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3 hrs ago |

AFI honors Sophia Loren

AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi, a program of the American Film Institute, today announced it will honor Sophia Loren with a special Tribute on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. AFI FEST, the 8-day film festival, will take place November 6 through 13 in Hollywood.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Thriller, Drama Movies, A Countess from Hong Kong, Arabesque, Celebrities, Sophia Loren, Hollywood, Short, Musical Movies, World News,

8 hrs ago | Salon

The truth about the "G-spot": Why it's time to put this sex myth to bed

Take a collective sigh of relief, humanity. If you've been one of the countless people searching in vain for the elusive GrA fenburg spot or wondering why you aren't gushing like Old Faithful each time someone makes a "come hither" motion in your vagina, then search and wonder no more.


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11 hrs ago | University of Cambridge

Fancy pants: skirmishes with the fashion police in 16th-century Italy

With the autumn 2014 fashion shows in full swing, all eyes are on the top designers. In 16th-century Italy, the latest looks didn't always go down well with the authorities.


Related Topix: World News, Life, Hobbies, Embroidery

12 hrs ago | Paddock Talk

Abu Dhabi Schoolboy Al Dhaheri Returns From Italy With Silverware

Six-year old schoolboy Rashid Al Dhaheri returned home to Abu Dhabi with a big trophy for his efforts this past weekend in the Trofeo Academy Championkart at Ala Karting Circuit near Verona. The youngster - popularly known as Little Alonso - who is on the final stages of an intensive summer karting campaign in Italy, continued his busy schedule with 12 practice sessions driving more than 180km on the challenging circuit on the foot of the Alps, in sunny and fresh conditions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


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16 hrs ago |

Welcome to the World of "Gladiator Football" by Jonathan Glazer

When one thinks of the city of Florence, Italy, what normally comes to mind are the rarefied works of Michelangelo and Titian in the Uffizi Gallery, or the architectural grandeur of Il ,' a football game with deep historical roots taking place every June, and entails two teams of 27 men, each fighting to get a ball over a 4-foot high fence at either end of the pitch. The matches, or should we say battles, are fought in front of the Santa Croce church between four teams representing the four districts of the city, and the winners take home a cow.


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Mon Sep 15, 2014


Italian media claims Lana Del Rey will sing at George Clooney and...

The Italian media has leaked wedding details just days after George Clooney revealed the location of his wedding to fiance Amal Alamudin. Last week, the Monuments Men actor said he would marry the human rights lawyer in Venice, Italy in a "couple of weeks."


Related Topix: Lana Del Rey, Pop/Rock, Wedding, World News,

The Peninsula

700 migrants feared dead in shipwrecks

People disembark from a boat at the Brindisi harbour, southern Italy, following rescue operations for immigrants off the coast of Sicily yesterday. GENEVA: More than 700 people fleeing Africa and the Middle East may have drowned in shipwrecks in the Mediterranean over the last week, bringing the death toll this year to almost 3,000, the International Organisation for Migration said yesterday.


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West Australian

OECD's Italy forecasts make chilling reading for Renzi

When Italy's centre-left Prime Minister Matteo Renzi took power in February by ousting his predecessor Enrico Letta in an internal party coup, he was expecting to benefit from a strengthening economic recovery. After dismal data in recent weeks, that assumption now looks badly wrong and on Monday the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development forecast the economy would shrink for the third consecutive year and stagnate in 2015 as well.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Silvio Berlusconi

The Age

Up to 700 feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks

Migrants are rescued off the coast of Sicily. More than 2000 migrants were rescued by Navy ships and patrol boats over three days as part of the "Mare Nostrum" operation.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Europe, World News

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Eurozone economic growth forecast cut

13, 2014. . Jyrki Katainen, the new vice president of the European Union's executive commission, left, and Italian Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan arrive for a news conference in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Sept.


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CBS Newsman Seth Doane Marries In Italy

CBS reporter Seth Doane has traveled around the world for his job, but he picked Tuscany to get married, RumorFix is reporting exclusively.


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Sun Sep 14, 2014


Relic spends last night in Springfield

Sunday night, area faithful came to the St. Anthony Maronite Catholic Church on Island Pond Road in Springfield to say goodbye to a beloved religious relic. For more than a week, the relic of St. Anthony had been drawing flocks of the faithful to the church to pray for miracles.


Related Topix: Springfield, MA, World News, Heath, MA

Daily Mail

Elisabetta Canalis beams in white wedding dress as she marries surgeon Brian Perri in Italy

She's a blushing bride! Elisabetta Canalis beams in white wedding dress as she marries surgeon Brian Perri in Italy And Elisabetta Canalis was a gorgeous bride as she finally tied the knot with her orthopedic surgeon fiance Brian Perri, 46, in Sardinia, Italy on Sunday. The 36-year-old looked stunning in a white wedding dress as she arrived to the ceremony at the Sassari Cathedral.


Related Topix: Wedding, Elisabetta Canalis, World News, Gravity

The Star Online

Cameron resists calls for air strikes despite hostage killing

Britain resisted pressure on Sunday to join the United States in announcing air strikes against Islamic State after the militant group beheaded David Haines, a British hostage, and threatened to kill another Briton. Speaking after chairing a meeting of the government's COBR emergency-response committee in London, Prime Minister David Cameron said his government was battling IS on numerous fronts but made clear it was not, for now, launching air strikes.


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The Daily Beast

The High Fashion Nuns of VeniceBy Liza Foreman

For centuries, there was a renegade group of nuns in Venice who clung to the lavish fashions and up-to-date styles of the secular world. The higher the heel, the closer to God, right? Crosses dot the tourist maps of Venice, denoting churches and former convents, some of which have been left to crumble into the ground.


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Dear Kitty

Spinosaurus bigger than Tyrannosaurus, new research

Scientists have unveiled what appears to be the first truly semiaquatic dinosaur, Spinosaurus aegyptiacus. New fossils of the massive Cretaceous-era predator reveal it adapted to life in the water some 95 million years ago, providing the most compelling evidence to date of a dinosaur able to live and hunt in an aquatic environment.


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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tug of war for bishop's body, or its parts, delays sainthood

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria, Illinois, has already constructed a museum in honor of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, a native son whose Emmy-winning television show during the 1950s brought Catholicism to the American living room. It has documented several potential miracles by him and compiled a dossier on his good works for the Vatican.


Related Topix: Peoria, IL, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, World News, Pope Benedict XVI

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Watch pizza takeaway worker's miracle escape when thug's gun jams during attempted robbery

Two men have been arrested over the robbery after shocking footage showed the moment brave staff fought back against the two men This is the shocking moment a restaurant worker was saved by a "miracle" after a gun pointed directly in his face failed to go off. CCTV footage shows the cashier at a takeaway pizzeria in Ruvo di Puglia, south east Italy , talking to a customer before the man pulls out a handgun, points it at the worker and pulls the trigger.


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Russia Taday

Guilty! 'Russell Tribunal' condemns Obama, Poroshenko 'war crimes' in E.Ukraine

The presidents of Ukraine and the US, in addition to heads of NATO and the European Commission have been condemned for war crimes in Eastern Ukraine by an informal Russell Tribunal, which took place in Venice, Italy on Saturday. The show trial in Venice was inspired by the Russell Tribunal organized by British philosopher and Nobel Prize winner Bertrand Russell and hosted by French philosopher and writer Jean-Paul Sartre in 1966 to investigate US war crimes in Vietnam.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Activism


Italy PM Renzi says to decide Ilva steel plant's future by Christmas

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Saturday he would decide the future of the scandal-hit Ilva steel plant by Christmas, during a visit to the site at Taranto in southern Italy where he was challenged by protesters. Ilva, Europe's largest steel plant by output capacity, is at the centre of an environmental scandal which led the Italian government to place it under special administration last year.


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