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Bread in Aleppo and tunnelling through the mountains in Italy

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First broadcast:
Friday 15 February 2013

In Aleppo, the rebel groups that make up the Free Syrian Army have struggled to run the city. Now, hardline Islamist groups are moving in and quietly establishing themselves as the real power amid the chaos. Ruth Sherlock finds out how they are trying to win over the people.

Construction is underway to build a tunnel for a high-speed railway linking France and Italy. But will it bring jobs and prosperity as promised? And why are the people behind it so skittish about meeting Christian Fraser?

(Photo: Workers at the trans-Alpine rail tunnel in 2005. Credit: Getty Images)


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