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  JERUSALEM – WFP has started providing emergency assistance for more than 51,000 people in north Gaza in response to rising humanitarian needs among families affected by the recent escalation of conflict in the impoverished strip.

  Working alongside its partners, WFP is providing cash support which will benefit both people who now need  assistance for the first time and people who were already receiving WFP assistance but have had to leave their belongings behind and go and stay with friends or family elsewhere.

17 May 2021
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  ROME - At 9:30 a.m. on Monday morning 40 refugees arrived in Fiumicino from the Greek island of Lesbos. Hailing from nine different countries, they will be sent to live safely in several Italian regions, thanks to the Community of Sant'Egidio's Humanitarian Corridors project.

  These are just the latest migrants to be helped by the project, which has so far saved 3,500 migrants from exploitative human traffickers, delivering them to safe homes in Italy, France, Belgium and Andorra.

17 May 2021
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  ROME - Rafael Nadal has won his 10th Rome Masters, and 88th ATP title, after beating the world No. 1 Novak Djokovic 7-5 1-6 6-3 on Sunday. 

  The match started very evenly, with the Spaniard only managing to break at 5-5 in a tight first set, and then suffered a slight collapse in the second set, losing 6-1, before fighting back to finish it convincingly in the third set. 

17 May 2021
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  LIVORNO - Port workers and authorities in the Tuscan port of Livorno have refused to set sail on the ship Asiatic Island after it was discovered that it held a cargo of arms and explosives headed for the port of Ashdod in Israel.

  The ship arrived into the port of Livorno on Friday, and trade unions and the port authority immediately investigated the cargo after they were informed of its nature by the port workers of Genoa (from where the ship had just arrived) and Weapon Watch, an observatory on weapons passing through European ports.

17 May 2021
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  VATICAN CITY - Speaking after his weekly Angelus address from the window of his study in the Apostolic Palace, Pope Francis on Sunday spoke to the faithful gathered in St Peter's Square condemning the tragic violence taking place in Gaza at the moment, urging that the events of this week don't degenerate "into a spiral of death and destruction."

16 May 2021