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Racing up Europe's highest volcano in the Etna Supermarathon

ROME (Reuters) - It's a hot, sunny day in June on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Sicily, but the problem is that I'm not on the beach, I'm running up a volcano.Full story

Italian beach crowned best in world by tourists

LONDON (Reuters) - A remote beach in Sicily, Italy, was named on Thursday as the best beach in the world by a survey of travelers, while a UK beach managed to sneak into the top 10. Full story

Sicily says to revoke permission for U.S. satellite system station

PALERMO, Sicily (Reuters) - The Sicilian regional government in Italy said on Tuesday it would revoke permission for the United States to build a ground station for a satellite defense system, citing health concerns. Full story

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Lava flows during an eruption of Mt. Etna volcano as seen from the village of Acireale, near the Sicilian town of Catania, Italy, Saturday, April 27, 2013.

A circle of smoke that emanated from the mouth of the Etna volcano hangs in the sky during an eruption on the southern Italian island of Sicily on Thursday.
A circle of smoke that emanated from the mouth of the Etna volcano hangs in the sky during an eruption on the southern Italian island of Sicily on Thursday.

A circle of smoke that emanated from the mouth of the Etna volcano hangs in the sky during an eruption on the southern Italian island of Sicily on Thursday.

Vito Nicastri is seen in this file handout photo released by the Dia
Vito Nicastri is seen in this file handout photo released by the Dia

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