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ROME - The Turin Shroud, which is one of the most famous relics in the Christian religion, has gone on display at Turin Cathedral for the first time in five years.

20 Apr 2015
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ROME - The Community has expressed its deep concern at the escalating figures of migrant deaths in the Mediterranean, saying both the EU and the UN, must do more to reduce the risks of immigration and stop the wars, which are exacerbating the crisis.

20 Apr 2015
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ROME - Following a surprise defeat to Gael Monfils in the Monte-Carlo Masters, Roger Federer has said he may skip the Rome Masters in the run up to Roland Garros. Defending champion, Novak Djokovic is expected to play in Rome, along with fellow superstars Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray.

 In the aftermath of his exit in Monaco, Federer acknowledged that losing to Monfils in just his third clay court match of the new season was a disappointment but was relaxed about the month ahead.

20 Apr 2015
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 ROME - More than 900 people are feared to have perished after a fishing boat carrying illegal migrants sank off the Libyan coast Saturday night, the Italian coast  guard and a survivor said. Rescuers  on Sunday were sifting through groups of floating corpses in the Mediterranean to try and find survivors as Italy demanded an emergency EU summit on the migration crisis.

19 Apr 2015
DOMINIC THURLOW-WOOD

ROME - After brushing aside Lazio by a scoreline of 2-0 on Saturday to continue their relentless march towards the Serie A title, Juventus now turn their attention to a trip to Monte-Carlo on Wednesday, and the possibility of a first UEFA Champions League semi-final since 2003.

20 Apr 2015
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WASHINGTON – In his first official visit to the US capital, the Italian PM emphasises his commitment to reform.

In a speech at Washington’s Georgetown University, Prime Minister Renzi likens his country to a “sleeping beauty” which has been “in the woods for too long.” He added: "We are here to wake it up, to give direction for the future. It's not possible to backtrack on the reforms. It would be crazy to waste this opportunity."

17 Apr 2015
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 SAO PAOLO, Brazil - Bankrolling Jose Graziano da Silva's pending re-election to the FAO has drained Brazil's funds for dues owing to other UN agencies, meaning it has lost its right to vote at the International Atomic energy agency and the International Court and stands to lose voting rights at UNESCO next month also, diplomatic sources said Friday.
17 Apr 2015
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MILAN – On display in the city’s Palazzo Reale, Leonardo 1452-1519 presents an extraordinary collection of works by Italy’s celebrated Renaissance genius.

The exhibition is the largest to be devoted to Da Vinci since 1939 and features a number of the artist’s famous pieces, on loan from institutions across the world, including the Louvre, the British Museum, the New York Metropolitan Museum and the Biblioteca Ambrosiana.

17 Apr 2015
LORENZO SORBINI

ROME - “These six months during Expo 2015 are going to be a launch ramp for Italy’s economic recovery as well as being unique opportunity to raise social awareness about development,” said Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lapo Pistelli.

17 Apr 2015
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ROME - At a hearing conducted by the International Labour Organization, the Rome-based UN agency IFAD was ordered to pay material damages amounting to a year’s salary, to complainants who had seen their jobs abolished without due notice.

15 Apr 2015