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

Analysis Downing of Russian jet part of Turkey's 'strange game' in Syria video
By shooting down a Russian fighter jet that flew only briefly through its airspace, Turkey is sending a message to Vladimir Putin over Syria, strategists say. The two countries are not enemies, but they are on opposite sides in the fight to unseat Syria's Assad.
Laquan McDonald death: Protests continue after video released of Chicago teen's shooting video
The white officer who shot a black Chicago teen 16 times has been charged with murder and jailed. The video of the slaying has been release. And after the release, protesters seemed to honour pleas for restraint. But now what?
U.S. soldiers who bombed Afghan hospital suspended and face disciplinary action
U.S. soldiers and airmen who killed and wounded dozens of civilians in a strike on an Afghanistan hospital violated the rules of engagement and have been suspended as they await disciplinary action, U.S. military officials say.
Photos Pope Francis talks peace, sharing resource wealth on 1st trip to Africa
Pope Francis started his first visit to Africa by urging Kenyans to work for peace and to share the country's vast resource wealth in a speech at Nairobi's State House. His six-day visit will also take him to Uganda and the Central African Republic, a country torn by fighting between Christians and Muslims.
Hurricane Sandra strengthens to Category 3 storm
Hurricane Sandra has strengthened to a powerful Category 3 storm off Mexico's Pacific coast, but there is no current threat to land.