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1 hr ago | The Peninsula

700 migrants feared dead in shipwrecks

People disembark from a boat at the Brindisi harbour, southern Italy, following rescue operations for immigrants off the coast of Sicily yesterday. GENEVA: More than 700 people fleeing Africa and the Middle East may have drowned in shipwrecks in the Mediterranean over the last week, bringing the death toll this year to almost 3,000, the International Organisation for Migration said yesterday.


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5 hrs ago | West Australian

OECD's Italy forecasts make chilling reading for Renzi

When Italy's centre-left Prime Minister Matteo Renzi took power in February by ousting his predecessor Enrico Letta in an internal party coup, he was expecting to benefit from a strengthening economic recovery. After dismal data in recent weeks, that assumption now looks badly wrong and on Monday the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development forecast the economy would shrink for the third consecutive year and stagnate in 2015 as well.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Silvio Berlusconi

9 hrs ago | The Age

Up to 700 feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks

Migrants are rescued off the coast of Sicily. More than 2000 migrants were rescued by Navy ships and patrol boats over three days as part of the "Mare Nostrum" operation.


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13 hrs ago | WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Eurozone economic growth forecast cut

13, 2014. . Jyrki Katainen, the new vice president of the European Union's executive commission, left, and Italian Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan arrive for a news conference in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Sept.


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17 hrs ago | KRAV-FM Tulsa

CBS Newsman Seth Doane Marries In Italy

CBS reporter Seth Doane has traveled around the world for his job, but he picked Tuscany to get married, RumorFix is reporting exclusively.


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Sun Sep 14, 2014


Relic spends last night in Springfield

Sunday night, area faithful came to the St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church on Island Pond Road in Springfield to say goodbye to a beloved religious relic. For more than a week, the relic of St. Anthony had been drawing flocks of the faithful to the church to pray for miracles.


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Daily Mail

Elisabetta Canalis beams in white wedding dress as she marries surgeon Brian Perri in Italy

She's a blushing bride! Elisabetta Canalis beams in white wedding dress as she marries surgeon Brian Perri in Italy And Elisabetta Canalis was a gorgeous bride as she finally tied the knot with her orthopedic surgeon fiance Brian Perri, 46, in Sardinia, Italy on Sunday. The 36-year-old looked stunning in a white wedding dress as she arrived to the ceremony at the Sassari Cathedral.


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The Star Online

Cameron resists calls for air strikes despite hostage killing

Britain resisted pressure on Sunday to join the United States in announcing air strikes against Islamic State after the militant group beheaded David Haines, a British hostage, and threatened to kill another Briton. Speaking after chairing a meeting of the government's COBR emergency-response committee in London, Prime Minister David Cameron said his government was battling IS on numerous fronts but made clear it was not, for now, launching air strikes.


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The Daily Beast

The High Fashion Nuns of VeniceBy Liza Foreman

For centuries, there was a renegade group of nuns in Venice who clung to the lavish fashions and up-to-date styles of the secular world. The higher the heel, the closer to God, right? Crosses dot the tourist maps of Venice, denoting churches and former convents, some of which have been left to crumble into the ground.


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Dear Kitty

Spinosaurus bigger than Tyrannosaurus, new research

Scientists have unveiled what appears to be the first truly semiaquatic dinosaur, Spinosaurus aegyptiacus. New fossils of the massive Cretaceous-era predator reveal it adapted to life in the water some 95 million years ago, providing the most compelling evidence to date of a dinosaur able to live and hunt in an aquatic environment.


Related Topix: Dinosaur, Science, Paleontology, University of Chicago,

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tug of war for bishop's body, or its parts, delays sainthood

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, has already constructed a museum in honor of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, a native son whose Emmy-winning television show during the 1950s brought Catholicism to the American living room. It has documented several potential miracles by him and compiled a dossier on his good works for the Vatican.


Related Topix: Peoria, IL, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, World News, Pope Benedict XVI

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Watch pizza takeaway worker's miracle escape when thug's gun jams during attempted robbery

Two men have been arrested over the robbery after shocking footage showed the moment brave staff fought back against the two men This is the shocking moment a restaurant worker was saved by a "miracle" after a gun pointed directly in his face failed to go off. CCTV footage shows the cashier at a takeaway pizzeria in Ruvo di Puglia, south east Italy , talking to a customer before the man pulls out a handgun, points it at the worker and pulls the trigger.


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Russia Taday

Guilty! 'Russell Tribunal' condemns Obama, Poroshenko 'war crimes' in E.Ukraine

The presidents of Ukraine and the US, in addition to heads of NATO and the European Commission have been condemned for war crimes in Eastern Ukraine by an informal Russell Tribunal, which took place in Venice, Italy on Saturday. The show trial in Venice was inspired by the Russell Tribunal organized by British philosopher and Nobel Prize winner Bertrand Russell and hosted by French philosopher and writer Jean-Paul Sartre in 1966 to investigate US war crimes in Vietnam.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Activism


Italy PM Renzi says to decide Ilva steel plant's future by Christmas

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Saturday he would decide the future of the scandal-hit Ilva steel plant by Christmas, during a visit to the site at Taranto in southern Italy where he was challenged by protesters. Ilva, Europe's largest steel plant by output capacity, is at the centre of an environmental scandal which led the Italian government to place it under special administration last year.


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George Clooney praises fiancee Amal Alamuddin

George Clooney has told Amal Alamuddin he cannot "wait to be her husband". The 'Gravity' actor praised his fiance in a touching speech as he collected an award at the Celebrity Fight Night in Florence, Italy.


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Go Local

Food | Culinary Underground School to Host Food Tour in Liguria, Italy

The Culinary Underground of Southborough, MA, will host a food tour of Liguria, Italy in October 2014. The trip last fall was a huge success.


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Fri Sep 12, 2014

DFW Catholic

Being married by Pope Francis is a dream come true, couple says

Rome, Italy, Sep 12, 2014 / 04:46 pm .- An Italian couple to be married over the weekend by Pope Francis say they could not wish for anything more than to receive the Sacrament of Matrimony from the pontiff who has influenced their lives so greatly. "Getting married by Pope Francis and marrying the man of my life is the apex of everything I could want," said Laura Carpuso, a Catholic woman in the Diocese of Rome who will tie the knot with fianc Marco Purcaro in a Sept.


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Cybercast News Service

European states struggle with Draghi's challenge

European Central Bank head Mario Draghi made the first move in his grand plan to rescue the economic recovery. Now it's over to the governments of the 18 countries that use the euro.


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European states struggle with Draghi's challenge

9, 2014 at the Elysee Palace in Paris. . German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, left, talk during a meeting of the German parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Sept.


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Financial Times

Northern League seeks Scotland vote boost

Italy's anti-immigrant, anti-euro Northern League party is seizing on the Scottish vote for independence as an opportunity to "relaunch the battle" for secession of the north of Italy, planning a mass rally and stepping up its confrontation with Rome over its push for a referendum in the wealthy Veneto region. The Northern League was founded 30 years ago calling for the recreation of a mythical Celtic state in northern Italy, known as Padania.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Silvio Berlusconi