US returns 25 looted artefacts to Italy

2015-05-26 19:14

The US has officially returned 25 artefacts that had been looted over the decades from Italy, including Etruscan vases, 1st-century frescoes and precious books.

Gambian migrants undeterred by trek horrors

2015-05-23 16:06

Despite warnings from shipwreck survivors and the international community, Gambians are refusing to abandon dreams of a new life in Europe.

Tunis wants Rome to extradite Moroccan suspect

2015-05-22 17:30

Tunisia has asked Italy to extradite a Moroccan suspected of involvement in the deadly attack on the Bardo museum in Tunis in March.

Minister: Boat migrant arrest not a blunder

2015-05-21 17:25

Italy's interior minister has said that the arrest of a Moroccan illegal immigrant wanted for the Tunis museum attack had been a police success.

Italy arrests Tunisia museum attack suspect

2015-05-20 13:45

Italian police have arrested a Moroccan man suspected of taking part in the attack on the Bardo National Museum in Tunis in which 21 tourists were killed in March.

Europe opens door to 20 000 migrants, UK opts out

2015-05-13 16:45

The European Union's executive has proposed taking in 20 000 migrants over two years and distributing them across Europe, a plan Britain has already opted out of.

Make them work for free - Italy minister on asylum seekers

2015-05-07 21:41

Asylum seekers in Italy may have to work for free, Italy's interior minister told local mayors, reminding them of a controversial decree issued several months ago.

Italian navy finds migrant disaster boat

2015-05-07 17:08

The Italian navy has found the sunken wreck of a migrant boat in which 700 people are feared to have died last month.

Migrants rescued after 12 days at sea

2015-05-06 23:41

Migrants, a third of them women and three of them pregnant, have been rescued after 12 days at sea.

Dozens feared dead in new migrant tragedy

2015-05-05 13:43

The Save the Children aid group has reported another migrant tragedy, with survivors saying 'dozens' of their fellow passengers fell out of their rubber boat and likely drowned in the Mediterranean as a rescue vessel neared.


Surgeon plans first head transplant

2015-05-26 09:07

An Italian surgeon claims he will be ready to undertake a head transplant in 2017, although colleagues elsewhere doubt the technical feasibility of the operation, quite apart from the ethical nightmare that will result if it goes wrong.

Five Tunisian migrants die in shipwreck

2015-05-23 14:18

Officials say at least five Tunisian migrants have died on their way to Italy after their boat capsized off the Tunisian coast.

Bardo museum suspect procured weapons

2015-05-21 18:49

The Moroccan arrested in Italy on suspicion of involvement in the Islamist militant attack on Tunisia's Bardo Museum provided the weapons, says an official.

Chinese leader: Religions must be free of foreign influence

2015-05-21 13:38

China's president has warned in a key policy speech that religions must be independent from foreign influence, as the government asks domestic religious groups to pledge loyalty to the state.

Mother Teresa to be canonised in 2016 - report

2015-05-19 19:54

Mother Teresa of Calcutta's elevation to sainthood has been set for September 2016, according to a top Catholic cleric.

Police break up US-Italy drug ring

2015-05-07 22:08

NYC pizzeria made pizzas by night, but was cover for US-Europe mega-cocaine traffic.

Rome airport in chaos after fire

2015-05-07 19:29

Scores of flights have been cancelled and thousands of passengers had their travel plans wrecked after a fierce fire devastated part of a terminal at Rome's Fiumicino airport.

Statues still cast sinister shadows, says Cape Town artist

2015-05-07 15:34

Beaten to the chase in "vandalising" statues, a Cape Town artist has a novel idea that involves the hands of some of South Africa's more controversial former leaders.

Rolex issues slap on the wrist for Italy PM

2015-05-06 16:27

Rolex has accused Matteo Renzi of damaging its brand after the Italian Prime Minister described protesters who ran amok in Milan last week as spoilt brats with a penchant for the Rolex watches.

6 500 migrants rescued from Mediterranean

2015-05-04 15:06

Italian authorities have rescued a record 6 551 migrants in 34 separate interventions in the central Mediterranean, including a woman who gave birth to a girl soon after being rescued.

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