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Renzi says Greece won't leave eurozone
Renzi: confident there will be no 'Grexit'. Photo: Thierry Charlier.

Renzi says Greece won't leave eurozone

Greece will not exit the eurozone regardless of the outcome of the country's referendum this weekend, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Thursday. READ  

Nesting flamingos a first for Sicily
Nesting flamingos at Saline di Priolo. Photo: Fabio Cilea

Nesting flamingos a first for Sicily

Last spring, a flock of 220 greater flamingos arrived at the Saline di Priolo nature reserve in Sicily. Just over a year later, 36 newborn chicks have hatched – the first documented time the majestic birds have bred in Sicily. READ  

Vegan parents probed over malnourished baby
A vegan meal. Photo: Jennifer/Flickr

Vegan parents probed over malnourished baby

The vegan parents of an 11-month-year-old baby who is being treated for severe malnutrition at a hospital in Florence are being investigated by police. READ  

 Italian nun brings life in DR Congo
81 year-old Italian nun Sister Maria Concetta talks with mothers at Zongo Hospital. Photo: Federico Scoppa/AFP

Italian nun brings life in DR Congo

Still going strong at 81, Italian nun and midwife Sister Maria Concetta Esu recently asked Pope Francis to bless her hands, which have delivered more than 34,000 African babies. READ  

Migrants take shelter in Italy Holocaust memorial
A migrant walks in the Shoah Museum - Binario 21 ('Platform 21') at the Central Station in Milan. Photo: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

Migrants take shelter in Italy Holocaust memorial

Camp beds, biscuits and bottles of water: each night dozens of asylum seekers find refuge in an unusual yet highly symbolic place, Milan's Holocaust memorial. READ  

Grexit could cost Italy €11 billion in interest
The Parthenon temple is seen behind a European Union flag in in Athens on July 2nd. Photo: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP

Grexit could cost Italy €11 billion in interest

Italy could have to pay an extra €11 billion to service its bad debt due to higher interest rates if Greece leaves the euro, according to forecasts from the ratings agency, Standard & Poor’s. READ  

Italy minister on hunger strike for gay civil unions
On strike: Ivan Scalfarotto. Photo: Michele Armillotta

Italy minister on hunger strike for gay civil unions

A junior minister in the Italian government has gone on hunger strike in a protest aimed at speeding up moves to introduce civil unions for gay couples. READ  

Italy's property sector struggles to recover
Property prices in Italy continue to fall. Photo: Rome property photo: Shutterstock

Italy's property sector struggles to recover

Property prices in Italy dropped a further 0.7 percent during the first three months of this year as the country’s housing market struggles to recover from the economic crisis. READ  

Italy's killer hornets: what you need to know
An Asian "killer" Hornet. Dider Descouens

Italy's killer hornets: what you need to know

They have left six people dead in France and now they're making a beeline for Italy. READ  

Travel
A day out in...Procida
Sunset over the island of Procida. Photo: Will Hornby

A day out in...Procida

Often overshadowed by Capri and Ischia, the island of Procida in the Bay of Naples can actually make for a more relaxing and less expensive day out than its bigger neighbours. READ  

Features
Dark tourism: Italy's creepiest attractions
Museum for the Memory of Ustica. Photo Ghedolo

Dark tourism: Italy's creepiest attractions

While Italy might be famed for its art, history and food - it is also home to some of the creepiest tourist attractions on Earth. READ  

Most liveable cities: five neglected Italian gems
A street scene in Palermo. Photo: Monte Cruz photo

Most liveable cities: five neglected Italian gems

The prestigious culture magazine, Monocle, has published its most liveable cities list for 2015 - with not one Italian city among the top 40. So how did they get it so wrong? READ  

Video
WATCH: Brilliant video lays bare mafia power
Italian comedian Andrea De Marco in his satirical video, 'Ndrangheta Today. Screengrab: YouTube

WATCH: Brilliant video lays bare mafia power

A scathing new video is winning plaudits for showing the global power of the Calabrian mafia, the ‘Ndrangheta - a group that makes more money than McDonald's and Deutsche Bank combined. READ  

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Six bizarre health tips Italian grans swear by
Photo: Gualtiero

Six bizarre health tips Italian grans swear by

Italians have come up with some truly weird and wonderful remedies for common health complaints but do they help, or are they just a bunch of old wives' tales? READ  

Turning away migrants 'heartless': Sicily mayor
Families disembark from the Italian military ship "Chimera" on June 30th, 2014 in Pozzallo, Sicily. Photo: Giovanni Isolino/AFP

Turning away migrants 'heartless': Sicily mayor

Italy’s wealthy northern regions have been labelled “heartless and selfish” for turning away refugees, by the mayor of a Sicily port that has seen tens of thousands land there. READ  

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Passenger fury over BA’s late Italy airport switch
The BA flight to London Gatwick was rerouted from Rome to Naples. Photo: Mark Harkin

Passenger fury over BA’s late Italy airport switch

British Airways passengers, or at least the lucky few who made it back to London from Italy on Wednesday night, vented their anger after their flight was rerouted from Rome to Naples without sufficient prior warning. READ  

In pictures
Animals cool off with ice lollies at Rome zoo
Orangutans Petronilla and Zoe cool off in the shade with an iced lolly. Photo Bioparco di Roma

Animals cool off with ice lollies at Rome zoo

Zookeepers at a Rome zoo have taken a unique approach to ensure the animals keep cool during the latest heatwave: give them ice lollies. READ  

Italy amends contentious fertility law
A human egg is fertilized. Photo: Eugene Ermolovich

Italy amends contentious fertility law

Italy's health minister Beatrice Lorenzin signed new guidelines on assisted fertility on Wednesday, updating Italy's current restrictive laws which date to 2004. READ  

Migrant crisis
Trafficker jailed for 18 years over boat disaster
At least 366 people died in the boat disaster in October 2013. Phot: Roberto Solomone/AFP

Trafficker jailed for 18 years over boat disaster

A Tunisian people smuggler who survived one of the worst migrant boat disasters in the Mediterranean was given an 18-year jail sentence on Wednesday. READ  

How to keep cool like an ancient Roman
A centurion crosses the road. Photo: Filippo Monteforte

How to keep cool like an ancient Roman

As the mercury rises in Italy and the days and nights get unbearable, we look to the ancient world for tips on staying cool. READ  

Gervinho denies chopper demand to Al-Jazira
Roma striker Gervinho has hit out at claims he requested a helicopter and a private beach as part a UAE transfer deal. Photo. Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Gervinho denies chopper demand to Al-Jazira

Roma striker Gervinho has hit out at claims he requested a helicopter and a private beach as part of the deal that would take him from the Serie A club to Al-Jazira in the United Arab Emirates. READ  

Girl, 16, raped by man posing as police officer
The 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped in the Prati area of Rome. Photo: Jeffrey Nunes

Girl, 16, raped by man posing as police officer

A man has been arrested in Rome on suspicion of raping a 16-year-old girl in the Prati district of the Italian capital on Monday night. READ  

Expo staff mistake deaf pensioner for anarchist
The T-shirt the pensioner was wearing bore the same colours as the one worn by Blac Bloc protesters. Photo: Yasuyoshi CH / AFP

Expo staff mistake deaf pensioner for anarchist

From Mafia links, to terrible English and even fake cheese: Expo 2015 has so far had its fair share of scandals. But on Monday, it may just have stooped to a new low... READ  

Two more arrested in Italy anti-terror sweep
Twelve people have been arrested in Italy as part of an anti-terror sweep. Photo: Shutterstock

Two more arrested in Italy anti-terror sweep

UPDATED: Two North Africans have been arrested in Rome on suspicion of being part of an al-Qaeda-inspired cell that was planning attacks in Italy and North Africa. READ  

Italy joins allies in call for speedy Libya deal
Libya plunged into chaos after the overthrow of Muammar Qaddafi's regime in 2011. Photo: Mohamed El-Sheikhi

Italy joins allies in call for speedy Libya deal

The United States and five European allies on Tuesday called for rival Libyan groups to endorse a deal at UN-led negotiations to resolve the country's ongoing crisis. READ  

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Teacher kills rabbits in front of class
File photo: Larry D. Moore/Wikimedia

Teacher kills rabbits in front of class

Outraged parents and students from Horn, Lower Austria have called for a secondary school teacher to be sacked after he killed two rabbits in front of his class as part of a biology lesson. READ  

Worst Swiss heatwave since 2003 anticipated
Bathers swimming in the Rhine River in Basel, expected to be one of the hottest places in the country. Photo: Basel Tourismus

Worst Swiss heatwave since 2003 anticipated

Switzerland is preparing for the most intense heatwave in almost 12 years with weather experts predicting high temperatures above 35C for the first eight to ten days of July. READ  

Refugee host school bans revealing clothes
Photo: DPA

Refugee host school bans revealing clothes

A school in Bavaria has sent a letter home to parents warning them not to let their daughters wear revealing blouses or short skirts, because emergency accommodation for refugees has been set up next to the gym. READ  

Danish theme park rejects racism charge
The "Hottentot Carousel" at Djurs Sommerland. Photo: Everyday Racism Project DK

Danish theme park rejects racism charge

A 20-year-old attraction in Djurs Sommerland suddenly became a hot topic this week after a group accused it of being racist and many others rushed to defend it. READ  

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The ten most repressive points of Spain's gag law
Spaniards have been protesting as the country's new "gag law" comes into force. Photo: Dani Pozo/AFP

The ten most repressive points of Spain's gag law

Its many detractors complain that the new "gag law" introduced today harks back to the repressive days of the Franco regime. Here are a list of its most controversial points. READ  

French air traffic controllers call off strike

French air traffic controllers call off strike

Relief for air passengers on Wednesday as French air traffic controllers called off a planned two-day strike that was set to cause travel chaos across Europe on Thursday and Friday. READ  

Norway scientists find cause of coeliac disease
A biopsy of a small bowel afflicted by coeliac disease. Photo: ToNToNi/Wikimedia Commons

Norway scientists find cause of coeliac disease

Norwegian scientists have discovered the cause of coeliac disease, the auto-immune disorder which causes gluten intolerance in about one in a hundred people READ  

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Nine exciting activities to do on Sweden's Gotland
Visby, Gotland. Photo: Rodrigo Rivas/Imagebank Sweden

Nine exciting activities to do on Sweden's Gotland

Gotland is in the national spotlight each summer during Sweden's annual politics forum, Almedalen. But here's why it is also one of the nation's favourite tourist spots. READ  

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