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Italian sues runaway bride for 500,000 euros

An Italian groom left hanging at the altar after his runaway bride changed her mind at the last minute because she was in love with another man is now suing her for 500,000 euros (743,000 dollars).


2,000-year-old ship found near Rome

The remains of a 2,000-year-old wooden ship, dating back to the Roman Empire, have been found near Rome's ancient port of Ostia.

The ship's discovery, made during work at the site of a new road, has

AC Milan home in on 18th league title


AC Milan can wrap up an 18th Serie A crown on Sunday with three games to spare if they beat Bologna at home and reigning champions Inter Milan fail to take three points at Cesena on Saturday.

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Mugabe in Rome for John Paul II beatification: Report


Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe landed in Rome on Saturday to attend the beatification of late pope John Paul II at the Vatican, Italy's ANSA news agency reported.

Man overpowered trying to hijack Alitalia flight

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A man with a knife tried to hijack an Alitalia flight from Paris to Rome on Sunday night, demanding it be flown to Libya, but was quickly overpowered and arrested when the plane landed, officials and

Libyan authorities free Italian oil tug

Libyan authorities have released an Italian high-seas tugboat held in the port of Tripoli for more than a month with 11 crew aboard, including two Indians, the Italian foreign ministry and the ship's owner said on Saturday.

Roma keep faint Champions League hopes alive


Roma beat Chievo 1-0 at home on Saturday to keep their faint hopes of a top four finish alive with four games remaining.

Simone Perrotta scored the only goal of the game after just four minutes follo

Italian police seize pope John Paul II knock-offs

Police in Rome seized thousands of pope John Paul II knock-off watches and novelty devices on Wednesday in a crackdown on false merchandising ahead of the late pontiff's beatification on May 1.

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Massa targets improved qualifying


Ferrari driver Felipe Massa has called on his team to improve their qualifying performance if they are to start challenging for victories this season.

Massa finished sixth, one place ahead of his tea

Italy promises aid as Libyan rebel chief visits


Italy will host talks next month on allowing foreign oil sales from Eastern Libya and could provide Libyan rebels with night-vision kit and radars, foreign minister Franco Frattini said on Tuesday.

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