As It Happens

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018

Part One

Indonesia aid worker
In Indonesia, foreign aid workers were struggling help people affected by the earthquake and tsunami — and now they've been ordered to leave.  

Fake manspreading video
A viral video of a woman pouring bleach on "manspreaders" on a Russian subway didn't depict real feminist activism, or anything real at all: it was staged Kremlin propaganda. 

Sisters reunited
Two women from different parts of Ontario submit their DNA to a genealogy website — and discover they're related.  

Part Two

ICE wallet find
The caller claimed to be a good Samaritan who'd found Flavio Musmanno's missing wallet — but when he went to pick it up, he  was picked up by ICE agents, and scheduled for deportation. 

Memory font study
Typographers claim their new font Sans Forgetica could actually improve your memory. 

Part Three

Second Skripal suspect ID'd
A Russian news site says the second suspect in the poisoning of Sergei Skripal is actually an intelligence agent — and they've got a photo of him shaking hands with Vladimir Putin. 

Fake news tracker
The social-media giant says it's committed to fighting fake news. In Canada, that commitment involves one full-time fact-checker, Louis Baudoin-Laarman, working to fight a flood of fakery.