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August 24, 2016

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake hits central Italy

6.2 Magnitude Earthquake hits central Italy

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

At 3:36am this morning, local time a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck about 10 kilometres southeast of Norcia, Italy. The quake hit at a depth of 10 kilometres, and was felt all the way to Rome, about 100 miles (150 km) away from the town of Norcia.

120 or more people are dead, officials have said, including children, and around 100 people are reported missing. The death toll has risen over the course of the day, and is expected to rise further as scores of people remain unaccounted for. The 6.2 magnitude quake has effected the central towns of Norcia, Pescara del Tronto, Accumoli and Amatrice. Sergio Pirozzi, Amatrice’s mayor, remarked, “Half the town no longer exists”, as most of it has been reduced to rubble. Mayor Pirozzi went on to say rescue teams were digging with the “[hope] that most people were alive.”

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After hearing about the devastating effects of the earthquake, Pope Francis postponed a weekly address on religious teachings, instead dedicating a prayer session in Saint Peter’s Square for those effected by the disaster. “[L]earning that there are children among the victims, I am deeply saddened,” Pope Francis told his public.

Authorities have compared today’s earthquake in central Italy to the 2009 earthquake that killed over 300 people in Abruzzo, Italy. Italy’s Civil Protection agency characterized the earthquake as “severe”.



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July 8, 2016

Italian police charge homeless local with murder of US exchange student

Italian police charge homeless local with murder of US exchange student

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On Tuesday, Italian police charged homeless forty-year-old Massimo Galioto with the aggravated murder of Beau Solomon, a college student from Wisconsin, US. The police arrested the man after finding the student’s body in the Tiber River in Rome on Monday. The defendant has attorney Michele Vincelli.

According to reports, Massimo Galioto is homeless and lived in a tent under a bridge. Italian police said two witnesses reported they saw someone being thrown from the Garibaldi bridge into the Tiber River. The authorities also reportedly obtained CCTV footage near the bank of the river, showing the incident.

A homeless woman sharing a tent with Massimo Galioto said she saw Massimo Galioto and Beau Solomon fighting each-other, and then saw Beau Solomon fall into the river. The woman alleged Beau Solomon was drunk and the company included two people from North Africa.

On Monday, Italian police found Beau Solomon’s body near Guglielmo Marconi bridge about three miles (five kilometres) downstream from Trastevere, where the student was last seen at about 1AM in G-Bar in Piazza Trilussa on Friday night after his first day in Italy. Solomon was beginning a summer school at John Cabot University. His parents arrived on Monday using emergency passports.

The body had no mobile device or wallet, suggesting to local authorities it was a robbery. The body also had a head wound and bloody shirt, the victim’s 23-year-old brother Cole Solomon told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Monday.

Last week on Friday morning, Beau Solomon’s parents received bank alerts. According to the student’s brother Jake Solomon, the bank told his parents Beau’s bank card was charged “thousands of dollars”. Authorities later confirmed the amount as about 1,500 euro (about US$1700). The credit card of the victim was charged in Milan over 300 miles away from Rome on Friday.

Beau Solomon was aged 19. He came to Italy to attend summer school on Thursday. Beau Solomon did not attend university student orientation next morning, and the institution reported him missing to the local authorities at 9PM.



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June 10, 2016

Totti signs one-year contract extension with Roma

Totti signs one-year contract extension with Roma

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On Tuesday, Francesco Totti signed a one-year contract extension to remain the captain of Italian football club AS Roma. A one-club man, Totti has played 24 seasons in Serie A with the club.

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Cquote1.svg I really wanted this contract, it represents the realisation of my dream, I always wanted to end my career having only worn one shirt – the Roma one Cquote2.svg

—Francesco Totti

Totti joined Roma’s youth team in 1989 when he was 12 years old and made his Serie A debut aged 16 in March 1993 against Brescia Calcio. In the following year, he scored his first goal, against Foggia Calcio. To date, Totti has made 731 appearances and scored 304 goals – these are the club’s all-time records.

Totti has played 601 matches in Serie A and he is the third most-capped player in the league’s history. The record is held by Paolo Maldini who played 647 matches for A.C. Milan, a total that Totti cannot reach with this one-year extension.

In 1998, Totti became the youngest captain in the history of the league. Since then, Totti has won one Serie A title, the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana each on two occasions, and the FIFA World Cup in 2006. He was also awarded the European Golden Boot in 2007.

After the signing, Totti said, “I really wanted this contract, it represents the realisation of my dream, I always wanted to end my career having only worn one shirt – the Roma one”((it)).

Club president Jim Pallotta said “It’s quite fitting that on the anniversary of the day AS Roma was founded, Francesco Totti has signed a new playing contract […] He’s earnt this contract and now we want Francesco’s final season on the pitch to be the start of a new era of success for AS Roma.”((it))



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August 7, 2015

FC Barcelona defeats AS Roma 3-0 to win 2015 Joan Gamper Trophy

FC Barcelona defeats AS Roma 3-0 to win 2015 Joan Gamper Trophy

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On Wednesday, Catalonia-based football club FC Barcelona defeated Rome-based Italian Serie A football club A.S. Roma 3–0 in the 2015 Joan Gamper Trophy played in Camp Nou stadium, Barcelona.

Barcelona had stronger possession of the ball in front of Roma. The match saw only five yellow cards, two for Barcelona players and three for AS Roma players. A total of twenty fouls were committed in the match. Brazilian Neymar scored the first goal of the match in the 26th minute, assisted by Jérémy Mathieu. Messi doubled the lead by scoring in the bottom right corner in the 41st minute, assisted by Neymar. The first half ended in 2–0 with four bookings.

Ivan Rakitić scored the last goal of the match in the 66th minute. The Croat scored a right-footed 30-yard screamer in the top corner, assisted by Sergio Busquets. After the match, Rakitic said: “The aim is to keep on the same lines as we were at the end of last season […] I feel strong and the team is working well. This was only a friendly but we still played to win as in any match.”

Barcelona’s new signings Aleix Vidal and Adra Turan could not play the match due to a transfer ban.

Barça is to face Athletic Bilbao on August 23 in 2015/16 La Liga.

Messi avoids possible first red card in Catalan shirt[]

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In the 34th minute, Marc Bartra‘s pass to Messi was called offside. Moments later, Messi and Roma’s Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa confronted each other, culminating with Messi headbutting Yanga-Mbiwa and grabbing him by the throat. Messi did not receive a red card, although both players were booked. The referee came to stop the dispute.




5 August 2015
Barcelona 3–0 Roma Camp Nou
Attendance: 94,422
Referee: Estrada Fernández (Catalonia)
Neymar Scored after 26 minutes 26′
Lionel Messi Booked after 34 minutes 34′, Scored after 41 minutes 41′
Ivan Rakitić Scored after 66 minutes 66′
Marc Bartra Booked after 90 minutes 90′
Yanga-Mbiwa Booked after 34 minutes 34′
Florenzi Booked after 37 minutes 37′
Nainggolan Booked after 40 minutes 40′

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April 28, 2013

As Italy prepares for new government, shots fired near prime minister\’s office

As Italy prepares for new government, shots fired near prime minister’s office

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

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Earlier today in front of the office of Italy’s prime minister in Rome, shots were fired. According to Reuters, a witness reported around eight shots fired. This happened the same day the new Italian government is being sworn in.

Reuters is also reporting at least two policemen were shot. Reportedly the gunman has been arrested.

The process of selecting a new government took two months, with Democratic Party member Enrico Letta becoming the Prime Minister today. The Democratic Party joined with former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s People of Freedom Party to form a coalition government. Letta was at the Quirinal Palace, less than a kilometer away, at the time of the shooting for his inauguration.



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August 31, 2012

Frank Ponta inducted into the Paralympic Hall of Fame

Frank Ponta inducted into the Paralympic Hall of Fame

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Friday, August 31, 2012

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London, EnglandFrank Ponta was posthumously inducted into the Visa Paralympic Hall of Fame at a ceremony in London this week.

Ponta, who died in June last year after a long illness, was inducted into the Hall of Fame for his work as a coach. One of the founders of the Paralympic movement in Western Australia, he helped build the movement into a phenomenon. Working first in his home state, then in Australia, and finally on the world stage, where he won a silver medal at the first Paralympic Games held in Rome in 1960. He was especially influential in the development of junior wheelchair sport.

He is best-known today as a coach of champion Paralympians such as Louise Sauvage and Priya Cooper. Today, Sauvage is herself a coach.

In addition to competing and coaching, Ponta kept scrapbooks and notes of his experiences. Today, historians of the Paralympics are using them as resources to document the early years of Paralympic sport.



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May 24, 2012

Top exorcist says schoolgirl was kidnapped for Vatican sex ring

Top exorcist says schoolgirl was kidnapped for Vatican sex ring

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Gabriel Amorth, the Roman Catholic Church‘s leading exorcist, has suggested missing schoolgirl Emanuela Orlandi was kidnapped for sexual abuse at orgies attended by foreign diplomats and arranged by Vatican police. Orlandi was fifteen when she vanished in 1983.

Investigators are examining bones from the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare (pictured), which may belong to Orlandi.

Amorth, 85, who was appointed by the late Pope John Paul II, makes his remarks as Italian police try to determine if bones buried near the body of a mobster belong to Orlandi. Anonymous claims have suggested the tomb of Enrico “Renatino” De Pedis contains clues to her disappearance.

Investigators are examining bones removed from his burial site in the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare. Buried in a nearby crypt, the bones are thought to be centuries old but forensic tests are ongoing. One theory is Pedis kidnapped Orlandi to press Vatican officials over a financial dispute, with his onetime lover claiming her body was disposed of in a cement mixer.

Amorth refutes this explanation, and also an alleged “international dimension”; another theory is that the kidnapping was to try and secure freedom for Mehmet Ali Agca of Turkey, who shot at the pope in 1981. Orlandi’s vanishing “was a crime with a sexual motive” says Amorth. “Parties were organised, with a Vatican gendarme [policeman] acting as the ‘recruiter’ of the girls.”

He further told La Stampa “The network involved diplomatic personnel from a foreign embassy to the Holy See. I believe Emanuela ended up a victim of this circle”. “It has already previously been stated by [the late] monsignor Simeone Duca, an archivist at the Vatican, who was asked to recruit girls for parties with the help of the Vatican gendarmes.”

Orlandi has not been seen since she set off from the family apartment in the Vatican City, heading for a Rome music lesson. Orlandi’s father worked for the Holy See. Amorth is a controversial priest who lays claim to thousands of exorcisms and has criticised activities such as yoga and children reading Harry Potter books as spiritually harmful.



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December 23, 2010

Two embassies in Rome, Italy hit by bomb attack

Two embassies in Rome, Italy hit by bomb attack

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Chilean and Swiss embassies in Rome, Italy were the subject of separate bombings Thursday. The parcel bombs detonated at the embassies leaving two people injured.

A parcel bomb concealed in a package was detonated when the package was opened by a worker at the Swiss embassy. The worker, 53, was hospitalized with injuries to the hands and according to reports faced amputation of one or both hands. A second bomb detonated at the Chilean embassy, just hours later. An employee was also injured.

Rome’s mayor Gianni Alemanno suggested in a statement that there was potential for more attacks, “It’s a wave of terrorism against embassies, something much more worrisome than a single attack.” The attack is being investigated as “an attack with terrorist aims” according to the Italian news agency ANSA. The Italian foreign minister Franco Frattini also issued a statement saying, “We express full solidarity with the Swiss ambassador and all diplomatic staff, targeted by a deplorable act of violence that merits the firmest condemnation.”

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Yesterday there were two bomb threats at two local government offices, however they were determined to be fake. On Wednesday, a fake bomb was discovered on an empty train car.



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April 6, 2009

Italian police find 24 children living in Rome’s sewers

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98 people, including 24 children, were found Saturday by Italian police in the sewer system of Rome.

The Afghan youths were reported to be between the ages of 10 and 15. According to the newspaper La Repubblica, the children had stowed away on trailer trucks traveling from Turkey and Greece. They had spent nights sleeping in a standing position in filthy sewer pipes after removing the manhole covers and some of them were found in a sickly condition.

There had been reports to the police of children under the Ostiense train station, a common place for the homeless to seek shelter on cold nights.

The children, who do not speak Italian, are under the care of Rome’s Social Services. Efforts are being made by interpreters to identify the children who traveled without parental care.

Save the Children said that Afghan minors in Rome have increased to 264 in 2007 from 32 in 2004.


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  • “Afghan kids found living in Rome sewers”. BBC, April 5, 2009
  • “Roman police find sewer children”. BBC, April 4, 2009
  • World Latest News “Children from Afghanistan found in Rome manhole”. DPA, April 4, 2009
  • “Children living in sewer”. AFP, April 4, 2009
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Italian police find 24 children living in Rome’s sewers

Monday, April 6, 2009

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98 people, including 24 children, were found Saturday by Italian police in the sewer system of Rome.

The Afghan youths were reported to be between the ages of 10 and 15. According to the newspaper La Repubblica, the children had stowed away on trailer trucks traveling from Turkey and Greece. They had spent nights sleeping in a standing position in filthy sewer pipes after removing the manhole covers and some of them were found in a sickly condition.

There had been reports to the police of children under the Ostiense train station, a common place for the homeless to seek shelter on cold nights.

The children, who do not speak Italian, are under the care of Rome’s Social Services. Efforts are being made by interpreters to identify the children who traveled without parental care.

Save the Children said that Afghan minors in Rome have increased to 264 in 2007 from 32 in 2004.


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  • “Afghan kids found living in Rome sewers”. Australian Broadcasting Corporation, April 5, 2009
  • “Roman police find sewer children”. BBC, April 4, 2009
  • World Latest News “Children from Afghanistan found in Rome manhole”. DPA, April 4, 2009
  • “Children living in sewer”. AFP, April 4, 2009


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