Theft of Caravaggio in Sicily still shrouded in mystery 50 years on

Investigators are racing against time to find one of worlds most sought-after stolen artworks Antonella Lampone will never forget that night. Thunder and lightning shook the skies as thick and grey clouds seemed to give back to Sicily all the water it had not received that entire summer. A few metres from her small apartment in the Oratory of Saint Lawrence in Palermo, where her mother was a housekeeper, one of the most notorious art thefts in history was taking place, as a Caravaggio that had hung for more than three centuries above the altar was cut out of its frame. Fifty years have passed since 17 October 1969, but Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggios Nativity with St Francis and St …

I caught trains across Europe to impress a hot man and to try to save the world | Brigid Delaney

Sure I could get to Rome in an hour, but what about the journey? Last year I met a real hot babe while swimming in a bay off a Greek island. Drying off, we got to talking, then walking along the cliff, before finding somewhere nice to sit down for a drink. It was golden hour, the sun was going down over the sea, and all was right in the world. Then we started arguing about climate change. I told him about my trip so far, and he thought it was DISGUSTING the amount of flying I did. He had arrived in Greece by train and boat. But that would take six weeks from Australia! I protested. Nonetheless, I decided …