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What Humanity Would Lose If Palmyra Is Destroyed

The ancient city of Palmyra, housing a 3,600-foot-long colonnade, marketplace, amphitheater, castle, and numerous tombs, is an archaeological treasure. "It makes Rome blush," says archaeologist Stephennie Mulder. "When you approach the site, it rises out of the desert like some sort of a mirage out of a fairy tale....

VICE News Capsule - Friday, May 22

10 hours agoNews : Vice News

Guinea copes with an increase in Ebola cases, Rome's first civil unions, China's success in reducing carbon emissions, and Brazilian scientists propose saffron to fight dengue fever.

The city that makes Rome blush: 5 reasons why Palmyra's ruins are so important

17 hours agoArts : Culture Monster

The fate of the one of the world's most important archaeological treasures hangs in the balance after the Islamist militant group ISIS overwhelmed the historic city of Palmyra, also known as Tadmur. 

Three Passengers Popped Aircraft Slide, Hit the Tarmac, and Ran Away…

They booked one-way tickets from Algiers to Istanbul via Rome. They boarded their onward flight to Turkey, and then bolted. Three Algerian illegal migrants found a quick way to avoid deportation last week – they jumped off a moving Alitalia plane at Rome’s Fiumicino airport and ran for it. Show More Summary

BubbleGlobe app links travelers, locals

BubbleGlobe app links travelers, locals What’s hot: I was skeptical because this is not a new idea, but when I looked at the experiences in Rome, where I’d be meeting family this summer, I got excited. The opportunities seemed more personal...Show More Summary

Italy passes law to tackle rampant corruption

ROME (Reuters) - Italy made a fresh attempt at tackling rampant corruption on Thursday when the Chamber of Deputies approved a strongly contested law stiffening penalties for various types of graft and balance sheet fraud.

Adam Schein to fill the 6 p.m. ET slot on CBS Sports Network

Ever since ROME signed off at the end of March, CBS Sports Network has filled the 6 p.m. ET hour with various programming including some old World’s Strongest Man archives and live sports when available. Well, we now know what will be filling that timeslot this summer. Show More Summary

Roman Sources for the History of American Catholicism: A New Perspective

[This month Cushwa welcomes Matteo Binasco, who has been working as a postdoctoral fellow based in Rome since September 2014. He holds a PhD from the National University of Ireland in Galway, and his research focuses on missionary expansion...Show More Summary

Italy says over 900 migrants rescued at sea, one dead

ROME (Reuters) - More than 900 migrants were rescued in one day from three overcrowded boats en route to Europe from North Africa, an Italian coast guard official said on Thursday. One body was recovered.

The false god of politics

If you visit Mount Olympus, you will see scores of crumbling statues to false gods once worshipped by ancient Greeks. The same is true in Rome, where statues of political

Dana White Predicts a Rousey-Cyborg PPV Would Reach 2 Million Buys

Dana White appeared on The Jim Rome Show on Wednesday afternoon, and one of the news bits that trickled out of the interview was a lofty prognostication for the much-talked-about hypothetical fight between Ronda Rousey and Cris “Cyborg”...Show More Summary

Juventus vs. Lazio: Score, Grades and Reaction from Coppa Italia Final

It had been 20 years since Juventus last won a Coppa Italia title, but that drought finally came to an end Wednesday as the Serie A champs defeated Lazio 2-1 in a competitive final from Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Alessandro Matri was the...Show More Summary

Juventus vs. Lazio: All the Goals from the Coppa Italia Final in Rome

Juventus took on Lazio in Rome on Wednesday night in the Coppa Italia final. Juve were hoping to complete the second leg of a treble— Serie A, Coppa and Champions League—but it was Lazio who struck first. Stefan Radu gave the local side the lead after just four minutes. Show More Summary

Tunisia Arrests Moroccan Migrant Accused Of Role In Bardo Museum Attack

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

ROME (AP) — A Moroccan man arrested in Italy on suspicion he helped organize the attack on Tunisia's Bardo Museum had been ordered to leave Italy after having arrived a month earlier with other migrants on a smugglers' boat, authorities...Show More Summary

Italy calls Whirlpool's redundancy plans 'disgraceful'

ROME (Reuters) - A plan by the world's largest home-appliance maker Whirlpool to cut almost 2,000 jobs in Italy is "disgraceful", the Italian industry minister said on Wednesday, after the white goods group increased a redundancy target. Show More Summary

Pope's climate change aide urges business to favor planet over profit

ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis' top aide on climate change urged businesses on Wednesday not to let the pursuit of profit get in the way of protecting the planet.

The Hottest Restaurants in Rome Right Now, May 2015

Nine new places to check out in Rome. Today, Eater once again returns to Rome, Italy to focus on nine newish restaurants that have been garnering some serious buzz. Like last time around, app author and upcoming cookbook author Katie Parla has kindly offered up her picks of the hottest openings and relaunches of the past twelve months. Show More Summary

Check out This Cool Collapsible Serving Bowl

2 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

It lies flat until you pick up the handle. Then it neatly unfolds into a decorative serving dish. I’ve never seen anything like it, but several redditors say that they’re commonly sold by street vendors in Rome. If you have a scroll saw, you can make your own by following these instructions.

My Papa’s Secret: A Response To Frank Bruni

ROME, ITALY – He had a spark in his grin. It was 6:00 AM and I saw a flash of him as I ran past.  Yes, it was 6:00 AM and I was running for my life.  I had to make it.  I had to get to the front row. At the papal audience, that [......

Sainthood? Mother Teresa ‘to be canonized in 2016?

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Mother Teresa of Calcutta’s elevation to sainthood has been set for September 2016, according to a top Catholic cleric. Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella was quoted by Italian media Tuesday as telling municipal officials in Rome that Pope Francis would canonise the nun celebrated for her work...

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