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Autopsies of 26 migrant girls find that most drowned

2017-11-16 15:01

Post-mortem examinations on the bodies of 26 teenage migrant girls found dead in the Mediterranean in early November confirmed they almost all drowned at sea, Italian news agencies has reported.

Nigeria urges UN probe into deaths of 26 female migrants

2017-11-09 15:58

Nigeria has called for an international inquiry after 26 women and girls drowned attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe.

Egypt summons European envoys who criticised arrest of rights lawyer

2017-11-06 06:00

Egypt summoned the ambassadors of Germany, Italy and The Netherlands after they criticised the arrest of an Egyptian human rights lawyer opposed to enforced disappearances, the foreign ministry has said.

Stelvio QV: First Alfa performance SUV

2017-11-04 11:21

Alfa Romeo has published performance figures of its much anticipated Stelvio Quadrifoglio. Have a look to see how quick it is.

Italy regions back 'big bang' autonomy

2017-10-23 22:08

Two of Italy's wealthiest northern regions have voted overwhelmingly in favour of greater autonomy in the latest example of the powerful centrifugal forces reshaping European politics.

Rejected Ghanaian asylum-seeker convicted of rape in Germany

2017-10-19 19:30

A Ghanaian man has been convicted of the rape of a camper in Germany

Italy breaks up smuggling ring for Libyan diesel fuel

2017-10-18 17:45

Italian police have said that they had broken up a network selling low-quality Libyan diesel fuel worth 30 million euros ($35 million) at service stations in Sicily and as far away as France and Spain.

Italy pressed on Libyan migrant returns

2017-10-11 16:33

The Council of Europe is asking Italy to explain what its naval ships are doing off Libya's coast amid concerns that Europe-bound migrants who are sent back to Libya face "a real risk" of torture or inhuman treatment.

Wow! Lamborghini's restored LM002 is a thing of beauty

2017-10-10 09:41

Lamborghini's classic department restored this stunning black LM002, arguably the world's first luxury SUV.

Italy's high-rise forests take root around the world

2017-10-08 22:15

As balconies bristle with tree branches, two apartment buildings in the heart of Milan have almost disappeared under lush forest.

 

New rules to make F1 like 'driving a bus' - Hamilton

2017-11-15 08:44

Lewis Hamilton says next year's Formula One cars will be like "driving a bus".

Big cruise ships visiting Venice to be re-routed

2017-11-08 21:27

The Italian government and Venice officials have agreed on a plan to block giant cruise ships from steaming past the lagoon city's iconic St Mark's Square.

24M tablets of opiate linked to ISIS fighters seized in Italy

2017-11-05 11:05

Italian authorities say they have seized 24 million tablets of an opioid painkiller that were bound for Libya.

Libya coastguard rescues nearly 300 migrants at sea

2017-11-01 17:59

Libya's coastguard has rescued nearly 300 migrants including dozens of women and children from unseaworthy boats as they tried to reach Europe, a navy official has said.

Italy's 2 richest regions seek more autonomy from Rome

2017-10-22 10:05

Voters in the wealthy northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto head to the polls to decide if they want to seek greater autonomy from Rome

Kidnapped Italian priest released in Nigeria with 2 others

2017-10-18 18:53

Italy's foreign minister says that an Italian priest kidnapped last week in Nigeria has been freed, and is in good shape.

600 migrants rescued; fears rise of new surge from Libya

2017-10-13 20:00

About 600 migrants have been brought to Sicily after being rescued at sea in one of the biggest arrivals since the Italian government struck a deal with Libyan authorities to limit departures.

Torturing migrants gets Somali man life sentence in Italy

2017-10-10 20:03

A Somali man who tortured dozens of his compatriots and other migrants in a Libyan camp has been sentenced to life in prison by an Italian court.

Italian police arrest brother of Marseille attacker

2017-10-09 14:21

Police in Italy have arrested the brother of the Tunisian man who stabbed to death two women in the French city of Marseille earlier this month

Italian effort to stop migrants fuels bloody battle in Libya

2017-10-05 18:14

Rival Libyan militias have turned their guns against each other in fierce fighting that has killed dozens the past weeks and endangered Roman ruins in Sabratha

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