Rome

  • Pope Francis accidentally says 'f**k' in Italian during his Sunday blessing at the Vatican 04-03-2014 11:18 AM

    Pope Francis swore by mistake during his Sunday blessing at the Vatican in Rome. He was addressing a crowd in Italian from a balcony window when let slip the word 'cazzo' that translates to f**k instead of 'caso', meaning chance, The Guardian reported. However, Gawker said 'caso' meant 'example' or...
  • First gladiatorial school outside Rome discovered by University archaeologist 27-02-2014 05:08 PM

    The gladiatorial school or ludus gladiatorious that was recently discovered at the site of Carnuntum outside Vienna, Austria, is the first one to be discovered outside Rome. The school was mapped entirely with noninvasive earth-sensing technologies and is now hidden beneath a pasture. The discovery of the school threw light...
  • Relief for Italian marines, India not to try them under law with death penalty 24-02-2014 01:46 PM

    New Delhi: In a major relief for the two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen off the coast of Kerala in February 2012, India has agreed to drop the anti-piracy charges against them. The Centre told the Supreme Court on Monday that the marines will not be tried...
  • Italian marines case: SC to hear Centre's response on anti-piracy law 24-02-2014 09:30 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Monday hear the government's response on whether the two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in February 2012 should be tried under a severe anti-piracy law, the SUA, which provides only death penalty as punishment. Italy has strongly objected to the...
  • Pope's simple style influencing cardinal fashion 21-02-2014 04:32 PM

    Vatican City: No glitzy gold, no rich velvet, no regal fur. Pope Francis' pared down papal wardrobe of sensible black shoes and a white cassock so thin you can see his black trousers through it is a perfect fit for his call for simplicity and humility among his clergy. The...
  • Italy scorns Indian decision to try marines with anti-piracy law 09-02-2014 11:17 AM

    Rome harshly criticised an Indian decision to try two Italian marines accused of killing two fisherman under an anti-piracy and anti-terrorism act, in a case that has strained relations between the two countries. Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone, part of a military security team protecting a cargo ship off the...
  • Italy criticises India's handling of marines case 01-02-2014 04:46 PM

    Rome: Italy has criticised India's handling of the case of two of its marines accused of killing two Indian fisherman as "contradictory" and "disconcerting" ahead of a hearing of the case in India's Supreme Court. Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said in a statement that the case had been managed in...
  • Italy Church appeals to thieves to return John Paul blood relic 29-01-2014 10:19 AM

    The Catholic Church has appealed to thieves to return a reliquary containing the blood of the late Pope John Paul II that disappeared in what it called a "vile and sacrilegious theft". The gold reliquary was stolen on the weekend from a small stone church, San Pietro della Ienca, in...
  • Thieves steal Pope John Paul's blood from Italy church 28-01-2014 10:15 AM

    Thieves broke into a small church in the mountains east of Rome over the weekend and stole a reliquary with the blood of the late Pope John Paul II, a custodian said on Monday. Dozens of police with sniffer dogs scoured the remote area for clues to what the Italian...
  • Thieves steal Pope John Paul's blood from Italy church 27-01-2014 07:14 PM

    Thieves broke into a small church in the mountains east of Rome over the weekend and stole a reliquary with the blood of the late Pope John Paul II, a custodian said on Monday. Franca Corrieri said she had discovered a broken window early on Sunday morning and had called...
  • Rome police seeks social media help in managing crazy parking 27-01-2014 10:41 AM

    The creativity of Italians in parking their cars and scooters - on traffic islands, the pavement or simply in the middle of the street - knows few limits. But now police in the capital Rome have enlisted the power of social media to help them get to grips with the...
  • MHA may deny Italian marines' prosecution under law that gives death 15-01-2014 09:51 PM

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry is likely to deny sanction to prosecute two Italian marines accused of killing two Kerala fishermen under a law which provides only death penalty. If the Home Ministry denies sanction to NIA to prosecute the two Italian marines under the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against...
  • Honour to Pope Francis a good sign , says Vatican 13-12-2013 04:04 PM

    The Time magazine has named Pope Francis as its Person of the Year. What makes this Pope so important is the speed with which he has captured the imaginations of millions who had given up on hoping for the church at all, the magazine said. ...
  • Italy Senate expels 3-time ex-Premier Berlusconi 29-11-2013 11:33 AM

    Rome: Three-time former Premier Silvio Berlusconi was ousted from Parliament on Wednesday after two decades as a lawmaker, defiantly calling it "a day of mourning for democracy" and pledging to continue in politics. After weeks of maneuvering, appeals and even an attempt to bring down the government, Berlusconi's delay tactics...
  • Rome: Etna volcano erupts, lighting up sky over Sicily 18-11-2013 10:23 AM

    Europe's most active volcano, has erupted again, lighting up the sky over much of eastern Sicily and shooting up a towering column of ash. The eruption, which began late Sunday and tapered off on Monday morning, didn't endanger any of villages dotting the mountain's slopes, and no evacuation was ordered....
  • Pope Francis receives Aung San Suu Kyi in Vatican 28-10-2013 05:54 PM

    Pope Francis on Monday received Nobel peace laureate and former political prisoner in Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi at the Vatican. The Myanmarese opposition leader is currently on a visit to Europe and was, on Sunday, made an honorary citizen of Rome, the Italian capital. Suu Kyi has become an...
  • Aung San Suu Kyi collects Rome citizenship after 19 years 28-10-2013 12:54 PM

    Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally collected her honorary citizenship of Rome on Sunday, 19 years after being offered the honour. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate, 68, spent most of two decades under house arrest after a military government ignored the results of a 1990 election won by...
  • Qaushiq Mukherjee's 'Tashir Desh' to release in India on August 23 21-08-2013 11:30 PM

    'Tashir Desh', a Bengali fantasy film directed by Qaushiq Mukherjee will release in India on August 23. The film which is based Rabindranath Tagore's play, was premiered at Rome International Film Festival in 2012. It has 19 tracks by 37 musicians from over 9 countries. Some of the tracks have...
  • Mario Balotelli ruled out of Italy-Argentina friendly 14-08-2013 10:08 AM

    Rome: Italy coach Cesare Prandelli will have to make do without the services of Mario Balotelli for Wednesday's international friendly against Argentina. The AC Milan striker picked up a knee problem in training this week and Italy's football association (FIGC) confirmed he had departed the squad following the side's meeting...
  • Interview: Milkha Singh on Milkha Singh - part II 20-07-2013 05:21 PM

    (Continuing after Part I) Asian Games, Tokyo, 1958. I was itching to jump to that, but held myself back. It was equally important to know when did it all begin. That's how I continued. When did you realise that you can become an athlete? MS: The credit for that goes...
  • Watch: Milkha Singh's legendary race in Rome Olympics 12-07-2013 03:13 PM

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's biopic on legendary athlete Milkha Singh has hit the screens today. Farhan Akhtar has played the character of Milkha Singh in the film. Here is the clipping of his famous race in 1960's Rome Olympics, where he came fourth. ...
  • Sluggish Usain Bolt beaten by Justin Gatlin in Rome 07-06-2013 10:49 AM

    Rome: Usain Bolt's defeat by Justin Gatlin in the 100 metres at the Rome Diamond League meeting on Thursday is unlikely to cause the Olympic champion too much concern ahead of August's world championships. American Gatlin, bronze medallist at the London Games after a four-year doping ban, ran 9.94 seconds...
  • Usain Bolt ready to run his best again at Rome meet 04-06-2013 05:47 PM

    Rome: Usain Bolt is looking forward to performing at his best again after being slowed by a hamstring injury a month ago. The 100-meter world record-holder makes his European debut this season at Thursday's Golden Gala meet. The six-time Olympic champion ran the 100 only once this year, narrowly edging...
  • Nadal dominates Federer to win Rome Masters 19-05-2013 09:34 PM

    Rome: After all these years, Rafael Nadal still knows how to dominate Roger Federer. In the 30th meeting between the two tennis greats, Nadal controlled the final from start to finish to win 6-1, 6-3 on Sunday for his seventh Italian Open title. It was the most lop-sided win in...
  • Bhupathi-Bopanna lose final of Rome Masters to Bryans 19-05-2013 08:11 PM

    Rome: Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna ended runners-up at the Rome Masters after a tame straight sets defeat at the hands of top seeded American team of Mike and Bob Bryan here on Sunday. The sixth seeded Indian combination lost 2-6 3-6 in the summit clash of the euro 3,204,745...
  • Federer, Nadal to renew rivalry in Rome final 19-05-2013 09:17 AM

    Rome: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will renew their rivalry in the Italian Open final on Sunday - exactly a week before the French Open starts. In Saturday's semi-finals at the Foro Italico, Federer held off a stiff challenge from Frenchman Benoit Paire 7-6 (5), 6-4. Six-time Rome champion Nadal...
  • Nadal beats Ferrer to set up Rome semis with Berdych 18-05-2013 07:52 AM

    Rome: Czech Tomas Berdych snapped a run of 11 consecutive defeats by world number one Novak Djokovic to reach the semi-finals of the Rome Masters before Rafa Nadal was stretched to the limit against David Ferrer on Friday. Berdych clawed his way back from a 6-2 5-2 deficit to stun...
  • Sania Mirza, Bethanie Mattek-Sands in quarters of Rome WTA event 16-05-2013 03:55 PM

    Rome: Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands scored a straight set win over Francesca Schiavone and Samantha Stosur to move to the quarter-finals of the WTA Premier event, here. The sixth seeded Indo-American pair registered a 6-4 6-3 win over the Italian-Australian combination in one hour and 13...
  • Mirza-Bethanie in Round 2 of Rome Masters 15-05-2013 07:55 PM

    Rome: Women's doubles sixth seeds of Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek-Sands reached the second round of the Rome Masters here. The Indo-American pair beat Japanese-Latvian duo of Shuko Aoyama and Liga Dekmeijere 6-1, 6-3 in 58 minutes Tuesday. The winners broke their opponents five times in the match. They will...
  • Italy: Two policemen hurt in shooting near PM's office 28-04-2013 03:42 PM

    Rome: A man was arrested on Sunday after shooting and wounding two police officers outside the Italian prime minister's office in central Rome, police said. One of the wounded law enforcers had been shot in the neck and was in a serious condition, a police official said. The shootings took...