Evening Update: First Canadian evacuation flights take off from Sudan

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Good evening, let’s start with today’s top stories: Canadian military makes its first evacuation flights from Sudan The first Canadian evacuation flights from Sudan took off from Khartoum today, airlifting Canadians and citizens of other countries. An official told reporters in a briefing this morning that the Canadian military is transporting these evacuees to Djibouti. They will then go on by charter flights to Nairobi. The federal government, criticized for its slow response time, has cited the complications of landing during an escalating conflict. Ottawa is cautioning it will only evacuate Canadian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family from...