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Facebook suspends data requests from Hong Kong authorities; Ocean Viking docks in Sicily; Pink glacial ice

Facebook has said it will temporarily stop processing requests for user data from Hong Kong authorities after China imposed a security law on the city that calls for greater supervision and regulation of Hong Kong’s internet. And, 239 scientists have evidence showing that smaller particles in airborne transmission could be a significant factor in the pandemic. Also, the Ocean Viking humanitarian rescue ship was allowed to dock in Sicily today after being stranded in the Mediterranean for days with 180 migrants on board.

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Rwandan genocide suspect found after decades; The dangers of 'vaccine nationalism'; Probe launched after Trump ousts State Dept. watchdog

After two decades at large, Félicien Kabuga, one of the accused perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide, has been apprehended. And, the World Health Organization is convening a global assembly to coordinate the fight against the coronavirus, but diplomatic rows could undermine the effort. And some warn of the risks of "vaccine nationalism." Also, in New York's Little Manila, the community is coming together to take care of Filipino health workers, who play an outsize role in US health care.

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UN warns of potential global mental health crisis; Food production in jeopardy during pandemic; US pressure to keep factories open in Mexico

The pandemic has put the world at risk of a mental health crisis, especially in communities already hard-hit by disaster. And, food security is a critical issue in East Africa, where locusts have compounded the effects of COVID-19. Also, Italy is allowing undocumented migrants to apply for temporary permits, while the US is pushing Mexican factories to remain operational. Plus, travel can soon begin in the Baltic countries, which will open a regional travel "bubble" after making strides in containing the coronavirus.

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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.