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Italy man rips out his eyeballs in full public view

A churchgoer in Italy ripped out his eyeballs during a Sunday sermon, claiming 'he heard voices' asking him to do so.

According to the The Sun, Aldo Bianchini, 46, stood up during the sermon and dug

Italian student killed in 'sex game gone wrong'

Italian prosecutors have charged a 42-year-old man with killing a female student who suffocated during a sex-game gone wrong, media reported on Sunday.

Soter Mule tied Paola Caputo, 24, to another wo

Formula One: Lotus to change name and let Renault take over


The Lotus team is set to give up its name and allow Renault to be-renamed using the Team Lotus title next year after Lotus owner and team chief Tony Fernandes told reporters on Monday that a deal was

F1 tax row clouds Indian GP


McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh has played down fears that a tax wrangle could jeopardise next month's inaugural Indian Formula One Grand Prix.

The Briton, who is chairman of the teams' associatio

Italy statuette shows Obama holding bin Laden's head


Traditional artisans in southern Italy have put a clay statuette showing US President Barack Obama holding Osama bin Laden's head on sale in an unusual reaction to the Al-Qaeda chief's killing.

The s

Hunt for the true Mona Lisa begins

Researchers have begun their hunt for the remains of the woman who might have been the model for Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, hoping to unravel a mystery that has baffled art historians for over fiv

Ancient Roman mausoleum found under tonnes of garbage

Italian police near Naples discovered a 2,000-year-old Roman-era mausoleum buried under tonnes of illegally-dumped garbage.

The mausoleum, which dates back to the second century AD, was found by poli

Tomb of beloved St. Francis of Assisi restored


The crypt housing the tomb of St. Francis of Assisi was reopened on Saturday after a restoration cleaned away decades of candle smoke and ash and allowed the original pink stone to shine through again

Italy to China in driverless vehicles


It’s a modern-day version of Marco Polo’s journey halfway around the world — but is anyone at the controls?

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