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‘Everyone dies alone’: Heartbreak at Italian hospital on brink of collapse

‘Everyone dies alone’: Heartbreak at Italian hospital on brink of collapse

World
The mortuary assistant beckoned for us to follow him.We passed room after room full of coffins. At the end of a corridor he opened a door and gestured that we go inside what I could see was a church. I didn't understand, but as we turned the corner we were confronted by more rows of coffins. 'It's a war, it's a disaster' - Stuart Ramsay inside crisis-hit Cremona Hospital There are so many dead at the Cremona Hosp...
Coronavirus: All Italian sport including England Six Nations game in empty stadiums

Coronavirus: All Italian sport including England Six Nations game in empty stadiums

Sports
All sport in Italy, including England's men's and women's Six Nations matches and all Serie A games, will be played behind closed doors until 3 April in an effort to contain coronavirus, the government has said.Italy is the worst-hit European country with some 3,090 cases and 107 deaths.The Italian Cup semi-finals between Juventus and AC Milan and Napoli and Inter Milan were postponed this week. The government decree was made on Wednesday evening.England men's and women's sides play Italy in the Six Nations on 14 and 15 March. The issue will be discussed at a meeting on Thursday by the Six Nations organisers and the individual countries - and the matches in Italy could be postponed rather tha...

Italian court mulls fate of alleged migrant trafficker

World
A court in Sicily is deliberating the fate of alleged migrants smugglers, including an Eritrean who claims his is a case of mistaken ID. The defendant's lawyer, Michele Calantropo, said Friday it was unclear when the court might announce a verdict. Prosecutors insist his client is Medhane Yehdego Mered, an alleged human trafficking kingpin. Calantropo contends the defendant's identity is Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre and that he's innocent. The man was arrested in Sudan and extradited to Italy in 2016.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: International
‘One dead’ as volcano unexpectedly erupts on Italian island

‘One dead’ as volcano unexpectedly erupts on Italian island

World
By Yuliya Talmazan, news reporter A volcano on the Italian island of Stromboli erupted on Wednesday, killing one person, according to local officials.The person, believed to be a tourist, was killed by falling stones during a walk, a rescue service official told Reuters. Italian news agency ANSA also quoted the mayor of Lipari, the biggest of the Aeolian Islands off Sicily that Stromboli belongs to, saying that one person was killed. Mayor Marco Giorgianni told ANSA that the victim was a tourist who had trekked up to the summit of the volcano.The unexpected eruption started fires on the western side of the small Mediterranean island and sent plumes of grey smoke into the air. Advertisement ...
Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96

Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96

Entertainment
Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli has died aged 96.The Florence native directed stars including Elizabeth Taylor in the 1967 film Taming of the Shrew and Dame Judi Dench on stage in Romeo and Juliet.Italian media said Zeffirelli died after a long illness which had grown worse in recent months.The two-time Oscar nominee also served in the Italian senate for two terms as a member of Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia party.He is perhaps best known to many as the director of the 1968 adaptation of Romeo and Juliet – starring a then-unknown Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey. It was viewed by generations of school students studying the Shakespearean drama. The illegitimat