On Monday, 29 countries reported having cases of the coronavirus disease. It's now been confirmed in nearly 50 nations.
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In some historical Nativity scenes, the shepherds have grossly enlarged thyroid glands — also known today as goiter. It's an apparent symbol of their poverty and iodine-deficient diet.
They aim to pack public squares like sardines in a can, in protest against the far-right, anti-immigrant wave rising in Italian society and politics.
The Italian city is reeling from a week in which floodwaters damaged the city's cultural legacy, as well as homes and businesses. Volunteers are helping salvage precious books, among other items.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said an emergency fund of 20 million euros ($22 million) was approved. The money will help the city cover the damages done to homes and businesses.
"This is a real crisis for all of us, of all the system, of all the democracy," says the head of Rome's Jewish community. "That means that she must be protected from the hate as it was in the past."
In a scathing speech to the Senate, Giuseppe Conte railed against his right-wing coalition partner Matteo Salvini, who wanted to hold a vote of no-confidence against him.
Since 2016, the hard-right, anti-immigrant League party has won elections in many towns in Tuscany, a major shift in a region known as the birthplace of the Italian Communist Party.