Global National: June 12, 2021 | Funeral service held for Canadian family killed in attack

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    Hundreds gathered in London, Ont. to pay their respects to the four slain Muslims of the Afzaal family. Police believe a driver purposely hit the victims, who were out on an evening walk, because of their faith. As Kamil Karamali explains, it’s that very faith that’s helping the community cope with the tragic loss.

    U.S. President Joe Biden has emerged as the star of the G7 summit in Cornwall, England. Abigail Bimman is travelling with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and looks at the topics he’s tabled so far and which conversations remain on the horizon.

    The field of psychedelics to treat mental illnesses is gaining support in Canada. As Heather Yourex-West explains, the gap in research has inspired the University of Calgary to seek the country’s first psychedelics research chair.

    India has recorded more than 29 million COVID-19 cases, second only to the U.S., as the pandemic continues to devastate the country. As Arabella Seebaluck explains, India’s high population density, the Delta variant and the nation’s three-tiered healthcare system are fueling the spread of the virus.

    Plus, home is where you park it. Kyla Mclean explains why a growing number of people are choosing to live in their vehicles, and why “#vanlife” isn’t always as carefree as it looks on social media.

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