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Sicilian Mafia boss of bosses Toto Riina dies

Former “boss of bosses” Toto Riina, one of the most feared Godfathers in the history of the Sicilian Mafia, died early Friday after battling cancer, Italian media reported.

$7.5 million Schumacher Ferrari sets record

Michael Schumacher’s Grand Prix-Winning Ferrari sold for $7.5 million in New York on Thursday, setting an auction record for a modern-era Formula One car, Sotheby’s said.

UN urges end to Myanmar attacks against Rohingya

UN member-states on Thursday urged Myanmar authorities to end a military campaign against the Muslim Rohingya in a resolution adopted despite opposition from China, Russia and some regional neighbours.

Pricing the priceless: the $450m Da Vinci record

A triumph of marketing over aesthetics? Or the legitimate cost of owning a Da Vinci? The sale of a Renaissance portrait of Jesus Christ for nearly half a billion dollars has stunned the art world.

US to allow Zimbabwe elephant trophy imports

Animal rights groups on Thursday strongly criticized President Donald Trump’s administration for allowing the import of Zimbabwean elephant hunting trophies.

Zimbabwe army takes over: key players

Zimbabwe was plunged into one of the worst crises in its post-independence history when the army took control of the country on Wednesday.