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Italian man accused of skipping work on full pay for 15 years

An Italian hospital employee has been accused of skipping work on full pay for 15 years. The man is alleged to have stopped turning up to work at the Ciaccio hospital in the southern city of Catanzaro in 2005. He is now being investigated for fraud, extortion and abuse of office, Italian news agency Ansa […]

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41 migrants dead after their boat sinks off the coast of Tunisia

At least 41 people have died after their boat sank off Tunisia’s coast as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to reach the Italian island of Lampedusa. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said in a joint statement on Friday they are “deeply saddened by reports of a shipwreck […]

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Covid-19 Italy: Undertakers protest against massive backlog of bodies at cemeteries

Undertakers protested in the Italian capital of Rome on Friday against a massive backlog of coffins building at cemeteries, saying city authorities were failing to cope with a surge of coronavirus deaths. Funeral directors said more than 2,000 bodies were being stored at Rome’s sole crematorium, which can handle around 50 cremations a day, while […]

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Italy enters 3-day lockdown to try to prevent surge in Covid-19 cases over Easter

Italy entered a strict three-day lockdown to try to prevent a surge in Covid-19 cases over Easter. All regions are now in the “red zone” – the highest tier of restrictions – as the country battles a third wave, with about 20,000 new cases a day. Red zone restrictions normally mean all non-essential travel is […]

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Dozens drowned, scores rescued as two boats with migrants sinks off Tunisia

At least 40 people died when two boats sank off Tunisia while they were trying to reach Europe, officials said. All the deceased were from sub-Saharan African countries, Mohamed Zekri, spokesman for Tunisia’s defence ministry, said on Tuesday. The coastguard rescued 165 other people who were on board the boats heading to the Italian island […]

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Landslide collapses 100-year-old Italian cemetery into the Ligurian Sea

A landslide on the Italian coast near Genoa caused the collapse of a cemetery, leading to hundreds of coffins falling into the sea. The Camogli cemetery, built more than 100 years ago, is situated along an area of rocky seaside cliffs. Francesco Olivari, the mayor of Camogli, called the collapse an “unimaginable catastrophe.” It is […]

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Italian ambassador to DR Congo killed in an attempted kidnapping ambush

Luca Attanasio, Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo was killed in an attack after the convoy he was travelling in came under fire on the country’s east side. The convoy reportedly belonged to UN’s World Food Programme (WFP). An Italian military police officer travelling with the envoy and a Congolese driver were also […]

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Covid-19 positive woman’s fingers turn black, doctors amputate them

Coronavirus ravaged blood vessels of a 86-year-old woman’s fingers forcing the doctors to take the big step, amputate them. Three fingers had to be cut off after the disease attacked her blood vessels, turning them black. Doctors in Italy called a case of ‘severe manifestation’ of coronavirus, a medical journal, European Journal of Vascular and […]

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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte quits amid pandemic criticism

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has resigned heightening political turmoil in the country as it battles Covid-19. Parties are divided over spending in the coronavirus crisis, in which more than 85,000 Italians have died. The resignation is a calculated move that could ultimately afford him another chance at forming a government. Conte survived two confidence […]

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Seven nations confirm cases of contagious UK Covid-19 strain

The more contagious coronavirus strain has been reported in at least seven nations around the world. Germany, Australia, France, Denmark, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Japan have reported cases. Spain confirmed four cases of the UK strain, all in Madrid and linked to recent travel, deputy health chief said. Madrid deputy health chief Antonio Zapatero […]

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Migrant boat en route to Italy sinks off Tunisia in the Mediterranean; 20 dead, several missing

At least 20 migrants died after their boat sank off Tunisia on Thursday while trying to cross the Mediterranean, a Tunisian security official said. The Tunisian coast guard rescued five people and were searching for about 20 others who were still unaccounted for, officials say. “The boat sank about six miles from the coast of […]

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Italy announces LOCKDOWN orders for Christmas and New Year period

Italy announced fresh nationwide lockdown amid the Christmas and New Year period to combat the spread of coronavirus infections. The nation goes into a ‘red zone’ over the public holidays, with non-essential shops, restaurants and bars closed, and Italians only allowed to travel for work, health and emergency reasons. However, limited home visits will be […]