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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.

Breaking Bad parody: Breaking Balsamic (Video)

Modena - American travel blogger, Turner Barr, decided six years ago to travel the world while performing 80 unusual jobs. His latest was in Modena, Italy, where he learned how to make the traditional balsamic vinegar, which inspired him to make a funny video.

Video: Spectators escape death, injury as car crashes into crowd

La Thuile - Video footage of a spectacular crash during a Rally Car race in Italy shows spectators somehow managing to escape death as they scatter when a car loses control and crashes into an embankment.

Italy marks year after deadly Lampedusa migrant disaster

Rome - Italy marked the first anniversary Friday of its "Mare Nostrum" operation with no let-up in its rescue of migrants making the perilous Mediterranean crossing, saying its navy had scooped 2,000 more from the sea in just two days.

Tide of tragedy in Med still rising, year on from Lampedusa

Rome - A year after more than 360 Africans perished on a burning, sinking ship off Lampedusa there is no end in sight to the stream of migrant tragedies in the Mediterranean, or the political row over how to stop them recurring.

Clooney marries Amal Alamuddin in star-studded Venice bash

Venice - Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney and Lebanese-British lawyer Amal Alamuddin married in Venice on Saturday before partying the night away with their A-list friends in one of the most high-profile celebrity weddings in years.

Syrian refugees refuse to disembark in Cyprus after rescue

- Almost 300 mostly Syrian refugees rescued by a cruise liner were refusing Friday to disembark in Cyprus's southern port of Limassol, demanding instead to be taken to Italy, the cruise company said.

Family hope for toddler saved from 'mass murder' shipwreck

Athens - Dozens of families have offered to adopt a Syrian toddler who survived the "mass murder" of a migrant shipwreck in which 500 people were deliberately drowned, Greek authorities said Tuesday.

Renzi shows fierce side as battle for Italy reform intensifies

Rome - He's promised to shake-up recession-plagued Italy, but Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's ambitious schemes to revive the eurozone's third largest economy have hit a stumbling block, amid a fierce row with powerful trade unions.

Berlusconi still haunts Italy's political scene thanks to Renzi

Rome - Silvio Berlusconi's political career was declared all but over earlier this year as legal woes and poor voting figures took their toll, but the media magnate continues to haunt Italy's corridors of power thanks to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

Tight EU borders fuel deadly smuggling business: Amnesty

Brussels - Tight EU border controls are fuelling the business of smugglers who allegedly sank a boat in the Mediterranean last week, killing 500 migrants on board, Amnesty International said Thursday.

'Going crazy': survivors tell of Europe's deadliest migrant shipwreck

Chani - After three days adrift, drinking his own urine to survive as he watched dozens of people sink to a watery grave, Mohamed Raad started to lose his grip.

Traffickers 'laughed' as they capsized boat to drown refugees

Rome - Survivors of Europe's most deadly migrant shipwreck in years have described the horrifying moment traffickers capsized their boat and left them to drown, as the EU cried murder and vowed to step up the fight against people smugglers.

'Worst shipwreck in years' leaves 500 boat migrants feared dead

Lampedusa - As many as 500 migrants are feared to have drowned after traffickers reportedly rammed and sank their boat in what the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) described Monday as "the worst shipwreck in years".

India allows detained Italian marine to go home

New Delhi - India's top court ruled on Friday that a sick Italian marine detained for the 2012 killing of two fishermen can go home for medical treatment.

Thermometer can potentially detect lung cancer

Munich - Today, the only way doctors can definitively diagnose patients for lung cancer is by an invasive and uncomfortable biopsy.

Broadway outshines Hollywood on and off screen

Venice - The age-old rivalry between Broadway and Hollywood took centre stage at this year's Venice film festival, which winds up on Saturday, with a host of theatre-based tales and stars denouncing a declining Silver Screen industry.

Romantic diner hit the jackpot with five pearls in one oyster

Salerno - All this Italian businessman wanted in life was a romantic evening out with his girlfriend at a local restaurant in Salerno, Italy. What he ended up getting was out of this world, as the oyster he opened contained the perfect, small and romantic fortune.

Mogherini: Italy's young rising star

Rome - Italy's Federica Mogherini, named the European Union's new foreign policy chief on Saturday, is a member of what Prime Minister Matteo Renzi calls the up-and-coming "Erasmus generation".

Rome man begs police to take him to jail due to house arrest hell

Rome - It seems house arrest isn't quite what it's cut out to be. A 37-year-old Italian man has begged the Rome police to put him in jail, after suffering nearly three months of constant fighting with his wife while under house arrest.

18 migrants die in new boat accident, Italy calls for EU action

Rome - Eighteen bodies were found Sunday aboard an inflatable dinghy adrift off Italy, media reported, amid a new surge of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean into Europe.
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