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(ANSA) - Vatican City, September 29 - Satan dehumanises mankind while angels defend it, Pope Francis said Monday. Satan is behind "many plans to dehumanise Man...they are his work, simply because he hates man," the pope said at a Mass in the Vatican for the archangels Michael, Gabriel and...
Ghani sworn in as president in Afghanistan
Monday, September 29TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Kabul, September 29 - Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was inaugurated as Afghan's new president on Monday, succeeding Hamid Karzai who served as president for 13 years. Ghani, former Afghan finance minister and World Bank economist, appealed directly to Taliban and Hezb-i-Islami militants to...
(ANSA) - Tokyo, September 29 - Japanese officials said Monday that 31 bodies have been found following the volcanic eruption of Mt. Ontake in central Japan. About 250 people were reportedly trapped by the sudden eruption Saturday, but most made it to safety.
(ANSA) - Hong Kong, September 29 - The Hong Kong government said it has pulled back riot police from streets after a night of protests by thousands of pro-democracy activists, sources said Monday. Protesters are angry over Beijing's electoral reform law which they fear will prevent free and open...
Injured Milan policeman released from hospital
Monday, September 29TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Milan, September 29 - A policeman who said he was attacked by a vandal was released from hospital on Monday after being treated for fractured ribs and a head injury. According to reports, the officer was off-duty walking his dogs in a suburb of Milan Sunday night when he saw a man...
Obama says U.S. 'not at war' on Islam
Monday, September 29TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - New York, September 29 - The United States is not in a war with Islam through air strikes on the terrorist Islamic State (ISIS), US President Barack Obama told news program 60 Minutes on Sunday. Rather, it is working with allies against terrorism, he said. "We're offering assistance...
Some 50 Italians fighting alongside ISIS - update
Monday, September 29TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, September 29 - A senior police official said Monday that around 50 Italian nationals were fighting alongside the ISIS Islamist militant group in Syria and Iraq. "A consolidated list has been created that enables us to know the exact size of the phenomenon and all of its various...
(ANSA) - Rome, September 29 - Susanna Camusso, the leader of Italy's biggest trade union confederation CGIL, said Monday that Premier Matteo Renzi had crossed line by suggesting that businesses should have the freedom to fire workers they do not want. "Last night Renzi said something that...
Italy is on 'very high terrorism alert' - update
Monday, September 29TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Brussels, September 29 - Italy is on an extremely high level of alert for possible terrorist attacks even though no specific threats have been made, Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said on Monday. Italy is supporting the international campaign to combat the ISIS Islamist militant group...
Police search Lazio regional offices in fraud probe
Monday, September 29TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, September 29 - Police searched some Lazio regional government and health authority offices as well as the city's Israelite hospital on Monday to seize documents as part of a probe into alleged fraud of the Italian national health system. The Israelite hospital has historic ties to...

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