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No signs of life on fourth day of Italian avalanche rescue

No signs of life on fourth day of Italian avalanche rescue

Rescuers combing the wreckage of an Italian hotel in a bid to find survivors of a devastating avalanche detected no signs of life overnight, officials said Sunday.

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Online auctions: 10 tips to avoid being ripped off

Online auctions: 10 tips to avoid being ripped off

Think you’ve just spotted a potential treasure at an online auction site? Be sure to read this before you bid.

 
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5 reasons UK expats should get healthcare help from home

5 reasons UK expats should get healthcare help from home

Navigating the health care system in another country can be tough, and even when it all works out, sometimes you just miss the comfort of the system back home. But there's a solution.

 
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Cappucc, cats and the Colosseum: The reasons I love living in Rome

Cappucc, cats and the Colosseum: The reasons I love living in Rome

Three years after moving to Rome, one expat describes the things he still loves and those he has slowly learned to love about the eternal city.

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Italy is sending these Van Gogh masterpieces home, 14 years after a mafia boss stole them

Italy is sending these Van Gogh masterpieces home, 14 years after a mafia boss stole them

The paintings, worth millions, will return home to a Dutch museum fourteen years after a mafia drugs baron stole them.

Becoming an expat: where to start

Becoming an expat: where to start

Making the decision to move abroad isn’t something to be taken lightly. There’s plenty of boxes to be ticked, forms to be filled out, and general planning to be done. But where do you actually start?

 
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Five amazing ski resorts that aren't in the Alps

Five amazing ski resorts that aren't in the Alps

Winter sees many Italians take to the mountains for a snowsports holiday - the perfect antidote to Christmas indulgence. But why not avoid the crowded slopes of the Alps this year and instead choose one of The Local's top picks for alternative Italian ski destinations?

Five easy Italian words with an interesting history

Five easy Italian words with an interesting history

Where does Italy get its name from? Why do we call our bosses 'Lei'? Here's the weird history between five words all Italian speakers use on a regular basis.

Italian eyeglass-maker who frames his own success

Italian eyeglass-maker who frames his own success

From the small factory he founded in 1961 near Venice, Leonardo Del Vecchio created an eyeglasses empire, and at 81 is invading the corrective lenses market by merging his Luxottica firm with Essilor.

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New film chronicles Norwegian effort to give Finland a mountain

New film chronicles Norwegian effort to give Finland a mountain

Although the Norwegian government has resisted public pressure to offer a mountain summit to neighbouring Finland as part of its independence centenary celebrations, the idea is far from dead.

 

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