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Global National: July 30, 2023 | Wildfire near Osoyoos forces hundreds to flee homes in BC

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Hundreds of people in a B.C. town have been forced to flee their homes, after a fast-growing wildfire jumped the Canada and U.S. border. The entire town of Osoyoos, a popular holiday hotspot, is on alert as the wildfire remains out of control despite seeming to have slowed. As Mike Drolet reports, the situation shows just how quickly everything can change.

As the planet's hottest month on record comes to a close, dangerous temperatures are still bearing down on parts of the United States. Close to 125 million Americans are expected to face heat alerts over the coming days. And as Jamie Mauracher explains, while there is relief in the forecast for some, a reprieve from the unrelenting summer scorcher won't come for everyone.

In Alberta, investigators are looking into a deadly plane crash in Kananaskis Country that killed six people. The small aircraft was travelling from Calgary to Salmon Arm, B.C., on Friday night when it went down just a few kilometres north of Kananaskis Village. As Heather Yourex-West explains, poor visibility may have been partly to blame.

About 3,700 Metro workers are on the picket lines for a second day, as 27 grocery stores in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) remain closed. Workers walked off the job Saturday morning, after rejecting a tentative contract agreement that initially averted strike action earlier this month, pushing for better pay, benefits and working conditions. As Ahmar Khan tells us, the implications of the job action could be widespread.

In Ukraine, the country's president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, says the war is returning to Russia. Overnight, the Kremlin says it intercepted three more Ukrainian drones over the skies of Moscow. Meanwhile Russian leader Vladimir Putin claims he never rejected peace talks to end the invasion of Ukraine, an invasion he started almost a year and a half ago. Redmond Shannon reports.

Niger's presidential guards held President Mohamed Bazoum inside his palace in the capital Niamey, in what the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union (AU) are calling a coup. It marks the ninth coup or attempted power grab in just over three years in West and Central Africa, a region that over the last decade had made strides to shed its reputation as a "coup belt," only for persistent insecurity and corruption to open the door to military leaders. As Crystal Goomansingh reports, the takeover has raised more worries for a region that's fallen into deeper instability over the last few years.

And finally, at the Women's World Cup, Canada will face the co-host Australians on Monday in what will be the biggest game so far in a do-or-die match. Neetu Garcha speaks with Sydney’s Adam Peacock, host of “Seven Sport.”

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