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Southern Italy braced for rare Mediterranean hurricane

Southern Italy was braced on Wednesday for the arrival of what forecasters have described as a Medicane – a rare Mediterranean hurricane bringing winds of more than...

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British man held hostage for eight days in Italy is freed by police

Italian police have freed a 25-year-old British man who was found barefooted and handcuffed in the room of an apartment where he had...

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Remains of nine Neanderthals found in cave south of Rome

Italian archaeologists have unearthed the bones of nine Neanderthals who were allegedly hunted and mauled by hyenas in their den about 100km south-east of Rome....

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Italy expels two Russian officials over alleged purchase of secret files

Italy has expelled two Russian officials after an Italian navy captain was arrested for allegedly passing confidential documents to one of them. Police...

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Road typo stops town in tracks and lightens lockdown in Italian town

A typo in a road marking has caused amusement among residents of a town near Rome, helping to break the monotony of the...

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‘Acrobat thieves’ use Instagram to stake out Milan celebrities’ homes

Nicknamed the “acrobat thieves”, a gang of four have been arrested in Milan after allegedly monitoring the movements of the city’s celebrities and...

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Italian PM battles for coalition’s survival over Covid recovery plan

Italy deserves a “cohesive government”, its prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, has said as he began the fight for his coalition’s survival. Conte told the...