People in Westminster give their thoughts on the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree which was installed on Monday. Every year Norway gifts the people of the UK a Christmas tree as a token of gratitude for British help to the Nordic nation during the Second World War. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the tradition. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
After much dilly-dallying, the Italian authorities have finally allowed Humanity 1, a rescue ship carrying 179 refugees and migrants to enter a port in Sicily and have begun disembarking children and sick or “vulnerable” people.But in a move that raised much eyebrows, Italy has refused to let 35 adult migrants ashore on one of the vessels. Italy's Interior Minister has already said that those who do not 'qualify' will have to leave Italy's territorial water. Humanity 1, run by German charity SOS Humanity, said it was told by Italian authorities to come to the port of Catania to land minors and people needing medical attention. But it has also challenged the government’s move to distinguish “vulnerable” refugees and migrants, saying all of the people on board were rescued at sea and that alone qualified them for a safe harbour under international law. This past Friday, Humanity 1 was allowed in Italian waters only long enough to disembark minors and people in need of urgent medical care. The measure was approved after Germany and France each called on Italy to grant a safe port to the refugees and migrants, and indicated they would receive some of the asylum seekers so Italy would not bear the burden alone. No such provisions have been offered to the other three ships that have been seeking safe harbor in the Mediterranean. 3 other rescue vessels that are left stranded are Norway-flagged Geo Barents, German-run Rise Above, and the Ocean Viking, run by a European NGO. These 3 vessels have around 900 migrants that are seeking refuge from Rome.
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10 Most Famous, Paintings in the World.
Museums across the world
are home to some of the most
well-known paintings of all time. .
In honor of International Artist's Day,
here are the 10 most famous paintings
and where to find them.
1. 'Birth of Venus' , (Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy).
2. 'Water Lilies' , (Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City).
3. 'Night Watch' , (Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands).
4. 'The Scream' , (Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway).
5. 'Girl with a Pearl Earring', (Mauritshuis in The Hague, Netherlands).
6. 'Guernica' , (Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain).
7. 'The Creation of Adam', (Sistine Chapel in Vatican City).
8. 'The Last Supper' , (Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy).
9. 'Starry Night' , (Museum of Modern Art in New York City).
10. 'Mona Lisa' , (Louvre in Paris, France)
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