Fugitive faces life sentence
Italy has praised Bolivia over the capture of fugitive communist militant Cesare Battisti, pictured. Officials in Rome vowed that he will “finish his days in prison” to serve murder convictions dating from 1990.
The Italian ambassador to Brazil, Antonio Bernardini, tweeted: “Battisti has been captured. Democracy is stronger than terrorism.”
Skiers killed in avalanche
Three German skiers have been killed in an avalanche in Austria – and a fourth is missing, police said yesterday as snowfall set in again in the northern Alps.
The bodies of the men – aged 57, 36 and 32 – were recovered on Saturday evening near the ski resort of Lech, a few hours after the wife of one of the skiers reported them missing.
Israel locates ‘final’ tunnel
Israeli troops have discovered the sixth and final tunnel dug by Hezbollah militants for cross-border attacks, officials said.
The final tunnel ran hundreds of metres from under a Lebanese home and deep into Israeli territory, said a military spokesman.