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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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Former Italian minister, Altero Matteoli dies In car crash

Altero Matteoli, a lawmaker and three-time cabinet member under Italy’s Former Prime Minister Silvio Berusconi died on Monday in a car accident, Italian Senate Spokesperson confirmed. The spokesperson said 77-year-old Matteoli died after the car he was driving crashed into another car near Capalbio in Tuscan. The ANSA news agency reported that two …

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Video: Woman freed from dungeon where she was raped and tortured for 10 years

A woman has been freed from a dungeon where she was kept for 10 years by a man who had previously served time for kidnap. The 29-year-old woman was raped, tortured and forced to give birth to two of his children, police in Italy say. Aloisio Francesco Rosario Giordano, 52, …

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Funeral for 26 teenage Nigerian girls who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea ongoing in Salerno, Southern Italy (Photos)

The funerals for the 26 teenage Nigerian migrant girls is ongoing in Salerno, Southern Italy, where a day of mourning has been declared. Post-mortem examinations on the bodies of the  girls, who were found dead in the Mediterranean in early November confirmed they almost all drowned at sea. According to …

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