Daniel Lak

Daniel Lak

"Daniel Lak is the Canada correspondent for Al Jazeera English since January 2012. Previously, he worked for the BBC in South Asia from 1992 to 2004, based in Pakistan, India and Nepal. He was in Kabul for three weeks after the Taliban took the city in September, 1996.

In 2001, his reporting for BBC radio on the Gujarat earthquakes earned him a nomination for the One World broadcasting award for developmental journalism.

Returning to North America in 2005, he worked for the BBC, CBC and other media outlets covering Haiti, New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, military commissions at Guantanamo Bay, Mexican general elections, the Caribbean and a range of stories in Washington, DC. "

US & Canada

Archaeologists explore 19th-century shipwreck for the first time

Marine archaeologists will finally examine a 170-year-old shipwreck in one of the most remote places on Earth. The HMS Erebus, which sank in 1845 on a dangerous exploration, was found three years ago.

Archaeologists explore 19th-century shipwreck for the first time

US & Canada

Dead blue whale turns into museum exhibition

Two skeletons of the world's biggest animal - the blue whale - have gone on display in the Canadian city of Toronto. It took scientists three years to clean and reassemble their bones after they washed up on a beach in Newfoundland.

Dead blue whale turns into museum exhibition

US & Canada

Canadian scientists explain rare 'nocturnal sun' phenomenon

Canadian scientists have unravelled the mystery behind what the Romans called the "nocturnal sun".

Canadian scientists explain rare 'nocturnal sun' phenomenon

US & Canada

Canada's dairy industry a major sticking point in NAFTA talks

US President Donald Trump will have the chance to turn a key campaign promise into reality, with this week's first official talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Canada's dairy industry a major sticking point in NAFTA talks

Latin America

Canada struggles with asylum seeker influx from US

Canada is struggling to cope with a large increase in the number of asylum seekers crossing the open border with the United States.

Canada struggles with asylum seeker influx from US

US & Canada

Canada: Evidence links aluminum dust to brain damage among miners

Underground mining for gold can be a dangerous way to earn a living. Miners use explosives to dislodge minerals from rock, risking physical injuries and lung diseases from abrasive dust in mine shafts.

Canada: Evidence links aluminum dust to brain damage among miners

US & Canada

Documentary unearths Canada's historic Klondike gold rush

Canada's famous Klondike gold rush in the 1900s has been immortalised in a film that has been made by restored old film clips.

Documentary unearths Canada's historic Klondike gold rush

Canada

Canada hosts North American Indigenous Games

Canada is hosting this year’s North American Indigenous Games.

Canada hosts North American Indigenous Games

United States

Treaty banning nuclear weapons adopted at UN

Peace campaigners hailed a global treaty to ban nuclear weapons under international law as a landmark moment. But it's only symbolic - with none of the nuclear powers expected to sign the document when it's finally presented in September.

Treaty banning nuclear weapons adopted at UN

US & Canada

Canada 150: Indigenous people remember dark past

Canada marked its 150th birthday on Saturday, but few indigenous people were in the mood to celebrate. Activists used the occasion to highlight past injustices against the nation's first peoples.

Canada 150: Indigenous people remember dark past

US & Canada

US student released by North Korea is in coma

Otto Warmbier had been sentenced to 15 years of hard labour after he confessed to stealing a propaganda banner during a visit to North Korea in January last year.

US student released by North Korea is in coma

US & Canada

Vancouver PhD student gives used chopsticks new life as furniture

It's estimated more than 80 billion disposable bamboo chopsticks are thrown away around the world every year. That's more than ten for every person on the planet. And now a Canadian man has come up with a way to recycle them.

Vancouver PhD student gives used chopsticks new life as furniture