Around the World: Buffalo evacuations lead online world headlines

By Jake English, for the International Reporting Bureau at Humber College

The flood-watch in Buffalo led the online edition of several Canadian broadcast outlets but the story did not make the fronts of the country’s major newspapers.

CTV News, Global News and CBC all featured the expected flooding in Buffalo prominently across the world section of each online news site.

CTV News ran its coverage under the headline “Buffalo prepares for possible evacuations as temperature climbs.” CTV turned to Michael Hill of the Associated Press for its number one story on the online home page Monday morning. Hill’s report detailed Buffalo families evacuating their homes in anticipation of a flooding.

J-Source IRBGlobal News featured a different online AP story. The story took the headline “Evacuation plans readied as Buffalo flooding looms,” and ran without a byline. The story was placelined in Buffalo.

CBC featured the Buffalo flooding on its online world section under the headline “Buffalo, N.Y., braces for flooding, with 15 C and rain forecast.” A photo of Erie County inmates piling sandbags to prepare for the flooding accompanied the AP report.

The print editions of The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and National Post featured world coverage outside of Buffalo.

The Globe went with a report from South American correspondent Stephanie Nolen headlined “A civilian death rate worse than Iraq’s.” The article revealed that 53,646 civilian lives were lost in 2013 amid the violence in Brazil, compared with 8,868 in Iraq and 2,959 in Afghanistan. A photo of a policeman gazing down the sight of his rifle ran with the feature.

Under the headline “Father struggles after synagogue attack” the Post reported on the decision by doctors in Jerusalem to halt attempts to revive an Israeli-Canadian, wounded in a recent terror attack. Inside, the newspaper reprinted a report by Harriet Alexander of The Daily Telegraph under the headline “The ‘princess’ and the jihadist.” The article featured a photo of a high-profile jihadist defector Omar Yilmaz.

The Star led its world section with the headline “U.S. likely to extend nuclear talks with Iran.” Michael R. Gordon and David E. Sanger of The New York Times covered the diplomatic negotiations aimed at slowing Iran’s nuclear production.

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