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Rome mayor receives bullet through mail

Rome's conservative mayor Gianni Alemanno received a letter and a bullet through the mail at his office in the town hall.

The typed letter was said to have been signed 'The Armed Patriotic Groups' (G

US art detective claims new Michelangelo find

Lindsay Lohan, followed by her mother Dina, leaves Los Angeles superior court on Wednesday. Judge Keith Schwartz told Lohan

A US art detective says he has proof that a garish terracotta statue found discarded in a mouldy cardboard box in an Italian antiques shop is an original model by Michelangelo for his famous Pieta.

Berlo to be tried for underage sex

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will go on trial in April over allegations that he paid a 17-year-old girl for sex and abused his power by trying to get her cleared of theft, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Italy PM faces sex trial

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will go on trial for buying underage sex and abuse of power in April, a judge ruled on Tuesday.

Italians admire Sonia for loyalty to India

From an unobtrusive wife of a slain Prime Minister to becoming the top ranked politician in India, Mrs Sonia Gandhi is hailed in her country of origin Italy as an “Indian who is loyal to its interests”.

Monicelli, 95, jumps to death

Mario Monicelli, the celebrated film director of the Italian comedy, took his own life by leaping from the fifth-floor balcony of a Rome hospital where he was being treated for cancer. He was 95.

Silvio adds bits to an emperor’s sex appeal

Italy’s Premier Silvio Berlusconi ordered controversial repairs to a 2nd century AD marble statue at his Rome office, which included adding a new penis. Critics say the repairs, which cost Italian taxpayers 70,000 euros, amount to “aesthetic surgery” and “alter the authenticity of the work”.

Pope deplores Baghdad church bloodbath

Pope Benedict XVI Monday called for an end to the "absurd and ferocious violence against Christians in Iraq".

Al Qaeda's English language magazine published

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula has posted the second issue of its English-language magazine Inspire to jihadi forums, US intelligence website Site reports.

Italy airport closes after migrant riot

Italian news reports say a military airport in Sardinia has been closed following a riot by illegal migrants at a holding centre.

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