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Lemon was a luxury item for ancient Romans: Study

Lemon was a luxury item for ancient Romans: Study

 The humble citrus fruit lemon, a cash crop, was introduced in ancient Rome from Israel and was once considered an item of luxury as well as a status symbol for the ruling elite, a study has found.

Watch: Rishi Kapoor's hilarious vacation video in Rome will make you ROFL!

Watch: Rishi Kapoor's hilarious vacation video in Rome will make you ROFL!

Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor along with wife Neetu Kapoor is enjoying a fun-filled vacation in Rome, Italy.

Police nab fireman for arson as Italy blazes rage

On Monday, 15 firefighters were arrested in Sicily on suspicion of having started fires in order to receive bonus payments.

Vatican official says the Pope Francis 'loves China'

Vatican official says the Pope Francis 'loves China'

This June, Rome expressed "grave concerns" over the fate of a clandestine or underground church bishop who was detained mid-May.

​​Aamir Khan spends quality time in Rome with family

​​Aamir Khan spends quality time in Rome with family

Superstar Aamir Khan took time off from his shooting schedule of "Thugs of Hindostan" to spend some quality time with his family.

Cardinal choler over copyright of Mother Teresa's sari

"Holy Mother Teresa of Calcutta is a universal symbol, beloved by believers (and) unbelievers," said Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, 85, an ex-prefect of the powerful Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

Asaduddin Owaisi pitches for heritage tag for Hyderabad city; BJP, TRS support

Asaduddin Owaisi pitches for heritage tag for Hyderabad city; BJP, TRS support

The UNESCO on Saturday declared Ahmedabad as the world heritage city. It is the first city in India to get the tag.

Cardinal Pell on his way home to Australia to face abuse charges: Media

Cardinal Pell on his way home to Australia to face abuse charges: Media

Australian police charged Cardinal George Pell late last month, making the Vatican economy minister the highest-ranking Church official to face such accusations. 

Eight people found dead under Collapsed building in Italy: Report

 Eight people were found dead on Saturday under the rubble of a collapsed apartment building near the southern Italian town of Naples, after rescue workers searched for bodies through the night, a fire brigade spokesman said.

Gulf deadline to resolve Qatar rift approaches

Gulf deadline to resolve Qatar rift approaches

The UAE ambassador to Russia has said Qatar could face fresh sanctions if it does not comply with the demands.

Sex abuse scandal haunts Pope Francis' aide and Australia's top Catholic cleric George Pell

Sex abuse scandal haunts Pope Francis' aide and Australia's top Catholic cleric George Pell

George Pell strongly denies the allegations and says he had no knowledge of widespread paedophilia in the church in Australia, even suggesting a conspiracy to bring him down.

Italian PM 'guarantees' savers' accounts in 2 troubled banks

The government was expected to quickly hold a Cabinet meeting to decide about taking on the banks' deteriorated assets, a cost estimated at some 8 million-10 million euros (nearly USD 9 million-USD 11 million).

Italy passes law obliging parents to vaccinate children

Italy's cabinet approved a law on Friday obliging parents to vaccinate their children against infectious diseases as politicians spar over a spike in measles cases.

Over 80 missing after migrant boat sinks off Libya, survivors tell UNHCR

At least 80 migrants including women and children were missing after a boat sank off the Libyan coast, survivors told the UN's refugee agency today, in the latest such tragedy.

What is `multi-speed` Europe?

The thorniest point in a declaration by EU leaders at a summit in Rome this week to mark the bloc`s 60th birthday is about a so-called multi-speed union.

EU leaders grope for unity as Britain walks out

Brussels: Leaders of the European Union agreed the outlines on Friday of a common accord to rally popular and political support for a bloc wracked with division and self-doubt in the wake of Britain's vote to quit.

Pope makes historic visit to Rome Anglican church

Pope Francis attended a service at the All Saints' Church in Rome on Sunday, becoming the first pontiff in history to visit an Anglican church in the Italian capital.

Stolen Italian masterpiece recovered in Morocco: police

A stolen painting worth up to six million euros by a Baroque Italian known as "The Squinter" has been recovered in Morocco, Italy's art police said today.

Anonymous posters criticising pope appear in Rome

Posters accusing Pope Francis of attacking conservative Catholics appeared around Rome this weekend and were swiftly covered up by city authorities.

Hope as Philippines communist peace talks open: Govt

The Philippines expressed hope Thursday of securing a permanent ceasefire deal with communist rebels waging one of Asia`s longest insurgencies, as peace talks resumed in Italy.