Roma hit with fan ban over racist abuse

AC Milan's Mario Balotelli. Photo: AFP

Roma will play their next league game without fans in the Olympic Stadium’s ‘Curva Sud’ for their role in targeting AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli with racist abuse last week, officials said on Monday.

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This is my ... first time in Hong Kong, second time in Asia.

In Hong Kong ... everybody has somewhere to go, and if you get in their way, they're going to be really mean to you.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Tough to get toned

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That is, until her track top is lifted. There doesn't seem to be an ounce of fat on her well-defined abs. Surely this body was built after a lifetime in the gym.

1 May 2012 - 12:00am

Dancing her way to fame and fortune

Name: Melanie Moore Home: Marietta, Georgia, US Star sign: Virgo Chinese zodiac: Goat

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

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2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

A higher goal at Standard Life

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How our readers see themselves

Jacqueline Chau, 17, Hong Kong International School

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Roman sojourn undone by overreaching ambition

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My husband left me to become a monk

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Rochelle Flaherty

THE ART OF TEASE When you say 'burlesque' or 'cabaret' here, people tend to think of gentlemen's clubs with lap dancers. Even local dancers who come to audition for me have been wary of what kind of show we are running.

15 May 2011 - 12:00am

Meet the Roma

If you read romance, fantasy or horror stories, chances are you've heard about Gypsies. In fiction, they are portrayed as fiery nomads, often criminals, who have magical powers to curse people. Their ability with horses is legendary.

25 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Reluctant scholar soon learned how to use her noodle

I remember quite clearly, when I was six, my grandmother making rice topped with a gooey fried egg. We'd stab the egg with chopsticks so that the yolk would seep through onto the rice, and adding soy sauce would give more flavour.

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