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Ukrainian and Russian ballet dancers unite against war - NBC report
As the war in Ukraine rages on, Russian and Ukrainian ballet dancers are leaving their home countries and are now uniting against the violence as well as their shared love of dance. NBC News’ Claudio Lavanga report from Naples.
Italy steelworks Courts rule toxins in steel factory increasing cancer rates,
The Italian government is committing billions of dollars to transform one of Europe's largest steelworks into a hub for so-called "green steel". It is part of an effort to tackle climate change and reduce carbon emissions.But activists say the plant in the southern city of Taranto, has been linked to high cancer rates and toxic pollution should be closed. Al Jazeera's @Adam Raney reports from Taranto, Italy. Produced by Cecilia Ferrara , Raw-News video production
PBS NewsHour Italian ski resorts try to reopen using vaccine passports
Many of Italy’s ski resorts reopened this month for the first time since march 2020 when they were forced to close as COVID swept across the country. The industry as a whole lost billions. Even with a spike in cases, and omicron looming, ski operators have a new plan they say will keep people safe. Special correspondent Adam Raney reports from northern Italy’s Dolomite mountains.
European Micronation San Marino Begins Administering Russia s Sputnik V Vaccine | NBC News
NBC News’ Claudio Lavanga reports on San Marino becoming one of the first countries in Europe to use Russia’s Sputnik V covid vaccine, and how it could have major geopolitical implications. Raw-News filming
Milan 'going green' Projects under way to help reduce CO2 emissions
Despite having some of Europe's most polluted air, Milan has its sights set on becoming a leader of the sustainable city movement. The city is now working towards the goal of planting three million trees by the end of the decade and incorporating nature and sustainability into every urban project. Al Jazeera’s Adam Raney reports from Milan, Italy.
Pollution in Italian city of Tuscany linked to organised crime
Investigators say Italy's one of the most powerful criminal organisations has been dumping thousands of tonnes of toxic waste. And it is allegedly being left in one of the country's most scenic regions. Al Jazeera's Adam Raney reports from Tuscany, Italy.
Uffizi museum reopens Florentines enjoy break from mass tourism, Al Jazeera report
The Uffizi museum in Florence has reopened its doors to the public. Lockdown rules to curb the coronavirus pandemic meant the world-famous museum was closed for almost half of 2020. But the pandemic also means the usual crowds of tourists are not there. And the people of Florence are finally getting a chance to enjoy their art and culture in a more personal way. Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker reports from Florence, Italy, Produced and filmed by Cecilia Ferrara and Federico Fornaro, Raw-News Agency
Italy poverty Rising number of people seeking assistance, Aljazeera report
In Italy, there has been a threefold increase in the number of people seeking food handouts in Rome because of the coronavirus pandemic. Most of those needing assistance have lost their jobs or gone bankrupt during lockdowns in the last 12 months. Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker reports from the Italian capital. Produced by Luciana Coluccello and Federico Fornaro, Raw-News Agency
Italian cheese defies business woes, Aljazeera report
The pandemic has had a devastating effect on businesses in Italy, but one famous local product has actually done better, with domestic sales and exports up, and it is so valuable, it is even used as guarantees for bank loans. Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker is in the Italian province of Reggio Emilia and has this story. Produced by Cecilia Ferrara and Federico Fornaro, Raw-News Agency
Italy faces political crisis in COVID 19 fight, Aljazeera report
Italy is facing a political crisis at a critical moment in its fight against coronavirus. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is scrambling to find enough allies to survive confidence votes. Meanwhile, lockdown rules are being extended - meaning more misery for businesses sinking in debt. Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker reports from Rome. Produced by Luciana Coluccello and Federico Fornaro, Raw-News Agency
Italy's 'hug bubble' Care home finds safe way to restore affection, Aljazeera report
Italy has the world's second-oldest population and Europe's second-highest coronavirus death toll. For many elderly people, social distancing means being isolated from their families for a long time. But, as Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker reports from Avellino, a group of care homes has come up with the idea that is bringing the affection back. Produced and filmed by Luciana Coluccello and Federico Fornaro, Raw-News Agency
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
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.
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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