Italy debt crisis: Austerity bill sparks Rome clashes

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After weeks of discussions, Italy's austerity bill has been given final approval by the lower house parliament in Rome.

But there is fierce public opposition to the measures and police have once again clashed with protesters on the streets of the capital.

The BBC's David Willey says Italy's debt mountain has reached unprecedented levels, but that it remains to be seen if the government will be able to implement its austerity plans.

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