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Global National: Dec 3, 2023: Israel’s attack on Gaza continues for 3rd day after truce expiry

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Israel’s bombing of Gaza and its ground operation inside the Palestinian enclave has continued for a third consecutive day, since the expiry of a week-long truce. Reports suggest that Israeli troops have moved into the southern half of Gaza. Israel has again ordered people to evacuate certain parts of Gaza for their own safety, but many residents feel there is nowhere safe left to go. Redmond Shannon had more updates on this.

Meanwhile, the United Nations Climate Summit, COP-28, is underway in Dubai with a renewed urgency to tackle climate change and cut greenhouse gas emissions. However, the president and host of this year's summit is facing criticism for suggesting that there is “no science” behind the need to phase out fossil fuels. This latest controversy comes as COP-28 is making "health" the focus of the summit for the very first time. Abigail Bimman has more.

In Canada, a request made by a Conservative MP — for the heritage minister to respond to a question in English — has sparked political controversy, particularly in Quebec, where the Conservatives are seeking to gain ground ,while the Premier is striving to safeguard the French language. The incident has raised concerns over minority rights in Quebec, where the English-speaking population is frequently fighting to protect their rights. Tim Sargeant reports.

And, Nova Scotia is currently experiencing the highest rent inflation in the country, according to Statistics Canada. This marks the highest level of rent inflation the province has seen since 1979 when data tracking began. The province is also grappling with a growing homelessness crisis. Housing advocates and landlords are pointing fingers at the provincial government for not doing enough to address the issue. Heidi Petracek explains.

Plus, Loyal, a biotech company based in California, has cleared a major hurdle in their quest to bring the first-ever longevity drug for dogs to market. The US FDA found that the drug developed by the company had a reasonable expectation of effectiveness, making it a potential solution to the sad reality of pet ownership where it always feels like we're forced to say goodbye far too soon. Heather Yourex-West reports.

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