| Dec 24, 2009
| 4:14 PM
A woman jumped the barriers in St. Peter's Basilica and knocked down Pope Benedict XVI as he walked down the main aisle to begin Christmas Eve Mass on Thursday.
The 82-year-old pope quickly got up and was unhurt, said a Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Ciro...
| Dec 25, 2009
Pope Benedict XVI tumbled to the marble floor of St. Peter's Basilica on Thursday night after a woman tackled him on his way to preside over Christmas Eve Mass.
Benedict lost his gold-trimmed miter and staff when the woman grabbed the front of his robe...
| Feb 27, 2009
Critics say that at six billion euros (£5.4bn), the cost of the two-and-a-half mile bridge across the Strait of Messina is far too high and have questioned the wisdom of building such a giant span in a region which is prone to earthquakes.
| Jun 12, 2001
After touring, elbowing and overeating your way through a two-week run of Italy, is it possible to end the crazy-fun madness with a few days of peace and sanity before getting back on that darned airplane?
There is, if you're in Northern Italy. And the...
| Nov 5, 2001
Four weeks into the bombing of Afghanistan, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Sunday that the attacks had weakened the Taliban's hold on the country and the U.S. is making "measurable progress" in the war on terrorism.
"The Taliban is not...
| Feb 17, 2005
The neighborhood is called the Flowers, and its streets have poetic names such as Magic Prague and Cherry Orchard. But it's universally known as the Third World.
It's where Carmela Attrice, 47, was shot to death in mid-January after a young thug lured...