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Italian town allows owners to be buried with pets


September 7th, 2012 - 9:19 am ICT by IANS
Pisa, Sep 7 (IANS/AKI) A town in northern Italy has set aside land for dead people to be buried along with their deceased beloved furry friends.Italian cemeteries generally do not ... Read more...

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Customs release restored print of Uday Shankar’s ‘Kalpana’


July 30th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 30 (IANS) After a delay of 25 days, the restored digital print of "Kalpana" - noted dancer Uday Shankar's 1948 film on experimental dance - was finally handed ... Read more...

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Italian teacher held for giving passing grades for sex


June 28th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 28 (IANS/AKI) A teacher in northern Italy has been arrested for giving students passing grades in exchange for sex.The teacher in Piacenza city is accused of using ... Read more...

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Italian priest offers couples own money to wed


June 12th, 2012 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Rome, June 12 (IANS/AKI) A priest in a small village in northern Italy says the weak economy is scaring couples away from the altar. So he has started offering an ... Read more...

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18th century tower crumbles in Italy


June 4th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 4 (IANS/AKI) An 18th century clock-tower that withstood the devastating earthquakes in northern Italy last month, has crumbled under the force of strong aftershocks.The Novi di Modena tower ... Read more...

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Italian handball player commits suicide


June 4th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 4 (IANS) A player of the Italian national handball team, Alessio Bisori, died Sunday and is thought to have committed suicide.The 24-year-old was found dead under a train ... Read more...

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Italy quake toll rises to 15 (Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 15 people have been killed and about 100 injured in northern Italy following a magnitude 5.8 earthquake, AGI news agency reported Tuesday.The temblor's ... Read more...

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Indian kills wife in Italy for being ‘westernized’


May 29th, 2012 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
Rome, May 29 (IANS) A 37-year-old Indian migrant in Italy killed his pregnant wife because she loved wearing western clothes and he wanted to punish her for going against Indian ... Read more...

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6,000 displaced in Italy quake


May 22nd, 2012 - 9:10 am ICT by IANS
Rome, May 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Small aftershocks continue to shake northern Italy causing evacuation of at least 6,000 people.A 6.0-magnitude quake north of Bologna Sunday killed seven people, injured over ... Read more...

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Italy quake toll rises to seven


May 21st, 2012 - 9:07 am ICT by IANS
Rome, May 21 (IANS) The toll from a 5.9-magnitude quake in northern Italy rose to seven Monday.The seventh victim of Sunday's 5.9-magnitude tremor was an 86-year-old woman who died from ... Read more...

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100-year-old woman killed in Italian quake (Lead)


May 20th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 20 (IANS) A 100-year-old woman was among five people who died Sunday after a magnitude-5.9 earthquake rocked northern Italy, destroying several historic sites. At least 50 others were ... Read more...

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180 fake paintings seized in Italy


May 4th, 2012 - 5:40 am ICT by IANS
Rome, May 4 (IANS/AKI) A total of 180 forged paintings have been seized from several regions of Italy. A gang hoped to sell them to unsuspecting buyers for millions.The forgeries ... Read more...

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World’s oldest blood found in 5,300-year-old body


May 3rd, 2012 - 6:35 am ICT by IANS
Rome, May 3 (IANS/AKI) Scientists have discovered the world's oldest blood cells in the remains of a 5,300-year-old iceman found in Italy.The scientists found traces of blood around an arrow ... Read more...

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Barrymore launches own wine brand


February 21st, 2012 - 4:12 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Drew Barrymore has launched her own brand of fine wine.The actress has joined hands with California-based distributor Wilson Daniels to create a crisp, dry and ... Read more...

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Tiny alteration in chikungunya gene drove epidemic


May 6th, 2011 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) What causes a dormant virus to go on a sudden rampage, infecting a large number of people? It could be something as simple as a single ... Read more...

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21 tonnes of contaminated Easter candy seized in Italy


April 23rd, 2011 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
Rome, April 23 (IANS) Around 21 tonnes of contaminated or damaged Easter eggs and other sweets worth $728,000 have been seized by the police in Italy, a media report said.After ... Read more...

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Sketches of Hitler’s artist who erased name from files post war up for grabs


April 4th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 04 (ANI): The sketches of one of Adolf Hitler's official artists, who erased his name from the records in shame after the World War II, are now being bought to ... Read more...

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35 suspected members of Calabrian mafia arrested in northern Italy


March 14th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by BNO News
MILAN, ITALY (BNO NEWS) -- Italian police on Monday arrested 35 suspected members of the Calabrian mafia in northern Italy, the ANSA news agency reported.The 35 individuals are suspected members of the ... Read more...

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Did Neanderthals use feathers to deck themselves up?


February 22nd, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): A new study has found that Neanderthals may have used feathers as ornaments most likely in the same manner they used shells.Archaeologists say they have found evidence that ... Read more...

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Italian town prohibits use of blasphemous phrases


February 12th, 2011 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Brignano Gera d'Adda (Italy), Feb 12 (IANS/AKI) The northern Italy town of Brignano Gera d'Adda has approved a measure that bans the use of blasphemous words and phrases from public and business ... Read more...

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European economy gets hit by massive snowfall (Second Lead)


December 20th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Holiday plans of thousands of people have been thrown into disarray after many places across Europe were severely affected by heavy snowfall, even as the freezing winter has ... Read more...

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Berlusconi buys 37 gold rings for his female MPs


December 18th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 18 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has bought 37 gold rings - one for each of his female MPs.The 74-year-old ordered the specially made 1,193-pound rings and they ... Read more...

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Peter Crouch to wed Abbey Clancy


September 27th, 2010 - 9:28 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 27 (IANS) English footballer Peter Crouch is reportedly set to tie the knot with his model girlfriend Abbey Clancy next year. The couple's relationship appeared to have hit a rocky patch ... Read more...

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Neanderthals, modern humans ‘are more brothers than distant cousins’


September 26th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 26 (ANI): While it was long believed that Neanderthals developed 'modern' tools and ornaments solely through contact with Homo sapiens, a new study from the University of Colorado Denver has ... Read more...

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Peter Crouch to marry Abbey Clancy next year


September 25th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 25 (ANI): Cheating soccer ace Peter Crouch will tie the knot with WAG Abbey Clancy next year on a stunning love island.A dream ceremony has already been booked at the ... Read more...

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Neanderthals developed technology on their own


September 22nd, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): While it was long believed that Neanderthals developed `modern' tools and ornaments solely through contact with Homo sapiens, a new study from the University of Colorado Denver has ... Read more...

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Art historian claims denim jeans originated in Italy, not France


September 21st, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 21 (ANI): The discovery of paintings by a forgotten 17th century painter has led to an art historian claiming that denim jeans originated in Italy nearly 400 years ago and ... Read more...

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Pitt, Jolie to buy $40 mn Italian home?


September 9th, 2010 - 3:53 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie and partner Brad Pitt are planning to buy a house in Northern Italy. The $40 million house in the Italian hills of Valpolicella boasts ... Read more...

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Berlusconi wants removal of Italy’s parliament speaker


September 8th, 2010 - 8:29 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 8 (IANS/AKI) Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will ask president Giorgio Napolitano to remove his rival, Gianfranco Fini, as speaker of the lower house of the country's parliament. The move follows ... Read more...

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18 people died in Italy while picking mushrooms


August 30th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 30 (IANS) As many as 18 people died while picking mushrooms in Italy in little more than a week. The deaths took place after victims fell into crevasses and deep ... Read more...

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Bono makes a comeback on stage - 3 months after back surgery


August 9th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): U2 rocker Bono has made a comeback on stage - three months after he was forced to undergo emergency back surgery.The Irish band had to reschedule the North ... Read more...

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Paraglider crashes through bus window in Italy


July 26th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) A British paraglider had a miraculous escape after he crashed through the window of a bus in an Italian town. Matthew Cullen, 43, went off course and smashed through ... Read more...

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Woman in Italy crashes car into roof while admiring mountain view


July 24th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): A woman in Italy was so taken in by a mountain view that she did not notice her car rolling down a hill until it crashed into the ... Read more...

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Giving someone finger an offence: Italy’s top court


July 9th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 9 (IANS/AKI) Giving someone the finger is as insulting as verbal abuse, Italy's highest appeals court has ruled. The Court of Cassation Thursday upheld a lower court ruling that ... Read more...

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Italy appeals to court to overturn crucifix ban


June 30th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Strasbourg, June 30 (IANS/AKI) The Italian government Wednesday launched an appeal in the European Court of Human Rights to overturn a ban on crucifixes in the classrooms of public schools. The case ... Read more...

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