Defence minister welcomes warships home to B.C., highlights Pacific defence strategy

National Defence Minister Anita Anand, right, at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt on Dec. 5, 2022. (CTV News) National Defence Minister Anita Anand, right, at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt on Dec. 5, 2022. (CTV News)

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At least 200 dead as powerful 7.8 earthquake hits Turkiye, Syria

A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit southern Turkiye and northern Syria early Monday, toppling buildings and triggering a frantic search for survivors in the rubble in cities and towns across the area. At least 207 were killed and hundreds injured, and the toll was expected to rise.