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No, staring at your phone won't give you 'horns,' says physical therapist

Staring at your phone probably won't give you "horns," says physical therapist Evan Johnson — but is affecting our posture.

Husband of jailed British-Iranian woman stages hunger strike outside embassy in U.K.

Richard Ratcliffe is on his 7th day of a hunger strike outside the Iranian embassy in London, England — in solidarity with his wife, who is on hunger strike in an Iranian prison.

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."

The Lost Words book gives new life to nature terms cut from Oxford Junior Dictionary

Fern, newt, and otter are just a few of the entries you'll find in a new children's book, The Lost Words. Author Robert Macfarlane and illustrator Jackie Morris have imbued a sense of magic in words associated with nature that were removed from the Oxford Junior Dictionary.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

June 21, 2019

Daughter of Uighur author says conditions at Chinese 're-education' camp killed her father

Nurmuhammad Tohti died less than two months after he was released from a Chinese detention camp.

Jagmeet Singh says it's 'ridiculous' to claim Canada can't afford head-to-toe health care

In an interview with As It Happens host Carol Off, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh rejects Liberal claims that his party's new platform isn't realistic.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

June 20, 2019

How this B.C. artist uses sliced up Air Jordans to connect with his Indigenous roots

Brian Jungen is known for transforming everyday objects extraordinary things, and the iconic basketball shoes are one of his favourite materials to work with.
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As It Happens host Carol Off interviews The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti

On her final day as host of The Current, Anna Maria Tremonti answer questions about her career at helm of the acclaimed weekday morning current affairs radio show — and discusses what comes next.

Police review of Thunder Bay Indigenous deaths 'a big step,' says writer Tanya Talaga

Thunder Bay will review the deaths of nine Indigenous people in the city after a report by Ontario's police watchdog found that racist attitudes by police contributed to inadequate investigations.

Quebec's religious symbols law 'impossible to enforce,' says English school board head

Russell Copeman, the head of the Quebec English School Board Association, says he doesn't think there will be a great deal of co-operation within his schools to enforce the province's religious symbols ban. 

This island in Norway wants to become the world's 1st 'time-free' zone

Kjell Hveding wants to stop time — at least on the small Norwegian island he calls home.

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

June 19, 2019

Why this senator pushed stiffer penalties for violent crimes against Indigenous women

Independent Sen. Lillian Dyck has been pushing for harsher sentences for those who attack Indigenous women — and now the government has agreed to accept those changes in the Criminal Code.

Phoenix man says he built the world's largest coin pyramid out of pennies

Pyramids are testament to heights of human achievement — from the great pyramids at Giza that entombed ancient Egypt's royalty, to the pyramid of a million pennies in Cory Nielsen's garage.

A fish egg hatched after getting eaten and pooped out by a swan

They say the journey is more important than the destination. And if you're a killifish egg, that journey may include being eaten by a swan and travelling through its guts.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

June 18, 2019

Indian magician who drowned during river escape 'sacrificed his life' for magic: colleague

The body of an Indian magician  Chanchal Lahiri, who was attempting a Houdini-styled stunt in the Ganges River, has been found, according to Indian media.

U.K. police under fire for plan to give blunt knives to domestic abuse survivors

The Nottinghamshire Police is working with victims of domestic abuse or those at risk to replace the sharp knives in their kitchens with blunt-tipped ones in hopes of reducing violent attacks.

'I live with fear,' says Montreal borough mayor whose harasser was acquitted of criminal charges

A judge ruled that although Sue Montgomery was harassed, it didn't meet the criteria for criminality because the Crown could not prove she feared for her safety.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

June 17, 2019

Raptors fan says he might be 'changed as a person' after watching Game 6 up close in Oakland

Toronto actor Ennis Esmer flew to California from Vancouver, where he's shooting a TV show, to watch the game live from the Oracle Arena.

Mysterious, deadly illness plaguing one of Malaysia's last Indigenous nomadic tribes

One of Malaysia's last Indigenous, nomadic communities has been hit with a wave of illness and deaths that nobody has been able to explain — but a doctor who recently visited the tribe says neglect and overdevelopment are to blame.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

June 14, 2019