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Italy hails bail for marines in India, asks for their return


Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti expressed ‘great satisfaction’ on Saturday over the release on bail of two Italian marines accused of murdering Indian fishermen, but called for their return to Ital

Ussain Bolt clocks fastest time of the year


World record holder Usain Bolt stormed to the fastest time of the year in winning the 100m at the Diamond League meeting here on Thursday.

Olympic champion Bolt ran 9.76sec, beating the time he set e

Diamond League meeting: Usain Bolt back to best


Usain Bolt proved his slowest run in three years a week ago was nothing but a blip as he was back to his best at the Diamond League meeting here on Thursday.

The world record holder had disappointed

Ex-Mafia hitman woos Cannes


ANIELLO ARENA, the winsome Neapolitan in the running for best actor award at Cannes, is a former Mafia hitman serving a life sentence who got his lucky break in a prison theatre company.

Strong aftershocks hit Italy's quake zone

Two new strong aftershocks rattled northeast Italy overnight on Thursday, sending people outdoors and further damaging buildings hit by a weekend earthquake, local officials said.

The aftershocks str

Nadal dominates Djokovic to win Rome Masters


Rafael Nadal won his sixth Rome Masters title in a rain-postponed final against Novak Djokovic here on Monday, defeating the world number one 7-5, 6-3.

It was sweet revenge for a straight sets loss t

Djokovic, Nadal in Rome Masters final rematch


World number one and defending champion Novak Djokovic swept past Roger Federer on Saturday to set up a Rome Masters final rematch with five-time winner Rafael Nadal.

Top seed Djokovic ended Federer'

5.9-magnitude earthquake hits northern Italy

Panicked people rushed into the streets when a powerful earthquake shook northern Italy early on Sunday, killing three people and injuring at least 50, emergency services said.

The 5.9-magnitude quak

Olive tree in Italy to be named after Michelle Obama

A 1,400-year-old olive tree in Italy will be dedicated to American first lady Michelle Obama for her efforts to promote healthy eating.

The dedication ceremony will be held on May 25 in southern Pugl

Bhupathi-Bopanna lose in Rome Masters' semis


India's Rohan Bopanna and Mahesh Bhupathi lost to Spanish duo Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez in the semifinals of the ATP Rome Masters tennis event here.

The seventh seeds went down 4-6, 1-6 on Sat

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Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.