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  • Executions Rise Worldwide in 2013

    Executions Rise Worldwide in 2013

    The number of executions worldwide rose last year despite a general global trend toward capital punishment abolition, according to a report released on Friday by an Italian anti-death penalty group.

  • Three Drown as Italian Navy Rescues Over 1,000 Migrants

    Three Drown as Italian Navy Rescues Over 1,000 Migrants

    Italy's navy on Thursday said it had rescued more than 1,000 migrants from multiple boats intercepted crossing the Mediterranean over the past 24 hours, as smugglers take advantage of calm summer seas.

  • Number of Poor People Rise in Italy to 10.5 Million: Study

    Number of Poor People Rise in Italy to 10.5 Million: Study

    The number of poor people in Italy rose to 10.48 million people which is 16.6 percent of the population in 2013, Italy's official data agency Istat said on Monday.

  • Pope Says About Two Percent of Priests Are Paedophiles: Paper

    Pope Says About Two Percent of Priests Are Paedophiles: Paper

    About two percent of Roman Catholic clerics are sexual abusers, an Italian newspaper on Sunday quoted Pope Francis as saying, adding that the pontiff considered the crime "a leprosy in our house".

  • Ancient Graffiti to Street Art: Rome Walls Tell a Story

    Ancient Graffiti to Street Art: Rome Walls Tell a Story

    Scribbling emotions on walls has been a tradition in Rome going back thousands of years and even the word "graffiti" was first used for markings found in the ruins of Pompeii.

  • Refloating Operation of Italy Cruise Ship Costa Concordia May Begin by July 14

    Refloating Operation of Italy Cruise Ship Costa Concordia May Begin by July 14

    An unprecedented operation to refloat the doomed Costa Concordia cruise ship is planned to begin on Monday, two and a half years after it foundered off the Tuscan island of Giglio, salvage coordinators said.

  • Italy Navy Rescues 2,600 Boat Migrants

    Italy Navy Rescues 2,600 Boat Migrants

    More than 2,600 migrants were rescued by the Italian navy this weekend, authorities said Monday, as police searched for new arrivals who landed by night on Sicily's southern coast.

  • Church Parade Past Mafia Home a Challenge to Pope

    Church Parade Past Mafia Home a Challenge to Pope

    In apparent defiance of Pope Francis, a church procession detoured from its route through a southern Italian town to honor a convicted mobster under house arrest.

  • Italy Navy Warns 'Terrorists' Could be Crossing in Migrant Boats

    Italy Navy Warns 'Terrorists' Could be Crossing in Migrant Boats

    The head of Italy's navy warned on Thursday that terrorists could be using migrant boats to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, amid increased concern among intelligence services of possible attacks by extremists.

  • Around 30 Migrants Found Dead on Boat Near Sicily

    Around 30 Migrants Found Dead on Boat Near Sicily

    As many as 30 corpses were found on a boat packed with migrants off the coast of Sicily, Italy's navy said on Monday after rescuing thousands of people trying to cross from North Africa over the weekend.

  • Pope Francis Cancels Rome Hospital Visit at Last Minute

    Pope Francis Cancels Rome Hospital Visit at Last Minute

    Pope Francis cancelled a visit to a Rome hospital at the last minute on Friday because of what the Vatican called a "sudden indisposition".

  • Brazilians Mock Mick Jagger's FIFA World Cup 2014 Flop Picks

    At a concert in Rome on Saturday night, Mick Jagger predicted to 70,000 fans that four-time World Cup champion Italy would pull off a clutch victory over Uruguay to advance to the knockout phase. The Italians lost 1-0 on Tuesday and were headed home ...

  • Despite Reforms, Italy Jailbirds 'Packed Like Sardines'

    Despite Reforms, Italy Jailbirds 'Packed Like Sardines'

    Crouched on bunk beds in the narrow cells of the Regina Coeli lockup in Rome, prisoners say Italy still has a long way to go to ease a chronic overcrowding problem condemned by the European Court of Human Rights.

  • Malnutrition Kills Over 3 Million Toddlers a Year: UN

    Malnutrition Kills Over 3 Million Toddlers a Year: UN

    More than three million children under the age of five die annually of malnutrition, the UN food agency and World Health Organisation said on Thursday, urging governments to tackle the problem.

  • Europe's Taxi Drivers Protest Uber, Unlicensed Car Services

    Europe's Taxi Drivers Protest Uber, Unlicensed Car Services

    Taxi drivers in London, Paris and other European capitals plan to bring chaos to the streets on Wednesday in protest against unlicensed mobile car-hailing services such as Uber which have shaken up the industry.

  • Italy Abandons Refugees in Car Parks Without Food, Shoes: UN

    Italy Abandons Refugees in Car Parks Without Food, Shoes: UN

    The UN refugee agency on Tuesday accused Italy of abandoning hundreds of refugees in car parks on the outskirts of Rome and Milan, abandoning them without shoes, food or money.

  • Italy Abandons Refugees in Car Parks Without Food, Shoes: UN

    Italy Abandons Refugees in Car Parks Without Food, Shoes: UN

    The UN refugee agency on Tuesday accused Italy of abandoning hundreds of refugees in car parks on the outskirts of Rome and Milan, abandoning them without shoes, food or money.

  • Funeral of Cardinal Lourdusamy Tomorrow

    Funeral of Cardinal Lourdusamy Tomorrow

    A large number of people today paid their last respects at Escande Hall on the premises of the Petit Seminaire Higher Secondary School here to Cardinal Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy who died at Rome last week.

  • Tens of Thousands Take Part in Rome's Gay Pride March

    Tens of Thousands Take Part in Rome's Gay Pride March

    Tens of thousands took to the streets of Rome on Saturday for the city's annual Gay Pride parade and to call on the Italian government to recognise civil unions for same-sex couples.

  • Jayalalithaa Condoles Death of Cardinal Lourdusamy

    Jayalalithaa Condoles Death of Cardinal Lourdusamy

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today condoled the death of Cardinal Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy at Rome and described him as a "pillar" of the Catholic community.

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