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Italian top fugitive mafia boss held


August 17th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 17 (IANS) Italian police Friday arrested a most wanted boss of the Neapolitan mafia "Camorra", ANSA news agency reported.Francesco Matrone, who remained on the run for a double ... Read more...

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Gaddafi son’s luxury car seized by Italian police


July 6th, 2012 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Genoa, July 6 (IANS/AKI) A luxury vehicle belonging to Al Saadi Gaddafi, son of slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has been seized by Italian police from a hotel in Genoa ... Read more...

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Boat with Egyptian migrants held in Italy


June 13th, 2012 - 9:36 am ICT by IANS
Rome, June 13 (IANS/AKI) An Egyptian fishing vessel trafficking 60 migrants has been intercepted by Italian police off the southern coast of Sicily. The fishing boat was taken to the ... Read more...

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Nearly 50 mafia men held in Italy


June 7th, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Rome, June 6 (IANS/AKI) Italian police Wednesday arrested 47 mafia suspects and seized millions of euros worth of assets in a major operation in the southern city of Naples.The suspects ... Read more...

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US marine held for raping minor girl in Italy


May 30th, 2012 - 9:02 am ICT by IANS
Rome, May 30 (IANS/AKI) A US marine sergeant has been arrested by Italian police after he allegedly made a video of his repeated rape of a seven-year-old girl and posted ... Read more...

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Serie A defender arrested over match-fixing suspicion


April 3rd, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 3 (IANS) Defender Andrea Masiello of Italian Serie A football club Atalanta has been arrested for alleged involvement in a match-fixing scandal.In addition to Masiello, who was a ... Read more...

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Italy seizes Gaddafi assets worth $1.4 bn


March 30th, 2012 - 6:14 am ICT by IANS
Rome, March 30 (IANS/AKI) Assets worth $1.1 billion euros (about $1.4 billion) belonging to Libya's Gaddafi family were seized by the Italian police.The assets included stocks, real estate, a share ... Read more...

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37 artworks recovered 40 years after heist


March 9th, 2012 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
Rome, March 9 (IANS/AKI) A total of 37 paintings, including works by Peter Paul Rubens and Nicolas Poussin, were recovered by Italian police more than 40 years after they were ... Read more...

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Fake US bonds seized


February 18th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 18 (IANS) Italian police announced Friday they had seized fake US Treasury bonds with a face value of $6 trillion in Switzerland, a media report said. The bonds, ... Read more...

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Italy impounds fake US bonds worth $6 tn


February 17th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italian police have confiscated counterfeit US state bonds worth $6 trillion, media reports said Friday.The operation was sanctioned by the prosecutor's office of the southern ... Read more...

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Italian police clamp down on tax evaders


January 30th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Milan (Italy), Jan 30 (IANS) Italian police, in a bid to clamp down upon widespread tax evasion, Sunday carried out massive checks on bars, restaurants and shops in Milan, the ... 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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British woman fined $118,000 for driving offences


December 13th, 2011 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) An elderly British woman, living in Italy, has been finally slapped with motoring fines totalling over over $118,000 (76,000 pounds) after being tracked for many days ... Read more...

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Toy cars made of cocaine seized in Italy


October 13th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Milan, Oct 13 (IANS/AKI) Italian police Wednesday seized tiny toy cars made entirely of cocaine in a Milan bust that yielded 140 kg of the drug.The cocaine was also absorbed ... Read more...

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Gangster nabbed after cops see photos on Facebook


August 26th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) One of Italy's 100 most-wanted crooks was tracked down and arrested after his girlfriend posted their holiday photos on Facebook, a media report said.Salvatore D'Avino, ... Read more...

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One tonne cocaine seized in Italy


August 19th, 2011 - 5:16 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 19 (IANS) Italian police have seized a shipment containing nearly a tonne of cocaine, a media report said.Police said the cocaine, estimated at 300 million euros (about $423 ... Read more...

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Eva Peron’s jewelry recovered


June 24th, 2011 - 1:00 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Venice, June 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Italian police have announced that they have recovered the stolen jewels of former Argentine first lady Eva Peron. The jewels were stolen from a shop in Spain ... Read more...

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Over 1,400 die trying to reach Italian shores


May 26th, 2011 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 26 (IANS/AKI) Over 1,400 migrants have died this year while trying to reach the Italian shores from conflict-hit North Africa, according to a report.The report was published by ... Read more...

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Ancient Roman mausoleum found under tonnes of garbage


April 21st, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Pozzuoli (Italy), April 21 (IANS/AKI) Italian police near Naples discovered a 2,000-year-old Roman-era mausoleum buried under tonnes of illegally-dumped garbage.The mausoleum, which dates back to the second century AD, was ... Read more...

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35 suspected members of Calabrian mafia arrested in northern Italy


March 14th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by BNO News
MILAN, ITALY (BNO NEWS) -- Italian police on Monday arrested 35 suspected members of the Calabrian mafia in northern Italy, the ANSA news agency reported.The 35 individuals are suspected members of the ... Read more...

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Clothes dipped in liquid cocaine found in Italy drug bust


February 5th, 2011 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): A drug trafficking ring that used clothes dipped in liquid cocaine to smuggle the drug into Italy from the Dominican Republic has been busted by the Italian police. ... Read more...

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Three Moroccans arrested on terrorism charges in southern Italy


February 1st, 2011 - 3:03 am ICT by BNO News
CATANZARO, ITALY (BNO NEWS) -- Three Moroccans on Monday were arrested for alleged involvement in training terrorists in southern Italy, the ANSA news agency reported.Three citizens of Morocco, including a Muslim cleric, ... Read more...

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Jenson Button’s dad forgot where he parked his Ferrari


January 21st, 2011 - 12:54 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Alassio, Jan 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Driving a Ferrari is not a problem for the father of Formula One driver, Jenson Button but it seems though that finding where he parked his car ... Read more...

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Tomb robber finds ‘final resting place of Caligula’


January 19th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): A report has suggested that a tomb robber who was arrested while stealing part of a 2.5 metre statue into lorry near Lake Nemi, south of Rome, had ... Read more...

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Two injured in blasts at embassies in Rome (Fourth Lead)


December 24th, 2010 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Police searched embassies and consular offices in Rome after two people were injured in separate parcel bomb blasts Thursday at the Swiss and Chilean missions in the Italian ... Read more...

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Italian police shut down ‘bullying’ Facebook page


December 4th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 4 (IANS) A Facebook page that was being used by a group of teenaged students in Italy to bully and harass one of their classmates has been shut down ... Read more...

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Amanda Knox Appeals Trial Begins, Family Prepares For Thanksgiving


November 25th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It was a rather bittersweet week for the convicted former University of Washington student Amanda Knox as her family has been roasting an 18 pound turkey ... Read more...

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Italy arrests top mafia boss


November 18th, 2010 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Casal di Principe (Italy), Nov 17 (IANS/AKI) Italian Police Wednesday arrested fugitive mafia boss Antonio Iovine near the country's southern Caserta city. He had been on the run for 14 years.The ... Read more...

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Real Prison Time in Italy for Facebook Virtual Games Burglar?


October 28th, 2010 - 12:13 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Italian police are searching for a new kind of burglar- the kind who “breaks in” to virtual homes on Facebook games, and “robs” the place of virtual ... Read more...

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Facebook Games Burglar in Italy Under Police Scanner


October 27th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
October 27, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): who in their right mind will rob a virtual home in a Facebook game? Right now the Italian National Post Office is pondering ... Read more...

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Mafia informant ‘dissolved in acid’ by ex-boyfriend


October 19th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.19 (ANI): A mafia informant who disappeared nearly a year ago was tortured and her body dissolved in acid by her former partner and other family members angry that she had ... Read more...

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Post 9/11 shows dramatic improvement in policing, intelligence sharing in West


October 6th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct. 6 (ANI): Post-9/11, there has been a dramatic improvementin policing and intelligence sharing between Europe, the US, and other states, thereby neutralizing bids by would-be jihadis to strike terror ... Read more...

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Would be Times Square bomber Shahzad gets life sentence


October 6th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct. 6 (ANI): Would be Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad has been sentenced to life in prison, even as French Police announced the arrest of 12 men during a counter-terrorism ... Read more...

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Italian Police seize ‘mafia assets’ worth $1.9 bn


September 15th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Palermo (Italy), Sep 15 (IANS/AKI) Italian Police have seized assets worth 1.5 billion euros (about $1.9 billion) from a Sicilian businessman who is suspected of having ties with the mafia. It was ... Read more...

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Italian police find a huge cache of cocaine guarded by a rare albino python


August 13th, 2010 - 1:07 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Rome, Aug 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Roman traffickers had indeed thought very innovatively when they used a rare albino python to guard their cache of cocaine. Besides this, the ferocious snake who was ... Read more...

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