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15 Killed At Music Festival Stampede

Daylong show in Germany turns tragic; dozens injured

(Newser) - Awful news from a daylong festival of technomusic in Germany: Police say at least 15 people were killed and dozens more injured during a crowd stampede. The panic took place in a tunnel leading to the festival grounds, where hundreds of thousands had assembled for the annual "Love Parade"... More »

Germany Wakes Up to Mafia Problem

Italian organized crime gains a foothold across the border

(Newser) - Germany is finding its mafia problem harder to ignore after the murder of six men outside an Italian restaurant in Duisburg last week. The killings were part of a feud between two warring mafia clans, both of which have established major footholds in Germany, Der Spiegel reports. Police are now... More »

6 Dead in Mafia Hit in Germany

Feud between Italian clans boils over with unprecedented cross-border eruption

(Newser) - Police are calling the killing of six Italians early today in Duisburg, Germany, a probable Mafia hit job, Der Spiegel reports. Five bodies with gunshot wounds to the head were found outside an Italian restaurant, and a sixth man died en route to the hospital. The incident is one of... More »

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