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Journalist Enzo Biagi dead at 87

BY : | 2007

Enzo Biagi, who was known as the dean of Italian journalism, died Tuesday of heart failure at the age of 87.Known for his watchwords curiosity and accuracy, Biagi penned articles for national magazines and newspapers, managed and presented the...

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Italian high court rules for smoker's wife

BY : | 2007

The highest court in Italy has upheld an award of damages from a tobacco company to the family of a man who died of lung cancer in 1991.A lower court ruled that British American Tobacco should pay 200,000 euros ($291,000) to the family of Mario...

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Italy's 'right to die' case gets new trial

BY : | 2007

An Italian man who wants to remove life support from his long-comatose daughter was given a new trial Tuesday by the nation's highest appellate court.Beppino Englaro says he wants to release his daughter, Eluana, from the inhuman and degrading...

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Italian cyclist Di Luca suspended

BY : | 2007

Italy's highest sports tribunal, the Judge of Last Instance, suspended cyclist Danilo Di Luca for three months for using performance-enhancing substances.Di Luca, 31, won the prestigious Giro d'Italia but was forced to withdraw before the start of...

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Pope: Food a universal right

BY : | 2007

Pope Benedict XVI marked World Food Day with a Vatican statement Tuesday calling food a universal right and blaming human activity for hunger.The pope said all countries should honor the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which included...

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Report: Abortion laws don't stop abortions

BY : | 2007

An international study reported in the British journal Lancet said abortion laws do not necessarily influence a woman's decision to have an abortion.Researchers from the World Health Organization in Geneva and the Guttmacher Institute, a...

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Robot surgeon tested in liver operations

BY : | 2007

Italian researchers are testing a robot that can perform liver and kidney surgeries with a very minimal amount of blood loss.Achille Lucio Gaspari of Rome's Tor Vergata University said the robot, called Altair, uses low-frequency electrical current...

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Stem cells may help beat colon cancer

BY : | 2007

An Italian research team says stem cells may help neutralize cells that undermine chemotherapy in patients with colon cancer.The Palermo University researchers, led by Giorgio Stassi, have identified a stem cell called interleukin-4 that can make...

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Alitalia lists six potential buyers

BY : | 2007

Italy's troubled state-run Alitalia airline's executives are confident they can give a buyer's name to the government within a month, union sources said.The board of the airline said it has a list of six possible buyers -- Air France, Lufthansa,...

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Mafia probed for selling nuclear waste

BY : | 2007

Italian federal officials have launched an investigation into allegations a Mafia clan trafficked in and illegally disposed of nuclear waste 20 years ago.The claims came from an informant who turned on the 'Ndrangheta clan, based in Calabria, a...

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Tax incentives to get kids out of the nest

BY : | 2007

The Italian finance minister has proposed giving young people tax incentives to leave the parental nest.A research institute, Eurispes, estimates that 59 percent of Italians between 18 and 34 still live with their parents. That compares to 10...

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Rescued Italian agent dies of injuries

BY : | 2007

An Italian intelligence agent has died of injuries that occurred while he was being freed from his captors in Afghanistan.Italian officials said Warrant Officer Lorenzo D'Auria, 33, suffered severe injuries to the head and neck during a raid by...

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