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  • Italy earthquakes: Widespread damage in historic towns
    Historic buildings in central Italy are badly damaged by two earthquakes but nobody is killed.
    BBC News.  Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:22:45 GMT.
  • Italy earthquakes: Bad weather hampers rescue efforts
    Bad weather hampers rescue work in central Italy after two earthquakes injured dozens on Wednesday.
    BBC News.  Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:28:37 GMT.
  • Italy Takes Damage but Avoids Catastrophe After Quake
    Two strong earthquakes hit central Italy Wednesday, causing severe damage to some churches and buildings, but avoiding the catastrophe seen just two months ago when an earthquake killed almost 300 people. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 27 Oct 2016 01:49:24 -0400.
  • Two strong quakes hit central Italy
    Two powerful earthquakes hit central Italy late Wednesday, bringing down buildings and wreaking havoc on local areas just two months after another major quake had killed 298 people.
    Xinhua.  2016-10-27.
  • Two Earthquakes Shake Up Central Italy
    The earthquakes damaged buildings in several towns, two months after a quake killed nearly 300 people in the country.
    Elisabetta Povoledo.  New York Times.  Wed, 26 Oct 2016 22:48:12 GMT.
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  • At Juilliard, Can You Hear the Sprezzatura?
    A concert aims to evoke a term coined in an Italian courtier’s 16th-century book, suggesting in music “something a little jazzier, more flexible.”
    Corinna Da Fonseca-wollheim.  New York Times.  Wed, 26 Oct 2016 20:40:50 GMT.
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  • A $31B problem: How Canada sucks at reducing food waste
    France has made it illegal for supermarkets to waste food. Italy is offering tax breaks when businesses donate leftovers. In Canada, $31 billion worth of food ends up in landfills or composters each year. ...
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:00:00 EDT.
  • Vatican Official Questioned Over Sex Abuse Claims
    Australian police have interviewed top Vatican official George Pell in Rome over decades-old sexual assault allegations, but authorities said no charges were filed. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 26 Oct 2016 02:25:50 -0400.
  • Africa: Stuck on France-Italy Border, Migrants Ponder Next Move
    [VOA] Migrants have continued to arrive on Italy's shores by the thousands this year. Most of them are Africans who hope to continue on to other European countries. ...
    All Africa.  Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:33:25 GMT.
  • The Most Stylish Place To Stay In Rome Is The Boutique Hotel Run By The Ferragamo Family
    From the white glove service to the amenities, the Ferragamo Family really brings their signature style to this boutique hotel in a big way.
    By Breanna Wilson, Contributor.  Forbes.  Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:15:00 -0400.
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The Italian Republic, located on southern Europe's Apennine Peninsula, is a democratic republic with a bicameral Parliament, an elected President, and an appointed Prime Minister.  Italy's capital city is Rome, and its currency is the Euro.  In 2007, Italy's estimated population was 58,148,000, and Italian is the primary language used in Italy.

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