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Surveillance footage reveals links between Sicily's Mafia and the New York mob, Italian police say.
A national park director in Sicily, Giuseppe Antoci, describes a close shave last year when local mafia tried to assassinate him. He says he angered them by simply doing his job, trying to stop them stealing parkland at the Parco dei Nebrodi. (Picture: Car of national park director Antoci with bullet holes, with an inset picture of Mr Antoci; Credit: Giuseppe Romeo/Antenna del Mediterraneo)