Saturday, February 12, 2005

In the News...

The Telegraph reports that mafia crime is still a problem in Naples:
Comparisons between Naples and the Wild West were never so apt as yesterday after a bloody shoot-out between two mafiosi that left both men dead in a busy street.
In an initial blaze of gunfire, one man, Giovanni Magrelli, 44, was killed, while the other, Raffaele Di Lorenzo, 45, lay wounded on the ground.
At this point, however, police claim that the murdered man's 14-year-old son, Costantino, took the gun from his dead father's hand, went over to his injured foe and shot him in the head.

In Cuba, Castro's doctors claim that he could live to see 120:
Eugenio Selman-Housein, the senior doctor in charge of President Castro's medical team, dismissed recent concerns for the 78-year-old Cuban leader's health.
He said: "Fidel fulfils all the necessary requirements in that he eats well and walks four kilometres five days a week, even after the operation on his knee. He could perfectly well live until 120 years old.

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