Refloated: people watch as the Costa Concordia is towed away from Giglio this week. Photograph: Laura Lezza/Getty Images

The feared environmental disaster after the cruise ship ran aground has not materialised – yet

Pope Francis blesses Mariam Yahya Ibrahim of Sudan and her baby during a private meeting at the Vatican today. photograph: Osservatore Romano/Reuters

Mariam Ibrahim has private meeting in Vatican, and is expected to go to US in days

Archduke Franz Ferdinand with his wife, Sophie, on the Appel Quay in Saraevo shortly before their assassination on June 28th, 1914. The murders led to Austria delivering an ultimatum to Serbia on July 23rd, which in turn led to the outbreak of the first World War. Photograph: EPA/Museum of Military History, Vienna

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A salvage worker (left) washes the front deck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship today  during its refloating operation at Giglio harbour. The  hulk  is nearly ready to be towed away from the Italian island where it struck a rock and capsized two-and-a-half years ago, killing 32 people. Photograph: Reuters

Final preparations for last voyage of cruise ship which sank two years with loss of 32 lives

The cruise liner Costa Concordia’s sign is seen emerged before the refloat operation at Giglio harbour at Giglio Island  today. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

Prow of stricken cruise liner can be seen as towing to Genoa looks feasible

A view of the  works to refloat the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship off the coast of Giglio Island, Italy. The Concordia’s eagerly awaited departure from Giglio now seems set for Tuesday rather than tomorrow.  Photograph: Claudio Giovanni/EPA

Sunken liner’s final trip from Giglio to Genoa expected to take place on Tuesday

The contrast between Pope Francis and the seeming privileges of some of those around him are clearly provoking a “nervous” moment in the Holy See. Photograph: Reuters

Vatican insiders are wary of the Pope’s views on finance, divorce and celibacy

Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has been acquitted by the Italian appeals court. Photograph: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images

Italian appeals court also throws out seven-year prison sentence for former prime minister

 Antonio Conte has departed Juventus after winning three league titles with the Turin club.  Photograph:  Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images

Massimiliano Allegri favoured to take the place of three-time Scudetto winner

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