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# mob - Friday 17 November, 2017

Notorious Sicilian mafia 'boss of bosses' dies in prison after fighting cancer

The mobster, who was nicknamed ‘The Beast’ for his cruelty, died in hospital in the early hours of this morning.

# mob - Friday 5 May, 2017

Boy killed after mob tries to lynch Hindu man charged with blasphemy

The mob attacked a police station in Balochistan, Pakistan where the Hindu man was being detained.

# mob - Sunday 22 May, 2016

Authorities struggling to capture horse that has forced children and residents off green

Daytime seizures can result in a very quick gathering of a hostile mob.

# mob - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Three burnt alive in their home in India over human sacrifice rumours

The head of the family was accused of being a sorcerer.

# mob - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

Elderly woman hacked to death by machete-wielding crowd over suspected witchcraft

“While she was sick, the wife often felt possessed and said that the old woman had cast a spell on her.”

# mob - Thursday 28 January, 2016

Court hears how "mob of 40 people" prevented repossession of well-known bridal store

A receiver had attempted to repossess McElhinney’s of Athboy on Friday 16 January.

# mob - Saturday 21 November, 2015

How Italy's mobsters use tourists traps to launder money

In one instance it is alleged that the Mafia even used a convent as a front.

# mob - Sunday 22 March, 2015

Afghan woman beaten to death and set on fire for allegedly burning Koran

The 27-year-old’s family deny she was involved.

# mob - Friday 6 March, 2015

Angry mob drags rape suspect from prison and lynches him

A second man has also been killed in another lynching.

# mob - Sunday 7 December, 2014

The mayor of Rome isn't afraid of the mafia - he's going to keep riding his bike

Police had warned the mayor that he was under threat by “dangerous organisations”.

# mob - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Anti-racism protest takes place in Waterford

Three Roma families were forced to leave a house in Waterford over the weekend.

# mob - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Italy is fighting mafia bosses by taking away their sons

The boys are taken to a kind of rehab.

# mob - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Spanish police arrest 26 suspected 'Camorra' mafia members

Suspects arrested in raids over suspected mafia money-laundering.

# mob - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

'Whitey' Bulger's former protégé offers grisly testimony at mobster's trial

Kevin Weeks – who rose through the ranks of Bulger’s organisation – has detailed three killings he says the crime boss carried out personally in the 1980s.

# mob - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Irish-American James 'Whitey' Bulger 'did all the dirty work himself'

A court has heard opening arguments in the trial of the alleged Boston mob kingpin who is charged with 19 murders and numerous other offences

# mob - Friday 13 July, 2012

Italian police seize giant wind farm in mafia probe

Police seized assets worth €350 million as part of the crackdown on the mafia.

# mob - Tuesday 8 March, 2011

Scores arrested in mob crackdown

Thirty-seven people have been arrested in a police crackdown against one of Italy’s most powerful organised crime rings.

# mob - Wednesday 4 August, 2010

FIVE PEOPLE have been killed in two separate vigilante attacks in Africa.

Three men who were suspected of stealing power cables in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg,were killed after the alarm was raised people blowing on vuvuzelas, Al Jazeera reports

A police official is quoted as saying that the alleged thieves we surrounded by a mob of angry people, and their car was set on fire. Three other men who were with them managed to escape.

Incidents of power cable theft are common in poor areas of South Africa, and residents often suffer blackouts as a result.

Meanwhile, in Mthatha, in the Eastern Cape province, two people were killed by a crowd after being accused of stealing clothes from a house, according to reports from Bloomberg.

Mob-rule is a common method of confronting problems, and is blamed for dozens of death every year.