ROME - The “Boss of bosses,” vicious leader of the Sicilian Mafia and convicted murderer of hundreds, Salvatore “Toto” Riina has died aged 87. This king of criminal kings started out from humble beginnings, the eldest son of an impoverished family of farmers near the Sicilian countryside town of Corelone. His father and younger brother were killed when Toto was 13 years old while attempting to disarm an American bomb in 1943.
Milan – Italian football was left reeling Tuesday as a dismal 0-0 draw against Sweden condemned the Azzurri to miss their first football World Cup in more than half a century. The Italians had trailed 1-0 after the opening leg in Stockholm last week and needed to score to have any hope of progressing. The aberration that followed on Monday night in Milano has been described as apocalyptic throughout the Italian media.
ROME - The ex trophy, second wife of the former prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, Veronica Lario, has been ordered to repay 60 million euros to media mogul whose net worth is estimated at 4.1 billion, judicial sources say.
ROME - The ferocious Cosa Nostra 'boss of bosses' Salvatore 'Toto' Riina died Friday in a maximum security prison where had been serving multiple life sentences for a constellation of murders and other crimes during decades leading the Sicilian Mafia, judicial sources said.
Italian newspapers splashed on the imminent death of the mobster Thursday night, quoting investigators as saying Riina had retained the leadership of the underworld organisation even while in solitary confinement after his capture.
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