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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Sicily

This year
# cosa nostra
Italy catches fugitive Mafia boss after 30-year manhunt
The only known image of the mobster was a black and white photo dated back to the early 1990s.
Last year
# Migrants
Sicily judge to weigh trial of migrant rescue NGOs
Twenty-one suspects, including crew members of Doctors Without Borders, are accused of “aiding and abetting unauthorised entry into Italy”.
All time
# Sicily
Three people dead and six missing in Sicily after blast hits apartment buildings
Two women were recovered alive from the rubble in the southern town of Ravanusa.
# Italy
Two killed as tornado strikes small Italian island
Firefighters said the twister struck on Pantelleria, which is south of Sicily.
# Sea-Watch 3
Charity boat carrying 257 migrants docks in Italy after permission granted
A French humanitarian vessel with 549 migrants on board is also due to dock.
# Italy
Four injured in Sicily earthquake following Mount Etna eruption
The volcano, which is the most active in Europe, erupted on Monday.
# Sicily
Mount Etna, the biggest active volcano in Europe, has erupted (but it's not believed to be dangerous)
More than 130 seismic shocks were recorded around the volcano afterwards.
# cosa nostra
Italian police arrest Mafia 'godfather' in major raid
The suspects are accused of extortion, illegal gun possession, arson, Mafia association and other crimes, investigators said.
# The Don
Pope Francis travels to Sicily to honour a priest shot dead by the Mafia
The trip comes at a difficult time for the pontiff.
# Toto Riina
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.
# bada bing
Town made famous by The Godfather has entire council dissolved for being run by the Mafia
Corleone, Sicily, is the town Godfather protagonist Vito Corleone is named after.
# migrant crisis
Five arrested over migrant drowning incident
Irish Defence Forces members are to get counselling after rescuing hundreds of migrants
# Sea Tragedy
LÉ Niamh arrives in Sicily carrying 367 people saved by the Irish crew
The bodies of 25 people, including four children, are also on board.
# lava and ash
Europe's most active volcano is back with a bang
Mount Etna began eruption again on the island of Sicily last Monday.
# Shattering Past
This island - a celebrity favourite - used to be covered in hot green glass
45,000 years ago…
# Italy
Over 100 Syrian refugees rescued from boat off Sicily coast
Their rescue comes just days after another group of 120 refugees, mainly Syrians, were saved after their ship was found adrift off of Calabria.
# whole lotta lava
It literally rained rocks in Italy, and here's a video
Not exactly a grand soft day.
# Medical Diversion
Dublin-bound Ryanair flight diverted to Italy after passenger is taken ill
The plane landed in Sicily shortly after take off from Malta after a member of an Irish dancing troupe took ill.
# Migrants
Up to 50 migrants dead as boat sinks off Sicily
The incident comes just over a week after the tragedy in Lampedusa.
# Italy
At least 82 asylum-seekers dead after boat capsizes off Italian island
The local mayor of Lampedusa said 82 bodies had been recovered by emergency workers, including those of two children and several women.
# migrant deaths
Men drowned after jumping from boat thinking they were onshore
The migrants had jumped from a fishing boat in Sicily. They were originally from Egypt and aged between 17 and 27 years of age.
9 unbelievable things from the obituary of a 91-year-old veteran
Flight Lieutenant Tony Snell shows us how it’s done.
# Turf War
Charred bodies of Canadian mafiosi found in Sicily
The bodies of the two men were found riddled with about 30 bullets, in an operation dubbed “Argo” by Italian and Canadian police.
# Italy
Mount Etna flash eruption lights up Sicilian sky
Raw footage from Italy’s most active volcano this week.
# Vulcanology
Minor eruptions at Mount Etna mark first activity of 2012
Sicilians woke up to see plumes of smoke from the active volcano this morning, though there has been no flight disruption.
# Italy
Video: Deadly flooding, mudslides strike Sicily
At least three people have been killed in flash flooding and mudslides caused by torrential rain in the region.
# Italy
Three die as Italy hit by torrential rain
At least three people, including a young boy, have been killed in southern Italy due to torrential rains.
# Libya
NATO F-16 bomber crash-lands after Libyan mission
A fighter-bomber crash-lands at the Sicilian air base of Sigonella, 360 miles north of the Libyan capital Tripoli.
# Ryanair
Ryanair's Trapani flights diverted over Libyan assault
Military action in Libya has forced the closure of Trapani Airport in Sicily to all civilian traffic “for an indefinite period”.
# McBullies
McDonalds gets McLitigious over McPrefix
International fast food chain sues small Sardinian café over its McPuddu’s name.
# Wedding Deaths
Turkish groom accidentally kills three at wedding
Dead include the groom’s father.