MotoGP: Rossi ready to race in Valencia

2015-10-28 09:36

MotoGP championship leader Valentino Rossi will start from the back of the grid at the Valencia race after receiving a contested penalty. But the Italian is not giving up on defending his title.

Pope ends US visit with vow to 'punish' sex abusers

2015-09-28 10:40

Pope Francis has headed back to Rome, wrapping up a visit to the US where he met victims of abuse by Catholic priests, during an open-air Mass on the final day of his trip.

First taste of freedom for 'rewilded' bison in Romania

2015-06-18 10:48

An excited crowd has gathered in south-western Romania to watch more than a dozen woolly brown bison stroll off lorries into the picturesque Tarcu mountains - nearly 200 years after they became extinct in the region.

Nurse hospitalised in Rome after testing positive for Ebola

2015-05-13 11:40

An Italian nurse who tested positive for the Ebola virus after returning from Sierra Leone have been transferred to a hospital in Rome, the Italian Air Force says.

Montezemolo's new role in Olympics?

2015-01-23 09:55

Former Ferrari chief Luca Di Montezemolo is out of F1 but his heart clearly still lies with sport. He could lead Rome's 2024 Olympics bid.

Ex-Vatican bank chief quits Intesa roles

2014-12-11 13:23

The former president of the Vatican bank, Angelo Caloia, has resigned from the positions he held at the Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo, says Intesa group.

Italian doctor with Ebola arrives in Rome

2014-11-25 14:15

An Italian doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has arrived in Rome, where he will receive specialist treatment, reports say.

F1 racer Cesaris killed on Rome highway

2014-10-06 09:12

Ex-F1 driver Andrea de Cesaris was killed on Sunday in Rome when the motorcycle he was riding crashed at speed into a concrete road barrier. He was 55.

Body of murdered porn star found in Italy's Lake Garda

2014-06-20 11:49

The body of a porn star has been recovered by police from Italy's Lake Garda, four months after she went missing.

Ducati's Panigale scoops design award

2014-05-30 12:39

Ducati's 1199 Panigale has become the first motorcycle to be presented with Italy's top design award.


Ferrari brings Fiat-Chrysler nearly R13-billion from listing

2015-10-27 08:40

The sale of 10% of Ferrari shares on Wall Street has earned Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles gross proceeds of almost R13-billion.

Catholic Church should not have 'leaders for life' - Pope

2015-07-04 13:09

The Roman Catholic Church should not have 'leaders for life' in its ranks, otherwise it would risk being like a country under dictatorship, Pope Francis says.

Gatlin fires warning shot ahead of Rome

2015-06-03 19:30

American Justin Gatlin has fired a warning to rivals that he will be the man to beat at the world athletics championships in Beijing.

Ferrari won't rattle engine strategy - Merc

2015-04-23 11:29

Mercedes says it will not react to Ferrari's engine allocation strategy after it fitted the second of four allocated power units to Sebastian Vettel's car.

Nobel winners praise De Lille for Dalai Lama stand

2014-12-11 22:27

Nobel peace prize winners have showered praise on Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille for contesting President Jacob Zuma's refusal to grant the Dalai Lama an entry visa to South Africa.

Munich-Rome: On the trail of Hannibal

2014-12-11 11:19

Three drivers took on the Hannibal Tour 2014 to follow the infamous ancient general's route over the Alps to Rome. He was on an elephant - these guys were in BMW electric cars...

Archaeologists revisit rich Roman wreck off Greece

2014-10-10 11:37

Archaeologists armed with top-notch technology have scoured one of the richest shipwrecks of antiquity for overlooked treasures in Rome.

Pope to legalising recreational drugs: Just say no

2014-06-20 15:44

Pope Francis has come out strongly against the legalisation of recreational drugs, lending his voice to the debate which is raging from the US to Uruguay and beyond.

Euro taxi drivers cause chaos in cities

2014-06-12 09:49

Major cities across Europe were hit on June 11 2014 when conventional taxi drivers protested about a high-tech service offered over cellphones by international company Uber.

Women in love with priests ask for optional celibacy

2014-05-19 13:09

Twenty-six women who say they are in love with Roman Catholic priests have written to Pope Francis urging him to make celibacy optional.

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