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