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Nearly 800 migrants rescued off Italy, Libya

Rome - A total 796 people were rescued from boats in distress in the Mediterranean in the last 48 hours, Italian and Libyan officials said Saturday, as unprecedented numbers of would-be immigrants head for Italy's shores.

Op-Ed: Finally, is this the truth about Amanda Knox?

Judge Alessandro Nencini upheld Amanda Knox’s guilty conviction this year, and his 350-page official report has just been translated from Italian into English. So what does it tell us? Is this, finally, the truth about Knox?

Migrants playing Russian roulette with Med weather

Rome - Italy has taken in a new batch of nearly 2,400 people rescued off its shores, the coastguard and navy said Thursday amid signs would-be immigrants are taking increasingly high risks to reach Europe.

Italy captures mafia initiation rites on film, 40 arrests

Rome - Secret mafia initiation rites have been caught on camera for the first time by Italian police, who on Tuesday arrested 40 suspected gangsters in raids across the north of the country.

Nobel summit moved to Rome after Dalai Lama visa row

Johanesburg - A summit of Nobel peace laureates scheduled to be held in Cape Town has been moved to Rome after the South African government failed to issue a visa to the Dalai Lama, organisers said Sunday.

Black weekend as storms lash Italy, Switzerland, France

Geneva - At least four people were killed as landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into buildings on either side of the Swiss-Italian border on Sunday, a day after floods in southern France killed five people.

Pope weighs in as Italy refugee influx accelerates again

Rome - Pope Francis weighed into Italy's immigration crisis on Sunday, warning the country it faced a "social emergency", as the influx of asylum seekers blamed for mob violence in Rome accelerated again.

Pope says Italy immigrant tensions a 'social emergency'

- Pope Francis on Sunday described violent attacks on refugees in Rome as symptomatic of a "social emergency" that will only get worse if it is not addressed.

Seismologists not guilty of manslaughter charge

L'aquila - Six Italian earthquake seismologists, who were charged with manslaughter for not sounding the alarm on a 2009 temblor, have seen their convictions overturned.

Italy's immigration crisis moves from sea to streets

Rome - "Why do they have to be taken care of? It's me that needs taking care of!"Like many of Italy's poor, 51-year-old Elvio has had enough. And the unemployed construction worker thinks he knows who to blame.

Mudslides kill four along Swiss-Italian border

Geneva - At least four people were killed as landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into houses and buildings on either side of the Swiss Italian border Sunday, police and media said.

Migrant surge across Med continues as Italy rescues 900

Rome - Italian authorities said Saturday that more than 900 people had been rescued at sea in 24 hours, in a blow to hopes that the approach of winter would stem the flow of migrants attempting perilous crossings of the Mediterranean.

Italy storms toll climbs to five

Rome - The death toll from the latest wave of storms to batter northern Italy rose to five Thursday after floods and landslides wreaked havoc across the region.

Italy quake experts win appeal in 'science on trial' case

Rome - Seven Italian scientists who faced jail for failing to predict a deadly 2009 earthquake were cleared Monday of manslaughter convictions that had sparked international outrageThe seven men were sentenced to six years in jail in October 2012 after a cour...

Gelato-gate whips up sexism storm in Italy

Rome - Pictures of one of Italy's most prominent female politicians eating an ice cream have whipped up a sexism storm after a magazine used them as an excuse to imply she must be proficient at oral sex.

Kenyan priest sentenced to death for Italian bishop's murder

Nairobi - A Kenyan Roman Catholic priest and four others were sentenced to death Thursday by a court in Nairobi for murdering an elderly Italian bishop almost a decade ago.

Salvini seeks to fill Berlusconi boots on Italy's right

Rome - Italy has a rising star: Matteo Salvini, head of the Euro-sceptic Northern League, is scoring high in the polls as he bids to fill the political vacuum on the right left by Silvio Berlusconi.

EU's Juncker: Cameron has 'problem' with other leaders

Brussels - New European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker stoked a bitter row between London and Brussels Wednesday, accusing Prime Minister David Cameron of having a "problem" with other EU leaders.

Croatian wine, culture in Rome: Interview with cultural attache Special

Rome - Promoting foreign wine and culture in Rome is no easy task, but steady progress is being made in one quarter. Digital Journal meets the Croatian Cultural Attache.

Rome mayor refuses to back down over gay marriages

Rome - Rome's mayor refused Friday to back down in an increasingly heated dispute over his registering gay marriages celebrated abroad, in defiance of an order from the government to the delight of rights groups.

Mummified corpse of missing patient turns up three years later

Modena - Three years ago, a 65-year-old patient simply up and disappeared from the ward of a hospital in Modena, northern Italy. Relatives never gave up on him, and finally a mummified body, believed to be his, has been found.

Italy's president testifies at Mafia trial

Rome - Italian President Giorgio Napolitano gave evidence Tuesday at a landmark trial in which state officials are accused of making a secret deal with the Mafia in the 1990s.

Boat migrants in EU's hands as Italy weighs future of rescues

Rome - The EU will launch a patrol mission in the Mediterranean on Saturday amid warnings the number of boat migrant deaths could rise with Italy mulling pulling the plug on its own rescue mission.

No British support for Mediterranean migrant rescues

London - Britain will not support planned EU search and rescue operations to save migrants from drowning in the Mediterranean Sea as they try to reach Europe, the foreign office said on Tuesday.

Tropea, a real cliffhanger on your Italian vacation

Tropea - Tropea is located in Calabria in southern Italy. Offering vistas of palaces, hanging from the sheer rocky cliffs, golden sand beaches and turquoise water, this charming town has plenty to offer visitors.

Juventus' attempt to find balance in attack starts with Tevez

Giuseppe Marotta walked around Turin with a confident strut during the hot summer months of 2013. When Carlos Tevez stepped into Malpensa Airport in Milan, the decision to acquire the Argentine striker was the ideal move for Juventus.

Madonna makes sisterhood pledge with singing Italian nun (Video)

Sister Cristina, an Italian nun who won on Italy's version of The Voice back in May this year, is releasing Madonna's song "Like a Virgin" as the first song on her upcoming debut album. Madonna, naturally, is thrilled.

Defiant Rome mayor welcomes gay marriage in the Vatican's shadow

Rome - The issue of gay marriage in Italy has been brought to the forefront by Rome's feisty mayor, Ignazio Marino, who registered 16 gay marriages that had been officiated abroad.

Italian lovemakers get stuck together in the surf

Porto San Giorgio - Most people know that dogs tend to get stuck together when doing what comes naturally, but it seems even humans can experience this rather uncomfortable phenomenon. An Italian couple actually had to be hospitalized to get them apart.

Italian nurse who took selfies with dead patients accused of murder

Rome - An Italian nurse who took photographs of herself with dead patients has been accused of murdering one of them and may be behind the deaths of dozens of others, according to Italian media reports.
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Images about the presentation of the new book, written by Italian journalist and writer, Roberta Maresci. The book speaks about life and artistic career of famous singer, dancer, showgirl and anchorwoman TV, Raffaella Carrà. The same book was presented inside of Art Fashion and Design Academy, based in Rome.
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Italy's Nucleo Operativo Centrale di Sicurezza (Central Security Operations Service, NOCS) seen here marching in a police parade. NOCS is a special operations division of the Italian police. The motto of the NOCS is: "Sicut Nox Silentes" or "Silent Like The Night."
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Sixth edition of French musical Festival inside Farnese Palace, seat of France Embassy.
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Helicopter rescue captured on helmet cam.
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14N in Rome, Italy
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Thousands of dinosaur footprints have been found in Bari, Italy
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Carciano, Italy, where a Catholic priest was arrested for alleged drug dealing
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The medieval Ponte di San Francesco, Subiaco, Lazio, Italy
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Cécile Kyenge, Minister for Integration in the grand coalition government formed by Enrico Letta, becoming Italy's first black cabinet minister
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The rescue operation underway on the Costa Concordia cruise ship
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Flight of the Angel at the opening of Carnival of Venice 2013
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Valley of the Lambro river
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Rescue mission underway on the shipwrecked Costa Concordia
Rescue mission underway on the shipwrecked Costa Concordia
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Ignazio Marino  the mayor of Rome  Italy officially recognizes the marriage of same-sex couples at a...
Ignazio Marino, the mayor of Rome, Italy officially recognizes the marriage of same-sex couples at a ceremony held last Saturday.
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Ippo the Zonkey  born of a Zebra father and Donkey mother in Florence  Italy.
Ippo the Zonkey, born of a Zebra father and Donkey mother in Florence, Italy.
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Cesare Prandelli (L)
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Stromboli  an active volcano and island in Italy
Stromboli, an active volcano and island in Italy
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President Barack Obama  joined by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi  tour earthquake damage i...
President Barack Obama, joined by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, tour earthquake damage in L'Aquila, Italy Wednesday, July 8, 2009.
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