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Team Canada says it won't participate in Games in summer 2020

Opposition to holding the Games in July has risen sharply in the past 48 hours, with several major stakeholders such as US Track and Field and UK Athletics, along with several national Olympic committees, calling for a delay because of the pandemic.

More than 13,000 people have died globally since the coronavirus outbreak began.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry return to Canada after whirlwind few weeks

On Friday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were photographed touching down in Canada following a whirlwind few weeks, which included a speaking engagement at an exclusive JPMorgan event in Miami, as well as a reported visit Tuesday to Stanford University in California.

Leading the way, Meghan, 38, paired her dark pants and jacket with a striped button-up shirt while Harry, 35, kept it casual with a gray half-zip, jeans, and a baseball cap. The pair are said to have flown commercial, according to E! News, amid past criticism of using private jets.

New Zealand 63-0 Canada

Beauden Barrett, Jordie Barrett and Scott Barrett became the first siblings to play in the same All Blacks side in a World Cup and they all made their mark in a nine-try drubbing.

All three brothers touched down along with Sonny Bill Williams, Rieko Ioane, Shannon Frizell and Brad Weber (two) after New Zealand were awarded an early penalty try.

Canada rugby fans welcome All Blacks challenge

The last time the two teams met at the Rugby World Cup was in 2011 and Canada were on the wrong side of a thrashing from the hosts and eventual winners, with New Zealand winning 79-15 at Westpac Stadium, Wellington.

Canada captain Tyler Ardron is relishing the opportunity to measure themselves against the best tonight, despite many expecting the All Blacks to flog them, including their own fans.

"We're at the World Cup to play against the best there is. And we get that today."

RWC 2019: New Zealand v Canada

The All Blacks began their campaign with victory over South Africa, in the process taking a huge early step towards the knockout stages of the tournament.

Their next outing is against Canada; while it is expected to be a more straightforward affair, Hansen has still named a strong New Zealand side.

Included in the XV are brothers Beauden, Jordie and Scott Barrett, becoming just the second trio of siblings to start together in a World Cup match - after Tonga's Vunipola brothers in 2015.

Storm Dorian makes landfall in Canada

The powerful storm hit Halifax on Saturday with winds of 100mph (160km/h), toppling trees and cutting power to more than 450,000 homes.

Canada's Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said the military would be deployed to help recovery efforts.

It comes days after Dorian devastated the Bahamas. The death toll there is 43 but is expected to increase further.

The hurricane has since moved up the US eastern seaboard. The Canadian Hurricane Centre labelled it a "very intense post-tropical cyclone".

Tourist couple murder: Teenage boys named as suspects

A burnt-out camper van belonging to the lifelong friends - Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18 - was discovered on Friday along the highway in northern British Columbia.

Days before, two tourists were found shot to death 500km (310 miles) away.

Police say Mr McLeod and Mr Schmegelsky have since been spotted driving out of the province and are now suspects.

They were previously described by police as missing, with the implication that they may also be victims of the killer.

A third unidentified body was found near the young men's burnt out van.

American and Australian tourists killed in Canada

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) says American Chynna Deese, 24, and Australian Lucas Fowler, 23, were found dead last week.

Fowler's father is a senior member of the New South Wales Police Force and has come to Canada with two colleagues.

Stephen Fowler described the murder of his son and his son's girlfriend as "a love story that ended tragically".

"I may be an experienced police officer but today I am standing here as the father of a murder victim," he told media at an RCMP news conference.

Saudi teen granted asylum in Canada drinks wine, eats bacon in Snapchat images

Ms Mohammed, 18, was granted asylum after fleeing Saudi Arabia, where she feared being killed after being disowned by her family for not conforming to the country's strict rules.

The teen has shared photos on Snapchat celebrating her new life since being in Canada.

Earlier this week Ms Mohammed posted a photo of her breakfast to the social media platform with the caption "Omg bacon," which is controversial due to the Muslim religion's ban on consuming pork products.

Two photos posted more recently are of a glass of red wine and a lit cigarette.

Toronto Wolfpack invite NRL clubs to play in Canada

The Wolfpack, who won last year's League One competition in England and are leading the second-tier Championship league, have global ambitions and this week confirmed the signing of Darcy Lussick from Manly after he turned down approaches from rival NRL clubs.

Wolfpack director of rugby, Brian Noble, told NRL.com that Toronto was keen to host an NRL club and said there would be strong local interest for a match between the Ontario-based franchise and a team from Australia or New Zealand.