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  • Nibali completes Tour de France win
    Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wraps up his first victory in the three-week race as Marcel Kittel wins the final stage in Paris.
    BBC News.  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:05:53 GMT.
  • Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali Wins the 2014 Tour de France
    Injuries to the early favorites gave Nibali a clear path to becoming the race’s first Italian champion in 16 years as he captured a Tour marked by cold and rainy weather.
    By Ian Austen.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:33:08 GMT.
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  • Costa Concordia ends final voyage
    The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia enters the port of Genoa for scrapping after a lengthy salvage operation.
    BBC News.  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:29:30 GMT.
  • Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France
    Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains.
    Miami Herald.  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:36 EDT.
  • Shipwrecked Costa Concordia towed to Italian port
    One of the biggest ever maritime salvage operations ended successfully on Sunday with the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner entering a northern Italian port, after a four-day journey through the Mediterranean sea.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 07:13:08 EDT.
  • Costa Concordia Reaches Final Destination
    The rusty hulk of the Costa Concordia has reached its final destination after a two-year salvage operation off the Italian island of Giglio where the cruise liner capsized two years ago, killing 32 people. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 06:16:13 -0400.
  • In Search for Killer, DNA Sweep Exposes Intimate Family Secrets in Italy
    The search for the killer in a sensational murder case revealed personal details about a suspect and set off a debate about the risks of privacy violations in DNA searches.
    By Elisabetta Povoledo.  International Herald Tribune.  Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:42:12 GMT.
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  • As Part Of The International Champions Cup, Italian Club AS Roma Builds Global Presence
    Through AS Roma's participation in the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup, the three-time Italian Serie A champion is hoping to build its global presence and tap into the American soccer fan base.
    By Mark J. Burns.  Forbes.  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:47:00 GMT.
  • Africa: Scores of Migrants Murdered On Smuggler's Boat
    [VOA]Survivors of a vessel smuggling migrants from Libya to Italy last week describe tales of brutality and mass murder during their voyage. ...
    All Africa.  Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:11:28 GMT.
  • From ancient graffiti to street art: Rome’s walls tell a story
    Scribbling emotions on walls has been a tradition in Rome going back thousands of years and even the word “graffiti” was first used for the markings found in the ruins of Pompeii.
    Hurriyet.  Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:51:00 +0200.
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