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2008-12-30 19:50:24

Two of Italy's most notorious mob bosses have fan pages on Facebook, with one group calling for Bernardo Provenzano to be made a saint. The phenomenon has infuriated relatives of those killed by Provenzano and Salvatore Toto Riina, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. Maria Falcone's brother, Giovanni, was a magistrate assassinated in 1992, a killing ordered by Provenzano and Riina. ''Unfortunately, evil still fascinates our young people, she told Repubblica.

2008-07-29 09:00:59

By Josh Seidman, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 29--Rene Castro remembers hearing what sounded like an explosion and being unable to move. This must be what it's like to get killed, he thought. "I couldn't get up," said Castro, 31, of Hempstead, after the lightning hit at about 10:20 a.m. Sunday.

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2007-11-05 18:00:04

By ARIEL DAVID ROME - Police raided a summit of Mafia dons in Sicily on Monday, arresting a longtime fugitive authorities say was revitalizing Cosa Nostra's ties with U.S.

2006-05-02 11:49:40

By Wladimir Pantaleone PALERMO, Sicily (Reuters) - The Mafia's "boss of bosses" went on trial on Tuesday via a video-link from a high-security prison three weeks after his arrest ended 43 years as a fugitive.

2006-04-13 09:08:35

PALERMO, Sicily (Reuters) - The Sicilian hill town made famous by the Godfather films is naming a street "April 11" to commemorate the day when police captured the head of the Mafia, Bernardo Provenzano, after four decades on the run.

2006-04-12 08:18:23

By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - The arrest of the Mafia's top boss, Bernardo Provenzano, after 43 years on the run is not a mortal blow to the mob and may spark a bloody war of succession unless heirs-in-waiting keep the peace, investigators say.

2006-04-11 12:50:19

By Wladimir Pantaleone PALERMO, Sicily (Reuters) - Bernardo Provenzano, the undisputed chief of the Sicilian Mafia who had been on the run for more than four decades, was arrested on Tuesday while hiding in a farmhouse near Corleone in Sicily. "Thank God.

2006-04-11 07:35:00

Bernardo Provenzano, the undisputed chief of the Sicilian Mafia who had been on the run for more than four decades, was arrested while hiding in a farmhouse near Corleone in Sicily on Tuesday, officials said.

2006-04-11 05:41:11

By Wladimir Pantaleone PALERMO, Sicily (Reuters) - Bernardo Provenzano, the chief of the Sicilian Mafia who has been on the run for more than four decades and was Italy's most wanted man, was arrested near Corleone in Sicily on Tuesday, officials said.

2006-04-11 04:56:09

ROME (Reuters) - Bernardo Provenzano, the head of the Sicilian Mafia who has been on the run for more than four decades and was Italy's most wanted man, was arrested in Sicily on Tuesday, the Interior Ministry said. It was the state's biggest success against the Mafia in more than 10 years.


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