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Italy arrests five over migrant 'massacre' at sea

Rome - Italian police have arrested five migrants accused of the grisly murder of scores of fellow would-be refugees when fighting broke out on a boat making the treacherous crossing to Europe, local media reported.
In the Media by AFP

Costa Concordia wreck leaves Giglio on final voyage

Giglio - Italy's doomed cruise ship Costa Concordia left its wreckage site Wednesday in one of the largest-ever maritime salvage operations, two and a half years after the disaster left 32 people dead.
In the Media by AFP

Berlusconi, freed from sex-trial woes, dreams of political comeback

Rome - Silvio Berlusconi's acquittal in a high-profile sex-for-hire case has boosted the former Italian prime minister's determination to revive his political career, despite his growing isolation in the corridors of power.
In the Media by Laure Brumont (AFP)

Italy says Costa cruise wreck to be towed on Wednesday

Giglio - Italian salvage workers have pushed back by a day to Wednesday the departure of the Costa Concordia cruise ship wreck from the island of Giglio.
In the Media by AFP

Mediterranean migrant boat death toll rises to 30

Valletta - The death toll from the latest Mediterranean migrant boat disaster rose to 30 on Sunday, as Malta said it had found 29 bodies in the vessel's hold and Italy said a Syrian baby had died.
In the Media by AFP

Italy says Costa cruise wreck to be towed on Tuesday

Giglio - Italian salvage workers said they would begin towing away the Costa Concordia cruise ship wreck on a final voyage to the scrapyard on Tuesday -- a day later than scheduled.
In the Media by AFP

Italian, Maltese rescuers say 19 dead on migrant boat

Rome - Italian and Maltese rescuers found 18 bodies on an overcrowded migrant boat on Saturday, with Italian officials blaming toxic fumes from the engine and the Maltese military saying there could have been a stampede.
In the Media by Dario Thuburn (AFP)

Hundreds of immigrants land in Italy

Rome - Hundreds more immigrants arrived in Italian waters on Friday, a day after the navy said it had intercepted at least 1,400 asylum-seekers on six boats crossing from Libya.
In the Media by AFP

Berlusconi acquitted in Ruby sex case trial

Milan - An Italian appeals court on Friday cleared Silvio Berlusconi of having sex with an underage prostitute and abuse of power in a surprise ruling that will strengthen the former prime minister on the political scene.
In the Media by Giuseppe Aresu with Dario Thuburn in Rome (AFP)

Final chains attached to Italy cruise wreck

Giglio - The final chains were being attached to Italy's shipwrecked Costa Concordia on Tuesday, as salvage workers prepared to refloat and tow away the giant cruise liner later this week.
In the Media by AFP

Italy cruise ship toxins threaten wildlife: Activists

Giglio - It's nursing season in Europe's biggest marine sanctuary and schools of whales have brought their young to Italian shores -- but environmentalists warn they are at risk from toxins leaked by the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship.
In the Media by Ella Ide (AFP)

Costa Concordia wreck floats for first time

Giglio - Italy's Costa Concordia cruise ship floated for the first time Monday since it crashed in 2012, its rust-coloured hull emerging from the waves off the Tuscan island of Giglio as an unprecedented salvage operation began.
In the Media by Ella IDE (AFP)

Italian rescuers search for two missing on Mont Blanc

Rome - Rescuers continued their search on Saturday for two climbers -- a 15-year-old French boy and his 52-year-old Italian guide -- missing on Mont Blanc since Wednesday.
In the Media by AFP

South African salvage master to refloat Costa Concordia

Rome - After rescuing a burning ship from pirate-infested waters off Yemen and a sinking oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, South African salvage master Nick Sloane faces his biggest test yet off an idyllic Mediterranean island.
In the Media by Dario Thuburn (AFP)

Syrian stillborn child sparks Swiss border control investigation

An investigation has been launched in Switzerland into the case of a 22-year-old Syrian migrant who gave birth to a stillborn baby after being ignored by Swiss border authorities when she told them she was heavily bleeding and needed medical attention.
In the Media by Madeleine French - 1 comment

Italy cruise ship removal planned to start July 14

Rome - An unprecedented operation to refloat the doomed Costa Concordia cruise ship is planned to begin on Monday -- two and a half years after it foundered off the Tuscan island of Giglio, salvage coordinators said.
In the Media by AFP

Video: Costa Concordia revisited by divers

Eerie video footage of divers, swimming around in the sunken wreckage of the Italian cruise ship, Costa Concordia, has now been released.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Underwater footage shows inside doomed Italy cruise ship

Rome - Italian police have released footage of inside the ghostly shell of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, ahead of an operation to float and remove the wreck from the Tuscan island of Giglio.
In the Media by AFP

Lana Del Rey seen with new Italian boyfriend after O’Neill split

After three years together, pop singer Lana Del Rey has parted ways with Barry O’Neill, her Scottish musician boyfriend who fronted the folk rock band Kassidy.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

80 more migrants drown in latest Italy boat tragedy

Rome - Eighty more migrants are feared drowned after another shipwreck off Italy, just days after dozens of others suffocated in the hold of an overcrowded fishing boat.
In the Media by Ella Ide (AFP)

Syrian chemical weapons transferred to US ship

Gioia Tauro - The international operation to destroy Syrian chemical weapons entered its final phase on Wednesday, with the stockpile being loaded onto a US military ship equipped to dispose of them.
In the Media by Giovanni Grezzi with Ella Ide in Rome (AFP)

Traffickers left migrants to die 'like beasts': Survivors

Rome - Horrific accounts emerged Tuesday of how 30 migrants were left to die, bolted by traffickers into the suffocating hull of an overcrowded fishing boat, as their bodies were brought to Sicily for burial."There were too many of us.
In the Media by Ella IDE (AFP)

Anger in Italy over 30 migrant deaths

Rome - Anger erupted in Italy Monday over the deaths at sea of 30 migrants, as Rome stood accused of worsening a years-long crisis which has seen 5,000 desperate refugees rescued in the past 24 hours.
In the Media by Ella Ide (AFP)

Around 30 bodies found in migrant boat: Italian authorities

Rome - About 30 bodies have been found in a migrant boat stopped between Sicily and the North African coast, Italian news agencies reported Monday, citing the navy and coastguard.
In the Media by AFP

Italy rescues 1,600 boat migrants over weekend

Rome - More than 1,600 migrants were rescued by the Italian navy and coast guard this weekend, authorities said Sunday, as the annual arrivals toll crept towards a record high.
In the Media by AFP

Mafia sinking claws into rich north, observatory warns

Rome - One of Italy's most powerful mafia syndicates is expanding beyond its southern heartland and taking root in the wealthy north of the country, the Organised Crime Observatory warned on Thursday.
In the Media by Ella Ide (AFP)

Man bites man is news in World Cup and meme on social media

Rio De Janeiro - Even though it was so obviously a possibility that a Norwegian site had posted odds on it happening, a Uruguayan striker’s bite out of an Azzurri opponent was the rage of the social media Wednesday.
In the Media by Robert Weller

Video: Watch Uruguay's Luis Suarez bite Italy's Giorgio Chiellini

Uruguay literally took a bite out of the Italy squad today as striker Luis Suarez allegedly bit Italian defender Chiellini in the shoulder in the 79th minute of Uruguay’s final Group G World Cup game against Italy.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 5 comments

Costa Rica's pressing stifles Italy's midfield creators

Prior to kick off both sides were aware of their destiny. Win and your in, lose and face a difficult final group stage match against England or Uruguay.
In the Media by Tyrrell Meertins

Berlusconi 'Rubygate' appeal opens

Milan - Silvio Berlusconi's appeal against a conviction for paying for sex with a teen prostitute began Friday without the former premier, who was doing community service for tax fraud.
In the Media by Sonia Logre (AFP)
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The rescue operation underway on the Costa Concordia cruise ship
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A jogger throws 3 puppies over a wall in Lecce  Italy.
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A jogger throws 3 puppies over a wall in Lecce, Italy.
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Honesty is the best policy - this 53-year-old lady found an envelope containing 175 000 euros  lost ...
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Honesty is the best policy - this 53-year-old lady found an envelope containing 175,000 euros, lost by a local pensioner. She returned it and received a 10 percent honesty payment.
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Venice, Italy 2011
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Venice, Italy 2011
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(TV screen shot) The big man, Spanish coach looks on in the beginning of the final game of EURO 2012, Kiev, Ukraine.
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The medieval Ponte di San Francesco, Subiaco, Lazio, Italy
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Lifesavers and paramedics trying to save the life of this 68 years old man from Germany after he lost consciouness in the rough sea of Bibione Beach Italy last Sunday. The man was reported dead at the scene. for more visit www.codognetreviso.com
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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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Giant statue of Pinocchio on the Collodi tour in Sesto Fiorentino  Italy.
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Giant statue of Pinocchio on the Collodi tour in Sesto Fiorentino, Italy.
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Dealing with flash flooding in Genoa, Italy
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Protestor in Italy.
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Protestor in Italy.
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Costa Concordia Luxury Cruise Ship carrying 4200 people ran aground and started sinking soon after leaving port
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Panorama of St Peter s Square in Vatican City.
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Panorama of St Peter's Square in Vatican City.
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Venice: Shore View
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Venice, Italy 2011
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MUSMA- Four room (IPOGEO) Old works and sculptures of XIX Century.
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The Costa Concordia accident: As many as 32 people died in the Jan. 13, 2012 sinking of the 114,500-ton cruise ship near the island of Giglio off the coast of Tuscany
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