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Andre Silva lifts Portugal past Italy in Nations League

The Euro 2016 winners showed no sign of missing their star striker Cristiano Ronaldo

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Balotelli dropped for Italy’s Nations League game in Portugal

Nice striker Balotelli came under fire for his performance in their Nations League opener against Poland

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Nations League: Late penalty helps Italy draw against Poland

Italy were rescued in the 78th minute when visiting midfielder Jakub Blaszczykowski fouled Federico Chiesa in the penalty area

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Bodies of family found five days after Genoa bridge collapse, death toll hits 43

Rescue workers found the bodies of three members of a family in the wreckage of Genoa’s collapsed motorway bridge early on Sunday – the last people reported missing in the disaster, bringing the death toll to 43. The bodies were recovered from a car crushed under slabs of concrete, the Genoa prefecture said, five days…

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Italy buries bridge collapse dead amid outrage

Italy was preparing an official day of mourning Saturday to commemorate the dozens of people killed in Genoa’s bridge disaster with some outraged relatives of victims set to shun the official ceremonies

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Italian ex-footballer miraculously survives bridge disaster

Former Italian soccer professional Davide Capello can only describe it as a miracle. Wearing a blue hospital gown and sitting up in bed, Capello looks physically unscathed but emotionally shattered as he describes how the road beneath his car collapsed on Tuesday, as he was driving over Genoa’s Morandi Bridge. An 80-metre-long span of the…

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35 feared dead in Italian motorway bridge collapse

Firefighters searched on Tuesday for survivors and bodies amid the rubble of a motorway bridge that collapsed in the morning in the northern Italian port city of Genoa, killing dozens. At least 35 probably died, Italy’s ANSA news agency said citing fire brigade sources, while the official body count remained at about 20. A 50-metre…

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Europe sizzles in heatwave as wildfire hits Portugal

Europe sweltered through an intense heatwave on Sunday, with soaring temperatures contributing to forest fires, nuclear plants closing and even threatening the Netherlands’ supply of fries, although some countries experienced a slight respite. Here is a roundup: – Spain: Fire under control- A top of 42 degrees Celsius (107 degrees Fahrenheit) was forecast in the…

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MotoGP: Dovizioso puts Ducati on pole position for Czech Grand Prix

Italian Andrea Dovizioso will start Sunday’s Czech Grand Prix on pole position for Ducati with compatriot and MotoGP great Valentino Rossi qualifying his Yamaha alongside

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Russia overcome pool problems to take synchronized swimming title

Russia’s familiar domination of the synchronised swimming programme at the European Championships continued as they won their third successive title in two days of competition, despite problems with the pool water

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Germany the latest victim of the ‘champions curse’

Germany have been eliminated from the World Cup in the first round for the first time since the Second World War, as the holders are knocked out in the group stage for the fourth time this century. Leaving aside Uruguay — who won the inaugural World Cup in 1930 before not travelling to Italy for…

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Nearly 1,000 migrants rescued off Libyan coast: navy

Libya’s coastguard has rescued nearly 1,000 migrants who were on boats in distress in the Mediterranean Sea on their way to Europe, the navy said on Monday. Three separate operations took place on Sunday with the coastguard bringing ashore in Libya a total of 948 migrants, navy spokesperson Ayoub Kacem said. The migrants were on…

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Ranveer Singh and Deepika are marrying in November

Bollywood actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are getting married in November. Reports of their wedding have been circulating on social media for the past couple of months. Indian media reported on Thursday that “the wedding will take place in Italy or Bangalore or both, just like Virat and Anushka’s.” “Preparations are on full swing…

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Valentino Rossi grabs pole position in Italian MotoGP

Veteran Valentino Rossi grabbed his first pole position in more than a year-and-a-half with a blistering pace giving him more records at his home track ahead of the Italian MotoGP on Saturday. He clocked a new best time of 1min 46.208sec around the lap to put him ahead of Ducati’s Jorge Lorenzo and Maverick Vinales….

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Friendlies: France beat Italy, Tunisia held, Korea lose, Aussies rampant

France underlined their World Cup credentials with their three forwards all involved in the goals that secured an impressive 3-1 friendly victory over Italy on Friday. Just under two weeks before the finals start in Russia, Tunisia were held 2-2 by 10-man Turkey, Australia won 4-0 against the Czech Republic and South Korea suffered a…

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Italy student flies back after parents in Pakistan force abortion

A 19-year-old student said she returned to Italy after her family forced her to have an abortion in in Pakistan, reported BBC. Farah became pregnant a few months ago when she had been studying in Verona. Her family took her to Pakistan in February. Later, she appealed to friends for help, saying her baby had…

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Buffon bids tearful farewell to Juve after 656 games

Talismanic goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon bid a tearful farewell to Juventus after 17 seasons at the club when he played his last match for them in a 2-1 win over relegated Verona on Saturday. The Turin side, who clinched their seventh consecutive Serie A title a week ago, were leading 2-0 when Buffon was substituted in…

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Djokovic reaches first quarter-final of 2018 in Rome

Novak Djokovic moved into his first quarter-final of 2018 on Thursday when he defeated Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-1, 7-5 at the Italian Open. The four-time Rome champion is making his way back this year after a six-month injury absence before the Australian Open, which was followed by elbow surgery. And the 30-year-old showed some of…

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Police arrest father, brother in suspected ‘honor killing’ of Italian woman

Police in Pakistan have arrested the father and brother of an Italian woman of Pakistani descent strangled in a suspected honor killing, police said on Thursday. Rights groups say hundreds of women and girls are killed in Pakistan each year by family members angered at perceived damage to their “honor”, which may involve eloping, fraternizing…

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After smiling diplomacy, Iran’s Zarif watches nuclear deal collapse

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif used charm and knowledge of the West to help strike the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. But his smooth diplomacy masked deep suspicions of the United States, which pulled out of the agreement on Tuesday. “You should always smile in diplomacy,” he wrote in his 2013 memoir “The…

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Two dead, dozens saved in latest migrant boat rescue

ROME: Two women died and many others are presumed drowned after a migrant boat carrying dozens of people sank in the Mediterranean, rescue services in Italy said.  Among the 83 people rescued were three babies who were revived by medical teams. “A tragic day in the Mediterranean. The Aquarius was mobilised for a rescue of…

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