Chargesheet against five over BJP leader's death

A chargesheet has been filled against five people including mafia don DP Yadav's cousin in connection with the murder of a local BJP leader last year, police said on Wednesday.

Ecuadorean satirist halts jokes after death threats

An Ecuadorean satirist, whose biting online political humour provoked the ire of President Rafael Correa, has announced that he's ceasing and desisting after receiving anonymous death threats.

Five mafia gang members executed in China

China on Monday executed five members of a mafia-style gang, including a mining tycoon with alleged links to disgraced ruling Communist Party leader Zhou Yongkang in connection with eight murders and for crimes like vandalism and gunrunning.

Illegal mining gang fires at police team

Members of an illegal mining gang fired at a police team during a raid here near Naurangpur village on Friday night, which led to the seizure of a truck loaded with sand.

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.

Ram Sene banned in Goa at behest of mafia, alleges Muthalik

Controversial right-wing outfit Sri Ram Sene`s chief Pramod Muthalik has alleged that the Goa government banned his organisation at the behest of drug lords and pub mafia.

`Retired` Russian mafia boss arrested in Thailand

A Russian mafia gang leader wanted back home for his alleged involvement in scores of killings and other criminal activities since 1995 was arrested in Thailand while living on a retirement visa, police said today.

Toppled ``mafia`` president cost Ukraine up to $100 billion, prosecutor says

Ukraine`s chief prosecutor has accused Viktor Yanukovich of heading a mafia-style syndicate whose crimes cost the former Soviet republic up to $100 billion.

Berlusconi ally arrested in Lebanon ahead of mafia ruling

An ex-senator friend of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has been arrested in Lebanon where he was on the run over charges of mafia ties, the Italian interior ministry announced.

Silvio Berlusconi ally declared fugitive

A long-time ally of Silvio Berlusconi has been declared a fugitive days before Italy`s highest court hears his final appeal of his conviction for Mafia association.

`Stop doing evil,` pope tells mafia

Pope Francis called on the mafia to "stop doing evil" as he met relatives of their victims on Friday to demonstrate the Catholic Church`s opposition to organised crime.

Mafia plotted to blow up Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Italian mafia plotted to blow up the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa among other monuments in the country.

Shock in Italy over little boy`s mafia-linked killing

A horrific triple murder in southern Italy in an apparent score-settling between rival mafia drug gangs has shocked the country, with a chorus of outrage over the youngest victim -- a three-year-old boy.

Pope Francis becomes `mafia target` after campaigning against corruption

Pope Francis has brought on himself the wrath of mafia after campaigning against corruption, a leading anti-mob prosecutor has warned.

Now, MafiaLeaks browser to save whistleblowers from mob

An encrypted anonymising browser reportedly allows informants to share their secrets with the site without the fear of being targeted by the mafia.

Ex-mayor among mafia suspects arrested in Italy

A former mayor was among seven Calabrian mafia suspects arrested in southern Italy Wednesday in an operation involving police from Reggio Calabria and Rome.

Congress, BJP being run by mafia: Arvind Kejriwal

Leaders and politicians sitting in Parliament and state Assemblies, with a few exceptions, were no less than terrorists while the biggest national parties were being "run by the mafia", AAP founder Arvind Kejriwal charged.

Italian police arrest mayor over mafia links

Police on Friday detained dozens of people throughout Italy suspected of having links with mafia, including a mayor and five of his councillors.

Imran Khan`s PTI accused of being `run by mafia`

A founding member of Imran Khan`s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has left the party saying it was being run by the mafia and that there was no justice within the PTI.

Russian, Israeli mafia exist in Goa: WikiLeaks cable

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar does not believe that Russian and Israeli mafias operate in Goa, but Mumbai police are sure of it, WikiLeaks has claimed.