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Global National: Nov. 2, 2023 | Israeli army says Gaza City now "encircled", calls for "pause" grow

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Calls for a pause in Israel's brutal fighting in the Gaza Strip are growing, as Israel vows to get revenge on Hamas for its surprise attack on Oct. 7. As essential supplies dwindle, Mike Armstrong explains what some desperate people have resorted to and why Israel is so resistant to letting fuel into Gaza.

U.S. President Joe Biden is calling on Israel to "pause" the fighting in the Gaza Strip, where more than two million people are struggling to survive. Jackson Proskow explains what Biden is hoping the pause will accomplish and the delicate timing of Secretary of State Antony Blinken's upcoming visit to Israel.

Cameron Ortis, the RCMP's former director of intelligence accused of leaking secrets to criminals, has taken the stand at his own trial. David Akin looks at what Ortis is saying in his defence and the measures being taken in court to protect national security.

Canada's Department of National Defence (DND) confirms its military aircraft did not enter China's airspace on Oct. 16. Global News was on board a Canadian Armed Forces plane that day when it was intercepted by a Chinese jet using, what Canadian officials say, risky maneuvers. Neetu Garcha reports on the incident and the questions now being raised.

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith has unveiled her province's plan to dump the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and implement its own version, with the public being assured they'll have a say in how to proceed. Heather Yourex-West speaks with some retirees who aren't sold on withdrawing from the CPP.

Storm Ciarán is wreaking havoc in parts of Europe, knocking out power to more than one million homes, closing schools, and disrupting travel. At least six people have died. Crystal Goomansingh reports on the destruction.

Plus, millions of people have seen the works of Michelangelo in Italy, but a once-secret room filled with sketches believed to be from the Renaissance artist will soon open to visitors in Florence. Redmond Shannon explains the debate over whether the art is actually Michelangelo's work and when the public will be able to see and decide for themselves.

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