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Nazi funeral in Italy disrupted by protests

Sky News: The funeral of a Nazi war criminal was halted by police in Italy after anti-fascists and neo-Nazis gathered around the hearse to protest.

The body of former SS officer Erich Priebke is at a military airport outside Rome where it is expected to be flown to Germany.

Photo: The car was halted as protesters kicked and spat at it (Sky NEws)

Scores dead off Italy after migrant boat sinks

CNN: Scores of people are dead and hundreds are feared missing after a boat full of migrants caught on fire and capsized off the Italian island of Lampedusa.

At least 151 people have been saved and a massive search and rescue operation is continuing.

Retrial of Amanda Knox begins

NBC News: The retrial of Amanda Knox has opened in the Italian city of Florence, but Knox was not in attendance.

The Italian court is expected to re-examine forensic evidence from the death of 21-year-old Meredith Kercher to determine whether Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito helped kill her.

Photo: Amanda Knox arrives at the court during her appeal trial session in Perugia, Italy, on Sept. 30, 2011. (Alessandro Bianchi / Reuters)

Costa Concordia now fully upright

NBC News: The stricken cruise liner Costa Concordia is now sitting upright in waters off the Italian island of Giglio after an operation to set her right.

A series of jacks and cables helped engineers haul the 114,500 ton vessel into a seaworthy position, exposing severe damage and discoloration of the ship’s side.

Photo: Costa Concordia (AFP/Vincenzo Pinto)

Capsized cruise ship salvage operation begins

BBC News: The operation to salvage the stricken cruise ship Costa Concordia is now under way off the coast of Italy, 20 months after it ran aground in January 2012.

The process to right the ship is expected to take up to 12 hours.

Photo: An aerial view shows the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side next to Giglio Island taken from an Italian navy helicopter August 26, 2013. (Alessandro Bianchi / Reuters)
Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation is 1st since Middle Ages
85-year-old Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation this morning, a decision which took even the Vatican hierarchy by surprise.
The last pope to step aside was Gregory XII in 1415, who did so in order to end the Great Western Schism. The last papal abdication was Celestine V in 1294, NBC News reports."After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry," the pontiff’s statement said.Follow updates on BreakingNews.com.Photo: Pope Benedict XVI blesses pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican on May 1, 2011, ahead of the beatification of Pope John Paul II. (Giuseppe Cacace / AFP - Getty Images)

Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation is 1st since Middle Ages

85-year-old Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation this morning, a decision which took even the Vatican hierarchy by surprise.

The last pope to step aside was Gregory XII in 1415, who did so in order to end the Great Western Schism. The last papal abdication was Celestine V in 1294, NBC News reports.

"After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry," the pontiff’s statement said.

Follow updates on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: Pope Benedict XVI blesses pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican on May 1, 2011, ahead of the beatification of Pope John Paul II. (Giuseppe Cacace / AFP - Getty Images)

Italian police find stolen Egyptian sphinx
BBC: Italian police say they’ve recovered a stolen 2,000-year-old Egyptian sphinx near Rome. They believe the statue was going to be taken out of the country.
The sphinx was found along with other artifacts thought to have been stolen from an Etruscan cemetery. Rome began importing sculptures from Egypt after its conquest of the country in the 1st century BC.
Photo credit: AFP

Italian police find stolen Egyptian sphinx

BBC: Italian police say they’ve recovered a stolen 2,000-year-old Egyptian sphinx near Rome. They believe the statue was going to be taken out of the country.

The sphinx was found along with other artifacts thought to have been stolen from an Etruscan cemetery. Rome began importing sculptures from Egypt after its conquest of the country in the 1st century BC.


Photo credit: AFP

FLASH: Spain wins 2012 European Championship

Spain has won the 2012 European Championship, beating Italy 4-0 to retain the title - AP

(Source: breakingnews.com)

Italy dismisses Germany, 2-1, from Euro 2012, will face Spain in final

Two first-half strikes Mario Balotelli was enough to see off Germany. The¬†Azzurri will now face Spain in Sunday’s Euro 2012 finale.

(Source: Guardian)

Croatia charged with racism at Euro 2012

Croatia became the 1st team charged with racism at the European Championship after UEFA received reports that fans made monkey chants at Italy forward Mario Balotelli, AP reports

Photo: Italy’s Mario Balotelli is seen on June 14, 2012, leaving the pitch after being substituted during the Euro 2012 soccer championship Group C match between Italy and Croatia in Poznan, Poland. (AP Photo/Jon Super)