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B. 2015-04-25 Italian navy rescues 274 from ship off Libyan coast Sicily
C. 2015-04-21 Migrants: Details emerge of deadly capsize Sicily
2015-04-20 Italy arrests two over migrant boat sinking Catania, Sicily
E. 2014-09-27 Girl, 7, killed in explosion of small mud crater Macalube, Sicily
F. 2014-06-29 Italy finds bodies in migrant boat Pozzallo, Sicily
6. 2014-06-23 Police in Italy solve 105-year-old NYPD mob detective’s murder Sicily
H. 2014-04-09 Italian navy rescues over 1,000 migrants from overcrowded boats in a day Augusta, Sicily
I. 2014-04-02 Italian navy rescues 730 migrants in overcrowded boats Agrigento, Sicily
9. 2014-04-02 Stolen art 'hung on kitchen wall' Sicily


Migrants: Details emerge of deadly capsize
Italian navy rescues 274 from ship off Libyan coast


April 2015 ... more > Top ^
Sat.  
  Italian authorities have rescued migrants from a vessel in the Mediterranean, while more than 300 rescued a day earlier arrived in a port in Sicily
Tue.  
  Prosecutors say the captain, who survived and faces multiple homicide charges, crashed the boat by mistake against a merchant rescue ship
Apr. 20  
  The captain and a crew member of a boat that capsized off Libya on Sunday, killing hundreds of migrants, have been arrested, Italian officials say


year 2014 Top ^

Sep.27   Girl, 7, killed in explosion of small mud crater
Map of Macalube Italy  Authorities have ordered the closure of the Macalube nature reserve after a girl was killed in an explosion of small mud crater; brother missing Jun.29   Italy finds bodies in migrant boat Map of Pozzallo Italy  The Italian Navy has found about 30 bodies in a fishing boat with hundreds of migrants between Sicily and the North African coast Jun.23 Police in Italy solve 105-year-old NYPD mob detective’s murder Apr.9   Italian navy rescues over 1,000 migrants from overcrowded boats in a day Map of Augusta Italy  The Italian navy said it rescued more than 1,000 migrants from several overcrowded boats in the Mediterranean Apr.2   Italian navy rescues 730 migrants in overcrowded boats   The migrants, who departed in two boats from North Africa, are being taken to a port in Sicily's Agrigento province, the navy said in a stat... Stolen art 'hung on kitchen wall' Mar.19 Italy rescues hundreds of migrants Feb.6   More than 1,100 asylum seekers rescued off Italian coast Map of Augusta Italy
  Patrol choppers saw the overcrowded rafts, and four navy vessels rescued those on board. The asylum seekers were from sub-Saharan Africa


year 2013 Top ^

Nov.23   Mount Etna showers volcanic ash on nearby towns   Europe's most active volcano, has erupted again, showering volcanic ash on towns dotting the mountain's slopes and nearby Taormina Nov.17   Etna volcano erupts, lighting up sky over Sicily   Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, has erupted again, lighting up the sky over much of eastern Sicily and shooting up a towering column... Oct.26   Mount Etna volcano erupts; airspace briefly closed   Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, has erupted, sending up a towering plume of ash visible in much of eastern Sicily Oct.15   Sicily declares migrant emergency  The governor of Sicily has declared a state of emergency because of the large numbers of migrants it is having to deal with Oct.3   Italy day of mourning for boat dead
Map of Lampedusa Italy  Italy is holding a day of national mourning, after a boat carrying about 500 African migrants sank off the island of Lampedusa Sep.7   Migrants rescued from Italian waters  More than 700 people have been rescued in the last two days from boats carrying migrants and refugees off the coast of Italy, coastguards sa... Aug.10   Migrants die in Italy shipwreck   The bodies of six migrants apparently killed in a shipwreck have been recovered on a beach in southern Italy. May.25   'Mafia martyr' Puglisi beatified   More than 50,000 people have attended the beatification of Don Giuseppe Puglisi, a Roman Catholic priest murdered by the mafia in 1993

year 2012 Top ^

Jan.26   Freed aid workers arrive at Italy base
Map of Naval Air Station Sigonella Italy  Freed hostages Jessica Buchanan and Poul Thisted arrived at a U.S. base in Sicily Thursday, a day after being rescued in a U.S. military raid in Somalia

year 2011 Top ^

Sep.5 'Pavarotti's heir' Licitra dies after crash


year 2009 Top ^

Oct.3   Death toll from mudslides now 21   30 people were still unaccounted for in the mudslides, which occurred after a heavy downpour hit two days ago Jun.21 Mafia man arrested in Venezuela
Mar.6 Italy revives Sicily bridge plan

year 2008 Top ^

Dec.16   Sicilian mafia 'decapitated' by raid   Paramilitary police carried out massive arrests against the Sicilian mafia in Palermo, 'decapitating' the organization's leadership structur...

year 2007 Top ^

Dec.24 Firm quits Sicily to spurn Mafia
Nov.5   Senior Mafia boss arrested
  The police have arrested Salvatore Lo Piccolo, the reputed new boss of the Sicilian Mafia, who had been at large for 20 years


year 2006 Top ^

Apr.11   'Top Mafia boss' caught  Bernardo Provenzano, considered to be the head of the Sicilian Mafia, has been arrested

year 2005 Top ^

Aug.6 Many die in jet crash off Sicily


year 2002 Top ^

Oct.29   Etna burns through forests
  Boiling lava has swallowed swathes of Sicilian forest, but towns are not at risk of being engulfed Sep.12 Sicily police hold terror suspects
Sep.6 Sicily rocked by earthquake Jul.20 Sicily train crash killed 8

year 2001 Top ^

Aug.6 Etna eruption visible from space
Aug.3 Etna ash closes airport Jul.28 Volcanic ash closes Sicily's airport Jul.27 New Etna cracks offer hope Jul.26 Army battles Mt. Etna lava Jul.25   Etna forces state of emergency   Mount continues to spew molten lava thousands of feet into the air. In Catania international airport has been closed Jul.21 Lava crawls towards Etna village Feb.17 Optimistic end to G7 session



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2014
Girl, 7, killed in explosion of small mud cr...
Italy finds bodies in migrant boat
Italian navy rescues over 1,000 migrants fro...
More than 1,100 asylum seekers rescued o...
Police in Italy solve 105-year-old NYPD mob ...
Stolen art 'hung on kitchen wall'
Volcano
2014 2014
Volcano
Italy finds bodies in migrant boat
Italian navy rescues over 1,000 migrants fro...
Italian navy rescues 730 migrants in overcro...
More than 1,100 asylum seekers rescued o...
Politics
2014 2014
Politics
2013
Mount Etna showers volcanic ash on nearby to...
Etna volcano erupts, lighting up sky over Si...
Mount Etna volcano erupts; airspace briefly ...
Sicily declares migrant emergency
Italy day of mourning for boat dead
Crime
2013 2013
Crime
Mount Etna showers volcanic ash on nearby to...
Etna volcano erupts, lighting up sky over Si...
Mount Etna volcano erupts; airspace briefly ...
Sicily declares migrant emergency
Italy day of mourning for boat dead
Migrants rescued from Italian waters
Sicily declares migrant emergency
Italy day of mourning for boat dead
'Mafia martyr' Puglisi beatified
2012
Disasters
2012 2012
Disasters
Crime
2012 2012
Crime
Volcano
2012 2012
Volcano
Sea Disaster
2012 2012
Sea Disaster
Politics
2012 2012
Politics
2011
Disasters
2011 2011
Disasters
Crime
2011 2011
Crime
Volcano
2011 2011
Volcano
Sea Disaster
2011 2011
Sea Disaster
Politics
2011 2011
Politics
2009
Death toll from mudslides now 21
Mafia man arrested in Venezuela
Volcano
2009 2009
Volcano
Sea Disaster
2009 2009
Sea Disaster
Politics
2009 2009
Politics
2008
Disasters
2008 2008
Disasters
Sicilian mafia 'decapitated' by raid
Volcano
2008 2008
Volcano
Sea Disaster
2008 2008
Sea Disaster
Politics
2008 2008
Politics
2007
Disasters
2007 2007
Disasters
Firm quits Sicily to spurn Mafia
Senior Mafia boss arrested
Volcano
2007 2007
Volcano
Sea Disaster
2007 2007
Sea Disaster
Politics
2007 2007
Politics
2006
Disasters
2006 2006
Disasters
'Top Mafia boss' caught
Volcano
2006 2006
Volcano
Sea Disaster
2006 2006
Sea Disaster
Politics
2006 2006
Politics
2005
Many die in jet crash off Sicily
Crime
2005 2005
Crime
Volcano
2005 2005
Volcano
Sea Disaster
2005 2005
Sea Disaster
Politics
2005 2005
Politics
2002
Etna burns through forests
Sicily rocked by earthquake
Sicily police hold terror suspects
Etna burns through forests
Sea Disaster
2002 2002
Sea Disaster
Politics
2002 2002
Politics
2001
Etna eruption visible from space
Etna ash closes airport
Volcanic ash closes Sicily's airport
New Etna cracks offer hope
Etna forces state of emergency
Crime
2001 2001
Crime
Etna eruption visible from space
Etna ash closes airport
Volcanic ash closes Sicily's airport
New Etna cracks offer hope
Etna forces state of emergency
Sea Disaster
2001 2001
Sea Disaster
Optimistic end to G7 session

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