Sicily Current Affairs, GK & News

Ndrangheta

The Italian authorities believe that the Ndrangheta Mafia is responsible for controlling the massive amount of cocaine entering Europe from South America. This was confirmed by the Italian Government after a massive mafia trial targeting the Ndrangheta group. Ndrangheta The Ndrangheta is a prominent Italian Mafia based in the region of Calabria. The Mafia has ..

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Paolo Borrometi wins 2019 Peter Mackler Award for Courageous Journalism

Italian journalist Paolo Borrometi, who was assaulted over his coverage of mafia activity in Sicily and now living under police protection, has won the prestigious 2019 Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism.   

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Italy's Mount Etna Volcano erupts

Italy’s Mount Etna volcano erupted on 24th December 2018 resulting in more than 130 earthquakes of up to 4.3 in magnitude. The volcanic lava and ash spewed from a new fracture near its south-eastern crater for the first time in a decade and was visible for miles. Etna’s eruptions are relatively frequent and there has ..

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Mount Etna, active volcano in quake-stricken Italian island of Sicily erupted on 24th December 2018.

Mount Etna, the active volcano in quake-stricken Italian island of Sicily, has recently erupted on 24th December 2018. A chain of around 130 earthquakes have rocked the volcano with the strongest posting a magnitude of 4.0. The quake was the strongest in the region after Mount Etna erupted, spewing ash and forcing the temporary closure ..

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