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Iceland's president admits he went 'too far' with threat to ban pineapple pizza

Nearly two years after the president of Iceland drew Canada's ire with his disparaging comments about pineapple pizza, Gudni Johannesson says he regrets his off-the-cuff remarks.

'You know what? I got this,' says double-amputee who ran NYC Marathon

A runner who lost both of his feet to frostbite while mourning the death of his beloved cousin seven years ago has completed his first-ever marathon.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Nov. 14, 2018

Why Ireland is creating women-only professorships at its universities

Ireland is creating 45 senior academic positions over three years specifically for women in the country's universities and technology institutes.

Windmill operators in tiny Dutch village say they're overwhelmed by tourists

Wind mill operators in the Netherlands want a cap on tourists visiting their small, picturesque Dutch village.

How Stan Lee changed Spawn creator Todd McFarlane's life when he was 16

The word "giant" just isn't big enough to encapsulate what Stan Lee meant to the world of comics, says Canadian comic creator Todd McFarlane.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Nov. 13, 2018

Paradise, Calif., mayor says it's 'a miracle' people escaped the fire that gutted her town

Paradise, Calif., Mayor Jody Jones lost her home to the devastating wildfires ripping through the state — as did the vast majority of the town's residents.

'Newbie' bird watcher discovers extremely rare 3-species hybrid warbler

When bird watcher Lowell Burket first discovered what he believed to be a never-before-seen hybrid, he was afraid nobody would take him seriously.

As It Happens: The Monday Edition

Nov. 12, 2018

California woman wondered if she was going to die as she fled fire with baby

Ellen VandenBerg didn't know if she was going to make it out of Paradise, California with her five-month-old son on Thursday as she fled a wildfire.

Homeless Edmonton man discovers rare Disney art in 'ratty old plastic bag' is worth thousands

A homeless man, who goes by the name Adam, sold an old art print he found in a dumpster to an antiques store for $20. But when shop's owner Alex Archbold realized it was worth much more than that, he set out to find Adam, and give him his fair share.

Reporter condemns White House suspension of CNN's Jim Acosta

David Smith, the Guardian's bureau chief in Washington, D.C., witnessed Wednesday's exchange between CNN's Jim Acosta and U.S. President Donald Trump.

A millionaire plans to build a giant utopia in the Nevada desert — run on blockchain

Jeffrey Berns dreams of a community in the Nevada desert that doesn't rely on banks, big companies or governments to manage personal data — but rather the Bitcoin technology blockchain.

As It Happens Friday Edition

As It Happens Friday Edition

Why more than 400 buffaloes drowned in a Botswana river

When Simone Micheletti heard the sound of lions roaring in the distance on Tuesday night, he didn't think much of it.

Canadian journalist says Tony Clement crossed a line with 'aggressive' Instagram likes

When MP Tony Clement revealed he was extorted after sharing sexually explicit images and a video with an individual online, Kim Fox said her initial reaction was: "It was only a matter of time."

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Nov. 8, 2018

Why a Canadian-Swedish couple isn't allowed to give their baby an old family name

Canadian Joeseph Kendrick and his Swedish wife Ingrid Bergstrom Kendrick ran into trouble with the Swedish government when they named their son Ford.

After U.S. midterms, writer says 'Year of the Woman' has a long way to go

Tuesday's U.S. midterm elections saw historic wins by women, but The Atlantic writer Emma Green argues that the recycled "Year of the Woman" still has a long way to go.

Drone caused bears distress in viral video, researchers say

Several scientists say the video shows animals being harassed by a drone, but the person who filmed it is standing by his work.

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

Nov. 7, 2018

Mysterious interstellar comet may be an alien probe: Harvard scientists

Remember that cigar-shaped comet that passed by our planet last year? Two Harvard scientists believe it may, in fact, be a piece of broken technology from another world.

Delhi's smog at peak levels, with toxic cloud set to grow during Diwali

On the eve of Diwali, authorities in New Delhi are worried the fireworks and lanterns people burn for the festival will push the capital's already deadly air pollution levels higher.

Why these U.S. midterm voters are bucking demographic trends

An Evangelical Democrat voter and a black woman Republican explain their choices.