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Over 600 migrants rescued from Mediterranean, taken to Sicily

Some 70 women and children are among hundreds of migrants brought to the shores of Sicily after being rescued in the central Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday (February…

Some 70 women and children are among hundreds of migrants brought to the shores of Sicily after being rescued in the central Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday (February…

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Italy's angry taxi protests called off

Taxi drivers in Italy have called off their protests over delays to legislation regulating the ride-hire app Uber and other services. A deal has been reached with the government.

Taxi drivers in Italy have called off their protests over delays to legislation regulating the ride-hire app Uber and other services. A deal has been reached with the government.

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Anti-Uber rally in Italy

Protesting taxi drivers block streets in central Rome, calling for tougher regulations on competing car-share and car-hire operators.

Protesting taxi drivers block streets in central Rome, calling for tougher regulations on competing car-share and car-hire operators.

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Taxis cause chaos in Rome

Italy's taxi drivers have staged a sixth day of protests in major cities across the country. The aim is to force the government to crack down on burgeoning limousine business and the app-based ride hi

Italy's taxi drivers have staged a sixth day of protests in major cities across the country. The aim is to force the government to crack down on burgeoning limousine business and the app-based ride hi

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Italy's gay sex club scandal

A top discrimination official has resigned after accusations that government funds meant to promote diversity projects and tackle racism had been earmarked for gay sex clubs masquerading as cultural c

A top discrimination official has resigned after accusations that government funds meant to promote diversity projects and tackle racism had been earmarked for gay sex clubs masquerading as cultural c

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'Flight of the Angel' at Venice Carnival

Huge crowds have gathered in Saint Mark’s Square in Venice (February 19) to witness one of the Italian city’s carnival highlights – ‘The Flight of the Angel’.

Huge crowds have gathered in Saint Mark’s Square in Venice (February 19) to witness one of the Italian city’s carnival highlights – ‘The Flight of the Angel’.

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Venice Carnival wows thousands of revellers

The Flight of the Angel was a visual feast for the thousands of revellers at the carnival in Venice this year.

The Flight of the Angel was a visual feast for the thousands of revellers at the carnival in Venice this year.

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Former Italian PM Renzi steps down as Democratic Party leader

As expected Italy's former premier Matteo Renzi has resigned as leader of the Democratic Party in the hope that he can return to politics in a stronger position before an election is due early next ye

As expected Italy's former premier Matteo Renzi has resigned as leader of the Democratic Party in the hope that he can return to politics in a stronger position before an election is due early next ye

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Takeaway: looking glass

This “magic mirror” has been made by European researchers It reads your face and tells you about your health A set of cameras capture possible signs of health problems Depth sensors analyse your face

This “magic mirror” has been made by European researchers It reads your face and tells you about your health A set of cameras capture possible signs of health problems Depth sensors analyse your face

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Venice Carnival begins in style

It is carnival time in Venice – and for flamboyant dressers, it is heaven on earth!

It is carnival time in Venice – and for flamboyant dressers, it is heaven on earth!

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Italy: Clashes at protest rally against far-right

Tension flared in Italy on Saturday on the fringe of a largely-peaceful demonstration against a meeting of European far-right political groups.

Tension flared in Italy on Saturday on the fringe of a largely-peaceful demonstration against a meeting of European far-right political groups.

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Italian students turn violent over turnstiles

There have been ugly scenes in Bologna in Italy after riot police and students clashed inside the city’s university for a second day.

There have been ugly scenes in Bologna in Italy after riot police and students clashed inside the city’s university for a second day.

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Italy and Tunisia to tackle terrorism and migration

The two countries strengthen ties to deal with common issues like terrorism, migrant-trafficking, tourism and energy

The two countries strengthen ties to deal with common issues like terrorism, migrant-trafficking, tourism and energy

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Italy's UniCredit selling 13 billion euros of new shares

Italy's biggest bank UniCredit is selling 13 billion euros of new shares to rebuild its capital reserves following writedowns on bad loans.

Italy's biggest bank UniCredit is selling 13 billion euros of new shares to rebuild its capital reserves following writedowns on bad loans.

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Former Italian rail bosses convicted over 2009 disaster

Mauro Moretti and Michele Mario Elia were convicted over the derailment and explosion of a freight train carrying liquid petroleum gas through the Tuscan town of Viareggio in 2009.

Mauro Moretti and Michele Mario Elia were convicted over the derailment and explosion of a freight train carrying liquid petroleum gas through the Tuscan town of Viareggio in 2009.

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1000 refugees plucked from the Mediterranean

An Italian coast guard ship, the Spanish humanitarian group Proactiva Open Arms and a Caribbean-registered supply vessel went to the aid of six rubber dinghies and three wooden vessels.

An Italian coast guard ship, the Spanish humanitarian group Proactiva Open Arms and a Caribbean-registered supply vessel went to the aid of six rubber dinghies and three wooden vessels.

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Italy: 'FBI join police' in 'Ndrangheta crackdown

More than 30 people have been arrested in a probe into the business interests of the ‘Ndrangheta, the organised crime group based in the southern Calabria region of…

More than 30 people have been arrested in a probe into the business interests of the ‘Ndrangheta, the organised crime group based in the southern Calabria region of…

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This should make you a more confident airline passenger

When it comes to air transport, an emergency can quickly turn into a crisis situation. Be it severe weather, a security threat or a cyber attack. How does the industry prepare for a crisis?

When it comes to air transport, an emergency can quickly turn into a crisis situation. Be it severe weather, a security threat or a cyber attack. How does the industry prepare for a crisis?