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Flat seized from Italian mafia to become kids’ home


September 7th, 2012 - 10:34 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 7 (IANS/AKI) Authorities in the Italian capital are converting an apartment that belonged to a mafia boss into a shelter for vulnerable children, officials said.The director of the ... Read more...

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Fugitive Italian mafia leader arrested


May 4th, 2012 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
Lisbon, May 4 (IANS/AKI) An Italian gangster and convicted murderer, who was on the run after evading a 30-year sentence, has been arrested in Portugal.Giovanni Capone Perna was on the ... Read more...

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Italian mafia ‘pastry extortion ring’ busted


February 23rd, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Palermo (Italy), Feb 23 (IANS/AKI) Italian mobsters in the Sicilian city of Palermo were arrested Wednesday for extorting pastries from a local bakery and making its owners buy weekly blocks ... Read more...

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Mafia is now ‘Italy’s No.1 bank’


January 11th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Rome, Jan 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The various mafia groups in Italy earn as much as seven percent of the country’s GDP. A new report places spotlight on the finances of the Italian ... Read more...

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Italian mafia clans contact jailed mobsters via TV show


August 23rd, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) Criminals have been using a popular football show aired on an Italian television to exchange coded mobile text messages with their jailed cronies, a media report said here ... Read more...

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Top Italian mafia fugitive managed affairs online: Police


June 26th, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Palermo (Italy), June 26 (IANS/AKI) One of Italy's most wanted mafia fugitives, arrested in the South of France, managed his business affairs over the Internet and even had a nickname for a ... Read more...

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Dawood third most wanted after Osama, Mexican drug lord (Lead)


May 17th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 17 (IANS) India's most wanted don, Dawood Ibrahim, suspected of having organised the 1993 Mumbai bombings, has grown more powerful, taking the third spot on the Forbes' Most ... Read more...

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Dawood Ibrahim third on Forbes’ Most Wanted Fugitives list


May 17th, 2010 - 9:35 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 17 (IANS) Dawood Ibrahim, India's most wanted man suspected of having organized the 1993 Mumbai bombings, figures third on the Forbes' Most Wanted Fugitives list topped by Osama bin Laden ... Read more...

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Michael Jackson’s fears revealed in audio tapes


May 13th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 13 (IANS) Audio tapes that have pop star Michael Jackson pleading for his life and begging for financial help on his friend's answer machine have been made public. The ... Read more...

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Tragic recordings expose MJ’s troubled mind


May 12th, 2010 - 11:25 am ICT by ANI
London, May 12 (ANI): A set of tapes has emerged in which Michael Jackson can be heard pleading for financial help.What's more, the tragic recordings revealed by The Sun, also reveal ... Read more...

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Jailed mafia leader wants priest to secure release


April 23rd, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 23 (IANS/AKI) An Italian mafia leader, currently in prison, wants a senior cardinal to mediate for his release on compassionate grounds, officials have said. Toto Riina, 79, who has heart problems, ... Read more...

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Berlusconi blames author for giving publicity to mafia


April 17th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 17 (IANS/AKI) Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has accused best-selling author Roberto Saviano of giving the mafia "publicity". He also blamed the popular Italian TV series 'La Piovra' for spreading ... Read more...

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‘Date Night’ - hilarious tribute to marriage (IANS Movie Review)


April 9th, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Satyen K. Bordoloi Film: "Date Night"; Director: Shawn Levy; Cast: Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg, Taraji P. Henson, Jimmi Simpson, William Fichtner, Mark Ruffalo, James Franco; Rating: ***As individuals, we ... Read more...

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Fugitive mafia boss held after using Facebook


March 17th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Isola Capo Rizzuto (Italy), March 17 (IANS/AKI) One of the Italian mafia's most wanted members has been arrested thanks to his use of the social networking website Facebook. Police arrested Pasquale ... Read more...

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John Gotti Jr. Walks Free Once Again


January 18th, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The prosecutor of United states have brought an end to their case against the son of New York's very famous gangster, John Gotti Jr. The US ... Read more...

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Italian mafia on its knees, says minister


December 10th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 10 (IANS/AKI) The conservative Italian government has brought the mafia "to its knees", Italy's justice minister Angelino said while urging prosecutors to work even harder to defeat it. His comments ... Read more...

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Vatican bank accused of money laundering: Report


December 4th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 4 (IANS/AKI) The Vatican bank is under investigation for suspected money laundering via accounts held at one of Italy's largest banks, the UniCredit Group, according to the Italian investigative weekly ... Read more...

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Godmothers fill in for incarcerated godfathers in Italian mafia


August 25th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 25 (ANI): The Italian underworld, which has for a long time been the domain of men, is now seeing women taking up top mafia ranks as godmothers in order to ... Read more...

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Posh demands PS1m Italian mafia protection from AC Milan


November 9th, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
img src="/newsportal/images/AC Milan-83235.jpg" alt="AC Milan" border="0" hspace="5" vspace="2" width="180" height="113" align="right" London, Nov 9 (ANI): Victoria Beckham has reportedly demanded 1 million pound security for her family over fears that Italian Mafia ... Read more...

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Becks shirts and souvenirs facing mafia piracy threats in Italy


November 3rd, 2008 - 3:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): The biggest challenge for David Beckham when he lands up in Italy for his loan period with AC Milan will be fighting merchandise piracy by the Italian ... Read more...

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Dawood in world’s most wanted list


April 29th, 2008 - 1:40 am ICT by admin
New York, April 28 (IANS) India's most wanted gangster Dawood Ibrahim figures prominently in Forbes' first ever list of the world's most dreaded criminals and terrorists, which is predictably topped by Osama ... Read more...

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The fight for Basra is about oil and power


March 31st, 2008 - 9:17 am ICT by admin
By Anne-Beatrice Clasmann Cairo, March 31 (DPA) US forces in Iraq are in danger of being drawn deeper into the power struggle between the country's Shia factions. During the most recent clashes between ... Read more...

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Italian mafia targeting fake antique whisky market in Scotland


March 17th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by admin
Edinburgh, Mar.17 (ANI): The Italian mafia is targeting the rapidly growing fake antique whisky market in Scotland by selling counterfeit bottles for thousands of pounds online. Though the industry has tried ... Read more...

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Whitaker signs up for gangster flick ‘Mr Untouchable’


November 14th, 2007 - 8:16 am ICT by admin
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