The Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Luca Attanasio, was killed on Monday during a visit to the eastern part of the country in a World Food Program (WFP) convoy. "The three fatalities have been identified as the Italian Ambassador to DRC, Luca Attanasio, an Italian embassy official, and a WFP driver," the UN agency said in a statement. Other passengers were also injured as the delegation was set to visit a WFP school feeding program, the agency added. Italy’s Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio left a meeting in Brussels to return to Rome following the news. "The circumstances of this brutal attack are not yet known and no effort will be spared to shed light on what happened," Di Maio said on Facebook , h o noring the victims as "two servants of the state . " Enovy died of his injuries Attanasio died of his injuries after the convoy was ambushed in Virunga National Park near the eastern city of Goma , the … [Read more...] about Italian ambassador to DR Congo dies in attack on UN convoy
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With Prime Minister Boris Johnson finally declaring the end of lockdown is firmly in our sights, many of us are desperate to book that long-awaited getaway. But just where and what can we do? Here are some of your holiday questions answered. When can we holiday at home? Domestic holidays will be allowed from April 12 - after Easter - although hotels and B&B’s will not open until at least May 17. When can we travel abroad? Foreign travel may also be given the go-ahead from May 17, although a review into restarting travel concludes on April 12. Depending on its findings, dates could change. Where can we go? Currently there are 33 countries on the high-risk list. Anyone travelling from these countries to the UK will need to quarantine in a government-approved hotel for ten days at a cost of £1,750. You will also need to take two coronavirus tests. It isn’t known how long this scheme will run for. Do you enjoy reading about politics? Sign up for all the … [Read more...] about Essential holiday questions answered – what you can and can’t book in UK and abroad
This week's Antiques Roadshow saw an expert reveal the true eye-watering value of jewellery its owner had been told wasn't "worth anything". In Sunday night's episode on BBC One from Windermere Jetty Museum in the Lake District, two pieces of jewellery offered some surprises for one guest. Described by expert John Benjamin as an "eclectic" group of items, more was then revealed by the female guest. According to the guest's grandmother who had written down the person's name who she believed had designed the pendant, a Cooper. The guest revealed that her great-grandmother and her husband had been involved in the arts and crafts movement, with the pendant being designed for her. Benjamin then cited a "highly important craftsman" named John Paul Cooper who was likely behind the pendant. However, the lack of signature made it impossible to definitely attribute to Cooper, despite various aspects of the piece being in line with his style. It was also noted that a water … [Read more...] about Antiques Roadshow guest learns real eye-watering value of ‘worthless’ jewellery
FRANCYS Arsentiev became the first woman from the US to reach the summit of Mount Everest without bottled oxygen, but she died during the descent. The Hawaii native was 40 at the time of her death. Who Is Sleeping Beauty on Mount Everest? Francys Arsentiev, not an experienced climber, would tragically become known as Sleeping Beauty on Mount Everest following her tragic death in 1998. Arsentiev and her husband Sergei, a skilled and experienced climber, both attempted to tame Everest without the help of suppemental oxygen. Both of them would make it to the peak, but Francys Arsentiev died on her way down. Sergi Arsentiev made it all the way down, but had become separated from his wife. He would die during a desperate attempt to find his wife. Other climbers would come across Francys Arsentiev as she lay dying, but could not help her. An observer would remark that her body looked like Sleeping Beauty. Years later climber Ian Woodall would lead a mission that … [Read more...] about Who Is Sleeping Beauty on Mount Everest?
Prince Edward has opened up about how his own experiences as a dad during the pandemic have highlighted the vital importance of schemes like the Duke of Edinburgh programme, set up by his father 65 years ago. Prince Philip 's youngest son told Sky News that projects such as the DofE awards for young people are "more important at this present time than ever before". His comments come as those behind the project warned that when schools re-open, the rush for pupils to catch up academically should not come at the expense of extra-curricular activities. The Earl of Wessex has been involved with the award scheme in the UK and overseas for 30 years. Asked if he was concerned about the push for young people to catch up with their studies when they return to school on 8 March, he said: "We mind desperately about trying to help them catch up with their academic career, but at the end of the day we're talking about what can we give young people at this time that's really going to … [Read more...] about Prince’s plea to remember vital non-academic schemes in rush to catch-up schooling