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Global News published this video item, entitled “Global National: May 16, 2021 | Escalating Israel-Hamas conflict leads to more civilian casualties” – below is their description.
As the deadly exchanges between Israel and Hamas escalate, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows to keep assaulting Hamas targets in Gaza “with full force,” even as the Palestinian militant group remains defiant and fires more rockets from Gaza into Israel. As Mike Armstrong reports, leaders outside of the conflict are trying to broker peace and prevent more civilians from dying.
Turning to Canada: As millions more vaccine doses are set to arrive in Canada, some provinces are now preparing to put shots into the arms of young Canadians aged 12 and up. But how much of a difference will that make in curbing COVID-19 transmission? Abigail Bimman explains.
Meanwhile, in Nepal, that country is now also facing a deepening COVID-19 crisis, as its under-funded and less prepared health system is overwhelmed by a surging number of new infections. As Redmond Shannon reports, it’s believed the surge is partly due to cross border travel of migrant workers between Nepal and and hard-hit India.
And in the United States, Republican congresswoman Liz Cheney was ousted from the party’s number three leadership position in the U.S. House of Representatives. Party members turned on her for blasting former president Donald Trump’s stolen election claims. As Jennifer Johnson reports, Trump’s lingering grip has the Republican party’s future is in question
And is Canada about to see a “resignation boom?” Anne Gaviola explains why many burnt-out Canadians are mulling leaving the workforce.
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