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The Morocco international ends his loan spell with the Cottagers to move to Serie A

Nino Di Matteo (on left) in Palermo; he is permanently accompanied by a ring of armed carabinieri following threats made against him by a Mafia boss

‘It is worth it and it is right’: A year of living dangerously for the prosecutor taking on the Mafia

Nino di Matteo’s life has been threatened by jailed former boss of bosses, Toto 'the Beast' Riina, over his investigation into links between the mob and the Italian state in the 1990s

Transfer news: Chelsea look to pip Arsenal and Manchester United to Andrea Ranocchia signing

Stamford Bridge outfit could take Italian international away from the San Siro

Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer

The photograph of Nina De Chiffre subsequently went viral on social media and was hailed as a symbol of peaceful protest in the country

An AC Milan v Ajax scarf is left in a pool of blood left after violent clashes between fans of the two clubs

AC Milan 0 Ajax 0: Three Ajax fans stabbed and another man injured in violent clashes before Champions League match

Ajax supporters clashed with both AC Milan fans and Italian demonstrators as violence marred the build-up to the Group H decider

Champions League round-up: Roberto Mancini enjoys Wesley Sneijder’s snow celebration

Roberto Mancini has succeeded in taking Galatasaray through to the knockout stages of the Champions League – a feat he never managed with Manchester City.

Five-star treatment in Milan

The Hedonist: what to see and where to be seen

Five-star treatment in Milan

The Hedonist: what to see and where to be seen
The accusation comes just two days after the Italian Senate expelled Berlusconi from Parliament over his tax fraud conviction

Berlusconi accused of paying off witnesses in prostitution trial

An Italian court accused ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi on Friday of tampering with evidence by bribing witnesses during a trial related to his infamous “bunga bunga” parties.

Ajax's Thulani Serero scores past Barcelona goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto

Gerardo Martino and Carles Puyol demand more intensity from Barcelona following shock defeat to Ajax

The Spanish champions lost 2-1 in Amsterdam

Mikail Lustig is powerless to stop AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli having an effort on the Celtic goal

Celtic 0 AC Milan 3: Mikael Lustig laments week in which World Cup and Champions League hopes evaporated

The Swede saw his country crash out of the World Cup play-offs after defeat to Portugal before Milan loss eliminated Celtic from this season's European competitions

James Forrest celebrates as his penalty gives Celtic the lead

Celtic v AC Milan: Champions League match preview

A look ahead to Tuesday's Champions League fixture at Celtic Park

The Sport Matrix: Tuesday 26 November 2013

Trott departs tour as England’s Ashes left in turmoil

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Travel concerns are a factor behind Germany's lack of support for Tuesday's game

England v Germany: German fans shun Wembley friendly as ticket request is downgraded to 1,000

The interest in the game is in stark contract to the estimated 18,000-20,000 Polish fans who attended the World Cup qualifier against Poland last month

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 14 November 2013

German fans shun Wembley as tickets returned to FA

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Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations

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Finally, a diet that works

Californian pastor's wildly popular Daniel Plan has seen his congregation greatly reduced
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DJ Taylor: Good taste? It's all a matter of timing...

Good taste? It's all a matter of timing...

It has been hard to form generally accepted cultural standards since the middle of the 19th century – and the disintegration is only going to accelerate, says DJ Taylor
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Transfer guide: From Arsenal to West Ham - what does your club need in the January transfer window?

Who does your club need in the transfer window?

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