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Peace, goodwill and mafia murders mark Christmas in Italy | World news

In the run-up to Christmas, police in Italy arrested dozens of suspected members of the Neapolitan mafia, the Camorra. The arrests confirmed what many in Italy already knew: the mafia’s criminal activities don’t take a festive break. According to prosecutors, the suspects, arrested between 10 and 13 December in Naples and Caserta, had started to […]

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Big four auditors face investor calls for tougher climate scrutiny

European investors managing assets worth more than 1 trillion pounds ($1.28 trillion) are pressing top auditors to take urgent action on climate-related risks, warning that failure to do so could do more damage than the financial crisis, Trend reports citing Reuters. The case for tighter auditing has been bolstered by public statements from regulators and […]

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Police offer €500,000 reward over Dresden diamond heist | World news

Investigators in Germany have offered a €500,000 (£426,000) reward for information about Dresden heist in which robbers snatched priceless diamonds from a state museum. Police said the reward was being offered to anyone providing information “which could lead … to the capture of the perpetrators or the recovery of the stolen items”. Police across eastern […]

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French troops pursuing Mali militants killed in helicopter collision

Thirteen French soldiers died in Mali when their helicopters collided as they hunted in the dark for Islamist militants, highlighting the human cost to France of leading efforts to drive insurgents from the region, Trend reports citing Reuters. It was the biggest loss of French troops in a single day since an attack in Beirut […]

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