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Chinese protests have human rights advocate feeling inspired, yet terrified

Human rights advocate Yaqiu Wang has mixed feelings about the protests unfolding across China. She spoke to As It Happens guest host Peter Armstrong.

This bird had been considered 'lost' for 140 years. Here's how scientists found it again

Scientists have captured video of a black-naped pheasant-pigeon on an island in Papua New Guinea. It was the first time the bird had been documented since 1882.

Behold figgy pudding Spam, the 'unholy' holiday canned pork blasted with citrus

Washington Post food writer Emily Heil describes figgy pudding Spam as "an unholy, eggnog-fueled tryst between a hot dog and a fruitcake."

As It Happens: The Monday Edition

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Ukrainian doctors were performing heart surgery on a child. Then the power went out

Doctors in Kyiv were performing open-heart surgery on a 14-year-old boy Wednesday when the lights suddenly flickered off.

Writer says he posted 'insulin is free' tweet to make a point about corporate greed

Sean Morrow says his tweet claiming insulin was free didn't fool anyone — and that’s kind of the point.

As It Happens: The Friday Edition

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As missiles rain down on Kyiv, a university prepares to double as a shelter

Tymofiy Mylovanov, president of the Kyiv School of Economics, tells As It Happens host Nil Köksal that he’s doing everything he can to make life at the university as normal as possible as Russians rain missiles down on the city. He also plans to open up a floor of the school as a shelter for those with no heat and water.

As It Happens: The Thursday Edition

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Aid worker calls on Indonesia to 'build back safer' after earthquake kills hundreds

Indonesia needs to build stronger infrastructure after a relatively modest earthquake brought a devastating amount of damage to the country on Monday, aid worker Ade Soekadis told As It Happens host Nil Köksal.

Judge says squatters can stay in Russian oligarch's Amsterdam mansion

A group of young people who took over a Russian oligarch’s vacant mansion in Amsterdam can stay put — at least for now.

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

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Iranian World Cup team's national anthem was snub too little, too late: activist

If Iran’s national soccer team really wanted to show solidarity with protesters, they wouldn’t be playing the World Cup at all, says activist Negin Shiraghaei.
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Colorado LGBTQ club where mass shooting happened 'felt like home,' says former DJ

For Greg Resha, Club Q was like home, and its patrons and staff like family. Now some of those family members have been lost forever after a gunman opened fire at the LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Saturday. He spoke to As It Happens host Nil Köksal.

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

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FIFA should be 'ashamed' for banning rainbow armbands: LGBTQ group

Rob Sanderson says FIFA should be "ashamed of themselves" for "bullying" the European football clubs whose captains were planning to wear rainbow armbands at the World Cup. He spoke to As It Happens host Nil Köksal.

As It Happens: The Monday Edition

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Writer wears Lizzo's dress to red carpet gala after an unusual request

It's not every day you get an outfit by way of a Grammy and Emmy Award-winning artist, but Aurielle Marie can check that off their bucket list.

In soup vs. art, climate change protesters lose, says activist

Hurling soup or some sort of damaging food at famous paintings has a become a popular trend among climate activists hoping for a brighter future, but Lucy Whelan says those demonstrations aren’t actually having the impact those activists would hope.

There are 8 billion people on Earth. But that isn't causing climate change, scientists say

With Earth's population hitting a projected eight billion, it's easy to draw the conclusion that climate change is the result of too many people consuming energy. But scientists are pushing back at what they say is a false and oversimplified narrative.

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