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Roman mosaic floor discovered under a vineyard in northern Italy

A Roman mosaic floor has been discovered under a vineyard in northern Italy after decades of searching. Surveyors in the commune of Negrar di Valpolicella north of Verona published images of the well-preserved tiles buried under metres of earth. According to officials, scholars first found evidence of a Roman villa there more than a century […]

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Brazil overtakes Spain and Italy in coronavirus case count

Brazil has overtaken Spain and Italy to become the country with the fourth largest number of confirmed coronavirus infections in the world. Officials on Saturday reported 14,919 new cases in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 233,142. Only the US, Russia and the UK have higher numbers. The daily death toll in the […]

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Italy to lift local and international travel restrictions from 3 June

Italy’s government has signed a decree that will allow travel to and from the country from 3 June, as it moves to ease its coronavirus lockdown measures. It will also allow travel between the regions – which has so far been tightly restricted – from the same day. The move marks a major step in […]

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Atalanta midfielder Andrea Rinaldi dies. He was 19.

Atalanta midfielder Andrea Rinaldi has died aged 19, the Italian club said in a statement on its website. Rinaldi, who had been on loan at fourth-tier side A.C. Legnano, was described by Atalanta as a “positive” personality and “well-liked by everyone.” A.C. Legnano said in a statement on its website that Rinaldi’s death had been […]

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Italian aid worker kidnapped in Kenya returns home after 18 months

An Italian aid worker, who was abducted in Kenya in November 2018, has been flown back to her home country. Silvia Romano, 25, embraced her parents and sister, and was greeted by Italy’s prime minister and foreign minister after she landed in Rome. She was freed from suspected Islamist group al-Shabab near Somalia’s capital Mogadishu […]

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Israel and Italy CLAIM that they developed vaccine to cure coronavirus

Israel and Italy made headlines across the globe for a ‘breakthrough’ in the development of a ‘cure’ against the deadly COVID-19 virus. Israel’s claims: Israel’s Defence Minister Naftali Bennett said scientists at the Israel Institute of Biological Research (IIBR) had developed an antibody to COVID-19. Bennett claimed it was a “significant breakthrough” and that researchers […]

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UK surpasses Italy for most coronavirus deaths in Europe

The United Kingdom surpassed Italy to report the highest official death toll from coronavirus in Europe, figures released on Tuesday showed, increasing pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson over his response to the crisis. Weekly figures from Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) added more than 7,000 deaths in England and Wales, raising the total […]

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Viral Video: A lazy dog’s tantrum when made to walk

Sparky the mini bull terrier likes the simple life of naps and cuddles. No walks for him, thank you very much. “Sparky is a lazy boy,” the dog’s owner, Silvio Siamo, told The Dodo. “He likes to stay with the family and be cuddled.” Videos of the five-year-old dog simply giving up in the middle […]

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Air pollution particles may carry coronavirus over long distances, Italian scientists find

The novel coronavirus has been found on air pollution particles by scientists who are studying if this could allow the virus to advance longer distances, resulting in more number of people contracting. The work is still in the initial phase, and it is not yet been ascertained if the virus can survive on pollution particles […]

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Satellite images show Venice from space a year apart

The European Space Agency has released two images of Venice, taken one year apart, which highlight the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on its famous waterways. The images, one taken on April 13 and the other on April 19, 2019, show how dramatically the number of boats within the Italian city’s main thoroughfare has […]

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1000 litres of red wine flow out of taps in Italy’s Castelvetro

Red wine was flowing from the taps in Italy’s Castelvetro. The incident took place due to a malfunction in a local winery after some 1000 litres of prepared wine accidentally got leaked into water pipes. According to the Cantina Settecani winery, the incident occurred cause of a defective valve in the washing circuit within the […]

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Italian soccer team delivers care packages to its elderly fans amid lockdown

The current coronavirus pandemic has plunged much of the world into unprecedented and uncertain times. But acts of kindness across the globe are providing much-needed light relief as people try to adapt to the new world they’re living in. That is certainly the case in Rome, where one of the Italian capital’s football teams, AS […]