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Gay refugee couple to be separated because Turkey doesn't recognize them as a family

Alireza and Kiran are trying to make their way to Canada, but they could be separated for years before that happens.

A woman was trapped under a car in B.C. — until these bystanders helped lift it off her

After Claire Surgenor became pinned under a vehicle, a group of onlookers and RCMP officers worked together to lift the car and save her life.

Canadian who sent secret messages during 1979 Iran hostage crisis dies

Roger Lucy rememebers Mary O'Flaherty's work doing communications during the secret 1980 operation to smuggle six U.S. citizens out of Iran.

Banksy exhibit protester hangs his own art across the street

While people shell out $35 a pop to check out a Banksy exhibit in Toronto, George Warner is displaying his own art from a chainlink fence across the street.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, June 15, 2018

Torontonian says he was followed by driver who yelled, 'Looks like another dead cyclist'

Colin Powell says he's filed a police report after a motorist tailed him down a narrow alleyway making threatening remarks.
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New book documents the rise and fall of Silicon Valley wunderkind Elizabeth Holmes

Elizabeth Holmes was heralded as the next Steve Jobs — and then she was revealed by the Wall Street Journal to have overseen one of the biggest corporate frauds since Enron.

Russian family released from Guatemala prison seeks asylum in Canada

A Russian family that's been released from Guatemala prison on charges they say were orchestrated by the Kremlin are asking the Canadian government for help.

Deadly monsoon rains kill young Rohingya boy at refugee camp in Bangladesh

Three Rohingya refugees, including a young boy, have been killed as rains batter camps in Bangladesh.

This new whisky is flavoured with beaver anal secretions

A new whisky being served up in New Hampshire is called Eau de Musc — and it's flavoured using the scent glands from a beaver's anal region.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Why Quebec doesn't want its residents getting high on their own supply

Quebec, Manitoba and Nunavut all want to forbid their citizens from growing recreational marijuana at home, even once cannabis is legalized federally.

After being shot by insurgents in Afghanistan, woman graduates university with honours

Breshna Musaza has a message to the women and girls inspired by her story: "Education is our natural right. This is what I believe."

Why some Brits are flashing their knickers in a colourful display of solidarity

When a woman in the U.K. got a letter asking her to stop hanging her laundry out to dry, her neighbours join a kind of boxer rebellion.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Trump-Kim summit was 'aspirational' with no new promises, says former CIA analyst

"If our goal truly is complete, verifiable, irreversible dismantlement of North Korea's nuclear program ... this statement does not get us near there," says Sue Mi Terry.

Red Cross worker fears 'dire consequences' as aid groups pull out of Yemen amid threats

The Red Cross has pulled its foreign staff out of war-torn Yemen. Humanitarian worker Mirella Hodeib says aid groups are being forced to leave after increased threats against staff.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

B.C. art teacher submits thesis in the form of a comic book

Meghan Parker has earned a master of arts degree from B.C.'s Simon Fraser University after successfully defending a 236-page graphic novel about art and teaching.

G7 proves Trump is 'the great unraveller-in-chief,' says diplomat

Donald Trump is bent on destroying the world order set up by Western powers after the Second World War, says former U.K. ambassador Christopher Meyer.

How Canadians could get caught up in the EU's proposed copyright law

Digital rights activists, including Cory Doctorow, are speaking out against the European Union's proposed new digital copyright law.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Monday, June 11, 2018

Writer who helped land Anthony Bourdain's first book remembers an 'inquisitive, loyal friend'

Writer Joel Rose remembers the literary work of his close friend, Anthony Bourdain.

Accused slave traders who made millions off migrants hit with UN sanctions

After a 2017 CNN investigation that looked into modern day slave auctions in Libya, six men accused of leading human trafficking networks have been put on an international sanctions list.

Sexist beer ads leave South Africans 'dumbfounded'

Thandi Guilherme couldn't believe her eyes when she saw Vale Bru's campaign, which had beers like the Easy Blonde and the Filthy Brunette.
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New book documents the rise and fall of Silicon Valley wunderkind Elizabeth Holmes

Elizabeth Holmes was heralded as the next Steve Jobs — and then she was revealed by the Wall Street Journal to have overseen one of the biggest corporate frauds since Enron.