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These are the 5 headlines you should read this morning – CTV News

Oct. 23, 2023

Israel says it welcomes Canada’s conclusions about the Gaza hospital strike, clashes between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon intensify, and Canada’s employment minister speaks out on Alberta possibly leaving the Canada Pension Plan.

Here’s what you need to know to start your day:

1. Gaza hospital blast: Israel is “pleased” that Canada has joined the United States and France(opens in a new tab) in believing that an explosion at a Gaza City hospital last week was fired by an errant rocket from within the Gaza Strip, the Israeli ambassador in Ottawa said Sunday.

2. Israel and Hezbollah: Hezbollah announced the deaths of more militants as clashes along the Lebanon-Israel border intensified(opens in a new tab) and the Israeli prime minister warned Lebanon on Sunday not to let itself get dragged into a new war.

3. ‘One-way ticket’: Employment Minister Randy Boissonnault says while Alberta is legally allowed to withdraw from the Canada Pension Plan(opens in a new tab), doing so would be a “one way ticket,” with no chance of return.

4. South China Sea: The U.S. renewed a warning it would defend the Philippines in case of an armed attack under a 1951 treaty, after Chinese ships blocked and collided with two Filipino vessels.

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