Europe

1,000 asylum seekers stranded in the Mediterranean

Italian Coast Guard launches major rescue operation with about 700 people saved, many of them children.

1,000 asylum seekers stranded in the Mediterranean

Middle East

5,000 refugees rescued on route to Italy from Libya

Libyan and Italian coastguards pick thousands of people from dozens of boats in the Mediterranean in 48 hours.

5,000 refugees rescued on route to Italy from Libya

Europe

Italy: First black minister wins case over racist MEP

Milan court rules Northern League MEP was guilty of racism over comments he made about Italy's first black minister.

Mario Borghezio ordered to pay Cecile Kyenge for racism

Europe

Italian gang accused of stealing millions meant for refugees

A mafia gang in Italy is being accused of profiting from Europe's refugee crisis.

Europe

Venice Biennale: Refugee crisis takes centre stage

The desperate journeys taken by refugees are a key theme at this year's art biennale in Venice.

Humanitarian crises

Italy rescues 484 people from the Mediterranean

Seven bodies also recovered on Saturday as refugees and migrants were trying to cross into Europe on four rubber boats.

Italy rescues 484 people from the Mediterranean

Europe

Venice Biennale: African artists missing in action

The Venice Biennale, the Olympics of the art world, is underway in Italy. Artists from around the world are invited to show their work, but Africa is heavily underrepresented. Al Jazeera’s Charlie Angela reports from Venice.

Europe

Damien Hirst accused of cultural appropriation at Venice Biennale

Artist Damien Hirst's new show in Venice is causing controversy. Ten years in the making, the 'Wreck of the Unbelievable' creates a world of supposedly salvaged artefacts. But some Nigerian artists are taking issue with one of the works.

Europe

Damien Hirst accused of cultural appropriation at Venice Biennale

Artist Damien Hirst's new show in Venice is causing controversy. Ten years in the making, the “Wreck of the Unbelievable” creates a world of supposedly salvaged artefacts. But some Nigerian artists are taking issue with one of the works.

Europe

Italy court upholds cruise captain's 16-year sentence

Court rejects Francesco Schettino's claim that others bore the blame for the 2012 shipwreck disaster.

Jail sentence upheld for Costa Concordia captain

Europe

250 feared dead in the Mediterranean Sea

Nearly 250 refugees are still missing after two boats sank in the Mediterranean Sea over the weekend.

Refugees

Nearly 200 asylum seekers feared dead off Libya coast

Eleven have died and 200 are missing after two boats heading for Europe sink off the Libyan coast.

Nearly 200 asylum seekers feared dead off Libya coast

Refugees

Italy says 3,000 rescued in Mediterranean Sea

Italian coastguard says about 3,000 refugees were saved from boats in the Mediterranean Sea in a single day.

Italian coastguard: 3,000 rescued in Mediterranean Sea

Sport

Football: Sulley Muntari racism protest ban lifted

Red card is annulled by Italian Football Federation's appeal court following outcry.

Italy: Sulley Muntari racism protest ban lifted

Cycling

Cyclist Michele Scarponi dies in road accident

Scarponi, who won the Giro d'Italia in 2011, was training near his home in central Italy when he was hit by a van.

Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi dies in road accident