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UK Biotech company buys 'biobank' of Sardinian DNA samples

A British biotech company is hoping that a genetic study of a population in Ogliastra, a province in eastern Sardinia, will help in our understanding of aging and diseases.

Sardinia's poor defy anti-immigrant mood to help refugees

Italy's wealthy north may have tired of asylum seekers, but in one of the poorest regions of Sardinia locals are clothing and feeding refugee families.

Danish tourist gets hit with €600 fine for dousing ciggy on beach

Alghero - Smokers beware when visiting beautiful Sardinia in Italy. A Danish tourist at the beach recently stubbed out her cigarette in the sand and got hit with a €600 fine for her bad habit.

Deadly cyclone Cleopatra hits Italian island of Sardinia, 18 dead

Olbia - In a year of modern-day weird weather the latest tragedy reported is from the Mediterranean island of Sardinia. A deadly cyclone has struck the Italian island, the second largest in the Med, and there are reports at least 18 people have been killed.

Pope offers hope and encouragement to people of Sardinia, Italy

Cagliari - Since being chosen, Pope Francis has made it a priority to reach out to the ones suffering the most. On Sunday, he reached out to the people who have been hit the hardest by Italy's dire economic situation.

Video: Italian miner slits wrist to protest mine closure

Cagliari - One of the Sardinian coal miners, barricaded underground in protest over the possible closure of the mine, slit his wrist live on TV during a press conference.

Sardinian coal miners barricade themselves over job security

Cagliari - Around 100 workers in the only Italian coal mine have barricaded themselves in, armed with explosives, seeking reassurance their jobs will continue.

Prince Andrew seen dating Filipino-Spanish model Alexandra Escat

Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, was recently spotted yachting in Sardinia with a young Filipino-Spanish model Alexandra Escat.
 

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Tiziana Life Sciences wants to understand the unique genetic make up of centenarians in Sardinia's "Blue Zone."
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94-year-old Angelo lives in Sardinia s  Blue Zone.
94-year-old Angelo lives in Sardinia's "Blue Zone."
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Se aurchin photographed off Sardinia
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At least 17 people have been killed in flooding and hundreds made homeless after Cyclone Cleopatra d...
At least 17 people have been killed in flooding and hundreds made homeless after Cyclone Cleopatra dropped 450mm of rain in an hour causing rivers to burst their banks on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, Italian authorities said on Tuesday.
With permission by Reuters
At least 17 people have been killed in flooding and hundreds made homeless after Cyclone Cleopatra d...
At least 17 people have been killed in flooding and hundreds made homeless after Cyclone Cleopatra dropped 450mm of rain in an hour causing rivers to burst their banks on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, Italian authorities said on Tuesday.
With permission by Reuters
At least 17 people have been killed in flooding and hundreds made homeless after Cyclone Cleopatra d...
At least 17 people have been killed in flooding and hundreds made homeless after Cyclone Cleopatra dropped 450mm of rain in an hour causing rivers to burst their banks on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, Italian authorities said on Tuesday.
With permission by Reuters
At least 17 people have been killed in flooding and hundreds made homeless after Cyclone Cleopatra d...
At least 17 people have been killed in flooding and hundreds made homeless after Cyclone Cleopatra dropped 450mm of rain in an hour causing rivers to burst their banks on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, Italian authorities said on Tuesday.
With permission by Reuters