Tuesday’s Canadian international coverage split between threatened U.S. blizzard, Auschwitz survivors and Canadian forces fighting ISIS in Iraq.

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By Duncan Spence, for the International Reporting Bureau Humber College

Canadian international coverage split between a threatened U.S. blizzard, Auschwitz survivors and Canadian forces in Iraq.

The Globe and Mail kicked off its international coverage with a front page report from Geoffrey York in Abuja. The report titled “How Nigeria’s terror crisis is threatening election legitimacy” ran below the fold and threw to page 12. 

The National Post opened its international coverage with a story penned by Stewart Bell headlined “ISIS urges more attacks.”  The report ran above the fold with a file photo from The Canadian Press of Public Safety Minister Stephen Blaney.

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The Post ran another front page story alongside the Bell’s report headlined “Canadian forces engage in gunfights.” The report, by Dylan Robertson, threw to page A6 and ran with no photographs.

The Toronto Star opened its international coverage with a report from Ottawa bureau chief Bruce Campion-Smith that ran under the headline “Canada’s non-combat troops face more gunfire.” The story ran above the fold and was not accompanied by images.

The Star also featured a large photograph of Auschwitz survivors standing in front of a Getty Images photograph of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp. Accompanying the Photograph was a story by Star staff reporter Tim Alamenciak that ran under the headline “Their voices will echo across the generations.”

The CBC opened its online international coverage with live video updates on the blizzard that struck the east coast of the U.S. The coverage ran without a byline but credited Reuters for a file. 

Also taking a prime role in Tuesday’s CBC coverage was a story from Reuters headlined “Auschwitz survivors, world leaders mark 70th anniversary of camp’s liberation.” The report ran without a byline alongside an Associated Press photograph showing survivors at a ceremony outside the camp.

The broadcaster prominently featured a report from Susan Ormiston that detailed economic turmoil in Russia. The online report ran with photographs, taken by the correspondent, of a 36-year-old Russian mother, under the title “Ruble’s dramatic drop inflicts economic pain in Russia.”

CTV launched its international coverage with a report from the AP’s Meghan Barr on the major winter storm hitting the U.S. Atlantic coast. It featured text and video and ran with the headline “Millions hunker down as storm sees downgrade.” 

Also featuring into CTV world coverage was a story headlined “Montreal woman born in Auschwitz returns to site of death camp for liberation anniversary.” The story ran with a CTV staff byline and included a video report from CTV correspondent Ben O’Hara-Byrne in Oswiecim, Poland.