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Fourth person suspected in student's death

BY : | 2007

Italian police say forensic evidence points to a fourth suspect in the death of a British exchange student killed in her home in Perugia.Meredith Kercher, 21, died of a stab wound to the neck Nov. 2. A bloody fingerprint found on a pillow at the...

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Italian court opposes workplace vulgarity

BY : | 2007

Using foul language in the Italian workplace could have serious consequences for offenders, the Supreme Court of Cassation ruled Wednesday.In an apparent reversal of a previous ruling on the matter, the Supreme Court upheld the conviction of an...

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Black cats get a day in Italian sun

BY : | 2007

Cat lovers in Italy are trying to change the image of black cats, long considered a symbol of bad luck and worse, by giving them a special day of their own.The Italian Association in Defense of Animals and the Environment has set Saturday as the...

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Washington asks OPEC to boost oil supply

BY : | 2007

The Bush administration asked OPEC to agree this weekend to increase oil production to lower fuel prices, U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman said Tuesday.Sure, I've asked them to increase production, he told reporters at the World Energy Congress...

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Bloody aftermath to Rome soccer riots

BY : | 2007

Weekend soccer riots in Rome injured at least 40 police officers as an investigation was launched Monday into a fan's shooting death by a policeman.An estimated 500 fans attacked three police stations and the headquarters of the Italian Olympic...

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Music found in da Vinci's 'Last Supper'

BY : | 2007

An Italian musician purports to have discovered a musical score hidden within Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper.Giovanni Maria Pala will publish his findings next week in his book, La Musica Celata, which translates a The Hidden Music, Discovery...

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Roman exhibit revels in Pop Art craze

BY : | 2007

A new exhibit on display at Rome's Scuderie del Quirinale represents a major collection of nearly 100 Pop Art works from around the globe.Curator Walter Guadagnini said the site's newest exhibition encapsulates the artistic trend that exploded in...

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Capsule can detect early stomach cancer

BY : | 2007

Researchers in Italy have developed a small capsule that can be used to detect early stomach cancer.The University of Urbino said the capsule is coated in gelatin to make it slide down the throat on the end of a nylon thread. Once inside the...

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Italian court upholds SS killing sentences

BY : | 2007

The highest court in Italy upheld the life sentences Thursday of three former German Nazi SS men convicted in absentia of a World War II massacre.Gerhard Sommer, 86, who was an officer, and Georg Rauch, 86, and Karl Groper, 84, both non-commissioned...

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Black Hawk crash in Italy, deaths reported

BY : | 2007

A U.S. Black Hawk helicopter carrying 10 people crashed near a bridge in northern Italy killing several of those on board.Italy's Avionews said the helicopter crashed near Santa Lucia del Piave.Reports vary on casualties, with police officials...

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Italy argues against EU migration limits

BY : | 2007

The prime minister of Italy suggested bolstering European Union rules against criminal behavior by migrant workers rather than limiting labor movement.Prime Minister Romano Prodi said the recent rise in crimes committed by migrant workers...

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20 charged with terrorist recruiting

BY : | 2007

A group of North Africans were arrested Tuesday in several European countries after a long terrorism investigation by Italian police.About 20 Tunisian and Algerian nationals were captured, 11 of them in Italy, CNN reported. The rest were picked up...

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