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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

LIGO makes gravitational wave announcement Thursday
Following weeks of rumours that gravitational waves have finally been discovered, scientists are set to make a much-anticipated announcement Thursday morning.
Oregon militia standoff: FBI surrounds holdouts staying at refuge
The FBI surrounded the last four occupiers of a wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon on Wednesday night as the holdouts argued with a negotiator and yelled at law enforcement officers in armoured vehicles to back off.
Microcephaly cases in Brazil predate Zika virus outbreak, study says video
Large numbers of babies with borderline normal heads were born Brazil as far back as 2012, two years before the Zika virus is thought to have entered the country, say researchers searching for answers to urgent questions.
U.S. Justice Dept. files civil rights lawsuit against Ferguson, Mo.
The U.S. Justice Department says it has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Ferguson, Mo., to enforce a police and court reform plan after the city said it wanted to amend some aspects of a consent decree it reached with the federal agency.
Suicide bombers hit Nigerian refugee camp, kill dozens
Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a northeastern Nigerian refugee camp, killing at least 58 people, health and rescue officials said Wednesday.