Oriana Fallaci, one of Italy’s best known and most controversial journalists, has died at her home in Florence. She was 77 and had been battling cancer for several years. Fallaci made her name as a war correspondent and as a tenacious interviewer of some of the world’s most famous leaders. Gaetano Pedulla, director of the daily “Il Tempo” said she will be best remembered for her forthright views: “The Pope has just warned us about the big dangers of fundamentalism – dangers which Fallaci saw well before anyone else,” he said. “She did not highlight the differences between cultures; she simply said there needs to be a dialogue. An argument she fought hard for especially after September 11th,” he added.