Mafia boss orders hit on his daughter over policeman lover

2017-10-31 22:14

A Sicilian mafia boss who ordered the assassination of his daughter from behind bars because she was in love with a policeman has been arrested - after his son refused to carry out the hit.

Far-right group hires boat to 'patrol' Mediterranean for migrants

2017-07-12 07:09

A group of far-right activists has hired a vessel to patrol the Mediterranean and prevent would-be migrants from reaching Europe, organisers says.

MotoGP: Valentino Rossi leaves hospital after crash - report

2017-05-26 23:52

MotoGP star Valentino Rossi has been discharged from hospital in Rimini where he was admitted after a training accident, Italian sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Friday.

Former MotoGP world champion Hayden 'extremely critical'

2017-05-19 10:18

Former world motorcycling champion Nicky Hayden was in "extremely critical" condition following a serious bicycle accident which left him with brain damage.

Italian police will chase you down in a 450kW Lamborghini Huracan

2017-03-30 15:35

Italian police will be catching criminals a lot faster with the new newest addition to it Highway Patrol unit - a modified Lamborghini Huracan.

Emissions saga: Italy says tests show Fiat 500X cars meet rules

2017-01-17 13:07

The Italian transportation ministry says its tests show that Fiat 500X cars meet emissions rules and that no so-called 'defeat devices' were found.

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.


7-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi breaks leg in training crash

2017-09-01 12:14

Italian motorcycling legend Valentino Rossi broke his leg in a crash, dashing his hopes of a 10th world title this season.

Central African Republic, armed groups sign deal in Rome

2017-06-20 10:00

Representatives of most of the armed groups in Central African Republic have signed an agreement to honour an immediate cease-fire after more than three years of sectarian conflict have left thousands dead.

Valentino Rossi injured in motocross accident

2017-05-26 13:27

MotoGP star Valentino Rossi suffered chest and stomach injuries in a motocross training accident and was taken to hospital, his Yamaha team said.

Uber provisionally banned in Italy

2017-04-08 08:47

An Italian court banned the use of smartphone apps for the ride-hailing group Uber, saying they contribute to traditional taxis facing unfair competition, local media reported.

Italy police foil plot to steal Enzo Ferrari's body for ransom

2017-03-30 07:02

Italian police said they caught a criminal gang that had been plotting to steal the body of Formula 1 racing pioneer Enzo Ferrari for ransom.

Pope urges return to simple values at Christmas

2015-12-25 09:09

Pope Francis ushered in Christmas by urging the faithful to reject the materialism that pervades the gift-giving season, and to embrace "simple, balanced" values, as violence subdued festivities in the Holy Land.

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.

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