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August 27, 2017 4:51 am gmt |
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Security was tight in Rome on Saturday (August 26) as anti-eviction activists gathered in the capital to demand equal housing rights for Italian citizens and migrants. The demonstrators arrived in their thousands in a central Roman piazza in the early afternoon ahead of a protest march through the ci...
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August 22, 2017 7:06 am gmt |
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An earthquake measuring 3.6 magnitude hit the island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, on Monday night (August 21), officials said, and first reports said one person was killed and at least 20 people injured in the collapse of several buildings. Residents and tourists on the island ran out on to th...
In Canada
May 27, 2017 7:40 am gmt |
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Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau and French president Emmanuel Macron met on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Taormina, Italy on Friday (May 26). In images that generated social media buzz, the two men were seen walking in a picturesque garden and taking in the views of the seaside town on the...
In Europe
May 5, 2017 9:55 am gmt |
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Rescuers picked up 560 migrants from unsafe boats off the coast of Libya on Thursday (May 4), including the body of a young man who the migrants said had been shot by smugglers on the beach for his baseball cap. Italian Navy and Coast Guard boats participated in the rescues together with two humanita...
In Europe
April 16, 2017 7:11 am gmt |
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Emma Morano, who at 117 was believed to be the world’s oldest person and the last to be born in the 19th century, died on Saturday (April 15), Italian media reported. Morano, who lived in northern Italy, was born on November 29, 1899, four years before the Wright brothers first took to the air....
In Britain
April 2, 2017 7:48 am gmt |
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The Prince of Wales will visit an Italian town where more than 200 people died after a devastating earthquake. He will tour the old town of Amatrice on Sunday with mayor Sergio Pirozzi who said after the disaster: “The town isn’t here any more.” Prince Charles will visit a former sc...
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January 19, 2017 11:38 am gmt |
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Italy’s Guardia di Finanza police released footage of the interior of a popular mountain hotel in central Italy that was hit by an avalanche after a series of strong earthquakes had rattled the area, leaving up to 30 people buried under the snow, officials said on Wednesday (January 18). Fabriz...
In Europe
December 21, 2016 7:38 am gmt |
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Italy on Tuesday (December 20) decided to tighten security in places seen as at risk from possible attacks following the truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12 people and injured 48. Italy’s Anti-Terrorism Strategic Analysis Committee met with the Interior Minister earlier in ...
In Europe
November 16, 2016 10:45 am gmt |
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Tired and cold, hundreds of migrants who survived rough seas disembarked at the Sicilian port of Catania on Wednesday (November 16). The migrants huddled on the deck of the rescue vessel, wrapped in thick blankets as heavy rain poured over them while they waited for their turn to walk down the gang p...
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October 30, 2016 11:59 am gmt |
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A strong earthquake measuring 6.6 magnitude struck central Italy on Sunday (October 30), causing the collapse of more buildings and historic churches in small cities and towns already shaken by tremors in the past week. The quake measured 7.1 according to an initial estimate by the U.S Geological Sur...
In Europe
October 26, 2016 10:26 am gmt |
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Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) rescued on Tuesday (October 25) 342 migrants, including women and children, who were trying to reach Italy. The migrants, who left from the coast of Libya, were from Nigeria, Niger, Togo, Pakistan, Syria, and Libya. The Topaz Responder, a rescue shi...
In Europe
August 31, 2016 10:58 am gmt |
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Hundreds of migrants disembarked at the Sicilian port of Pozzallo on Wednesday (August 31) after being rescued at sea in a day that notched up the greatest number of rescue operations this year. Some 6,500 migrants were saved off the Libyan coast in 40 separate rescue missions on Monday (August 29), ...
In Europe
August 31, 2016 4:29 am gmt |
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A state funeral for 37 victims of the Italian earthquake has been held in the town of Amatrice. Coffins of the victims, including those of two children, were laid out in a marquee on the edge of the town. The venue was chosen at the last minute after relatives rejected a plan for the funeral [&hellip...
In Europe
August 30, 2016 11:45 am gmt |
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Italy plans to build simple, wooden chalet-style huts within three months for the 2,500 people displaced by the 24 August earthquake. The 6.2-magnitude quake last Wednesday shattered Amatrice and two other towns in mountains north-east of Rome. Some 290 people died in the disaster. The authorities fa...
In Europe
August 16, 2016 11:54 am gmt |
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Italy is planning to launch a fight back against the EU policy of austerity being led by Angela Merkel’s Germany. The country’s president Matteo Renzi insisted he would not let Brussels “drag us into recession” as he pleaded for European leaders to loosen the purse strings. Mr...
In Europe
August 5, 2016 8:50 am gmt |
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A cargo plane has overshot the runway at Bergamo’s Orio al Serio international airport and crashed into a road. The airport in Italy’s Lombardy region was temporarily closed after the incident which happened at 4am Friday (5th Aug)morning. Dramatic pictures showed a 737-400 aircraft belonging to cour...
In Europe
August 4, 2016 9:57 am gmt |
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Italy has passed into law a raft of new measures to try to reduce the mountain of food wasted in the country each year. The bill – backed by 181 Senators, with two against and 16 abstaining – aims to cut waste one million tonnes from the estimated five million it wastes each year. It [&he...
In Europe
August 4, 2016 8:53 am gmt |
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Italy will install a high security cordon around the Colosseum in Rome amid rising fears of a terrorist attack during the summer tourist season. Nicolo D’Angelo, the Rome police chief, has ordered a series of measures, including new entrance controls at the Colosseum, guarded by his officers. Securit...
In Europe
July 14, 2016 12:26 pm gmt |
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A station master in southern Italy has admitted he allowed a train to go on a single track, minutes before a deadly collision with an oncoming train. Twenty-three people died and 52 others were hurt in the head-on crash on a single track between Andria and Corato in the Apulia region on Tuesday. R...