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Italian saint died of blood clot in the heart, say researchers

Friday, June 11th 2010, 10:47

Researchers have used X-ray techniques to uncover the cause of death of a 700-year-old saint.
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Italian gag law?

Friday, June 11th 2010, 8:11

Berlusconi backs controversial bill to curb wiretaps
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Pope backs celibacy at Rome rally

Friday, June 11th 2010, 1:19
related places: Rome

Pope Benedict defends the Catholic Church's rule of celibacy for priests, in an address to 10,000 priests in Rome.
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Benitez named new Inter Milan boss

Thursday, June 10th 2010, 12:30

Former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez is confirmed as the new manager of Italian giants Inter Milan.
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Schiavone wins French Open title

Saturday, June 5th 2010, 15:19
related countries: Australia Australia, France France

Francesca Schiavone beats Australia's Sam Stosur in the French Open final to become the first Italian woman to win a Grand Slam singles title.
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Live - French Open women's final

Saturday, June 5th 2010, 12:46
related countries: Aruba Aruba, France France

Francesca Schiavone becomes the first Italian woman to win a Grand Slam singles title after a brilliant 6-4 7-6 win over Sam Stosur at Roland Garros.
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Rome gets hotel made from rubbish

Friday, June 4th 2010, 23:49
related places: Rome

A hotel made from rubbish opens its doors in Italy's capital, Rome, as part of a campaign to raise awareness of beach pollution.
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Stosur & Schiavone set for final

Friday, June 4th 2010, 16:51
related countries: Australia Australia, France France

Australia's Sam Stosur and Italian Francesca Schiavone meet in the French Open final on Saturday with a first Grand Slam title on the line for both players.
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Schiavone makes French Open final

Thursday, June 3rd 2010, 13:37
related countries: France France

Francesca Schiavone becomes the first Italian woman to reach a Grand Slam final as Elena Dementieva pulls out of their French Open semi-final with an injury.
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Sunday, May 30th 2010, 11:16
related places: Rome

Italy's ultra-modern contemporary art gallery the Maxxi opens its doors to the public in Rome for the first time.
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France chosen to host Euro 2016

Friday, May 28th 2010, 11:19
related countries: Turkey Turkey

France beat Turkey and Italy for the right to stage the European Championship in 2016.
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Italy priest abuse stats revealed

Wednesday, May 26th 2010, 14:49

Italy's Catholic bishops reveal that about 100 case of paedophile priests have been reported to the Church in the past 10 years.
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Italy backs 24bn euro austerity drive

Wednesday, May 26th 2010, 8:15

Italy becomes the latest European country to announce tough austerity measures in an effort to reduce its deficit.
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Italy ordains first woman priest

Sunday, May 23rd 2010, 10:17

A married teacher who belongs to a breakaway Catholic faction becomes the first female priest to be ordained in Italy.
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Live - French Open

Sunday, May 23rd 2010, 9:07
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Women's second seed Venus Williams is last out on the Suzanne Lenglen court at the French Open after men's seed Ernests Gulbis and Briton Anne Keothavong suffer first-round exits at Roland Garros.
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Bolivian president meets the Pope

Monday, May 17th 2010, 12:07
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia
related places: Rome

Bolivian President Evo Morales meets Pope Benedict XVI in Rome, signalling a thaw in relations between the Catholic Church and the Bolivian leader.
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Treble-chasing Inter win Serie A

Sunday, May 16th 2010, 15:00

Inter Milan stay on course for the Treble after wrapping a fifth consecutive Serie A title on the final day of the Italian season.
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Ryanair fined over ash 'failings'

Saturday, May 15th 2010, 20:19
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Italy fines Irish airline Ryanair 3m euros (£2.5m) for failing to help stranded passengers during the volcanic ash crisis.
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Italy to have first woman priest

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 22:28

A teacher is to be ordained as Italy's first woman priest in a move likely to rekindle Catholic debate over women clergy.
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Shock loss puts holders Italy out

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 15:41
related countries: Germany Germany, Slovakia Slovakia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Italy, the defending champions and four-time World Cup winners, suffer a shock World Cup defeat to Slovakia, who win a remarkable game 3-2 to book their place in the last 16.
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Netherlands seal win over Denmark

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 14:03
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, Denmark Denmark, Japan Japan, Netherlands Netherlands, Paraguay Paraguay, South Africa South Africa

Two second-half goals give Netherlands a 2-0 victory over lacklustre Denmark in their opening Group E match.
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Convent drug ring busted in Italy

Thursday, May 13th 2010, 0:25
related places: Milan

Police in Italy say they have broken up a drug ring that used a convent outside Milan to smuggle cocaine.
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Ash delays more European flights

Sunday, May 9th 2010, 18:55
related countries: France France

Volcanic ash drifts across areas of France, Spain, Italy and Germany bringing more disruption to European air travel.
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'I don't' - Italy's first divorce fair opens in Milan

Saturday, May 8th 2010, 15:20
related places: Milan

Italy's first divorce fair opens in Milan as rates of divorce in the country increase.
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Versace wins $20m compensation

Thursday, May 6th 2010, 16:52

Italian fashion house Versace is awarded $20m (£13.4m) in damages in Los Angeles for wilful counterfeiting.
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Serena reaches Rome quarter-final

Wednesday, May 5th 2010, 16:01
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Rome

World number one Serena Williams continues her return from a three-month injury lay-off as she beats Germany's Andrea Petkovic 6-2 3-6 6-0 to reach the Italian Open quarter-finals in Rome.
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Italy minister resigns in scandal

Tuesday, May 4th 2010, 14:29

Italy's minister for economic development resigns over allegations that he has been involved in corruption.
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'Palestine v Italy'

Monday, May 3rd 2010, 10:01

Gaza footballers take to pitch for 'World Cup'
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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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