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The World This Weekend with Martina Fitzgerald

The World This Weekend wraps up the day's events and looks to the week ahead, bringing Canadians the latest developments in key stories.

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Rick Santorum launches 2016 presidential bid
An aggressive advocate for conservative family values, 57-year-old Republican Rick Santorum is announcing his presidential intentions on Wednesday in a campaign that will test his clout in a dramatically different presidential field.
Canadian diplomat's son botched heist ended in deadly gunfire, bail hearing told
A Canadian diplomat's son charged with murder watched attentively Wednesday as the prosecution methodically detailed the blood-soaked scene of a double killing in which his elder brother and another man were shot dead.
Los Angeles high-rise arson probe results in arrest video
Authorities have arrested a man they say caused a massive inferno that destroyed an unfinished apartment building and damaged adjacent office towers in downtown Los Angeles.
Is there a link between climate change and terrorism?
Barack Obama recently said that climate change "constitutes a serious threat to global security." Security analysts say the idea has been percolating in Western military circles for a few years, but there is still skepticism about a direct link.
Nasdaq hits fresh high as stocks reverse course
U.S. stocks surged on Wednesday with the Nasdaq hitting a fresh record and the Dow Jones index up by 121 points.