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Defiant Berlusconi vows to fight

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Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says he feels "invigorated" after Italy's constitutional court overturned a law granting him immunity whilst in office.

The move opens the possibility that Mr Berlusconi could stand trial in at least three court cases, including one in which he is accused of corruption.

After the court's ruling, Mr Berlusconi said: "I will defend myself... and show what stuff I'm made of."

Duncan Kennedy reports from Rome

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