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Aug 31, 2018
Google Assistant goes bilingual, can understand, speak two languages at a timeGoogle Assistant can understand any pair within English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese.
Jul 01, 2018
37-year-old Italian national accuses 'tour guide' in Mumbai of raping her in cab in Juhu; probe underwayThe Italian woman said the accused forced her to consume alcohol. He touched her inappropriately and then raped her in the car, the official informed.
Dec 19, 2016
Jordanian police storm castle, free tourists, operation continuing - security source | ReutersBy Suleiman Al-Khalidi | AMMAN AMMAN Jordanian security forces freed tourists trapped inside a medieval castle on Sunday after storming the building where armed men had taken shelter following a shoot-out with police that killed at least nine people, security sources said. A Canadian woman, three other civilians and five police officers were among the nine killed during the exchange of gunfire between the assailants and security forces. At least 29 people were taken to hospital, some with serious injuries, the sources said.Police in the mountainous city of Karak had earlier freed 10 people, including foreign tourists, but some were still being held in the Crusader-era castle from where the gunmen shot at security forces who were surrounding it, a security source said.The identity of the assailants was not immediately clear.A former government minister from Karak city, Sameeh Maaytah, said there were signs Islamist militants may have been behind the attack but the government has so far steered away from saying this.
Dec 13, 2016
Italian PM unveils new government, but centre-right ally threatens to quit | ReutersBy Crispian Balmer and Antonella Cinelli | ROME ROME New Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni unveiled his government on Monday, keeping almost all former ministers in place in a move aimed at reassuring financial markets.But a small centre-right party that had supported the previous premier, Matteo Renzi, said it might not back the new government, raising doubts over whether Gentiloni will have the numbers in parliament to form a majority.In a rapid transfer of power from Renzi, who quit last week after losing a Dec. 4 referendum on constitutional reform, Gentiloni took just a day to put his team together."I've done my best to form this government as quickly as possible," Gentiloni, 62, told reporters after presenting his list of ministers to President Sergio Mattarella.Gentiloni, who was Renzi's foreign minister, said he would follow policies similar to those of his predecessor and urge the European Union to be more "growth-oriented".He also pledged particular attention to the under-developed south which voted overwhelmingly against Renzi in the referendum, creating a minister for the region
Dec 08, 2016
Pope prays for unemployed at traditional rite in Rome | ReutersROME Pope Francis prayed for the unemployed, for families trying to make ends meet and for exploited children on Thursday at a popular wreath-laying ceremony at a statue of the Madonna near Rome's Spanish Steps.The traditional event, which draws thousands of Romans and tourists, is held on the Roman Catholic feast of the Immaculate Conception, a public holiday in the Italian capital. In his prayer, Francis also prayed to the Virgin Mary for neglected children, the poor and the sick
Nov 29, 2016
Emma Morano, last person alive born in 1800s, turns 117An alert and chatty Italian woman, Emma Morano, on Tuesday celebrates her 117th birthday as the last known person alive who was born in the 19th century.
Nov 25, 2016
Renzi should stay in power even in defeat - Italian minister | ReutersBy Crispian Balmer and Giselda Vagnoni | ROME ROME Prime Minister Matteo Renzi should not leave Italy in the lurch if he loses a forthcoming referendum but should remain in charge to help overcome the fallout, Industry Minister Carlo Calenda said on Friday.Renzi says he will quit if voters reject his constitutional reform package at the Dec. 4 ballot, and financial markets are jittery over the prospect of political instability as opinion polls point to probable defeat for the government.In a interview with Reuters, Calenda said he remained optimistic that the 'Yes' camp would prevail, arguing that Italians would ultimately back the plans to curb the role of the upper house Senate and reduce the powers of the regions. But he said Renzi should back away from his threat to resign regardless."My personal opinion is that Renzi should stay," he said, speaking in his 1930s-era office on Rome's upmarket Via Veneto, with huge designs by Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci covering the walls.Some opposition parties want immediate national elections a year ahead of schedule if Renzi loses the referendum.
Nov 17, 2016
About 100 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean - aid group | ReutersROME Six migrants died and up to 100 more were missing and feared dead after their rubber boat sank in the Mediterranean on Thursday, the president of the Italian unit of aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said.A British navy ship rescued 27 people and recovered six bodies about 20 miles from the coast of Libya early on Thursday morning, MSF Italy president Loris De Filippi said.The new disaster adds to a death toll which aid groups had put at 240 for the three days ending on Wednesday, as migrants continue to leave Libya despite rough seas.The migrants were transferred to the MSF ship Bourbon Argos, one of several aid agency vessels operating in the area. Survivors told staff that another 90 to 100 people had also been on board and had died
Oct 31, 2016
Religious life turned upside down by Italian earthquake | ReutersBy Isla Binnie | NORCIA, Italy NORCIA, Italy Sunday's earthquake struck the medieval walled town of Norcia as nuns, monks and priests were heading to morning prayer services, giving them just enough time to flee as the walls around them plunged to the earth.The quake hit the same central regions that have been rocked by repeated tremors over the past two months. Although it was bigger than an Aug. 24 earthquake that killed almost 300 people, no-one died on Sunday, but there was huge damage.Weakened by repeated powerful jolts in recent weeks, many of Norcia's churches, monasteries and chapels were wrecked."We thought it was the end of everything," said 74-year-old Sister Maria Raffaella Buoso, sitting on a bench outside the walls of Norcia after being evacuated from the Monastery of the Poor Clares of Santa Maria della Pace.
Oct 30, 2016
New strong earthquake hits central Italy, buildings collapse | ReutersBy Crispian Balmer and Philip Pullella | ROME ROME A strong earthquake measuring 6.6 magnitude struck central Italy on Sunday, causing the collapse of more buildings in small cities and towns already shaken by tremors in the past two months, although there no immediate reports of casualties.It was a bigger quake than one which hit central Italy on Aug. 24, killing almost 300 people.