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CANADA

Trudeau calls byelections for late October, one day after Liberals name candidates [Video]

The Prime Ministers Office says the votes in York Centre and Toronto Centre will take place on Oct. 26, where the Liberals are hoping to hold the seats left vacant by the resignations of two government MPs

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CANADA

Design of post-CERB benefits could change as COVID-19 pandemic shifts course, Qualtrough says [Video]

Employment Minister Carla Qualtrough says shes heard that eligibility criteria might be too restrictive for parents who have to take off a day or two to wait in hours-long lines for COVID-19 tests

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CANADA

Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet tests positive for COVID-19 [Video]

Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet said he feels healthy and will stay in isolation at his Shawinigan home until Sept. 26. His wife, Nancy Dezie, tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week.

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NORTH AFRICA

Five Countries Are Weighing Normalized Ties to Israel, Trump Aide Says [Video]

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said that five other countries were considering entering into the peace deal signed this week between the U.S., Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Mr. Meadows, speaking to reporters Thursday, declined to identify what countries would join the deal, which aims to isolate Iran from Gulf countries and Israel.

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EAST ASIA

New cabinet, same faces: Japan’s new Prime Minister Suga keeps key ministers [Video]

The freshly minted head of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and incoming Japanese prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, who has vowed to continue the policies of his predecessor Shinzo Abe, named his new cabinet on Wednesday.Subscribe to France 24 now:http://f24.my/youtubeENFRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7http://f24.my/YTliveENVisit our website:http://www.france24.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel:http://f24.my/youtubeENLike us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.EnglishFollow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/France24_en

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NORTH AFRICA

Lebanon’s Hezbollah accuses US of obstructing govt formation [Video]

The Iran-backed Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah accused the US administration on Thursday of obstructing efforts to form a new government, which France has been pressing Lebanese politicians to do so that it can embark on urgent reforms. France 24 Linda Tamim tells us more.Subscribe to France 24 now:http://f24.my/youtubeENFRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7http://f24.my/YTliveENVisit our website:http://www.france24.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel:http://f24.my/youtubeENLike us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.EnglishFollow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/France24_en

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EAST ASIA

Japan’s new prime minister: Yoshihide Suga to formally take charge as Abe resigns [Video]

Japan’s Parliament elected Yoshihide Suga as prime minister Wednesday, replacing long-serving leader Shinzo Abe with his right-hand man. France 24 Justin McCurry tells us more.Subscribe to France 24 now:http://f24.my/youtubeENFRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7http://f24.my/YTliveENVisit our website:http://www.france24.comSubscribe to our YouTube channel:http://f24.my/youtubeENLike us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.EnglishFollow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/France24_en