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VIDEO: 'Unfit' Italy migrant centre closed

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 22:01

A migrants centre in Italy, investigated by the BBC, has been closed after Italian MPs said it "it was not fit for a rubbish dump".
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Five cities bid for 2024 Olympics

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 11:00
related countries: France France, Hungary Hungary
related places: Paris, Rome

Los Angeles, Hamburg, Rome, Budapest and Paris will compete to host the 2024 summer Olympic Games.
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Prada profits cut by Asia slowdown

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 14:54
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, Macau Macau
related places: Prada

Profits at Italian luxury fashion group Prada fell by almost a quarter in the first half of the year as sales in Hong Kong and Macau slid.
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Jail term for Italian political leader

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 11:10

Beppe Grillo, the leader of the Five-Star Movement - Italy's second largest party - is handed a one-year sentence for slandering a professor.
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Deadly floods hit northern Italy

Monday, September 14th 2015, 17:40

One man dies and two brothers are missing after torrential rain caused flash foods and landslides in parts of northern Italy.
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Italian Aru wins Vuelta a Espana

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 19:35

Astana rider Fabio Aru of Italy claims overall victory in the Vuelta a Espana to win his first Grand Tour title.
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Pennetta wins US Open women's title

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 22:22
related countries: United States United States

Flavia Pennetta beats fellow Italian Roberta Vinci to win her first Grand Slam at the US Open, before announcing her retirement.
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Williams stunned by Vinci in semis

Friday, September 11th 2015, 20:28
related countries: United States United States

Serena Williams's hopes of securing a calendar Grand Slam are ended with a shock US Open semi-final defeat by Roberta Vinci.
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Furore over 'mob family' interview

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 13:00

Italy's state broadcaster under fire for interview with relatives of alleged mafia boss.
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Halep & Pennetta make US Open semis

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 23:03
related countries: United States United States

Simona Halep & Flavia Pennetta will meet in the US Open semis after winning their respective quarter-finals in three sets.
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Vinci through to first US Open semi

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 19:37
related countries: United States United States

Italian Roberta Vinci beats Kristina Mladenovic in three sets to reach her first Grand Slam semi-final at the US Open.
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Chess player 'used Morse code to cheat'

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 9:32

An Italian chess player is kicked out of one the country's most prestigious tournaments after allegedly using a camera and Morse code to cheat.
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'Glaring errors' in Kercher probe

Monday, September 7th 2015, 21:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Italian court issues harsh criticisms of "glaring errors" in the investigation into the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
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Halfpenny ruled out of World Cup

Monday, September 7th 2015, 16:47

Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny will miss the World Cup after rupturing knee ligaments in the 23-19 win over Italy on Saturday.
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Hamilton wins after investigation

Sunday, September 6th 2015, 16:15
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton cruises to a dominant Italian Grand Prix victory and keeps the victory after a stewards' investigation over tyres.
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Double World Cup worry for Wales

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 17:50
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Cardiff

Wales have major World Cup concerns over Rhys Webb and Leigh Halfpenny after they come off on stretchers against Italy.
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Ferrari now bigger threat - Hamilton

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 17:17
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton says he is expecting a close fight with the Ferraris during Sunday's Italian Grand Prix.
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Hamilton on pole position at Monza

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 13:27
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Monza

Lewis Hamilton eases to his 11th pole position in 12 races, but Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen will start beside him in second.
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Hamilton top in final Italy practice

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 10:31
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Ferrari

Lewis Hamilton sets the pace in final practice as team-mate Nico Rosberg is pipped by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.
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Hamilton pips Rosberg in Italy

Friday, September 4th 2015, 13:49
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton beats Nico Rosberg in second practice at the Italian Grand Prix, as Mercedes dominate with an upgraded engine.
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Hamilton dominates with new engine

Friday, September 4th 2015, 9:53
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are in a league of their own in first practice at the Italian Grand Prix.
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Pope pops out to buy new glasses

Friday, September 4th 2015, 2:24
related places: Rome

Pope Francis draws crowds for an unusual reason - after slipping out of the Vatican to buy new glasses from a Rome optician.
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McLaren face grid penalties at Monza

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 12:25
related places: Monza

McLaren's Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button face grid penalties at Sunday's Italian Grand Prix after engine changes.
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Lotus set to race at Italian GP

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 19:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lotus are set to race at this weekend's Italian Grand Prix despite the British-based team facing an uncertain future.
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'Massive gas discovery' off Egypt coast

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 14:33
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Italian energy group Eni says it has found one of the world's largest natural gas fields off Egypt's coast.
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Scotland 48-7 Italy

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 16:32

Scotland deliver a commanding display to thump Italy in the final Test before their Rugby World Cup squad is named.
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I'm no longer a kid - Balotelli

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 11:30
related places: Milan

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli says he cannot make any more mistakes in his career after rejoining AC Milan on loan.
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Many bodies found on migrant boat

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 22:02
related countries: Libya Libya

About 50 people are found dead in the hold of a boat carrying migrants intercepted off the coast of Libya, the Italian coastguard says.
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India halts Italian marines trial

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 11:06
related countries: India India

India halts proceedings in the trial of two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 after a verdict by a UN-linked tribunal
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Laidlaw returns to lead Scotland

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 11:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Greig Laidlaw resumes the captaincy as Scotland make 15 changes to their squad for Saturday's game with Italy.
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England women make Euros semi-final

Monday, August 24th 2015, 20:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England women qualify for the semi-final of the EuroHockey Championships with a 2-0 win over Italy in Pool B.
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Halt to Italian marines trial ordered

Monday, August 24th 2015, 12:36
related countries: India India

A UN-linked tribunal orders a halt to all legal proceedings in the trial of two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012.
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VIDEO: Italy rescues 2,000 migrants from sea

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 2:00

The Italian coastguard has embarked on one of its biggest ever migrant rescue missions.
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Italy 12-16 Scotland

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 19:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A late Henry Pyrgos try gives Scotland their first win of 2015 as Italy are beaten in an uninspiring World Cup warm-up.
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Anger at Rome 'Godfather' funeral

Friday, August 21st 2015, 10:54
related places: Rome

The funeral of an alleged mafia boss in Rome provokes outrage after a lavish cortege featuring the theme tune from The Godfather.
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Sandro joins Juventus in £18m deal

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 18:43
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Porto

Brazil left-back Alex Sandro joins Italian champions Juventus from Porto for £18.6m on a five-year deal.
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VIDEO: Migrants 'overcome by diesel fumes'

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 18:47

At least 40 migrants have died in an overcrowded boat in the Mediterranean, the Italian navy has said.
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Migrants die in boat's hold off Libya

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 14:39
related countries: Libya Libya

At least 40 migrants are found to have died in the hold of a crowded fishing boat intercepted off the Libyan coast, the Italian navy says.
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VIDEO: Navy video shows migrant rescue

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 12:53
related countries: Libya Libya

More than 40 migrants have died in the Mediterranean but many were saved, as an overcrowded boat was intercepted off Libya, the Italian navy says.
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Migrants rescued from sinking dinghy

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 13:08

Italy's navy rescues 52 migrants from a sinking rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean Sea, but a further 50 people are missing.
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VIDEO: Dramatic airlift of migrants at sea

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 9:09
related countries: Libya Libya

The Italian Navy has released video footage showing the dramatic rescue of dozens of migrants off the coast of Libya.
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VIDEO: Trafficking suspects held in Italy raids

Saturday, August 8th 2015, 0:55

Five people are arrested in Sicily, accused of multiple homicide and human trafficking, following the drowning of more than 200 migrants in the Mediterranean.
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Rescued Med migrants arrive in Sicily

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 16:52
related countries: Libya Libya

Hundreds of migrants rescued from a vessel carrying around 600 of them that sank off Libya on Wednesday arrive on the Italian island of Sicily.
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Mafia 'communicated in sheep code'

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 11:24

The henchmen of a mafia boss on the run since 1993 used a code based around sheep to communicate, Italian police say.
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Nadal clinches Hamburg Open title

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 14:27

Rafael Nadal defeats Italian Fabio Fognini 7-5 7-5 to win the Hamburg Open - his third title of the year.
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Snoop Dogg cash seized in Italy

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 14:38

Rap star Snoop Dogg is stopped by police at an Italian airport for carrying more cash than allowed, with half of his $422,000 seized.
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NHS recruitment from EU 'aggressive'

Friday, July 31st 2015, 8:00
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Nursing leaders in Portugal, Spain and Italy say "aggressive strategies" are being used to "fool" a growing number of their staff into working in the NHS.
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Olive tree blight spreads to Corsica

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 12:00

The virulent Xylella disease ravaging olive trees in Italy spreads to Corsica, prompting emergency measures.
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Pompeii guard dog mosaic back on show

Monday, July 27th 2015, 14:06

Tourists can see a vivid Roman dog mosaic at Pompeii again, despite Italy's conservation problems there.
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VIDEO: Fireworks factory blasts kill seven

Friday, July 24th 2015, 23:58

A series of explosions at a fireworks factory in southern Italy leave at least seven people dead.
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Italy fireworks blast 'kills seven'

Friday, July 24th 2015, 15:57
related places: Bari

At least seven people are killed and several are injured in a huge explosion at a fireworks factory near Italy's southern city of Bari, local media say.
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Ferrari files for US share listing

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 11:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ferrari

Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari has applied to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange.
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Lavazza buys Carte Noire 'for €800m'

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 15:29
related countries: France France

Italian coffee firm Lavazza has offered to buy French brand Carte Noire for around €800m, sources say.
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Italian police in €2bn mafia raid

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 14:48

Italian police seize €2bn (£1.4bn) of assets that belonged to a powerful mafia gang in a series of raids.
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Italy 'fails on gay marriage'

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 16:52

Italy violates human rights by failing to offer enough legal protection and recognition for same-sex couples, a European court has ruled.
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EU falls short of migrant target

Monday, July 20th 2015, 22:20
related countries: Greece Greece

EU ministers fall short of a target to agree the redistribution of 40,000 migrants who have arrived in Italy and Greece.
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Italian designer Elio Fiorucci dies

Monday, July 20th 2015, 19:10
related places: Milan

Italian fashion designer Elio Fiorucci has died at his home in Milan at the age of 80.
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Four Italians kidnapped in Libya

Monday, July 20th 2015, 9:55
related countries: Libya Libya

Four Italian construction workers have been kidnapped in Libya, the Italian foreign ministry says.
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My SS family: German meets survivors of Italy WW2 massacre

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 23:56
related countries: Germany Germany

German meets survivors of Nazi massacre
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Pirelli bosses convicted over deaths

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 15:19

Eleven former managers for the Italian tyre firm Pirelli are convicted over the deaths of some 20 workers exposed to asbestos.
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Full circle: Syria to Sicily

Monday, July 13th 2015, 23:24
related countries: Syria Syria

How an Italian ancestor gave a Syrian family a ticket to safety
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