TURIN - Italy is currently experiencing one of the hottest and driest years on record, with rivers drying up and consequences being felt throughout the agricultural industry.
LAMPEDUSA - A boat with over 50 migrants onboard capsized not far from the coast of Lampedusa, resulting in at least seven deaths, in the early hours of the morning.
TARANTO - A 21-year-old man has died in hospital after being shot in the chest during a night time ambush on the streets of Taranto.
ROME - Temperatures over 40 degrees Celsius are forecast for this week. The north-African heat which will reach the Mediterranean, will result in very high temperatures, especially in the south.