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Taken hostage at Milan's Cathedral was an Egyptian

Italian police have published details of a hostage taking in the Milan Cathedral and the operation to arrest the attacker.

On Wednesday, an unknown young man broke through the control at the entrance to the Duomo and, threatening with a knife, took hostage one of the guards of the main attractions of the city. In the media the offender was described originally from North Africa.

The Austrian had fought off the fingers of plaster models of the XIX century when taking a selfie

Austrian tourist while shooting a selfie at an Italian Museum beat off the toes from the original plaster model of the famous sculpture of Pauline Bonaparte by Italian sculptor Antonio Canova (1757-1822), told the art critic Vittorio Sgarbi.

The incident occurred in the Italian Possagno Museum, which houses a collection of plaster models of works by Canova. As reported in Facebook the Museum, a tourist from Austria sat down on the sculpture and thus broke her two fingers of feet, then hurriedly left the establishment, about anything, without telling anyone.

Pompeo praised the ability of the US to contain Russia

The US decision on the withdrawal of almost 12 thousand troops from Germany and their relocation to other European countries to NATO will not affect the ability of the US to contain Russia, said US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.

"In those comments from Russia that I've seen says that they feel threatened by our action, because our soldiers will be deployed closer to Russia's borders," said Pompeo at the hearings in Congress.

Italy announced "red" level of weather danger in ten cities

The Ministry of health of Italy has announced "red" level of weather danger in ten major cities of the country due to the worsening situation with the heat, which by Friday will reach the 40-degree temperatures.

Established in the Apennines heat, like other types of bad weather, the Ministry of health in the special Bulletin said four colors, marking the degree of danger to human health. So, the "red" color of weather threats means the occurrence of an emergency situation where there is a real threat to the health of not only individuals at risk, but "healthy, active people."

Dodon asked the Italian President to allow entry to citizens of Moldova

The President of Moldova, Igor Dodon, in a telephone conversation with Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella was asked to open the entry of Moldovan citizens in the context of the pandemic.

"We regretted that the pandemic COVID-19 stopped earlier exchanges between our two countries, including on the free movement of people. In this context, I appealed to President Mattarella to allow citizens of Moldova to enter Italy, provided they present certificates on the results of testing on COVID-19 and if necessary, re-testing immediately upon arrival in Italy," he wrote on his page in Facebook.

The Italian Parliament supported the extension of state of emergency due to coronavirus

The chamber of deputies of the Italian Parliament on Wednesday after the Senate passed a resolution in support of extending the state of emergency in the country in connection with the pandemic COVID-19.

As in the case with the upper house of the legislature, the necessity of extending measures illustrated personally by the Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte. Speaking Wednesday morning to the deputies, he called the extension of state of emergency "is inevitable and in some respects a mandatory choice."

Scientists first measured the speed of sand movement on the surface of Mars

Scientists studying Mars, was the first to prove that the wave structure on the surface of the planet are not immune fingerprints of rocks and moving sand "maghrabi", similar to that found in arid regions of the Earth. The study is published in the journal of Geophysical Research: Planets.

In the pictures the surface of Mars in many places visible wind-blown wave structure of Aeolian sandy "maghrabi". Waves of sand located at a distance of from one to 35 meters from each other — on average about five meters. The size of these structures by about two orders of magnitude less than the surrounding sand dunes. At the base of the waves, according to scientists, is fine-grained fraction of sand — dust, and on top of the ridges — the larger the grains.

Italian sailors rescued in the Mediterranean sea, more than 80 migrants

Italian sailors rescued in the night of Wednesday 84 migrants who were in a rubber boat in distress on the Mediterranean sea, said the Roman operations center of the coast guard of Italy.

According to this information, waterlogged boat with migrants was discovered on Tuesday evening by plane to the EU Agency for security of external borders Frontex in the area of responsibility of Libya. However, the Libyan authorities refused to take over coordination of the search and rescue operation, citing the lack of available boats.

Italy's Senate supported the extension of state of emergency till October

The Italian Senate on Tuesday upheld the extension of state of emergency in the country in connection with the pandemic COVID-19. A proposal to extend the measures for combating coronavirus and to rebuild the country after the epidemic in the upper house was made by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.

He called the extension of the emergency mode is required primarily because the data of the Scientific-technical Committee established by the Italian government, "show that the virus continues to circulate". In addition, the Prime Minister stressed that without the extension of state of emergency will lapse a current government Directive that contain the spread of coronavirus in fact be impossible.

The Prime Minister of Italy proposed to extend the state of emergency until October

The Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte suggested the national Parliament to extend until October a state of emergency in the country in connection with the pandemic COVID-19.

The decision on the introduction of a six months emergency regime in order to combat the spread of coronavirus, the Council of Ministers of Italy adopted on 31 January after the detection of the first cases of the disease among foreign tourists in the national territory.

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