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Corona Virus impact on Italian economy
The coronavirus outbreak in Northern Italy’s Lombardy Region means even the site’s historic Duomo Cathedral is closed to visitors … Milan - the capital of Lombardy Region - is also the heart of Italy’s economy … Since the start of the outbreak, the country’s stock exchange has repeatedly plunged … Making many worry about how exactly the fragile economy will cope … Mohammed Jamjoom report from Milan for Aljazeera English Channel
Italians struggle amid coronavirus quarantine.
The two most affected regions in Italy's north, where some 50,000 residents live, are under lockdown. Authorities are trying to stop the spread of the virus which has already reached other parts of Europe. Residents who find themselves under quarantine are increasingly worried but are trying to stay positive. Al Jazeera's Mohammed Jamjoom reports from Milan.
Italy struggles with virus that doesn't respect borders
The latest coronavirus has spread to several regions across Italy, with 11 deaths and more than 300 confirmed cases. For now, most of them are concentrated in a cluster of communities in the north which are under quarantine. In Rome, an emergency meeting was held to deal with the crisis, as Italy’s health minister and several of his European counterparts met to work on solutions. Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Jamjoom reports from the town of Zorlesco just outside the so-called red zone in the Lombardy region.
Italy regional elections, Lega leader Salvini fails in left-wing stronghold
League party looks set to lose in Emilia-Romagna, which the left has traditionally governed since end of World War II. Early results suggest Italy's right-wing leader of the League Party has failed to win a key regional election. The former deputy prime minister was hoping to unseat the centre-left Democratic Party in Emilia-Romagna, a region that has traditionally been a left-wing stronghold. But high turnout by an anti-populist movement appears to have tipped the balance. Still, analysts say the fact that Salvini's party came second shows he is not to be dismissed that easily. Al Jazeera's Sonia Gallego reports from Bologna.
Italy's 'Sardines' pack Rome for anti-far-right rally_ Aje
Tens of thousands of members of Italy's youth-driven "Sardine" movement have rallied in Rome, as part of their campaign to battle xenophobia and shake up the country's politics. The "Sardines" have become a symbol of protest against far-right firebrand leader Matteo Salvini, who served as interior minister and deputy prime minister in Italy's previous coalition government and cracked down on immigration. Hoda Hamid report for AlJazeera English Channel
British troops kill Afghan boy
British troops opened fire on the car as the boy and his family were driving home from a family gathering, Cradling the body of his dead son, the boy's father, Zemarai, said: "They killed my son - I can never get him back." The Afghan interior ministry said Nato troops had opened fire on a minivan "which apparently tried to overtake the troops or maybe the car was too close to the troops". Zemarai has denied trying to overtake the convoy and said he was unaware of any warning shots.
Afghan refugees return home
Thousands of Afghans are returning to their homes in Kandahar province after a deal with local tribal leaders. The internally displayed people will be allowed safe passage to the area around Panjwayi district from which they had fled. More than 10,000 people had left the area in which there has been heavy fighting between the multi-national forces in Afghanistan and the Taliban fighters.
Ostia_ The Italian town torn by mafia violence - AlJazeera
While Italy's new coalition government has focused on immigration in its first days in power, it is also facing major social issues. The seaside town of Ostia, just outside the capital Rome, has been hit hard by poverty and the rise of organised crime. The problems in the town have been acknowledged by the head of the Roman Catholic Church. During a visit on Sunday, the first in 50 years by a pontiff, Pope Francis condemned the organisations that have turned Ostia into a centre of mafia violence. Al Jazeera's Sonia Gallego reports for Al-Jazeera English Channel.
Hospitals in Syria struggle with casualties - AlJazeera
Hospitals in the Syrian province of Aleppo are struggling to cope with the number of civilian casualties, as battle rages between regime forces and rebels. This report contains graphic images which some may find disturbing.
Dutch troops patrolling Uruzgan province - AlJazeera
Since 2006 the insurgency of the Taliban has been intensifying, especially in the southern Pashtun parts of the country, areas that were the Taliban's original power base in the mid‑1990s. ISAF took over command of the south on 31 July 2006, British, Dutch, Canadian and Danish ISAF soldiers in the provinces of Helmand, Uruzgan, and Kandahar have come under almost daily attack.
Damien Hirst accused of cultural appropriation at Venice Biennale - AlJazeera
Artist Damien Hirst's new show in Venice is causing controversy. Ten years in the making, the “Wreck of the Unbelievable” creates a world of supposedly salvaged artefacts. But some Nigerian artists are taking issue with one of the works. Al Jazeera’s Charlie Angela reports from Venice.
preparations begin to dismantle the Genoa bridge that collapsed in August, killing 43 people. Although the Morandi Bridge will be rebuilt, for the people living in its shadow, rebuilding their lives is proving difficult. Giorgia Orlandi reports for Euronews. Raw-News production
Immigration crackdown Italian aid workers lose jobs - AlJazeera
The Italian government's crackdown on immigration has not just hurt people seeking refuge in Europe. It has also affected thousands of Italians working for organisations that help migrants and refugees. Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid reports from Rome.
Salvini and Le Pen rally to unite European nationalists in Milan, Euronews
Nationalist parties from across Europe held a rally on Saturday in Milan promising to reshape the continent through next week’s EU parliamentary elections.Headlining the event was Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini and Marine Le Pen of France's National Rally (RN). The two populists are eager for their Europe of Nations and Freedom (ENF) group to become the third largest party in Brussels. Giorgia Orlandi report for Euronews, Raw-News/F.Fornaro production
Catholic priests' sex abuse victims dismiss pope's action plan Al Jazeera English ITA
"The second day of the meeting at the Vatican on sexual abuse of children by priests will see more testimonies from victims. Some of them have already dismissed an action plan presented by Pope Francis on Thursday as not going far enough. Al Jazeera's Rory Challands reports." AljAzeera/
Italy's stagnant economy hits industrial production
Italy's stagnant economy hits industrial production: Italy's economy has been struggling and analysts have forecast zero growth this year. The slump is hurting the car industry, which was once the driving force behind the Italian economy. Osama Bin Javaid reports from Turin, Italy. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #AlJazeeraEnglish #ItalianAutoIndustry #ItalyEconomy
Growing calls to amend Italy's citizenship laws
They were born in Italy, grew up there and speak the Italian language. But the two boys who were assured Italian citizenship after helping to save a hijacked bus full of children are still waiting for the government to keep its promise. Their case is leading to calls for change in Italy's citizenship laws. Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid reports From Rome. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ #Italy #ItalyCitizenship #ItalyHeroBoy
Amnesty accuses EU of being of complicity in Libya migrant abuse
Amnesty International has accused European governments of being “knowingly complicit” in the torture and abuse of tens of thousands of migrants detained in Libya. The human rights group has released a report, Libya’s Dark Web of Collusion, that says that European governments are “actively supporting a sophisticated system” of exploitation by the coastguard, detention facilities and smugglers. The governments do this to prevent migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea, Amnesty said. Ed Brunetti report for Raw-News
Hospitals in Helmand treat more 'collateral' patients
The Emergency hospital in Lashkar Gah was established in 2003 and has a good reputation in the province. Emergency treats anyone and does not ask questions about which side patients may have been fighting on.
Afghan camel wrestling
The camels fight by using their necks as leverage to force their opponent to fall down. A camel is declared the winner if his competitor falls to the ground or flees from the fight. Most fighting camels are bred in Iran or Afghanistan. The events can occasionally be hazardous to spectators if the camels attempt to flee through the crowd. Other hazards include camel spittle. On some occasions fights also break out between the owners of camels.
Romanian troops survey Zabul province in Afghanistan
A number of countries have troops in Zabul, including Romania, Canada and Britain. The Romanian forces serving in Afghanistan, most in Regional Command South, where they are charged with a series of missions.
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