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Former "boss of bosses" Toto Riina, one of the most feared Godfathers in the history of the Sicilian Mafia, has died from cancer, according to Italian media reports.Riina, who had been serving 26 life sentences and is thought to have ordered more than 150 murders, had been in a medically-induced coma after his health deteriorated following two operations.Riina, who turned 87 yesterday, died in the prisoners' wing of a hospital in Parma in northern Italy just before 4am

 


 

Waterways Ireland has said it was not targeting homeless people when it raised water levels under a bridge on the Royal Canal at Drumcondra in Dublin.But a campaign group for the homeless has accused the agency of trying to clear rough sleepers from around the canal.Waterways Ireland said the area under Binns Bridge had become too dangerous for its staff to work there because people were leaving used syringes and human faeces in the area.Both groups agree that the canal area is not a safe place for people to sleep, but Inner City Helping Homeless said people are there because they have nowhere else to go.

 

WEATHER

This morning will be cold with a sharp frost and icy patches, with some mist and fog. Today will be dry with some bright spells, but becoming mostly cloudy later. Highest temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees.