Images of U.S. Border Patrol agents confronting Haitian migrants in Texas are 'heinous,' says congresswoman

Images of U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback grabbing asylum seekers near the U.S.-Mexico border are "heinous," according to U.S. Democratic Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman.

Neck-to-neck combat: Giraffes fight fair when they spar, researchers find

Jessica Granweiler was surprised by the intricate rules that male giraffes seem to follow when they are sparring with each other. For instance, giraffes are either "lefties" or "righties" when they bash necks, and they will respect their opponent's side preference.
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Standing by world's largest tree gives 'feeling of eternity' says woman trying to save it from fire

So far, the colossal giant sequoia known as the General Sherman hasn't been harmed by ongoing wildfires, thanks to the efforts of California firefighters who wrapped the tree's base in aluminum blankets and cleared vegetation from around it.

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

Full episode audio for Sept. 21, 2021: Election: Wayne Long, Election: Randy Hobock, Giraffe fight club, US/Mexico border force, World's whitest paint, Honduras prisoner released, First time voter and more

Fossil reveals giant new penguin species that lived 27 million years ago

When a group of kids in Hamilton, New Zealand, went on a fossil-hunting field trip 15 years ago, they didn't know how important their discovery would be. They found a fossil of a giant penguin's bones, which paleontologists have now determined is a new species.
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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."

As It Happens: The Monday Edition

Full episode audio for Sept. 20, 2021: World's largest tree fire, Pfizer kids research, BC lighthouse keepers vote, Russian election, Candy search contest, Encore: Shaena Lambert and more

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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

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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

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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

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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.