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Italy hosts Libya conference towards new UN peace plan

Italy will host a Libya conference that starts on Monday and aims to push forward a new U.N. plan to stabilise the troubled North African country after an initiative to hold elections next month failed.
Giuseppe Iachini

Giuseppe Iachini named new Empoli manager

Giuseppe Iachini has been appointed Empoli’s new coach following the sacking of Aurelio Andreazzoli, who led the club to the Serie B title last term.
Survivor Giuseppe Giordano (C-R) sits by the coffins of his relatives during a funeral ceremony on November 6, 2018 in Palermo, for nine members of a single family who drowned when their home was engulfed in water following devastating floods. - Nine members of a single family, including children aged one, three and 15, drowned overnight on November 3 after a river burst its banks in the coastal Sicilian town of Casteldaccia, submerging their rented villa in water and mud. (Photo by Alessandro FUCARINI / AFP)

Italy mourns family of nine killed in flash flood

Thousands of people gathered Tuesday for the funerals of an extended family killed in Sicily when a flash flood engulfed their villa during devastating storms that wreaked havoc across Italy.
Aurelio Andreazzoli

Empoli sack coach Aurelio Andreazzoli

Serie A strugglers Empoli confirmed Monday they have sacked coach Aurelio Andreazzoli after last weekend’s 5-1 defeat to Napoli.
A house where people died after river Milicia flooded in Casteldaccia near Palermo [Guglielmo Mangiapane-Reuters]

12 killed in Sicily as death toll in Italy floods mounts

Floods in Italy have killed 12 more people in the southern island of Sicily, taking the week's death toll past 30, according to authorities.
Police officers and workmen stand in the flooded Venice land mark Piazza San Marco (Saint Mark Square) during a high-water (Acqua Alta) alert on October 29, 2018 in Venice as the city is inundated by near-record flooding and ferocious storms. Miguel MEDINA / AFP

Italy storms claim 12 more lives

Floods have killed 12 people on the southern Italian island of Sicily, nine of them from the same family, rescue services said Sunday, raising the week's toll across Italy past 30.
Pope Francis waves as he boards the plane on his way to the his two-day pastoral trip to Ireland on August 25, 2018 from the Fiumicino airport. Vincenzo PINTO - AFP

Pope Francis: Mafia members aren’t Christians

The head of the Catholic Church told a crowd of 100,000 in the Sicilian city of Palermo on Saturday that he does not believe one can be a member of the Mafia and also a devout Christian.
Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he leaves following a visit to Piazza Armerina, central Sicily, on September 15, 2018. Pope Francis pays a one-day pastoral visit on September 15 to the Dioceses of Piazza Armerina and Palermo in Sicily, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the killing by the mafia of Sicilian priest Pino Puglisi. Tiziana FABI / AFP

Pope in Sicily to honour ‘martyr’ priest killed by mafia

Pope Francis arrived in Sicily on Saturday to pay homage to a priest murdered by the mafia 25 years ago while trying to save youngsters in poor neighbourhoods from falling into their hands.
Juventus . Paulo Dybala . Cristiano Ronaldo

Paulo Dybala: Cristiano Ronaldo and I working ‘brilliantly’ together

Juventus forward Paulo Dybala says things are going "brilliantly" with Cristiano Ronaldo, even if neither have scored a goal yet this season.

Maurizio Zamparini: Paulo Dybala will leave Juventus in January

Paulo Dybala will leave Juventus in January and already has offers from clubs in Spain and England, Palermo owner Maurizio Zamparini has claimed.
Italian Police Sicily

Italian police arrest seven for beating teenage migrants from Gambia

Seven people have been arrested in Sicily for an unprovoked attack in August on a group of teenage African migrants, Italian Carabinieri police said on Wednesday.
Stefano Sorrentino - Cristiano Ronaldo

Chievo goalie Stefano Sorrentino thanks ‘legend’ Cristiano Ronaldo for message

Chievo goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino called Cristiano Ronaldo a “legend” and thanked the Juventus star for wishing him a speedy recovery after being knocked out by the Portuguese player in the season opener between the two teams at the weekend.

Police arrest bone-breaking insurance fraud gangs

Italian authorities have busted two Sicilian gangs who used body-building weights to smash the bones of victims in order to commit insurance fraud, police said Wednesday.
Kevin-Prince Boateng

Kevin-Prince Boateng: Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus ‘good for Serie A’

Kevin-Prince Boateng says Juventus should be applauded if they succeed in bringing another star name to Serie A, after he was officially presented as a Sassuolo player on Friday afternoon.
Javier Pastore

Javier Pastore to undergo medical as €20 million Roma switch from Paris Saint-Germain nears

The Argentine has been looking for a move away from Paris Saint-Germain this summer after being limited to just 14 starts in Ligue 1 last season and flirted with a switch to West Ham, while Liverpool had been linked to him recently.

Napoli’s Pepe Reina to face disciplinary hearing over mafia links

Outgoing Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina has been summoned to a hearing at the Italian football federation over his association with people with links to the mafia.

Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani admits he, Neymar had problems after penalty spat

Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani has admitted there was a problem with superstar teammate Neymar at the start of the season when the pair quarrelled mid-match over a penalty.

Empoli earn promotion back to Serie A

Tuscany club Empoli on Saturday secured promotion to Serie A after dropping into the Italian second division last season.

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The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, says restriction measures like social distancing, and wearing of face masks need to continue during the period of Ramadan, which is around the corner.

PTF: Coronavirus positive cases gradually coming down

Dr Sani Aliyu, the Coordinator, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, has said that positive cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) gradually coming down as the daily results now revolves around 400.
Liverpool have completed the signing of Olympiakos defender Konstantinos Tsimikas.

Liverpool complete signing of Konstantinos Tsimikas

Liverpool have completed the signing of Olympiakos defender Konstantinos Tsimikas.

Lagos petrol tanker drivers suspend strike

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APC pleads with Anambra governor to reinstate suspended monarch

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Anambra chapter, has pleaded with Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra to reinstate Traditional Ruler Peter Uyanwa of Ukwulu community of Dunukofia Council Area of the state, suspended late July.
President Nayib Bukele on Monday announced that El Salvador will give immunity passports to people who have recovered from COVID-19.

El Salvador to give immunity passport to those who recovered from coronavirus

President Nayib Bukele on Monday announced that El Salvador will give immunity passports to people who have recovered from COVID-19.