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MANTUA – Simone La Terra, an expert mountaineer from Castiglione delle Stiviere, has died climbing the Himalayan peak of Dhaulagiri in Nepal, officials say.

 The 37-year-old was swept off the 8,167-metre mountain by a strong gust of wind on Sunday, while he was in his tent at 6,100 metres above sea level.

 His teammates searched for him by foot, while a rescue helicopter battled against the bad weather higher up the mountain.

30 Apr 2018
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MILAN - Inter Milan defender Davide Santon and 24-year-old English girlfriend Chloe Sanderson have both received death threats via social media following Saturday’s defeat against Juventus.

 The 27-year-old former Newcastle United player came on for the last five minutes of the game, replacing captain Mauro Icardi, when Inter were leading 2-1. However, in a turn of events, Juve managed to score two late goals so that they won 3-2.

30 Apr 2018
Flavia Cresswell-Turner

ROME – The Associazione Nazionale Case della Memoria and the Keats-Shelley House are set to present a series of flash mob performances of an exciting new play written by Roberta Calandra and directed by Antonio Serrano.

 The event will take place on Scalinata dei Trinità dei Monti on 5 May from 14:00-16:00.

30 Apr 2018
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TRIESTE – Centre-right candidate Massimiliano Fedriga won the weathervane regional election in Friuli as former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi strongly attacked the M5S to deviate further away from a potential M5S-PD government.

30 Apr 2018
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 BARI – Tensions continue to rise between protestors and riot police near the village of Melendugno, as plans to uproot a centuries old olive grove in favour of a controversial gas pipeline causes backlash amongst locals.

 The 870-kilometre Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) will bring natural gas from Azerbaijan to Italy via Turkey, Greece and Albania. It will cost an estimated €40 billion by the time it is completed in 2020.

 However, campaigners are calling for it to be redirected in order to avoid an area that relies heavily on tourism and olive oil.

27 Apr 2018
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MILAN – Two people were killed and three left injured, including an English girl, following several unconnected incidents in Milan on Thursday night, police said. The young student was stabbed near Milan’s train station on her way home.

 A 43-year-old Romanian woman died from a brain haemorrhage late on Thursday night after being punched outside a bar on Via Padova before a 23-year-old Bangladeshi was attacked in the early hours of the morning, suffering fatal stab wounds to his chest.

27 Apr 2018
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VENICE - The entrepreneur, Pietro Marzotto, has died at the age of 80 after being hospitalised for heart and pulmonary complications in the town of Portogruaro, where he had been living for several years.

 He was the son of Count Gaetano Marzotto and the youngest of seven brothers.

27 Apr 2018
Flavia Cresswell-Turner

ROME – The carabinieri of Parioli have arrested a minor after an order for his arrest was issued by the investigating judge of the Juvenile Court of Rome.

 The youngster is under investigation for attacking another minor in the smart neighbourhood of Parioli last October.

 According to a reconstruction of events, the victim was teased about his clothing and aggressively asked: “what are you wearing”, before then being encircled by 15 of the bully’s friends, who were there to protect the aggressor.

27 Apr 2018
Archie Farquharson

ROME – The father of terminally ill Alfie Evans has acknowledged that the battle is over for the transfer of his son to Italy where he has been offered medical treatment, in a statement by the parents. Tom Evans thanked everyone for the widespread support Alfie and the family had received throughout their “incredible fight.”

 Around 300 people gathered in St. Peter’s Square for a candlelit service on Thursday evening and thousands more watched a live stream of the vigil on Facebook.

27 Apr 2018

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