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Italy: Four Immigrants Arrested in Rape of Polish tourist

abcnews.go.com / A Congolese asylum-hopeful with permission to stay in Italy for humanitarian reasons was nabbed aboard a train by police early Sunday as the last of a gang of four young males suspected of raping a Polish tourist on a beach, beating her companion unconscious and raping a Peruvian woman barely an hour later in the same Italian resort town of Rimini, authorities said.

The man, identified as Guerlin Butungu, 20, was the only adult among the four suspects under arrest in the brutal case that triggered calls from Poland for the death penalty for the culprits and fueled already growing anti-migrant sentiment in Italy, where hundreds of thousands of asylum-seekers have been given shelter over the last few years after rescue at sea from migrant smugglers’ boats. Read Article

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Italy: Tourist gang raped, boyfriend badly beaten on popular beach

independent.co.uk / Italian police are investigating after a Polish tourist was gang raped as her boyfriend was savagely beaten on Italy’s popular Rimini beach. Italian news reports said the man passed out after being beaten on the head and robbed. His partner was repeatedly raped by four men early on Saturday on a secluded stretch [...]

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Rome Italy: Romanian arrested as suspect in robbery, beating, rape of Australian tourist

ansa.it reported – Rome, October 6 – Police on Thursday arrested a suspect in the rape, beating and robbery of an Australian tourist in Rome. The man, aged 40, is from Romania and is homeless. He was identified thanks to CCTV footage. The 49-year-old victim was attacked Sunday night in central Rome. A passerby came [...]

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Italy: Major Train Crash Kills at least 27, injures dozens

telegraph.co.uk reported at least 27 people were killed and dozens more injured on Tuesday when two trains crashed in a head-on collision in the southern Italian region of Puglia, writes Josephine McKenna in Rome. The two trains collided on a stretch of isolated track surrounded by olive trees around 11.30 a.m. between the towns of [...]

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Rome Italy: U.S. student’ blood stained body found in river, suspected of being murdered

telegraph.co.uk reported Italian prosecutors have launched a murder investigation into the death of an American university student whose blood-stained body was found floating in Rome’s Tiber river on Monday. Beau Solomon, 19, a finance student from Spring Green in Wisconsin, had just arrived in Rome for a five-week summer course at John Cabot University, a [...]

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Italy: Immigrant woman from Sengal detained in death of U.S. expat

Washingtonpost.com reported Italian authorities said they have detained a Senegalese immigrant days after an American woman was discovered dead in her apartment in Florence, Italy. Tidiane Cheik Diaw, 27, has become the prime suspect based on witness testimony and DNA evidence from a condom and cigarette butt, Chief Prosecutor Giuseppe Creazzo said Thursday at a [...]

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Florence Italy: U.S. expat found dead, being investigated as a homicide

(CNN) reported an American woman, Ashley Olsen, has been found dead at her apartment in Florence, Italy. Her death is being treated as a homicide, police spokeswoman Maddalena Carosi said on Italian TV. Italian news agency ANSA reported that Olsen, 35, was found strangled, but authorities declined to comment on the cause of death until [...]

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Italy: New Laws, Fines for tossing cigarette butts on ground

Careless smokers who drop their unwanted cigarette butts on the ground could face fines under new laws in Italy. The Italian parliament has passed a raft of measures aimed at tackling the country’s littering and pollution problems, including high fines of €300 for smokers who toss their cigarette butts on the ground, according to The [...]

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Italy: Rome, Milan orders no-car days in effort to combat smog

newsmax.com/AP reported…Rome and Milan have ordered no-car days next week to combat pollution, which has hit unhealthy levels for weeks mainly because no rain has fallen to wash away the smog. A six-hour ban on cars this Monday and Tuesday was announced by Rome on Thursday, while Milan’s anti-pollution measure sees six-hour bans daily from [...]

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Italy: Police order Peruvian tea off shelves, significant levels of cocaine

Cocaine tea bags on sale for years in Italy telegraph.co.uk reported a bus driver who appreciated a Peruvian coca tea for keeping him awake found out he was actually consuming cocaine Italian police have ordered that a Peruvian coca tea be removed from the shelves, after it was found to contain significant levels of cocaine. [...]

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