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Milan Expo 2015: Rioting and tear gas mar the start of a 'brighter tomorrow' for Italy

The fair opens and brings with it protests, police action... and Armani

Even AC Milan, one of the jewels in the business empire of Silvio Berlusconi (centre) is up for grabs

Silvio Berlusconi plans asset sale as he eyes up another return to power

Even AC Milan is being touted by the disgraced tycoon and former Italian Prime Minister

The Italian navy rescues 545 migrants in Salerno

Migrant crisis: EU ministers to discuss U-turn on search-and-rescue operations in Mediterranean

Plans to try and capture or destroy people-smuggling boats will also be considered

A man rescues a migrant from the Aegean sea, in the eastern island of Rhodes, on Monday

Migrant boat disaster: Smuggler known as 'The General' laughed about deaths on crossing from Libya to Italy

Mered Medhanie, an Eritrean based in Libya, was recorded boasting about booming business in people-trafficking

The body of a dead child is recovered off the coast of Rhodes. People smuggling is an industry where demand exceeds supply and the seller does not care greatly if the customer reaches their destination or not (AP)

Migrant boat disaster: Survivor describes horror of drowning 'prisoners' locked in hold by traffickers

The man suggested there may have been 950 crammed aboard

Migrants rescued in recent days originated from countries in the Horn of Africa, Subsaharan Africa and West Africa

Migrants crossing the Mediterranean: Death rate rises 50-fold since end of Italy's Mare Nostrum search and rescue mission, say refugee organisations

Latest shipwreck leaves 400 dead as campaigners demand EU action to deal with unprecedented flow of boats

An Italian military ship with would be immigrants onboard in the port of Pozzallo, Sicily, last year

Dead migrant thrown to the sharks by human trafficker

It is believed that the man died after breathing in petrol that spilled onto him  as the stricken vessel made its voyage

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson share a moment in the first Twilight film; The Vatican is being warned of “beautiful young vampires” encouraging young people to dabble with occult forces

Exorcists warn Vatican over 'beautiful young vampires' and satanic yoga

Father Cesare Truqui says that dioceses in Italy and beyond were experiencing a surge in reports of symptoms of possession

Officials have said they plan to remove seagulls’ nests from central Venice

Venice declares war on the seagulls attacking tourists and waiters

Officials have said they intend to remove the gulls' nests in the city centre

Vatican's silence draws fire over 'rejection' of gay French ambassador

With the Vatican still failing to confirm officially Laurent Stefanini's position, the press are widely reporting that his sexuality is behind his rejection

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