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Relatives grieve over victims of Genoa bridge disaster

Relatives grieve over victims of Genoa bridge disaster

Grieving relatives wept over the coffins of dozens of victims of Genoa's bridge disaster Friday amid growing fury over a planned state funeral, while rescuers pressed on with their tireless search for those missing in the rubble.

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A digestible guide to eating and drinking like an Italian

A digestible guide to eating and drinking like an Italian

If all roads lead to Rome, then all paths lead to Mercato Centrale Roma in Rome’s Termini train station, where you’ll find an entire panoply of Roman cuisine, all in one place.

 
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Bomb explodes outside a provincial base of League party in Treviso, no one injured

Bomb explodes outside a provincial base of League party in Treviso, no one injured

A rudimentary bomb exploded outside a provincial base of the League on the night of August 12th in the northeastern region of Veneto. A second explosive device containing nails was reportedly found nearby. Nobody was reported injured.

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Game-changing flight tips for smart business travellers

Game-changing flight tips for smart business travellers

Whether you’re flying for business or pleasure, you don’t need to break the bank when booking your next transatlantic flight. As one travel blogger explains, there are ways to fly in style without forking out for a first-class ticket.

 
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A gap year can help shape your future, so do something that matters

A gap year can help shape your future, so do something that matters

With many young idealists considering their gap year options, sustainable development charity Raleigh International is encouraging young people and their parents to ditch the usual ‘backpacker’ trips in favour of an adventure that matters.

 
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Italian filmmaker tours Ischia on boat made of plastic bottles to highlight waste issue

Italian filmmaker tours Ischia on boat made of plastic bottles to highlight waste issue

A 23-year-old circumnavigated the southern Italian island of Ischia on a boat made of plastic to highlight the growing issue of plastic waste along Italy's coastline.

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Why Arezzo should be the next town you visit in Tuscany

Why Arezzo should be the next town you visit in Tuscany

Often ignored in favour of more famous Tuscan towns, Arezzo has everything from designer shopping to medieval jousting tournaments. Here are nine reasons you should visit Arezzo on your next trip to Tuscany.

Tourists brawl over prime selfie spot at Rome’s Trevi Fountain

Tourists brawl over prime selfie spot at Rome’s Trevi Fountain

Finding the perfect spot for a selfie can sometimes be a challenge, especially if it’s at the crowded Trevi Fountain in Rome.

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Ten wonderfully quirky Italian animal-related idioms

Ten wonderfully quirky Italian animal-related idioms

The Italian language is full of bizarre idioms and sayings which can confuse the uninitiated. Here are some of our favourites, with an animal theme...

Nine delicious Italian summer delicacies you have to taste

Nine delicious Italian summer delicacies you have to taste

In Italy over the summer months? Make sure you sample these seasonal specialties.

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12 mistakes foreigners make when moving to Italy

12 mistakes foreigners make when moving to Italy

When you move to Italy, you're bound to make a few mistakes before you settle into la dolce vita. Here are a few to look out for...

Atlantia, Italy's motorway operator with global ambitions under scrutiny

Atlantia, Italy's motorway operator with global ambitions under scrutiny

Italian group Atlantia, whose operation of half of Italy's motorways is under risk following the collapse of a bridge in Genoa killing at least 39 people, is a major operator of toll roads and airports which is expanding rapidly internationally to become one of the world's leading operators of infrastructure.

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Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies in Switzerland

Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies in Switzerland

Former UN chief and Nobel peace laureate Kofi Annan died Saturday at the age of 80, his foundation announced, prompting a barrage of grief-stricken tributes from around the world.

 

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Search for survivors goes on as anger mounts over Italy bridge collapse

Search for survivors goes on as anger mounts over Italy bridge collapse

Rescue workers in Genoa toiled for a third night in the wreckage of a collapsed bridge, continuing the desperate search for people still missing after the accident, which left at least 38 people dead.

The Sicilian success story tackling 'myths' about migration

The Sicilian success story tackling 'myths' about migration

As the rhetoric about new arrivals from Africa in Italy continues to dominate the political landscape, a pioneer organisation in Sicily is showing that the right attitude and a spirit of collaboration can reverse the argument.

Flurry of deals completed in Italy's Seria A on eve of deadline day

Flurry of deals completed in Italy's Seria A on eve of deadline day

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina joined Napoli with Villarreal's Samu Castillejo and Genoa's Diego Laxalt completing medicals at AC Milan among a late flurry of action on Thursday August 16th on the eve of the transfer deadline in Italy.

Italian high schoolers caught on video threatening teacher over grades

Italian high schoolers caught on video threatening teacher over grades

Police are investigating at least three students at a vocational high school in Lucca, Tuscany, after a video of them attempting to intimidate a teacher during a dispute over grades went viral.

  Brazil seizes 1.3 tonnes of cocaine on Italian ship reportedly attacked by pirates

Brazil seizes 1.3 tonnes of cocaine on Italian ship reportedly attacked by pirates

Brazilian authorities said on Monday August 13th that they seized 1.32 metric tonnes (2,910 pounds) of cocaine aboard an Italian-flagged ship in Brazil's main port of Santos, near Sao Paulo.

Ryanair cancels more than 100 flights in Italy as cabin crew strike

Ryanair cancels more than 100 flights in Italy as cabin crew strike

Ryanair has cancelled some 300 flights across Europe today as its cabin crew began a two-day strike across Spain, Italy, Portugal and Belgium.

Teaching association insists parents abide by current vaccination law

Teaching association insists parents abide by current vaccination law

A national teaching association has said parents will have to present vaccination certificates from the national health service, ASL, before their children start at nurseries in September.

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Germany hoping for a breakthrough in migration talks with Italy and Greece

Germany hoping for a breakthrough in migration talks with Italy and Greece

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer on Sunday said he hoped for a breakthrough this week in talks with Italy and Greece on taking back asylum-seekers already registered in those countries, as Berlin toughens its migration policies.