Pope Francis  has called world hunger “one of the most dramatic paradoxes of our time which we are witnessing helplessly and often with indifference”.  Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

Irish Government to be represented at three-day assembly by Leo Varadkar

Eggs and fireworks were thrown at the Italian economy ministry in Rome during street protests at the weekend. Photograph: EPA/Massimo Percossi

Residents argue their areas suffer neglect as they carry burden for migrant influx

Author Roberto Saviano. Photograph:  Barbara Zanon/Getty Images

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Italian writer Roberto Saviano (centre): ‘Asked on television this week if this week’s court ruling had tempted him to leave Italy, Saviano’s reply to the programme presenter was nothing if not eloquently laconic, saying: “And were you tempted to leave?”.’ Photograph: EPA/CIRO FUSCO

Opinion: Renzi accused of reducing the fight against organised crime to ‘just one’ of Italy’s problems

Mario Balotelli and Alessio Cerci  during an Italy training session at Coverciano on in Florence. Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Italian coach gives stark warning to Liverpool striker ahead of Croatia game

Cardinal Raymond Burke: having been removed from office, he becomes the patron of the Order of the Knights of Malta. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Image

Raymond Burke, head of Holy See’s supreme court, identified as ‘opposition’ to Francis’s reformist agenda

Pope Francis: “Perhaps he  asked people, now who is the most marginalised priest in Madrid,” said Fr d’Orso. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

Excluding women ‘unacceptable’ says priest due to report to pontifical council

A file  aerial photograph  of the Costa Concordia as it lies on its side next to Giglio Island on  August 26th, 2013. The last body missing following the crash of the vessel was discovered today. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Files/Reuters.

Discovery supports theory Indian waiter Russel Rebello helped passengers escape

 US army personnel: an Italian governor  has called on US authorities to repatriate all  military personnel who served in Liberia rather than have them quarantined in Italy. Photograph: David Cooper/EPA/US Air Force

Call on US authorities to repatriate all those US military personnel who served in Liberia

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