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Rubbish piles up in Rome as holidays and rain disrupt collects

Pictures of overflowing bins and pockets spilling out their contents shared online as Five Star Movement fails to tackle waste Mounds of uncollected rubbish have been piling up in Rome since Christmas eve, with some occupants placing them on fire in protest against a municipal administration that has failed to deliver on its promise to tackle the city’s waste. Scenes …

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A Cycling Legends Secret War Mission: Saving Italys Jews

Italy and bicycles–the first thing they bring to mind is likely the neo-realist masterpiece T he Bicycle Thieves , which will shortly celebrate its 75 th commemoration. But there’s another story that’s even more powerful and all the more impressive for being true-blue: the narrative of Gino Bartali, Italy’s wartime cycling champ and–unbeknownst to all but a few–secret agent for …

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