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Italian man held after driving through city shooting at black people

ROME: An Italian man opened fire on African migrants in the central city of Macerata on Saturday, injuring six people before he was captured, in what police said was a racially motivated attack. The shootings happened just days after a Nigerian migrant was arrested in connection with the death of an 18-year-old Italian woman, whose dismembered body was discovered stuffed into two suitcases near Macerata. Police named the suspected shooter as Luca Traini, 28, and said he had an Italian flag draped over his shoulders…

Italy’s Renzi resigns, hints at early election

ROME: Matteo Renzi bowed out as Italian prime minister with a combination of jokes, regrets and a strong hint that he wants to lead his party into an early election battle. Political consultations on forming a caretaker government were set to begin Thursday at 6 pm, after Renzi formally submitted his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella following a crushing referendum defeat. Before handing back the keys to his Palazzo Chigi residence, the 41-year-old chaired a meeting of the executive of his Democratic Party…

Pennetta clinches US Open title and retires

NEW YORK: Flavia Pennetta won her first Grand Slam singles title Saturday, defeating Italian compatriot Roberta Vinci 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 in the US Open women's final, then promptly retired.