Migrants from the Open Arms charity ship being rescued by a Spanish patrol boat after they threw themselves in the water to try and swim to the nearby Italian island of Lampedusa on Tuesday. Photo: Local Team via AFP

Italy orders Open Arms migrant ship evacuated over ‘explosive’ conditions

  • Officials say health and hygiene situation on board had ‘reached worrisome levels’
  • Announcement comes soon after Spanish government said it would send naval ship to recover asylum seekers and bring them back to Spain
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Migrants from the Open Arms charity ship being rescued by a Spanish patrol boat after they threw themselves in the water to try and swim to the nearby Italian island of Lampedusa on Tuesday. Photo: Local Team via AFP
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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte touches Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini's shoulder as he delivers a speech at the Italian Senate. Photo: AFP

Italy PM Giuseppe Conte resigns, launches blistering attack on deputy Matteo Salvini

  • The political crisis has raised concerns about the Italian economy, whose debt ratio is at 132 per cent of gross domestic product
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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte touches Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini's shoulder as he delivers a speech at the Italian Senate. Photo: AFP
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