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Two killed as tornado strikes small Italian island
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Two killed as tornado strikes small Italian island

Sep 11th 2021, 10:21 AM 22,291 Views 6 Comments

Firefighters said the twister struck on Pantelleria, which is south of Sicily.

Charity boat carrying 257 migrants docks in Italy after permission granted
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Charity boat carrying 257 migrants docks in Italy after permission granted

Aug 7th 2021, 7:14 PM 15,349 Views 36 Comments

A French humanitarian vessel with 549 migrants on board is also due to dock.

Four injured in Sicily earthquake following Mount Etna eruption
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Four injured in Sicily earthquake following Mount Etna eruption

Dec 26th 2018, 10:21 AM 13,295 Views 0 Comments

The volcano, which is the most active in Europe, erupted on Monday.

Mount Etna, the biggest active volcano in Europe, has erupted (but it's not believed to be dangerous)
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Mount Etna, the biggest active volcano in Europe, has erupted (but it's not believed to be dangerous)

Dec 24th 2018, 4:45 PM 48,488 Views 12 Comments

More than 130 seismic shocks were recorded around the volcano afterwards.

Italian police arrest Mafia 'godfather' in major raid
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Italian police arrest Mafia 'godfather' in major raid

Dec 4th 2018, 12:59 PM 20,246 Views 0 Comments

The suspects are accused of extortion, illegal gun possession, arson, Mafia association and other crimes, investigators said.

Pope Francis travels to Sicily to honour a priest shot dead by the Mafia
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Pope Francis travels to Sicily to honour a priest shot dead by the Mafia

Sep 15th 2018, 2:00 PM 14,546 Views 19 Comments

The trip comes at a difficult time for the pontiff.

Notorious Sicilian mafia 'boss of bosses' dies in prison after fighting cancer
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Notorious Sicilian mafia 'boss of bosses' dies in prison after fighting cancer

Nov 17th 2017, 8:21 AM 20,454 Views 15 Comments

The mobster, who was nicknamed ‘The Beast’ for his cruelty, died in hospital in the early hours of this morning.

Town made famous by The Godfather has entire council dissolved for being run by the Mafia
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Town made famous by The Godfather has entire council dissolved for being run by the Mafia

Aug 12th 2016, 6:05 AM 24,482 Views 21 Comments

Corleone, Sicily, is the town Godfather protagonist Vito Corleone is named after.

Five arrested over migrant drowning incident
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Five arrested over migrant drowning incident

Aug 7th 2015, 2:38 PM 17,994 Views 164 Comments

Irish Defence Forces members are to get counselling after rescuing hundreds of migrants

LÉ Niamh arrives in Sicily carrying 367 people saved by the Irish crew
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LÉ Niamh arrives in Sicily carrying 367 people saved by the Irish crew

Aug 6th 2015, 10:46 PM 28,844 Views 181 Comments

The bodies of 25 people, including four children, are also on board.

Europe's most active volcano is back with a bang
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Europe's most active volcano is back with a bang

Aug 14th 2014, 3:57 PM 41,031 Views 35 Comments

Mount Etna began eruption again on the island of Sicily last Monday.

This island - a celebrity favourite - used to be covered in hot green glass
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This island - a celebrity favourite - used to be covered in hot green glass

May 24th 2014, 4:00 PM 13,901 Views 3 Comments

45,000 years ago…

Over 100 Syrian refugees rescued from boat off Sicily coast
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Over 100 Syrian refugees rescued from boat off Sicily coast

Dec 7th 2013, 3:47 PM 4,735 Views 9 Comments

Their rescue comes just days after another group of 120 refugees, mainly Syrians, were saved after their ship was found adrift off of Calabria.

It literally rained rocks in Italy, and here's a video
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It literally rained rocks in Italy, and here's a video

Nov 25th 2013, 7:50 AM 18,717 Views 15 Comments

Not exactly a grand soft day.

Dublin-bound Ryanair flight diverted to Italy after passenger is taken ill
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Dublin-bound Ryanair flight diverted to Italy after passenger is taken ill

Oct 16th 2013, 12:25 PM 12,587 Views 23 Comments

The plane landed in Sicily shortly after take off from Malta after a member of an Irish dancing troupe took ill.

Up to 50 migrants dead as boat sinks off Sicily
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Up to 50 migrants dead as boat sinks off Sicily

Oct 11th 2013, 6:31 PM 5,608 Views 22 Comments

The incident comes just over a week after the tragedy in Lampedusa.

At least 82 asylum-seekers dead after boat capsizes off Italian island
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At least 82 asylum-seekers dead after boat capsizes off Italian island

Oct 3rd 2013, 11:36 AM 4,114 Views 30 Comments

The local mayor of Lampedusa said 82 bodies had been recovered by emergency workers, including those of two children and several women.

Men drowned after jumping from boat thinking they were onshore
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Men drowned after jumping from boat thinking they were onshore

Aug 11th 2013, 2:24 PM 23,942 Views 35 Comments

The migrants had jumped from a fishing boat in Sicily. They were originally from Egypt and aged between 17 and 27 years of age.

9 unbelievable things from the obituary of a 91-year-old veteran
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9 unbelievable things from the obituary of a 91-year-old veteran

Aug 9th 2013, 12:47 PM 4,432 Views 5 Comments

Flight Lieutenant Tony Snell shows us how it’s done.

Charred bodies of Canadian mafiosi found in Sicily
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Charred bodies of Canadian mafiosi found in Sicily

May 9th 2013, 9:11 PM 20,814 Views 40 Comments

The bodies of the two men were found riddled with about 30 bullets, in an operation dubbed “Argo” by Italian and Canadian police.

Mount Etna flash eruption lights up Sicilian sky
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Mount Etna flash eruption lights up Sicilian sky

Mar 8th 2013, 7:40 AM 10,641 Views 11 Comments

Raw footage from Italy’s most active volcano this week.

Minor eruptions at Mount Etna mark first activity of 2012
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Minor eruptions at Mount Etna mark first activity of 2012

Jan 5th 2012, 6:09 PM 4,615 Views 11 Comments

Sicilians woke up to see plumes of smoke from the active volcano this morning, though there has been no flight disruption.

Video: Deadly flooding, mudslides strike Sicily
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Video: Deadly flooding, mudslides strike Sicily

Nov 23rd 2011, 6:30 PM 1,584 Views 0 Comments

At least three people have been killed in flash flooding and mudslides caused by torrential rain in the region.

Three die as Italy hit by torrential rain
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Three die as Italy hit by torrential rain

Nov 23rd 2011, 1:58 PM 1,130 Views 0 Comments

At least three people, including a young boy, have been killed in southern Italy due to torrential rains.

NATO F-16 bomber crash-lands after Libyan mission
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NATO F-16 bomber crash-lands after Libyan mission

Apr 27th 2011, 2:56 PM 748 Views 0 Comments

A fighter-bomber crash-lands at the Sicilian air base of Sigonella, 360 miles north of the Libyan capital Tripoli.

Ryanair's Trapani flights diverted over Libyan assault
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Ryanair's Trapani flights diverted over Libyan assault

Mar 21st 2011, 8:53 AM 1,045 Views 0 Comments

Military action in Libya has forced the closure of Trapani Airport in Sicily to all civilian traffic “for an indefinite period”.

McDonalds gets McLitigious over McPrefix
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McDonalds gets McLitigious over McPrefix

Aug 26th 2010, 9:12 AM 532 Views 0 Comments

International fast food chain sues small Sardinian café over its McPuddu’s name.

Turkish groom accidentally kills three at wedding
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Turkish groom accidentally kills three at wedding

Aug 9th 2010, 9:41 AM 197 Views 0 Comments

Dead include the groom’s father.