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(ANSA) - Rome, August 4 - Six out of 10 Italians preferred automobiles for their commute to work and school between 2001 and 2011, but use of public transport and bicycles was also on the rise during that period, according to a report published on Monday. Statistical agency Istat, analyzing census...
British aid worker reportedly killed in Gaza
Monday, August 04TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, August 4 - The Foreign Office said Monday that it was investigating media reports that a British aid worker had been killed in fighting in Gaza. The Briton reportedly died in an airstrike on Rafah, in the south of the Gaza Strip, on Sunday.
(ANSA) - Vatican City, August 4 - Pope Francis has reinstated a South American priest who had been penalized in the 1980s for his political activities, including involvement with the Sandinista movement in Nicaragua. Father Miguel d'Escoto Brockman, 81, had been suspended in by then-pope John Paul...
World can expect more Sino-US military drills
Monday, August 04TH, 2014 by
By Li Xianrong (People's Daily Online) - Beijing, August 4 - China, Australia and the United States will conduct their first trilateral military exercise in October. Compared to the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) multinational naval exercises, the scale of "Exercise Kowari", which will take...
(ANSA) - Moscow, August 4 - Five soldiers were killed and 14 were wounded in 24 hours of fighting between Ukraine military and separatist militants in southeastern Ukraine as government forces took an important railway hub, officials reported on Monday. "Units taking part in the anti-terrorist...
(ANSA) - Rome, August 4 - Marianna Madia, Italy's simplification minister, said Monday that the country cannot afford all parts of an earlier plan to reduce retirement age for some public employees. She made that admission as she introduced four amendments to the government's public-sector reform...
Senate to resume voting on Renzi reform bill
Monday, August 04TH, 2014 by
(ANSA) - Rome, August 4 - Voting on Premier Matteo Renzi's Constitutional reform bill resumed Monday after Senators late last week approved its first two articles which, with a total of 4,500 amendments between them, were the most hotly contested by opponents. The so-called kangaroo rule, which...
(ANSA) - Milan, August 4 - Pablo Daniel Osvaldo landed in Italy on Monday to do a medical for a move to Serie A giants Inter Milan. The 28-year-old Argentine-born forward, who has 12 Italy caps, is reportedly set to join Inter on loan from English side Southampton with an option for a permanent...
(ANSA) - Tel Aviv, August 4 - A pedestrian was killed and another injured when a tractor driven by an alleged terrorist rammed a bus in central Jerusalem on Monday. In what police are calling a terrorist act, a 19-year-old East Jerusalem Palestinian man drove a tractor into a passenger bus,...
(ANSA) - Rome, August 4 - Former Italy forward Alessandro Del Piero has said that he still has one more season in him and is not ready to quit. The 39-year-old is looking for a club after announcing in April that his two-year stint with Sydney FC was over. "I still have to decide what's best...

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