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Scores dead in migrant boat disaster off Italy


At least 92 people drowned and around 200 were believed missing after a boat carrying up to 500 African asylum seekers caught fire and sank off the Italian coast on Thursday, officials said.

Italy PM delivers ultimatum to warring governing parties

Italy’s PM Enrico Letta will call for parliament to express support for the government next week in a bid to end a crisis which has driven the bickering ruling coalition to the brink of collapse.

Coach in focus as Italy near Cup slot


Group B leaders Italy seek to take another step towards World Cup qualification with victory against Bulgaria in Sicily on Friday amid speculation over who will succeed Cesare Prandelli as Azzurri man

Bus crash in southern Italy kills 38 people


An Italian tour crushed through a sidewall of a highway bridge in southern Italy, and plunged some 30 meters (100 feet) into a wooded ravine, killing at least 38 people, authorities said Monday.

Anti-mafia raids target Rome, Calabria suspects

Italian police said they launched two major anti-mafia operations Friday in Rome and the southern region of Calabria, targeting around 100 people.

Napoli look to sign Reina, Higuain

Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain arrived in Italy on Wednesday as Napoli looked to sign the Real Madrid player and Liverpool’s Spanish international goalkeeper Pepe Reina.

Gatlin jolt for Bolt

Justin Gatlin beat Usain Bolt by one-hundredth of a second on Thursday to win the 100 metres at the Golden Gala meet — the Jamaican’s first significant loss since his false-start disqualification at t

Gatlin to challenge sprint king Bolt

The way Justin Gatlin sees it, trash talking is the lifeblood of the most glamorous race on the track. And if that doesn’t go down well with Usain Bolt, well so be it.

Lazio oust Roma to lift Italian Cup


Lazio beat bitter city rivals Roma 1-0 to win the Italian Cup on Sunday and qualify for next season’s Europa League.

Serena, Nadal reign

After all these years, Rafael Nadal still knows how to dominate Roger Federer.

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