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  1. News - World - ITALY

    Venetians seek to buy Poveglia, ‘island of madness’ to foil luxury resort plan

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 08:47pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Venice Venetians seek to buy lagoon island of Poveglia- which some claim to be haunted- to prevent it being turned into yet another luxury resort Battle on for 'island ... another luxury resort in the Venetian lagoon. Barina and many of his neighbours were indignant when they heard of the Italian state's intention to auction a 99-year lease on Poveglia island ...

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    Final voyage of the Costa Concordia: ship to be broken up and its parts recycled

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:32am by AFP

    ... The hulking vessel, about twice the size of the Titanic, was towed into port after a four-day, 280km journey from the disaster site off the Tuscan island of Giglio. "This is not a runway show. ... orders a sail-by "salute" near the Tuscan island. People jump into the freezing waters to escape, while Schettino is found ashore. January 14: Prosecutors detain Schettino and his first ...

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    Engineers begin ambitious Costa Concordia salvage off Italian island

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 04:59pm

    ... in the Tuscan holiday island of Giglio where it hit rocks on January 13 last year, killing 32 people. After a three-hour delay caused by an overnight storm which interrupted final preparations, salvage ... expensive maritime wreck recovery ever, accounting for more than half of an overall insurance loss of more than $1.1 billion. A multinational team of 500 salvage engineers has been on the island ...

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    Italian convict island is home to growing concern

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters on Gorgona Island Prison off Tuscany offers hardened criminals a chance at rehabilitation through tending vineyard that sells wine to top restaurants Island jail helps convicts to turn over a new leaf High on a hillside overlooking the azure sea on a small Mediterranean island, two brawny men toil under the sun in a vineyard that has just released a €50 (HK$515) wine ...

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    Sell us to Switzerland, says disillusioned lobby in Sardinia, Italy

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 12:17am by GDN

    ... in Sardinia. Angered by a system they say has squandered economic potential and disenfranchised the ordinary citizen, they want Rome to sell their island to the Swiss. "People laugh when we say we ... belonged to anywhere". For a minority of Sardinians, independence remains the island's best chance for success. Caruso and Enrico Napoleone, the two 50-year-old school friends behind ...

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    Italy rescues more than 1,100 migrants in rafts south of Sicily

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 07:41pm by Reuters

    ... In October, 366 Eritreans drowned in a shipwreck near the shore of the Italian island of Lampedusa, which is located about halfway between Sicily and Tunisia. More than 200, mostly Syrians, died in another shipwreck a week later. Over the past two decades, Italy, Greece and the Mediterranean island of Malta have borne the brunt of migrant flows and have urged the EU to make a more robust ...

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    Survivors of Costa Concordia shipwreck rally as trial begins

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 02:11am by AFP

    ... after starting because of a lawyers' strike. Relatives of the dead also threw a wreath into the sea and attended a Mass at the island's church, which had welcomed hundreds ... meanwhile, are finally seeing the end of their ordeal, with June set as the date to remove the wreck from the island's port. They received a boost in spirits in September when salvage crews ...

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    Moldovan dancer tells Italy shipwreck trial she was captain's lover

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 12:29pm by AP

    ... he had asked Schettino for a favour: Would the captain sail close to the island of Giglio during the Mediterranean cruise because the crewman’s family lived there? Heads in the courtroom ... an even closer approach to the tiny island the following fateful week. When the Concordia rammed into the reef the night of January 13, gashing its hull and quickly taking on water, many ...

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    More than 500 migrants rescued off Sicily

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 08:34pm by AFP

    ... more boats. Meanwhile on Friday morning, Italian divers found another body from the refugee shipwreck last week off the coast of the island of Lampedusa, raising the death toll in the tragedy ...

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    Human remains found near Costa Concordia

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... upright last week in an unprecedented marine salvage operation 20 months after it crashed into a reef off Giglio Island. Civil Protection chief Franco Gabrielli said he immediately notified the victims' relatives, who had travelled to the island in hopes their loved ones' remains could be found. Coast Guard and Customs Service divers located the remains near the central part ...




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