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Afghanistan's health-care system is 'close to collapse' says acting health minister

The Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan a month ago has plunged the country's health-care system into a crisis. Dr. Wahid Majrooh, Afghanistan's acting health care minister, says the system is "close to collapse."
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Forget your phone, put your vaccine passport on a shirt like this man

When the B.C. government called on residents to prove they’re vaccinated in order to participate in various social activities, James Immler was inspired. He decided to print his vaccine certificate on a T-shirt.
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Chevy Bolt owner says battery-fire warning means there's nowhere in neighbourhood to safely park

Neil Wintle decided to buy a Chevy Bolt to reduce his carbon footprint but now he feels misled, because the car is at risk of catching on fire. "It has turned out to be none of the things I thought I was getting when I bought it," he said.

As It Happens: The Friday Edition

Full episode audio for Sept. 17, 2021: Texas Haiti camp, Annamie Paul, Long-legged penguins, Afghanistan healthcare, Vaccine passport t-shirt, Encore: Jordan Abel and more

Butterflies containing not one, but two parasitic wasps, surviving after release on Finnish island

Evolutionary biologist Anne Duplouy is surprised to see butterflies, containing wasps, continue to survive after an experiment moved them to a tiny Baltic Sea island. She has been tracking the orange and brown Glanville fritillary and its two stowaways, parasitic wasps, that emerge from the butterfly like Russian dolls.

Former soccer captain helps Afghanistan's junior women's team escape to Pakistan

Former national soccer team captain Khalida Popal said that she told members of Afghanistan's national junior women's soccer team that if they wanted to stay alive they'd have to flee the country.

As It Happens: The Thursday Edition

Full episode audio for Sept. 16, 2021: Alberta COVID reversal, GM electric car recall, Finland butterfly wasp study, Facebook Instagram toxic, Shoal Lake Manitoba water, Haiti prosecutor fined, Election: Indigenous women's vote and more

September 16, 2021 Episode Transcript

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Labour politician says climate crisis swung Norway's election results to the left

A record-breaking hot summer, among other factors, made climate change the top issue for Norwegian voters in the country's general election and they responded by ousting the incumbent Conservative Party in favour of several centre-left parties.

Jordan Abel's book about intergenerational trauma will be there when you need it

Jordan Abel wants you to know that you don't have to read his new book Nishga if you're not ready. The subject matter — residential schools, dispossession and intergenerational trauma — might be too much to handle. But he hopes that people will find it when they need it.

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

Full episode audio for Sept. 15, 2021: Saskatchewan COVID, Afghan soccer team update, Paleo coffin found, Faroe Islands dolphin kill, Yom Kippur new song, Election: Liberal analyst, Hardest working dog and more

September 15, 2021 Episode Transcript


Christo's nephew fulfils the late artist's dream to wrap the Arc de Triomphe

Christo and Jeanne-Claude dreamed of wrapping the Arc de Triomphe early in their careers. But it took 60 years before the fabric would be draped on the national monument in a posthumous installation.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Canada/Brit Covax vaccines, Christo wrap, Italian hobbit, Norway election, Residential schools portraits, Election Conservative analyst, NZ endangered bird study and more. Sept. 14, 2021

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Doctor holds counter-protest against anti-vaccine protest outside his Toronto hospital

Emergency department physician Raghu Venugopal stood by himself, in his scrubs, outside Toronto General Hospital Monday holding up a sign that said "Protect Hospitals" in an effort to counter dozens of protesters who are opposed to COVID-19 public health measures. 

107-year-old social media sensation remembered for attending virtual mass in every Irish county

Nancy Stewart was among the oldest people still living in Ireland, and the oldest woman still living in her own home. She died on Friday at 107.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Hospital anti-vax protest, NS stolen yacht, Ireland oldest dies, Denmark lifts Covid restrictions, Woolly mammoth project, Election: climate change, Minnesota butter sculptures and more

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He tried to warn the world about al-Qaeda. Then he was assassinated 2 days before 9/11

It’s been two decades since al-Qaeda militants hijacked four commercial planes and carried out their world-changing attacks against the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001. But two days earlier, the same group carried out another shocking act of violence in Afghanistan. 

These kids' books depicting 'joyful, queer stories' are being censored in Hungary and Russia

Spanish-American writer and translator Lawrence Schimel says pushback to his colourful board books has only made him more determined to get them into the hands of the "rainbow families" that need them most.
As It Happens

He pushed through chronic pain and planked for over 9 hours to set a world record

Daniel Scali grew up with chronic pain in his left arm that kept him away from a lot of physically demanding activities. But now he's set the world record for planking.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Sept. 10, 2021

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Colorado nurse crafts stunning chandelier out of empty COVID-19 vaccine vials 

Laura Weiss wanted to shine a little light into the darkness of this pandemic.