Murder admitted

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Italy's neo-Fascists, eager to prove their democratic credentials after entering government, acknowledged for the first time that the Fascist murder 70 years ago of Giacomo Matteotti, a leading opponent of Mussolini, had been a crime, Reuter reports from Rome.

But the Italian Social Movement, in recognising Fascist responsibility for the killing, said all those murdered in 1924, including Fascists killed by left- wingers, had to be remembered.