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Wrap your day with the world’s biggest stories. We set the bar on the daily news catch-up, going deeper on news stories that speak to the moment. From the award-winning CBC News teams behind ‘The World at Six’ and ‘The World This Weekend’ comes this vibrant evening news program, updated seven days a week. Sort out what's real, what's relevant and what’s truly new, from a Canadian perspective, with hosts Susan Bonner, Tom Harrington, and Stephanie Skenderis. Context, analysis and surprise — all in about 25 minutes.


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Wrap your day with the world’s biggest stories. We set the bar on the daily news catch-up, going deeper on news stories that speak to the moment. From the award-winning CBC News teams behind ‘The World at Six’ and ‘The World This Weekend’ comes this vibrant evening news program, updated seven days a week. Sort out what's real, what's relevant and what’s truly new, from a Canadian perspective, with hosts Susan Bonner, Tom Harrington, and Stephanie Skenderis. Context, analysis and surprise — all in about 25 minutes.





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Canada's wildfire situation, Newfoundland fisherman rescued, Sikh motorcyclists road trip

From the Pacific coast to the Atlantic, hundreds of wildfires are burning across Canada. We'll give you an update on the wildfire outlook from around the country. Also: People in New-Wes-Valley, Newfoundland are celebrating - as a crew of seven fisherman return home, after going missing at sea for three days. Plus: We follow a group of Sikh motorcyclists on a road trip from B.C. up to Yellowknife - who are calling for changes to helmet rules for riders who wear turbans.


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Systems down worldwide, ICJ criticizes Israel, Gershkovich verdict and more

A “helpful” software update turns into a worldwide tech outage, knocking airlines, banks and healthcare offline. We’ll tell you what happened, and why. Plus: The International Court of Justice says Israel's 57-year occupation of the Palestinian territories is unlawful. In a sweeping but non-binding legal opinion, the ICJ says Israel should halt settlement construction, and return the lands to Palestinians. Israel calls the court’s opinion absurd, saying it has a right to a homeland. And: A court in Russia sentences a Wall Street Journal reporter to 16 years in a penal colony, saying he was a spy for the CIA. The U.S. government says it’s already working on getting him released in a prisoner swap. We also have stories about protests in Bangladesh, Canada’s relationship with China, and genetically selecting black flies to make animal feed.


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Secret service flaws, Listeria deaths, potato rivalry

Pressure is mounting on the director of the U.S. Secret Service as more details emerge about the assassination attempt on Donald Trump. Agents identified the shooter and even photographed him before he fired. And: Two people in Ontario have died after being sickened with listeriosis, linked to plant-based beverages that prompted a nationwide recall. Experts warn cases will likely increase as symptoms can take time to develop. Plus: P.E.I. has been dethroned as the top potato-producing province. Alberta now claims the top spud spot with new opportunities in the fields and beyond.


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Flooding questions, border rules for dogs, Snowbirds future

Cleanup continues from yesterday's supercharged storms in southern Ontario that caused flooding, blackouts and travel chaos. But today is a day of questions. What went wrong? And what can be done in the future? Experts say this is the reality of climate change and the solutions won’t be cheap. And: Ottawa says it’s managed to take a bite out of the harshest of the new U.S. border rules for dogs. But it’s still not happy with the requirements which go into effect August 1st. Plus: CBC News has learned the Department of National Defence is actively weighing what older ships and planes can be retired because they are too difficult and costly to maintain. On that list: the aircraft for the Snowbird demonstration squadron that performs across the country.


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Largest city floods, Iranian threat on Trump, tick diseases

A month’s worth of rain in just a few hours causes flooding, water rescues, traffic chaos, and power outages. A series of storms pounded southern Ontario - particularly Toronto and surrounding areas. And climate change means… storms like this will be more common. And: Representatives at the Republican convention in Milwaukee say what the party - and the country - need now, is unity. New information emerges that U.S. security officials were aware of an Iranian plot to assassinate Donald Trump. Plus: Climate change is allowing ticks to move north, into urban areas. And medical experts say it’s not just Lyme disease you need to worry about: the bugs are bringing some lesser-known infections along with them.


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Trump’s VP pick, assassination investigation, soccer mayhem

Two days after an assassination attempt, former U.S. President Donald Trump named his pick for Vice President: Senator J.D. Vance from Ohio. The announcement came as the Republican Party began their convention in Milwaukee. And: U.S authorities ramp up their investigation of the man accused of trying to assassinate Trump. Many questions swirl around the role of security at the Saturday event. Plus: The not-so-beautiful game. Violence and security failures overshadowed the Copa America Soccer tournament. Now concerns are being raised about North America’s ability to host major international soccer events ahead of the 2026 World Cup.


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Assasination attempt fallout, Winnipeg healing lodge, Spain wins UEFA Championship

Across the U.S. - there are calls to cool down the political rhetoric after an assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump. We have full coverage of the latest details of the shooting - and how it will affect this week's Republican National Convention and the upcoming election. Also: A healing lodge has been put up just outside of Winnipeg -- meters away from where a search for the remains of two Indigenous women will soon begin. Plus: We'll break down Team Spain's win against England at the UEFA European Championship.


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Donald Trump attacked, Labrador City evacuation, Yellowknife air show.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump is injured in Pennsylvania.. after shots rang out at a campaign rally. The U.S. Secret Service says multiple shots were fired at Trump - and its being investigated as an assassination attempt. Also: Thousands of people have evacuated Labrador City - as a massive wildfire burns nearby. The fire was thought to be under control - but changing weather conditions allowed it to grow significantly. Plus: The city of Yellowknife is hosting an air show to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force.


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Edmonton police shooting, flash floods in Nova Scotia, Indian wedding

Edmonton police face questions over what led to the fatal shooting of a 28-year-old man who they believed may have been involved in a single vehicle rollover incident. Video suggests his hands were raised when he was shot. And: Large parts of Nova Scotia are recovering after flash-flood rains hit communities along the Bay of Fundy. A teenager drowned, rekindling the trauma of torrential rains a year ago - that killed four people. Plus: The Kardashians and the Beckhams are among the international celebrities attending the massive Mumbai wedding of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant. The mega-marriage festivities are shining a spotlight on Indian culture, but also on the extreme divide between rich and poor in that country.


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NATO spending, Biden under the microscope, gridlock in Canada’s biggest city

NATO allies have criticised Canada for not spending enough on defence. At today’s NATO meeting, Prime Minister Trudeau said Canada will spend 2% of its GDP by 2032. But there are concerns about how reliable that promise is with no firm public plan on how to get there. And: He’s putting himself to the test. President Biden is holding his first open press conference in six months. Many will be watching to see how he does. His performance could determine whether he stays in the Presidential race. Plus: In Toronto, it’s the summer of damn… this traffic! Canada’s largest city is stuck in gridlock. And traffic congestion is some of the worst in the world.


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George Clooney ditches Biden, U.K. crossbow murders, McGill encampment dismantled

George Clooney is known for his leading roles on screen. But he is also known to be a big name in Democratic Party circles. Now he has joined others calling for Joe Biden to step aside as the party’s nominee in the November Presidential election. And: London, England was subject to a massive manhunt today after three women were killed with a crossbow. The suspect is said to be the ex-partner of one of the victims. The killings have many questioning why such a deadly weapon is so easy to buy. Plus: The months-old pro-Palestinian encampment at McGill University has been dismantled. This after the university administration said there had been drug overdoses, violence, and harassment. Protesters remain at the site.


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Canadian soccer optimism, Human Rights Commission questions, Ticketmaster security breach

Eye on the goal! Canada’s men’s national team is reaching new heights in the Copa America soccer tournament. The team’s surprising run has already made a statement. And the success of Team Canada is bringing Canadians together.. And: Questions about the federal government’s vetting process after controversy erupts over the appointment of the new head of the Canadian Human Rights Commission. Past social media posts, under an alias are prompting calls for his removal. Plus: Ticketmaster now says a security breach in April and May has put millions of customers’ names, addresses and credit card information at risk. Emails have been sent to customers warning them of the breach.


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Biden pressure, Alice Munro, heat dome

Pressure mounts on President Joe Biden after reports that a Parkinson’s specialist visited the White House several times. This as the President wrote Democratic lawmakers saying he was staying in the Presidential race. And: Alice Munro’s youngest daughter speaks out about the sexual abuse she suffered as a child. And she says her mother turned a blind eye to it. Plus: Heat records are being shattered across the western United States. The heat dome will push temperatures up in Western Canada too. The European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service warns that this could be the world’s hottest year since records began.


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French elections, Democrats weigh their options, The Spanish ship coming to Canada

A coalition of leftist parties is projected to win the most seats in France's snap election - a surprise turnaround from the predicted surge of the far-right National Rally party. Also: The calls are slowly growing louder - for Joe Biden to drop out of the U.S. presidential race. And so -- some Democrats are talking about the possibility of passing the torch. Plus: A Spanish Galleon ship that sank in Labrador in the 16th century is being recreated - with plans to set sail once again.


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BONUS: Why Labour's Starmer and hard-right leader Nigel Farage both won big in the UK election

On the Saturday edition of Your World Tonight, we had a conversation with Eamon O'Neill. He's an assistant professor of Journalism at Edinburgh Napier University. We spoke to him about this week's election results in the U.K. - and how all the political parties could move forward with their wins and losses. Because we only have a short time slot, we couldn't share that full conversation with you. So here is an extended version.


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Biden campaign damage control, Iran's new president, NHL's first female coach

U.S. President Joe Biden insists he is still fit to run the country - and that he's the best candidate to beat Donald Trump in the upcoming election. But a growing number of Democrats are taking their concerns about his health public - saying he should step aside. Also: Iran has elected reformist candidate Masoud Pezeshkian as its new president. But many voters are skeptical about whether his win will bring in the changes they want to see. Plus: A glass ceiling has been broken in the NHL. We'll tell you about Jessica Campbell -- the first woman on a team's coaching staff.


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Starmer star power, LCBO strike, copper theft

It was a massive victory for Keir Starmer and British Labour in the UK election. Now the new Prime Minister has to get down to work and deliver on his promises after defeating Rishi Sunak and the Conservatives. And: More than 9,000 workers at Ontario’s provincial liquor retailer are on strike. It's the first walkout in LCBO's history. The union is fighting against the government's plan to allow grocery and convenience stores to sell ready-to-drink cocktails. But some in the industry say expanding privatisation is the right move. Plus: Thieves stealing copper is a major problem for telecom companies, but it’s also affecting customers. When copper phone lines are ripped out, thousands of people lose connectivity, and even access to emergency services. Some are calling for tougher laws and harsher penalties.


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Cyanide in the water, U.K. election, whooping cough

Officials in the Yukon confirm elevated levels of cyanide have been found in waterways near a partial gold mine collapse last week. Just hours before, mining company Victoria Gold said no cyanide had been found in their testing. The Na-Cho Nyäk Dun First Nation is demanding an independent investigation, and an urgent halt to all mining in the territory. And: The party that championed Brexit and then fell into a chaotic period of short-lived Prime Ministers is headed for disaster in today’s UK election. If Labour wins, it will end 14 years of Conservative rule. Plus: Whooping cough is back with a rage. Quebec has more than 5,000 confirmed cases this year so far. It can be fatal especially to children, and it is surging around the world. Experts are blaming a failure to keep up to date with vaccinations during the pandemic.


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Beryl over Jamaica, let the sun shine, airline passenger protections

Hurricane Beryl has already left a devastating path in Grenada and Venezuela, and is bearing down on Jamaica. Airports are closed, and the time to leave the island has passed. And: Some progress in the fight against climate change. Solar power is taking off in Europe – becoming one of the fastest-growing energy sources in the world. But that success could be threatened by politics. Plus: Ottawa promised to simplify the compensation process for airline passengers more than a year ago. What's taking so long?


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Hurricane Beryl, tow truck violence, devastated crops

Beryl became the earliest storm to develop into a category 5 hurricane. Fueled by warm waters, the deadly storm is racing through the Caribbean. Experts warn this will be a long and potentially deadly storm season. And: Toronto is dealing with a surge in violence in the tow truck industry. There have been dozens of shootings and suspected arson cases. Plus: Fruit farmers in British Columbia are facing a threat to their livelihoods - a year with no crops. As climate change brings extreme weather, many growers are struggling. But some producers are trying to save their farms by adapting to new ways of doing business.