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March 23, 2001

Italian don arrested in mafia butter scam
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of the director of Naples University’s food science department for allegedly helping the Neapolitan mafia with a bogus butter scam. Francesco Addeo advised the Camorra on how to manufacture the fake butter with petroleum products and pigs’ fat. He allegedly certified its quality for a payment of 2,716 euros (£1,700) a month.

US academic 'confesses' to crime in China
Chinese authorities say that a United States-based academic detained for nearly six weeks has confessed to endangering state security. Gao Zhan, a political science researcher at the American University in Washington DC, was detained last month in Beijing.

Students arrested raising cash for detained journalists
Security troops have stormed the University of Liberia in Monrovia. They arrested students taking part in a rally to raise legal fees for four journalists detained on spying charges.

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