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Mafia godfather buried amid friends and foes in Corleone

Rome - Former "boss of bosses" Toto Riina, one of the most feared godfathers in the history of the Sicilian Mafia, was buried Wednesday in his hometown of Corleone.

Third journalist killed in India in three months

New Delhi - An Indian soldier shot dead a journalist following a dispute, police said Wednesday, the country's third high-profile media killing in barely three months.

Brazil exports murder-tainted illegal logging: Greenpeace

Rio De Janeiro - Endangered Amazon hardwood trafficked by a Brazilian exporter allegedly behind the massacre of nine farmers this year is being sold unimpeded around the world, according to environmental pressure group Greenpeace.

Danish divers find arm in search for Kim Wall's remains

Stockholm - Danish police said Tuesday divers had recovered an arm in waters off Copenhagen, where the dismembered head, torso and legs of Swedish journalist Kim Wall were found in October.

US arrests two Chinese oil company reps in Africa bribery scheme

Washington - US authorities arrested two officials representing a Chinese energy company in a multi-year, multimillion dollar bribery scheme in Africa, with some deals arranged in the halls of the United Nations, officials announced Monday.

Japan 'Twitter killer' faces first murder charge

Toukyo - Japan's "Twitter killer", who is suspected of murdering and dismembering nine people he met on social media, was charged with his first count of homicide on Monday.

US 1960s cult killer Charles Manson dead in jail at 83

Los Angeles - Charles Manson, the psychopathic guru who masterminded a savage killing spree in the United States in the late 1960s that shocked the world, has died aged 83, California prison officials said.

EU examines bootlegging allegations at Kabul compound

Kabul - European investigators are looking into allegations that alcohol imported by the EU's diplomatic mission in Kabul was illegally sold on the city's black market, an EU spokesman confirmed on Sunday.

Colombian military seizes more than two tonnes of cocaine

Bogota - Colombian authorities have seized more than two tonnes of cocaine belonging to a splinter group from the now-disarmed FARC guerrilla organization, the military said Saturday.

Mexico drug cartels force-recruiting indigenous children: UN

Mexico - Mexican drug cartels are forcing indigenous children and teens to join their ranks, torturing or killing those who refuse, the United Nations warned Friday.

Is superboss Riina's death the end of the Sicilian Mafia?

Rome - With Mafia king Toto Riina's death, and heir Matteo Messina Denaro on the run, is it game over for Sicily's once all-powerful Cosa Nostra?

'Boss of bosses' Toto Riina, feared Godfather from Corleone

Rome - Gangster "Boss of bosses" Toto Riina, who has died at the age of 87, was one of the most violent and feared Godfathers in the history of the Sicilian Mafia.

Elderly Japanese cons reoffending faster than young criminals

Toukyo - Elderly criminals in Japan are more likely to be sent back to jail than younger cons, a government report said Friday, with ageing crooks increasingly likely to reoffend.Almost one quarter (23.

Sicilian Mafia 'Beast' Toto Riina dies

Rome - Former "boss of bosses" Toto Riina, one of the most feared Godfathers in the history of the Sicilian Mafia, died early Friday after battling cancer.

Sicilian Mafia boss of bosses Toto Riina dies: reports

Rome - Former "boss of bosses" Toto Riina, one of the most feared Godfathers in the history of the Sicilian Mafia, died early Friday after battling cancer, Italian media reported.

Aboriginal children suffer 'shocking' treatment: probe

Sydney - Aboriginal children are subjected to "shocking" treatment at youth detention centres in northern Australia, an investigation revealed Friday, after a video of violence against mostly indigenous boys sparked outrage.

Fear of a serial killer puts Florida city on edge

Tampa - A possible serial killer is on the loose in Tampa, Florida, picking out victims seemingly at random on the street, and shaken residents are looking over their shoulders fearing he could be someone they know.

Malta activists mark month since journalist's murder

Valletta - Activists in Malta marked on Thursday the assassination a month ago of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, stepping up their calls for the country's prime minister to hunt down her killers. "He who does not want to know is a fool.

Australian police seize huge cocaine haul being smuggled in yacht

Sydney - A huge cocaine haul hidden in the hull of a yacht has been seized off the east coast of Australia, police said Thursday.

Crime writer Nesbo faces up evil in new Nordic chiller

Paris - We now know who to blame for Jo Nesbo scaring the living daylights out of millions of readers with his blood-drenched crime thrillers."When I was a child my mother used to send me down to the cellar for potatoes," the Norwegian writer told AFP.

Two more women accuse US Senate hopeful of impropriety: report

Washington - Two more women have accused embattled US Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually inappropriate conduct, media reported Wednesday, but the Alabama politician gave no sign of dropping out of the race as his campaign denied assault allegations.

Gangs, officials square off in Honduras over campaign access

Tegucigalpa - Hundreds of police and soldiers fanned out across many of Honduras' poorest slums on Wednesday after gang members threatened people campaigning for election candidates. With a November 26 general election looming the authorities rolled in in force.

'Social media suicide' in spotlight after Japan 'Twitter killer'

Toukyo - The grisly beheading of nine young people lured by a suspected serial killer after tweeting suicidal thoughts has sparked debate about the use of social media in Japan, which has one of the world's highest suicide rates.

Four killed in California mass shooting

Flournoy - Four people were killed and nearly a dozen wounded, including two children, when a gunman went on a rampage Tuesday, randomly picking his targets at a school and other locations in rural northern California.

US says North Korean malware lurking in computer networks

Washington - US authorities said Tuesday malware developed in North Korea is still lurking in many computer networks, giving hackers backdoor access to government, financial, automotive and media organizations.

Uncle of Duchess of Cambridge pleads guilty to punching wife in the face

London - The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton's uncle pleaded guilty in a British court on Tuesday to punching his wife in the face during a drunken argument last month.

At least three killed in California school shooting

Los Angeles - At least three people were killed and two young children suffered gunshot wounds when a shooting broke out Tuesday at a school in rural northern California, authorities said.

Canada's Trudeau airs concern on Philippine killings

Manila - Justin Trudeau tackled Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte over allegations of extrajudicial killings in Manila's deadly drug war, he said on Tuesday.

Ultra-nationalist Myanmar monk denied bail over anti-Rohingya protest

Yangon - One of Myanmar's most prominent ultra-nationalist monks was denied bail on Tuesday after he was arrested charges of inciting unrest in an anti-Rohingya protest held outside the US Embassy last year.

Philippines' Duterte vows comfort for Russian drug suspects

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has pledged two accused Russian drug traffickers will be detained in a "comfortable house", rather than his nation's badly over-crowded jails.
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