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Starlings not welcome in Rome

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Officials in the city of Rome are taking drastic action to rid the city of its starlings.

The droppings of hundreds of thousands of migratory birds, and a recent incident involving a flock striking a plane near the city's airport have made them increasingly unpopular.

Vanessa Heaney reports.

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