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2006-02-08 15:24:56

TURIN (Reuters) - The Olympic torch was diverted away from an Italian town on Wednesday because police feared planned protests could harm torch bearers and spectators, organizers said. It was the third town near the Winter Olympics host city of Turin from which the torch was diverted since Sunday. Police told organizers to skirt the town of Avigliana, which lies between Turin and the French border. The Winter Olympics organizing committee (TOROC) said on Sunday police advised...

2006-02-05 12:28:45

By Simon Evans SUSA, Italy (Reuters) - The Olympic torch was diverted away from two towns about 50 kms from Turin on Sunday because of feared trouble from protestors opposed to a rail development. Winter Olympics organizing committee (TOROC) spokesman Stefano Coscia told Reuters that the police had advised that the torch should not to be taken through the Susa Valley towns of Bussoleno and Borgone Susa. Earlier on Sunday, a protestor had briefly covered the torch with a flag during...

2006-02-05 11:21:53

By Simon Evans SUSA, Italy (Reuters) - The Olympic torch was diverted away from two towns some 50 kilometers from Turin on Sunday because of feared trouble from protestors. Winter Olympics organizing committee (TOROC) spokesman Stefano Coscia told Reuters that the police had advised that the torch should not to be taken through the Susa Valley towns of Bussoleno and Burgone Susa. Earlier on Sunday, a protestor had briefly covered the torch with a flag when it entered Italy's Susa...

2005-12-07 11:57:18

TURIN (Reuters) - Protesters blocked roads and railways near Turin on Wednesday to protest against a planned high-speed railway line connecting Italy and France they say damages the environment. Italian media reported there had been overnight clashes between police and protesters, who say the project in northern Italy's Alpine Val di Susa area may release harmful deposits of asbestos in the mountains. About 30 people, including policemen, were injured on Tuesday when police...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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