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Italy now is the second European country to embark on a plan with similar goals. In February, France made it illegal for supermarkets to throw away edible food. So far, the French plan -- which fines those who discard edible food -- has drawn mixed reviews.

The Italian plan is different: supermarkets and grocery stores are not required to donate food that is unsold because of cosmetic damage or nearness to its expiry date, but they are offered an array of tax incentives when they do donate.

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Anti-poverty groups said they would welcome the new source of food, which will help feed thousands in extreme poverty, though there is some concern about how the donated food items will be stored safely and transported to where it is needed.

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Still, it is not a done deed. The measure easily passed the lower house of parliament, and it has the support of the government coalition led by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. But it must pass the Italian Senate before becoming law.

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BAQUBA, Iraq, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Two Sunni tribal fighters were killed and seven others wounded on Thursday in an explosion at a booby-trapped house in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, a local senior official said.

The incident occurred when a group of paramilitary tribal fighters were cleaning the guest house of a local tribal leader to prepare it for receiving displaced families near the town of al-Edhiem [url=http://www.cheapmlbphilliesjerseys.com/john-kruk/]John Kruk Jersey[/url] , some 120 km northeast of Baghdad, Mohammad al-Obeidi, head of Edhiem town hall told Xinhua.

The guest house appeared to be booby-trapped by Islamic State (IS) militants who previously seized the village, Obeidi said.

Edhiem and the surrounding areas stretch to nearby Himreen mountain range.

IS militants still control the Himreen mountain areas in northern and eastern parts of Diyala province.

The group also has a major redoubt in Mteibijah area on the provincial border with Salahudin province, which extends to the sprawling rugged area from the western part of Salahudin province to the desert in the neighboring Anbar province in western Iraq.

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