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Mary MacKillop, a Melbourne-born nun who worked with needy children, has officially been recognised as Australia’s first saint by Pope Benedict XVI. (photo, by bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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Responding to Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s offer at an informal meeting in Russia, Vladimir Putin has joked that he and Berlusconi could stay in their jobs until the age of 120.(photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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A Muslim woman has been fined in Italy for wearing a face-covering veil in public, officials in the northern city of Novara said.

The $650 fine, thought to be the first in Italy, comes under a rule that bans people from wearing clothes that obscure their identity. (photo from abc.net.au) (more…)

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Four men were transferred from the Guantanamo Bay prison to European countries, where some will await trial. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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A man and his son have been arrested on suspicion of raping their daughters in the northern Italian city of Turin. (more…)

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Venice residents and tourists have been forced by the worst flooding the city has seen in more than 20 years, to wade through knee-high water (photo, from iht.com). (more…)

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In Bologna, Italy, five North Africans have been arrested on charges of conspiring to commit acts of international terrorism, and police say they are seeking a sixth man.(photo, from bbc.co.uk) (more…)

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