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Heli-skiing the Italian Alps

BY : JustLuxe Team | 2008

Luxury Tours: In the north-western mountainous region of Italy lays the Aosta Valley. Blanked in soft white snow, the small commune of Valgrisenche is truly a ski lovers' paradise. The whitewashed town is known for its extreme skiing conditions, but...

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Heli-skiing the Italian Alps

BY : JustLuxe Team | 2008

Luxury Tours: In the north-western mountainous region of Italy lays the Aosta Valley. Blanked in soft white snow, the small commune of Valgrisenche is truly a ski lovers' paradise. The whitewashed town is known for its extreme skiing conditions, but...

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Homeless live above high-price hotel

BY : | 2007

There's homeless, and then there's homeless, as evidenced by a group of Italian vagrants camping out in the attic above a seven-star hotel in Milan.The 10 tramps took refuge atop the ritzy Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, just floors above the...

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Progress cited in fighting dystrophy

BY : | 2007

A breakthrough in stem cell research in Italy appears to hold promise for people with the muscle-wasting condition known as Duchenne muscular dystrophy.A team of researchers at Policlinico University Hospital in Milan, led by Yvan Torrente, took...

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Museum receives reptile giraffe fossils

BY : | 2007

Bones of a 230 million-year-old reptile giraffe found during digs in the Alps' Besano glacier were presented at Milan's Natural History Museum.While fossils of the Tanystropheus were found previously, those presented to the museum Thursday were...

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Opera workers walk out in Milan

BY : | 2007

About 800 workers, including musicians and members of the chorus, at Milan's renowned La Scala opera house have staged a one-day walk-out.A performance of Verdi's Requiem was canceled as workers walked off the job Friday following a dispute over...

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Italians' expulsion of Romanians condemned

BY : | 2007

A Human Rights Watch report Thursday condemned an emergency decree in Italy ordering the expulsion of citizens from Romania.Human Rights Watch said an Oct. 21 decree by the Italian government ordering the immediate expulsion of foreign nationals...

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Ex-con fights to get back in jail

BY : | 2007

An ex-con, instead of breathing the air of freedom, slapped and kicked his way back into the Italian slammer to avoid loan sharks circling for payment.First Salvatore Gramagna slapped a police officer who asked him not to smoke in an area of Milan's...

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Italian woman spent savings on stray cats

BY : | 2007

An elderly Italian woman is spending thousands of dollars a month feeding 120 stray cats in Milan.Albertina Di Mascio, who doles out $2,040 on cat food each month, tops the nation's Tattare, or Cat Ladies, the Italian news agency ANSA reported...

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Cancer unlikely transferable through blood

BY : | 2007

A study of blood transfusions in Sweden and Denmark found there is little additional risk receiving blood from an individual with undetected cancer.A news release from Italy's European School of Oncology on Friday said that a study led by researcher...

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Patti Smith honored in Milan

BY : | 2007

Rock icon Patti Smith was honored Monday by the Italian city of Milan for her work in the music industry, as well as her peace and human rights activism. Dubbing Smith the punk rock poet laureate, city officials presented the 60-year-old singer and...

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Roberto Cavalli picks up Pete Doherty

BY : | 2007

Supermodel Kate Moss and boyfriend Pete Doherty have become the faces for the new men's and womenswear lines from Milan based Italian designer Roberto Cavalli.It is believed that the high-profile couple was paid a six-figure sum to star in two...

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