After days of dramatic back-and-forth, the Australian Open is getting underway without defending mens’ champion, Novak Djokovic. The tennis star has been deported from Australia after losing his last appeal to stay in the country. Eric Sorensen has more on the final ruling and reaction to it.
It can be challenging to get a COVID-19 PCR test in Canada, even for those with symptoms. That has added fuel to a debate over the test’s value for asymptomatic travelers returning to the country. As Abigail Bimman reports, calls are growing louder to scrap the policy as tests overwhelm the system.
After a punishing fourth wave fueled by the Delta variant, Alberta and Saskatchewan are grappling with the effects of Omicron. Hospital beds are filling up in both provinces as their governments continue to resist hardline restrictions. Heather Yourex-West looks at what the strategy could mean as the fifth wave builds.
New details are emerging about Saturday’s hostage-taking at a Texas synagogue. Authorities have identified the suspect as a 44-year-old British national. He was killed after the standoff that lasted more than 10 hours. Jennifer Johnson reports on the investigation and what’s known about the motive.
Students and teachers in Uganda only returned to the classroom last week – the first time since March 2020. The United Nations say it’s the world’s longest shutdown. As Redmond Shannon reports, many students in that country may never return.
A former Syrian colonel has begun serving a life-sentence for crimes against humanity. He was convicted for his role in supervising the torture, rape and murder of detained individuals suspected of being anti-Bashar al-Assad demonstrators. As Crystal Goomansingh reports, the German court is the first to acknowledge crimes committed by the regime.
When we look after the environment, nature can sometimes reward us in return. A whale baby boom is taking place off Canada’s west coast where two whale species are making a big comeback. Catherine Urquhart shows us what’s behind the rebound.
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