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 Florence, A man has been arrested in connection with 35-year old Ashley Ann Olsen's death in Florence, according to police sources. Cheikh Diaw, a 27-year old from Senegal, was arrested on Thursday morning and has confirmed being the man that Olsen went home with after a night out the previous week.

 Diaw admitted under questioning to having had consensual sex with Olsen whilst both under the influence of drugs, but claims that he never meant to kill her.

15 Jan 2016
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 ROME -- Francesco Vezzoli, the Italian contemporary artist and sculptor known worldwide for his innovative and striking pieces, will be putting on the first ever retrospective exhibition of his sculpture work at the Museion museum in Bolzano.

14 Jan 2016
Frances Timberlake

 ROME -- Long blamed as a source of the high rates of infant mortality and cancer-related deaths in the 'Triangle of Death' region in southern Italy, the illegal dumping of toxic waste has been confirmed as a principal factor of the area's health problems in a study by the Italian Institute of Health.

 The recently-published report paints a worrying picture of the region's health, identifying "excessive" instances of tumours in children under the age of one, especially brain tumours.

12 Jan 2016
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 ROME -- The Finance Guards of Naples and of Palermo have arrested a combined 27 individuals suspected of collusion with respective local Mafia organisations the Camorra and Cosanostra, police sources said.

12 Jan 2016
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 ROME -- Fifteen of the worst affected victims of a recent Islamic State attack in Libya have arrived in Rome for treatment, in a national response to calls for humanitarian action, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced.

 The Jan. 7 suicide bomb attack took place in Zliten in western Libya, targeting a military training centre as graduates were gathering for a graduation ceremony. It was the worst suicide attack in the country's history, killing up to 70 people and leaving 127 wounded.

11 Jan 2016
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  ROME - Italian tax police have carried out searches on 14 companies who received funding from the recently rescued Banca Etruria. Banca Etruria was one of four banks, along with Banca Marche, CariFe and CariChiesti, whose recent rescue on November 22 left investors in the possession of almost worthless bonds. 

11 Jan 2016
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  PARMA - The rector of the University of Parma is being investigated by the Finance Police over allegations that he promoted his mistress's career in the university hospital. 

8 Jan 2016
Frances Timberlake

 ROME -- A Libyan woman economics researcher at the University of Palermo, was arrested on charges of aiding foreign Jihadist fighters and incitement to violence, but released three days later on strict condition that she not leave Palermo. Reactions to the decision to release her led to clashes between the prosecutor's office and the judge leading the inquiry.

8 Jan 2016

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