NRL great Terry Campese’s drive to state politics

He was a Canberra Raiders captain before paying it forward by starting a youth mentoring foundation. Now Terry Campese wants to tackle state politics and use his experiences to deliver for his community. Queanbeyan born-and-bred, Mr Campese is standing as the Labor candidate at the NSW March 25 election in the traditional Nationals stronghold seat … Read more

Italian mafia fugitive Edgardo Greco arrested after 16 years on the run, working at pizza restaurant

An Italian fugitive and convicted murderer suspected of belonging to the ‘Ndrangheta syndicate, one of Italy’s most powerful organized crime groups, was busted this week after more than 16 years on the run, including years spent working at a pizza restaurant in France, the Interpol international police agency said. Edgardo Greco is seen working at … Read more

Mafia killer who dissolved bodies in acid caught working as pizza chef

A convicted mafia killer who had his victims dissolved in acid has been arrested after being discovered working as a pizza maker in France. Edgardo Greco was captured in the town of Saint-Etienne in southern France, where he worked as a restaurant chef and “pizzaiolo” or pizza maker. He had adopted the alias Paolo Dimitri … Read more

Grandparents do not have the right to see grandchildren, court rules

Children should not have to spend time with their grandparents if they don’t want to, Italy’s highest court has ruled. In Italy, the bonds between children and their “nonni” are considered practically sacred, with grandparents often picking kids up from school and looking after them until their parents return from work. Grandparents dote on their … Read more

Arsenal exploring move for Chelsea’s Jorginho

Arsenal are among the clubs exploring a possible move for Chelsea midfielder Jorginho before the transfer deadline. The Premier League leaders are very light on cover for first-choice holding midfielder Thomas Partey, with Mohamed Elneny absent through injury. Arsenal have now expressed an interest in Italy international Jorginho. There are other names thought to be … Read more

Costa Nostra chief had pictures of Al Pacino as the Godfather and Joaquin Phoenix as Joker

Police investigating the Costa Nostra boss have found posters of Al Pacino as the Godfather and Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker, as well as a loaded gun and bullets, on the walls of the apartment where he is thought to have lived before his arrest. Matteo Messina Denaro, 60, formerly Italy’s most wanted man, was … Read more

American tourist fined €500 for driving Fiat Panda onto Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence, Italy

US tourist is fined £500 for trying to drive his rented Fiat Panda across famous medieval Ponte Vecchio bridge in Italy as he tried to find somewhere to park Californian man told police he was unaware he was even on the famous bridge  He told police he was searching for a parking spot during trip … Read more

Italian police strike new blow against “fierce” ‘Ndrangheta mafia ring with early-hour blitz by over 300 police officers

Italian police said Thursday they have dismantled a ‘Ndrangheta mafia ring dominating a large area of southern Calabria and seized assets exceeding 250 million euros. The early-hour blitz by over 300 police officers centered on areas of  Italy’s poorest region controlled by the Mancuso clan and its affiliates — a powerful branch of the infamous … Read more

Asteroid 2023 BU to make fourth-closest pass by Earth

A huge asteroid will sweep by Earth this week in our fourth-closest call with one of the space objects on record. The space rock, dubbed 2023 BU, was discovered by NASA just last weekend and is now set to soar through Earth’s atmosphere, coming within 3400km of our planet’s surface on Thursday morning. The asteroid … Read more

Italian police arrest man whose identity was used by fugitive Mafia boss who eluded capture for 30 years

Italian police in Sicily on Monday arrested the man whose identity was used by a convicted Mafia boss who became Italy’s No. 1 fugitive during 30 years on the run, authorities said. Carabinieri police said that Andrea Bonafede had been arrested on a warrant issued by judicial authorities in Palermo. Investigators contend that Bonafede received … Read more