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Italian court mulls fate of alleged migrant trafficker

World
A court in Sicily is deliberating the fate of alleged migrants smugglers, including an Eritrean who claims his is a case of mistaken ID. The defendant's lawyer, Michele Calantropo, said Friday it was unclear when the court might announce a verdict. Prosecutors insist his client is Medhane Yehdego Mered, an alleged human trafficking kingpin. Calantropo contends the defendant's identity is Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre and that he's innocent. The man was arrested in Sudan and extradited to Italy in 2016.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: International
‘One dead’ as volcano unexpectedly erupts on Italian island

‘One dead’ as volcano unexpectedly erupts on Italian island

World
By Yuliya Talmazan, news reporter A volcano on the Italian island of Stromboli erupted on Wednesday, killing one person, according to local officials.The person, believed to be a tourist, was killed by falling stones during a walk, a rescue service official told Reuters. Italian news agency ANSA also quoted the mayor of Lipari, the biggest of the Aeolian Islands off Sicily that Stromboli belongs to, saying that one person was killed. Mayor Marco Giorgianni told ANSA that the victim was a tourist who had trekked up to the summit of the volcano.The unexpected eruption started fires on the western side of the small Mediterranean island and sent plumes of grey smoke into the air. Advertisement ...
Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96

Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96

Entertainment
Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli has died aged 96.The Florence native directed stars including Elizabeth Taylor in the 1967 film Taming of the Shrew and Dame Judi Dench on stage in Romeo and Juliet.Italian media said Zeffirelli died after a long illness which had grown worse in recent months.The two-time Oscar nominee also served in the Italian senate for two terms as a member of Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia party.He is perhaps best known to many as the director of the 1968 adaptation of Romeo and Juliet – starring a then-unknown Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey. It was viewed by generations of school students studying the Shakespearean drama. The illegitimat
Plane, helicopter collision in Italian Alps kills 5

Plane, helicopter collision in Italian Alps kills 5

World
Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A tourist plane and a helicopter collided Friday in the Italian Alps, killing at least five people, Italian emergency officials said. The collision over the Rutor Glacier in the Aosta Valley of northern Italy also left two people -- Swiss and French nationals -- injured, the Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico rescue agency said on Twitter. The group suspended rescue operations Friday evening and planned to return to the site of the crash Saturday morning. Medical professionals and specialists in sheet metal cutting also responded to the scene. Let's block ads! (Why?) World News - UPI.com
Chelsea stars David Luiz and Willian accuse N’Golo Kante of being tight when he visits their swanky Italian restaurant in Mayfair

Chelsea stars David Luiz and Willian accuse N’Golo Kante of being tight when he visits their swanky Italian restaurant in Mayfair

Sports
KANT PAY The Brazilian duo own Babbo together and believe the World Cup winner tries to skip paying for his meal when he visits N’Golo Kante is renowned as being one of the nicest guys in football, but it seems even he has one crucial flaw. The Mini-driving Chelsea midfielder is notoriously shy and chooses to shun away from the celebrity lifestyle associated with being football. Kante (R) is a fan of a free meal at Luiz and Willian’s restaurant After helping France win the World Cup in Russia over the summer, the combative midfielder had to get Steven N’Zonzi to ask if he could hold the famous trophy aloft. But it seems as though the two-time Premier League is not shy when it comes to claiming a free meal according to his Ch...