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Climate change, corruption blamed for Venice flood devastation

Italian Environment Minister Sergio Costa blamed climate change and the "tropicalisation" of violent rainfall and strong winds

Italy police deal blow to ‘violent’ Nigerian mafia

​Italian police said on Thursday they had arrested 19 suspected members of a Nigerian mob

Pope to wrap up landmark Vatican child abuse summit

The 82-year-old has warned victims to lower their expectations, saying that much of the work on tackling abuse would be done post-summit

Cardinal admits Church files on paedophile priests ‘destroyed’

German Cardinal Reinhard Marx was speaking on the third day of an unprecedented summit of the world's top bishops

Catholic church split over abuse scandal gravity

The Vatican has already warned that in some countries the church is dragging its feet because of cultural difference over what constitutes child abuse

Refugees saved after boat flips in the Mediterranean

Refugees on a boat that set sail from Libya were photographed falling into the Mediterranean.

‘Spying’ on the pope: Vatican leaks reveal dirty dealings

The latest scandal to hit the Vatican has unearthed claims of theft, debauchery and betrayal within the Catholic Church.

World mayors sign pact to fight climate change

More than 60 mayors have signed a declaration with Pope Francis pledging to do their part in taking action against man-made climate change.

Critics tip favourites to win at Venice Film Festival

Critics have tipped movies from Britain, Japan and the United States to win Venice's Golden Lion prize this year.

Men in white: Pope Francis to meet predecessor

Pope Francis is preparing for a historic meeting with his predecessor Benedict XVI on Saturday.

Seychelles pleads for end to pirate prisoner overcrowding

The Seychelles has called for international help as naval forces tighten the noose around Somali pirates, saying they cannot hold more prisoners.

Divers continue search for missing cruise ship bodies

Italian navy divers blew open access points in the wreck of the Costa Concordia, as rescuers debated whether to call of their search.

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