The Malta Independent 18 November 2017, Saturday

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Updated: Notorious Mafia 'boss of bosses' Toto Riina dead at 87

Friday, 17 November 2017, 08:46 Last update: about 19 hours ago Associated Press

Mafia 'boss of bosses' Salvatore 'Toto' Riina has died in the hospital while serving multiple life sentences as the mastermind of a bloody strategy to assassinate Italian prosecutors and law...

Mugabe meets with army commander as crisis solution sought

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 18:05 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was shown meeting Thursday with the army commander who put him under house arrest, as negotiations with a South African delegation and a Catholic priest at the state...

Leonardo da Vinci's Christ painting sells for record €380 million

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 08:12 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

A painting of Christ by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci sold for a record $450 million (380 million euros) at auction on Wednesday, smashing previous records for artworks sold at auction or...

Zimbabwe army has Mugabe, wife in custody, controls capital

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 12:34 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Zimbabwe's army said Wednesday it has President Robert Mugabe and his wife in custody and is securing government offices and patrolling the capital's streets following a night of unrest that included...

Australians endorse gay marriage, ensuring Parliament bill

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 12:01 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Nearly two-thirds of Australians supported gay marriage in a postal survey that ensures Parliament will consider legalizing same-sex weddings this year, although the form any law would take and its...

Rescuers search debris after Iran-Iraq quake kills 430

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 12:09 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

Rescuers on Tuesday used backhoes and heavy equipment to dig through the debris of buildings toppled by a powerful earthquake on the border between Iran and Iraq, with weeping women crying out to God...

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