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Italy's prime minister has come under fire for covering up ancient statues during a visit by Iran's president.Read the full story ›
Downhill skiing champion Marcel Hirscher narrowly escaped serious injury after a drone camera fell from the sky behind him during a race.Read the full story ›
A Spanish doctor has reportedly been found living in an Italian forest, two decades after he went missing.Read the full story ›
Council workers have been caught clocking in to work momentarily before heading to the beach or even back to bed.Read the full story ›
George Michael Swindells, 85, may have suffered a "medical episode" while swimming off the coast of Elba island.Read the full story ›
Sergio Parisse's participation in the World Cup could be in doubt after having fluid drained from his leg.Read the full story ›
Scotland finally injected some momentum into their World Cup preparations as they beat Italy 48-7 triumph at Murrayfield.Read the full story ›
Around 50 migrants have been rescued from a sinking rubber boat off the coast of Libya - but another 50 are reportedly missing and feared to have drowned.
The Italian navy said one of its ships, the Fenice, rescued the migrants from the deflating boat and transferred them to a coast guard boat, which took them on to the Sicilian island of Lampedusa.
While neither the navy nor the coast guard could confirm the numbers missing, survivors reportedly told local media that around 50 had not made it.
It comes after more than 200 migrants were killed after their boat capsized off the same coastline. While 400 were rescued, many were trapped below deck and could not be reached in time.
A 77-year-old man has been mauled to death by a group of wild boar while walking his dogs in the Italian countryside.Read the full story ›