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Dutch government ordered to repatriate children of ISIS militants

Despite a government that's firmly opposed, the Netherlands has been ordered by a Dutch court to repatriate 56 children living in difficult circumstances in Kurdish-run camps in Syria.

Unseen for decades, elusive 'mouse deer' spotted tiptoeing through Vietnamese forest

For the first time in nearly three decades, a conservation group has sighted a tiny two-tone mouse deer, called the silver-backed chevrotain, in Vietnam.

Writer who said it's 'time to say goodbye' to Don Cherry surprised he was actually fired

When Sunaya Sapurji wrote an article titled "It's Time To Say Goodbye To Don Cherry And His Xenophobic Ways," she never thought it would actually happen.

'We have everything,' says woman who narrowly escaped Calif. fire with her baby 1 year ago

When a wildfire burned Ellen Johnson's home to the ground last year, she felt like she had lost everything in the Camp Fire. But one year later, she says she can't believe how lucky she is.

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.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Nov. 11, 2019

Italian senator and Holocaust survivor 'will not give up' because of threats: colleague

Holocaust survivor and Italian senator-for-life, Liliana Segre, has been given a police escort after receiving anti-Semitic messages and threats.

Canada 'like a dream' for refugee who spent 6 years in Australia's Manus Island camp

Amir Sahragard is the first of two Manus Island refugees coming to Canada through a private sponsorship by the Australian-Canadian organization Ads-Up Canada.

30 years on, East German activist recalls the 'quite unexpected' fall of the Berlin Wall

When the Berlin Wall cracked open in November, 1989, Jens Reich was not there to see it. Which is striking, because the physician and molecular biologist was a leading activist in East Germany's civil rights movement.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Nov. 8, 2019

Harvard has 'moral obligation' to pay reparations for slavery, says Antigua PM

The prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda says Harvard isn't doing enough to acknowledge its ties to slavery. He is calling on the American university to pay reparations for building itself up on the "blood, sweat and tears" of his people.

The Mona Lisa — and its throngs of fans — should vacate the Louvre: NY Times art critic

The Mona Lisa has become more of a "holy icon" than a work of art, and it needs its own pavilion outside the museum, argues Jason Farago.

This rare, purebred alpine dingo pup is giving conservationists hope

Residents in Wandiligong, Australia, found what they thought was a stray dog or fox in their backyard garden in August. But a DNA test shows it's actually a rare alpine dingo.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Nov. 7, 2019

Brazilian 'forest guardian' who protected the Amazon from illegal loggers has been killed

An Indigenous land defender who protected the Amazon in Brazil has been killed by suspected illegal loggers. His death comes during a year marked by violence and devastation in the Amazon rainforest.

How this writer got an apology from David Letterman 10 years after she called him out

A decade after Nell Scovell wrote about the "hostile, sexually charged atmosphere" behind the scenes at Late Night with David Letterman, she finally got an apology from the comedy host.

'It's just devastating,' says relative of 9 Americans killed in Mexico

Ruth Wariner says the attack that killed nine of her relatives on Monday has sent shockwaves through the entire Mormon community, and raised new fears for a family that has lived in the country for more than a century.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

Nov. 6, 2019

Watch this California transit worker save a man from an oncoming train

John O'Connor says he was just doing his job when he rescued a man from an oncoming train at a California transit station.

Vancouver's koi-munching otter inspired this playwright to pen a Chinese rock opera

A new opera explores gentrification in Vancouver's Chinatown through the eyes of a man trying to solve a murder while being confronted by the very real news of a notorious otter that is killing the city's prized koi fish.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Nov. 5, 2019

Elizabeth May is no longer the Green leader, but she says she's 'not going anywhere'

Elizabeth May may not be the leader of the Green Party of Canada anymore, but that doesn't mean she's done with politics. 

Doctor faces 'helpless' situation as New Delhi's toxic smog peaks

New Delhi is currently blanketed with some of the worst smog the Indian city's ever seen. Dr. Sai Kiran Chaudhari studies people's lungs and says it's having an impact on residents' life expectancy.

From our archives: Canada's foreign minister on the Iran hostage crisis and the 'Canadian caper'

After militants stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took dozens of Americans hostage, Canada stepped in to help its neighbour — in a risky and covert operation to sneak some of the captives out of the country.

Iraqi authorities using deadly, military-grade tear gas grenades on protesters: Amnesty

Tens of thousands marched in Baghdad's Tahrir Square on Friday, demanding sweeping changes to the political system established after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, which they blame for widespread corruption, high unemployment and poor public services.