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World 11 Oct 2013 | 9:35 PM

Convicted Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke dies in Rome aged 100

ROME (Reuters) - Erich Priebke, a former German Nazi SS officer convicted of one of Italy's worst wartime massacres, died on Friday in Rome at the age of 100, his lawyer said.

World 12 Oct 2013 | 12:55 AM

Berlusconi asks to do community service instead of jail term - source

MILAN (Reuters) - Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has formally asked to do a year of community service rather than be jailed or put under house arrest after his conviction for tax fraud, a legal source said on Friday.

World 12 Oct 2013 | 1:05 AM

Convicted Nazi war criminal Priebke dies in Rome aged 100

ROME (Reuters) - Erich Priebke, the last survivor of the Nazi military officers convicted over one of Italy's worst wartime atrocities, died on Friday in Rome at the age of 100, his lawyer said.

World 12 Oct 2013 | 4:45 AM

Twelve people drown in migrant boat accident off Egypt

CAIRO (Reuters) - Twelve people died when a boat carrying illegal migrants and Syrian refugees sank off Egypt's northern coast on Friday, security and medical sources said.

Community 14 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM

An enclave of traditional charm in Malacca

THE main streets of Malacca once bore the names of illustrious colonial officers who had served in the state.

World 14 Oct 2013 | 3:50 AM

Italy to step up patrols in hope of saving migrants from shipwreck

ROME (Reuters) - Italy is to step up naval and air patrols in the southern Mediterranean to try to prevent repeats of the shipwrecks which have drowned hundreds of African migrants in two separate disasters in little more than a week.

World 14 Oct 2013 | 2:25 PM

Analysis - Not much left for Europe's left

PARIS (Reuters) - What is left for Europe's mainstream centre-left?

World 14 Oct 2013 | 10:55 PM

More migrants reach Italy, government prepares to boost sea patrols

ROME (Reuters) - A migrant boat carrying 137 people reached Italy from North Africa on Monday as the Italian government prepared to launch new naval and air patrols to prevent repeats of shipwrecks which have drowned hundreds of Africans this month alone.

World 15 Oct 2013 | 12:55 AM

Russia denies bail for Greenpeace U.S. captain, two activists

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia denied bail on Monday to the American captain of a Greenpeace ship and two other foreign activists who are among 30 environmentalists arrested on charges of piracy over a protest at an Arctic drilling platform.

World 15 Oct 2013 | 5:55 PM

Italy rescues 300 migrants, sends navy ships, drones on patrols

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's navy rescued about 300 migrants in the waters between Sicily and Libya on Tuesday as the government deployed ships, helicopters and unmanned drones to help avert further shipwrecks that have already drowned hundreds this month.