The World this Weekend

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The World This Weekend is a dynamic half-hour program that showcases first- rate journalism on the news of the day from Canada and around the world. We tell stories you won't hear anywhere else that connect you with remote places and people.

Egyptians waiting to hear the fate of Hosni Mubarak now know -- his sentence is life in prison. The verdict is greeted with anger as many cry for the death penalty, but there is joy as well -- and as crowds gather, our reporter is there. Also we have coverage …
On the show: the latest developments in the horrifying deaths of 108 people in Syria. Also -- a young painter is graduating from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design with a passion to illuminate her homeland of Afghanistan in her work. In Italy, the first major bicycle tour …
In Italy -- a new program puts Psychologists into drugstores where they are available to anyone for a free half-hour consultation. Also doctors and nurses in the Syrian city of Douma speak to the CBC and tell of their difficulty of treating patients in a covert medical underground. These stories …
The latest developments in a tumultuous afternoon of anti-NATO protests in Chicago -- including striking views of veterans throwing their medals away and two Canadians leading the parade through the downtown. There's lighter news too: Love Motels in Rio de Janeiro have prepared for a large legitimate guest contingent -- …
A bombing in Italy kills a teenage girl and a local bishop is booed by students who are tired of corruption and mafia-related violence. India's Rupee has fallen to its lowest level ever relative to the US dollar and India's Finance Minister blames the crisis in Greece. And -- Canada's …
When your instrument is church bells, how do you improve without driving everybody crazy? The next generation of ringers is coached in the art at Knox Metropolitan United in Regina. And -- an agricultural valley in Israel has the densest population of barn owls in the world -- raised and …
Schools in Ontario are being closed down as the Province consolidates facilities in order to save money. One school in Peterborough is fighting back big time -- and raising money for a legal challenge. And we have a story from Mexico on how drug cartels are stifling stories in the …
Voters in France and Greece have directed their governments away from Eurozone austerity policies. Socialist Francois Hollande is the new French President- elect and in Greece, the two pro-austerity parties no longer hold a majority after today's elections. As well on the show: a major cause of stomach cancer can …
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Children in hospitals have many anxieties which can be soothed with the therapeutic humour and distraction provided by special professionals -- hospital clowns. Our report follows a group of hospital clowns visiting a Children's Hospital in Halifax. Parents and children agree: what they do works. Now, can they standardize the …
A former executive with SNC Lavalin is in jail in Switzerland. Riahd Ben Aissa was head of Construction operations in Tunisia and Libya. He is facing fraud and corruption charges. We have the latest from our joint investigation with Swiss public broadcaster SRG SSR. And a translation 34 years in …
All the latest on the headlines today, and -- a look at post-revolution Tunisia, which on the street looks a lot like pre-revolution Tunisia, with a seized-up economy and a crippling unemployment rate. With parliamentary elections still a year away, there is a stalemate between theocratic conservatives and leftist unionists, …
Nicolas Sarkozy taken down a notch by French voters -- can the tenacious fighter manage a comeback against Francois Hollande in two weeks? And in Montreal -- a blur of daily protests merge into a crowd of thousands, as a week of agitation is capped by a huge Earth Day …
Raffi Torres responds to his suspension, and those for and against the 25 game time-out have their say. Later on in the show -- a Saskatchewan lab on the trail of the mysterious cause of death of thousands of British Royal Navy sailors in the Caribbean during the late Eighteenth …
On the show, a journalist in Kabul brings us an eye-witness account of the Taliban urban assault this afternoon. And in France -- Francois Hollande is looking to unseat President Nicolas Sarkozy. Hollande is admired for his deft wit and Sarkozy known for his punishing prowess in debate. Their upcoming …
Tonight, the U.N. Security Council agrees -- they will ask Syria to take U.N. observers to mediate the ceasefire. Also tonight -- a story about the distress call from the Titanic: there is evidence it was first heard by a 14 year-old apprentice while the main operators were on a …
Tonight the possibility of peace in Syria is in tatters as the government turns viciously again on its citizenry in Homs, and Syrian opposition leaders refuse to sign on to the plan for a mid-week cease fire. The Pope speaks on Syria in his Easter sermon. Also in the show …
A rowing row on the Thames... the annual competition between Oxford and Cambridge Universities is derailed by a mid-river protestor. Also on the show: a lament for a California State Park slated to close by July. Seventy of the state's 209 parks were scheduled to close as a money-saving measure, …
Tonight -- An emotional reception at the airport for Henk Tepper who has been in a Lebanese prison for more than a year. He was alleged to have forged documents in a sale of potatoes to Algeria. His lawyer thanks Lebanon for allowing the repatriation. Also -- a place where …
Aung San Suu Kyi takes Burma into a new era -- the celebrated Nobel Peace Laureate wins a seat in parliament where she will sit opposite military representatives responsible for her years spent under house arrest. And in Ottawa tonight, the Juno Awards continue. Spread across the categories is a …
Thomas Mulcair meets with his caucus for the first time today as leader of the opposition. He has not yet chosen a shadow cabinet but many former rivals are prepared to serve if called. Also: a hockey game between cowboys and indians is an annual favorite in Saskatchewan. The contest …