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Italian Judge: Coal Plant Caused Over 400 Deaths, Orders Shutdown

Italian Judge: Coal Plant Caused Over 400 Deaths, Orders Shutdown
An Italian judge has ordered the shutdown of a coal-fired power plant that has been blamed for at least 442 deaths. Public prosecutors had argued that pollution from the plant in Italy’s Liguria region had caused the premature deaths and between 1,700 - 2,000 cases of heart and lung disease.
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Italy: Drama Continues in Knox Murder Trial

Italy: Drama Continues in Knox Murder Trial
Former American exchange student Amanda Knox spent four years in jail in Italy, from her arrest to her conviction in her first murder trial through her successful appeal. She's now facing a second appeals trial, along with her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito.
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CIA Torture Operative Nabbed in Panama

CIA Torture Operative Nabbed in Panama
An ex-CIA operative, Robert Seldon Lady, convicted of kidnapping an "alleged terror suspect" in Milan, Italy, has been arrested in Panama. Lady's detention says a lot about the world's view of the CIA's controversial extraordinary rendition program.
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Silvio Berlusconi's Sex-for-Hire Case on Fast Track in Italian Court

Silvio Berlusconi's Sex-for-Hire Case on Fast Track in Italian Court
Silvio Berlusconi's judicial woes weighed on Italy's political future on Monday as prosecutors in Naples requested an accelerated trial of the former premier on corruption charges, and Milan judges in his sex-for-hire trial ordered a medical visit to certify his ailments.
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