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G8 agriculture ministers to unveil global food strategy

G8 agriculture ministers to unveil global food strategy Cison di Valmarino, Italy - Agriculture ministers from the world's richest nations were expected Monday to emerge from the final session of a three-day meeting, with a global strategy aimed at bolstering global food security.

"We still need around an hour's work," said Italian Agriculture Minister Luca Zaia, indicating that the final declaration from the Group of Eight (G8) agriculture ministers meeting would be ready by midday.

Quake in Italy unearths prehistoric dwellings

Quake in Italy unearths prehistoric dwellingsRome, April 20 : Reports indicate that the powerful earthquake in the central Italian Abruzzo regional capital L'Aquila last week has unearthed prehistoric dwellings there.

Some of the vaulted caves measure up to five meters in height, Italian geologist Gianluca Ferretti told Italian daily La Stampa.

"We are exploring them," said Ferretti, who teaches geology at L'Aquila's university.

One the biggest caves is located near L'Aquila's bus terminal, in via di Collemaggio. The caves date back 15,000 years, according to geologists.

Cannavaro to rejoin Juventus

Fabio CannavaroRome  - Veteran defender Fabio Cannavaro has decided to rejoin Serie A clu

Zarate's flick slows down Genoa's quest for Champions League berth

Mauro ZarateRome  - Young Argentine Mauro Zarate scored the winner for Lazio Saturday as the side from the capital won 1-0 away to Genoa in a Serie A weekend opener.

The defeat, which they suffered after a four-win run topped by a 3-2 success at Juventus, could be crucial for Genoa in the race for a fourth available Champions League berth.

Fifth-placed Fiorentina trail Genoa two points adrift and can leapfrog them when they play Sunday at Udinese.

The hosts had their best chances in the early minutes through a header from defender Giuseppe Biava that Fernando Muslera incredibly managed to slap away.

Up to 300 boat migrants land on Sicily

Up to 300 boat migrants land on Sicily Rome - Up to 300 illegal immigrants have landed on the Italian island of Sicily on Saturday, local media reported.

Italian coast guard authorities guided the migrants' vessel into the harbour of Pozzallo, in the south of the island. Among the immigrants are thought to be more than 30 women and children.

The new arrival adds to the 340 migrants that landed on the Italian islet of Lampedusa, south of Sicily, on Thursday.

Food security and price-stability set to top G8 agriculture talks

Food security and price-stability set to top G8 agriculture talks Treviso, Italy - Food security and efforts to stabilize global food prices were set to dominate the first-ever meeting of agriculture ministers from the Group of Eight (G8) which began Saturday.

But the potentially divisive issue of protectionism was also likely to crop up in the talks which are being held near the northeastern Italian city of Treviso and are scheduled to run until April 20.

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