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Prison terms ranging as high as almost 15 years were handed down Wednesday against six people all convicted of mafia association. Sentences were also handed down on two minor offences following a trial in Turin involving five brothers in the Magnis
Music scene blossoms in former Taliban stronghold 15 May 2013 Last updated at 11:56 ET All forms of music were banned from social gatherings, TV, and radio while the Taliban were in power in Afghanistan from the mid-90's until 2001. But in the post-
Police on Wednesday sequestered hundreds of millions of euros in assets linked to a disgraced businessman known as Sicily's 'supermarket king'. Sebastiano Scuto was sentenced by an appeals court last month to 12 years in prison for Mafia affiliation.
Police seized luxury clothing, purses and accessories from designer shops as well as apartments and other assets worth more than 16 million euros as part of a Mafia crackdown Wednesday. Police in Sicily said Wednesday that raids in the city of
Some 90% of young Italians are worried about the mafia, a study said Wednesday. The vast majority of the 17-25-year-olds said they were concerned about the way organised crime "controlled territory and sought power", the Giovanni and Francesca
A convicted member of Naples' Camorra mafia was arrested by police in a villa at Ostia Antica near Rome Wednesday as he was about to flee the country. Nicola Rullo, 43, was "very probably preparing to leave national territory," police said. Rullo, a
In slums where killings, rape, kidnappings and other criminal violence are commonplace, say researchers, lives and livelihoods are hampered by a force that is tough to measure: Fear...Fear is a huge part of the protection mandate, and we don't
Arron James Cluse, 23, is on trial charged with aggravated serious criminal trespass and two aggravated counts of endangering life. He is accused of storming into the Semaphore home of Finks gang member Mark Sandery in October 2011, shooting Sandery'
Afghanistan's largest ethnic group - making this a truly national army. Until recently it was difficult to persuade Pashtuns to join up. On the ground, in an assault on Taliban positions close to the frontier with Pakistan, most of the soldiers,
Band co-founder Armando Lichtenberger Jr. says Oscar De La Rosa and his driver were knocked unconscious by a man they didn't recognize in the attack early Monday. Lichtenberger says De La Rosa is resting at his Houston home Tuesday...Houston police