November 7, 2019
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Italy makes climate change education compulsory

Nastco/iStock(ROME) -- Italy will become the first country in the world to require climate change studies in classrooms alongside reading, writing, and arithmetic. Lorenzo Fioramonti, Italy’s Education Minister, announced his decision to require 6 to 19 year olds to have a minimum of one hour a week on topics like ocean pollution, sustainable living and renewable resources as well as to incorporate the environmental theme across the Italian curriculum. Subjects like geography and physics would b..
November 7, 2019

Fifteen men found alive in back of truck, suspected of entering UK illegally

Manakin/iStock(LONDON) -- Fifteen people were found alive in the back of a truck on Wednesday after a member of the public reported suspicious activity to the police. Police stopped the truck on a main road in Wiltshire, 90 miles west of London. They found 15 men in the back, all believed to be between the ages of 16 and 30. All were arrested on suspicion of entering the U.K. illegally, police said. The driver of the truck, an Irish man in his 50s, was also arrested on suspicion of assisting i..
November 7, 2019

Ceiling collapses at London Theater during show, injuring five

Keikona/iStock(LONDON) -- At least five people were injured after the ceiling of a theater in the heart of London’s entertainment district collapsed during a performance. A production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman was underway Wednesday evening at the Piccadilly Theater in London’s West End when a section of the ceiling fell from the rear of the venue’s upper circle around 8 p.m. local time, promoters ATG said in a statement. Around 1,100 people were evacuated from the theater after the..
November 7, 2019

What to know about ‘Arab Spring 2.0’ and the protests roiling the Middle East

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- It's been nearly a decade since a Tunisian street vendor set himself on fire -- an act of protest and desperation that culminated in the Arab Spring demonstrations across the Middle East and North Africa. But for millions of citizens in the same countries that saw widespread protests, there has been little improvement, with scant economic opportunities and governments mired in corruption or ruled by strongmen. That has ignited a new wave of protests this year, with p..