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Catherine Hornby

Catherine Hornby

    Bananas thrown at Italy's minister sparks renewed racism uproar
    Bananas thrown at Italy's minister sparks renewed racism uproar
    Some of Italy's top politicians have rallied behind the country's first black minister after a spectator threw bananas at her during a speech.
    Vatican editorial criticises same-sex family structure
    Vatican editorial criticises same-sex family structure
    The Vatican stressed that children should be raised by a father and mother after Italy's top appeals court granted a gay mother custody of her son.
    Italian Nobel scientist Montalcini dies at 103
    Italian Nobel scientist Montalcini dies at 103
    Rita Levi Montalcini, joint winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine and an Italian Senator for Life, died on Sunday at the age of 103.
    Italy faces limbo as Berlusconi starts packing his bags
    Italy faces limbo as Berlusconi starts packing his bags
    Abandoned by MPs ahead of a bid to save Italy from Greece's fate, Silvio Berlusconi will step down as PM -- leaving Rome mired in political chaos.
    Police and solidarity demonstrators clash in Rome
    Police and solidarity demonstrators clash in Rome
    Hooded demonstrators have clashed with police in some of the worst violence in the Italian capital, setting cars on fire and breaking shop windows.
    Pope John Paul beatified before huge crowd
    Pope John Paul beatified before huge crowd
    The late pope John Paul moved a major step closer to sainthood on Sunday at a joyous ceremony that drew more than a million people.
    New luggage rules cause queues at Europe's airports
    New luggage rules cause queues at Europe's airports
    New rules forced air travellers to pack perfume, toothpaste and other liquids into small plastic bags in their hand luggage before going through security checkpoints at Europe's airports on Monday. Queues were longer than usual at terminals in Frankfurt and Paris as passengers got to grips with the new regulations.