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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.

Tune in on Saturday and Sunday evenings for compelling reports, thought provoking interviews, and fascinating feature-length segments.

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The World This Weekend is a comprehensive half-hour news and information program.

It wraps up the day's events on Saturdays and Sundays, bringing Canadians the latest developments on the key stories at home and around the world.

Journalists report not only what's happening, but why it's happening, providing context and analysis, along with feature-length documentaries.

World Headlines

Severe weather in southeastern U.S. kills 15 people over the weekend
A powerful tornado ripped through a mobile home park in south Georgia early Sunday, destroying half of its structures and killing seven people. Another four people died in neighbouring counties, bringing the weekend death toll from severe weather in the southeastern U.S. to 15.
'He wants Americans to love him': Trump biographers on what kind of president he'll be
Donald Trump's need for approval as well as his insecurities over his intellect and wealth offer insight into how he'll act as U.S. president, say two of his biographers.
Emboldened by Trump's presidency, Israel approves more construction in the settlements
The municipality of Jerusalem granted final approval Sunday for the construction of hundreds of new homes in east Jerusalem, while a hard-line cabinet minister pushed the government to annex a major West Bank settlement as emboldened Israeli nationalists welcomed the presidency of Donald Trump.
Updated Trump overstates inauguration crowd as Women's March appears to draw bigger turnout video
There were strong signs across the U.S. that the number of people who attended the Women's March on Washington on Saturday topped those who gathered on Friday to watch U.S. President Donald Trump's inauguration.
Syrian rebels urge Russia to help ensure ceasefire holds
A Syrian rebel group called on Russia to withstand pressure from Iran and the Syrian government to help ensure that a ceasefire reached last month holds, the head of a delegation at peace talks told Reuters on Sunday.