19-year-old Hosam from Damascus has joined the thousands of migrants attempting to reach Europe. In order to get there, Hosam says,  he will have to pay smugglers €6,000. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Hosam Hamada is somewhere on the open Mediterranean Sea, the hope of a new life and the black water below for company. He and his fellow migrants – fl(...)

 Abdel Majid Touil (22), the Moroccan who was arrested on an international warrant by Italy’s anti-terrorism police in the northern town of Gaggiano. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The long-held suspicion that there could be Islamic fundamentalist terrorists among the thousands of boat people who have arrived on Italian shores in(...)

Conor Pope takes off from Dublin to land in . . . Dublin as he tries to understand what makes people scared of flying

‘Now might be a good time to clench your buttocks or your fists,” Captain Steve Allright announces over the plane’s PA as the most frightened flight t(...)

Let them entertain you at a height The lure for passengers in the near future may be what entertainment airlines have on board and how it can be acces(...)

 Zen sliding doors by Rimadesio, recently debuted at the Milan Furniture Fair, have a  semi-opaque sheet of gold sandwiched between two sheets of glass

The new gold standard Add lustre to open-plan living with these gorgeous new Zen sliding doors by Rimadesio, recently debuted at the Milan Furn(...)

Protesters flip over a car during a rally against Expo 2015 in Milan. Photograph: Reuters

A senior Italian politician has vowed that “a couple of hundred violent thugs” would not ruin the Milan Expo, a global fair the government had hoped w(...)

A protester against the Milan Expo holds a flare. Italian police clashed with demonstrators in Milan’s city centre at the start of the global food fair. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

Italian police have fired tear gas at demonstrators as protests overshadowed the start of the Milan Expo, a global food fair that Italy’s government h(...)

AC Milan’s coach Filippo Inzaghi looks on during their Italian Serie A 3-1 defeat to Genoa at the San Siro on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters.

The message was spelled out not with the usual banners and bedsheets but instead with human bodies. On the Curva Sud at San Siro, hundreds of Milan s(...)

Ahmad Fakhry (left) and Cian Corcoran are the duo behind DesignGoat, the team behind some stylish ways to drink coffee and intriguingly experimental eating experiences

“We started the company in 2011 after we graduated from NCAD. I’d met Cian in third year and we decided we wanted to do something,” says Ahmad Fakh(...)

Rescuers and police help an injured person at  the Justice Palace in Milan, Italy, after a man opened fire in a courtroom.   Photograph:  Daniel Dal Zennaro/EPA 1:11

A defendant in a bankruptcy proceeding in Milan’s main courthouse has shot and killed three people connected to his case, police say.Claudio Giardiell(...)