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'Murder of democracy': Kashmiri activist plans Supreme Court challenge against India

Kashmiri politician and activist Shehla Rashid is in the midst of preparing a Supreme Court challenge to the revocation of Article 370.

Foodora courier fed up with delivery company's efforts to put the brakes on unionization

Foodora workers' push to unionize in the gig economy is "really just the first battle in a much bigger war," says courier and union organizer Alex Kurth.

Belgian man makes video game about his 93-year-old grandmother's WW II memories

Bob De Schutter's new video game features a "tough-as-nails" lead character — his 92-year-old grandmother, Bie Verlinden.

Finding Dory didn't endanger blue tang fish, say researchers studying the 'Nemo effect'

A new study suggests that there is no such thing as the "Nemo effect."

Unlocking the mystery of the Dieppe raid

Historian David O'Keefe uncovered a clue that began to unravel the mystery behind the tragedy at Dieppe. Here is his 2013 interview with As it Happens host Carol Off.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Aug. 16, 2019

Mud, no bathrooms and bad trips: Grace Slick looks back on Woodstock

"If you're 18 and you don't care about sitting in the mud, it's fun," says Jefferson Airplane's frontwoman. "I was 29, so my idea of fun is not having to watch out for a white dress and no bathrooms and playing at six o'clock in the morning."

Trump official's comments on Statue of Liberty poem distort true meaning: historian

When Emma Lazarus wrote her famous poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty, she was talking about an America that is "welcoming and inclusive," says a leading historian on the poet.

SNC-Lavalin report vindicates Jody Wilson-Raybould, says political scientist

Political science professor David Moscrop says the ethics commissioner's report completely vindicates former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould — but it still doesn't give us any clear heroes and villains in the SNC-Lavalin affair.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Aug. 15, 2019

Hong Kong politician condemns protest violence as 'terrorism,' echoing Beijing

An adviser to Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam is backing the Chinese government's condemnation of "near-terrorist acts" at the city's airport on Tuesday. 

Ontario court issues peace bond against white nationalist leader over alleged threats

A lawyer from a Canadian anti-racism organization has secured a peace bond against a white nationalist leader who allegedly made threats against the group online.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Aug. 14, 2019

Toronto family on vacation in Hong Kong 'hunker down' as protests rock city

James Tse and his family have been in Hong Kong on vacation since Aug. 8, just one day before massive protests took over the airport.

Montreal actress faces barrage of hate after being falsely ID'd as woman in Andrew Scheer video

A Montreal actress faced a swarm of online abuse after she was falsely identified as the woman in a campaign video for Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Aug. 13, 2019

Jeffrey Epstein's accusers feel 'cheated' by his death in prison, says lawyer

Jeffrey Epstein's alleged victims have been denied justice once again, says lawyer Jack Scarola.

Bianca Andreescu delivers 'inspiring' win for young tennis players, says last Canadian to win at home

After 50 years, Bianca Andreescu has put Canada back on top of the Rogers Cup and inspired tennis players across the country — including the last Canadian to win the title on home soil.

'We are the chosen generation': Hong Kong airport protester says police brutality won't stop them

Protester Nicholas Chan says the thousands of people who effectively shut down the Hong Kong airport on Monday were motivated by what they saw as excessive force by police.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Aug. 12, 2019

Detained writer exposes Australia's notorious Manus Island camp from the inside

"I left Iran because I didn't want to live in prison," says Iranian-Kurdish journalist Behrouz Boochani. "I seek asylum to Australia, and they jailed me."

Diabetic U.S. man dies after being deported to Iraq — a country he'd never been to

Before he died, Jimmy Aldaoud pleaded for help in a video: "I don't understand the language. I'm sleeping in the street. I'm diabetic. I take insulin shots."

Powered by roadside naps and ice cream, German cyclist becomes 1st woman to win 4,000 km race

German cancer researcher Fiona Kolbinger is the first woman ever to win the Transcontinental, a race that takes cyclists across thousands of kilometres, over multiple European countries — all without directions.

'We all make mistakes,' says woman who got bit by an octopus she put on her face

Jamie Bisceglia was participating in a Tacoma, Wash., fishing derby over the weekend and wanted to help her friend get a good picture for the photo contest. 

'Chandeliers on the ceiling': This Alberta gas station could win Canada's Best Restroom contest

The Beaver Hill Shell station in Lac La Biche, Alberta, is not your typical gas station — serving up thin-crust pizza made from scratch, and other culinary delights. And then there's the bathroom — recently named a Top 5 finalist in the search to find Canada's Best Restroom.