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Turkish diplomat and Iraqi civilian shot dead in Iraqi Kurdistan

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The attack took place at HuQQabaz restaurant in Irbil’s Empire City neighbourhood A Turkish diplomat was among two people shot dead on Wednesday in Irbil, the capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan Region. The victims, who were eating at a restaurant when gunmen opened fire, were reportedly …

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Battle of Waterloo: Excavation unearths amputated limbs

Image copyright Chris van Houts Image caption Four human bones have been unearthed on the dig so far Human leg bones have been unearthed in the first excavation of the main allied field hospital used in the 1815 Battle of Waterloo. Experts believe they are the remains of limbs amputated …

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Turkish diplomat shot dead in Iraqi Kurdistan

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The attack took place at HuQQabaz restaurant in Irbil’s Empire City neighbourhood A Turkish diplomat has been shot dead in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Irbil, Turkey’s foreign ministry has said. Sources suggest he was among three people killed but this has yet to be …

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Sicily Mafia raids uncover ‘renewed’ US mob link

Media captionPolice released video claiming to show links between Sicily’s Inzerillo family and the New York mob Italian police working with the FBI have arrested 19 people in a wave of raids in Sicily, alleging ties between the Sicilian Mafia and the Gambino organised crime family in New York. Among …

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Sicily Mafia raids in uncover ‘renewed’ US mob link

Media captionPolice released video claiming to show links between Sicily’s Inzerillo family and the New York mob Italian police working with the FBI have arrested 19 people in a wave of raids in Sicily, alleging ties between the Sicilian Mafia and the Gambino organised crime family in New York. Among …

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Andrea Camilleri: Inspector Montalbano author dies aged 93

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Italian writer Andrea Camilleri pictured in Rome in 2017 Andrea Camilleri, the Sicilian author behind the popular Inspector Montalbano television series, has died aged 93. One of Italy’s best-loved writers, he had been admitted to a hospital in Rome last month after a cardiac …

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