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'I stopped counting': Doctor on discovering migrant boat dead

Rome - Stiff lifeless bodies submerged in water -- it's a sight Canadian doctor Simon Bryant won't soon forget after he found dozens of dead migrants in the hold of a boat off Libya.

Another 1,400 migrants rescued off Libya, 52 found dead

Rome - A Swedish coastguard ship docked at the Sicilian port of Palermo on Thursday carrying more than 570 migrants and the bodies of 52 people, officials said.

Rome district council dissolved due to mafia influence fears

Rome - A district council in southern Rome has been dissolved due to concerns over mafia infiltration, Italy's interior Minister Angelino Alfano announced after a cabinet meeting Thursday.

At least 55 dead in new Mediterranean migrant tragedies

Rome - At least 55 dead bodies were discovered Wednesday on three overcrowded migrant boats in the Mediterranean, the Italian coastguard said.

New one-day peak for Italy migrant rescues

Rome - Italy's coastguard picked up another 300 migrants from stricken boats in the Mediterranean on Sunday, a day after overseeing the rescue of 4,400 people in one 24-hour period with help from British, Irish and Norwegian ships.

Macedonia allows all 1,500 migrants at border to enter from Greece

Gevgelija - More than 1,500 mostly Syrian refugees, trapped in a no-man's land for three days, entered Macedonia from Greece on Saturday, after police allowed them to pass despite earlier trying to hold back the crowd using stun grenades.

Another 2,200 migrants rescued off Italy as tensions mount

Rome - Italy's coastguard on Saturday coordinated the rescue of 2,200 migrants in the Mediterranean after receiving distress calls from more than 20 overcrowded vessels drifting in waters off Libya.

Refugees break into Macedonia as migrant crisis escalates

Gevgelija - Hundreds of refugees broke through barbed wire fencing bordering Macedonia despite a heavy police presence Saturday in another dramatic chapter of Europe's escalating migrant crisis.

Algerian human rights lawyer held in Italy: Reports

Rome - Italian border police have detained an Algerian human rights lawyer who is the subject of an international arrest warrant but who lives in Switzerland as a political refugee, Italian media said Friday.

Italy demands answers on Mafia don's flashy funeral

Rome - Italy's interior minister has demanded to know why a Mafia boss was allowed a lavish funeral, with his coffin drawn through the streets of Rome in a gilded horse-drawn carriage as roses petals were dropped from a helicopter.

Migrant crisis puts Italy's bishops and politicians at loggerheads

Rome - It has been a hot summer in Italy and tempers have started to fray, even in the upper echelons of the Catholic Church.

Acid-throwing Italian mum to see baby in prison after outcry

Rome - A woman jailed in Italy for throwing acid on her ex-boyfriend will be allowed to see her baby once a day following a public outcry, according to media reports Tuesday.

Italy arrests eight over asphyxiated migrants

Rome - Italy on Tuesday announced the arrest of eight suspected people smugglers blamed for the death of 49 migrants asphyxiated in the hold of a sinking ship at the weekend.

Italy puts daughter of assassinated judge under guard

Rome - Italy's interior ministry has placed Lucia Borsellino, the daughter of a Sicilian judge killed by the mafia in 1992, under protection, media reports said Monday.

Med's latest death cargo comes ashore in Sicily

Catania - They made it to Italy in the end but it was tragically nothing like the arrival they had dreamed of.

Italy outcry over baby removed at birth from prison mum

Rome - An Italian woman jailed for throwing acid on her ex-boyfriend had her prison-born baby taken away from her immediately after the birth in a legal decision that, despite her notoriety, has sparked an outcry.

Indian, Pakistani arrested over Italy pizza slaying

Rome - An Indian and a Pakistani have confessed to killing the elderly owners of a Brescia pizzeria in a mafia-style slaying that shocked Italy and threatens to inflame racial tensions in the northern city.

Death toll of migrants asphyxiated on Italy boat 'rises to 49'

Rome - The number of migrants asphyxiated in the hold of an overcrowded fishing boat off the Italian coast has climbed to 49, Italian media reported Sunday.

Tattooed severed leg sparks Italy murder mystery

Rome - The gruesome find of a left leg tattooed with the words "Today is a good day to die" has sparked an investigation worthy of a detective film, the Italian media reported on Saturday.

40 migrants die off Italy as EU faces 'worst crisis since WWII'

Rome - At least 40 migrants died in the hold of a boat off Italy as the EU struggled to cope with "the worst refugee crisis since World War II", with thousands making dangerous crossings to reach Italy and Greece."Operation under way... many migrants saved.

Italy nabs fugitive mobster sunbathing on beach

Rome - Italian police Wednesday arrested a mobster fugitive named on the country's top 100 most dangerous list as he sunned himself on a beach near Rome.

Police arrest Syrian in Germany for runaway migrant freighter

Rome - Police arrested a Syrian in Germany on Wednesday suspected of helping to set a freighter packed with migrants on a collision course with the Italian coastline.

Italy arrests almost 900 traffickers since Jan 2014: Police

Rome - Italy has arrested nearly 900 suspected people traffickers since January 2014 but the kingpins remain at large, police data published Tuesday in Catholic daily Avvenire showed.

Church clashes with Italy's right over boat migrants

Rome - High-ranking members of the Italian Church on Monday slammed politicians who peddle anti-immigrant ideas to win votes -- sparking a heated row with Italy's right wing.

Italian mother reunited with WWII baby after 71 years

Rome - A 92-year-old Italian has been reunited with her daughter after she was taken from her at birth 71 years ago, Italian media reported Monday.

More than 1,000 more migrants rescued in Mediterranean

Rome - More than 1,000 migrants were rescued trying to cross the Mediterranean over the weekend, Italy's coastguard said Sunday, with further tragedies narrowly averted.

As population dwindles, Italian village bans death

Sellia - A small town in Italy has banned people from getting sick, and warned residents to “stop dying.” The ban comes as the town contends with a serious population problem that is pushing the city to the brink.

Migrant shipwreck survivors grieve children swept from their arms

Palermo - Their children slipped out of their grasp as the boat overturned and were lost to the waves. Now, traumatised parents brought to safety after a deadly Mediterranean shipwreck are being given psychological support in Sicily.

'Africans slashed, Arabs thrashed' by migrant traffickers

Palermo - Knife-wielding traffickers sealed migrants into the hull of a boat which sank off Libya, condemning them to drown after slashing or thrashing them depending on their ethnicity, according to survivor testimony reported Friday.

Barefoot shipwreck survivors thank Irish saviours

Palermo - The first shipwreck survivor to make it off the Irish rescue vessel and onto Italian soil is a baby, carried down the gangplank in an aid worker's arms.
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