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The mayor of quake-hit Ischia, Enzo Ferrandino, on Wednesday urged the media not to portray the islanders as a "community of illegal builders". Saying "enough is enough", he said "tell it like it is".

Saved Ischia 'hero' boy Ciro says thought of God

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A boy who saved his two brothers by hiding them under a bed after a quake hit Ischia Monday night said on Wednesday he thought of God when he was pulled from the rubble after his siblings on Tuesday.
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Police seize over 92,000 tainted eggs

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Italian police on Wednesday seized over 92,000 eggs tainted with the pesticide fipronil, impounding three farms and a packaging centre in central Italy. Some 60,000 were for human consumption and a further 32,000 for farm animals.
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Ample research confirms QE success - Draghi

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European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on Wednesday defended quantitative easing (QE) saying "ample empirical research has affirmed the success of these policies in supporting the economy and inflation, both in the eurozone and in the USA".
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Algerian imigrant jumps off Jesolo roof

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An Algerian immigrant threw himself off the roof of his two-storey home in Jesolo near Venice and is in serious condition after the 10-metre fall, police said Wednesday after vainly trying to to talk him down.
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MotoGP: Rossi says Silverstone suits his style

TopNews. MotoGP ace Valentino Rossi said Wednesday Silverstone suited his riding style. Nine-time world champ Rossi, who has dropped 33 points behind Marc Marquez in this year's standings, is aiming to claw back some ground on the British track Sunday.

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Soccer: Napoli into CL group stage after beating Nice

TopNews. Napoli are through to the group stages of the Champions League after beating Nice in a play-off. The Azzurri beat the Ligue 1 outfit 2-0 in Nice thanks to Jose Callejon and Lorenzo Insigne goals, after winning the home leg by the same margin two weeks ago.

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Soccer: Milan targeting Barca's Rafinha

TopNews. AC Milan is targeting Barcelona Brazilian offensive midfielder Rafinha Alcantara to replace M'Baye Niang who is on his way to Spartak Moscow, sources said Wednesday.

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Soccer: 'Daily' work to win Champions - Matuidi

TopNews. It will take "daily" work for Juventus to win the Champions League after being beaten in the final by Barcelona last season and two years previously, new midfielder Blaise Matuidi said Tuesday.



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Unchristian to walk with lowered gaze like pigs - pope

It is not Christian to walk with one's gaze lowered like pigs, Pope Francis said at his weekly general audience Wednesday. He also warned against having sad faces like chilly peppers in vinegar.


@pontifex goes out in nine languages

Pope tops 37 million Twitter followers

Pope Francis' nine @pontifex Twitter accounts have more than 37 million followers, a Vatican monitoring site reported Monday. Francis' Twitter account goes out in nine languages. The top language is Spanish, followed by English and Italian.


Bild exclusive on preface to victim's book

Pope asks forgiveness for paedophilia 'monstrosity'

Pope Francis says in a preface to a clerical paedophile victim's book that "it is an absolute monstrosity, a terrible sin, which contradicts all that the Church teaches".


Francis calls for 'end to every form of hatred and violence'

Pope pained by Nigeria attack, violence in CAR

Pope Francis expressed dismay during his weekly general audience on Wednesday about Sunday's attack on a church in Nigeria and reports that Christians have been targeted in a new attack in the Central African Republic.


Fabio Baggio says often encourage alternative channels

Restrictive policies no good on migrants says Vatican official

A Vatican official has said that restrictive policies will not solve the Mediterranean migrant crisis.


At least 11 killed

Pope Francis 'deeply saddened' by Nigeria church attack

The Vatican said Monday that Pope Francis was "deeply saddened" by Sunday's gun attack on a church in southern Nigeria in which at least 11 people were killed.


Pope constantly praying says statement

Suspend constituent Vatican tells Venezuela government

Pope constantly praying says statement.


Francis also met Borussia Moenchengladbach players, officials

Festive atmosphere as Pope resumes weekly general audiences

There was a festive audience in the Vatican's Paul VI hall on Wednesday as Pope Francis resumed his weekly general audiences after a break in July.


New body result of June meeting

Vatican launches global network against mafia, graft

New body result of June meeting.


Visit 'under evaluation', Vatican sources

Pope may travel to Bangladesh, Myanmar in Nov

Pope Francis may travel to Bangladesh and Myanmar in November, Argentine news agency Telam has said. Vatican sources on Friday did not deny the reports, saying such a visit was under evaluation.


Vatican daily blasts lack of respect for size of crisis

EU giving Italy 'crumbs' on migrants - Osservatore Romano

Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano on Wednesday blasted the European Union for failing to do more to help Italy with the Mediterranean asylum-seeker crisis.


Rome faces possible water rationing

Vatican turns off its fountains due to drought

The Vatican has turned off its fountains, including those in St Peter's Square, due to the drought-induced shortage that means Rome risks facing water rationing.


Symbolic $25,000 donation aims to encourage support for response

Pope makes FAO donation for famine in East Africa

The Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said Friday that Pope Francis has made an unprecedented move with a €25,000 donation to the United Nations agency's efforts for people facing food insecurity and famine in East Africa.


'Ask for strength to... fight corruption' @Pontifex_it

Pope prays for mafia victims on Borsellino anniversary

Pope Francis called on the faithful to pray for the victims of organized crime via Twitter on Wednesday, the 25th anniversary of the murder of anti-Mafia prosecutor Paolo Borsellino and his security detail.


Ex-Bambino Gesù chiefs accused of diverting funds

Bertone may testify on flat in hospital graft trial

Ex-Bambino Gesù chiefs accused of diverting funds.


'Duty for all'

Don't ignore environmental destruction says pope

It is a "duty for all" not to stand by and ignore the destruction of the environment, Pope Francis said in a message to an international congress in Brazil on his Laudato si' encyclical Friday.


Laying down one's life for faith joins traditional three ways

Pope Francis opens new fourth path to sainthood

Pope Francis has opened a new fourth path to sainthood alongside martyrdom, living a heroic life of Christian virtue and having a strong reputation for religious devotion. The fourth way is laying down one's life for the faith.


Must be 're-proposed' with passion

Europe unique in the world tweets Pope Francis

Pope Francis tweeted Tuesday that "Europe has and ideal and spiritual patrimony unique in the world which deserves to be re-proposed with passion and renewed freshness".


Francis calls for end to "useless slaughters".

War is no solution, stop arms race, pope tells G20

Pope Francis told world leaders that war "is never a solution" and called for an end to all "useless slaughters" in his message for the G20 summit in Hamburg, which the Vatican released on Friday.


Doctor-turned-journalist was 80

John Paul II spokesman Joaquin Navarro Valls dead

Doctor-turned-journalist was 80.