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Ligurian village gets first baby in 67 years

Ligurian village gets first baby in 67 years

The first baby in 67 years has been born in a village near La Spezia, in the northern region of Liguria, prompting celebrations in the hamlet which now boasts a population of six.

Man 'tortures’ ex for Facebook password

Man 'tortures' ex for Facebook password

A jealous lover in Catania, Sicily, has been accused of kidnapping, beating and threatening his ex-partner with a knife to obtain her Facebook password.

Unemployment hits high again amid political crisis

Unemployment hits high again amid political crisis

As the Italian government teeters on the edge, statistics released on Tuesday revealed that the unemployment rate had reverted to its highest ever level of 12.2 percent in August, with youth unemployment surpassing the 40 percent mark.

'Clockwork Orange’ gang arrested in Italy

'Clockwork Orange' gang arrested in Italy

Members of a teenage gang that has been compared to the gang in the film 'Clockwork Orange' for the viciousness of their alleged crimes and their ages, were arrested in Milan on Tuesday.

Vatican bank disloses earnings for first time

Vatican bank disloses earnings for first time

The Vatican bank has disclosed its annual report for the first time in its history as it seeks to improve transparency amid several corruption scandals.

'Government fall would be a mistake' - PDL MP

'Government fall would be a mistake' - PDL MP

Once loyal supporters of Italy's Silvio Berlusconi spoke out against him as Prime Minister Enrico Letta worked on Tuesday to shore up support on the eve of a crucial confidence vote in parliament.

Atheist ad campaign riles Italy's Catholics

Atheist ad campaign riles Italy's Catholics

The emergence of a new poster campaign by an Italian atheist and agnostic organization telling people they can 'lead a good life without God' has caused controversy in the northern city of Turin.

'We need to know what happened' - Kerchers

'We need to know what happened' - Kerchers

The family of Meredith Kercher, the 21-year-old British student murdered in Perugia in 2007, said in a letter to the Florence court where the retrial of Amanda Knox and Rafaelle Sollecito is being held that they "desperately want to discover the truth and to find justice for Meredith".

Sainthood for Pope John Paul II in April

Sainthood for Pope John Paul II in April

Pope John Paul II, the first Polish pontiff, will be canonized in on April 27th, the first Sunday after Easter.

Judge orders new DNA test in Knox retrial

Judge orders new DNA test in Knox retrial

Judges at the retrial of Amanda Knox for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher on Monday ordered new DNA testing on the alleged murder weapon, a kitchen knife, on the first day of hearings.

Berlusconi warns against 'traitors' in his ranks

Berlusconi warns against 'traitors' in his ranks

Silvio Berlusconi on Monday struggled to bridge divisions among supporters over his bid to topple the government, as the heightened political instability hit Italy on the financial markets.