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Karolina Pliskova pulls out of Sydney International with thigh injury

Karolina Pliskova pulls out of Sydney International with thigh injury

Pliskova demolished France`s Alize Cornet 6-0, 6-3 to win the Brisbane International on Saturday.

Solar plane leaves Spain for penultimate leg of world tour

The Solar Impulse 2 left southern Spain on its way to Egypt on Monday.

Switzerland enforces burqa ban

A ban on burqas has been enforced in Switzerland's Italian-speaking Ticino region with anyone wearing a full face veil being subjected to fines.

Italy legend Gianluca Zambrotta unveiled as Delhi Dynamos coach

Italy legend Gianluca Zambrotta unveiled as Delhi Dynamos coach

Zambrotta took over from another World Cup winner, Brazilian Roberto Carlos.

Mother Teresa to be made saint of Roman Catholic Church

Mother Teresa to be made saint of Roman Catholic Church

Avvenire, the official newspaper of the Italian Catholic bishops conference, said on its website that Pope Francis had earlier on Thursday approved a decree recognising a miracle attributed to her intercession with God.

US Open anti-climax as Roberta Vinci shocks record-chasing Serena Williams to book an all-Italian final with Flavia Pennetta

US Open anti-climax as Roberta Vinci shocks record-chasing Serena Williams to book an all-Italian final with Flavia Pennetta

The 2015 US Open somehow got a sense of anti-climax on Friday as unheralded Italian Roberta Vinci got the better of history chasing Serena Williams in the second semi-finals of the women's singles competition.

ISL will get better and better every year: Alessandro Del Piero

ISL will get better and better every year: Alessandro Del Piero

Italian legend Alessandro Del Piero on Thursday hailed the Indian Super League (ISL) and predicted it to get better and better every year.

Fabio Capello facing sack as Russia manager

Fabio Capello facing sack as Russia manager

Under-fire Fabio Capello`s reign as Russia manager looks doomed after the country`s sports minister said a decision on the Italian`s future had already been taken.

Harvey Weinstein won't be charged despite groping allegations

Harvey Weinstein won't be charged despite groping allegations

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein will not face any criminal charges despite the groping allegations made against him by an Italian model.

Indian woman's Italian ''not good enough'' for citizenship

An Indian national has been barred from completing the process towards gaining Italian citizenship by a mayor who argued that her language skills are not up to scratch, despite her living in the country for 15 years, a media report said Monday.

Indian woman's Italian 'not good enough' for citizenship: Mayor

In an 11th hour hitch, a 56-year-old Indian woman in Italy has been barred from gaining citizenship by a mayor who said her language skills are not good.

Three Italians killed, two hurt in Swiss Alps avalanche: Police

Three Italians were killed and two were injured when they were hit by an avalanche while skiing in an area known as "Death Valley" in the Swiss Alps on Saturday, police said.

Steven Gerrard accuses Mario Balotelli of disrespect after penalty swipe

Steven Gerrard accuses Mario Balotelli of disrespect after penalty swipe

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard accused team mate Mario Balotelli of showing disrespect after the Italian found himself at the centre of controversy despite scoring a winning penalty against Besiktas on Thursday.

SC sets free two Italians guilty of friend's murder

The Supreme Court has set free two Italians, undergoing life imprisonment for murder of their friend in 2010, saying the evidence submitted by the prosecution to suggest motive does not inspire confidence.

IAAF probe claims Elena Lashmanova competed while banned

IAAF probe claims Elena Lashmanova competed while banned

Athletics` world governing body the IAAF confirmed Thursday they are probing claims that Russia`s Olympic 20km walk champion Elena Lashmanova took part in a race despite being on a two-year doping ban.

Mario Balotelli could return against Manchester United, says Brendan Rodgers

Mario Balotelli could return against Manchester United, says Brendan Rodgers

Mario Balotelli could return for Liverpool at Manchester United this weekend having returned to training after missing a month with a thigh injury, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Friday.

Brendan Rodgers admits Mario Balotelli's Liverpool move has backfired

Brendan Rodgers admits Mario Balotelli's Liverpool move has backfired

Liverpool football team manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that Italian striker Mario Balotelli's 16 million pounds move from AC Milan was a gamble that has backfired spectacularly, as the former Manchester City star has scored just twice in all season.

No proof of murder in Marco Pantani case: Prosecutor

No proof of murder in Marco Pantani case: Prosecutor

Nothing has emerged in the latest investigation into the death of Italian cycling star Marco Pantani to indicate he was murdered, the public prosecutor in Rimini said Friday.

Bombshell memoirs of French Prez's ex-girlfriend to be released in English

"Merci pour ce moment", the bestselling book by Francois Hollande's ex-girlfriend - Valérie Trierweiler - about her stormy relationship with the French president will be released in English next week, her editors said.

Pope to go to Turin to view burial shroud icon

The Shroud of Turin, the burial cloth some believe covered Jesus, will go back on public display next year.