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Three Indians illegally detained in Italy, freed

Embassy spokesperson said that all three Indian nationals were lodged at the Indian embassy premises and provided adequate care.

Italy cracks Mafia sheep code to arrest Godfather`s henchmen

Italian police on Monday arrested 11 suspects linked to the fugitive head of the Sicilian Mafia, including a former boss who ran a secret message system for the mobster using a sheep-based code.

Italy arrests Pakistani accused of bloody 2009 Peshawar bombing

A Pakistani suspected of involvement in the Peshawar market bombing -- one of the country`s bloodiest attacks -- has been arrested in Rome, Italian police said on Friday.

Argentinian FIFA suspect held in Italy

Argentinian FIFA suspect held in Italy

Italian police said Tuesday that Argentinian businessman Alejandro Burzaco, who has been indicted by US authorities in the FIFA corruption scandal, has turned himself in.

Italy arrests 44 tied to Rome`s mafia garbage king

Italian police arrested 44 people Thursday accused of dealings with a powerful one-eyed mobster whose gang thrived on rigging Rome public contracts on everything from garbage disposal to park maintenance.

50 arrests in Italy "Dirty Soccer" betting probe

Italian police on Tuesday detained dozens of lower league footballers and club officials in a new probe into suspect betting on matches linked to the `Ndrangheta crime group.

Italian police bust terror cell, arrest 18

Italian police on Friday arrested 18 people in what5 they called a "vast" operation against a group allegedly inspired by the al Qaeda and planning an attack on the Vatican.

Italian police arrest 18 suspects citing al Qaeda link

Italian police on Friday arrested 18 people, including some Pakistanis, in a "vast" operation against a group allegedly inspired by the al Qaeda.

Italian police stage raids on group linked to suspected Pakistan plot

Italian police said on Friday they were staging a "vast anti-terrorism" operation against an armed organisation inspired by al Qaeda whose members were ready to carry out attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Muslim asylum seekers throw Christians overboard Mediterranean boat

Muslim asylum seekers throw Christians overboard Mediterranean boat

Italian police said Thursday they had arrested a group of African migrants after witnesses said they threw 12 passengers overboard following a row about religion on a boat headed to Italy.

Italian police recover Picasso work valued at $16 mn

Italian police recover Picasso work valued at $16 mn

Italian police recovered a painting by Pablo Picasso, valued at $16 million, which had allegedly been stolen and was "about to be exported," an Italian culture ministry source said.

Italy captures mafia initiation rites on film, 40 arrests

Secret mafia initiation rites have been caught on camera for the first time by Italian police, who on Tuesday arrested 40 suspected gangsters in raids across the north of the country.

Italian police arrest two people over slush funds

Italian police arrested two former officials of the government-controlled Finmeccanica, Italy`s biggest defence and aerospace group, in an investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption.

Italian police investigate use of Skype for webcam blackmail

Italian police in Genoa are reportedly investigating into complaints by victims of blackmail who have alleged that perpetrators were using Skype to trap people into online sexual indiscretions and extort money from them.

Italian police find John Paul II relic discarded by thieves

Italian police have recovered part of a religious relic stained with Polish pope John Paul II`s blood that was thrown away by thieves thinking it worthless, the Italian press reported on Saturday.

Gattuso under investigation over match-fixing

Gennaro Gattuso, a member of Italy`s 2006 World Cup-winning side, was placed under investigation while four people were arrested in connection with a match-fixing scandal today, Italian police reported.

Italian police bust online child-pornography ring

At least 10 people were arrested in Italy as police carried out a nationwide raid on a child-pornography ring Monday, having discovered over five million such images.

Pope John Paul II relic stolen: Italian police

Police say a vial containing the blood of the late Pope John Paul II was stolen from a priest in Italy but recovered by authorities hours later.

Gaddafi son`s luxury car seized by Italian police

A luxury vehicle belonging to Al Saadi Gaddafi, son of slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has been seized by Italian police.

Italy police seize $6 trillion of fake US Treasury-bonds

Italian police said on Friday they had seized about USD6 trillion of fake U.S. Treasury bonds in Switzerland, and issued arrest warrants for eight people accused of international fraud and other financial crimes.