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Italian movie star Virna Lisi has died

Italian screen star Virna Lisi, famed in the 1960s for appearing opposite stars like Frank Sinatra, has died at the age of 78.

Judge charged for planting drugs on woman who denied his advances

On Thursday, a former judge was found guilty on charges after he allegedly planted methamphetamine on a woman after she refused his sexual advances inside his chambers.

The fight is on as MMA fighters file lawsuit against the UFC

A group of Mixed Martial Arts fighters are of the opinion that the Ultimate Fighting Championship has made itself into the Only Fighting Championship. Those fighters are all in the same corner now, together launching an anti-trust suit against the UFC.

Op-Ed: New petition asks for investigation of Amanda Knox conviction

A petition has been launched by members of our organization Injustice in Perugia calling for an investigation into the mishandling of the Meredith Kercher murder case by the authorities in Italy.

At least five dead in Pennsylvania shooting spree

Five confirmed dead in a shooting spree that took place in four separate locations. Reports coming in say at least five have been confirmed dead. Authorities say death toll is likely to rise.

Italian teacher disciplined over crucifix removal

Rome - An Italian teacher has been disciplined under fascist-era rules for removing a crucifix from the wall of his classroom in a move denounced Monday as "stupefying" by campaigners for secular education.

Kerry, Lavrov meet as tensions soar over Ukraine

- Top US diplomat John Kerry met his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov Sunday, amid anger in Moscow over the prospect of new US sanctions and possible lethal military aid for Ukraine.

Palestinians push UN bid as Kerry begins European talks

Rome - The Palestinian leadership on Sunday said it planned to submit a resolution to the UN Security Council setting a two-year deadline for Israel to end its occupation, as US Secretary of State John Kerry launched a flurry of European meetings to revive th...

Concordia skipper claims ship was 30 seconds from avoiding disaster

Rome - The Italian ex-captain of the doomed Costa Concordia claimed at his manslaughter trial Saturday that "with 30 more seconds" -- and warning from his crew -- the cruise ship's deadly crash could have been averted."We almost managed to avoid the rock.

The Dalai Lama not allowed to meet Pope Francis, was told 'No'

The Dalai Lama requested to meet Pope Francis but was refused the right to meet with him. The Dalai Lama was in Rome on Thursday for a Nobel Peace Prize winners' conference.

Watch Julien Dupont do motorcycle back-flips on roller coaster

When it comes to extreme sports Red Bull has long set the precedent. Watch Julien Dupont reach new heights while doing back flips while navigating a high-rise rollercoaster.

Pope Francis declares that animals go to heaven

Rome - Pope Francis declared recently in his regular weekly address at St. Peter's Square that animals go to heaven. He made the statement while trying to comfort a boy who was upset about the death of his pet dog.

Plane crashes into Maryland home, 3 confirmed dead

Three passengers are confirmed dead after a small jet crashed into a Maryland residence on Monday. A possible fourth passenger has yet to be accounted for.

Pope prays for protection of Rome amid mafia scandal

Rome - Pope Francis on Monday prayed for the protection of Rome from the "threat of the malign," in a public display of support for city authorities battling mafia influence.

Riot police clash with protesters at La Scala opening night

Milan - The glamourous season opener at Milan's Scala opera house was marred Sunday by clashes between riot police and protesters which left two wounded.Around 300 demonstrators, using banners reading "fight the power" and "we resist!

Rome mayor defies mobster threats, refuses to quit

Rome - The mayor of Rome on Sunday said he refused to be intimidated by threats from the criminal underworld and defied calls for him to resign over a scandal which has rocked the Italian capital.

U.S. plane in emergency Italy stop after passengers, crew taken ill

Rome - A U.S. Airways plane made an emergency landing in Rome after two passengers and 11 members of the crew were taken ill.

Great Horned Owl caught doing breast stroke

After narrowly escaping the attack of two falcons, a Great Horned Owl is caught swimming to safety in style. How you ask? By doing the breast stroke of course.

Rome mayor offered police protection after Mafia crackdown

Rome - The mayor of Rome said Friday he had been offered police protection after an anti-Mafia sweep in the Italian capital landed top politicians and a notorious mobster in handcuffs.

Mediterranean boat migrants die of hypothermia

Rome - Italy's navy said Friday that 17 boat migrants had died of hypothermia and dehydration in an attempt to cross the Mediterranean to Europe amid a sharp turn in the winter weather.
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