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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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Italian streets hit by protests

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 16:07

Thousands of teachers, students and parents hold big protests in Italian cities against the government's school reforms.
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Protests over Italy school reform

Wednesday, October 29th 2008, 18:01
related places: Rome

A school reform law sparks big protests by students and teachers across Italy, including a clash in Rome.
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Ivorian guilty of student murder

Wednesday, October 29th 2008, 0:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Italian judge jails a man from Ivory Coast for 30 years for murdering UK student Meredith Kercher in Italy.
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Crowds rally against Italy's PM

Saturday, October 25th 2008, 22:13
related places: Rome

Hundreds of thousands march through Rome to protest against the right-wing government of Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi.
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'Window cleaner' scoops $1m mid-day heist in Milan

Saturday, October 25th 2008, 14:08
related places: Milan

Police in Milan investigate an unusual $1m (£628,420) robbery in the heart of the Italian fashion capital.
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Sicilian town goes wild over 100m-euro lottery win

Friday, October 24th 2008, 15:43

One of the world's biggest ever lottery jackpots has been won in Italy.
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Eight die in Italian helicopter

Thursday, October 23rd 2008, 16:48
related countries: France France

Eight passengers are killed as an Italian military helicopter crashes in eastern France, officials say.
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Comic 'inspired' Kercher murder

Thursday, October 23rd 2008, 8:53
related countries: Japan Japan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Japanese vampire comic inspired a suspect in the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher, an Italian prosecutor says.
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Ex-Bank of Italy chief on trial

Thursday, October 23rd 2008, 1:38

The former boss of Italy's central bank is to go on trial accused of market manipulation in a banking takeover in 2005.
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Beckham to join AC Milan on loan

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 13:41

David Beckham agrees to move to AC Milan on loan in January, the Italian club tells BBC Sport.
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Bid to end Italy's lotto fever

Tuesday, October 21st 2008, 18:54

Italy's main consumer rights group launches a bid to have a record lotto prize seized, saying it is stoking gambling fever.
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Life term call at Kercher hearing

Saturday, October 18th 2008, 20:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Italian prosecutors call for a life sentence for one of three people accused of killing British student Meredith Kercher.
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Green revolution

Saturday, October 18th 2008, 0:11

Italy to launch pioneering carbon-neutral farm
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'Gladiator' character tomb discovered in Rome

Friday, October 17th 2008, 12:05
related places: Rome

The tomb of an ancient Roman general, thought to have been an inspiration for the film Gladiator, is discovered in Rome.
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Italians say bye, bye, baby

Friday, October 17th 2008, 9:47
related places: Marche

In the Marche region of Italy, Matthew Gwyther discovers why changing lifestyles mean the country could be facing a baby crisis.
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Italy proposes immigrant classes

Wednesday, October 15th 2008, 21:56

The lower house of Italy's parliament approves a controversial scheme to create mandatory classes for the children of immigrants.
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Mafia author vows to flee Italy

Wednesday, October 15th 2008, 12:30

Roberto Saviano, author of an expose of the Neapolitan mafia, the Camorra, says he wants to quit Italy amid death threats.
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India gets its first woman saint

Sunday, October 12th 2008, 15:27
related countries: India India
related places: Rome

A Catholic nun, Sister Alphonsa, becomes India's first female saint, canonised by Pope Benedict XVI in Rome.
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Nun, 106, to back Obama after not voting since 1952

Sunday, October 12th 2008, 11:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rome

A 106-year-old American nun living in a convent in Rome could well be the oldest person to vote in the 2008 US Presidential election and says she will support Barack Obama.
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Italy pupils ditch books for PCs

Wednesday, October 8th 2008, 13:27

Pupils at an Italian school replace all their text books with computers - in what is described as a unique experiment.
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Wine gushes from taps into homes during an Italian grape festival

Wednesday, October 8th 2008, 11:20

Wine gushes from taps into homes during an Italian grape festival but it emerges it is no miracle but bad plumbing.
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Tour rocked by new positive tests

Monday, October 6th 2008, 20:49
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

Two Tour de France stage winners - Italy's Leonardo Piepoli and Germany's Stefan Schumacher - test positive for an advanced blood doping product.
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'Mobsters' held in Naples raids

Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 12:45
related places: Naples

Italian police arrest some 30 alleged gangsters in the Naples area, in what is described as a "war" with the mafia.
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Freed Western tourists back home

Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 9:47
related countries: Germany Germany

Eleven Western tourists - who spent 10 days as hostages in the Sahara Desert - return to Italy and Germany.
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Delayed mummy money will finally be paid out in Italy

Monday, September 29th 2008, 23:22

Italian officials agree to pay a 150,000 euros finders' fee for the 5,300-year-old "Iceman" Oetzi after 17 years of wrangling.
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Unions backing Alitalia rescue

Monday, September 29th 2008, 15:25

A 1bn-euro bail-out of Italian airline Alitalia wins the support of the last two unions who had been opposing the deal.
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Alitalia gets temporary reprieve

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 19:13

Alitalia, the Italian airline which is struggling to survive, is given a temporary reprieve by the civil aviation authority.
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Italian inquiry into India murder

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 16:26
related countries: India India

An Italian company whose boss in India was allegedly beaten to death by sacked workers says it is to investigate his killing.
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Camorra 'declares war on Italy'

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 8:32

The local mafia in southern Italy has declared a "war on the state", Italian Interior Minister Roberto Maroni warns.
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Neben claims time trial victory

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 14:06

America's Amber Neben wins the women's time trial gold medal at the World Road Championships in Italy.
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India boss 'lynched by workers'

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 5:38
related countries: India India

The India head of an Italian industrial company is beaten to death, allegedly by a group of sacked workers, police say.
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Man arrested for Italian shooting

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 18:55
related places: Naples

Italian police arrest a man over the killing of six African immigrants near the city of Naples in a gun attack.
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Eleven tourists seized in Egypt

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 18:16
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Five Italian tourists are among a group of people who have been kidnapped in Egypt, the Italian foreign ministry says.
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Alitalia may lose licence to fly

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 8:31

Italy's aviation authority threatens to withdraw Alitalia's operating licence unless it produces a rescue plan.
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Unions urge new Alitalia effort

Sunday, September 21st 2008, 1:52

Italy's biggest labour organisation urges the government to push for new talks to save the national airline, Alitalia.
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Experts warn that Michelangelo's David could collapse

Friday, September 19th 2008, 17:49

Michelangelo's famous statue of David could collapse because of its exposure to mass tourism, experts warn.
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Riot after Africans shot in Italy

Friday, September 19th 2008, 17:37
related places: Naples

Immigrants in a town near the southern Italian city of Naples riot after six Africans are killed in a suspected mafia attack.
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Crisis-hit Alitalia cancels flights

Friday, September 19th 2008, 12:09
related places: Fiumicino, Rome

Alitalia cancels a number of flights from Rome's Fiumicino airport, increasing fears that it may soon go into liquidation.
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Seven killed in Italian shootouts

Friday, September 19th 2008, 11:01

Seven people are killed and two others are injured in two separate shootouts in southern Italy, police say.
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Consortium withdraws Alitalia bid

Thursday, September 18th 2008, 16:18

The investors proposing to rescue Italian airline Alitalia withdraw their offer, raising fears the carrier may go into liquidation.
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Scores held in global drug bust

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 22:09
related countries: Mexico Mexico, United States United States

Police in four countries arrest about 200 people over an alleged trans-Atlantic drug-trafficking operation.
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Progress in move to save Alitalia

Monday, September 15th 2008, 15:25
related places: Rome

Italy's main airline Alitalia will cut 3,000 jobs under a rescue deal agreed with unions - though a pilots' group says it is "unacceptable".
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Vettel claims historic Monza win

Sunday, September 14th 2008, 13:42
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sebastian Vettel secures his and the Toro Rosso team's maiden Formula One victory by winning the Italian Grand Prix as Britain's Lewis Hamilton finishes seventh.
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Alitalia crisis meeting held up

Sunday, September 14th 2008, 13:39
related places: Rome

Emergency talks to prevent Alitalia's collapse are delayed in Rome, as the airline warns it may have to cancel flights.
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Live text - Italian Grand Prix

Sunday, September 14th 2008, 13:32
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Monza

Sebastian Vettel wins the Italian Grand Prix ahead of Heikki Kovalainen, with Felipe Massa sixth and Lewis Hamilton seventh.
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Alitalia 'running out of fuel'

Saturday, September 13th 2008, 15:42

Italy's Alitalia airline may have to cancel some flights because of a lack of funds to buy fuel, an official says.
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Vettel on pole at rain-hit Monza

Saturday, September 13th 2008, 13:10
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Monza

Sebastian Vettel is on pole for the Italian GP, with Lewis Hamilton a lowly 15th on a grid mixed up by heavy rain during qualifying.
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Hamilton puts Spa saga behind him

Thursday, September 11th 2008, 17:57
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Spa

Lewis Hamilton insists that being stripped of victory in Belgium will not affect his performance in the Italian Grand Prix.
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Italians urged to drop 'il weekend' and other creeping English words

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 16:36

Italy's Dante society urges Italian-speakers to curb their use of English terms, including "il weekend" and "OK".
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Serena beats Venus to reach semis

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 19:22
related countries: United States United States

Fourth seed Serena Williams beats her sister Venus in straight sets and will now face Russia's Dinara Safina in the US Open semi-finals.
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Dead man walking

Tuesday, September 2nd 2008, 8:13
related places: Naples

The Italian author who blew the lid on the Naples mafia
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Italy seals Libya colonial deal

Saturday, August 30th 2008, 16:49
related countries: Libya Libya

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi signs a deal to pay Libya $5bn as part of a deal to resolve colonial-era disputes.
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Italy police probe monastery raid

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 11:16

Police probe a hooded gang's brutal attack on friars at a monastery in northern Italy, which left one victim in a coma.
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Painting for Pisa

Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 23:46
related places: Pisa

Young Italian master reviving Renaissance art
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