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135 gargoyles are up for adoption at the Milan’s main cathedral (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), the fourth-largest cathedral in the world. (more…)

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After couples decorated the Ponte Milvio on the river Tiber with “love padlocks” for years, they are now being removed with bolt-cutters in order to protect the ancient structure. (more…)

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Following a week of confusion on global stock markets which was triggered by fears over the eurozone crisis and the US economy’s recovery, Standard and Poor’s announced on Friday that it has downgraded the United States’ AAA rating to AA+ for the first time.(photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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To try to identify the woman portrayed by Leonardo da Vinci in Mona Lisa (photo), researchers will digg up the remains of Lisa Gherardini, the wife of a rich silk merchant. (more…)

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The Italian prime minister (photo) faces four trials, including one due to start on Saturday, and his lawyer said he would attend all hearings in his upcoming trials. (more…)

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If the country fails to clean up thousands of tonnes of rubbish, Italy faces big fines, according to the EU. (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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The collapse of a building at the 2,000-year-old Pompeii site puts a close ally of Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi under pressure to resign. (more…)

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