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16 September 2018 08:30 Pope tells mafia to change its ways

Pope Francis has appealed to the mafia to renounce their quests for power and money. Francis was visiting Sicily to honour a priest killed by mob henchmen for trying to protect youths from the clutches of organised crime. The day-long trip by Francis to the Mediterranean island where the Cosa Nostra is rooted marked the 25th anniversary of the assassination 56

15 September 2018 08:31 Pope pays tribute to priest slain by Mafia

Pope Francis has paid tribute to a priest who worked to keep youths away from the Mafia and was killed by mobsters during a visit to Sicily. Francis says he flew to the Mediterranean island on Saturday morning to mark the 25th anniversary of the assassination in a Palermo slum of a “martyr priest”, the Rev Giuseppe “Pino” Puglisi – who was beatified 44

14 March 2018 21:20 Slovakian Prime Minister offers to resign over handling of journalist's murder

Robert Fico wants to avoid a snap election. SLOVAKIA’S PRIME MINISTER Robert Fico has offered to resign, under pressure from the opposition for his handling of a scandal over the killing of a journalist investigating political corruption. “Today I have offered my resignation to the president of the republic,” Fico said in a public address. “If the president 35

11 February 2018 09:00 Sitdown Sunday: How the mafia infiltrated Italy's asylum system

Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads. IT’S A DAY of rest, and you may be in the mood for a quiet corner and a comfy chair. What’s it like being a touring musician and having a child, or children? Franz Nicolay interviews people like Mates of State and Amanda Palmer to find out how they do it. In Italy, the mafia has gotten 27

26 October 2017 22:57 Trump Orders Some J.F.K. Files Released, but Holds Others Back

Mr. Trump was irritated at the requests to hold back documents and went along only reluctantly, according to aides. In the days leading up to Thursday’s deadline, he had suggested he was looking forward to opening the files. “The long anticipated release of the #JFKFiles will take place tomorrow,” he wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. “So interesting!” In his memo on Thursday 36

26 October 2017 22:11 Trump orders some JFK assassination documents to be kept secret for now

A gunman fires into a crowd and warps history. Millions of shocked Americans demand answers. The photographs and videos and bystanders give a thousand accounts from a thousand inconclusive angles. A suspect is psychoanalyzed for motive, the investigation lags, dread spreads, conspiracy infects the culture. The dead are dead, and closure is a rumor. Modern 37

22 October 2017 06:54 Trump will allow the opening of JFK files

Yesterday morning, US president Donald Trump announced via Twitter that he will authorise release of the remaining documents. "Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened," he tweeted. The 1992 Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act required that the millions 44

19 October 2017 22:13 EastEnders character makes shock return from the dead?

The firm fan favourite made his way back amongst the EastEnders cast in tonight's episode in emotional scenes. As Stacey Fowler (Lacey Turner) lie in hospital, ex-fling, friend and mafia boss in-the-making Max Branning (Jake Wood) tried to console her as she complained about her money troubles. Max himself let out a little steam, telling Stacey that she may be his only friend 132

16 June 2017 20:28 Helmut Kohl: Giant of late 20th-century Europe who oversaw German reunification

Helmut Kohl, Germany’s long-serving unity chancellor and a towering figure in European unification, has died aged 87 after a long illness. Dr Kohl was elected West German chancellor in 1982 and presided over Germany’s peaceful unification in 1990 following the fall of the Berlin Wall a year earlier. He served a further eight years in power in Bonn, making 12

11 June 2017 13:15 Wounds on murdered Irish backpacker Danielle McLaughlin show she desperately fought for her life

SEVEN different injury marks on the body of murdered Danielle McLaughlin show how she desperately fought for her life, court documents lodged in India allege. A 378 page charge sheet accusing Vikat Bhagat, 24, of raping and strangling her also revealed the convicted petty criminal had several injury marks in his groin and thigh area. Authorities allege 21