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Boat packed with migrants sinks off Libya; up to 200 feared dead

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TRIPOLI - A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials said up to 200 might have died.

Boat packed with migrants sinks off Libya; up to 200 feared dead

TRIPOLI - A boat packed with mainly African migrants bound for Italy sank off the Libyan coast on Thursday and officials said up to 200 might have died.

World, Libya, Africa 27 Aug 2015

EU urged to step up action against Mediterranean migrant smugglers

BRUSSELS - The European Union should increase the number of warships patrolling the Mediterranean Sea and start searching and diverting vessels suspected of smuggling migrants, an Italian admiral told EU ambassadors on Thursday.

World, United Nations 27 Aug 2015

Italy government puts scandal-hit Rome on tight leash

ROME - Italy's government said on Thursday it would put Rome city hall under close supervision following allegations it had fallen under the sway of organized crime, but allowed the beleaguered mayor to stay in office.

World, 27 Aug 2015

Rescuers save 3,000 migrants in Mediterranean, 55 dead

ROME - Rescuers saved about 3,000 migrants but found more than 50 dead on boats near the coast of Libya on Wednesday, the Italian coast guard said.

World, Libya, 26 Aug 2015

Italy's Renzi promises to pursue reform drive despite obstacles

RIMINI, Italy - Prime Minister Matteo Renzi vowed on Tuesday to forge ahead with his reform program despite growing opposition within parliament, saying Italy had to break free of 20 years of inertia and bickering.

World, 25 Aug 2015

Migrants scuffle with police in Milan, denounce conditions

MILAN - Hundreds of migrants scuffled with police and briefly blocked a major road in Italy's financial capital Milan on Monday in a protest against their living conditions and their long wait for authorization to seek work. | Video

World, 24 Aug 2015

Maritime tribunal rejects Italy's call for India to free marines

HAMBURG - An international maritime tribunal on Monday rejected Italy's request that India provisionally release two marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen, a setback for the Italian government after a three-year legal battle.

World, United Nations, 24 Aug 2015

Gunmen attack Italian logistics manager in Iraq's Basra: sources

BASRA, Iraq - Gunmen shot and wounded the Italian manager of a logistics company in the southern Iraqi oil city of Basra on Sunday, security officials and a company source said.

World, Iraq 23 Aug 2015

Extra virgin olive oil linked to lower blood sugar and cholesterol

(Reuters Health) - Compared to other kinds of fat, extra virgin olive oil may have healthier effects on levels of blood sugar and bad cholesterol after meals, according to an Italian study.

Health, 20 Aug 2015
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Egyptian court sentences three Al Jazeera journalists to prison

CAIRO - An Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists to three years in prison on Saturday for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, a case that has stirred an international outcry.