The Lip TV
Italian councilors are posing roadside as prostitutes in an effort to entrap unsuspecting men in Castel Volturno, Italy. The stunt was orchestrated by Mayor Dimitri Russo who felt that the city’s prostitution laws weren’t being taken seriously enough and was tired of the damaging effect prostitution was having on his town. The mayor would approach the cars to talk to the unsuspecting “Johns.”
Video by The Lip TV with Elliot Hill and Mark Sovel.
A joint Italian-Greek rescue operation is under way to rescue hundreds of people aboard a burning ferry in the Adriatic. Sources claim that one person has died and hundreds are being rescued.
In a separate story, also in the Adriatic, there was a collision between a Turkish cargo ship and another vessel flying a Belize flag.
According to the mayor of the Italian port of Ravenna, two people have died, and another four are missing. Several more people have been rescued.
According to the AP, an Italian doctor who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone arrived in Italy and is being treated with the same experimental drugs used in the U.S. and other European countries.
Rome doctors declined to identify the antiviral drug used for treatment, though they said the drug has been used before in the U.S. and Europe.
The doctor, whose name wasn’t released, is in his 50s and has Italy’s first confirmed case of Ebola. He arrived at a Rome military air base early Tuesday and was transported in a hazard-safe equipped ambulance to Lazzaro Spallanzani hospital, a Rome hospital that specializes in infectious diseases.
His condition is ’’stable,’’ doctor Emanuele Nicastri said at a press conference at the hospital. ’’He’s conscious and collaborating’’ with the medical team.
More than 15,000 people have been infected with Ebola and 5,420 have died, according to the World Health Organization.
Mussolini’s bunker just opened for the public.
According to the AP: “Mussolini had the bunker made by encapsulating the 19th-century villa’s underground kitchen area in reinforced concrete. Before that, the Mussolini family would have had to dash across the villa’s sprawling lawn and gardens to reach the wine-cellar shelter in a separate structure if air raid sirens sounded.
“Work began in 1942 to expand and fortify the bunker. Archaeologist Giuseppe Granata said Mussolini had lamented in writing that the updated bunker was running behind schedule and over cost. It is not known if the dictator ever used the bunker. By the time Allied bombings hit Rome, the dictator had been deposed and, under Nazi protection, was leading a puppet state in northern Italy. In 1945, partisans captured and executed him.”
According to the BBC: “A World War Two bunker used by the Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini is being opened to the public for the first time.”
It used to be a wine cellar under the grounds of what was his private villa in Rome. However, states the BBC, by the time Allied bombings hit the Italian capital, Mussolini had been deposed as dictator.
The Times of Israel states that a noble family had previously lived in the villa before Mussolini moved in, and the shelter was constructed in 1940. The bunker also has anti-gas, double steel doors.
The Times of Israel: “Visitors at a preview Saturday saw a rusting contraption to purify air in case of a gas attack. A label on the apparatus was dated November 1940 in Roman numerals, in keeping with Mussolini’s style of evoking the ancient Roman empire’s glory days as inspiration for his own rule.”
According to The Times, the tours will run on weekends starting Oct. 31, and they will also show visitors a separate underground bunker that was built for Mussolini directly under the villa.