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Concordia skipper says gravity forced him off disaster ship

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The captain of the Costa Concordia told his manslaughter trial Wednesday that gravity not cowardice had been behind his decision to abandon ship with passengers and crew still aboard.

Posted: December 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Concordia skipper admits showing off before wreck

Costa Concordia captain

Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino told a court Tuesday that he was showing off when he steered the cruise ship onto rocks off the Italian island of Giglio.

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Pope canonizes 2 Indians, 4 Italians

Cardboard cutouts of sister Eufrasia Eluvathingal, top left, and priest Elias Chavara, right, stand among Indian faithful at the end of their canonization Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014.  AP PHOTO/GREGORIO BORGIA

Pope Francis on Sunday named six new saints, including two from India, in a Mass gathering tens of thousands of worshippers at Saint Peter’s Square.

Posted: November 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Lawmakers seek probe of luxury car smuggling at Cagayan de Oro port

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CAR BOOM IN CAGAYAN A fleet of imported used luxury vehicles—including Porsches, BMWs, Mercedes-Benzes, Hummers—await wash and polishing work at a car lot in Casambalangan village in Santa Ana, Cagayan province.  MELVIN GASCON / INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Two lawmakers from Mindanao have called for a congressional probe into reports that the Cagayan de Oro port has become a smuggling hub for luxury cars.

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Italy president to testify in Mafia trial

Convicted Mafia boss Toto Riina's lawyer Luca Cianferoni arrives at the Quirinale Presidential palace in Rome, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Italy's president will testify in the trial of a former government official accused of negotiating with Mafia bosses to end terror bombings in the 1990s. President Giorgio Napolitano, 89, is to testify behind closed doors Tuesday when the trial moves from Palermo to Rome for the day. Journalists and opposition politicians on Monday demanded that the media, including live TV, be allowed to cover Napolitano's testimony. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Prosecutors and judges have arrived at Italy’s presidential palace for an unprecedented hearing to take testimony from the head of state in the trial of a former government official accused of negotiating with Mafia bosses to end terror bombings in the 1990s.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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