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Senior Gaza doctor killed in Israeli airstrike remembered for his compassion and skill

The death of one of Gaza's top doctors is a devastating loss to the community, says one of his former colleagues and students.
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Israeli official says civilian deaths in Gaza are unintentional and tragic

Michael Freeman, a policy adviser to Israel's minister of foreign affairs, says his country is only targeting Palestinian militant groups with its airstrikes in Gaza, and called civilian casualties "an absolute tragedy."

Engineers are figuring out how to make the Golden Gate Bridge stop humming

Last year, the Golden Gate Bridge started to emit a mysterious hum. Now a team of engineers, including Ontario-based firm RWDI, are trying to silence it.

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

May 18, 2021

Treated like a queen: Some ants carry her to mate in other nests, new study says

German researchers have been studying why Cardiocondyla ants carry their queen to other nests. Their study suggests it's to avoid inbreeding.

Inventor of Post-it Note adhesive made something people didn't know they needed, says wife

Spencer Silver, the inventor of the adhesive used on one of 3M's best-known products, the Post-it Note, died May 8. He was 80.

New study finds natural forests are rebounding around the world, but can't outpace deforestation

New research on global forest restoration is promising - but comes with a big caveat.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

Monday, May 17, 2021

Ovarian cancer researchers disappointed after trial finds regular screenings fail to reduce deaths

A decades-long study on ovarian cancer has found that annual screening for the cancer did not ultimately reduce the number of deaths from the disease, says British researcher Usha Menon.

As It Happens: Friday Edition

Friday, May 14, 2021

How the theft of this pitcher's prosthetic arm left him inspired

After it was stolen from his car, Parker Hanson's arm turned up at an unlikely place: a recycling plant.
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Colombia protests are an act of 'desperation' from people struggling to survive: prof 

The deadly, weeks-long protests in Colombia were always about more than taxes, says a political science professor in the country.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, May 13, 2021
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Author fights to keep her queer memoir on a Texas high school reading list — dildo and all

A couple weeks ago, author Carmen Maria Machado watched a video of an angry mom wielding a pink strap-on dildo. The clip was from a school board meeting in Leander, Texas. And the woman was upset that Machado’s memoir, In The Dream House, was on an approved reading list for high school students.

California condors are very rare, but 10% of them are trashing this woman's house

There are only about 200 California condors in the wild — and one tenth of them are having a non-stop party at Cinda Mickols' house. 

As It Happens: Wednesday Edition

May 12, 2021

German priests are blessing same-sex unions in direct defiance of a Vatican order

Father Christian Olding says he won't back down from blessing same-sex unions, even if he faces reprimand from the Catholic church.

Australian bride delivers calf in her wedding gown during reception

When a cow went into labour during a wedding reception on an Australian farm, the bride didn’t think twice before springing into action in her silvery white gown

As It Happens: Tuesday Edition

May 11, 2021
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Afghanistan's Hazaras gripped by grief and fear after deadly attack on schoolgirls

The victims of a deadly bombing in Kabul on Saturday were mostly young, impoverished schoolgirls from the minority Hazara community, working to build a better future for themselves and their families, says a local human rights activist.

New Zealand man faces legal action for painting penises around potholes

Geoff Upson has been drawing very large, colourful penises around potholes in his home city of Auckland since 2018 to draw attention to a problem that he says authorities are not taking seriously.

As It Happens: Monday Edition

May 10, 2021

Jersey fisherman says regular folks are caught in the crossfire of post-Brexit fishing row

As France and the U.K. squabble about fishing rights, those doing the actual fishing are caught in the middle.

She survived the Syrian war, came to Canada, then taught herself English at Tim Hortons

For Reham Abazid, home is the place where you are safe and loved. For most of her life, that meant Daraa, a small city in southwestern Syria. Now, it means Saint John, N.B., the Canadian city that has welcomed and nurtured her family since they arrived in Canada as government-sponsored refugees five years ago. 

As It Happens: Friday Edition

March 7, 2021

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