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Newfoundland man finds 'praying hands of Jesus' in rock

"The symbolism behind this, I think, is monumental," Barry Craig said. "I mean, I think it's huge."

Why this bright Indigenous boy who speaks 3 languages almost failed out of school in Australia

Dujuan's story is at the centre of a new documentary called In My Blood It Runs, which premiers Friday at the Hot Docs festival in Toronto.

'Hug your kids extra tight,' says father of boy killed in Sri Lanka bombings

"I want the world to know what has just been lost," says the father of Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa, a straight-A student who loved camping, board games and making home movies.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

April 25, 2019

How Jeopardy champ James Holzhauer is 'showing everyone how to play the game perfectly'

Future Jeopardy contestants will likely try to emulate current champ James Holzhauer's winning strategy, says superfan Andy Saunders — but they probably won't succeed. 

Saudi Arabia sends 'a message of fear' with mass execution, says dissident

On Tuesday, 37 people were beheaded in Saudi Arabia after being tried on vague charges of terrorism

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

April 24, 2019

Sri Lankan archbishop would have cancelled Easter services if he'd known the risks

"I would have cancelled even the holy week itself," says Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith.

Family of Chicago woman killed by superbug says hospitals should warn patients of outbreaks

Stephanie Spoor's family is demanding greater transparency from hospitals after the 64-year-old succumbed to infection while awaiting a lung transplant.

Cuts to Ontario library services devastating to under-served populations, says librarian

Large-print books for seniors could be on the chopping block thanks to Premier Doug Ford's new cuts, says Dayna DeBenedet of the Dryden Public Library.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

April 23, 2019

Ukraine election 'a wake-up' call to Canada on Russian meddling, warns former minister

Canada's former foreign minister says he's concerned about where Ukraine's newly-elected president — a popular TV actor with no political experience — will take the country, with Russia looking to exert its influence.

Sri Lanka's counter-terrorism strategy a 'recipe for disaster': Former UN investigator

A weak counter-terrorism strategy that relies on torture left Sri Lanka vulnerable to the devastating Easter attacks that killed at least 290 people and wounded about 500, says a former United Nations rapporteur.

Horizon author Barry Lopez describes 'emotional blow' of witnessing melting Canadian Arctic

Horizon is an examination of life on this planet, what it means to be human and what we can do to prevent our own extinction.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

April 22, 2019

'She had the biggest heart,' friend says of journalist shot in Northern Ireland riot

Lyra McKee is being remembered as a compassionate reporter, a gay icon, an unabashed nerd and a wonderful friend.

This trio of eagles — 1 female and 2 males — are raising a family together

"The current birds in the nest have all mated together at one point or another, so they're in an actual intimate relationship together and they all share parenting duties," says reporter who wrote about the birds for the National Audubon Society conservation group.

Why this Colorado sheriff refuses to enforce his state's new gun law

Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams says he'd rather go to jail than confiscate someone's legally owned firearm.

Why Detroit's Catholics can eat muskrat on Fridays during Lent

Exemption to the no-meat rule goes back to the days of tough winters and resourceful settlers.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

April 19, 2019

Saudi sisters in Georgia need to go where their family can't follow, says Canadian advocate

When Maha al-Subaie, 28, and Wafaa al-Subaie, 25, flew to the nation of Georgia this week, they turned to an online, global network of Saudi women who help amplify stories like theirs.
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Jeff Douglas named as new host of CBC Nova Scotia's Mainstreet

After nearly a decade hosting CBC's As It Happens, the Truro, N.S., native is moving back to his home province to host 'Mainstreet' for mainland Nova Scotia.

High Liner Foods confirms captain's makeover with 'trim and a fresh wardrobe'

They say a good makeover accentuates your natural beauty. That was apparently the goal behind Captain High Liner's new look, says the Canadian seafood company.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

April 18, 2019

The 'last treasure trove' of Kafka's works to be released from Swiss bank vaults

A stash of unpublished works by Franz Kafka may soon see the light of day following a decade-long court battle that can best be described as "Kafkaesque."