URGENT ¥¥¥ Italy court orders retrial in Knox sex-murder case: media

Italy's highest court of appeal overturned the acquittal of US student Amanda Knox on Tuesday and ordered a retrial over the murder of her British housemate, according to media reports.

Knox and her Italian former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito -- originally sentenced to 26 and 25 years in prison for killing and sexually assaulting Meredith Kercher in 2007 -- were acquitted on appeal in 2011 after four years in prison. Both now face a retrial.