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The Best Trees To Plant in Your Backyard

When it comes to landscaping, trees are a crucial component. Not only do they add beauty to your yard, but they can also provide shade and privacy. If you're looking for the best trees to plant in your backyard, you've come to the right place. Read on to discover which tree species is right for your landscaping needs!

What To Consider When Choosing a Tree for Your Backyard

When choosing a tree for your backyard, there are several factors you need to consider. The first thing to keep in mind is the climate in your area. Some trees can only grow in certain environments, so it's essential to first narrow down your list to options that can thrive in your region.

You also need to consider the size of your yard and how much space you have available. If your yard is small, it might not accommodate large trees. Planting the wrong size of tree can even threaten your property’s foundations.

Another factor to consider is how much time and effort can maintain each tree over the years. Some trees require more maintenance than others, so your interest in caring for the tree is a key factor.

Let’s go over which tree species suit some of the most commonly faced landscaping needs.

Which Trees Are Best for Small Yards and Tight Spaces?

If you have a small yard or restrictive property lines, you need to choose a smaller tree. The following trees typically don't grow as tall or deeply rooted as their larger counterparts, so they're perfect for yards that don't have a lot of room:

  • Birch trees
  • Cherry trees
  • Crabapple trees
  • Dogwood trees

These are just a few of the many options available for small yards. It's essential to choose a tree that will fit well in your space, both in terms of height and width.

Which Trees Require Little Maintenance?

If you don’t have much time (or a green thumb), you might want to choose a tree that doesn't require much maintenance. Some good trees that need less work on your part include:

  • Boxelder trees
  • Bald cypress trees
  • Cottonwood trees
  • London planetree trees

What Trees Are Good for Improving Privacy?

If you're looking for added privacy for your property, these full-foliage trees limit your view of neighbors or busy streets:

  • Cedar trees
  • Elm trees
  • Maple trees
  • Oak trees

The best trees to plant in your backyard are the ones that suit your style, from how they look to what they need to grow. That said, many of the trees on this list have their own subvarieties that are important to choose between as well. For example, while all oak trees provide plenty of shade and privacy, there are differences between the red and white oak to keep in mind as you shop. There are more than 20 different crabapple trees, each with its own unique colors and requirements.

Give yourself plenty of time to discover the exact tree that’s perfect for you and your property.



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United Nations Video: Net-zero, lowered flags, and the enduring power of tea | UN Weekly

Net-zero, lowered flags, and the enduring power of tea | UN Weekly
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On this week’s show, Conor is joined by UN News colleague Heyi Zou and China Global TV reporter Dezhi Zhou, for an animated discussion about the lowering of UN flags, China’s role in the transition to a net-zero economy and, in the week of the International Day of Tea, the merits of a good cuppa. UN Weekly: Episode 2

Published: 25th May 2024 01:00:06   By: United Nations

United Nations Video: Act Now & Save Snowboarding

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Pro snowboarder and climate activist, Bea Kim shares her personal experience of the impacts of climate change through her sport and encourages everyone, everywhere, to take #ClimateAction to protect our common future. #ActNow Learn more: www.un.org/actnow

Published: 25th May 2024 04:00:19   By: United Nations

United Nations Video: How do we adapt to climate change? - Climate Action Explained | UNDP | United Nations

How do we adapt to climate change? - Climate Action Explained | UNDP | United Nations
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To fight climate change, we need to slash greenhouse gas emissions. But we also have to find ways to adapt to the impacts already happening and to come. In this episode of Climate Action Explained, travel with us to Tuvalu, Kenya and Egypt to discover how communities are implementing adaptation solutions to protect coastal zones and infrastructure, ensure food security and preserve nature for people and the planet. Alarming news about the impacts of climate change have become a daily reality. Many people now think it is too late to do anything about it. But change is still possible. We can still win this fight. UNDP’s Climate Action Explained video series takes viewers on a journey around the world to see how people in 12 different countries are working for a safer, greener future for all. Introduced by UNDP Goodwill Ambassador, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, the four episodes explore how we can adapt to the impacts of climate change, restore the world’s beautiful forests, power communities with sustainable energy and enable young people to drive climate action around the world. Join us! *** We are deeply grateful to UNDP’s donors for their generous financial support that made this work possible. The work in Tuvalu was made possible thanks to financial support from the Green Climate Fund, with additional contributions from the Government of Australia and the Government of Tuvalu. The work in Kenya was made possible thanks to financial support from Japan. The work in Egypt was made possible thanks to financial support from Sweden, through the SDG Climate Facility. This video was developed under UNDP’s Climate Promise, with generous funding from the governments of Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, Sweden, Belgium, Spain, Iceland, the Netherlands, Portugal and other UNDP core contributors, and as part of UNDP’s contribution to the NDC Partnership. *** For more information about UNDP’s work on climate: Visit the website: https://climatepromise.undp.org Sign up for the Monthly Promise newsletter: https://climatepromise.undp.org/what-we-do/newsletter Follow UNDP Climate on Twitter/X: @undpclimate and LinkedIn: @undpclimate Follow UNDP on Instagram: @undp

Published: 25th May 2024 02:30:00   By: United Nations

United Nations Video: Sudan on the situation in the Country - Security Council Media Stakeout

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Comments to the media by Al-Harith Idriss al-Harith Mohamed, Permanent Representative of Sudan to the United Nations, on the situation in the Country.

Published: 24th May 2024 06:45:28   By: United Nations

United Nations Video: Protection of Humanitarian and UN personnel - Security Council Vote

Protection of Humanitarian and UN personnel - Security Council Vote
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In 2023 alone, more than 250 humanitarian workers were killed. The Security Council adopted a resolution on protection of humanitarian and UN personnel. The resolution demands all sides in the conflict to respect human rights and follow humanitarian laws.

Published: 24th May 2024 06:06:23   By: United Nations

CNN Video: Security cam shows moment hardware store was hit by Russian missile

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At least two people have been killed and 33 injured after a Russian strike hit a large hardware store in Kharkiv, Ukraine, according to officials. CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh reports. #CNN #News

Published: 25th May 2024 08:12:12   By: CNN

CNN Video: Teen known as 'God’s influencer' set to become Catholic Church’s first millennial saint

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CNN's Christopher Lamb looks at why Carlo Acutis, a gamer and computer programmer who died from leukemia in 2006 at age 15, is being considered for canonization. #CNN #News

Published: 25th May 2024 06:28:01   By: CNN

CNN Video: High schooler gives graduation speech hours after dad’s funeral

High schooler gives graduation speech hours after dad’s funeral
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Alem Hadzic’s father was diagnosed with cancer during his senior year of high school. Hadzic is his school’s Valedictorian and decided to continue ahead with his graduation speech, even though the ceremony was on the same day of his father’s funeral. #CNN #News

Published: 25th May 2024 04:20:30   By: CNN

CNN Video: George Floyd's brother discusses cultural and police impact 4 years after incident

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CNN’s Victor Blackwell speaks with Terrance Floyd, on the four-year anniversary of his brother’s murder. George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, was killed on May 25, 2020, while in police custody. #CNN #News

Published: 25th May 2024 02:20:39   By: CNN

CNN Video: Conway on how special counsel gag order puts judge on the spot in Trump classified documents case

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Special counsel’s office prosecutors have asked a federal judge in Florida to place a gag order on Donald Trump that would limit his ability to comment about law enforcement that searched his Mar-a-Lago resort. CNN's George Conway and Andrew McCabe discuss. #CNN #News

Published: 25th May 2024 01:59:25   By: CNN

BBC News Video: Viewfinder: Making a Bafta award-winning video game | BBC News

Viewfinder: Making a Bafta award-winning video game | BBC News
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How do you go from experimenting with an idea to creating a multi-award-winning video game? Well, the minds at Sad Owl Studios achieved just that when they scooped two awards at the Bafta Game Awards, including best British video game. They sat down with BBC Newsbeat to discuss their cheeky speeches, the troubling state of staffing in the gaming industry and the future for their own studio. Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/1rbfUog For more news, analysis and features visit: www.bbc.com/news #Gaming #Viewfinder #BaftaGameAwards #SadOwlStudios #BBCNews

Published: 25th May 2024 04:00:32   By: BBC News

BBC News Video: Top EU diplomat says EU has to choose between supporting Israel or rule of law - BBC News

Top EU diplomat says EU has to choose between supporting Israel or rule of law -  BBC News
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The European Union's top diplomat says the bloc will have to make a choice between supporting international institutions and the rule of law. Joseph Borrell was speaking after the UN’s highest court ruled that Israel had to halt its military offensive in Raffah, in response to a case brought by South Africa. South Africa has accused Israel of violating the UN genocide convention in Gaza. Israel has said "no power on earth" will stop it going after Hamas. Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/1rbfUog For more news, analysis and features visit: www.bbc.com/news #BBCNews

Published: 25th May 2024 02:49:29   By: BBC News

BBC News Video: What can we learn from Tropical Modernist buildings? | BBC News

What can we learn from Tropical Modernist buildings? | BBC News
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The late 1940s saw the rise of Tropical Modernism – it was a style of architecture that took the simple design of modernism and adapted it into cool buildings for hot and humid climates. So, why is there now a growing interest in this type of design? Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/1rbfUog For more news, analysis and features visit: www.bbc.com/news #Architecture #Africa #BBCNews

Published: 25th May 2024 09:54:49   By: BBC News

BBC News Video: Four people died and 16 were injured after a building collapsed in Majorca, Spain. #Majorca #BBCNews

Four people died and 16 were injured after a building collapsed in Majorca, Spain. #Majorca #BBCNews
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Published: 24th May 2024 09:48:46   By: BBC News

BBC News Video: International Court orders Israel to halt offensive in Rafah | BBC News

International Court orders Israel to halt offensive in Rafah | BBC News
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The United Nations' top court has ruled that Israel must "immediately halt its military offensive" in Rafah in southern Gaza. The International Court of Justice, which decides disputes between countries, says "the catastrophic situation" in Gaza had deteriorated and described humanitarian conditions in Rafah as "disastrous."   The judges also said the Rafah border crossing with Egypt must be opened for the entry of humanitarian aid "at scale”. South Africa had asked the ICJ to make the order as an emergency measure, saying Israel’s actions in Rafah amount to a “genocidal” operation and threatened the survival of the Palestinian people. The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has again rejected allegations of genocide, calling them false and outrageous. Some of his cabinet partners accused the court of antisemitism and siding with Hamas. However for Mr Netanyahu’s critics the ruling is one more sign of Israel’s growing international isolation. Clive Myrie presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Lucy Williamson in Jerusalem and legal affairs correspondent Dominic Casciani. Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/1rbfUog For more news, analysis and features visit: www.bbc.com/news #BBCNews

Published: 24th May 2024 09:28:41   By: BBC News

ODN Video: Russian forces battle Ukrainian soldiers in effort to advance on Chasiv Yar

Russian forces battle Ukrainian soldiers in effort to advance on Chasiv Yar
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Ukrainian soldiers are battling Russian forces in an effort to halt their advance towards Chasiv Yar. The capture of Chasiv Yar would be a strategic win for Russia and bring its troops closer to major urban areas and Ukrainian supply lines. #russia #ukraine #war Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/ODNsubs TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ondemandnews Twitter: https://twitter.com/ODN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ODN/ If you wish to purchase any of our clips for commercial use, please visit: http://www.itnproductions.co.uk/news/

Published: 25th May 2024 04:45:00   By: On Demand News

ODN Video: Displaced Residents Return to Khan Younis to Salvage Belongings

Displaced Residents Return to Khan Younis to Salvage Belongings
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Displaced residents of the city of Khan Younis in Gaza have started going back to their destroyed homes in an effort to salvage their belongings. It is estimated that around 80% of the population of 2.3 million Palestinians have been driven from their homes since Israel launched its war in Gaza after Hamas’ October 7 attack. #khanyounis #gaza #news Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/ODNsubs TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ondemandnews Twitter: https://twitter.com/ODN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ODN/ If you wish to purchase any of our clips for commercial use, please visit: http://www.itnproductions.co.uk/news/

Published: 25th May 2024 01:26:19   By: On Demand News

ODN Video: Jeremy Corbyn Announces He’s Standing Against Labour After 40 Years

Jeremy Corbyn Announces He’s Standing Against Labour After 40 Years
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Jeremy Corbyn has confirmed that he will stand as an independent candidate in this year’s general election. The former Labour leader will contest the Islington North seat, which he has held since 1983, on July 4th. The decision means that Mr Corbyn has been expelled from the Labour Party, which he joined 50 years ago. Announcing the news to the Islington Tribune, he vowed to be a “voice for equality, democracy and peace”. #jeremycorbyn #labourparty #generalelection2024 Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/ODNsubs TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ondemandnews Twitter: https://twitter.com/ODN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ODN/ If you wish to purchase any of our clips for commercial use, please visit: http://www.itnproductions.co.uk/news/

Published: 24th May 2024 04:01:21   By: On Demand News

ODN Video: Mallorca Building Collapse: Local Hero among those Killed in Tragedy

Mallorca Building Collapse: Local Hero among those Killed in Tragedy
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A desperate search for survivors was under way after a two-storey building in Mallorca collapsed, killing several people. The roof of Medusa Beach Club, located on the popular Spanish tourist island, collapsed at 8:30pm on Thursday. At least four people were killed and 16 others injured. Seven of the injured people are in critical condition. Nine others have serious injuries. One of the victims was locally-famous Senegalese man, Abdoulaye Diop; who made the headlines after he rescued a man from drowning in Mallorca in 2017. Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/ODNsubs TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ondemandnews Twitter: https://twitter.com/ODN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ODN/ If you wish to purchase any of our clips for commercial use, please visit: http://www.itnproductions.co.uk/news/

Published: 24th May 2024 01:57:45   By: On Demand News

ODN Video: China SURROUNDS Taiwan in Surprise ‘Punishment’ Military Drills

China SURROUNDS Taiwan in Surprise ‘Punishment’ Military Drills
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China's military conducted drill exercises around Taiwan on Thursday, as ‘punishment’ for those seeking independence on the island. According to state broadcaster CCTV, The PLA's Eastern Theater Command began two days of land, sea, and air drills on Thursday morning. In a statement made by the military, the exercises aim to assess the navy and air force's capabilities. #taiwan #china #military Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/ODNsubs TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@ondemandnews Twitter: https://twitter.com/ODN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ODN/ If you wish to purchase any of our clips for commercial use, please visit: http://www.itnproductions.co.uk/news/

Published: 23rd May 2024 04:56:29   By: On Demand News

CBC Video: Edmonton Oilers superfan goes full Puddy with elaborate face paint

Edmonton Oilers superfan goes full Puddy with elaborate face paint
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Edmonton Oilers superfan Dale Steil is in Dallas for Game 2 of the Western Conference final against the Stars — in full face paint, just like overzealous Seinfeld character David Puddy. Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/1RreYWS Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, video, audio and in-depth coverage: http://bit.ly/1Z0m6iX Follow CBC News on TikTok: https://bit.ly/3TnHioe Follow CBC News on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1sA5P9H Find CBC News on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1WjG36m Follow CBC News on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1Z0iE7O Subscribe to CBC News on Snapchat: https://bit.ly/3leaWsr Download the CBC News app for iOS: http://apple.co/25mpsUz Download the CBC News app for Android: http://bit.ly/1XxuozZ »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» For more than 80 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and their world. Through regional and national programming on multiple platforms, including CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio, CBCNews.ca, mobile and on-demand, CBC News and its internationally recognized team of award-winning journalists deliver the breaking stories, the issues, the analyses and the personalities that matter to Canadians.

Published: 25th May 2024 08:08:34   By: CBC News

CBC Video: Ozempic reduces the risk of kidney disease complications, study finds

Ozempic reduces the risk of kidney disease complications, study finds
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Clinical trial data presented by manufacturer Novo Nordisk shows that Ozempic lowers the risk of complications such as kidney failure and death for people with Type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease. »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/1RreYWS Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, video, audio and in-depth coverage: http://bit.ly/1Z0m6iX Follow CBC News on TikTok: https://bit.ly/3TnHioe Follow CBC News on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1sA5P9H Find CBC News on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1WjG36m Follow CBC News on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1Z0iE7O Subscribe to CBC News on Snapchat: https://bit.ly/3leaWsr Download the CBC News app for iOS: http://apple.co/25mpsUz Download the CBC News app for Android: http://bit.ly/1XxuozZ »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» For more than 80 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and their world. Through regional and national programming on multiple platforms, including CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio, CBCNews.ca, mobile and on-demand, CBC News and its internationally recognized team of award-winning journalists deliver the breaking stories, the issues, the analyses and the personalities that matter to Canadians.

Published: 25th May 2024 05:28:31   By: CBC News

CBC Video: George Floyd’s killing was a ‘moment of awakening,’ says activist

George Floyd’s killing was a ‘moment of awakening,’ says activist
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Today marks four years since George Floyd was murdered by a Minneapolis police officer. Dahabo Ahmed-Omer, the chief executive officer at BlackNorth Initiative, says this is a day to ‘not just remember, but to not forget as well.' Ahmed-Omer says Floyd represents an ‘incredible amount of efforts and contributions that have gone into the freedoms and the liberation of Black people.’ »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/1RreYWS Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, video, audio and in-depth coverage: http://bit.ly/1Z0m6iX Follow CBC News on TikTok: https://bit.ly/3TnHioe Follow CBC News on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1sA5P9H Find CBC News on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1WjG36m Follow CBC News on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1Z0iE7O Subscribe to CBC News on Snapchat: https://bit.ly/3leaWsr Download the CBC News app for iOS: http://apple.co/25mpsUz Download the CBC News app for Android: http://bit.ly/1XxuozZ »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» For more than 80 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and their world. Through regional and national programming on multiple platforms, including CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio, CBCNews.ca, mobile and on-demand, CBC News and its internationally recognized team of award-winning journalists deliver the breaking stories, the issues, the analyses and the personalities that matter to Canadians.

Published: 25th May 2024 05:10:57   By: CBC News

CBC Video: This man says life has improved since getting Neuralink brain implant | Canada Tonight

This man says life has improved since getting Neuralink brain implant | Canada Tonight
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Noland Arbaugh, who is quadriplegic, is the first person to receive Elon Musk's Neuralink brain implant. He says his quality of life has improved greatly since getting it, because now he can use a computer simply by thinking about it. »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/1RreYWS Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, video, audio and in-depth coverage: http://bit.ly/1Z0m6iX Follow CBC News on TikTok: https://bit.ly/3TnHioe Follow CBC News on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1sA5P9H Find CBC News on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1WjG36m Follow CBC News on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1Z0iE7O Subscribe to CBC News on Snapchat: https://bit.ly/3leaWsr Download the CBC News app for iOS: http://apple.co/25mpsUz Download the CBC News app for Android: http://bit.ly/1XxuozZ »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» For more than 80 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and their world. Through regional and national programming on multiple platforms, including CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio, CBCNews.ca, mobile and on-demand, CBC News and its internationally recognized team of award-winning journalists deliver the breaking stories, the issues, the analyses and the personalities that matter to Canadians.

Published: 25th May 2024 01:28:19   By: CBC News

CBC Video: U of T protesters vow to stand ground after school issues trespass notices | Canada Tonight

U of T protesters vow to stand ground after school issues trespass notices | Canada Tonight
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The University of Toronto has issued trespass notices to a pro-Palestinian protest encampment on its campus, but a protest spokesperson says students won't leave until their demands on divestment are met because they have 'no other option than to demand better of their institution.' »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/1RreYWS Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, video, audio and in-depth coverage: http://bit.ly/1Z0m6iX Follow CBC News on TikTok: https://bit.ly/3TnHioe Follow CBC News on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1sA5P9H Find CBC News on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1WjG36m Follow CBC News on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1Z0iE7O Subscribe to CBC News on Snapchat: https://bit.ly/3leaWsr Download the CBC News app for iOS: http://apple.co/25mpsUz Download the CBC News app for Android: http://bit.ly/1XxuozZ »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» For more than 80 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and their world. Through regional and national programming on multiple platforms, including CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio, CBCNews.ca, mobile and on-demand, CBC News and its internationally recognized team of award-winning journalists deliver the breaking stories, the issues, the analyses and the personalities that matter to Canadians.

Published: 25th May 2024 01:12:39   By: CBC News

International Video: Israel Hamas war: the puppeteer bringing joy to Gaza’s children

Israel Hamas war: the puppeteer bringing joy to Gaza’s children
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A moment of joy for the children of Gaza as they gather to watch a puppet show by Mehdi Kareera. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) He used to make his puppets professionally and perform in a theatre, now he makes them with whatever he can find and performs in a displacement camp, as Yousef Hammash reports. ------- Get more news at our site - https://www.channel4.com/news/ Follow us: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Channel4News/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/Channel4News TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@c4news Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/channel4news/

Published: 18th May 2024 02:00:41   By: Channel 4 News

International Video: India’s ‘YouTube election’: Influencers enlisted to mobilise youth vote

India’s ‘YouTube election’: Influencers enlisted to mobilise youth vote
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It’s been dubbed the ‘YouTube election’ with parties enlisting the country’s army of influencers, often for money, to boost their chances of winning by mobilising the all-important youth vote. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) India has the world’s largest YouTube audience and the internet offers the opposition direct access to voters, now that most mainstream media supports the ruling BJP. But as we report from Madhya Pradesh, it also allows candidates and those who back them, to avoid meaningful scrutiny. ----------------------- Follow us: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Channel4News/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/Channel4News TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@c4news Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/channel4news/

Published: 17th May 2024 06:46:00   By: Channel 4 News

International Video: Divided America: why these Americans want to quit their state

Divided America: why these Americans want to quit their state
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America is gearing up for the 2024 election - a rematch between Biden and Trump. The gap between Democrats and Republicans might be wider than ever - and in one state some are ready to take extreme measures. [Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe] Huge parts of eastern Oregon vote Republican, and they're fed up with being run by liberals that outnumber them in the cities in the west. So they are campaigning to move the state line and join the heavily Republican state of Idaho next door. Twelve counties have already voted in favour of breaking away - with one more - Crook County - voting in May. Kiran Moodley went to find out why so many Oregonians are ready to quit their state. ------- Get more news at our site - https://www.channel4.com/news/ Follow us: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Channel4News/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/Channel4News TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@c4news Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/channel4news/

Published: 17th May 2024 06:43:09   By: Channel 4 News

International Video: Does Georgia want to be a tax haven for Russia's billionaires?

Does Georgia want to be a tax haven for Russia
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Critics say Moscow's destabilising influence has been laid bare this week in neighbouring Georgia, with the passing of the “foreign influence” bill by parliament. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) But why is the ruling party there so intent on pushing this law through? After all, hundreds of thousands are protesting against it and it could put the brakes on EU membership which most Georgians say they want. Other recent, less noticed legislative changes, may hold the key. ----------------------- Follow us: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Channel4News/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/Channel4News TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@c4news Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/channel4news/

Published: 17th May 2024 02:45:54   By: Channel 4 News

International Video: Slovakia PM shooting: Suspect charged with attempted murder

Slovakia PM shooting: Suspect charged with attempted murder
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Slovakia is yet another country in Putin's orbit, and, like Georgia, divided over whether to draw closer to Russia or the West. Today a man was charged with the attempted murder of Slovakian prime minister Robert Fico, who was shot repeatedly at close range yesterday. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe) The authorities say they believe the arrested man, who is 71, was a 'lone wolf' but that he has taken part in anti-government protests. The prime minister, whose condition stabilised overnight following surgery, is seen as anti-Western and pointedly refused to condemn Russia's invasion of Ukraine. ----------------------- Follow us: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Channel4News/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/Channel4News TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@c4news Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/channel4news/

Published: 16th May 2024 06:54:21   By: Channel 4 News

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