescue effort

Thursday, April 9th 2009, 9:34

The Italian government extends by two days the search for survivors of Monday's earthquake in the Abruzzo region.
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Italian man 'abducted in Nigeria'

Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 21:47
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

An Italian construction worker has been kidnapped in south-eastern Nigeria, the Italian foreign ministry says.
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Italy buries first quake victims

Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 19:01

Italy holds funerals for some of the 272 people now known to have died in Monday's quake in the Abruzzo region.
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Aftershocks hamper Italian rescue

Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 11:47

Aftershocks continue to hamper rescue efforts in central Italy, as the death toll from Monday's earthquake rises to 250.
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Aftershock hits Italy quake zone

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 20:53

A powerful aftershock hits central Italy, nearly two days after a major earthquake caused severe damage.
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In shock

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 20:02

Italian mountain village devastated by quake
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Death toll rises in Italy quake

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 18:47

At least 207 people have been killed by the earthquake in central Italy, with 100 residents critically injured, PM Berlusconi says.
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Italy earthquake deaths soar - PM

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 11:32

Rescuers in Italy dig with their hands as they search for signs of life after the devastating earthquake left at least 207 people dead.
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Italy hunts for quake survivors

Monday, April 6th 2009, 17:59
related places: L'Aquila

Rescuers search the rubble from the Italian quake which flattened buildings in the L'Aquila area, reportedly killing 150 people.
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Powerful Italian quake kills many

Monday, April 6th 2009, 13:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rome

At least 90 people are believed dead and tens of thousands homeless after an earthquake strikes L'Aquila in central Italy.
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Roman police find sewer children

Saturday, April 4th 2009, 21:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Rome

Italian police find more than 100 immigrants, including 24 Afghan children, living in sewers beneath railway stations in Rome.
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Berlusconi phone call puts Nato summit on hold

Saturday, April 4th 2009, 16:54

Gaffe-prone Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi holds up the start of a key Nato summit - by talking for too long on his mobile phone.
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Brady believes Italy are worried

Monday, March 30th 2009, 14:42
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Republic of Ireland assistant boss Liam Brady feels group leaders Italy are worried about facing his side on Wednesday.
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Berlusconi creates rightist bloc

Saturday, March 28th 2009, 22:51

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi creates a powerful new centre-right bloc called People of Freedom.
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Italian 'Fritzl' and son arrested

Friday, March 27th 2009, 18:12
related places: Turin

Italian police arrest a man and his son on suspicion of raping their daughters in the northern city of Turin.
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Pilot jailed for Sicily air crash

Tuesday, March 24th 2009, 17:49
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

An Italian court jails a Tunisian pilot who paused to pray before ditching his plane off Sicily's northern coast, killing 16 people.
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Italian surgeon completes brain operation despite angina attack

Tuesday, March 24th 2009, 10:52

An Italian surgeon is recovering after completing a brain operation despite suffering an angina attack during the procedure, reports say.
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Italian surgeon completes brain operation despite angina attack

Tuesday, March 24th 2009, 10:52

An Italian surgeon is recovering after completing a brain operation despite suffering an angina attack during the procedure, reports say.
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Killer dogs sow terror in Sicily

Tuesday, March 17th 2009, 18:32

Italian police hunt a pack of stray dogs which killed a boy and mauled a young woman in southern Sicily.
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North Korea gets its first pizzeria, staffed by Italian-trained chefs

Monday, March 16th 2009, 12:29
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

North Korea's first pizza and pasta restaurant, staffed by Italian-trained chefs, opens in Pyongyang.
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Live text - Six Nations

Saturday, March 14th 2009, 14:10
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Rome

Ireland aim to maintain their bid for a Six Nations Grand Slam against Scotland at Murrayfield after Wales win 20-15 in Italy.
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Darfur aid hostages 'not freed'

Saturday, March 14th 2009, 7:13
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Three aid workers held hostage in Sudan's Darfur will shortly be freed, officials say, denying that they had already been released.
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Dutch arrest Mafia murder suspect

Friday, March 13th 2009, 10:19
related countries: Germany Germany, Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Amsterdam, Duisburg

Amsterdam police arrest the main suspect in the gangland killing of six Italian men in the German city of Duisburg in August 2007.
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Oetzi leads parade of mummies from around the world

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 9:27
related places: Bolzano

One of the biggest exhibitions of mummies ever staged is opening in the northern Italian town of Bolzano.
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Beckham to part fund Milan switch

Sunday, March 8th 2009, 21:14
related places: Milan

David Beckham has part funded the dual contract between AC Milan and LA Galaxy that allows him to play on in Italy.
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On the frontline

Saturday, March 7th 2009, 10:57

Italy's hardline immigration policies under fire
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Italy revives Sicily bridge plan

Friday, March 6th 2009, 15:56

Italy's government revives plans to build a controversial bridge to Sicily as part of a massive public works project.
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La Dolce Vita

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 9:51

A classic moment in Italian cinema reaches 50
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La Dolce Vita

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 9:51

A classic moment in Italian cinema reaches 50
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'Thou shalt not text' - Italian bishop issues Lent appeal

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 14:45
related places: Modena

The archbishop of the Italian city of Modena wants young Catholics to give up text messaging for Lent.
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