Thousands protest Rome’s run-down state

Thousands protest Rome’s run-down state

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The hashtag “romadicebasta” (Rome says enough) has been trending on social media Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Rome to protest at the Italian capital’s run-down state.Demonstrators gathered outside the city hall to denounce Mayor Virginia Raggi for failing to tackle issues including uncollected rubbish and potholed…

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Entire Australian state now in drought

Entire Australian state now in drought

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA drone captures thirsty cattle swarming around a water truck in New South Wales Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales (NSW), is now entirely in drought, officials have confirmed.A dry winter has intensified what has been called the worst drought in living memory in parts of…

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Israel MP quits over ‘nation state’ law

Israel MP quits over ‘nation state’ law

Image copyright AFP Image caption Zouheir Bahloul branded Israel’s parliament as racist and destructive An Israeli Arab politician has resigned in opposition to a controversial new law which declares Israel to be the nation state of the Jewish people.Zouheir Bahloul, 67, branded parliament “racist” and “destructive” for passing the law, which also revokes the status…

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Turkey ends state of emergency

Turkey ends state of emergency

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Erdogan won re-election last month The Turkish government has ended the nationwide state of emergency that was imposed two years ago after a failed coup attempt, state media say.Under the state of emergency, tens of thousands of people were arrested or dismissed from their jobs.However the government has decided…

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