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Oldest blood cells found in iceman

Scientists examining the remains of “Otzi”, Italy’s prehistoric iceman who roamed the Alps some 5,300 years ago, said on Thursday they have isolated what are believed to be the oldest traces of human blood ever found.

World's oldest blood found in 5,300-year-old body

Scientists have discovered the world's oldest blood cells in the remains of a 5,300-year-old iceman found in Italy.

The scientists found traces of blood around an arrow wound that killed the man in t

'Dangerous' mobster arrested in Italy

A 43-year-old mobster, considered one of the most dangerous criminals in Italy, was arrested on Tuesday after more than two years on the run.

Rocco Trimboli, boss of the 'Ndrangheta mafia group, was

Stripper nuns danced for Berlusconi: trial witness

Strippers in nun costumes danced in front of Silvio Berlusconi at his villa, a witness on Monday told a Milan court where the former Italian prime minister is on trial for allegedly having sex with an

Italy welcomes hostage release in India


Rome on Thursday welcomed the release of an Italian hostage in India, hailing Indian authorities and its own diplomats for the freeing of the tour guide seized while trekking nearly a month ago.


Italy seizes $1.5 billion of Muammar Gadfafi family assets

Italy on Wednesday seized more than 1.1 billion euros ($1.5 billion) of assets controlled by the Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's family including stakes in top companies, land and a Harley Davidson.

Five more bodies found in Italy cruise ship wreck

Five more bodies were found in the wreckage of the semi-submerged cruise liner Costa Concordia on Thursday and will be recovered in the next few days, Italy's civil protection agency said.

The Costa

Berlusconi highest-earning politician in Italy


Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's income last year rose 20 percent to 48 million euros (around 63 million) that allowed him to keep the title of Italy's highest-earning politician.


Deaths barred in Italian village


Since the start of the month it has been illegal to die in Falciano del Massico, a village of 3,700 people some 50 kilometers (30 miles) from Naples in southern Italy.

Mayor Giulio Cesare Fava issued

Italy’s sea curse continues: 19 rescued after ship runs aground off Sicily

An Italian cargo ship ran aground in high winds and seas off Sicily on Saturday, the coastguard said, adding that the 19 crew were taken off by helicopter amid worsening weather.

The 150-metre Gelso

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