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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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Crucifixion from ancient Rome to modern Syria

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 0:30
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Rome

Why is a Roman punishment in use in Syria today?
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Catania 4-1 Roma

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 15:00
related places: Catania, Roma

Juventus secure their third straight Italian title as nearest rivals Roma suffer a shock defeat at bottom side Catania.
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Benitez's Napoli win Coppa Italia

Saturday, May 3rd 2014, 22:15
related places: Napoli, Rome

Rafael Benitez wins his first trophy as Napoli boss after his side beat Fiorentina 3-1 in the Coppa Italia final in Rome.
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Gunfire injures three Napoli fans

Saturday, May 3rd 2014, 22:12
related places: Napoli, Rome

The Italian cup final is delayed after three Napoli football fans are wounded, one seriously, in a shooting in Rome, reports say.
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Juventus 0-0 Benfica (agg 1-2)

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 21:58

Ten-man Benfica survive a surge of late Juventus pressure to advance to their second successive Europa League final.
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Knox 'delivered fatal knife blow'

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 22:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Italian judges who reinstated the guilty verdict against Amanda Knox say she delivered the knife blow that killed UK student Meredith Kercher.
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Palermo plans to sink Christ statue

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 11:46

An Italian city plans to submerge a statue of Jesus Christ off its coast, in a bid to attract tourists.
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Vatican declares two popes saints

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 12:09
related places: Rome

Pope Francis declares Popes John Paul II and John XXIII saints, praising them as "men of courage" in front of a crowd of hundreds of thousands.
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German anger at Berlusconi comments

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 0:06
related countries: Germany Germany

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi sparks anger by saying that "for the Germans, concentration camps never existed".
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VIDEO: Man crushed by Italy crucifix

Friday, April 25th 2014, 6:20

A witness in Italy has been describing the moment a crucifix erected in honour of Pope John Paul II collapsed and crushed a man to death in front of a group of children.
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John Paul II crucifix crushes man

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 16:51

A 21-year old man has been crushed to death by a crucifix erected in honour of Pope John Paul II in northern Italy.
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Bollywood's Rani Mukerji marries

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 10:11

Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji marries film-maker Aditya Chopra in Italy, ending years of speculation about their relationship status.
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Rome's international community of the dead

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 0:14

An international community of the dead in Italy's capital
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Pope leads Good Friday services

Friday, April 18th 2014, 22:55
related places: Rome

Pope Francis highlights the plight of the poor, elderly and abandoned during the Way of the Cross procession in Rome to mark Good Friday.
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Giorgio Armani settles tax dispute

Friday, April 18th 2014, 14:53

The fashion house Giorgio Armani pays 270m euros (£222m; $374m) to the Italian authorities to settle a tax bill.
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VIDEO: Alfa Romeo plots US comeback

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 23:05
related countries: United States United States

Alfa Romeo, the Italian sports car maker, returns to the US market after 20 years. Michelle Fleury takes a tour of the car the firm hopes will appeal to American drivers.
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VIDEO: Berlusconi to do community service

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 15:04
related places: Milan

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi must perform a year's community service in a home for the elderly, a Milan court has ruled.
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Berlusconi to do community service

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 12:04

Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi must perform community service in a home for the elderly, following his conviction for tax fraud.
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Berlusconi ally arrested in Lebanon

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 20:36
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A close associate of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is arrested in Lebanon, ahead of a verdict in his long-running trial.
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EU urged to help Italy with migrants

Friday, April 11th 2014, 15:14

The UN's refugee agency says the EU must help Italy with a dramatic upsurge in migrants, with as many as 6,000 reaching its shores in the past four days.
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Italy fight back to end GB hopes

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 15:17

Great Britain lose 3-2 to Italy in their Davis Cup quarter-final after defeats for Andy Murray and James Ward in Naples.
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GB one win away from Davis Cup semi

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 15:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Naples

Andy Murray and Colin Fleming's doubles win gives Great Britain a 2-1 lead over Italy in the Davis Cup quarter-finals.
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Rearrested Mafia boss in custody

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 13:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A convicted Mafia boss is remanded in custody after being rearrested over his connections to the criminal network.
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Priests and nun kidnapped in Cameroon

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 10:39
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, Canada Canada

Two Italian priests and a Canadian nun have been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in Cameroon, Italy's foreign ministry and media reports say.
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Brazil 'rescues' cruise ship workers

Friday, April 4th 2014, 22:45
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian police say they have picked up 11 crew members working in "slave-like conditions" on an Italian cruise ship.
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Murray ahead as bad light halts play

Friday, April 4th 2014, 17:32
related places: Naples

Italy lead GB 1-0 in the Davis Cup quarter-final, with Andy Murray a set up on Andreas Seppi as bad light halts play.
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Italian PM 'on TV five hours a day'

Friday, April 4th 2014, 14:03

Italian PM Matteo Renzi's recent media blitz means he appears on TV for nearly five hours a day.
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VIDEO: Queen's first meeting with Pope

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 16:03

The Queen has met Pope Francis for the first time - which BBC Rome correspondent Alan Johnston describes as "less formal" than previous meetings at the Vatican.
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Ward gets singles spot against Italy

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 14:49

James Ward is named as second singles player while Andy Murray suffers with a stomach bug ahead of GB's Davis Cup tie in Italy.
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Stolen art 'hung on kitchen wall'

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 15:22

Paintings by Paul Gauguin and Pierre Bonnard hung on an Italian factory worker's kitchen wall for almost 40 years after being stolen, police reveal.
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'Looted' artefacts removed from sale

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 14:29

Two ancient artefacts are withdrawn from auctions after suspicions were raised that they had been illegally smuggled out of Italy.
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VIDEO: African-Italians: A struggle for survival

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 18:23

There are around one million immigrants of African origin living in Italy, but many are denied a passport even after spending decades in the country.
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VIDEO: Singing Italian nun video goes viral

Monday, March 31st 2014, 18:29

An Italian nun has become an internet sensation after video of her appearing on the Italian version of TV talent content The Voice went viral.
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Vatican halts 'trillion euro fraud'

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 15:03

Italian police arrest two men who were allegedly trying to deposit trillions of euros in fake bonds in the Vatican bank.
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VIDEO: Executive cars to be sold on eBay

Friday, March 28th 2014, 17:10

Italy's government is selling off hundreds of executive cars used by government officials, in an online auction on eBay.
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Italy puts official cars on eBay

Friday, March 28th 2014, 9:57

Italy's new government is selling off more than a thousand executive cars, in an auction on eBay.
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VIDEO: People's favourite - Obama or the Pope?

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 19:26
related places: Rome

As Pope Francis meets President Barack Obama in Rome for the first time, the BBC's Katty Kay asks passers-by who is their favourite world leader.
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'Right to life' on Pope-Obama agenda

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 17:51
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Rome, Pope

Pope Francis meets US President Barack Obama in Rome for the first time, with the contentious issues of abortion and contraception discussed.
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VIDEO: Hyper-real sculptures and more arts stories

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 23:39
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Rio

Rio de Janeiro's Museum of Modern Art houses the giant life-like sculptures of Australian artist Ron Mueck, an exhibition in Italy explores the artistic development of Gustav Klimt - and more from the world of arts.
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Deaf 'marginalised' by Italian love of gesture

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 1:31

Italians' love of gestures leave deaf people feeling marginalised
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Evans named in GB Davis Cup squad

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 11:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Dan Evans is included in Britain's Davis Cup squad, alongside Andy Murray, to face Italy next month.
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VIDEO: Migrants rescued off Sicilian coast

Friday, March 21st 2014, 21:51

The Italian navy says more than 4,000 migrants have been rescued from overcrowded boats in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily in the past four days.
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VIDEO: Italian police seize huge cocaine haul

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 17:58
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Peru Peru

Police in Italy say they have broken up a drug smuggling mafia organisation and seized two tonnes of cocaine - after undercover agents tracked drugs from Peru to Europe via Brazil.
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Italy rescues hundreds of migrants

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 22:56

Italian authorities say they have rescued more than 2,000 illegal migrants, many from North Africa, off Sicily's coast in the past 48 hours.
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Italy's Berlusconi cedes knighthood

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 21:31

Convicted Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi cedes his famous knight title, a day after an appeals court upheld his-two year ban from public office.
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Berlusconi public office ban upheld

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 23:52

Italy's highest appeals court upholds a two-year ban from public office imposed on former PM Silvio Berlusconi after he was found guilty of tax fraud.
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Veronese masterpieces on show in UK

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 17:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A colossal work by the 16th century Italian painter Veronese forms the centrepiece of the first ever exhibition devoted to the artist in the UK.
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India to appeal in helicopter deal

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 8:07
related countries: India India

India is to appeal against an Italian court order rejecting its request to recover $387m (£233m) in bank guarantees backing a scrapped helicopter deal with Finmeccanica.
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Mafia boss wins extradition battle

Monday, March 17th 2014, 16:55

Mafia boss Domenico Rancadore wins his battle against extradition back to Italy, a Westminster Magistrates' Court ruling confirms.
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Venice votes on split from Rome

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 16:30
related places: Rome, Venice

A referendum begins in Venice and the surrounding region on whether to become independent from Italy.
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VIDEO: Is there new life for old Naples?

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 2:44
related places: Naples

The city of Naples in Italy is planning to spend nearly $140m to restore some of its ancient churches and other historic buildings.
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Italy 11-52 England

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 14:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England fail to beat Ireland to the Six Nations title despite a thumping victory over an error-ridden Italy.
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England replace Marler with Vunipola

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 21:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Rome

Mako Vunipola replaces father-to-be Joe Marler for England in Saturday's Six Nations match against Italy in Rome.
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Pope marks first year in office

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 5:24
related places: Rome

Pope Francis marks his first year in office on Thursday, but spends it in characteristically low profile - in a spiritual retreat outside Rome.
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Italy PM proposes sweeping tax cuts

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 21:33

Italy's new Prime Minister Matteo Renzi proposes a sweeping package of tax cuts, in a bid to revive the country's economy.
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Tuilagi returns to match-day squad

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 19:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Manu Tuilagi is set to replace Alex Goode on the England replacements bench for Saturday's Six Nations game against Italy.
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