Coronavirus: Short on doctors, Italy looks to migrants
13 December 2020 | 4:22 pm
Battling a second COVID-19 wave, Italian hospitals are desperate for medical staff. Some local health authorities have now opened up hiring practices to migrant doctors and nurses — but has anything actually changed?
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A helicopter crashed while inspecting power lines damaged by storms in the Italian province of Ravenna. Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni is set to leave the G7 summit in Japan earlier to lead the response to flooding.
Activists poured charcoal into the waters of Rome's most famous fountain, calling for action against climate change. Rome's mayor condemned the "absurd attacks."
Doctors and private clinics in India are tricking vulnerable women into unnecessary hysterectomies, critics say.
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Italy is the country in Europe that suffers the most from natural disasters: it's the scene of two thirds of landslides that occur on the continent. The island of Ischia is particularly vulnerable, and the problem of uncontrolled urban development is making the damage worse. Some 27,000 of the 64,000 houses on the island do not meet building regulations. As the village of Casamiccciola rebuilds after a deadly landslide in November 2022, the council is trying to reduce risk factors to better adapt to climate change. Our correspondents report.
Experts say that the ancient fresco, which depicts a flat bread with assorted toppings on a tray with other food, could be a "distant relative" of modern-day pizza. There are a few key ingredients missing, however.
Italian authorities detained a 17-year-old German student after he was caught scratching the ancient amphitheater. This is the third act of vandalism at the Roman landmark in recent weeks.
Leaders of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries are gathered in Rome for a conference on migration hosted by Italy's far-right Georgia Meloni.
Italian police have arrested dozens of suspected mafia members from the violent "Societa foggiana" in Puglia. Those arrested are accused of drug trafficking, illegal weapons possession and extortion.
More than 40 people have been killed after a migrant vessel sank, survivors of the shipwreck told Italian media.
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