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Refugee surge raises concern about militants

...the Bible requires that strangers be welcomed, but acknowledged the need for precautions."It's true that 250 miles from Sicily there is an exceedingly cruel terrorist guerrilla group, and it's true there's the danger of infiltration," Francis said...
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Struggle to ID migrant dead

...bodies end up in Italy, its main forensics team, based in Sicily, gathers what information it can: fingerprints, a DNA sample...said.Neguse said officials told him that Abraham is buried in Sicily in a grave that is marked with a number but not a name.Piscitelli...
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French Riviera hit by deadly flash floods

...resumed their trip home, Unitalsi said on its Facebook page. Some had a long way to go as they were destined for Puglia and Sicily in Italy's south.Pope Francis offered his prayers for the victims during his weekly Sunday blessing from St. Peter's...
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Hollywood-style funeral for mobster outrages Rome

...and local gangsters, who have no formal ties to the traditional southern crime syndicates. A prosecutor famed for combatting Sicily's Cosa Nostra has been enlisted to help root out City Hall corruption. The Mafia-fighter was enlisted following dozens...
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Officials rescue 367 migrants off Libya; 25 bodies found

...many as 800 migrants trapped inside the hold. Only 28 people, including two alleged smugglers, survived.Prosecutors in Sicily said smugglers routinely pack unseaworthy boats far past capacity, with hundreds of migrants below deck. Italian navy divers...
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First female Italian rabbi to give presentation Sunday

...that has been mostly obscure until now. Prior to the inquisition, 50 percent of the people living in the South of Italy and Sicily were Jewish. Many Italian-Americans have Jewish roots and traditions that go back centuries and they have been left undiscovered...
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

...his tibia. But Nibali, who is known as "The Shark of the Strait" - a nod to the waterway near his hometown of Messina, Sicily - didn't stop there. He went on to win that stage into La Planche des Belles Filles. It was the first of three stages with...
Tour leader Nibali: A 'flag-bearer' against doping

...There's a lot of work behind winning a Grand Tour ... there are no strange recipes."Nibali, a native of Messina, Sicily, called Slongo "the person who knows me best." The trainer said something was trigggered in Nibali's mind after he was...
Tour leader Nibali: Doping belongs to cycling past

...isolated case. There's always the possibility that an idiot does something stupid ..."Nibali, a native of Messina, Sicily, nicknamed the "Shark of the Strait" after the Strait of Messina, is trying to become only the sixth rider in history to...
Nibali set to win Tour, with 2 Frenchmen on podium

...about that, I've focused on each stage," he said. "I never think about entering history." The 29-year-old from Sicily is the first Italian winner since Marco Pantani - but Pantani's victory came in the scandal-marred 1998 Tour, when rampant...


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