Global National Full Headlines for October 3

Published on October 4, 2021 by

Reinforcements are being sent to Alberta, as the Canadian military prepares to deploy in the province to help with its dire COVID-19 crisis. But as Heather Yourex-West reports, front-line doctors say the incoming federal help may not be enough to contain the surge.

Meanwhile in the United States, as the conservative-leaning U.S. Supreme Court prepares to reconvene, concerns are mounting over abortion rights in several states. The court declined to block a Texas abortion law from taking effect, and a forthcoming case from Mississippi could be the greatest test yet to the landmark ruling in Roe v. Wade. Jennifer Johnson reports.

Canadian Mohammad Khalifa is facing trial in the U.S. after the FBI detained the former Toronto IT worker and charged him with a terror-related offence for his role in supporting the so-called Islamic State. David Akin explains why experts say the case is hurting Canada’s reputation, as it faces criticism for not repatriating other Canadians who fought for ISIS.

Calls are growing in the U.K. for changes to policing after a former London Metropolitan Police constable was sentenced to life in prison for the kidnapping, rape and murder of Sarah Everard. In response, the Met Police urged women to take caution when interacting with lone police officers. But as Redmond Shannon reports, women’s rights campaigners say it’s the police who need to change their behaviour, not the public.

Tens of thousands of Canadians have chosen to end their lives on their own terms since the country’s medical assistance in dying (MAID) program was introduced in 2016. But as Ross Lord reports, increasing demand has left at least one province struggling to provide the end-of-life service.

The consumption of dog meat is a centuries old practice in South Korea, but the country’s president – a known dog-lover – recently announced it’s time to consider a ban. Crystal Goomansingh looks at the controversial cuisine, and the welcome news for animal rights groups.

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