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Monti launches ambitious reforms to save Italy

Prime Minister Mario Monti has unveiled an ambitious economic crisis plan with reforms aimed at appeasing global leaders and financial markets.

Amanda Knox acquitted of murder

US student Amanda Knox has been acquitted of murder and sexual assault by an Italian court -- putting an end to her four-year legal battle.

Amanda Knox pleads for mercy as murder verdict looms

US student Amanda Knox broke down in tears as a jury retired to consider its verdict in her appeal against her murder and sexual assault conviction.

Movie lovers descend on Venice for film festival

Cinema enthusiasts are descending on Italy's floating city for the 68th edition of the Venice Film Festival.

UN to start airlifting food to Somalia

The UN World Food Programme will start airlifting food to Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya -- the drought-stricken Horn of Africa region.

East Africa famine ‘scandal of this century’

A catastrophic drought in the Horn of Africa demands "massive and urgent" action from the international community, the UN said on Monday.

Thousands gaga for gay rights in Rome

Thousands of people paraded through central Rome in a gay pride parade, many criticising Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi denying same-sex rights.

UN conference calls for unity against world hunger

Celebrities and government officials called on Friday for urgent collective action to eradicate world hunger.

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