Tottenham beat FC Twente 4-1 to record their first Champions League group victory on an extraordinary night at White Hart Lane, which saw them awarded three penalties and have a man sent off.Rafael van der Vaart saw the first spot-kick saved and the
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa A small earthquake struck American Samoa as a memorial service was being held to mark the first anniversary of an earthquake and tsunami that killed 34 people in the U.S territory.There were no reports of injuries or dama

golf molinari bros tipped to give u.s. torrid time in ryder

Rome, September 30 - Italian brothers Francesco andEdoardo Molinari are being tipped to give the United States atorrid time this weekend in their Ryder Cup debuts for Europe atCeltic Manor in Wales.The in-form siblings are the first Italians to take

soccer benitezs inter better than mourinhos says etoo

Milan, September 30 - Samuel Eto'o said new coachRafa Benitez's brand of football is better than that Jose'sMourinho used to win a treble last season after inspiring InterMilan to a 4-0 rout over Werder Bremen Wednesday.The in-form Cameroon forward

bossi sorry for roman pigs quip

Rome, September 30 - Northern League leader UmbertoBossi on Thursday apologised for offending Romans with an oldwisecrack saying the famed S.P.Q.R.tag meant Romans were'pigs'. I apologise to citizens, who felt insulted, but it wasjust a quip, said

berlusconi gets confidence but not enough

Rome, September 30 - Italian Premier SilvioBerlusconi won a keenly watched confidence vote in the HouseWednesday night but only with the support of MPs loyal to hisally-turned-foe Gianfranco Fini, the House Speaker.Berlusconi allies and media specul

stylist sisters shun fame for creativitys sake

Rome, September 29 - Rome-based sisters Diane and Evelyne de Clercq decided long ago they wanted to keep their fashion brand small and independent, so though still largely a well-kept insider's secret among international fashionistas, they clearly l

milan pays tribute to alfa romeo

Milan, September 29 - Milan is paying tribute toone of Italy's greatest design legends, the Alfa Romeo, with ashort exhibition celebrating the car manufacturer's 100thbirthday.The event at Milan's Triennale complex showcases 13pristine models from t

farmers bring sheep to rome

Rome, September 29 - Sheep farmers from all overItaly brought their flock to Rome Wednesday to press thegovernment to help the struggling sector.More than a thousand farmers from Sardinia, Lazio, Tuscany,Umbria, Sicily and other regions brought thei

swear word in work row not ok

Rome, September 29 - Italy's highest appeals courton Wednesday said the use of swear words in work rows was notexcusable on the grounds that they are so commonly used ineveryday speech.In the latest in a string of seesawing verdicts, theCassation Co

cinema virzi film to bid for oscar nod

Rome, September 29 - La Prima Cosa Bella (The FirstBeautiful Thing) by Paolo Virzi' will be Italy's contender forthe 2011 Best Foreign Film Oscar, a jury decided Wednesday.The Tuscan director's tragicomedy, about a misanthropicprofessor returning to