#GlobalNews #GlobalNational Global National: Oct. 2, 2022 | Ukraine leads successful counteroffensive as Russia loses ground

 Just 48 hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin stood in front of a crowd at the Kremlin formalizing the illegal annexation of regions in Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said the symbolic eastern town of Lyman has been cleared of Russian troops. Located in Donesk, Lyman is one of four regions that Putin proclaimed to be part of Russia on Friday. Russia’s loss of Lyman is a new blow to the Kremlin as it seeks to escalate the war But as Global’s Sean O’Shea reports, the Ukrainian people are still facing a Russian-declared threat of nuclear war.

U.S. President Joe Biden is visiting Puerto Rico and Florida this week to witness the massive destruction caused by recent hurricanes. In Florida, the death toll has risen to 47 in the wake of Hurricane Ian — one of the strongest storms to ever hit the country. As Jennifer Johnson reports, evacuation efforts continue for survivors cut off on Florida's barrier islands.

Over in Canada, Quebecers go to the polls on Monday. Politicians in that province have been out campaigning for 36 days. Tomorrow voters will have their say. As Mike Armstrong explains, the battle in this race appears to be over who finishes second.

It's no secret that finding a family doctor these days can be frustrating. But since the start of the pandemic, retaining one is also proving difficult for many Canadians, with a rising number of professionals leaving the practice. And as Caryn Lieberman explains, the worrying impact of this shortage isn't only on the patient — it's also on the system.

In Montreal, the start of the school year has become problematic for many students — before they even set foot in class. School buses are often getting cancelled last minute, due to a shortage of drivers. As Phil Carpenter reports, bus operators and educators fear there is no quick or easy answer to get the commute rolling smoothly again.

Speaking of speed, it's probably one of the most famous cars in spy-movie history. James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 can do just about anything, from firing gatling guns to being fitted with its own ejection seat. Now, one B.C. man has been on a mission to create a perfect replica of the vehicle — right down to the 007 agent's gadgets. Jay Durant has the latest.

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