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Caravaggio painting could be worth $102M

BY : | 2007

A previously unknown painting by Caravaggio, which may be worth more than $102 million, is set to go on display in Trapani, Sicily.The early version of Caravaggio's The Card Sharps was bought by 97-year-old Denis Mahon for about $103,000 at a...

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Italian truckers tie up commerce

BY : | 2007

Striking Italian truckers left an estimated 80 percent of the nation's gas pumps empty Tuesday, creating long lines of cars at those still open.Representatives for the truckers walked out of talks with the government, ANSA reported, and Premier...

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Bishops frown on saints by phone service

BY : | 2007

Italian bishops have denounced as blasphemous a new Italian mobile phone service that sends pictures of saints to paying subscribers' cell phones.McKay & Sisters, the Milan company that started the service Wednesday for $4 per week, offers to send...

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New probe set in journalists' killings

BY : | 2007

A judge in Rome has ordered a new investigation into the 1994 deaths of Italian TV journalist Ilaria Alpi and cameraman Miran Hrovatin in Somalia.Judge Emanuele Cersosimo alleged that the pair may have been deliberately killed to prevent the...

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Son of last Italian king acquitted

BY : | 2007

Vittorio Emanuele di Savoia, son of the last king of Italy, was acquitted Tuesday of illegal gambling.The acquittal ends a legal ordeal that began with his arrest in June 2006. He was briefly imprisoned and then allowed to remain under house...

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Scientist says Hittites began bioterrorism

BY : | 2007

Italian researcher Siro Trevisanato says he believes the ancient Hittite empire was the first to use biological warfare.Trevisanato says in the Journal of Medical Hypotheses the Hittites were the first people to wage bioterrorism, using diseased...

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Italian bomber evidence tampered with

BY : | 2007

Tests on a key piece of evidence against the sole suspect in Italy's Unabomber case have found the evidence was tampered.The evidence, a metal plate used in an unexploded bomb, bears marks that had been thought to have come from a pair of scissors...

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Female soldiers guarding Italian president

BY : | 2007

For the first time in Italy's history, female soldiers have begun guarding the country's presidential palace in Rome.Cpl. Stella Costantini said that when her platoon of female soldiers took control of guard duties at the presidential palace Friday,...

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School teacher admits to life in porn

BY : | 2007

An Italian schoolteacher has revealed her secret after-hours life as Internet porn star Madameweb.Anna Ciriani, who teaches Italian in the northeastern town of Pordenone, said her work as a teacher is impeccably professional, complete with modest...

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Italy's ex-royals sue state for damages

BY : | 2007

Italy's former royal family issued a letter to the Italian prime minister and president requesting compensation for damages incurred during its 54-year exile.Lawyers for the Savoy family issued the seven-page letter in October requesting more than...

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Dig yields shrine to Roman twins' she-wolf

BY : | 2007

The shrine where ancient Romans worshiped the she-wolf who nursed Rome's mythical founding twins, Romulus and Remus, may have been found, archaeologists said.The Lupercal shrine was located in an unexplored area of the Palatine Hill near the home of...

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U.N.: Aquaculture must grow to meet demand

BY : | 2007

Aquaculture may be the only way to meet future demands for fish as the global population increases, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome said.The addition of 2 billion people to the worldwide population by 2030 means fish farms will...

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