As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, September 15th 2015

Part One

Hungary border closed
Hungary's already-harsh measures to keep out refugees get even harsher: if anyone manages to cross the newly installed razor wire fence along the Serbian border, they'll face criminal charges. 

Prisoner on roof
For three days now, a convicted murderer has been standing, dancing, and shouting on top of a British prison -- apparently to protest conditions inside. 

Beer bet
A series of double-or-nothing bets left one CFL fan owing another nearly twenty-five thousand beers -- before last weekend's game cleared the tab. 

Part Two

Conservative blogger candidate
Robert Jago says he's not trying to put anyone out of a job, but the information posted on his political blog has spelled the end to the campaign hopes of several Conservative candidates.

Janis Ian vows
Twelve years ago, singer Janis Ian and her partner became the first same-sex couple to appear in the New York Times' "Vows" column -- with Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin in the wedding party as a best man.

Part Three 

Alberta candidate
It's a matter of course nowadays for a Facebook page -- but things have gone way off-course for Alberta NDP candidate Saba Mossagizi -- after a series of racist postings. 

Uber Canada
The war between taxi drivers and Uber continues -- this time, with 150 million-dollar lawsuit filed by cab companies in Edmonton. The General Manager of Uber Canada gives us his testimony. 

Irish tree skeleton
When powerful winds knock down a 200-year-old beech tree in Ireland, it's not just the roots that are exposed -- but the thousand-year-old bones entangled in them.