Karolina Pliskova smashes umpire’s chair after loss at Italian Open to Maria Sakkari

Karolina Pliskova smashes umpire’s chair after loss at Italian Open to Maria Sakkari

Posted May 17, 2018 09:09:48 Former world number one Karolina Pliskova has damaged the umpire’s chair after repeatedly smashing her racquet against it in the aftermath of her controversial defeat to Greece’s Maria Sakkari at the Italian Open. The Czech was locked at a set all, 5-5, and 40-40 in …

Italian tribunal lifts ban on ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi holding public office

Italian tribunal lifts ban on ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi holding public office

Posted May 12, 2018 23:46:54 An Italian tribunal has lifted a ban on veteran centre-right leader Silvio Berlusconi from holding public office, meaning he could run to be prime minister in the next national election. Key points: Mr Berlusconi gave his blessing to his political ally the League to form …

Australian World Orchestra to perform with Italian ‘maestro’ amid uncertain future

Australian World Orchestra to perform with Italian ‘maestro’ amid uncertain future

Updated May 02, 2018 11:32:24 Photo: Italian conductor Riccardo Muti will lead the Australian World Orchestra this month. (Supplied: Todd Rosenberg Photography) You could call it blue chip band camp. The Australian World Orchestra (AWO) this week assembles 86 of the nation’s best classical musicians, lured home from orchestras as …

Italian anthropologists unearth skeleton of man who used knife as prosthetic limb after arm amputated

Italian anthropologists unearth skeleton of man who used knife as prosthetic limb after arm amputated

Updated April 18, 2018 17:05:36 Photo: Photo and drawing of T US 380, showing the right arm, buckle and knife. (Ileana Micarelli et al., 2018) Anthropologists working in northern Italy have revealed a cutting-edge medieval approach to surviving the sudden loss of a limb. A male skeleton unearthed in 1996 …

NSW police investigate links to Italian mafia after four charged over drug supply near Bathurst

NSW police investigate links to Italian mafia after four charged over drug supply near Bathurst

Updated March 23, 2018 12:34:34 Photo: Police found large cannabis crops that looked like “football fields” from the air near Bathurst. (Supplied: NSW Police Media) Related Story: Australia’s ‘weakest link’: Why do drug runners target Geraldton? Related Story: Meth seized, 12 arrested after drug busts in Manjimup Police are investigating …