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Brescia native freed by Qaeda-linked group from 'criminal gang' near Idlib.



Soccer: Deschamps says not interested in Juve job

TopNews. France coach Didier Deschamps said Tuesday he is not interested in taking over at Juventus from Massimiliano Allegri who has left after five scudetti in as many years but a failure to win the Champions League.


Soccer: Bologna avert drop

TopNews. Bologna averted the drop with a 3-3 draw at Lazio Monday night. Genoa, Empoli, Udinese and Fiorentina could join Chievo and Frosinone in Serie B.


Nadal wins Italian Open for ninth time

Sports. Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal won the Internazionali d'Italia in Rome for the ninth time on Sunday with a 6-0 4-6 6-1 win over Novak Djokovic in Sunday's final.


Soccer: Champions League race goes down to the wire

TopNews. The fight to secure Italy's two remaining Champions League qualification slots will go down to the last weekend of the season after surprise package Atalanta drew 1-1 at title-winners Juventus on Sunday.

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Ahead of general audience

Pope Francis gives 5 kids joyride

Pope Francis on Wednesday gave five children a joyride on his popemobile as he arrived for his weekly general audience in St Peter's Square.

One more woman who gave life in service of poor

Pope remembers nun killed in Central African Republic

Pope Francis at his weekly general audience Wednesday remembered a nun killed and decapitated in the Central African Republic on Monday. The headless body of Spanish nun Ines Nieves Sancho, 77, was found in the village of Nola near Berberati.

'From low to high and vice versa'

Pope opens to Italian Church synod

Pope Francis said Monday he was open to the possibility of a synod for Italian bishops.

Meets Italian Catholic Association of Healthcare Workers

Humility in conscientious objection says Pope

Humility is needed in conscientious objection, Pope Francis said Friday.

New book on Latin translators' work

Pope Francis has almost 1 mn Latin Twitter followers

Pope Francis has almost one million followers of his Latin Twitter account, @Pontifex_ln, launched in 2013, the Vatican said Thursday.

Universiade 2019

Universiade: Botta and Rotolo compete

Botta among top eight at recent World Taekwondo Championships


Universiade: Winners Italia medals

Will be 222 in all, across 18 sports


Universiade: 44 days to go, air monitoring begins

Agreement with ARPAC, mobile lab at Port of Naples