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Flat seized from Italian mafia to become kids’ home


September 7th, 2012 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 7 (IANS/AKI) Authorities in the Italian capital are converting an apartment that belonged to a mafia boss into a shelter for vulnerable children, officials said.The director of the ... Read more...

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Etihad, Alitalia to launch Rome-Abu Dhabi flights


August 25th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 24 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, and Italian flag carrier Alitalia have announced direct Rome-Abu Dhabi flights from December.Alitalia will operate four weekly ... Read more...

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Flying to Rome without passport was easy, says boy


July 26th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) An 11-year-old boy who had no passport or boarding pass and flew to Rome alone after walking unchallenged through airport security says "getting on the plane ... Read more...

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Rome’s Trevi Fountain is ‘crumbling’


June 11th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Rome, June 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Baroque monument Trevi Fountain, has being inspected for damage last Monday after stone fragments broke off and fell to the ground. The Rococo masterpiece has apparently ... Read more...

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Italian thieves return Christmas toys, say sorry


December 30th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 30 (IANS/AKI) Thieves who ripped off a man dressed as Santa Claus in the Italian capital have returned a bag of toys with a note saying "sorry".Businessman Giorgio ... Read more...

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Indian jailed in Italy for killing son


December 23rd, 2011 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 22 (IANS/AKI) An Indian immigrant was jailed Thursday after a Rome appeals court upheld a 15-year-four-month sentence he received for killing his son because he did not respect ... Read more...

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Parcel bomb explodes at Italian tax collecting agency, injuring director


December 10th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by BNO News
ROME (BNO NEWS) -- A parcel bomb exploded at a tax collection agency in the Italian capital of Rome on Friday, injuring the director, the ANSA news agency reported on Saturday.Police said ... Read more...

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Dinner parties turned into the unspeakable: Berlusconi


October 22nd, 2011 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 22 (IANS/AKI) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, known worldwide for his libido boasts, described parties he hosted in Rome as high-class soirees that evolved into scandalous affairs."They were ... Read more...

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Penelope Cruz back in Rome for film shoot


October 12th, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 12 (IANS/EFE) Penelope Cruz returned to Rome to continue filming the Sergio Castellito movie "Venuto al Mondo" that started production in September on location in Sarajevo and Croatia, ... Read more...

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Penelope Cruz to star in next Woody Allen film


June 21st, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 21 (IANS/EFE) Woody Allen has officially confirmed the cast of his upcoming movie to be called "The Bop Decameron" and which will feature Penelope Cruz, Alec Baldwin ... Read more...

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Roma’s American owner intends to acquire player from US


May 19th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 19 (IANS/AKI) AS Roma's new American owner may bring a top US player to the Italian capital to play for the club he recently acquired.Thomas DiBenedetto told American ... Read more...

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John Paul II beatified (Lead)


May 1st, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 1 (IANS) Pope Benedict XVI beatified John Paul II Sunday before a large crowd that congregated in St. Peter's Square and surrounding streets of Rome, taking the late ... Read more...

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World’s fastest man Bolt return to track in May


March 25th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 25 (ANI): World's fastest man Usain Bolt will take on arch-rival Asafa Powell over 100 metres for the first time this season in Rome in May, after missing most of ... Read more...

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Bomb defused at Greek embassy in Rome


December 27th, 2010 - 10:11 pm ICT by BNO News
ROME, ITALY (BNO NEWS) -- A parcel bomb was defused by police at the Greek embassy in Rome on Monday, continuing a series of attacks against foreign embassies in the Italian capital, ... Read more...

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Two injured in blasts at embassies in Rome (Fourth Lead)


December 24th, 2010 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Police searched embassies and consular offices in Rome after two people were injured in separate parcel bomb blasts Thursday at the Swiss and Chilean missions in the Italian ... Read more...

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Two injured in bomb explosions in Rome (Second Lead)


December 23rd, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 23 (IANS/AKI) A pair of bombs exploded Thursday at the Swiss and Chilean embassies in Rome injuring two people. Another bomb was found at the Ukrainian embassy.Nobody immediately claimed responsibility ... Read more...

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Original model for Michelangelo’s Pieta ‘found’


December 1st, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 1 (ANI): An art historian from the US claims that he has found the original model created by Michelangelo for one of his greatest works - the 'Pieta' statue.An Italian ... Read more...

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Mismanagement caused Pompeii disaster: Italian minister


November 11th, 2010 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 11 (IANS/AKI) The collapse of an important building at Pompeii is a sign of mismanagement, not underfunding, according to Italian culture minister Sandro Bondi who addressed Parliament in Rome Wednesday ... Read more...

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Berlusconi, son face tax-evasion probe


October 16th, 2010 - 7:56 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 16 (IANS/AKI) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's lawyer has dismissed reports that the premier and his son Piersilvio are targets of a fresh tax-evasion probe related to the family-controlled media ... Read more...

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Rome holds gay tennis tournament


October 1st, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 1 (IANS/AKI) Over 250 players from various countries will take part in a tennis tournament for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders, "aimed at equality and fighting homophobia", in the Italian ... Read more...

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Pope travels to Britain for four-day visit


September 16th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 16 (DPA) Pope Benedict XVI Thursday left Rome to travel to Britain for a four-day state visit set to include meetings with Queen Elizabeth II, government officials, and leaders of ... Read more...

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Italian Catholic Church hit by homosexual ‘casual sex’ scandal


July 24th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): The Italian Catholic Church has been hit by yet another gay scandal after the 'Panorama', a conservative weekly news magazine owned by the Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, ... Read more...

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‘Eclipse’ premieres in Rome


June 20th, 2010 - 4:52 am ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) "Twilight" fans were filled with emotion on seeing their screen idols at the premiere of "Eclipse" in the Italian capital city of Rome. Actors Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart ... Read more...

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Adriano to meet Roma fans after signing contract


June 9th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 9 (DPA) Serie A giants Roma were to present Brazilian striker Adriano to fans Wednesday at Rome's Flaminio stadium after he signed a new contract with the team from the ... Read more...

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Rome gets hotel made largely out of trash!


June 7th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 7 (ANI): In a bid to raise awareness of European beach pollution, environmental campaigners have built a temporary hotel largely from rubbish in the Italian capital, Rome.Save the Beach Hotel, ... Read more...

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Italy orders DNA tests to identify WWII victims


March 25th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 25 (IANS/AKI) Italy has ordered DNA tests on 12 unidentified victims killed by Nazi troops in one of the deadliest massacres during World War II. The tests were ordered Wednesday by ... Read more...

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2000-year-old birthplace of Roman emperor Vespasian found


January 28th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Rome, January 28 (ANI): Reports indicate that an international team of archaeologists has claimed to have unearthed the 2000-year-old birthplace of the Roman emperor, Vespasian, north of the Italian capital.Vespasian ruled the ... Read more...

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Rome clears Europe’s largest gypsy camp


January 20th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Jan 20 (IANS/AKI) Rome mayor Gianni Alemanno was accused of discrimination when he began clearing out Europe's largest gypsy camp in the Italian capital. The move was supervised by the Red ... Read more...

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Phelps not invincible as FINA moves to level things


December 13th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Hamburg, Dec 13 (DPA) When several world records were broken in the run-up to the FINA world championships in Rome, it was clear that the season would be dominated not so ... Read more...

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Italian mafia on its knees, says minister


December 10th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 10 (IANS/AKI) The conservative Italian government has brought the mafia "to its knees", Italy's justice minister Angelino said while urging prosecutors to work even harder to defeat it. His comments ... Read more...

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Ex-Italian governor’s transsexual escort found dead


November 20th, 2009 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 20 (IANS/AKI) The transsexual prostitute at the centre of the sex, drugs and extortion scandal involving former governor Piero Marrazzo was Friday found burned to death in a fire at ... Read more...

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Gaddafi preached ‘benefits of Islam’ to 200 glamour models


November 17th, 2009 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov. 17 (ANI): Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi's bizarre side was revealed once again when he preached benefits of Islam to 200 attractive young glamour models in Rome.On the sidelines of a ... Read more...

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Carl Lewis, Indonesian pop star Anggun named UN ‘ambassadors’


September 17th, 2009 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 17 (DPA) Athletics legend Carl Lewis, Indonesian popstar Anggun, the Dominican Republic's first-lady Margarita Cedeno de Fernandez, French fashion designer Pierre Cardin, and Colombian singer Fanny Lu have been named ... Read more...

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Organised crime connected to terrorism: Meira


September 14th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Highlighting the links between crime syndicates and terrorism, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said during her visit to Rome that international cooperation is needed to fight ... Read more...

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Austrian swimmer beaten up in Italian disco


August 3rd, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Rome/Vienna, Aug 3 (DPA) Top Austrian swimmer Markus Rogan ended the world championship in Rome on a painful note as he was beaten up by four in a discotheque. After failing to advance ... Read more...

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