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Monday, May 2, 2016

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Italy's long neglected wonders to get €1 billion boost
€40 million will go to the ancient city of Pompeii. Photo: Kimberly Ross
Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said it was the "biggest patrimony intervention in Italy's history". 
Italian marine held in India should return home: UN court
Italian marines Massimiliano Latorre (R) and Salvatore Girone (L) pictured in Kochi, India, in December 2012. Photo: Strdel/AFP
Salvatore Girone has been living at the Italian embassy in Delhi since 2012. 
    Italy and Japan urge G7 to spend for growth
    Italy and Japan are set to ask the G7 for more flexible budget policies. Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP
    Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi, met with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in Florence on Monday. 
    'We were going to Syria to help children, not join Isis'
    The couple were identified as Abderrahim Moutaharrik, a kickboxer, and wife Salma Bencharki. Photo: Polizia di Stato
    The couple were arrested in Lecco, a town on the eastern shore of Lake Como, on Thursday. 
    Italian cemetery worker 'stole gold teeth from corpse'
    The man allegedly stole the gold teeth at a cemetery near Siena. Photo: Martin KalfatovicFlickr
    The molars were found wrapped in a handkerchief in the pocket of his trousers. 
      U2 star performs Sistine Chapel's first ever gig
      The Edge played a concert in the Sistine Chapel on Saturday. Photo: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images/AFP
      The Edge rocked out under Michelangelo's iconic frescoes this weekend. 
        Six incredible ways Italy profoundly changed my life
        American expat John Henderson on his 60th birthday in Syracuse, Sicily. Photo: Marina Pascucci
        John Henderson, an American, moved to Italy in 2014. And he hasn't looked back. 
        Refugee crisis
        Up to 100 missing in two migrant shipwrecks
        More than 350,000 people fleeing conflict and poverty have reached Italy on boats from Libya since the start of 2014. Photo: Giovanni Isolino/AFP
        Survivors provided harrowing accounts of the tragedy. 
        Trevi runs red with 'blood' of persecuted Christians
        All lights in the surrounding square were switched off as the baroque fountain turned a brilliant red. Photo: Gabriel Bouys/AFP
        The Trevi fountain in Rome was bathed in red light on Friday, symbolising the spilt blood of persecuted Christians, in a grim makeover for one of Italy's most iconic monuments. 
        Italian women win gay adoption battle
        Courts have been finding in favour of gay couples since 2014 based on current legislation which favours "emotional continuity" for children. Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP 
        Two gay Italian women on Friday won the right to adopt each other's children in a legal first.  
        Shakespeare and Italy: A literary love affair
        Tuscany (photo: Public domain/Flickr) and Shakespeare (Wikimedia Commons). But did he ever set foot in Italy?
        To mark 400 years since William Shakespeare's death, we look back at the Bard's particular fondness for Italy. 
        My Italian career
        How I went from teaching in Italy to working for the UN
        Jonathan Moody's Italian odyssey has taken him from TEFL teacher to UN worker. Photo: Genevieve Lavoie Mathieu
        Jonathan Moody came to Rome as an English teacher but now works for the UN.  
        The Local list
        Bizarre Italian food rules foreigners fall foul of
        Parmesan on seafood pasta? Sacrilege! Photo: Ben Sutherland/Flickr
        Yes, Italian food is delicious. But before you dine out with Italians, you need to know some rules. 
        The Local list
        The strange history behind five everyday Italian words
        Photo: Tim Green
        We bet you've said at least one of these words today - but did you know what it actually means? 
        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... 
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        Seven courts to try Berlusconi over sex, lies and party girls
        Seven courts will try Silvio Berlusconi as part of an ongoing investigation into whether he paid girls to lie under oath. Photo: Gianni Schicci/AFP
        Berlusconi is accused of perverting the course of justice by paying dancers and society girls for their silence over what went on at his "Bunga Bunga" parties. 
        Italy's internet is 30 years old. But is it finally speeding up?
        Italy's internet turned thrirty on Friday. Photo:Scott Beale/Flickr
        Happy 30th birthday to Italy's internet. Yes it's slow, but experts say it will soon be speeding up. 
        Italian feared dead in Norway helicopter crash
        Rescue forces work at the shore west of Bergen, Norway after a helicopter transporting 13 oil workers crashed. Photo: Rune Nielsen/NTB Scanpix/AFP
        The helicopter was returning from the Gullfaks B platform, in one of Norway's biggest offshore oil fields. 
        Germany tells Italy to stem migrant flow to north Europe
        Germany's interior minister has told Italy to do more to stop migrants arriving in northern Europe. Photo: Giovanni Isolino/AFP
        "What is happening in Brenner depends above all on the Italians." 
        Joe  Biden takes 'Moonshot' cancer campaign to Vatican
        US Vice President Joe Biden (C) has taken his cancer campaign to the Vatican. Photo: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP
        The US Vice President lost his son to cancer last year. 
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        Austria votes to reject most migrants and refugees
        Some of the 108 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean disembark at Lampesusa in April. ELIO DESIDERIO/EPA
        The Austrian parliament on Wednesday adopted one of Europe's toughest asylum laws, as the country's political leaders struggle to halt the surging far-right which is leading in presidential polls. 
        Deep freeze: Switzerland shivers through icy night
        File photo: Daniel Jolivet
        Did you feel cold last night? No wonder. 
        Munich Oktoberfest to get first-ever entrance checks
        Bavarian police at the entrance to the Oktoberfest grounds. File photo: DPA
        Revellers hoping to join in the carousing at Munich Oktoberfest will have to pass through a security check before entering the festival grounds this year, Munich authorities have said. 
        Muslim ‘girls only’ swimming sessions ripple Danish waters
        File photo: Scanpix DK
        A Danish swimming club has seen a sharp increase in membership among Muslim girls after it introduced female-only, closed-doors sessions. 
        'Hugely important' haul of Roman coins found in Spain
        Stock photo of Roman coins. Photo: Helen Hall/Flickr 
        Over 600kg of bronze coins were unearthed during building work in Seville. 
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