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Guillotines, orgies and bombs: BBC releases massive sound effects collection

The BBC has uploaded more than audio 16,000 files to an online archive for anyone to access.

How researchers uncovered autism expert Hans Asperger's alleged ties to Nazis

A review of archival documents reveals that Hans Asperger collaborated with the Nazis to euthanize disabled children.

For sale: Entire contents of Heathrow Airport's Terminal 1

On Saturday, the retro-cool contents of Heathrow Airport's old Terminal 1 will be sold off in auction piece by piece.

'It saved his life': Teen with autism builds world's largest Lego Titanic replica

It took Brynjar Karl Birgisson 700 hours over a period of 11 months to complete his Lego replica of the ill-fated Titanic ocean liner.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, April 20, 2018

'Sea of tumbleweeds' buries California town, trapping residents in their homes

A city in California has been buried in tumbleweeds. One resident says some of his neighbours had to call 911 after the wall of weeds trapped them inside their homes.

'Like the sky at night': Artists choreograph 6-hour ballet starring 176 illuminated snails

In France, gros-gris snails are usually considered food. But one French couple prefers to think of them as art.

Train full of New Yorkers' poo finally departs Alabama town

The last train car full of New York City sewage that has stunk up a small Alabama community for more than two months has finally been emptied.

As It Happens: Thursday Full Episode

Thursday, April 19, 2018

AIDS worker remembers when Barbara Bush cradled baby Donovan in 1989

When Barbara Bush picked up a sick baby boy and quelled his tears, advocates say she also helped change the national conversation about HIV/AIDS.

Suspected bitcoin bandit escapes prison and makes getaway on Icelandic PM's flight

A suspected bitcoin thief breaks out of an Icelandic prison and then jumps on a flight to Sweden — on a plane carrying the country's prime minister.

Florida snake trackers unearth massive python sex den

An innovative method of using a male Burmese python to track pregnant females has led conservationist officers to the largest nest of the species ever discovered.
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As It Happens: Wednesday Full Episode

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Photographer credits 'pure instinct' for Pulitzer-winning picture of Charlottesville attack

Ryan Kelly was awarded for his image depicting the moment a driver struck several people protesting against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

'This plane is going down': Passenger describes moments leading up to emergency landing

Marty Martinez was on a Southwest Airlines jet on Tuesday when he heard a "loud boom," saw windows explode and watched a woman almost get sucked out of the plane.

Arizona nurse in 'total disbelief' after placing 2nd at the Boston Marathon

Sarah Sellers ranked 42nd going into Monday's race, but unexpectedly outpaced some of the world's top runners to finish second.

U.K. town council says produce seller Wayne Bellows is too loud, orders him to pipe down

Like his parents and grandfather before him, Wayne Bellows has carried on the family name — and legacy — by shouting at market to sell his fruits and vegetables. But the local council says he must stop due to complaints.

As It Happens: Tuesday Full Episode

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

One homeless man's 'chaotic' experience at the Wild Wild Country ranch

Charlie Myers was one of thousands of homeless people who briefly stayed at the Oregon commune depicted in the Netflix series. He spoke to As It Happens in 1984.

Why protesters in India are demanding justice for 8-year-old Asifa

Thousands of people in India have taken to the streets demanding justice for Asifa, an eight-year-old girl police say was abducted, gang raped and murdered.

Canuck the crow is pecking everyone off — except this mail carrier

Last year, delivery was suspended to three addresses because of the bird — but now he's found a friend at Canada Post.

Electric Avenue? Sweden builds a road that charges your vehicle while you drive

In a world first, a section of road outside of Stockholm has gone electric — re-charging vehicles as they drive on it.

As It Happens: Monday Full Episode

Monday, April 16, 2018

Syrian stranded at Malaysia airport says Canadians renewed his hope in humanity

Hassan al Kontar has been living in an airport in Malaysia for more than a month with little money, few possessions and nowhere to go.

Hungary's PM wants a 1-party nation state, opposition MP says

Hungarian independent MP Zsuzsanna Szeleny predicts Prime Minister Viktor Orban will use his supermajority re-election to continue his attacks on migrants.