Italy mafia trial: Hearing kicks off, over 320 people face crime charges

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    One of #Italy’s largest-ever #mafia #trials kicked off on Wednesday, with more than 320 suspected mobsters and their associates facing an array of charges, including extortion, drug trafficking and theft. FRANCE 24’s Seema Gupta tells us more.

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