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Rome clashes mar global day of protests


Protesters torched cars, smashed up banks and set fire to a military building in Rome on Saturday in the worst violence of worldwide demonstrations against corporate greed and government cutbacks.


Italian vessel hijacked off Somali coast with six Indians


Five pirates hijacked an Italian cargo ship carrying 23 crew members, including six Indians about 620 miles east of the Somali coast on Tuesday, the D'Alesio shipping company said.

"There has been n

US, British forces free hijacked Italian ship off Somalia


Italy's defence ministry said on Tuesday that British and US commandos had freed an Italian vessel with a crew of 23, which had been hijacked by eleven pirates off Somalia.

The ship's crew also inclu

Italy's Berlusconi dismisses calls to resign


Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi dismissed calls to resign on Friday as pressure on his struggling centre-right government mounted and his latest verbal gaffe stirred outrage and exasperation.

'Go Pussy!': Berlusconi finds new party name


With his ratings at record lows, scandal-hit Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on Thursday quipped his party should change its name to "Go Pussy!" in the latest gaffe likely to incense swathes

UN sends 1,100 tons of aid to Libya

The UN's World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday it was sending 600 tons of food and 500 tons of water to the Libyan capital Tripoli to aid civilians affected by the conflict in western Libya.


Gaddafi, sons hiding south of Tripoli?

Muammar Gaddafi and his sons Saadi and Seif al-Islam are in the town of Bani Walid south of Tripoli, Italian news agency ANSA said Monday, citing “authoritative Libyan diplomatic sources”.

'Gladiators' busted as Rome police crack down

Rome police have donned togas, capes and sandals to bust a ring of "gladiators" on assault charges outside the Colosseum and other Italian capital landmarks.

The 20 suspects are accused of assaulting

Italian town mayor bans 'smelly' kebabs

The mayor of a northern Italian town announced a ban on shops selling kebabs and sandwiches from Friday, saying he objected to their smell and complaining they were not part of Italian tradition.


25 migrants found dead as boat reaches Italy

At least 25 migrants — as yet of unknown nationality — were found dead on Monday in a boat carrying nearly 300 refugees to an Italian island, officials said.

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