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Pope Francis down plays anti-immigrant national policies.

Pope Francis on Sunday expressed concern over national policies dictated by fear, speaking only one week after Italy’s general elections which brought populist and anti-immigrant parties to the forefront. The pontiff, who has made the defense of migrants a key pillar of his five-year papacy, has repeatedly called for decisive …

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Ballotelli detests Italy’s first black senator who is a Nigerian.

Mario Balotelli, Italy’s most famous black footballer, said on Wednesday a politician who has become the first black person elected to the Senate should be ashamed of himself for representing a fiercely anti-migrant party. Nigerian-born Toni Iwobi moved to Italy in 1976 and joined the League in 1993, serving as …

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Ninety migrants are feared drowned after a boat capsized off the Libyan coast, says the UN’s migration agency. “Ten bodies are reported to have washed up on Libyan shores,” the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said in a statement. Three survivors said most of those who drowned were Pakistani nationals. …

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Italy to send 470 troops to Niger to tackle traffickers

Italy aims to deploy up to 470 troops to Niger to help tackle traffickers, the military General Staff said. Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Dec. 24 that some of the 1,400 Italian troops now stationed in Iraq could be transferred to the Sahel region in West Africa, which includes …

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Italy rescues over 250 migrants off Libyan coast

More than 250 migrants were rescued in the central Mediterranean, off the coast of Libya, during the night between Monday and Tuesday, Italy’s Coast Guard said. The non-governmental organisation Proactiva Open Arms picked up a rubber dinghy carrying 134 people, including seven children, on Monday night. They were to be …

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Serious Shock As Santa Claus Suffers Heart Attack And Dies During School Party

A 45 year old man, Pasquale Pagano, reportedly slumped and died while handing out presents at a Christmas school party in Southern Italy. Pasquale Pagano, who played the role of  Santa Claus suffered a heart attack. Though Gino Rossi Vairo institute in Agropoli said they don’t know the cause of …

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