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Saturday, April 9, 2016

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22 Philippine soldiers hurt in clash after freeing Italian
Rolando Del Torchio was kidnapped in the Phillipines six months ago. Photo: Photo: STR/AFP
Some 22 Philippine soldiers were wounded Saturday in a firefight with Islamic militants, the military said, a day after the release of a retired Italian priest taken hostage in the Muslim-populated south of the country. 
    Italy recalls envoy from Egypt over slain student
    People hold placards reading "Truth about Giulio Regeni " during a demonstration in front of the Egypt's embassy in Rome. Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP
    Italian prosecutor believes no evidence to support Egyptian government's claim that student killed by criminal gang. 
    'Hug a Brit to stop Brexit' Europeans urged
    Yinka Shonibare MBE, British Nigerian, hugged by German Katrin Lock.
    Can a surfeit of bodily contact persuade sceptical Brits to stay in the EU? These Europeans hope it might. 
      French tourist arrested for Colosseum drone flight
      A French tourist was charged by police after flying a drone over the Colosseum. Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP
      The man was charged with violating Italian aviation rules and had his drone confiscated. 
      Pope opts for status quo in Church view on gay unions
      The Pope's new guidelines on the family do not recognize homosexual unions. Photo: Vincenzo Pito/AFP
      "There are absolutely no grounds for considering homosexual unions to be in any way similar or even remotely analogous to God's plan for marriage and family." 
      Why Italian bookshops are snubbing a mobster's son
      Independet bookstores are refusing to sell the autobiography of a mafioso's son. Photo: Modus Vivendi
      The controversial book, 'Riina Family Life', explains what it was like growing up with a mafia boss for a dad. 
        Ticks infest Italy's most famous art gallery
        A tick, and Florence's Uffizi Gallery. Photo: Andy L and John Tann/Flickr
        Museum workers must be ticked off about their parasite problem. 
        Finmeccanica's ex-boss jailed for corruption
        Finmeccanica boss Giuseppe Orsi (L) has been jailed for 4.5 years. Photo: Adrian Dennis/AFP
        The defence group's former chief was handed a sentence of 4.5 years. 
          What's on
          Ten wonderful things to do in Italy in April
          Historical re-enactments will be staged to celebrate Rome's brithday later this month. Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP
          Stuck for things to do in Italy this month? Then look no further... 
          Is Italy ready for the next wave of migrants?
          File photo: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP
          The "crossing season" for migrant boats from Libya to Italy has not yet begun, yet arrivals are already up on last year's count, raising questions about where the new wave of tens of thousands will be housed. 
          My Italian life
          How a few days in Capri changed this Australian’s life
          Gianluca and Holly with their son, Valentino.
          "I never imagined living anywhere beyond Australia." 
          How Florence is coping with its 'foreign' food clamp down
          All new restaurants and food shops in Florence's historic centre must now ensure that at least 70 percent of their produce is local. Photo: Frank Kovalchek
          “Sometimes, I like to eat sushi.” 
          These are the ten worst places to live in Italy
          Arsoli in Lazio. Screenshot: Google Maps
          Does anyone live in any of these places? 
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          Italian man jailed for slowly killing noisy dog with nuts
          A man who killed his neighbours dog by feeding it walnuts has been handed a one year jail sentence. File photo: Luong Tong/Flickr
          The man fed nuts - which are poisonous to dogs - to the animal every time it barked outside. 
          Italy beekeeper offers reward after 1.2 million bees stolen
          An Italian beekeper has had 1.2 million bees stolen. Photo: Paskualo/Flickr
          Experts say bee theft is on the rise nationwide. 
          Locals first: Venice makes tourists wait for water buses
          Locals first: tourists will soon have to wait in line to board a water bus in Venice. Photo: Lauchlin Wilkinson
          “Tourists sit with their suitcases in their arms while we are forced to stand.”  
          Italians pour scorn on French attempt to reinvent carbonara
          Does this carbonara offend you? Photo: Screenshot/The Local
          Woe betide anyone who flouts Italian cooking rules. 
          Airtime for mafia boss's son sparks fury in Italy
          The son of a prominent mafia boss was interviewed by Italy's national broadcaster on Wednesday. Photo: Screengrab/Rai
          "I am not the son of a supreme boss, I'm the son of Toto... an upstanding man who respects family and traditional values." 
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          'Germany should reinforce Austria-Italy border'
          Police at demonstration on the Austrian-Italian border on Saturday. JAN HETFLEISCH /EPA
          German Transport Minister says his country should back up Austrian police at the border with Italy. 
          Muslim boys refuse to shake hands with female teachers
          Photo: Broad Bean Media
          A school in northern Switzerland has decided to back the complaint by the two male students. 
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          Eight things you never knew about the German Autobahn
          The German Autobahn. Photo: DPA
          Germany's Autobahns are the envy of the world, and are associated with one thing above all - speed. But here are eight things you never knew about the iconic German tarmac. 
          Four Isis ‘recruits’ arrested in Copenhagen
          Police were out in large numbers at a residential area in the suburb of Ishøj on Thursday. Photo: Asger Ladefoged/Scanpix
          UPDATED: Four people were detained on Thursday on suspicion of joining Isis in Syria.  
          Fat man who crushed nativity donkey to death goes free
          The 150kg man crushed the donkey by sitting on it. Photo: El Refugio del Burrito
          The case against an overweight prankster who sat on a donkey foal "as a joke" and killed it has been thrown out of a Spanish court. 
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          Italian town still empty seven years after deadly quake
          Italian town still empty seven years after deadly quake
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          Why Italy is letting builders bury its history in concrete
          Caravaggio's violent triumphs go high-tech in Rome
          Italy wants common EU defense after Brussels attacks
          Looted artefacts stashed by British thief restored to Italy
          Italian fashion king Armani goes fur free
          Florence toasts Guggenheim eye for 20th century art
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          Italians look cheerful - so why do they claim to be unhappy?
          Italian town to fine people who give money to beggars
          Italy to pass new laws to fight €12 billion food waste
          How this homeless Brit is helping Rome’s destitute
          Treasure-filled tomb of Etruscan 'princess' unearthed
          These are the ten worst places to live in Italy
          Why British expats shouldn't worry if the UK leaves the EU
          The expats (and one Italian) bringing comedy to Rome
          Welcome to Gurro: a Scottish village in the Italian Alps
          Welcome to Gurro: a Scottish village in the Italian Alps
          Why you've never heard of Italy's best museum