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The Italian Obama

Nancy Greenleese profiles Italian leftist politician Nichi Vendola. His appeal to young voters has earned him the nickname of 'Italy's Obama'.

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Saint Valentine

Amid all the cards, flowers and chocolates being given and received today, we're sparing a thought for the original Saint Valentine. He was a Christian martyr, reportedly killed in the 3rd century. Question is where?

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Mediterranean island

The shores of a Mediterranean island are on our radar today. It's part of Italy, the largest the three Pelagian Islands south of Sicily. Thousands of Tunisians recently fled to this tiny Italian outpost. Can you name the Italian island they've landed on?

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Tuscany textiles

We're looking for a city in Tuscany for our Geo Quiz today. It's known for its fabrics, its delicious biscotti, and now for its growing Chinese community. The city has the second largest Chinese immigrant population in Italy.

The World - Episode 20071109 - Italy-Romania agreement

Nancy Greenleese reports that the leaders of Italy and Romania have forged an agreement to try to calm a storm between their two countries. Rome outraged Bucharest last week when it started deporting Romanian immigrants under an emergency decree. The deportations were sparked by a series of brutal muggings of Italians. Immigrants from Romania were linked to many of the crimes.