As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018

Part One

Idlib doctor
Millions of Syrians fled to Idlib after their cities were bombed — and now, with Syrian and Russian forces planning a decisive attack there, they have nowhere left to run. 

Ocean cleanup
A Dutch organization sends a 600-meter-long floating tube into the ocean to collect floating plastic — but experts aren't buoyant about its effects on marine life. 

Red deer classic car auction
When an Alberta couple is forced to sell a classic car to support their recently orphaned grandchildren, the people of Red Deer come together — and spring into auction. 

Part Two

9/11 cold case
Retired detective Mike Prate has spent years trying to solve the case of a man who was murdered in New York City — on September 11th, 2001. 

International Criminal Court founder
Yesterday, the U.S. national security advisor launched a blistering attack on the International Criminal Court. David Scheffer, former ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues and one of the architects of the court, responds to John Bolton's diatribe. 

Part Three

Ethiopia/Eritrea border opens
Today, on the Ethiopian New Year, the country's border with Eritrea was open for the first time since 1998. Which meant emotional reunions for people who spent 20 years apart. 

Probiotic study
Researchers discover that probiotics might not help our digestive systems as much as those selling the trendy products would have us believe.