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NEW YORK - Inner City Press journalist Matthew Lee has been “banned for life” from the U.N. after over a decade of reporting on corruption inside the organisation, Mr. Lee said in a letter to the Italian Insider.

 Last month, Mr. Lee was roughed up by U.N. security guards and banned temporarily from attending press conferences (http://www.italianinsider.it/?q=node/7005). After a 45 day “review” of the ban, U.N. official Alison Smale issued a life ban for the New York journalist.

21 Aug 2018
Caitlin Bodfish
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ROME - The Italian coast guard's Diciotti vessel has docked in Catania with 177 migrants on board, but for the moment has not received authorisation to disembark, coastal authorities said on Tuesday.

 The ship has been in the water near Lampedusa for six days waiting to receive a secure port to aim for, and at around 23:30 on Monday night docked in the eastern port in Sicily. European Union sources are currently in contact with Italy to find a solution.

21 Aug 2018
Insider reporters

 COSENZA - Floods caused by heavy rain swelling rivers in a canyon in the southern region of Calabria swept several young hikers to their deaths Monday, firefighters said.

20 Aug 2018
Lily Begg
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ROME - As the death toll for the Morandi bridge climbs to 43, the structure threatens further destruction as creaks were heard overnight, report local firefighters.

 The Morandi bridge drama draws on into its second week as the goods recovery mission has been forced to withdraw due to worrying creaking noises coming from the still standing parts of the structure. 

20 Aug 2018
Caitlin Bodfish
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ROME – The top ten richest stock market players in Italy have been revealed; Leonardo Del Vecchio takes the leading position and Silvio Berlusconi slips from the list completely, economic commentators said on Monday.

20 Aug 2018