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Venezuela 'highly volatile' as opposition leader declares himself president: ex-ambassador

Tensions in Venezuela are high as thousands of protestors took to the streets and opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president in an attempt to push aside President Nicolas Maduro.

This Florida woman's artwork inspired paintings within paintings within paintings

A photo of Cindi Decker holding up her painting of an egret has become the centrepiece of a viral Reddit art sensation.

New kids' TV series features 'As It Flappens' radio show with plucky chicken host

A chirp off the old flock. A radio show called As it Flappens — hosted by an intrepid reporter chicken named Chickelyna — will soon be taking to air as part of a children's TV series.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Jan. 23, 2019

Reverend Jen, artist evicted from her N.Y. tenement, keeps her troll museum alive

For the first time in two years, Jen Miller got to show off her famous troll doll collection this weekend.

Details of overspending in B.C. Legislature 'extremely concerning,' says Opposition House leader

Extravagant trips. Thousand-dollar suits with cufflinks to match. And a wood-splitter. B.C. Liberal House leader Mary Polak discusses the "flagrant overspending" that B.C. House Speaker Darryl Plecas accuses two top B.C. Legislature officials of.

Kingston, Ont. residents baffled by mysterious sound buzzing overhead

Over the past few weeks, residents in Kingston, Ont., have heard what they believe to be a small plane buzzing overhead, mostly in the night. And so far, no one has figured out who is flying it — or why.

'Bronze Age' stone monument actually built in the '90s by Scottish farmer

An archaelogist was thrilled to discover a prehistoric stone circle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland — only to find out after announcing it to the press that the stones were put there in the '90s.

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

Hypothermia death outside Montreal seniors' home sparks calls for better security

An advocate for patients' rights is sounding the alarm about safety at Quebec seniors' homes after Hélène Rowley Hotte, 93, was found dead of hypothermia in Montreal on Sunday.

Ordinary people beaten, detained during deadly Zimbabwe crackdown, says reporter

Christina Lamb of the Sunday Times says she's seen people with dog bites, bruises and and whip lashes.

Scottish poet tells the story of a Canadian vet in post-WW II America — in verse

Robin Robertson's The Long Take: A Noir Narrative chronicles the post-war journey of a traumatized soldier from Cape Breton, losing himself in the big cities of America, in the form of an elegy.

If Trump told Cohen to lie, that's 'as serious as it could get' for the president: prosecutor

Reports that Donald Trump instructed his lawyer to lie about his bid for a big Russian tower have one former federal prosecutor warning that it could bring the U.S. president to a new legal low.

Blood, puke and spit: Why skating rink ice piles could be a biohazard

You may be tempted to let your kids play in it or steal a few buckets for your cooler — but some really nasty stuff is "lurking" in those snow piles outside skating rinks.

As It Happens: The Monday Edition

Jan. 21, 2019

How Alan R. Pearlman revolutionized the music industry with his ARP synthesizers

Alan R. Pearlman's inventions changed the course of music history, says his longtime colleague David Friend. The ARP Instruments co-founder died on Jan. 5 at the age of 93.

British academic jailed 7 months in U.A.E. fights to clear his name

Matthew Hedges says Emirati officials coerced a confession out of him by holding him in solitary confinement and threatening him with torture.

Why Norwegians love this lesser-known painting more than Munch's The Scream

Winter Night in the Mountains by Harald Sohlberg beat out the better-known The Scream by Edvard Munch in a vote by Norwegians for the country's favourite painting.

'David vs. Goliath': Irish burger chain beats McDonald's in Big Mac trademark case

McDonald's brought the suit against Supermac's back in 2015, claiming the restaurant's name and menu items — such as the Mighty Mac burger — infringed on the Big Mac trademark.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Jan. 18, 2019

She was told 'upskirting' was not a crime in England and Wales — so she made it one

Britain's Parliament has approved a law that will make it illegal to take so-called "upskirting" photos — thanks largely to the efforts of 26-year-old Gina Martin.

U.S. shutdown has this IRS worker selling blood and visiting a food bank

Like hundreds of thousands of other U.S. federal government workers, Krystle Kirkpatrick has been struggling to make ends meet.

Giant spinning ice disc in Maine a 'beautiful, spectacular thing,' says physicist

A giant, spinning disc of ice in Maine has drawn the interest of tourists, scientists and ducks alike.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Jan. 17, 2018

Romeo, the world's 'loneliest frog,' may finally meet his match

Romeo, who was long believed to be the last-known Sehuencas water frog, may have finally found his Juliet — and the fate of an entire species rests, at least in part, on their little green shoulders.