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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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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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