Type: City
Name: Rome
Country: Italy
Latitude: 41.889999
Longitude: 12.5
population: 2,643,736
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 3 reports

Pope Francis not opposed to retiring: Report

POPE FRANCISCredits: REUTERS/Lee Jin-man/Pool Pope Francis says he's not opposed to the idea of retiring if he needs to, but health problems may mean he'll die in the next two to three years."Benedict XVI opened a door," he told reporters on a flight ... [Published Sun News - 14 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 2 reports

Mausoleum of Augustus stands derelict on anniversary of emperor's death | World news

The Mausoleum of Augustus in Rome. Photograph: Prisma Archivo/Alamy Standing on a wall in central Rome and peering through the railings, Mario Adobati was not happy. The businessman and his family had come all the way from Bergamo, in northern Italy[1], ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 7 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 2 reports

40 maps that explain the Roman Empire

AD, Caesar Augustus died. He was Rome's first emperor, having won a civil war more than 40 years earlier that transformed the dysfunctional Roman Republic into an empire. Under Augustus and his successors, the empire experienced 200 years of relative ... [Published - 18 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 2 reports

Back to School Basics Drive underway

With area children heading back to school, no child should have to go to school in dirty clothes. With the support of local Rotary Clubs, the Rome Rescue Mission is launching an effort to collect new socks and underwear for children.Drop-off centers will ... [Published Observer-Dispatch - 15 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 2 reports

Emirates moves A380 from Moscow to Rome

In the coming weeks and months, Rome will see a huge capacity increase by Emirates which, one suspects, will lessen the impact of rival Etihad’s new tie-up with Italy’s Alitalia.Emirates, which currently operates twice daily flights from Dubai to Rome ... [Published Business Traveller - 22 hours ago]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 3 reports

Pope wants China dialogue, freedom for church

Pope Francis meets the media during an airborne press conference on his journey back to Rome from Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. Pope Francis on Monday endorsed the use of force to stop Islamic militants from attacking religious minorities ... [Published Lompoc Record Online - Aug 19 2014]
Entities: China, Pope Francis I, Iraq
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 2 reports

Ancient coins from time of Jewish revolt against Rome unearthed

An excavation in the City of David in Jerusalem. As part of an additional excavation, coins from the time of the Jewish revolt against Rome were discovered. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.( Ancient bronze coins dating back to 69/70 C.E., the time of ... [Published Five Towns Jewish Times - 22 hours ago]
Entities: Rome, Sukkot, Jerusalem
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 3 reports

Pope Wants China Dialogue, Freedom for Church

(ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE) — Pope Francis says he wants dialogue with China and the only thing he asks in return is for the Catholic Church to be able to operate freely. The pope told reporters the church “only asks to have freedom to do its work. No ... [Published - 22 hours ago]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 7 reports

Pope Francis ends South Korea trip with overture to China

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Francis ended his first official visit to Asia on Monday (Aug. 18) with a fresh overture to China and a call for reconciliation between South Korea and its communist neighbor, North Korea.Pope Francis passes through a color guard ... [Published Religion News Service - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 2 reports

Occupation Forces

Submitted by Jeff Thomas via Doug Casey's International Man blog ,When I was growing up in Berlin, after the war (World War II), we lived in the American sector and the American soldiers were everywhere—on the streets, in the cafes. No one wanted them ... [Published Zero Hedge - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 2 reports

Flood victim's family thrilled by bravery award

THE family of flood victim Jane Sheahan is thrilled the brave acts of men who tried to save her have been officially recognised.Annabelle Simon said her sister would have turned 42 on Sunday had she survived being swept from a flooded causeway at Roma ... [Published Gympie Times - Aug 18 2014]
Entities: Rome, Gaala, emergency
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 2 reports

Rome police offer child carseat exchange tomorrow at the Rome Civic Center

The Rome Police Department will replace old or damaged child carseats for free through its Unsafe Seat Project.A release from the department notes that many parents are unaware that car safety seats have expiration dates, and that if a carseat has been ... [Published Rome News-Tribune - Aug 18 2014]
Entities: Rome, Police, Appointment


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